The Two Mikes

The Two Mikes
Ever wanted to talk with someone about a book you just read? You could just join a book group and talk about it, drink a little, veer off on tangents, work back around to the book again, and finally wrap it up by picking the next book.

But what happens when the book you just read is about about hungry zombies or a haunted house, and your Eat, Pray, Love–reading friends aren’t really into reading it, much less discussing its finer points? That’s what we’re here for. We Two Mikes will be your virtual book group for discussing new and interesting and old and half-forgotten horror books.

If you want to follow along with us, look at the next forbidden book on the table and start reading.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Episode 63: Daryl Gregory's Pandemonium

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The Mikes delight in Daryl Gregory's debut novel and are happy to get to talk about comic books, Jung, and Philip K. Dick. In the end we discover that when we agree about a book we're kinda boring.

It's Cocktail time.

Not a Manhattan

In a shaker combine:
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 1 shot dry sherry
  • 4–5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • thimblefull of tomato juice
shake with ice, strain into martini glass, garnish with a cherry tomato

Closing Music: "I Think Up Demons" by Roky Erikson


Paul Chadwick said...

I drew Dazzler's last year (1984) as a standalone book (she later joined a mutant book).

It was originally a disco-era film vehicle for Bo Derek (one can see the resemblance in John Romita's early covers) that Jim Shooter doggedly insisted could be made to "work," long after the film side of the deal died.

A disco singer who could project her own light shows. That's not just half-baked; it's not even batter.

For our late run, writer Archie Goodwin dropped the glitter costume (though come to think of it, it looked like an aerobics outfit), made her light blasts more powerful a la Cyclops; and teamed her up with a shotgun-toting bounty hunter modeled on Hulk Hogan, and his wolf(!).

It was a nice try, but too late. The book was cancelled to free up capacity for the "New Universe" books.

But it got me into comics.

Enjoying the podcast tremendously, guys. Keep it going! It sounds like you're still having fun. said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, Paul. I, of course, meant no disrespect to the Dazzler. In fact, I kinda love the goofiness of the character. I dearly would have loved to see that movie.

Thanks for listening, and chime in again soon.

Mike S.