Comic Talk with Anthony Ray Bench

The Official Comic Book Expert of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour made a triumphant return after a stupidly long absence from the show. He and I had so much to talk about, it spilled into an epic two-part conversation. You can listen to PART ONE and PART TWO below!

A few topics we covered:

  • Black Hole by Charles Burns (writer/artist)
  • The Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)
  • Hush by Jeph Loeb (writer) and Jim Lee (artist)
  • I attempt to use "postmodern" correctly in a sentence
  • Anthony gushes over Jim Lee
  • We profess our love for Man of Steel
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2015 

A few topics we covered:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
  • Suicide Squad
  • Kevin Smith's reboot of Fatman on Batman
  • Jared Leto as The Joker
  • DC Cinematic Universe versus the DC Television Universe
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Daredevil on Netflix

Anthony, along with being the Official Comic Book Expert of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, is the co-founder of Panda Fuzz Ink and the co-writer Patch Hawkins.

"They took his family, his home, and his planet...

As the Echo Colonies fall under attack from the Khareeshian Empire, the people of Echo take to the safety of their Orbital Battleships where they watch helplessly as the Khareesh ravage their planets.

The series focuses on the fast firing, quick-witted, vengeful son of a gun known as Patch Hawkins as he courageously fends off the attacks of the savage Khareesh; a beastly race of conquerors who have set their sights on the violent extinction of the human race."