This is the Indie Comics Special broadcasting straight into your brain like a laser beam of the future (sort of). Indie comics are comics from independent publishers, although the term is commonly used to refer to comics that aren’t D.C or Marvel comics. These comics tend toward non-superhero themes and cover just as wide an array of genres, topics, and themes as manga. I never understood why indie comics aren’t well known with manga fans. Are they just stuck on the stigma that all american comics are superheroes?
Unlike most episodes, this one does NOT have spoilers. Since indie comics aren’t as well known as they should be, we decided to do three recommendations instead of our usual analysis.
To make up for the missed week last month, I’m releasing this episode a week early. The next episode will come two weeks from this one.
Prepare yourself for a ninja explosion of epic proportions as we review the 1990 live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie!
Actually, I feel like we short changed this movie. Prior to recording, I felt like we could wring a lot more discussion out of it. Oddly enough, for a movie with guys in rubber turtle costumes doing martial arts, it’s surprisingly straight forward. The plot more or less boils down to – bad ninjas show up and bring down Americas youth, good turtle ninjas come and stop them, and pizza is awesome.
It’s still a really enjoyable movie though, and has held up quite well over the years. Many of the jokes are still funny, the practical special effects have aged well, and the choreography is top notch.
In this episode, we also learn a new and interesting way to use a blow-dryer.
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