Inveterate Media Junkies™ #7 Podcast
There's a LOT to talk about so let's jump right in!
First, Retailer/Vlogger/Blogger and IMJ Mastermind Jose Melendez and Hollywood Insideman Ian MacMillian talk Inveterate Media Junkies and the explosive growth of both the website and podcast. After patting themselves on the back (to be fair, as usual, Ian does MOST of the "patting") THE BOYS move onto much more serious subjects, like:
It's EXAMINATION TIME for prolific 30 Days of Night Creator STEVE NILES and his call (also echoed by B. CLAY MOORE, creator of Hawaiian Dick) for a LESS SNARKY, LESS ACERBIC Comic Book Press.
Find out WHY this DOESN'T work and how the idea eventually leads to a DELAYED-- yet SUPER REACTIVE EPIPHANY-- by Ian LATER in the Podcast!
Then what's going to happen to the Direct Comic Book Market...
... specifically many of the less than stable Independent Comic Book Companies-- when the now in Bankruptcy Court Borders Bookstore Chain CLOSES over 200 stores and begins RETURNING tens of thousands of Comic Book Hardcovers & Graphics Novels to the Distributor?
In a true WTF? Moment™, Ian & Jose are simply befuddled by Diamond Digital!
The seemingly convoluted digital distribution system dreamed up by the comic market's only major distributor. We guarantee you that you will be just as confused as Jose and Ian by the time you finish listening to this segment.
Then it's on to REVIEW-A-PALOOZA™ -- Where the boys give a HUGE NUMBER of IN-DEPTH reviews and clean-up the backlog of books that have been hounding them since the first of the year.
Expect to hear tons of WELL-INTENTIONED SNARK as Ian & Jose review the latest issues of Brian Michael Bendis' Scarlet, TWO issues of Nick Spencer's T.H.U.N.D.ER. Agents. Batman, Inc #2, David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight #1, TWO ISSUES of Scott Snyder and Jock's Detective Comics, the 1st issue of the GREAT on-going Hack/Slash series by superb talent Tim Seeley-- and many, many more topics in between!
Finally, Ian BLOWS UP. Not just a little. NOT just a lot. MORE than that. WAY MORE THAN THAT.
Imagine an Active Volcano DETONATED by a Nuclear Explosion and you'll start to get the idea of what happened. It is a NO HOLDS BARRED, NO PUNCHES PULLED tirade that is LONG OVERDUE and exposes fraudulent suppositions that HAUNT this industry. And the BEST THING? It is COMPLETELY, 100% UNEDITED. RAW & READY for your perusal.
(Holy Crap! NO rest for the weary!)
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