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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 059

Hey! It’s our 59th Episode 3 Chicks Blue Brown Final2sized


Inside this episode! A review of Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case’s Digital First Batman ’66 #1 and a review of Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. Faith and Prudence then join us to talk about all things Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, their process, how the book came about, SDCC 2013, and what’s up next for them. We did have some serious technical challenges on this cast, whether it was because we had four people on, the addition of Canada, or something else who knows, but I apologize for the quality which is below our usual level. We’re also back to hell hot levels of summer in NYC so you can hear the constant irritating hum of my window unit. My kingdom for a recording studio! Or just central A/C. Anyway, last, but certainly not least, we have an all new DRAMATIC READING from Sue, and you don’t want to miss it! This week’s dramatic reading comes from an excellent piece by Scott Mendelson on Forbes.

OH! And the big winner of last week’s comment contest is CIRO! We’ll shoot you an email Ciro, Congrats!

Here are the breaks:

Review of Batman ’66 #1 Review  – 0:50

Review of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong– 17:30

Interview with Faith Erin Hicks and Prudence Chen – 23:28

Comics talk and this week’s DRAMATIC READING! – 01:11:11

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!

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Leaving a comment to prove that I’m not just in for the bribe :P

Just kidding, I really do love your podcast and the variety of different comics you’ve introduced to me in the past.
I look forward to checking out “Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.”

Sue, your Dramatic Readings have forced me to stop listening to this podcast while driving because I absolutely die laughing (DON’T WORRY, NOBODY WAS HARMED IN THE LISTENING OF THIS EPISODE).

Thank you for another excellent episode and I look forward to the next one!

Thank you Nikki! :)

And maybe the dramatic readings should come with a warning label?

“Do not operate heavy machinery while listening to the Dramatic Reading segment of this Podcast” or some such?

Glad nobody was hurt! ;)

OMG thank you guys, it was definitey worth leaving a comment then. Now I can go back to not caring ;)

No, seriously, thank you. And if we could also work out that interview we discussed a while back when you send me the email about the contest, that would be great! Now that Man of Steel is out I’m even more interested in talking to you about female characters in super hero movies.

About this week’s episode – lovely to hear from Faith Erin Hicks. I also agree with Kelly about the cons of the technoloy in Batman ’66. I’m not a fan. Is it the first time DC does something like that? Marvel already used it for their Ultimate Spider-Man digital first and for their Guardians of the Galaxy mini that was just collected in print.

Nikki beat me to it :) Here is my comment sans bribe. You ladies are awesome as always. A follow up to last week- by the time I got to my comic shop Lazarus #1 was sold out! I had to order it online. I absolutely loved it and it’s going on my pull list for sure.

The dramatic readings make my heart smile…..

The interview was great (despite the technical difficulties). Pretty much every interview you do gets me to check out the book you’re talking about, and this episode is no exception. Can’t wait to read “Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.”

I’ve been looking for good books to suggest to my mom who teaches young readers, and finding out about Bigfoot Boy series (which has the wonderful art of Hicks) was a fantastic bonus.

Really dug this episode (as always). I’ve been hearing a lot of different opinions on that Batman ’66 webcomic experience, but I might have to go make my first digital purchase (aside from BKV’s Private Eye of course) and form my own opinion.

I’ve been listening to the show more or less from the beginning because of ross. Missed the last episode but I guess you’re looking for more people to comment? Anyway, I don’t have much to add. I stopped using itunes for podcasts when they broke them off into a separate app around a year ago. But, as I recall, the subscription to your cast never worked properly with itunes. Also, in the app I switched to (downcast) 3 chicks isn’t indexed, had to put in the feed manually. Probably wouldn’t make much of a difference but removing some of these obstacles may bring in a few more listeners.

With the exception of a few titles from the 2099 series I’ve never really read or cared about comics. However, just this week, having been influenced in no small way by the cast, I purchased some digital comics for the first time. So, I guess that’s an impact of a kind.

Dana Marie Andra

July 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

You guys have already bribed the hell out of me with so many wonderful podcasts. I started listening about 10 months ago and I look forward to every new installment. I wish you did it on a weekly basis, because I always find myself itching for the next one. I listen to each one several times, as it is. Keep up the good work, ladies.

The reason why there isn’t a “non-interactive” version of Batman ’66 is because they’d have to sell it as a completely different product.

The interactive-ness is super simple — it’s just a sequence of jpgs in succession, like any other static comiXology comic. For example, Batman ’66 #1 is listed as 95 pages on the site since that’s how many images it takes to create the illusion.

So, yeah, bummer that you can’t just get a static version of the issue… I guess the only other option would be to include both versions in the same file.

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