Podcast Episode 85: First Impressions – DC Comics

DC Comics has put out a lot of new stuff recently, so I talk about

  • Doctor Fate
  • Martian Manhunter
  • We Are Robin
  • Robin, Son of Batman
  • Justice League of America
  • The Omega Men
  • Earth 2: Society
  • Constantine, The Hellblazer

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Podcast Episode 74: One and Only

A bunch of number one issues are featured on the show. Specifically, I talk about

  • SiP Kids #1
  • George Pérez’s Sirens #1
  • Thor #1
  • The October Faction #1
  • Earth 2 World’s End #1

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RandoMonday: JLA: Earth 2

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

 

JLA: Earth 2 (2000) by Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (artist & cover), Kenny Lopez (letterer), Laura DePuy & Wildstorm FX (colors), Tony Bedard (assoc editor), and Dan Raspler (group editor)

I really enjoyed this clash between the JLA and the Crime Syndicate of Amerika, mostly because of the futility that both groups encounter in their struggle against the very nature of each other’s worlds, i.e., the evilness and hopefulness of each world. Morrison plays with the idea that each universe fundamentally affects its inhabitants, similar to how gravity subtly and profoundly affects everything in our universe.

Morrison also breaths life into these “evil” doppelgangers, making them more than just two-dimensional bad guys that our heroes must defeat. In fact, both groups end up being defeated, at least strategically. Plus, the look on Batman’s face when he realizes that even he can’t inspire his father to change his baser nature was unnerving. For all of Batman’s bluster, at his core he is merely a man who survives on the hope for a better world.

Podcast Episode 57: Comic Talk

I talk about the following comics*:

  • Super! #1
  • Earth 2 #16
  • The Witching Hour #1
  • Batman #24
  • Coffin Hill #1
  • Rocket Girl #1
  • Superman/Wonder Woman #1

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* This is the cleaned up audio version of the video I released November 15.

Pull List Review

First Half of October, 2013

I talk about the following comics:

  • Super! #1 (from September)
  • Earth 2 #16
  • The Witching Hour #1
  • Batman #24
  • Coffin Hill #1
  • Rocket Girl #1
  • Superman/Wonder Woman #1

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