Sep 232010

Its time to do the rock theatre dance with Marz Richards of Sacred Fools Theatre Co. again! This time Marz hangs around for the whole show after we yuck it up about his theatre projects, as well as his band’s (Renfield) upcoming shows. We discuss the news of the week with the announcement of Wildstorm closing its doors, as well as DC Entertainment packing their bags for the west coast (except for everybody’s favorite publishing divsion), and then we tackle the subject of the (artificial?) speculator market  boom of late- in part due to the possible machinations of one website that shall not be named- but by the Hammer-who also reveals another episode of his secret origin by wowing us with his speculator missteps as we talk the dark side of comics buying.

We then tackle Grant Morrison and Matt Fraction’s runs on X-MEN, Chris’ preliminary pick of the year FIRE & WATER: BILL EVERETT – THE SUB-MARINER AND THE BIRTH OF MARVEL COMICS, NEMESIS #3 (Chris’ other book of the year nomination), WILDCATS 3.0 YEAR ONE collection, FANTASTIC FOUR #583, HULK #25, THOR #615, WALKING DEAD #77, and BLACK WIDOW #6, as well as Jason Aaron’s relaunched WOLVERINE #1.
Music: Dustin Kensrue – Pistol / XX – Crystalized

Our Picks of the Week

Chris- Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, & The Birth of Marvel Comics HC ( Fantagraphics)
Sam & Caleb- Wildcats 3.0 Year One TPB (Wildstorm R.I.P.)

All available at Meltdown Comics

Jun 032010

Worlds collide and universes are shattered as we make it official! Sam “the Hammer” Humphries is welcomed as the newest permanent member for the Meltcast (and the internet couldn’t be happier).

To celebrate, we bring aboard a double shot of guests for your listening pleasure! First off, we welcome Michael Holmes (adapter), Ryan Johnson (musical director), and Marz Richards (the devil) of the Sacred Fools Theater Company ( to discuss their current show: FORBIDDEN ZONE: LIVE IN THE 6TH DIMENSION, a stage adaptation of Richard and Danny Elfman’s 1982 video cult classic. They also keep us posted on the status of SERIAL KILLERS, MAGNUM OPUS (literal performances of the worst screenplay ever found) and the upcoming and first-ever Hollywood Fringe Festival.

In the second segment we lose our collective shit and welcome a unified Meltcast favorite as Joshua Dysart, writer of UNKNOWN SOLDIER from Vertigo Comics joins the discussion! We talk the recent heartbreaking news of the series’ upcoming cancellation, his plans for ending the story, and upcoming projects like the final completion of  BUDDHA (Liquid Comics) and the upcoming NEIL YOUNG’S GREENDALE (Vertigo) with Cliff Chiang on art duties.

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Mar 252010

We’re boiling over with guests on this jam-packed edition of Meltcast! We welcome aboard writer/director Ben Ross who penned BELLADONNA from IDW in the first segment, and then bring aboard Marz Richards and Jaime Robledo, members of the Sacred Fools theater company based in Los Angeles, for a discussion of comics, theatre, performance, and what really goes on after hours at comic-con. In the meantime (and in-between time), we hit some of the weeks big releases, including THE GUILD, SCALPED, HUNTER’S FORTUNE, and of course, the one, the only, NEMESIS from Millar and McNiven.

Information for the Sacred Fools Theatre Co., including shows and times, can be found at