Just in time for Halloween, The Trades talks about Richard Sala's The Bloody Cardinal, Short Box #2, and our ongoing affection for.... mostly the same stuff we've been reading since episode one. This of this like our catchup episode. Are the things we like still good? Yes. Are we still the best? Also yes.
The Trades does not Keep the Scene Posi. The Borgias, Scarlet, Survivors' Club. We didn't like any of them all that much. TWs for mentions of violence, sex, racism in The Borgias, and police violence in Scarlet. Also, could Aaron survive an apocalypse? Probably, he thinks, because he has a lot of movies on his external hard drive. Welcome back to The Trades.
We are a good podcast, and He Is A Good Boy (Is a comic we talk about in this episode.) Also, Whit Taylor's The Anthropologists, a Linework Northwest recap that's now several months late, and also Aaron keeps us up to date on superhero comics, which are still bad. TWs for discussions of cartoony violence in HIAGB and at least one other point during the show.
In this Very Special episode of The Trades, we mainly do movie reviews! Come for me going off the handle about people who eat loudly in movie theaters, stay for me going off the handle about Everything That's Wrong With Superhero Comics. This also features some truly deathless lines from Aaron, his grudge against Delaware, and he explains the new-new 52 to me, or at least tries.
TW: discussion of income inequality in the united states, offensively bad attempt at a 'texas' accent, joking about nazis in fiction (specifically, a Kevin Smith movie), brief jokes about gun violence.
It's a crossover with General Hospital! Just kidding, but I was actually pretty sick when this was recorded. We talk about whatever DC and Marvel are up to (lol who cares), propose a cool new horror comic we'd be happy to write, and we talk Kyle Baker a little bit. TW: i guess joking about murdering kids? That's all i remember for this episode.
This is a long one! The longest one to date! Hang in there though because it's PURE GOLD.
We cover: Aaron's trip to MoCCA, Black Panther's pretty good we think, my bad opinions on Citizen Jack and 'satire', Aaron's hopes for lady friendship comics, I use Jonesy to open up about my depression or my depression to open up about Jonesy, aaaaaaaaand LL Cool J's career highlights.
Brief CW for rape mention in our discussion of Black Panther.
Hello human friends! Welcome to the sleepiest-ever episode of The Trades. In this episode you will find: some gossip, some poop jokes, discussions of Goodnight Pupun, Mister Wolf, No Mercy, the MCU, aaaaaaaaand how to pronounce 'kitsch.' Brief TWs for mention of domestic violence in Goodnight Punpun, also Aaron makes a joke about becoming a drug mule and i could understand if that bothers you.
It's almost like we're making a habit of this. In this episode: we discuss favorite 20th century boys characters, Aaron spoils the plot of Gail Simone's Clean Room at my request, we both complain about a certain anthology, and I threaten to beat Aaron up if he doesn't get a library card.
TWs: brief graphic mention of fictional suicide, extended and recurring shrek jokes.