Category: Review

There Are Other Podcasts? – We Watched A Thing

There Are Other Podcasts?
We know you are loyal fans, that would never ever listen to another podcast. Just in case you were curious about other podcasts (which we know you aren’t), “There Are Other Podcasts?” will review some of the podcasts that we think are fun and interesting, but not as fun and interesting as our podcast of course. If you would like us to give you a listen shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com

We Watched a Thing – www.wewatchedathing.com


I listen to a bunch of random kinds of podcasts. I like podcasts about wrestling, I like podcasts about cults, and about sociology. Pop culture podcasts though. I love them. I always want to hear all sorts of views about the things that I know and love. So that I can get heated over why the hosts are wrong, or why they are the smartest people in the world because they agree with me.

Well Billy and Topher don’t get any heat from me. They are two of the smartest Kiwis I’ve ever listened to in my ear buds. I know they are crazy smart because they call out the same kind of bullshit that annoys me in movies. So we have established that Billy and Topher are working on a genius level, but it is also probably good to know that they work in the film industry too. So not only are they the kind of loveable assholes that populate TOTLB, they also know what the fuck they are talking about.

If you are on this page I’m guessing you like our show at least a little bit. If you are looking for another group of lovable assholes talking loudly about movies and shit they be sure to check out We Watched a Thing.

On the Horizon – Bram Stoker's Dracula, Grave Diggers Union

On The Horizon
Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies of all stripes. Taking those we present you with the things that we think will be the most interesting to you the listeners. If you have any news or announcements that you would like to share with Thinking Outside the Longbox shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Gravediggers Union Volume 1 – Wes Craig w., Toby Cypress a. – Image Comics

So one of my favorite comics currently going is Gravediggers Union is about to get their first trade, and Image has an amazing trailer. Image says:
“DEADLY CLASS co-creator Wes Craig teams up with artist Toby Cypress (Omega Men) to introduce you to the weird horror of THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION, VOL.1 this May. The trade paperback collects issues #1-5 of the ongoing series.
In THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION, VOL. 1, the supernatural world has gone berserk, and it’s all tied to a powerful cult called the Black Temple. They want to unleash ancient dark gods on mankind and bring about the apocalypse. The only things that stands in their way are Cole, Haley, and Ortiz. They’re members of the Gravediggers Union, a brotherhood sworn to defend the living from the undead. At the center of the Black Temple’s plan is a street kid named Morgan. She’s the key to the coming apocalypse. Also, she’s Cole’s estranged daughter. To find her, the Gravediggers will have to contend with a witch who hates their guts, a former cult member who used to be the world’s biggest movie star, yuppie vampires, steroid-zombies, junk golems…and no overtime pay.”
Be sure to pick this book up if you haven’t read them yet. They are fantastic. Check out the trailer too!

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Mike Mignola – IDW

One of Mike Mignola’s lesser known works is about to get a reprint (which means I won’t have to keep hunting for issue number three to read the story). I for one can’t wait to get a hold of this book. An adaptation of the Gary Oldman film this is for sure a book that you are gonna want to check out if you like horror movies. From IDW:
“25 years ago one of comics’ most celebrated creators, Mike Mignola, adapted to comics, along with Roy Thomas, the star-studded Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures Entertainment) film by Francis Ford Coppola, Dracula, based on the world-renowned novel by Bram Stoker. Now at last fans of this lost treasure will have a chance to relive the terror, or discover it for the first time, as IDW is bringing the complete story back to print!
“I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print,” said artist Mike Mignola. “People have been asking about this one for ages—More than any other book of mine—and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is. Thank you Scott Dunbier and IDW. No idea how you did it but very glad you did. I’m generally not a fan of my older work (pretty huge understatement there) but I think this one holds up. Despite the fact that I was doing a movie adaptation (which has its own unique set of problems) I think there is some nice drawing and storytelling in here. One of the very few older jobs I’m still pretty proud of.”
The 136 page hardcover collection features Mignola’s stunning black and white artwork, and showcases the master creators’ final work before launching Hellboy.”
Mike Mignola may not like his older work, but I sure as hell do. Be sure to check this out when it comes out, I get the feeling that you will be pleased.

Floppy Copy – Grave Diggers Union

“The Working Class Kicks Serious Supernatural Ass!”

A LONG #%!#%$% TIME AGO, yet unrevealed shit was going down to our pre humanoid ancestors, it looks like we were being used as a delivery service for giant alien/monster egg sacks or something like that. Intro the Angel like good guys flying in and blowing everything up setting us free while also enslaving us in a way by locking some information into our undeveloped monkey like brains? I think that’s what happening in the open sequences of the first 3 books but honestly I have no idea, the art is cool as shit though and it seems to have a purpose so I’m down with it.

Grave Diggers Union Takes us balls deep into the bureaucratic management of all things creepy and crawly, who you going to call when the dead rise from their graves at night… BLUE COLLAR BADASSES in the Grave Diggers Union that’s who, and they know how to get the job done. except now more than ever there seems to be a growing and rising threat as more and more zombies, ghosts, and all manner of undead nastiness seem to be waking up in unprecedented numbers. All this and our heroes have to work through union leads and overtime concerns. Personally, I would love to have seen this angel of the story played up and addressed further than it has been so far, but that is a very minor nitpicky critique of the comic.

We have solid characters with believable motivations and a story that is both wide open at this point and yet easy to follow. (That’s Hard to do) I haven’t touched on the occult shit so far as I do not want to give away too much of the motivation behind the main characters drive to find his little girl, but let’s just say daddy and daughter seem to be on the opposite sides of the apocalypse on this one. Family drama y’all!!!

Honestly the cult thing seems to be minor in my opinion as the earth itself is spewing up all kinds of freaky ass shit for our characters to deal with, and all while managing two 15-minute breaks and a mandatory half hour for lunch. Will the forces of good and evil join together to save the human race? What does the Grave Diggers Union have to say about this? Well Publicly they said the same thing as everyone else—“Everything is Under Control.”

This is M. Night SHaMaMalanz The Happening/Mixed with Ghostbusters but not Ghostbusters 2 and just kind of the outside idea of the Happening not the shitty storytelling, pacing, or horrible writing. Honestly The Happening is a terrible movie! You get 1 half Martha SHaMaMalan… 1 ONLY!

As for The grave Diggers Union on the other hand, I feel pretty good giving this 4 out of 5 Marthas, the third comic felt a little rushed maybe, or kind of dealer like, but even then it was still funny and very enjoyable to read.

You Listen To What? – Follow Up Bands PT1

You Listen To What?
Gabe listens to some weird ass kinds of music, and he would love you to hear it too. Weekly Gabe will share a playlist of some genre of music that you may or may not have heard of. Give it a listen and then give us a call. Did you love it or hate it let us know on the Michael Kuyk Memorial Hotline at 970-573-6148
Follow Up Bands Part 1
So I got this idea last week that a cool article would be to write about follow up bands. Sometimes when a band you really like breaks up you can only hope that some of the musicians in that band will go on to form something else that is equally good (or in some rare cases even better). So I posted something about this on Facebook and holy crap did a lot of people respond. I had some ideas of bands that I wanted to include in this one, but so many people suggested great follow up bands that this is gonna be a two part article with some decent sized play lists. So have fun and here we go:

The Clash – Big Audio Dynamite – Carbon/Silicon – Joe Strummer and the Mesceleros
So starting off with one of my favorite bands of all time; The Clash. Formed in 1976 The Clash were part of the first wave of British Punk that included bands like the Sex Pistols and The Damned. At first their music was basic in the way that you tend to think of punk being, but by the time their most recognized album London Calling had come out they were starting to experiment with other types of music like reggae.
After the break up of the band that searching for new musical influences comes through even more with the bands that followed. Mick Jones went on to form two interesting bands after The Clash. Big Audio Dynamite was a fantastic mix of world dance beats, hip-hop, punk and electronic music. Their hooks were infectious and got quite a bit of radio airplay. Much like B.A.D., Carbon/Silicon looked to break down the divisions between world music and rock and roll.
Last but not least Joe Strummer went on to also explore the space between electronic, international sounds and punk. Over the course of three albums Joe Strummer and The Mesceleros created some of the most enticing and sonicly appealing music of the early 2000’s. Doing a breed of rock that shows his punk roots, embraces reggae and the quirks of electronic music The Meseleros we a perfect final legacy for Strummer.
Pantera – DOWN – Damageplan
The four guys that became the Pantera we all know and love with their release Cowboys From Hell there were a lot of personal problems, but a lot of amazing music. After breaking up in 2001 after their album Reinventing The Steel the Abbot Brothers went one way while Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown went another.

The Abbot Brothers, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell went on to form Damageplan. Damageplan was about as straight up metal as you can get. With a lot of speed and a lot of growl it is that great kind of metal that just makes you stand up and take notice. Unfortunately the band was cut short when Dimebag was murdered by a crazed fan while on stage with the band.
DOWN on the other hand was fronted by Phil Anselmo and took on a very different brand of metal. Heavily influenced by bands like Black Sabbath and Trouble their take on metal was more on the doom and drone side of metal. With a down tuned sound and heavy vocals, Down is the kind of doom metal to just get weeded to, and they know it.
Hüsker Dü – Sugar – Bob Mould
One of the early SST bands Hüsker Dü started as a hardcore band, but one that was always verging on the edge of something different and original. By the release of their album Zen Arcade they were beginning to break the mold of hardcore (effectively helping to create the post punk sound). Due to drug and relationship issues the band broke up in 1988, but Bob Mould one of the three founding members went on to create more inventive music.

After a time of easier lighter feeling music in a solo project, Mould formed the band Sugar in an Athens Georgia Waffle House. Sugar was closer to Hüsker Dü than his solo work, but closer to the trending alternative music than it would ever be to early Hüsker Dü. The music of Sugar would prove to be very influential and Mould would go on to create some of his best solo work.
The Birthday Party – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Part post punk, part goth band, part screaming wall of noise and fury The Birthday Party was a part of a rising tide of dark music in the 80’s. They were full of dark imagery lyrically and a brutal force of sonic rage. With live shows that often turned violent they burned out quickly, but launched the carer of Nick Cave.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have made a brand of dark alternative for 16 incredible albums. With a distinctive voice and a creeping lyrical sensibility their music is the stuff of bad dreams, in the most amazing way possible. With music everywhere from the original X-Files soundtrack to Peaky Blinders Cave’s music turns up all over the pop culture spectrum. Chances are you have heard one of his songs and don’t even know it, and all that was born with a crazy band of screaming and noise.
Minor Threat – Fugazi
“I don’t want to hear it! Nah you’re full of shit!” These words were often screamed at the top of my lungs when I was a teenager. Minor Threat, icons of hardcore punk, creators of the term Straight Edge, paragons of DIY. There is really no way to over state how pivotal of a band Minor Threat is to punk. What came after them is almost as important.

With the forming of Minor Threat also came Dischord records, a defiantly DIY record company that put out all of Minor Threat and many of the punk bands in the Washington DC area. Once Minor Threat split up lead singer Ian MacKaye went on to co-found the band Fugazi. As a post punk band they were just as influential as Minor Threat.
Well that was a big ass article, and we just scraped the surface of bands that we all talked about on Facebook. So next week will do another chunk of Follow Up bands because this is a lot of fun.

Gabe.

There Are Other Podcasts – More Perfect

We know you are loyal fans, that would never ever listen to another podcast. Just in case you were curious about other podcasts (which we know you aren’t), “There Are Other Podcasts?” Will review some of the podcasts that we think are fun and interesting, but not as fun and interesting as our podcast of course. If you would like us to give you a listen shoot us an email at outsidethelongbox@gmail.com.
Radiolab Presents More Perfect – www.facebook.com/MorePerfectPodcast/
Radiolab is one of my favorite NPR podcasts (FYI you will probably see more than a few of these in the article over time). They have a really great way of taking an interesting story and coming at it from a scientific angle that is really hard to top or duplicate. When host Jad Abumrad decided that he wanted to learn more about the Supreme Court (something that he didn’t really know anything about) he started the show More Perfect.
Finishing their second season in January they have created some of the most interesting podcasting I have ever heard. The ideas that the Supreme Court deal with are beyond complicated, and in the same way that Radiolab will look at a story from so many different sides, each episode looks at each Supreme Court case that it is discussing from every angle. Often by the time you get to the end of the episode you can see why each side thinks that they are right.
Covering everything from the Death Penalty, to Gun Rights, to Citizens United, there are episodes that deal with the heavy weight subjects that the courts face. There are also episodes that deal with the theft of a Justices writings from the library of congress, or how much more often the female Justices are interrupted on the bench. There are so many fascinating stories that surround the court and the cases that they have come before them.
i binged this show at work over the course of two days, it is some of the most mind expanding, educational and entertaining listening I have done in quite some time. Each episode is engaging, nuanced and wonderfully produced. If you want to learn about how our country works from a legal perspective you can’t go wrong with listening to More Perfect from Radiolab

New Comics for March28th 2018

New Comics Release for 3/28/18
The last week of March, and again with the snow! It’s a huge week for the last week of the month, so lets say goodbye to March and dive in to this weeks new releases!
From Boom! this week, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hits issue #25 and starts their very first ever event, Shattered Grid! Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The “SHATTERED GRID” event begins here! This story arc will cross over with Go Go Power Rangers for the next 6 issues of each book, so buckle up, its going to get bumpy!

From DC this week, the end of Metal is nigh! Issue #6 comes out this Wednesday and wraps Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s whirlwind journey through the DC and Dark Universes. All roads lead…to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC’s cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide – and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably changed!

Also from DC this week, Doomsday Clock #4 hits the racks! The series you thought you’d never see reaches its fourth issue with a shocking revelation about the aftermath of Ozymandias’ actions and how they reach into even the darkest corners of the DC Universe. Don’t miss the latest chapter by the acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank!

From IDW this week, the Crow is back with Memeno Mori #1 written by Roberto Recchioni and Matteo Scalera with art by Werther Dell’Edera and Matteo Scalera. James O’Barr’s iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend. Each issue also includes a short story by Micol Beltramini and Angelo Mennillo!

From Image this week, another 90’s staple returns in Cyber Force #1! The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator MARC SILVESTRI. In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker’s life is saved by his employers…but the price could be his humanity itself.

Also this week from Image, Saga issue #50 comes out! To help their friends, Hazel and her parents risk everything to visit a dangerous new world. Celebrating 50 consecutive issues by the same award-winning creative team. Plus, the winners of the latest SAGA COSTUME CONTEST are revealed exclusively in “To Be Continued,” the letters page showcasing the best readers in comics!

From Marvel this week, Daredevil hits a milestone with issue #600 and the conclusion to the “Mayor Fisk” story arc! Daredevil can see the new mayor’s machinations coming together…but is he in time to stop them? Guest-starring both the heroes and villains of the New York City streets…this oversized anniversary issue has a surprise ending that will shake the city to its very core! Plus: a look at Foggy & Matt’s relationship over the years!

From Valiant this week, Shadowman returns in an all new series beginning with issue #1 written by Andy Diggle with art by Stephen Segovia. Orphaned as a child and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him…in a darkness far older than the reign of men…Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen – mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power – that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond. For years, he struggled to control the loa’s murderous urges – a battle he eventually lost. But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike…

Here is your complete list:
Boom! Studios
Abbott #3
Adventure Time BMO Bonanza #1
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #2
Lucas Stand Inner Demons #2
Lumberjanes #48
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25
Planet of the Apes Ursus #3
Rugrats #6
Dark Horse
Buffy Season 11 Giles #2
Hungry Ghosts #3
DC
Batgirl #21
Batman Beyond #18
Dark Nights Metal #6
Demon Hell is Earth #5
Detective Comics #977
Doomsday Clock #4
Flash #43
Gotham City Garage #12
Hal Jordan & GLC #41
Hellblazer #20
Imaginary Fiends #5
Justice League of America #27
Looney Tunes #242
Mera Queen of Atlantis #2
Mother Panic Gotham AD #1
Motherlands #3
Mystik U #3
Raven Daughter of Darkness #3
Ruff & Reddy Show #6
Scooby Doo Team Up #36
Silencer #3
Suicide Squad #38
Teen Titans #18
Terrifics #2
Trinity #20
Wonder Woman #43
Dynamite
BSG Vs BSG #3
Game of Thrones Clash of Kings #9
Kiss AoD #2
Sheena #7
IDW
Crow Memento Mori #1
GI Joe A Real American Hero #250
GI Joe Vs Six Million Dollar Man #2
Goosebumps Download & Die #1
Highest House #2
Kid Lobotomy #6
My Little Pony Legends of Magic #12
Star Wars Adventures #8
TMNT Ongoing #80
Transformers Vs Visionaries #4
Weird Love #23
Image
Beef #2
Black Magick #11
Cyber Force #1
Days of Hate #3
Hack Slash Resurrection #6
Hit Girl #2
Manifest Destiny #34
Redneck #11
Saga #50
Void Trip #5
Marvel
Avengers #686
Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #16
Black Panther #171
Champions #18
Damnation Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider #1
Daredevil #600
Despicable Deadpool #297
Invincible Iron Man #598
Jessica Jones #18
Legion #3
Lockjaw #2
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #29
Moon Knight #193
Old Man Hawkeye #3
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider Man #302
Spider Man Deadpool #30
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #18
True Believers Venom Agent Venom #1
True Believers Venom Homecoming #1
True Believers Venom Toxin #1
X-Men Blue #24
Aardvark Vanaheim
Worlds Finite Cerebus #1
Action Lab
Actionverse Ongoing #6
Aftershock Comics
Animosity #13
Jimmys Bastards #7
Rough Riders Ride or Die #2
Albatross Funnybooks
Galaktikon #6
Archie Comics
World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #77
Aspen MLT Inc
Shrugged Vol 3 #2
 
Black Mask
Breathless #1
Broadsword Comics
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #109
Comixtribe
Sink #5
Darby Pop Publishing
Bruce Lee Walk of the Dragon One Shot
E-Comix
Pussycats End of Everything #1
Lion Forge
Catalyst Prime Incidentals #7
Mad Cave Studios
Battlecats #1
Battlecats #2
Oni Press
Rick & Morty #36
Scout Comics
Graveland #4
Shiver Bureau #2
Stabbity Bunny #3
 
Storm King Productions
John Carpenter Tales of Sci Fi Vortex #6
Studio Farlaine
Farlain the Goblin #6
Titan Comics
Alisik Fall #2
Bloodborne #2
Factory #1
 
Valiant Entertainment
Shadowman #1
X-O Manowar #13
 
Zenescope
Black Sable #5
Peek A Boo #1

On The Horizon – Star Trek

On The Horizon
Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies of all stripes. Taking those we present you with the things that we think will be the most interesting to you the listeners. If you have any news or announcements that you would like to share with Thinking Outside the Longbox shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Shadowman #1 – Andy Diggle w., Stephen Segovia a. – Valiant Entertainment

The latest incarnation of Shadowman is coming out this week and I got the chance to check it out a little early. If you are a fan of the Shadowman series I’m thinking that you will enjoy this foray into the series too. This series picks up with Jack Boniface returning from five years of exile from the Deadside. Jack is looking for answers and when he turns to the spirit world and Baron Samedi responds.
With Andy Diggle at the helm this first issue is a great jumping off point for people new to the title, while also building on the previous volume of Shadowman. It will be interesting to see where he takes it from here, but the drama is already at one hundred in issue one. Action and drama punctuated by art from Stephen Segovia.
I love this kind of supernatural action, Shadowman is one of the books from Valiant that I loved even back in the 90’s. Do yourself a favor and give this one a shot. Comes out this week.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Scott and David Tipton w., Tony Shasteen a. – IDW Comics
It looks like a new iteration of Star Trek TNG is coming to IDW. The publisher says:
This six-issue miniseries reveals unique, focused stories where beloved characters find themselves in new, unfamiliar situations, in a format echoing the “done-in-one” nature of the television series. However, each issue also features a subtle throughline of an evil Mirror Universe crewmember established in theMiror Broken and Through the Mirror series remaining on the ship, wreaking havoc while posing as his prime universe counterpart. Featuring the best of both the Mirror and original universes, Terra Incognita is a unique new step in this riveting saga.

Assembling a dream team of Star Trek talent, writers on the previous two Mirror Universe series Scott Tipton and David Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared, Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive) will be joined by artist Tony Shasteen (Star Trek, Star Trek: Boldly Go, Star Trek: Discovery Light of Kahless).

Mirror Broken and Through the Mirror. Clearly, the love of Picard and the entire Enterprise crew runs deep, and who are we to deny fans what they want?! This epic team-up of Scott and David Tipton plus artist Tony Shasteen is a true all-star roster of Star Trek comics talent,” said Editor Sarah Gaydos.

“As much as I love all iterations of Star Trek, getting to write for The Next Generation always feels like coming home. And getting to continue the work we’ve been doing with the Mirror Universe is an unexpected bonus,” said Co-writer Scott Tipton.

“We hope to bring Trek fans brand-new TNG tales that feel like episodes they somehow missed on television, along with a few shocking surprises!” agreed Co-writer David Tipton.

Gabe.

Floppy Copy – Old Man Logan

Blind Man Hawkeye, Incestuous Hillbilly hulklings, Homicidal Moloids, that’s right bitches its Old Man Logan. Oh yeah, a Symbiote Infused Savage land T-Rex chasing the Spider Car… As far as Wolverine stories go this ones pretty much the tits!

Aquarium for Hats president and long time member Mysterio straight grows a pair in this “What” If comic arc Hornswoggling Wolverine and unleashing the Adamantium laced claws of truth, justice, and the Canadian way on the X-Men themselves.

Right off the bat yes, this story has some plot holes, pretty glaring in some areas as well, but do me a favor, please…
Just don’t be that fucker! You know, the guy always looking for every little thing that doesn’t match up, or isn’t laid out just right. Now this is the Willy Wonka Boat Ride of Wolverine Story’s ending in all out betrayal by Hulk and his inbred swine, unleashing the Adamantium laced claws that he has sworn off for so long. If you haven’t already read old Man Logan, well you should totally do that! Go on now, get, John at your local Hall of Justice Comics can help you out with this run as well the on-going title by same name.

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow!
Wolverine Cuts Red Skulls head off with Captain America’s Shield.. Thats right Get, read this bitch!
5 Outa 5 Marthas and you know this son!

You Listen to What? – Dub

You Listen To What? Dub
Gabe listens to some weird ass kinds of music, and he would love you to hear it too. Weekly Gabe will share a playlist of some genre of music that you may or may not have heard of. Give it a listen and then give us a call. Did you love it or hate it let us know on the Michael Kurk Memorial Hotline at 970-573-6148
Dub
I have felt like shit for the last few days. Just laying sick in bed, feeling like death warmed over, and sometimes the only thing that gets me through a bout with the illness is a little bit of that chilled out sound. I know you always hear me talking about punk and metal on the show, but life can’t always be about political angst and hatred for your fellow man. Sometimes you just need music that feels like the medicine head you have from to much NyQuill.

So sit back relax and take a trip with me into the spaced out Afrofuturist world of Dub. Not that crappy version of EDM, Dubstep, that stole its name from the reverb and loop heavy version of reggae that came to be in the 60’s. Dub is born from DJ’s wanting to put their spin (pun intended) on the reggae music that was filling the dancehalls of Jamaica. Much like the birth of hip-hop reggae DJ’s would “toast” over instrumental versions of their favorite albums, and then when they had the chance to take their music into the studio they added tons of reverb and loop building, and soon a new genre of reggae was born.

By the early 70’s Dub was it’s own full-fledged sub genre of music. With musicians like Lee Perry and King Tubby not only making original dub music but also “competing” against each other with remixes of each others albums. This deliciously spaced out music made for the perfect head nod and swaying dance of hot clubs in the Jamaican summer, the music itself evoking the heat and a optimistic look at a spacey future among the stars for and African diaspora. It is hopeful and easy going music that carries on more into Jungle EDM than Dubstep.

This week I have twelve Dub tracks for you to get weeded to and chill out. Or if you are sick like I have been all week, just take to much cough medicine and stare at the ceiling like a dope. I started the list with an example of how Dub started with Max Romeo’s Chase the Devil, followed by Lee Perry’s Disco Devil (a dub mixdown). At the end of the playlist is a modern song all Dubbed out from Jungle artist Congo Natty and Sukh Knight. Hope this week finds you less ill than I was just just ill enough for this.

Gabe.

New Comics for March 21st 2018

New Comics Release for 3/21/18

I am late. I suck. Lets get straight to it!
From DC this week, in Aquaman #34, the Crown of Thorns has fallen, Mera is se to inherit the throne, but in this special issue we get to learn of King Rath’s Secret Origin! Even after a decisive victory is won by Aquaman and the resistance, King Rath tightens his grip on Atlantis by unleashing an ancient magic that has not been seen for thousands of years. But little is known about the true origin of the man who calls himself king…until now! Witness the shocking origin of the nefarious King Rath in this special issue!

Also new this week, on Young Animal, Cave Carson is back, but this time with an INTERSTELLAR EYE! After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn’t the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he’s got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn’t the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they’re about to get sucked into an all-new adventure-literally-when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what’s caused this black hole to appears and what’s its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?

From Marvel this week, Mighty Thor #705 hits the shelves wrapping up the story arc titled “The Death of the Mighty Thor”. The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last.

Also from Marvel this week, Hulk-verine! Weapon H is new on the racks this week and written by Greg Pak with art by Cory Smith. The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H! It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain?

From Boom! Studios this week, a new series launches from Max Bemis (lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (artist of The Woods). This is a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams. Literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected.

Here is your complete list:
Dark Horse
Dept H #24
Harrow County #29
Mata Hari #2
Usagi Yojimbo #1 The Hidden
Vinegar Teeth #3
DC
Aquaman #34
Batman #43
Batman Sins of the Father #2
Batman TMNT 2 #5
Batwoman #13
Bombshells United #14
Brave and the Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #2
Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye #1
Damage #3
Deadman #5
Deathbed #2
Future Quest Presents #8
Green Lanterns #43
Harlwy Quinn #40
Injustice 2 #22
Justice League #41
Nightwing #41
Super Sons #14
Superman #43
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 2nd Printing
IDW
30 Days of Night #4
Comic Book History of Comics Comics For All #4
Gears of War Rise of Raam #3
Ghostbusters Answer the Call #4
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #64
Punks Not Dead #2
Samurai Jack Quantum Jack #5
Spider King #2
TMNT Universe #20
Image
Dark Fang #5
Death of Love #2
Descender #28
Dissonance #2
Evolution #5
Further Adventure of Nick Wilson #3
Ice Cream Man #3
Kick Ass #2
Kill or Be Killed #17
Monstress #15
Moonshine #8
Outcast #34
Regression #8
Rumble #4
Southern Cross #14
Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses #33
Witchblade #4
Youngblood #10
Marvel
Avengers #685
Cable #155
Doctor Strange Damnation #3
Incredible Hulk #714
Iron Fist #78
Iron Man Hong Kong Heroes #1
Mighty Thor #705
Monsters Unleashed #12
Ms Marvel #28
Runaways #7
Spider Gwen #30
Star Wars #45
Star Wars Poe Dameron #25
Tales of Suspense #103
Thanos #17
True Believers Venom Dark Origin #1
True Believers Venom Flashpoint #1
Weapon H #1
X-Men Gold #24
Action Lab
Consultant #4
Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #1
Princeless Raven Year 2 #6
Toyetica #7
Aftershock Comics
Babyteeth #9
American Mythology Productions
Land Time Forgot See Ta Savage #1
Amigo Comics
Tales of Rogues #3
Amryl Entertainment
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #1
Archie Comics
Archie #29
Riverdale Digest #7
Aspen MLT Inc
Jinri Primer One Shot
Jinri Vol 3 #1
Boom Studios
Adventure Time Comics #21
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #7
Go Go Power Rangers #8
Jim Henson Storyteller Fairies #4
Lucy Dreaming #1
Steven Universe Ongoing #14
WWE #15
Boundless Comics
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9
Dynamite Entertainment
James Bond the Body #3
Pathfinder Spiral of Bones #1
Vampirella #11
Dark Circle Comics
Mighty Crusaders #4
Devils Due/1First Comics
Squarriors Vol 2 Summer #3
Drawn & Quarterly
Berlin #22
Legendary Comics
Pacific Rim Aftermath #3
Lion Forge
Catalyst Prime Summit #4
Catalyst Prime Superb #8
Infinity 8 #1
Renegade Arts Entertainment
Hope One Shot
Scout Comics
Solar Flare Season 2 #5
Titan Comics
Robotech #8
Valiant Entertainment
Ninja-K #5
Quantum & Woody #4
Zenescope
Musketeers #2
Robyn Hood The Curse #3
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