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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 349: Jurassic World

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Welcome to Jurassic Park World.

Starlord and Richie’s daughter turn bad guys into good guys for a while then back again and run in heels and awkwardly make out at inappropriate times while military-issued dinosaurs do the job that they were designed for.

Spoilers??

Your producers for this episode are:

  • Tony
  • David
  • Alex
  • Kayla

This episode was recorded on 7/1/2015.

 


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Ideology of Madness: Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Bruce Timm, Thank You!

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In this episode, we speak at length about our favorite DC Animated Movies and the one man they have in common as we look forward to this week’s release of Justice League: Gods and Monsters. In addition, our thoughts on the latest Loot Crate, Sharknados hit Riverdale, and more! Loot  Crate and Funko Subscription boxes...

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Ideology of Madness: Spandex and Capes #17

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As the excitement of Comic Con comes to end, we are left with a slow week, both in terms of comics and news.  But that won’t stop me from giving you my opinion!  Onward, good readers, to this week’s Spandex and Capes!   Review List July 26th, 2015 “Despite all my rage, I am still...

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Zero Fortitude Network: Zero Fortitude : Ep 13 Pre Gen Con 2015

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In this episode it’s just Michael and Bernie.  We are talking about the events we signed up for at Gen Con 2015.  We also talk about what we are excited for and plan to pick up.  Will we see you at Gen Con 2015?

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Zero Fortitude Network: Direct Damage Cast : Ep 42 Red Hot Thoblin Action

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​This week on Direct Damage Cast we go around the table. Then we get in depth on our Origins Pre-release. Layfield talks about his first Origins draft. We have a New top 5 list and then talk about upcoming events GP Dallas and Gencon. A special thank you to all of the players that came out to our DDC pre-release event.

Email us directdamagecast@gmail.com
Find us on twitter
Kaesi @GirlOnNerds
Matomic @Matomic27
Layfield @Zero_Layfield
The show is @DirectDamCast

Direct Damage Cast is sponsored by http://www.miniatureexchange.com/

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Accidental Survivors: The Modern Gaming Podcast: Episode 107: Starting - The Campaigninging

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WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners.

Episode 107: Starting - the Campaigninging

    * Chris is drinking delicious Boddington's Pub Ale.
    * Fraser is drinking Amsterdam Brewery's Boneshaker Unflitered IPA
    * Let's not forget that Innis & Gunn Rum Cask is the unofficial official beer of the Accidental Survivors, and it's beauty and legacy remain unsurpassed.

    Things of Which We Speak
    Going to be at Gen Con? Check out Fraser's schedule.
    You can join Fraser at the Indie RPG Matchmaker or Historical Gaming seminars.
    Chris is saying you should check out Ant-Man
    Then we actually do talk about starting a campaign

    Feedback
    * If you want to contact us, you can email us individually at chris@accidentalsurvivors.com, fraser@accidentalsurvivors.com, and rob@accidentalsurvivors.com.
    * You can find us on Twitter as AccidentalFrase, Accidental_Rob, and AccSurvPodcast.
    * If you're part of Google +, you can check out our page.


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Zero Fortitude Network: Anger Mismanagement : Ep 7 Board Game Roundup

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Hosts: Cedric and Andres the Alpha Nerd

Cedric and Dres review three games that they have been playing recently.

King of Tokyo

Hanabi

Vampire: Prince of the City

Episode 7

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Zero Fortitude Network: Interview with Brian Pulido, creator of Lady Death.

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This interview was supposed to have been released after Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con. But it wasn’t and because of that I apologize.

For those that have heard the podcast about Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con you know there was a “supposed” interview with Brian Pulido. Well, here it is! I just want to thank Mr. Pulido for this short notice interview. I wasn’t expecting to actually DO an interview so I was a bit unprepared.

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Ideology of Madness: Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Aron and the Cruisers!

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This week on Funnybooks! We try to address our sound issues as of late Our spoiler-free Ant-Man review TV/Movie News – new characters coming to Arrow and Flash, X-Men Apocalypse photos, new Lego movie, Heroes Reborn, New Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad Teasers from SDCC Comic News – DK3: The Master Race, Milestone 2.0, Aquaman...

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Zero Fortitude Network: Creator Spotlight : Das Petrou & John Watkiss

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(This interview is from Titan Comics)
ringofroses

 

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT is a new feature designed to provide an insight into the brilliant minds behind Titan Comics’ upcoming creator-owned titles.

Ring of Roses is a vast conspiracy thriller of murder and corruption festering at the heart of an alternative history world, the themes of which seem more prescient as time passes. Created by Das Petrou and John Watkiss, the story has steadily gaining in reputation and creative impact since its original release between 1992-1993, now is the perfect time for the Titan’s brand-new lavish reprinting of this classic graphic novel. I chose this as a perfect time to talk to Das and John about the research involved in a story like Ring Of Roses, and their experiences bringing it into the world! – Owen Johnson, Senior Marketing & Press Officer

 
Why comics?

DAS – I fell in love with comics soon after I learned to walk!

I owe the medium everything, my hunger for reading, of drawing (I went to art school) and love of all the visual arts – including film. From about the age of 5 I was snapping up Beano, Topper and Beezer every week, until I discovered American comics. At first it was Curt Swan’s Superman, World’s Finest, Batman, Detective (Carmine Infantino’s work especially) but in just a few years I graduated to Thor, FF, Spiderman, and the whole Marvel Pop Art Revolution. Steranko was my Michelangelo. Then when Miller and Moore came along I knew I had to join the bandwagon – because their approach was exactly what I wanted to do. These days comic books have become respectable, but in my year at school there were only two of us (out of about 150) who were into comics, and we’re still good mates. (We’re also both working in the advertising industry).

JOHN – Well I’m a bit younger than Das, and I started buying stuff in the mid 70s. Things like Rima the Jungle Girl, by Nestor Redondo, and the Savage Sword of Conan, especially John Buscema when inked by Rudy Nebres. In fact I like all those Philipino artists. Somehow though I ended up discovering the really old stuff like Rip Kirby, by Alex Raymond (1946 onwards), and the work of Frank Frazetta. I also loved Gene Conan on Tomb of Dracula and Frank Bellamy, on Dan Dare and Garth. But the work of Alex Raymond was what I aspired to the most. Incredible stuff. I tried to draw like these guys as a young teenager, and discovered the artists they’d learnt anatomy from (George Bridgeman and Andrew Loomis). I learned so much from comics. They got me into drawing – but they also fired my imagination.

 

Das, how did you come up with the idea for Ring Of Roses?

DAS – I started out intending to do a comic book version of Albert Camus’ novel, The Plague – but relocating it to modern day London. As I was piecing together the plot I was reading a book by Kingsly Amis called, The Alteration. It was set in a modern day London in which the Catholic Church was the dominant political power in Britain and Europe. I loved the idea of that, and I evolved it to fit my purposes. I also read a book by David Yallop (In God’s Name) about the mysterious death of Pope John Paul I (who was most likely murdered by a coalition of the mob, Freemasons and the CIA). Other material was rattling around in my head, inspired by The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (Leigh, Baigent, Lincoln, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (Stephen Knight), and more. By infusing the story with ideas from all these books over a period of months I came up with the plot of Ring of Roses.
John, how did you come up with the drawing style for Ring Of Roses?

JOHN – Das came up with the story of Ring of Roses fully formed and he brought me into it after he did that. So my input was to develop the visual look of the characters and the setting and capture the atmosphere. We both love the movies of Orson Wells – obviously there’s Citizen Kane, but also Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil. The mood came from me trying to capture that essence.

 

What can readers expect from the book?

DAS – If you enjoyed True Detective you’ll get a good feel for the different layers of story and the characters. Plus the darkness. This is Comic Book Noir.

JOHN – Enlightenment about things that perhaps really do go on in the world. Machevellian scenarios of politics that have existed since the dawn of civilization.

 

What are the key influences on the writing and art of Ring Of Roses?

DAS – Definitely Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen, Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, and the novels of Albert Camus and Raymond Chandler. The film of Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose was another source of inspiration, as was the film of The Third Man.

JOHN – Alex Raymond, Charles Dana Gibson. Strong graphic resolve for the graphic medium Alex Raymond defined for me for illustrating in b & w for comics

 

What does creating this comic book mean to you both?

DAS – This was a very difficult project to get off the ground. We worked very hard for two years on it while working in our day jobs, and the material was not of its time. We were producing something we wanted to create in total defiance of the needs of the market. To get it published in the first place was something of a miracle. But to see its impact growing over the years gives us both a great sense of satisfaction. Having this colour edition that Titan have put together is incredible. It’s what we always wanted it to be. The colour helps the reader feel the scene changes and atmosphere much more intuitively – and clearly.

JOHN – The work I did on Ring of Roses taught me a tremendous amount. It allowed me to bring together a style that I would not have otherwise put together, and develop into the graphic artist I am today. We really did put so much into it, and we were disappointed that Dark Horse did not push it more, especially when the first print run sold out in the first week. I feel this time round it has a great opportunity of getting the recognition it deserves.

 

Thank you guys!

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RING OF ROSES

Story by: ​ Das Petrou ​ Art by: ​ John Watkiss
144 – HC – FC – ​ $22.99 / $25.95 CAN / £16.99 UK ​
​On-sale: July 15th

 
THE DA VINCI CODE MEETS THE X-FILES!

 
PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN COLOR!

 
“FRESH AND INVIGORATIONG… ARRESTING AND VIVID!”
– Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Secret Service)

 
“A FINE COLLECTION!”
– Down The Tubes

 

“A PHENOMENAL STORY… A FANTASTIC BOOK THAT’S
JUST AS RELEVANT NOW AS IT WAS NEARLY
TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO!”
– Graphic Policy

 
London 1991. But not the London you may be familiar with. Imagine an England under Catholic rule – a rule so iron-fisted that science and technology has been set back decades.

Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate history London of religious mania, secret societies, and the plague.

Ring of Roses is trademark™ and copyright © 2015 Das Petrou & John Watkiss. All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2015 Titan Magazines, All rights reserved.

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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 348: Mad Max: Fury Road

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Witness me!

This week we’re talking about the 4th installment in the chronicles of Max Rockatansky.

 

Your producers for this episode are:

  • Tony
  • David
  • Alex
  • Kayla

This episode was recorded on June 24, 2015.


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Ideology of Madness: Spandex and Capes #16

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No reviews this just a Comic-Con wrap-up with the news from the San Diego Comic Con last week.  Four days of comic book news and announcements from everyone under the sun.  Obviously a lot of news came and I missed some of it.  Here’s what I caught and what I thought of it. Previously… San...

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Back Seat Producers: Back Seat Box Office #237

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Please enjoy the latest episode of Back Seat Box Office. Included in this episode is a quick visit to Art’s House and also Art performs a Fanboy Smackdown on Jeff and Tad.

New Movies:
Mr. Holmes
Ant Man
Trainwreck

What We Watched:

Art: Minions, Con Men trailer

Tad: Killjoys (Syfy), Dark Matter (Syfy), Empire State

Jeff: The Skeleton Twins and I FINALLY finished watching Daredevil (Netflix).

This episode was recorded on July 15.


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Ideology of Madness: #UniversalHHN Announces Insidious: Return to the Further!

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DARE TO ENTER THE FURTHER… INSIDIOUS FRANCHISE TO POSSESS UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Hit Supernatural Film Series to Become All-New Haunted Mazes in Orlando and Hollywood, Featuring Scenes from the Newly-Released Third Chapter ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (July 16, 2015) – This fall, it’s not the maze that’s haunted…YOU ARE. The twisted minds behind...

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Zero Fortitude Network: My Top Ten Songs from Video Games

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The other day on a forum someone started a thread asking people to list their top ten song from video games. After I did my list thought it would make a good post here. So without further ado, here is:

My Top Ten Songs from Video Games.

Number ONE without any doubt has to be Balmorra, The Forge. Just listening to it makes you want to jump into a fight. I love this song.

Number Two would have to go to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Night Song. It starts off beautiful then turns into a powerful show. I do shed a tear sometimes when I listen to it because it is such a beautiful song.

Since I can only do one song per franchise, for number three I will have X-Com: Enemy Unknown, Ready for Battle. Just like Balmorra, The Forge, listening to this gets you ready to take on anything the universe throws at you. BRING IT UNIVERSE! I GOT YOUR NUMBER RIGHT HERE!

Number 4 is another powerful song (Do you see a trend growing?) Listening to the main song from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim get me ready to take on even the most fearsome dragon.

For number 5 I am going for Destiny, Last Array. I picked this one because every time I listen to it I think the same thing as when I first heard it. “What? More? Ok, fine. Lets do it then!” I remember this one above all the other ones because it took me so long to finish it. At one point I was thinking about getting someone to help me with it but thought “No. I started this on my own, I will finish this one my own.”

For Number 6 I have to go with the original Halo theme. When you listen to it you get a sense of something ominous at the beginning. Then you hear the drums kick in and you realize that you are the only one that can find out what it is and defeat it.

If you have played Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 then you know about this song. When you go and fight Shao Khan you will hear this and it pairs up well with that fight. You are the last Kombantant and now it is up to YOU to save Earth Realm from Shao Khan.

For number 8 I am going back old school. In fact I would call it “Original School” because this was one come from the original, beginning games. That’s right I am talking about Tetris on the Game Boy.

Number 9 I will have to call a tie. I cant decide Dr Mario Chill and Fever. So I will just call it a tie.

While there are a TON of other greats on NES (among others) I will have to give the last remaining spot to Contra. Everyone remembers what they were doing, what they were feeling the first time the beat Contra. So while everyone remembers the jungle theme I am putting down the boss theme because it was so intense for its time.

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