After a last minute cancellation, we decide to take the week off and leave you with an episode we recorded and held onto for such an occasion! With no agenda or notes, we talk the first two things that come to mind, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and IHOP!

 
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We welcome Mark Schmidt back to the show this week, and Ray Dillon makes his first appearance on yet another great installment of Canned Air!

First, in this week’s Retro Roundtable, titled "Fantastic Places and Where to Find Them”, we take turns sharing what fictional place we would most like to visit. With so many stretching across pop culture, it’s hard to pick just one. Narnia? The Mushroom Kingdom? Latveria…? Come in and see if we name your favorite fictional place.

Then we turn our full attention to Mark and Ray to discuss The Threat, relaunching on Kickstarter very soon. In the not too distant future, humanity is dying at apocalyptic rates. The only solution is through Recombinant DNA, which causes mutations in a small percentage of the population. These people become know as VIRALS.
As cybernetically enhanced humans patrol the streets of Houston, preserving a hellish segregation, those who work for ANITEC are protected in their lives of luxury, while the rest are left to scrape together what life they can in the dangerous under-streets of the city. But there are still some, who will rise to seize a better future, becoming a THREAT to those who would keep them down. Keep an eye out for this Kickstarter for your chance to support The Threat!

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With no guest joining us, we decided to bring you our second installment of our ‘What If…’ series. In this episode, we discuss how life might have changed had aliens actually crashed a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. And what if the government couldn’t deny it ever happened? How would our methods of transportation evolve? How deep would we be able to fly into space? Would the aliens be friendly or hostile? The possibilities are endless! This is a DON’T MISS episode for any lovers of UFOs and science fiction. Get in here!!

 
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'Holy Ghost’
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We welcome Ryan Little, creator of the comic series Lonesomes, back to the show to first help us celebrate Mark Hamill in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Mark recently received the news that he’d be receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, and we here at Canned Air say, “It’s about time!” He has defined, and redefined, some of the most iconic characters that pop culture has ever seen. Come in and help us celebrate the man, the myth, the legend, Mark Hamill!

Then we turn our attention to Ryan Little to discuss his new comic starting on Kickstarter July 11th, Prometheus. You've heard the legend of Prometheus before; the titan who stole the flame of knowledge from the gods and gave it to mortal man, allowing us to grow and thrive.

For his trespass he was locked away to an eternal punishment at the hands of "The Eagle", a creature of Olympus that would make sure humanity's martyr would suffer for all time. Soon Prometheus faded from fact to fiction to legend, but he never a gave up on us.

The story begins with a battered Prometheus mysteriously liberated from his captivity and dying to see what mankind has made the knowledge he's suffered so long for. And what did he find? Our modern world of nonstop pop culture, rampant anti-intellectualism, and a burgeoning classism. One thing became abundantly clear through the noise of humanity's struggles: someone has stolen the flame of knowledge. And now he's going to get it back.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter and throw some support toward this project!

 

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We welcome comic and tattoo artist Adam Sward to the show this week to first help us talk about the Transformers in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Michael Bay has left his unwanted mark on this beloved franchise and has managed to make the worst Transformer film yet, so we look back before the day of Bay and remember the best of our favorite Robots in Disguise. Come on in and let us help you wash the taste of The Last Knight out of your mouth.

Then we talk with Adam about his amazing artwork at SwardDraws.com. Illustrating professionally for the last ten years, Adam has drawn everything from comics, to posters, album art, and tattoos. Adam also is the writer and illustrator of the comic Electric Hangover.

Electric Hangover is about relationships, identity, and the frequent adaptations one makes to get through life. Its a story of a group of friends (a witch, her brother, a couch-crashing clerk, the person that he falls for, and a drug-addled robot that seems to keep everyone human) over the course of a year or so, in a time and place somewhat similar to now. Aliens, demonic forces, internet fame, pop-culture diatribes, explosions, love, filthy language, and lots of coffee. There is also a frequent break in the narrative where the artist and writer argue over the way they are telling the story. Electric Hangover; Reboot Your Sense of Self. This is a great episode you won’t want to miss!

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We try something new this week and bring you our first 'What If…’ episode! Based on the same concept as the Marvel comics of the same title, we will be taking significant moments from throughout pop culture and discussing the different possible outcomes of that event if a few minor details were changed. So to kick it off, we decided to start with Walt Disney!

 
There’s hardly a soul alive who hasn’t heard the name Disney, or who hasn’t had some exposure to the brand. This entertainment titan has its name on many different networks and properties you probably didn’t know about. So this week we propose, What If… Disney Never Existed? How different of a world would we live in without Disney to usher in the age of animation, introduce a new way of family vacationing to the world, and the innovations in both areas that have changed both industries dramatically? The effects run much deeper than you may realize. Come on in and take a glimpse at what a world without Walt Disney might be like.
 
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We start this week by paying tribute to the man behind the cowl, Adam West. Adam introduced Batman to a new generation of fans in the 60’s and put his own heart and soul into the Bat, which still remains with the character to this day. With all of his different screen and voice rolls over the years, Adam has left a mark on nearly everyone who’s seen his work. So come on in and help us pay tribute to the Bright Knight!

We are joined by Mark Schmidt of StratumComics.com to talk about issue five of his comic series The Threat, running on Kickstarter until June 29th. In the not too distant future, humanity is dying at apocalyptic rates. The only solution is through Recombinant DNA, which causes mutations in a small percentage of the population. These people become know as VIRALS.
As cybernetically enhanced humans patrol the streets of Houston, preserving a hellish segregation, those who work for ANITEC are protected in their lives of luxury, while the rest are left to scrape together what life they can in the dangerous under-streets of the city. But there are still some, who will rise to seize a better future, becoming a THREAT to those who would keep them down. Don’t miss your chance to back this project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stratumcomics/the-threat-comic-series.

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We are joined by Mike Bloom of Italianocomic.com as we first share our favorite heroines from throughout pop culture in our Retro Roundtable. In honor of Wonder Woman’s release in theaters, we remember the bravest and boldest female heroes, who have far more guts than we’ll ever have. What are some of your favorite women heroes in pop culture? Let us know via Twitter!
 
Then we turn our attention to Mike to talk about Italiano, his comic running on Kickstarter until June 30th. Italiano is the story of four very colorful crime familieswho are locked in a war for control of Capitol City. The series will take you on a journey through the inner working of all four of these twisted families, but our main focus is on Mario Italiano. Mario is the head of the East Coast and the series covers his battles as he attempts to seize control of the city. He will wage wars, strike alliances, and bring his form of justice to the streets. But as he makes his play for power he is opposed by many.
 
Head over to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1916419692/italiano-the-graphic-novel-series and show some support to this awesome comic!
 
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Snooch to the Nooch! We welcome comic creator Brian Lau to the show this week to first help us pay tribute to Kevin Smith, his movies, and anything View Askew related in our Retro Roundtable. On top of making some awesome films, Kevin helped usher the comic world into the mainstream, as well as the podcasting world with all the pods at Smodcast.com. Whether you're a die hard fan or a casual fan, you won't want to miss this episode!

Then we turn our attention over to Brian to talk about his comic Staunch Ambition. Out of the enlightenment, both science and technology are born anew. As mankind continues to advance in scientific knowledge, breakthrough upon breakthrough compound, exponentially. Through this new technology, mankind is able to transcend its physical limitations by passing through the thought dimension and entering the supernatural. This is a gorgeous comic you won't want to miss. Head over to StaunchAmbition.com to find out more. Snoogans!

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We welcome writer and illustrator Landis Blair to the show to first help us continue celebrating summer's arrival in this week's Retro Roundtable with implements of summer fun. We all have certain items or activities that enrich the fun we have during the season. Whether it's pool noodles, vacationing at an amusement park, or carelessly throwing cacti, we are bound to name one of your favorites.

Then we turn our attention over to Landis to discuss a few of his many projects. With a style that shows influences from Edward Gorey, Landis's intricate black and white illustrations and story twists will capture your interest and leave a lasting impression on you. Check out more at LandisBlair.com.

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Black Hole Sun
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