Click here to play this episode. Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 51 are:
Michael Pusateri: a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at cruftbox.com
Blair Butler: Writer, comedian, and G4's geek goddess and resident comic book expert. She hosts the "Fresh Ink" comic book segment on the G4 TV program, Attack of the Show!
In this episode:
The upcoming SpaceX launch
Blair Butler's comic book, Heart.
Womanthology, a comics anthology completely funded by Kickstarter. Blair has a story in it.
Dial H for Heroes, a comic book written by China Mieville.
Blair: Why the new John Carter: The Gods of Mars comic is better than the movie.
Blair's comic picks: Fatale, Saga, Mind the Gap, Scott Snyder’s Batman, Greg Rucka’s Punisher.
National Geographic’s Angry Birds Space book is a lot better than Mark would have thought.
And lots more about movies, video games, apps, and gadgets!
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