Host Derek Coward talks about the strange a lot of people are having about the upcoming DC Reboot and goes into detail about how he would handle things if he was in charge of the DC Universe.
This was HUGE week for me. Not only did a bunch of books that I was looking for finally come in, but I also went to TWO shops this week and went a little crazy in the dollar bin of one of them.
New This Week:
True Story Swear To God 12 (Image Comics) – I already read and reviewed this issue. Short answer: get it now (unless you have no love in your heart, then just stick with Blackest Night/Siege).
Girl Comics 1 of 3(Marvel Comics) – Again read and reviewed. Again I recommend you pick it up.
The Great Ten 5 of 10 (DC Comics) – I still think this is the best book coming out from DC and I can’t wait to get the time to read it.
The Sword 22 (Image Comics) – This title is coming to an end soon and I will miss it.
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I’m looking forward to the entire sub-line of Green Hornet books.
First Wave 1 of 6 (DC Comics) – This is the only book I am not completely sold on, but I think this might surprise me.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep 9 (BOOM! Studios) – Still a good title and I look forward to it every month.
Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part One TPB (Image Comics) – I decided last week to switch from single issues to trades for this title.
Siege 2 of 4 (Marvel Comics) – I finally found a copy and I’m looking forward to The Sentry vs Ares.
Starman 81 (DC Comics) – Why not, I have a vast majority of the rest of the issues. I might be missing two or three. Maybe as many as six.
Nexus: Space Opera 101/102 (Rude Dude Productions) – I had not idea this even came out, which sucks because I have looking forward to each issue and I doubt there will be any others.
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Viz Media) – I wanted to get Pluto Vol 1, but since they didn’t have it, I picked this up and special ordered Pluto. I want to go on record as saying that I am picking Pluto up on the recommendation of Ryan King, so if I don’t like it, I will blame him. Just kidding, I will blame Vince B.
From The Dollar Bin:
Prophet 5 and 6 (Image Comics) – The only issue of Prophet I have is 7, so it will be nice to see how we got to that point.
Incredible Herc 116/119/120/121 (Marvel Comics) – I have never read a single issue of Incredible Herc, but I heard a lot of good things about it.
War of Kings 2 of 6 (Marvel Comics) – I read the first issue and nothing after that, but I liked it and I want to check it out for a dollar.
Dazzler 26 (Marvel Comics) – I have never read an issue of Dazzler, but this one is the beginning of “The Startling Secret of Dazzler’s Sister.” Plus, there were a LOT of issues of Dazzler in the dollar bin.
Final Crisis 4 of 7 (DC Comics) – I stopped buying after issue 3, but a dollar, why not?
Justice League of America Vol 1 37 (DC Comics) – The cover is torn, but for some reason, I don’t think I have ever read this issue.
Tales of The Teen Titans 81 (DC Comics) – I got this because the creative team is Marv Wolfman, John Byrne and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Hall of Famer Creators FTW!!!
Imperial Guard 2 (Marvel Comics) – This has a cover date of Feb 97, but I had no idea this title even existed until I saw it for a dollar.
Fantastic Four 557 (Marvel Comics) – I missed the entire Millar/Hitch/Currie run, so when I saw it so cheaply, I thought I would check it out.
Bullet Points 1 or 5 (Marvel Comics) – I have no idea what this is about, but Tommie Lee Edwards drawing the original gray Iron Man. C’mon.
Give Me Liberty 3 (Dark Horse Comics) – Once again, never read any of the Martha Washington stuff, so why not for a dollar (notice a trend?)
Plus, even though I need about three or four long boxes, I picked up one.
Host Derek Coward talks about Daredevil 500, his history with the character, enthusiasm for the future of the title despite those saying nay and finishes the show by talking about a pretty cool digital comic book available on iTunes and offers some reading recommendations.
Mike and Eric are back. Eric is sick. But not too sick to talk about Blue Beetle 35, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and the February 2009 edition of Previews at the top of the show. We wrap things up with discussion of the finales to Final Crisis and Final Crisis: Revelations.
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #2 – 00:39:33 to 00:50:27
Final Crisis #7 – 00:50:27 to 01:23:55
Final Crisis: Revelations #5 – 01:28:55 to 01:32:59
Join hosts Mike and Eric for our in-depth, spoiler filled look at the following titles:
Final Crisis: Revelations #4 – 00:01:02 to 00:16:51 (Be aware that there is a Smallville tangent in this segment as well.)
Final Crisis #5 – 00:16:51 to 00:44:40
Final Crisis #6 – 00:44:40 to 01:12:12
Final Crisis: Secret Files – 01:12:12: to 01:26:11
We close the show with some comments about the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series as well as some Teen Titans discussion.
WARNING: This episode contains some strong language!
Burning Trash returns as your host Jasper Borgman brings you his thoughts in an episode called Bat Family Orgy, featuring a look at Final Crisis, Batman RIP and others.
I read Final Crisis 7, the final issue in the miniseries.
I will not be discussing it on the show. Beyond this post, I will not be discussing it on the blog. I will not be discussing it on the phone. I will not be discussing it by email, Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook status, MySpace bulletin or any other electronic means both real and imagined. I will not discuss it by letter or postcard. If you meet me in person, I will be more inclined to talk about it, but there are no guarantees there either because people have loose lips and like to misquote me a lot.
Here is my only statement on the issue and the series as a whole (until I forget that I said I wasn’t going to talk about and start running off at the mouth): I read Final Crisis.
This episode it’s a spoiler filled Final Crisis catch up as hosts Eric Martin and Mike Myers cover the following:
Final Crisis: Rogue’s Revenge #3 – 00:01:04 to 00:18:50
Final Crisis: Revelations #3 – 00:18:50 to 00:33:11
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2 – 00:33:11 to 00:48:54
Final Crisis: Submit – 00:48:54 to 00:54:30
Final Crisis #4 – 00:54:30 to 01:13:45
I had time and a little bit of money so I picked up some comic books. I wanted to buy the new Flash Gordon (Ardden Entertainment?) and the new Thor special written by Matt Fraction, but the comic book shop didn’t have either of them. They were sold out. They had a lot of Final Crisis/Secret Invasion stuff.
My list of purchases (*-starred items were bought in the dollar bin)
Gotham Central 23*
The Mighty Avengers 16*
Project Superpowers 4*
Madame Xanadu 4
Madame Xanadu 5
The Secret Society of Super Villains 3*
The Secret Society of Super Villains 6*
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips 2
The Sword 12