Well, we made it: Our 50th episode of Antidote for the Commonplace. In this episode we discuss some of our favorite films, comics, and games that were released over the past year but were not covered in a previous episode. Topics include Resident Evil, Looper, X-Wing, Columbus Comic Con, Bouchercon, Sinister, Max Payne 3, Bioshock Infinite, superhero films, and Resident Evil Revelations. Here’s to 50 more episodes!
The release schedule for FATALE may have slowed (see episode 24 for our review of Book 2: The Devil’s Business) but FATALE is back and better than ever. Co-hosts Matt and Chris delve into four stand-alone issues that are rife with horror, mystery and intrigue. If you haven’t picked up FATALE, now is the time to catch up. Join us for our review!
On the run from the mob, a trio of 1920’s Chicago Jazz musicians take a job from an elderly reverend, playing for what they think is his wife’s funeral in the backwoods of Illinois. Unfortunately, the funeral is actually an elaborate cult ritual to raise the spirit of an evil sorcerer who swiftly begins raising the dead and terrorizing the innocent townsfolk. With monsters, moonshiners and mobsters on their trail, the friends must draw upon their various talents to stop this evil, save the townspeople and escape with their lives.
Brubaker and Phillips are back with another stunning volume of their critically acclaimed series FATALE. Whether you collect this series issue by issue, or wait for the graphic novels, FATALE is one of the best books on shelf.
Masterfully planned (especially for a series that continues to grow each month – originally planned for 12 issues, FATALE will now be 20+) The Devil’s Business keeps the reader intrigued with flashes of Nicholas in the present storyline, but the bulk of the book is spent on a new cast of characters in late 1970’s Los Angeles. A failed actor collides with the Method Church and chaos ensues. Plus we learn more about Josephine, setting us up for what could be the best storyline yet. Not to be missed!
That’s right boys and girls, it’s that time of year again. The whole AftC crew together in a holiday blow out featuring our favorite must have movies, games, comics and more. Listen in and prepare to open your wallets!
Lovecraft’s weird and terrifying tales have solidified themselves as classics in the horror genre. Writers and creators the world round look to Lovecraft for inspiration and new Lovecraftian-themed short story collections are released every month. The question this week is: How well does Lovecraft translate to the graphic novel medium?
The first arc of FATALE, the fantastic new series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, was just released in trade paperback, and Co-hosts Chris, Matt and Derrick are here with the review!
ABOUT FATALE – Secrets, lies, horror, lust, and monsters from the time before time all collide in Fatale: Death Chases Me. In present day, a man meets a woman who he becomes instantly obsessed with, and in the 1950s, this same woman destroys the lives of all those who cross her path, on a quest for… what? Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ bestselling series will leave you craving more! The first arc of Image’s surprise hit is collected just in time for new readers to jump on board with issue #6!