Host Anthony Desiato takes to the skies once more with 13th Dimension’s Dan Greenfield, this time to discuss the 2018 MAN OF STEEL miniseries by Marvel-turned-DC writer Brian Michael Bendis. SPOILER WARNING. Part 2 of a two-part book club event. If you missed the previous installment, in which Anthony and Dan tackled the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman’s origin, download it now!
A slew of new number ones are on the offering this week. The Sentry makes his less than triumphant return in The Sentry #1. Charlie looks at couple new titles with Weatherman #1 and The Magic Order #1. A renegade group of Teen Titans are on the loose and are ready to do things “their way”, even if it means getting their hands dirty in Teen Titans Special #1.
Also a few follow-up issues for you. Jon gives us the low down on Man of Steel #5 and Charlie brings us to the end of the Dan Slot run on Amazing Spider-Man with issue #801.
A great week of comics.
The Sentry #1
Weather Man #1
Man of Steel #4
The Magic Order #1
Teen Titans Special #1
Amazing Spider-Man #801
Host Anthony Desiato journeys to Krypton, Smallville, and Metropolis with guest Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) as they discuss the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman’s origin story: MAN OF STEEL (1986) by John Byrne, FOR ALL SEASONS by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu, SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and AMERICAN ALIEN by Max Landis. Part 1 of a two-part book club event. Anthony and Dan will be back in two weeks for Part 2, which will tackle MAN OF STEEL (2018) by Brian Michael Bendis.
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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Crazy schedules means a solo episodes with friends sending in their audio reviews! Thanks to Marta, Ashley, Jon, Rachael, Erica, Emily and Adam for those awesome reviews. Jimmy went to Book Expo America last week and sat down with cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu to talk about her webcomic Check, Please! that is being collected by First Second Books later this year. They have a great chat about how the project came to be, the characters, art, and of course, hockey. Jimmy also gives his thoughts on BEA and Book Con. News includes: a new scripted teen crime series podcast is coming from Alex Segura/Monica Gallagher, Comixology is releasing creator owned titles, Archie 1941 will be a mini-series showing a more realistic look at the Riverdale gang back in the 40’s and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
In this episode the guys sit down and discuss the latest Marvel and DC news. Plus they review the pilot episode of Krypton and debate who will die in Infinity War. Warning this episode contains spoilers for Krypton. All this and much more so sit back and enjoy!
This week the guys sit down with the one and only Ethan Van Sciver! Ethan talks to the guys about his career and how he stays passionate about the work. Plus he explains the importance of smiling both for yourself and for your characters. Plus his passion and love for the medium will guaranteed inspire you as well! All this and much more on this Super Hero Speak!
We know only one truth… the MCU keeps getting lighter as the DCEU delves farther into the dark side! This week the guys talk about the Last Jedi trailer along with the Thor Ragnarok trailer. Plus DC is going to put out R-rated animated features? All this and more, so sit back and enjoy!
This week the guys are joined by Marco Roblin and a returning James Schumacher. Marco is the new artist for the award winning Inheritance. Marco tells us about how he got started as an artist and James talks about how they started working together, plus they discuss thier shared love of movies. Plus John shows his creepy side. All this and more, enjoy!
As the guys discuss the latest in Marvel and DC news they are shocked by the transformation JK Simmons has gone through to play commissioner Gordon. As Ben puts it, “He has Popeye arms!” Why has he gotten so ripped to play Gotham’s top law man? We don’t know but maybe he has to go toe to toe with the Dark Knight himself, but it is interesting to contemplate. This and so much more in this week’s episode, enjoy!
Two years ago Adam Orndorf and Mike Martin paid the guys a visit to talk about their kick starter for Blood and Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny. Well they have returned to tell the guys how with the success of that kick starter they are now being published through Action Lab Comics. It’s always great when nice people succeed in comics. So sit back and enjoy the triumphant return of Adam Orndorf and Mike Martin!
This week the guys sit down with Charles Chester and Shiloh Penfield the creative team behind Boy Zero from Caliber Comics. They also discuss how the 2 of them got involved in comics and Shiloh’s passion for water colors. Plus they discuss the recent Captain America news and the results from our Twitter poll on the topic. So sit back and enjoy!