In this episode, Curt and Kevin temporarily put aside their “clean” rating for a bracing look at the dark side of nerd culture (just in time for Comic-Con) with a longer-than-usual discussion of Evan Dorkin’s The Eltingville Club, published by Dark Horse Comics!
Bill, Josh, Pete and Jerry are four nerd culture-obsessed teens who’ll go to any lengths to score that ultra-rare collectible—and assert their dominance over each other in the process—in this collection of smartly drawn stories, three of which (“Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett,” “The Marathon Men,” and “The Intervention”) are Eisner Award-winners!
Can this not-so-fantastic foursome put aside their petty bickering and embrace the positive aspects of the culture that brings them together? (Spoiler: Don’t hold your breath.) And can they collect enough proofs of purchase to gain admittance to that exclusive club of action figures known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- Dorkin and Thompson’s Beasts of Burden
- Kevin’s sad dating story
- “Are you the creator of Hi and Lois?”
- The Comics Curmudgeon
- Trapped under the rubble—yet again!
- Frederick Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent
- Tim Quirk of Too Much Joy
- Lout Rampage! and Pussey
- Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book Archive
Things Not Discussed in This Episode, Because We Forgot:
Join us in two weeks as we gear up for a return trip to Duckburg with a look at three classic Uncle Scrooge stories by the great Carl Barks!