Wednesday, June 29, 2011

#040 - Two Magnificent Bastards Kick Furby Asses

Now that we're 40 we know for a fact that we aren't, and never will be normal. Tweet at us through Twitter. Or email us through Facebook runs the world. Fanoff hosts our show, and has a forum we use! Tumblr is our pretty place. Comic Booked posts our shows, so go show them some support. Download us on iTunes! Listen. Love.

Episode 40:
• Intro - Creepy sub-singing and awkward dancing; those Furby assholes; psychotic brothers; and gross names that we regret.
• Topic Thunder -More "Powers" TV casting news; Warner Brothers plans another Green Lantern movie apparently; new Captain America trailers are neat; and Grant Morrison saves the day!
• Interview - We interview rising star Kyle Morton, the artist of the graphic novel, "Husk: The Hollow Planet" written by Scott Thompson of "Kids In the Hall" fame! Check Kyle's work out, and keep your eyes open for him in the future!

• You Should Read This - "His Face All Red" by Emily Carroll, and "Ultimate Spider-Man: Volume 6: Venom" by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley.
• The Listen Bitches -You are taken on a musical journey this week, with three songs by two people! Austin picks "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second" by Starfucker (ugh), and David picks "The Next Time Around" and "Keep Me In Mind" from one of our favorite albums of all time, "Little Joy," by the band Little Joy.

David Hopkins and Austin Wilson promise they don't just think about hurting things all the time. They are quite loving, as well. This show runs 1:58:59 and has plenty of names you can call people, ready and waiting to be memorized. Download us on iTunes, and follow our madness!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We Love Team-ups!

How do you know we love team-ups? Because we teamed-up with another podcast and did some special guest-hosting, and it is live and ready to be listened to. We talked with Andy Liegl and Daniel Fabrizio of the Comics Dispatch about a lot of things. The podcast is hosted over on Comic, and is waiting for you to go there and have fun. What all did we talk about? How about people who were born on motorcycles; your easily obtainable superhero name; and mutually agreed upon dislike/hatred! It's fantastic and fun and filled with cussing. Go listen here, and then check out other Comics Dispatch episodes, and the rest of Comic Attack! They're our friends, so they're your friends too. Let's all be friends. Yes!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

We Get Interviewed!!

The most super-cute of pimps, Andy Kirby, interviewed the Hideous Energy boys over at the totally awesome Comic Booked podcast a week or so ago, and the interview is now live! Check it out to get a behind the scenes look at how ambitious we are (we aren't), how responsible we are (we're not), and hear a story about how Austin and David kissed one time ( actually true).

Check it out here!

And definitely check out the Comic Booked podcast network and specifically Andy's awesome podcast Marvel 616 Politics!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

GeekWeek's Last Show

As we mentioned on the show a couple of times, we had the privilege to be asked to guest-host the last episode of the totally awesome GeekWeek podcast a week or so back. Those guys are awesome, and continue to do awesome things. Definitely take a listen to the older episodes and also check out The Comics Dispatch - another awesome podcast co-hosted by the guy we co-hosted with (it's really meta) named Andy Liegl.

You can listen to the show here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#039 - Let the Sadness Wash Over You

Approaching 40, we do what everyone does; pretend we're normal. Listen and see if we're right.We love getting Tweets, and the only way to send them is on Twitter. Join the elite ranks of awesome people who've emailed us by emailing Facebook is essential to yours, and our, existence. Please become our fan! Fanoff is gracious enough to love us every week, so show them some love too. Tumblr is a great place to build up your mental art gallery. Comic Booked has got our backs. Yeah! Download us on iTunes, and spread the word. Oh yeah.

Episode 39:
• Intro - The opening of the show is where we're the most normal. After that, it's a coin toss.
• Topic Thunder - David Goyer has been tapped to adapt "100 Bullets" for the Showtime channel; Lucy Punch was cast as Deena Pilgrim, and Jason Patric was cast as Christian Walker in the "Powers" TV adaptation; and Green Lantern is a movie.
• Unnamed Fan Segment - We speak with listener and all around awesome guy Andi Preller, one of our listeners from Germany! He talks about "Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness" by Reinhard Kleist.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Ultimate Spider-Man #160, by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley.
• The Listen Bitches - On this week's show David picks "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver, off of the album "For Emma, Forever Ago;" Austin picks "Playground Love" by Air, from the Virgin Suicides soundtrack.

David Hopkins and Austin Wilson can argue about anything, even whether sadness is essential for happiness. This show runs 1:47:05 and might be a little down, but it's got moments of sunshine! Download it and other episodes on iTunes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

#038 - Seriously Insane and Insanely Serious

We dive into some topics and have deep discussions about them. We also talk about transforming into things, like Kafka, but ya' know...Hideous Energy. Talk directly to us, wherever we are via Twitter. Pretend you're mailing us a letter using the Pony Express through Facebook is like talking to us through a bunch of other people; it's a game of Telephone! Fanoff hosts our show, and other shows, and they are all there to be listened to. Tumblr is pretty. Comic Booked is a place for sounds to be enjoyed. What you should really do is download us on iTunes. Then talk about us.

Episode 38:
• Intro - Kafka could've used some pointers from David; Schmreen talks to us about Purgatory; and search engines?
• Topic Thunder - Paolo Rivera made amazing art happen, and it makes us want to punch Hitler; a "Beasts of Burden" movie; and DC's female creators are missing! Help us find them! Let us know your opinions about the DC relaunch and the role female creators will play. It is a very interesting topic that needs to be looked at closer.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Invincible #80, by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley.

David Hopkins and Austin Wilson use their thinking muscles, and then quickly run away from that weird feeling. Caleb Schmreen joins in the fun. This show runs 1:22:44 and teeters on the precipice between contemplative and crazy. If you like what you hear then hop over to iTunes. We're there. Visit us.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

#037 - Dr. Catholic and Tuxedo Carl Argue and Discuss

DC is living it up, making sure they are the top news item on every comic reader's list. We are some of those comic readers. Tell us about comic continuity we've either rewritten or bastardized on Twitter. If 140 characters aren't enough, there's always Facebook is some kind of social network monster; help us fight it. Fanoff is a great place, so hop over there and check it out. Tumblr shows you what we're looking at. Comic Booked knows you're there; they know. Downloading us on iTunes is like giving us a gift. We love gifts.

Episode 37:
• Intro - Is Purgatory a punishment, or just kind of a benign waiting room? Yeah.
• Topic Thunder - DC made even more announcements, this time about more number ones and their creative teams. We talk about them for a long time; Jeff Lemire joins the ranks of comic creators who have movies; and the X-Men are kind of good.
• Top 5 - DC Number Ones They Haven't Announced Yet

David Hopkins and Austin Wilson might end up in purgatory, but if so, they'll be together. They can argue about things there. This show runs 1:40:19 and has it all; religion, arguments about incorrect continuity, and then more arguments about Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Please download us on iTunes, and tell someone you know about us. We love doing this!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

More Thoughts On DC

Whatever your opinion of the whole DC re-launch/digital news is, you have to admit, they're making sure people are taking note. Whether or not the new readers are already lining up, I'm not sure. That's one thing I'm interested in knowing that I probably won't: what new advertising methods/venues are DC utilizing to hook these new readers? Publishing books with updated or redesigned characters only goes so far; the readers have to know what/where/who, and all those other Ws the journalism teachers make you chant at them like Druids. Without the details, this would remain a mystery. Already DC has taken care of a small portion of the mystery, releasing the creative teams behind ten of the 52 books that will see relaunch in September. They're not all noteworthy, but some of them did catch my eye.


The new Wonder Woman title will feature writing by Brian Azzarello, and art by Cliff Chiang. The art would be enough to hook me alone (and David), but adding Azzarello into the mix is just enough of a sweetener to make me more curious about the character than I have been in a long time. I've read some fantastic work by Azzarello - and some I've not cared for - and I've pretty much always loved what Chiang has drawn, so right away, DC is making a good choice with this one.

The book I'm most interested in is The Fury of Firestorm. The description on the DC blog reads as follows, "Welcome to a major new vision of the Nuclear Man as writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone team up with artist Yildiray Cinar to deliver THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1. Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are two high school students, worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. The cover to issue #1 is by Ethan Van Sciver." I'm interested because so far this is one of the descriptions released that shows how much re-imagining they could possibly be doing with these characters. As of now the rest of the titles seem to be basically along the lines of what readers and fans already know, although to be fair, not a lot of information has been released, so really who the hell knows?

One thing David and I could've discussed further - maybe - on episode #036 is the anger that fans could possess at their characters being changed (or destroyed, depending on how angry they already are). It's a very valid point, and one I'm somewhat surprised isn't more alive in myself. The possibility that the stories I've read about these characters could be classified as void or irrelevant puts the New Vs. Old Readers situation into a whole new perspective. What isn't happening inside my head, though, is the debate about whether I will be reading DC still or not. As more information comes forth, and I start to see a clearer picture of what these books will entail and contain, I'll start making decisions about whether I need to bother with them. Maybe I've changed. I'm not AS worried that they'll be taking away years and years of history and continuity; I'm worried that I won't be entertained. That's my biggest concern.


#036 - The DC Re-Explosion Show

There was an announcement made by DC comics that spread through the world not unlike the fire those aliens from Independence Day (ID4) unleashed on us. We talk about that. Give us your opinion on Twitter. Type pages and pages of words to us through Facebook needs you there. Fanoff is a community for you to have fun in. Tumblr has eye food. Comic Booked has a party goin' on! If you really love us, download us from iTunes. That will show us. Yeah.

Episode 36:
• Intro - Boom.
• Topic Thunder -We discuss the announcement that DC will be rebooting their publishing roster, publishing 52 #1 issues in September, along with releasing the digital copies of new books on the same day and date as the hard copies. Also, there is a giant helping of fan/listener opinion there to balance out an entire show of David and I talking about a single thing.
• The Listen Bitches - Rock. Roll. Dance. Live.

David Hopkins and Austin Wilson don't know what to do with themselves sometimes. When that happens they just curl up and shake. This show runs 1:45:14. Go to iTunes and download the show. And if you're a comic illustrator looking for collaboration, let us know! Our contact info is up there, and pretty much everywhere!