August 2019 Previews

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We peruse the August 2019 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in October.

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  • (2:00) Halloween Fest
  • (8:00) Image
  • (24:54) Dark Horse
  • (39:30) DC Comics
  • (1:39:56) IDW
  • (1:53:25) Marvel
  • (2:16:55) Dynamite
  • (2:22:05) Boom
  • (2:28:17) Rest of the catalog



The Legion Project 16: Baptism

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Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #16, “Baptism”. Brainiac 5 is beside himself over the death of his beloved Supergirl in the Crisis, the Legionnaires gather for the baptism of Lightning Lad’s and Saturn Girl’s son, and a new mystery begins! Plus, Who’s Who entries and we talk about the Legion revival!

(00:41) Preamble and updates
(07:37) Legion of Super-Heroes #16 synopsis, general thoughts and cover comparisons
(23:46) Talking about Bob Smith inks over Steve Lightle’s “final” regular pencils and more general thoughts
(35:17) Main discussion, a look at the Legion appearance in Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, and how the future (and Brainiac 5) handles the death of Supergirl
(1:14:17) Rounding out the other storylines in the issue including more questions (and behind the scenes info) about Who is Sensor Girl?
(1:47:00) Who’s Who issue #9 Legion entries: Grimbor, as well as a little on Guardians of the Universe and Gemworld
(1:57:00) Discussing and speculating on the current news of a Legion of Super-Heroes revival!
(2:30:47) Wrap up and outro

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Appearance on Behind the Podcast

ICYMI, I was asked to join Behind the Podcast host Adamo Barbieri, along with other guest Mike Rapin of the I Read Comic Books podcast, to talk about why I podcast, why I love comic books so much, and what keeps me podcasting after nine years. It was a fun conversation that just got me energized to podcast more!

Detective Comics #1000

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To celebrate 80 years of Batman, I discuss the stories and other items in Detective Comics #1000! Quick Robin! To the podcast!

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The Gutters: 5-21-19

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This episode I talk about my health (ugh, right?) and the 7-minute workout, the former City of Heroes secret server and how that may impact the City of Titans development, and my upcoming trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I solicit comic book shop recommendations. I also talk about the Sean Connery Bond films, Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones, the Chris Daughtry concert with Dan Layus as the opening act, and some new podcasts I’m listening to: Meanwhile at the Podcast and White Lies. I end the show talking a bit about how I love the trust we podcasters have with each other.


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