The guys discuss the recent Batman & Bill documentary. Ryan get’s a failing grade on Dark Days: The Casting, throwing him out of a loop. While Allen soaks up the Synder rays. Suicide Squad is back from a paid vacation and starts strong. Plus Allen and Ryan debate the rankings this week. Thanks for listening!
(0:00) General Discussion
(7:00) Action Comics #984
(18:05) Dark Days: The Casting #1
(30:25) Batman & Bill Discussion
(50:34) Titans #13
(1:00:15) Suicide Squad #21
(1:16:20) Honorable Mentions
While we’ve talked before with Austin Tichenor and John Roberson about adapting comics to the stage, we’ve never talked about (or even thought about!) adapting the lives of comics creators to that stage! But Lenny Schwartz has done it, and more than once, writing and directing “Co-Creator” (about Bill Finger and his claim to the Batman legacy) and “The Man Who Saw Snoopy” (about Charles Schulz, of course!). And he has another in the works on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.
This week Lenny tells Tim about writing these plays, just how much credit Bob Kane and Stan Lee may actually deserve, how Schulz used Peanuts as his diary, and much more.
Reviews: Awake #1, Captain America: White #1, Paybacks #1, Tokyo Ghost #1, Doctor Who, Gotham, Minority Report, Moonbeam City
Jimmy welcomes back Emily Edwards in the rotating co-host chair. They chat about nerd wins at The Emmys and hope someone will cosplay Nick Furry (not a typo) at NYCC. News includes: Bill Finger will finally get credit for his contributions to Batman, Friday is National Comic Book Day, DC’s Omega Men is saved from cancellation (kind of), female creators sweep the Ignatz Awards at SPX, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze are the new creative team behind upcoming Black Panther series and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides #1, Rise of the Magi #1, Vampirella Vol 5 #1
The podcast wife Erica Schultz (M3) returns! She and Jimmy chat about the upcoming Special Edition convention here in NYC and the multitude of great guests attending. They also have a mini-argument about live tweeting TV shows (she does, he doesn’t) but their friendship endures! News includes: Bill Watterson returns to comics, first all female creative team takes on the Fantastic Four comic, DC finally going to credit Bill Finger, Peyton Reed takes over directing duties on Marvel’s Ant-Man film, and Jeffrey Brown returns to Star Wars. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Why can’t super-villains simply be content to rob banks and leave Earth’s orbit and its supply of Hostess Cupcakes alone?!
In this hilarious episode, hosts Michael Bailey and Scott H. Gardner read some listener feedback, take a peek at a portion of a classic JSA adventure, review All-Star Comics issue #59, deliver some JSA news, character spotlight one of Scott’s all-time favorite comic book heroes, the Earth-2 Robin, examining both the similarities as well as the vast differences between him and his Earth-1 counterpart, and finally wrap the whole thing up with a fascinating discussion of the classic and often zany comic book ads found in these great old issues — such as The Battle of The Century and The Cupcake Caper!!
Old-Fashioned Comic Book Nostalgia-y Goodness!!
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