I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted a review to ESO. New, apathetic, and forgetful readers likely have no idea who I am. Allow me to reintroduce myself, I’m the author of the hugely popular (in my mind) and severely lapsed (in reality) Web Pick series. So why haven’t I been posting? I’ve been busy. It seems everytime I get near a computer I have the urge to delve into a new series or explore a new character…you see, my name is Grundy and I’m a digitalcomicsoholic.
It all started when I picked up a dead-tree issue with the the trojan horse of an included digital copy. Being unwilling or unable to turn down free stuff, I promptly downloaded said copy before reading its paper counterpart. I then had to run and left both my computer and comic behind. One greasy beef burrito later, I found myself on the john remembering that I had coveted reading material on my cell. I sat and I read. The experience wasn’t ideal. There will always be something missing when viewing frames one at a time on a small screen. I later reread the comic as God, or at least my comic shop, had intended–at home. By reread I should say that I skimmed. The story was consumed on the toliet, I really just came back to admire the art.
From then on I dabbled in digital comics. Full analog price for digital goods was never platable to me, especially when I could often get the paper comic and the digital comic at the same price or a dollar more than the digital comic by itself. At $3.99 I was faced with the iTunes opportunity cost of a comic that would provide entertainment for 10 to 20 minutes compared to a movie rental that would keep me occupied for at least a couple hours–not to mention the occasional four dollar game with daily replay value. I said to myself, “Self, I’ll only pay what digital comics are worth: $.99.” Continue reading
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Digital, Internet, Reviews
Tagged Comic Books, Comixology, dc comics, Digital Comics, Grundy, Marvel Unlimited, web
This is a big day for me. My first book, Archaeology In Fiction, is now available via Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. I have taken my popular Archaeology in Fiction discussion which I have presented at various sci-fi and fantasy conventions and transformed it into an in depth discussion of Archaeology as it is depicted in fiction.
What is the truth? In this book we will explore:
• The fictions surrounding archeology
• Why we love and perpetuate those fictions
• What the truth behind the fiction really is
Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Come along and explore both.
Print Version Kindle Version
The Earth Station One crew and their guest pilot, Captain William (or is it Anthony) “Buck” Rogers, experiences severe cosmic forces that freezes their life control systems and returns Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash to Earth… 500 years later. ESO takes a look at the history of Buck Rogers from the novel that started it all to comic strips, the serials, and the fan-favorite 70’s television series.
ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite Buck Rogers stories? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might tread yours on the show.
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Conventions, Digital, Earth Station One, Fantasy, Interview, movies, News, preview, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, Space, TV
Tagged 25th century, Bobby Nash, Buck Rogers, Earth Station One, Erin Gray, ESO, ESO Network, Gil Gerard, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Podcast
April Fools! We travel back to February 17th to get back into the mix of retro topics! Choose your means of time travel! Machine, temporal rifts, your state of mind? Q, CD, and Strangeway cover the expanse of how time travel has been portrayed in film and television, with Ratchet chiming in from the back of the Police Call Box. From H.G. Well’s “Time Machine” to “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and many points between, we cover it all in a wibbly wobbly timey wimey fashion.
We also continue our Achievement Unlocked feature as well as joining us for our Clockwork Quarter Hour is Dave Lee from Hatton Cross Steampunk. Learn more about how this maker group and their “Steam Tank”!
Posted in Blog, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Digital, Fantasy, Gaming, Geek, Horror, Interview, movies, Music, News, Sci-fi, The Ratchet Retrocast
Tagged Achievement Unlocked, Army of Darkness, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, CD, Clockwork Quarter Hour, Doctor Who, family computer, H.G. Wells, Hatton Cross Steampunk, La Jetee, Q, Ratchet RetroCast, Strangeway, The Phantom, Zelda
Everything is 8bit and Ratchet has found us some chip tunes – we have fallen down the pipe into the land of classical gaming. This week Q, Strangeway and CD discuss the early early consoles and the culture of upright arcades. We are joined by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine, authors of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series and retro video game enthusiasts. Oh yeah, and we are recording live from AnachroCon!
Posted in Blog, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Digital, Fantasy, Gaming, Geek, Internet, Interview, News, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, Science, steampunk, The Ratchet Retrocast
Tagged Achievement Unlocked, CD, Clockwork Quarter Hour, flashback games, Gaming, Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Philippa Ballantine, Q, Ratchet RetroCast, Retro Video Games, Strangeway, Tee Morris, video game enthusiasts
Next week, the Earth Station One crew enlists. That’s right, Mike, Mike, and Bobby report for duty as part of America’s highly trained special missions force, known as G.I. Joe. ESO takes down Cobra forces while looking back at the Joes’ history from comic books, the various cartoon series, the conventions, the toys, and the upcoming live action movie starring The Rock and Bruce Willis. Plus, the ESO Khan Report goes on the road to Joelanta, Atlanta’s premier G.I. Joe convention. And if that wasn’t enough, just wait until you see who we strap into The Geek Seat this week. Plus, we’ll have the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fantastic episode next week at Earth Station One. Now you know.
And knowing is half the battle.
ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite G.I. Joe memories from the comics, TV show, movies, or the toys that started it all? Let us know at email@example.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might tread yours on the show.
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Conventions, Digital, Earth Station One, Fantasy, Interview, movies, News, Rumor, Sci-fi, Toys, TV
Tagged Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, entertainment, ESO, ESO Network, G.I. Joe, Gary Mithchel, JD, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Phantom Troublemaker, Podcast
Writer Bobby Nash and Artist James Burns, the creative team behind Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” return for a 10 part Lance Star: Sky Ranger webstrip adventure at www.lance-star.com.
More news to follow.
Posted in Art, Blog, Books, Comic Books, Comics, Digital, News, Press Release, Pulp
Tagged announcement, Bobby Nash, Comic Strip, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, friend of the station, James Burns, lance star: sky ranger, men’s adventure, New Pulp, pilot, promotion, Pulp, teaser, web strip
So many sequels, so few of them have been good! Every once in a while comes one that lives up to the original. Mike, Mike, Bobby and special guest Grundy chat reveal their favorites. And speaking of continuing missions, Star Trek & Doctor Who comic book writer Scott Tipton takes a turn in The Geek Seat. As if that wasn¹t enough, we take a look at AMC¹s The Walking Dead as it heads into the fall finale. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, Shout Outs, and the ever-popular Khan Report!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Surprising Sequels
Posted in Blog, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Digital, Earth Station One, Fantasy, Geek, Internet, Interview, movies, News, Podcast, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, TV
Tagged Blastoff Comics, Bobby Nash, Earth Station One Episode 140, entertainment, ESO, Grundy, IDW, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movies, Scott Tipton, Sequels, Star Trek / Doctor Who, The Walking Dead
Run! After almost ten years, The Doctor is back! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, and special guest Christina Marie discuss the first episode of the Russell T Davies era. This episode is in remembrance of Clive (WhoIsDoctorWho.com).
The American Red Cross to help w/ the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store
Doctor Who Series 1 DVD
Doctor Who: The Forgotten Trade Paperback
Bewitched Raven’s Cosplay
Posted in Blog, Books, Comic Books, Comics, Conventions, Digital, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Toys, Earth Station Who, Geek, Internet, Interview, News, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, Toys, TV
Tagged Christina Marie, Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who, Earth Station Who Episode 23, entertainment, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Rose, The Phantom Troublemaker
This week’s episode is a total geekfest! Mike, Mike, and Bobby are joined by Jason & Rita (Transmissions from Atlantis podast), Phantom Troublemaker (ESW), Jessa Phillips (GoodtoBeaGeek.com) and the award-winning artist Mark Maddox to discuss the 10th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. We are also honored to be joined by actress Claudia Christian as she discusses her new book, Babylon Confidential, and takes a turn in The Geek Seat. Plus, our rants and raves about the recent Lucasfilm/Disney deal, the Khan report and Shout Outs
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: ESO Gets Shiny and Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Firefly
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Conventions, Digital, Earth Station One, Geek, Internet, Interview, movies, News, Podcast, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, Space, TV
Tagged Babylon 5, Babylon Confidential, Bobby Nash, Claudia Christian, Disney, Earth Station One Episode 136, Firefly, George Lucas, Jason De La Torre, Jessa Phillips, Lucas Entertainment, Mark Maddox, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Rita De La Torre, Serenity, The Phantom Troublemaker, Van Allen Plexico