Host Derek Coward thanks the patrons of the show before talking about some possible files from Fox related to the X-Men Cinematic Universe, the origin of Plastic Man, Titans #10 featuring the Fearsome Five, and finishes by asking the question “How closely tied does a shared universe have to be?”
Host Derek Coward talks about Convergence Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters, and Multiversity The Master Men.
Host Derek Coward finds an old notebook and talks about Wednesday Comics.
Host Derek Coward returns to set the record straight on his Krypton episode, talks about a book of secret origins, talks about mid season finales, and delves into the minds of TV network executives.
Host Derek Coward returns to answer the seemingly simple question “Ms./Captain Marvel, Storm, and Black Widow: These are the first names that get mentioned whenever the topic of Marvel females comes up. What Marvel female do you think deserves as much respect?” but as we know nothing is ever that simple.
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.