off and running with another show, but sadly we've left Matt behind in
the wilds (AKA his parents') for this episode, anyway. Luckily for us,
we've got an able-bodied replacement in the form of Kris or Welshtroll, who was drafted in to give us his expert opinion on City of Heroes - Issue 14: Architect.
first up, we talk about Watchmen for a bit more, as we've had a second
viewing, and discuss the movie's box office prospects, as well as
Easter Squid - er, eggs.
Next, what we're playing; Stephen is
swearing off WoW, John is painting a lot of figures, and Kris is still
keeping the faith in City of Villains. He's also been sucked into the
tabletop figure market, but it's not John's fault and he wants us all
to know it.
For some reason the phrase 'weak lemon drink' gets us off into the discussion of a 14-year old comedy show, or more specifically, one character that featured on it. If you live outside the UK or aren't old farts like us, don't worry if you don't get the joke.
Veering back on topic, some 'live' listener tweets (send 'em to @Shuttler) get us talking about the worst ever superhero movies, and which comics serve as good 'entry points' back into comics reading.
that segues us into MMORPGs, and Stephen wants to let us know that he
thinks Champions Online has issues. Serious issues... not comics-style
But not so much with City of Heroes. Kris gives us a
detailed look into Issue 14: Architect, which is shaping up to sound
like a dream come true for anyone who's ever wanted to create their own
MMO content. Well specifically, missions in City of Heroes; but tell me
after you've listened to this that you don't want to give it a go.
leads us nicely on to the final segment; what we're reading. John's
emptied his bank account to catch up on Batman RIP and everything that
goes along with it. Stephen's getting into Marvel's Dark Reign,
specifically Dark Avengers and Secret Warriors. John can't do a podcast
without mentioning Ben Templesmith, so talks about Groom Lake, and then
tries to convince us that his massive pull-list isn't massive.
And that's it for show 15! Thanks to Kris and thanks to you for listening. If you want to stalk us on Twitteryou can - John's here, Stephen's here, and Kris is here.
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