Wed, 3 April 2013
The Professor, The Designer and The Cannibal take us on a journey into one of the best new comics of the 21st century as The Stack dives headfirst into THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, the brilliant and bonkers creation of a rock star and half a set of twins.
Join us as we talk about the reluctant bonds of family with robots and monkeys, the joy of a perfectly executed comic, and Viggo Mortensen.
The Stack: we're what the world needs saving from.
Direct download: the_umbrella_academy_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_4.mp3
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Wed, 20 March 2013
Not only do you get a whole podcast's worth of content on the brilliant book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, this week also brings inside it two special, bonus mini-podcasts inserted right into the show! They're great. You'll love them
Join Halandjohnandchris as we talk about period pieces, the importance of irreligiosity, and pretentious paganism.
The Stack - we also lost our flaming sword.
Wed, 6 March 2013
We go to the Loeb/Sale well again this week with our look at SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, the classic coming of age story about a Kansas farmboy getting away from his small town roots. Also his small town friends, who we determine to be kind of annoying.
Join us as we talk about this four-issue classic in minute detail, about Superman in exceeding generality, and about the dreadful cultural stereotypes of the Claremont X-Men.
The Stack: we're what's wrong with truth, justice and the American way.
Direct download: superman_for_all_seasons_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_2.mp3
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Wed, 20 February 2013
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we're back.
And we brought Galaxy Quest with us!
We aso, uhm, talk a lot about Star Trek. But that's cool, right? I mean... you know... the link is there, right?
By Grapthar's Hammer, The Stack has returned.
Wed, 14 November 2012
The first season of The Stack comes to a close with a wide-open discussion of DC's latest publishing initiative/reboot/what the heck ever, The New 52. We cover the dizzying highs, the despairing lows, and the exceptionally broad middle of DC's onslaught of new books.
Join us for the genius of Scott Snyder, the villainy of Rob Liefeld, and what must surely be the only podcast content ever specifically about Captain Atom, all in the biggest slam-bang podcast season finale ever.
The Stack - see you on the other side,
Wed, 31 October 2012
Hurricaney stuff is going to cut short the witty banter this week, but suffice it to say: Batman. Holiday. Jeph Loeb. Tim Sale. One of the all-time great Batman stories ever. If you haven't read this one, get on it this second.
It's our official Halloween episode. Believe in the Stack!
Wed, 17 October 2012
This week we look at the original highbrow horror movie, The Exorcist. At least it starts out highbrow, but then some things happen with a crucifix and... yeah.
All the same, join us as we talk about the place in history of one of the all-time greats of the genre, whether it is actually THE all-time great, and the fighting prowess of various priestly orders.
The power of The Stack compels you!
Wed, 3 October 2012
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Wed, 19 September 2012
Four writers! Eight artists! 6 storylines! 100 characters! 52 issues in one year! All this, AND Keith Giffen!
This pile of insanity is DC's first and best stab at weekly comics, the great, great 52. From writers Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison, co-plotter, breakdown artist and supreme wacko Keith Giffen, and a rotating team of artists, 52 came out of Infinite Crisis and tells the story of a year in the DC Universe that doesn't have the big three but has a ton of mind-blowing shit anyway.
(Admittedly the pun is a bit stretched this time...)
Wed, 5 September 2012
The Stack returns from summer vacation to talk about what might be the single weirdest television show: David Lynch's short-lived but beloved Twin Peaks.
Join us for pie and coffee - literally, we eat pie and drink coffee during the show - as we try to decipher the bizarre symbolism, even more bizarre plots, and even still more bizarre characters that populate what is surely the strangest town in Washington history.
The owls are not what they seem, but The Stack is.