Pulled from the longbox, I talk about Adventure Comics (v1) #459 (cover date September/October 1978). This dollar comic format featured six “all-new super-star features,” including the Flash, Deadman, Green Lantern, the New Gods, Elongated Man, and Wonder Woman. Let’s find out if it’s really a “fabulous first issue–launching the most exciting new comic of the decade!”
Just in time for Halloween, Travis joins me to discuss our favorite magical comic book characters. Who will make the cut? Dr. Fate or Dr. Strange? Etrigan or Hellboy? Listen to find out! But first we briefly talk about the passing of Steve Dillon and then chat about the fantastic artist who’s coming to the 2017 Emerald City Comicon: José Luis García-López!
Who are your favorite magical characters? Let us know!
I heard a person on a podcast the other day complaining that Legend of Wonder Woman, if it wasn’t official continuity, was a waste of time to read. I don’t get that. I guess I’ve always subscribed to the thought that stories are malleable and can be enduring (at least the good ones) and withstand (and can even be strengthened by) interpretations and new takes on the existing tropes. I like what Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon are doing with WW’s origin. Plus, if enough people respond positively to it, the story could become continuity. Why dismiss the premise out of hand?