Host Derek Coward talks about the conclusion of the Convergence Nightwing Oracle miniseries.
Update:The other book was The Black Hood #4 (aka, the book I talked about on the previous episode.)
Host Derek Coward finds an old notebook and talks about Wednesday Comics.
At WonderCon this past weekend did Jim Lee really say there are a lot of DC characters he hasn’t really gotten a chance to draw yet, including Wonder Woman? Host Derek Coward certainly hopes so because he recorded 33 minutes of Comic Book Noise talking about the subject and a bunch of other stuff.
Host Derek Coward talks about Justice League of America issues 1 and 2, the history of Amanda Waller, Stargirl and comic book female body types, Geoff Johns and how he tailors his storytelling to the artist on a book, Hawkman, Hawkwoman and resurrection, Katana, Vibe, why comic books read the way they do as opposed to thirty years ago, MSB, The Tyroc Syndrome, and how the Justice League and Justice League of America members match up.
Host Derek Coward tries an experiment where he reviews a comic book without mentioning the name of the comic book, the creative team, the publisher, any of the characters or the plot. Does he succeed?
Host Derek Coward talks about the just completed Wednesday Comics.
Hosts Mike Myers and Eric Martin open the show with some back issue discussion of Adventure Comics #435 (1974) and Jack Kirby’s O.M.A.C. issues 1 and 2. we then move in to some non spoiler discussion of Wednesday Comics 1 and 2. We also have an impromptu Top 5 list of our 5 favorite strips from Wednesday Comics.
The full spoiler reviews/annotations this time are for Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #2 (00:19:49 to 00:23:19) Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #2 and Ink #2 are quickly discussed (00:23:19 to 00:26:07) Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2 (00:26:07 to 00:34:59) Last Days of Animal Man #2 (00:34:59 to 00:40:39) JSA vs Kobra #1 (00:40:39 to 00:47:12).
Join Mike and Eric for their coverage of the last 3 issues to the fantastic Rann-Thanagar Holy War.
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My mystery comic book finally arrived today from the Amazon Marketplace. Since I have it in my possession and I don’t have to worry about people rushing out to buy it (and therefore driving up the price for me to get it), I can finally make the big reveal.
It is JLA: Secret Origins by Paul Dini and Alex Ross, the only one of their oversized books that I didn’t own.
I haven’t read it thoroughly yet, but I like what I have seen by just thumbing through it. It appears to be a collection of two page retellings of the origins stories of the Justice League of America (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Arrow (with Black Canary, but her origin wasn’t told.), Captain Marvel (the real one, you know “Shazam!”), Hawkman (and Hawkgirl, whose origin has always been intrinsically tied to her husband’s), Atom, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
Since I cut my teeth on DC Comics way back when, there is nothing in here that I didn’t already know but it never looked like this. There is also a retelling of the Justice League of America themselves, which is restricted to one paragraph. The real treat on the JLA spread is Adam Strange, Zatanna, Metamorpho, The Elongated Man, Phantom Stranger and Red Tornado each getting the Alex Ross treatment for a panel.
After the story, there is an interview with Dini and Ross that includes a lot of sketches and a painting of the Big Seven, which is beautiful and I wish I had a poster of it.
Now my Dini/Ross oversized collection is complete and I can start getting some of the other books that I saw on TreasuryComics.com. This could take a while and get expensive. Luckily for me, I’m not as obsessive about such things as I once was.