June 13, 2009

Episode 9: A Dog called Dylan

Announced as early as episode 3, the Dylan Dog Special is finally here! The show aired this morning, on Saturday 13th (a date not nearly as evil as Saturday 14th), starring comic book specialist Barker, two self-proclaimed patients and the ghost of Gordana Stoshic - it was epic, it was slightly geeky, it was just the way I like it :)

Boy, did we cover a lot of ground. We went briefly over the history of the comic and how it was introduced to readers in ex-Yugoslavia (see the cover below), the format, the first double issue, why Dylan Dog has been so popular over such a long stretch of time, Rupert Everett, and that was just the introduction!

Some other interesting things that came up during the show: we listened to Giuseppe Tartini's "Devil's Trill", discussed Dylan Dog as a horror / pop culture encyclopedia, Dellamorte Dellamore, the writers and artists of the comic, Groucho and Bloch (of course!), Death and Xabaras, our most-loved episodes, and last but not least, Dylan Dog's greatest loves, including the one that was a bit incestuous!

Musically speaking, the show was infused with a good deal of italo prog rock, thanks to Goblin and Zombi, some 1980's post-rock, some shoegaze, and a good portion of the soundtrack for Dellamorte Dellamore. To stream the entire show CLICK HERE, to download the show CLICK HERE, and whatever you do, enjoy the weekend!

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