All in all, it’s starting to feel a little like autumn. The days are getting a little shorter, it’s still warm outside but the evenings aren’t as bad. Labor Day will be on us next week, and not long after that the leaves will start to turn colors. We’re starting to look forward to harvest, pumpkins, trick-or-treat, and scary tales.
Scary things are the theme this week as we’re talking werewolves. But not just werewolves, the boys also talk about what makes Batman the biggest boogie-man in the dark. The Justice League are busy fighting things that go bump in the night in JLA Dark. Speaking of the dark, it doesn’t get much darker that the cold unfeeling heart of Darth Vader. Jon and Charlie talk about what makes him tick in last week’s issue.
Taken together it’s a spook-tacular warm up to what’s bound to be an excellent Halloween season.
Jughead: The Hunger #8
Batman: Kings of Fear #1
JLA Dark #2
Darth Vader #20
Charlie this week is going deep on Descender from Image Comics telling why his feelings are so strong coming from the bottom of his very soul. He’s also crazy about the Flash War. He relates an amazing story found in the pages of Jughead: The Hunger about werewolves in the Archie universe. And finally, Charlie reads a republished Star Wars story from Dark Horse in what is clearly a cash grab to coincide with the new Solo movie. However, that doesn’t deter Charlie who had a lot of fun with the comedic revisionist history of Tag and Bink Were Here.
Meanwhile Jon is telling us about mostly the same books again. He does get to mix it up just a little with Man of Steel #1, which is a new series about the same character that Jon always talks about. Jon fills us in on whether the wait for Bendis was worth it and whether or not he delivered on this seminal fist issue. Also, Jon follows up on Justice League: No Justice #3, and breaks a little more new ground with Doomsday Clock #5.
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Man of Steel #1
Justice League: No Justice #3
Jughead: The Hunger #6
Doomsday Clock #5
Tag and Bink Were Here TP
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