War Rocket Ajax #15: Blair Butler Talks ‘Heart’ and Reviewing Comics on TV [Podcast]
You may already know Blair Butler from her work hosting the comics segment Fresh Ink on G4TV, where she’s gets to be one of the few people who actually reviews comic books on television, but this week, she’s talking to ComicsAlliance’s War Rocket Ajax podcast about her upcoming comic Heart with artist Kevin Mellon and her love of it subject matter, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting.
When Blair joins the program, she tells us the short version of how she became the world’s most prominent (and possibly only) national television comic book reviewer. She also makes an attempt to sell Chris, a die-hard pro wrestling fan, on the idea of MMA, a sport she loves so much she wrote a comic about it:
To me, it’s like, wrestling, what are the stakes? The outcome is predetermined. Yes, it’s athleticism, I guess, but everybody knows who’s going to win before the match even starts, even if the audience doesn’t.
The amazing things about MMA are the upsets, the athleticism, it’s seeing someone… there was this guy named Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, who ran up a cage and, like the Matrix, kicked off the side of the cage and hit a man in the face! And you couldn’t believe it! It was like gravity got turned the F off. They called it the Showtime Kick. Google it. Everybody listening to this, just go Google “Anthony Pettis Showtime Kick.”
That happened! That man turned gravity on its side and everyone pooped. Everyone collectively pooped.
It’s the kind of thing that when it happens in an action film, you’d go “that could only happen in an action film,” and he did it in real life. It’s like someone from Cirque Du Soleil did a move and then kicked a dude’s head off while they were doing it. It’s amazing.
Plus, Blair shares her thoughts about the controversial books of the new 52, tells us all about Heart and compares the Kansas City professional sports teams to the world’s worst boyfriend.
Listen to Blair Butler on ComicsAlliance’s War Rocjet Ajax right now.