Paul Matthew Carr

About Paul Matthew Carr

Paul is a writer, artist and designer. He spends an inordinate amount of time on the Internet blogging about silly things and even more time making things up and then attempting to convince people they are proper stories. He also talks into microphones from time to time.

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get outed as sexual predators (so [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 13: Phonogram: Rue Britannia

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Phonogram written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Jamie McKelvie. This comic is a multi-layered musical extravaganza that focuses on BritPop, magic [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 12: Thor Vol. 1

Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, Thor by Walter Simonson Vol. 1. Rarely in comic book history does a creator leave their unique and influential mark on a character quite as profoundly as Walter [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 11: Gotham Central Vol. 1

Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, Gotham Central the fantastic (spoilers?) procedural series set in Gotham City of Batman fame.  Released by DC Comics this seminal work was written by Ed Brubaker and [...]

Episode 15: The Nexus of All Realities: I Pity the Fool!

Welcome everyone to the Nexus of All Realities – A Man-Thing podcast! On the program this time Man-Thing #3 “Day of the Killer, Night of the Fool!” That’s right it is the introduction of the Foolkiller, the self-righteous crusader for anti-foolness. If you are a fool and come anywhere near his vicinity well...I pity you. This [...]

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. I sat with my mother, [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2

Happy Halloween everyone! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, in honor of the greatest holiday invented by man, we discuss the classic 70s Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula. Volume 2 to be precise. [...]

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about him, no unnatural resurrection or [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 9: Terminal City

Hello everyone and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Terminal City - the acclaimed Eisner winning comic written by Dean Motter and illustrated by Michael Lark. Originally published by Vertigo in 1996/1997 in two limited [...]

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that characterizes the earlier films. But [...]