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VoK 330: Comic Book Club – Starman


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In the latest* meeting of The Secret Book Club, The Vassals (Scott, Thomas, Greg and Shane) discuss James Robinson and Tony Harris’ Starman.
 
Robinson’s seminal tale of Jack Knight, the reluctant heir of the Starman legacy, forces the Vassals to debate what it means to be a hero, are there corner kids in Opal City and when is a t shirt not just a t shirt?
 
 
Starman (Volume 2) Omnibus Vol 1
collects STARMAN #0-16, originally published by DC Comics from 1994 to 2001
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Tony Harris, others
 
Edited by: FTWard
 
Art: Tony Harris
 
Music:
“Starman” Writen by David Bowie
Performed by Katie Ferrara @katieferrara
 
“Turn Off the Lights” Writen by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
 
After Show 2:03
Swamp Thing 2:23

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VoK 243: Comic Book Club (Vol. 6): Alias (by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos)


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In the latest meeting of the Secret Book Club – Thomas (FTWard), Shane (easttexasdirewolf) and Scott (Skywaltzer) discuss the comic Alias AKA Jessica Jones written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos.
We cover the first 9 issues of the Marvel series and also speculate on the upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series that launches on November 20.
Finally we cover the beginning of the Fall seasons of comics on TV and wonder if Steve Rogers collects Social Security.
3:00  Alias Comic Issues #1-9
55:00 Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Alias Issues #10-28
1:28:00 Comics on TV
Credits:
Edited by FTWard
Art by David Mack
Music:
“Hurt” by Trent Reznor
Performed by Ainjel Emme
“Purple Rain” by Prince and The Revolution
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
“Stronger Woman” by Marv Green and Jewel
Performed by Jewel

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VoK 225: Book Club (Vol. 5) – City of Thieves (by David Benioff)


City of Thieves

The Vassals of Kingsgrave gather for the 5th meeting of the VOK Book Club.  This time around we discuss City of Thieves by David Benioff; a chilling and yet darkly humorous tale of an impossible quest in a city under siege and a partnership between polar opposites.

Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (Lucky Charms), Zach (Alias), Matt (Eiffel), Dan (witless chum) & Scott (Skywaltzer) as they follow Lev & Kolya through their various trials and tribulations against cannibals, partisans, Germans, cold, hunger & chickens as they attempt the impossible; to find a dozen eggs.

Edited by Greg

Be sure to vote on the forums for the next VOK Book Club pick and the new Book Roundtable discussion.

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VoK 222: Comic Book Club (Vol. 5) – Spring TV Shows


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The fifth meeting of the Secret Book Club invites you to join our round table conversation about comics on TV in the Spring of 2015.
Thomas (FTWard), Shane (easttexasdirewolf), Scott (Skywaltzer) and Adam (drownedsnow) discuss Arrow, The Flash and Daredevil as well as iZombie, Powers, Constantine and Gotham.
We talk TV, we talk comics, we talk Swamp Thing, we talk Canadian-American relations you know the drill.

4:25, Arrow
34:55, The Flash
1:04:30, Daredevil
1:48:00, The Rest
2:19:50, After Show

Credits:
Edited by FTWard
Blog Image by Legends of the Superheroes National Broadcasting Company

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Music:
Bein Green
Written by Joe Raposo
Performed by Sophie Milman

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (Scratch Perverts Remix)
By Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Scratch Perverts
Special Thanks to: Chic, Blondie, Queen, Sugar Hill Gang, Furious Five and Spoonie Gee

Sympathy for the Devil
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by alfatones

Uptown Funk
Written by Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Nicholas Williams, Devon Gallaspy, Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson, Robert Wilson, Rudolph Taylor
Performed by Andie

Blame Canada
Written by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
Performed by MrConor777

VoK 212: Comic Book Club (Vol. 4): Fables (by Bill Willingham)


Fables

The fourth meeting of The Secret Book Club discusses the comic Fables, written by Bill Willingham published by Vertigo Comics.
Please join the Hosts (Scott, Thomas, Greg, Shane, and Jo) as we discuss the wonderful world of Fables which includes explaining why the world works (Hint its magic), why Snow White is so dumb, and the merits of interspecies sex.

Credits
Edited by: Skywaltzer
Image: Snow White and Bibgy by Mark Buckingham
Music
Aftershow: “Magic” written by William Lyall and David Paton. Performed by Pilot.
After After Show: “Magic” written by B.o.B, Rivers Cuomo, and Dr. Luke. Performed by B.o.B. Ft Rivers Cuomo

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VoK 180: Comic Book Club (Vol. 3): Planetary (by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday)


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The third meeting of The Secret Book Club discusses the comic Planetary, written by Warren Ellis with art by John Cassaday published by Wildstorm Comics.
Please join the Fictionauts (Thomas, Greg, Shane, Matt and Scott) as we explore the secret history of this extraordinary work.
Along the way we try and answer many important questions.
Where IS Wallace? Why does Doc Brass need TWO belts? Which is the real REAL Nautilus? And most confoundingly, What the FUCK is up with Devis?
Credits
Edited by: FTWard
Image: Elijah Snow by John Cassaday
Music
Intro: “Sloop John B” written by Brian Wilson. Performed by Johnny Cash.
After Show: “Blackwater Bay” by Blackwater Bay https://soundcloud.com/blackwater-bay/blackwater-bay
After After Show: “Close (to the Edit)” written by Anne Dudley, Gary Langan, J.J. Jeczalik, Paul Morley and Trevor Horn. Arranged by Kevin Thompson. Performed by Yiyi Hsu, Howard Chen, Brian Shen and Sonia Stewart.
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VoK 136: Comic Book Club (Vol.1) – Saga (by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples)


LyingCatSmallThe first meeting of the Secret Book Club (The Vassals of Kingsgrave Comic Book Club [Girls Most Definitely Allowed]) discusses Saga written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples published by Image Comics.

Please join Thomas (FTWard), Greg (claudiusthefool), Shane (easttexasdirewolf) & Scott (Skywaltzer) as we examine the first 12 issues of Saga and its “FUCKING OUTER SPACE GALAXY OF MAGIC” and generally geek out about all things sequential art.

Credits:
Edited by FTWard
Image: Lying Cat by uflgator1

Music:
Intro: “Rocket Man” written by Ser Elton John and Bernie Taupin.  Performed by William ShatnerAfter
Show Intro: “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile” written by George Henry Powell & Felix Powell.  Performed by Concert Band & Chorus of the R.A.A.F.

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