Saturday, April 18, 2015

Episode 8: Sexy Dance Fighting

Reviewing Black Canary #7 from 1993 featuring the deadly dancer known as Capoeira. Also listener feedback from episodes 6 and 7.

This episode is a little shorter because I only had the time and energy to review one issue. I tried out a new microphone for this recording thinking it would make things easier. I'm not all that thrilled with the final result. I didn't care for how quiet and soft everything sounded, so I tried to boost it with some other settings in GarageBand. Anyway, I hope the quality doesn't sound to you as craptacular as it does to me.

Sample pages from Black Canary #7.



Music this episode:
"Hips Don't Lie"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Epic Records, 2006.

"Love Generation (Radio Edit)"
Bob Sinclair featuring Gary Pine
Defected Records, 2005.

Sound clips this episode:
Bob's Burgers
"Sexy Dance Fighting"
20th Television.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Episode 7: Happy Birthday, Black Canary--Now DIE!!!

The first Flowers & Fishnets team-up: Ryan Daly welcomes Chris Franklin from the SUPER MATES PODCAST to talk about Justice League of America issues #219-220. These issues change everything readers thought they knew about Dinah Lance!

You can follow along with these issues by reading my original review of Justice League of America #219 right here, and issue #220 right here.

Find Chris and his wife, Cindy, at the Super Mates Podcast!

Sample pages from Justice League of America #219-220.





Music this episode:
"Farewell Daddy Blues"
Margot Bingham
ABKCO, 2014.



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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Episode 6: New Boots

Reviewing three issues from Black Canary's '93 ongoing series, issues #4 through #6. These issues feature the new villains: Blynde, Klik, Severance, and Jakob Whorrsman, as well as cameo appearances from Oliver Queen and Gan Nguyen.

Flowers & Fishnets is available for download on iTunes by clicking here, or you can check out the show's RSS feed by clicking right here.


Sample pages from Black Canary #4, #5, and #6.






Music this episode:
"If I Had No Loot"
Tony! Toni! Tone!
Polygram, 1993.

"The Last Living Rose"
PJ Harvey
Island Records, 2011.


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Episode 5: The Dream Master

Reviewing two comics featuring Black Canary and the dastardly dream fiend, Doctor Destiny: DC COMICS PRESENTS #30 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1.

Flowers & Fishnets is available for download on iTunes by clicking here, or you can check out the show's RSS feed right here.

Click here to read my original review of DC Comics Presents #30, and follow along with some sweet image scans of this awesome story!

Sample pages from Justice League of America Annual #1--click to enlarge.




Music this episode:
"Sweet Dreams (Of You)"
Patsy Cline
Decca Records, 1963.

"These Dreams"
Heart
Capitol Records, 1985.


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Episode 4: Golden Oldies

A brief overview of Black Canary's Golden Age appearances in FLASH COMICS from the late 1940s. Also reviewed: Black Canary #3 (1993) and listener feedback.

Flowers & Fishnets is available for download on iTunes by clicking here, or you can check out the show's RSS feed right here.

Click here to see my review of Black Canary's first solo adventure from Flash Comics #92.
Click here to see my review of "The Mystery of the Crimson Crystal" in Flash Comics #93.
To see my other reviews of Black Canary stories from the Golden Age, use the search bar to the right or click on the tabs for Golden Age, Flash Comics, Robert Kanigher, or Carmine Infantino.

Sample pages from Black Canary #3--click to enlarge.




Music this episode:
"I've Told Every Little Star"
Linda Scott
Canadian-American Records, 1961.

"Die Young, Stay Pretty"
Blondie
Chrysalis Records, 1979.


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Episode 3: Sister Sara and the Bus-Riding Hobo Killer

Ryan shares his thoughts about Sara Lance, the first woman to adopt the title of The Canary on the TV series ARROW. Also, a review of Black Canary #2 (1993) and listener feedback.

Flowers & Fishnets is available for download on iTunes by clicking here, or you can check out the show's RSS feed right here.

Don't forget to read ComicVine's interview with the upcoming Black Canary creative team of writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Annie Wu by clicking here.

Sample pages from Black Canary #2--click to enlarge.



Music this episode:
"My Sister"
Juliana Hatfield
Mammoth Records, 1993.



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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Episode 2: A Couple of Firsts

Reviewing the first issue of Black Canary's ongoing series from 1993 as well as her debut appearance in FLASH COMICS #86 from 1947.

Flowers & Fishnets is available for download on iTunes by clicking here, or you can check out the show's RSS feed by clicking here.

I have never reviewed Black Canary #1 on this blog, but I did previously cover the story from Flash #86, which you can see right here. The creative team of Sarah Byam and Trevor Von Eeden worked on the Black Canary miniseries "New Wings". To see my review of that series, click here for issue #1, here for issue #2, here for issue #3, and here for issue #4.

Sample pages from Black Canary #1--click to enlarge:



Music this episode:
"Who's That Chick?"
David Guetta featuring Rihanna
Virgin Records, 2010.

"Criminal"
Fiona Apple
Columbia Records, 1996.


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Episode 1: The Origin of Black Canary

Spinning off from Flowers & Fishnets: A Black Canary Blog comes the podcast that celebrates DC Comics' blonde bombshell, Black Canary. This episode, host Ryan Daly recalls how he came to appreciate the popular character. Also, a review of "The Canary is a Bird of Prey", the first printed origin of Black Canary from 1978.

I have already covered this story for the blog. Click here to read my review and follow along with the story!

Flowers & Fishnets is available for download on iTunes by clicking here, or you can check out the show's RSS feed by clicking here.

Sample pages from DC Special Series #10:




Music this episode:
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World (Glee Cast Version)"
Dianna Agron/The Cast of Glee
Columbia Records, 2010.


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