Episode 20: The Pews + The Podcast

BREAKING PEWS

Shout out to 8-Bit Erick for creating our new theme song! It carries the spirit of the original, but is totally ours now. Suck it, copyright infringement!

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THE STACK

Gillen McKelvie (W), Wilson Cowles (A)

Gillen McKelvie (W), Wilson Cowles (A)

The Wicked + The Divine #1, Image Comics

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.

THE GOOD: 39 pages of gorgeous artwork and coloring.

THE BAD: What the hell is going on?

FINAL RATING: 3 PEWS
 
Mark Millar (W), Duncan Fegredo (A)

Mark Millar (W), Duncan Fegredo (A)

MPH #2, Image Comics

A good guy dealt a tough hand, Roscoe's found the perfect Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card in the form of super-speed pills called MPH. Now that he knows who put him away, he'll find that revenge is a dish best served...lightning fast! The all-new Millarworld Universe zooms ahead at breakneck speed with Millar and Fegredo's urban adventure tale.

THE GOOD: It’s always fun to see what “normal people” would do if they had super powers, and we get to see Roscoe and his crew do that in this issue. In fact, they may be getting the “fun stuff out of the way”, as it seems things are gonna get real with Mr. Springfield in the next issue.

THE BAD: Did I say this art was super good last issue? Maybe I was blinded by the interesting concept, but it’s not super great now that I have another issue in my hand. Proportions are really off. Also, most of the issue is basically just dicking around, so it doesn’t really move the story forward, save for Roscoe getting revenge on his boss, which, by the way, I thought was gonna be a dragged out process.

FINAL RATING: 3 PEWS

KEEPIN’ IT REEL

Chef, Open Road Films

Starring: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next.

THE GOOD: Very real and believable story. Social media is handled very well within the film and understood. The culinary aspects are authentic and relatable. Fantastic plot with proper pacing, supported by great acting.

THE BAD: Personal things like lack of closer with Scarlet Johansson's character, or Emjay possibly being a bit too young for the role. Nothing that truly takes away from the film, however.

FINAL RATING: 5 PEWS