It was a secret I was trying to keep, but I get all my comic book tutelage from A Comicbook Orange, and if you watch every episode you end up able to casually drop comic-cred names like Ben Templesmith, Chuck BB and Marc Guggenheim at parties.
Now on their fourth season, the prodigious creators Casey McKinnon and Rudy Jahchan, have rolled out five episodes of the latest batch, many coming from their summer trip down to comics mecca Comic-Con. The latest episode (above) peaked our interest even more when Battlestar Galacitca writer Jane Espenson, who also writes on Joss Whedon’s Buffy Season 8 comic series from Dark Horse Comics, talks about her two Streamy Awards for the Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy web series. “They are on my bookshelves in a place of honor—I adore my Streamys,” says Espenson in the interview. “They are my dear, dear prizes.”
It seems like yesterday that season 3 of A Comicbook Orange kicked off, but with a vault of banked material to pull from, new episodes keep coming. The show’s signature 5-orange ratings system keeps viewers knowing what to expect from new comic titles. In this latest episode, McKinnon plows through reviews of pop titles Crossed, Ghost Rider, XXXombies and even Whedon-penned SugarShock, also on Dark Horse.
Five more episodes are planned for the rest of this fourth season, with new ones out every week on Blip.tv and YouTube.