Tuesday, March 15, 2016

QBP #070 - Watson & Holmes #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #70

Watson & Holmes #1, New Paradigm Studio, cover-dated July 2013.

''No time for explanation, the game's afoot!" by Karl Bollers, with art by Rick Leonardi.

What happens when Sherlock Holmes is re-imagined as a young man in modern-day Harlem? What do Professor Alan and special guest Ron Sadowski think of the concept, and how that concept is executed? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Link: Dinner 4 Geeks podcast, featuring Ron Sadowski.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Professor Quarterbin!

    I'm playing catch up here on episodes 68, 69, and 70. Thought I'd combine all the feedback into one missive.

    Episode 68 - SHOWCASE '94
    1) Loved the opening tease! That Thom Zahler impersonator sounded sexy as all get out!!
    2) The SHOWCASE books were an interesting experiment. While I bought each issue, it was never a stand-out book. It was simply okay and a decent distraction each month. Occasionally there would be a fantastic or important story (even some James Robinson STARMAN tie-in stories), but those were the exception. One of the interesting aspects was each year the theme of the lead story changed. Some years the theme of the lead story in each issue was Batman family characters, other years it was Superman family characters. 1994 was clearly a Batman year.
    3) I really liked the Black Condor character. I'm not sure if that comes from the love of the actual stories, or the sense of investment/infatuation that sometimes comes from getting in on the ground floor with his first appearances. Interesting fact, the ongoing BLACK CONDOR series (where he debuted) was where artist Rags Morales "broke through" and then later went on to IDENTITY CRISIS.
    4) Chuck Dixon! Not sure I can add much more beyond what other commenters already said. While they were being published, I used to call ROBIN, NIGHTWING, and BIRDS OF PREY the triumvirate. Looked forward to all three each month! Great time to be a Bat-family fan!

    Episode 69 - DOOM 2099
    Not having read these comics, not a lot I can say. However, I'm continuing my SPIDER-MAN 2099 re-read to offset the darkness of your commitment to this villain!
    I do love me some Pat Broderick!!

    Episode 70 - WATSON & HOLMES
    You bring up an interesting concept about the pervasiveness of Sherlock Holmes. Like you both, I can't remember a time when I didn't know who Sherlock Holmes was. Yet, I have no recollection of my first encounter with the character, nor any ongoing exposure in my youth (i.e. TV, movies, comics, etc). Perhaps it was just part of the popular culture of the 1970s. I was certainly familiar with the pipe, deerstalker, and "elementary" catch-phrase in my youth. When YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES came out in the mid-80s I was already familiar with the character, but that was the first time I'd heard of Moriarty. Then a few years later I found out about Sherlock's drug habit and my Nancy Reagan-trained brain was shocked and horrified.

    As always, keep up the great work!!

    The Irredeemable Shag
    The Fire and Water Podcast Network

    PS: How do we get to be a "Friend of the Network" link on your website? Bribes? You're on our "Friends" link list! :)