Useless Drivel – Down With Clown

It’s Friday in the Wasteland and that means it’s time for your weekly dose of internet insanity! Join your hosts, The David, Robert, and Matt as they bring you up to speed on all the goings-on in their lives and the wide-world in general. From Elder Gods and Juggalos to Bounce Castles and The Misfits, there is a whole lotta WTF about to come your way! Settle in, ease on back, and prepare your earholes for maximum danger on a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Useless Drivel – Comics, Comix, Komix

Batman Gotham JusticeSome way, some how, your hosts were able to actually convince a guest to come back on the podcast this week.  Now, we aren’t saying that there was a certain amount of bribery involved, but, there was probably a certain amount of bribery involved.  Robert and Matt are joined this week by tattoo artist and comic geek extraordinaire, Tim, to talk all things Batman, comics, and whatever randomness comes out of their mouths.  Sit back and relax, and let your earholes be soothes with a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point.

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Episode 64 – Uncaged 6: Monkey Harder

064 MayanzWell, boys and girls, another year has come to an end.  2012 has been good to us over here at the podcast, and we hope all of our efforts have brought you a great many laughs this past year.  Behind us lies a failed apocalypse, crappy politics, and an awesome year of geekdom.  We don’t know what all 2013 has in store for us, but you better believe it’s going to have some kick-ass geek times, sweet movies, and MORE PODCASTS!  Join us this week as we B.S. our way into the New Year and talk about whatever randomness comes to mind.  Throw away that useless old Mayan Calendar, cast aside those unneeded show-runners, and pimp out your E-Z Bake oven as you prepare your ears for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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The Curious Case of Gail Simone, or Why We Should be Worried about the Comics Industry

If you were online at all Monday, you may be aware that DC Comics released writer and creator Gail Simone from the “Batgirl” title.

My reaction: shock, fear, shock, disbelief, utter disappointment [for DC Comics], and a glimmer of excitement [Marvel, you are calling her, right?].

Gail Simone, if you are unaware of who she is, is one of the most popular writers at DCU. During her career she has written “Deadpool,” “Birds of Prey,” “Wonderwoman,” “The Secret Six,” and of course, “Batgirl.” She is among the loudest supporters of DCU and particularly of the New52. Gail has been out there waving the banner and beating the drum to encourage her loyal fans to continue after DC (for a lack of a better word) destroyed their continuity. She has had one of the most successful books of their run and THE most successful female-led book.  To top it all off, the most recent issues have been met with praise from fans and critics alike.

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Monkey Birthday Giveaway!

Monkey in the Cage’s 1st Birthday is fast approaching!  In honor of our upcoming Episode 52 we are giving away a copy of DC Comics The New 52 Hardcover Compilation!  That’s right you heard me right, folks!  The New York Times calls it, “Audacious.”  USA Today calls it, “Epic.”  And I am almost positive they are referring to this giveaway and not the book itself…

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