After Nick plays his latest demo track as the opening theme and Justique talks about her new batch of pumpkin bread, we dive into an extensive review of The Image Revolution. It’s a new documentary film from the Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, who funded the movie through Kickstarter.
The film tells the story of Image Comics, from its formation in 1992 and going (almost) all of the way into the present.
It’s a fascinating documentary with a raw edge that parallels its subject in many ways. The interviews are in depth and there’s an authentic charm to the movie, which makes generous use of comics themselves to tell the story of the company.
The film also worked well on two levels. Nick has heavily researched the history of Image Comics and he found that the movie still provided new information and some surprises along the way.
Justique, on the other hand, was only vaguely aware of Image Comics before the film and she gained a lot from watching the personalities of Todd, Rob, Marc, Jim, Erik, (the other) Jim, and (sorta) Whilce play out on screen.
If Kaylie’s back, we’ll talk about how Trevor Ochmonek lives with the Tanners in ALF s3 e3 and we get another goddamn fantasy episode with ALF s3 e4… plus, Sailor Moon episodes 12-13. But if Kaylie needs another week off, then Stique will be back for another surprise topic!