If you don’t like spoilers, this episode is NOT for you. We’re going to be talking all about Guardians 2, American Gods, Secret Empire and probably also predicting the Super Bowl and day you’re gonna die.
We talk about how I’m is going to need a book hiatus in the middle of Leviathan Wakes because the book is just that long and that now is the time to catch up on your Hugo Award reading. If you want to vote for the Hugo Awards (and you should!) join the current Worldcon at the Supporting level. Dave listened to “The Dog Pit” by Jason Fischer and narrated by Barry Haworth on Pseudopod.
Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, and we made an impromptu tour of four Seattle-area comic book shops:
– Zanadu Comics, downtown Seattle
– Phoenix Comics, Capitol Hill
– Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique, Fremont
– Comics Dungeon, Wallingford
And we got to meet comic writers G. Willow Wilson, Paul Morrissey, and Heather Nuhfer!
We also went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and had so many Yondu feels. We talk about flawed fathers, an overabundance of Groot, nuanced villains, and new ravagers who are actually old guardians.
Then we jump into this week’s episode of American Gods, The Secret of Spoons. We both loved Mr. Nancy, intentionally hiding information from readers/viewers, and how many secondary texts should be required to enjoy a television show.
And finally, in the SciFi Dustup of the Day, we go back to Secret Empire after having read issues 0, 1, and the Free Comic Book Day special. Warning: It’s gets a bit tense, because we DO NOT AGREE on Secret Empire. While not quite an epic TJ and Dave debate (like the Ray Liotta debacle of 1991-1999), we do get a little testy with each other.