On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum invite on Eisner Award winning comics artist and author of Mermin & Ghost Hog, Joey Weiser, to talk about Tatsunoko Productions founder Tatsuo Yoshida’s original Mach GoGoGo (Speed Racer) manga and some of the influence it had on Joey’s newest upcoming comic, Dragon Racer! That’s right! We cover two whole racing comics and discuss everything we love about them both, as well as reflect on Speed Racer‘s legacy and ponder over the state of its current relevancy in American pop culture even compared to two decades ago. So join us as we rev up our engines and jam down on the pedal like we’re never comin’ back, cause adventure’s waitin’ just ahead!!
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00:00 – Intro
03:25 – Speed Racer
1:09:14 – Dragon Racer
1:53:41 – Community Shout-Outs!:
- MercuryFalcon’s History of Tatsunoko & Speed Racer Retrospectives
- Film Joy’s Speed Racer VideoEssay
- Multiversity Manga Club on Blue Box & Candy Flurry
- Toonami Faithful Attack on Titan Season 4 discussion
- Nen Show on Dragon Ball
2:03:03 – Wrap-Up
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- Joey’s Portfolio Site
- Joey’s Old Website (Tragic Planet)
- Daily Dragon Ball
- The History of Speed Racer’s Production from ScifiJapan
Mach GoGoGo Opening Theme