On this week’s episode Gwen and Derek discuss three recent releases that, while all being quite different, nonetheless share a common theme of mystery. They start off with Jon Chad’s Bad Mask (BOOM! Box), a multimedia project that explores perspective and interpretation. With its various components in multiple print formats — comic book, trading cards, newspaper tabloid, mainstream news magazine, business reports, etc. — it’s an intelligent exploration of how we define “hero.” Next, the Two PhDs Talking about Comics explore the first issue of Evolution (Image Comics). This is a different kind of comic in that it’s written by four authors…and the result is solid and far from fragmented. James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson contribute to the story, with Joe Infurnari providing the art. Finally, Gwen and Derek look at Noël Simsolo and Bézian’s Doctor Radar #1 (Titan Comics). This is a translation that taps into the crime noir genre, expertly done and perhaps the highlight of the week.
Reviews: Betty & Veronica Vixens #1, Doctor Radar #1, Doomsday Clock #1, Big Hero Six animated series, Runaways, Teen Titans Go! 200th episode
Jimmy had to fly solo in this episode so he reached out to some of his CNI crew/friends to get some quick audio reviews. Big ups to Producer Joe, Marta, Heidi and Tony! News includes: Lennie James will crossover from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead, the contracts for the cinematic Avengers is ending soon, a live Daphne and Velma movie is coming and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!