Join Brian every other Tuesday as he talks comic books from a reader’s perspective, both his new experiences with the medium and reflections on over thirty years of enjoying the finest in sequential art. In 1989, when I was at the height of my teenaged X-Men fandom, I discovered a slightly different flavor of X-book. [...]
Archive for July, 2012
Tags: Alan Davis, Alan Moore, Captain Britain, Chris Claremont, Dave Thorpe, Jamie Delano, Marvel UK, Meggan, Opal Luna Saturnyne
Tags: Harlem, Matt Garrison, Soul Food, Sylvia Woods, Sylvia's, the Queen of Soul Food
On a brisk day this past January, a friend to the Podwits, saxophonist Matt Garrison, and I ventured to a spot I’d been meaning to go to for years now: the famous landmark restaurant in Harlem, Sylvia’s. The woman behind the legendary eatery—Sylvia Woods, “the Queen of Soul Food”—passed away last week, and I thought [...]
Tags: Demand It, Doctor Who, Geoff Ryman, Mundane SF, Phantom Zone, Prometheus, Tau Zero Foundation, Terry Goodkind, The Daemons, Tom Waits
The Podwits reconvene and have a heart-to-heart-to-heart, and much backstory is learned before they discuss the merits of the “mundane science fiction” movement (or lack thereof), the recent actions of fantasy novelist Terry Goodkind, and whether Doctor Who did Prometheus before Prometheus did. Surprising revelations abound in this Podwits Podcast!
Tags: 2023, Bas Lansdorp, Mars, Mars One
OK, the title may be a tad dramatic, but I thought it was completely appropriate to quote the iconic Schwarzenegger line from 1990′s Total Recall when writing this story. Bas Lansdorp, a thirty-five year old Dutch entrepreneur, has formed a company called Mars One which is sketching out plans to send a crew of ten on a one way mission—yes, [...]
Tags: Desert of Souls, Harold Lamb, Harun al-Rashid, Howard Andrew Jones, Pulp Adventure
Welcome to the debut of this new bi-weekly column, in which I get to wax recommendatious about great escapist literature every other Thursday. Because y’know, sometimes you don’t need a searing indictment of gender relations in a war-torn third-world country. Sometimes you just want to let an author take you somewhere neat in your mind, [...]
Tags: Cheeseburger Pizza, Garlic Bread Pizza, Pizza Hut
I don’t know what the deal is with the good folks over at Pizza Hut nowadays, but I feel like they’ve let college students into their test kitchens. It’s the only way to explain the recent rash of recipes to hit their stores.
Tags: Alien Vs. Hunter, Asylum Pictures, Batman, Elementary, Lucy Liu, Man of Steel, Red Dwarf, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, Superman, The Day the Earth Stopped, The Justice League, The Transmorphers
With Brian on temporary assignment, this installment finds Dion and J dissecting Asylum Pictures, the new CBS series based on Sherlock Holmes called Elementary, and the shocking news of a slated Justice League film, without any set prequels to ignite the franchise. Do the guys think it is a good idea to have the proverbial cart before [...]
Tags: Avengers, Eternals, Fantastic Four, Fourth World, Jack Kirby, New Wave SF, Roy Thomas, Thor
Join Brian every other Tuesday as he talks comic books from a reader’s perspective, both his new experiences with the medium and reflections on over thirty years of enjoying the finest in sequential art. I’ve made no secret of the fact I’m not a fan of “New Wave” science fiction. Don’t get me wrong, the [...]
Tags: Ernest Borgnine
On this week’s podcast, The Podwits sit down and discuss the passing of a legend; the patron saint of this very site, Mr. Ernest Borgnine.
Tags: Borgnine Night, Ernest Borgnine, Tortilla Flats
As the Podwits continue to mourn the loss of their muse, the patron saint of our site, we decided to look back on the tradition of the annual “Borgnine Night” at Tortilla Flats in New York City. We dug up this package, courtesy of CBS News, that was done in 2009, at the 17th Annual Installment, and [...]