Breaking Bad Review for the Non-TV Viewer

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Let me begin by saying I do not ordinarily watch network television programming. I find regular network shows to generally be unimaginative and insipid. In the last five years, I can count the number of television shows that I have watched more than once on one hand. But I have seen and heard with interest the conversation surrounding Breaking Bad over the last few years. So be aware, as my story goes on here today, if you haven’t seen it, there will be spoilers galore. So if you haven’t seen it, you should probably stop reading now. But before you leave, head to the bottom of the page and give it a “like.”

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David Liss Goes Creator-Owned With “Angelica Tomorrow”

Writer David Liss (The Spider, Black Panther: The Man Without Fear) is going creator-owned for the first time with his new six-issue series, Angelica Tomorrow. The series features art by Allen Byrns (Broken, The Price), and tells the story of a teenager whose life is changed by an amnesiac cyborg assassin. The first issue is available now on ComiXology for $1.99. Liss was kind enough to sit down for a quick interview on the eve of the book’s release.

AT-Press-PromoReid Kerr: How did the idea for Angelica Tomorrow come about? How did you come to collaborate with Allen Byrns?
David Liss: I’d been wanting to work on a creator-owned project for a while. I had a great meeting with the guys from 215 Ink when I was at New York Comic Con a few years back, and they offered to help connect me with an artists, which can be the most challenging thing for a writer. I spent some time trying to develop a concept I liked, and when I sent it to the publisher they forwarded me samples form perhaps a half dozen artists. I loved Allen’s style, and I thought it was a great fit for the project, so we got to work. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing: Luck Of The Draw 7/1/13

By Stephen Thomas
PSDC Funnyman and Brad Pitt Doppelgänger

Stephen Thomas’ comedy station is now live on Pandora Radio HERE! His sports-humor commentary can be heard nationwide, weekdays on The Nick Bonsanto Show on the Sports Byline USA radio network. You can subscribe to the Here’s The Thing podcast on iTunes and/or Podbean for free.  The transcripts will appear here.

I’m Stephen Thomas with Here’s The Thing.

Regular listeners know that I do a great deal of my comedy work out on the cruise ships, and last time the cabin next to me had a clarinet player in it.  Well, let me rephrase; the cabin next to me had a kid in it who’s parents forced him to practice the clarinet twice a day while apparently jabbing him in the buttocks with knitting needles. Now, I’m no musical guru, but from what I heard, this kid has as much talent for the clarinet as I have for lactating.

See, Here’s The Thing; The luck of the draw plays a large part in how each of our days proceeds.  For example, I’m knee deep in a couple of television scripts and was supposed to do a rewrite on my previous ship; however, I was unable to concentrate, simply due to the sounds of what could only be described as “a brontosaurus destroying and feeding on the clarinet” emanating from next door.  They say music soothes the savage breast, and if that’s true, the musical sounds this kid makes will create an army of the angriest breasts the world has ever seen. Imagine an army of Terminators, but instead of being Terminators they’re giant breasts, bouncing through every city and town, and convinced everyone they see is Sarah Connor. OK, now stop thinking about rampaging breasts. No, stop it!  My point is, it’s just bad luck that this kid was right next to me, and the luck of the draw has implications in the sports world as well.  Aside from the obvious luck items like the bouncing of ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery, there are strokes of luck such as a player getting drafted by the right team in the right system, the college football schedule Gods keeping you away from Alabama in the right year, and your golf ball rolling one extra inch away from a sprinkler head or one foot closer to the hot girl in the drink cart.

Look,  my point is if one tiny thing is changed, outcomes could be radically different. What if Montana was drafted by Don Coryell? What if Jordan had been a Trail Blazer? What if the ball had hit the guy in the row NEXT to Steve Bartman? Think about it. Now excuse me while I go to my giant breast invasion shelter and prepare accordingly.

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