Host Derek Coward returns to talk about James Robinson and what books he’s enjoying.
Host Derek Coward talks about DC’s Injustice and James Robinson. Tom Taylor was the name I couldn’t remember.
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.
As Stars My Destination reaches its penultimate chapters, join host Matt Kramer for The Shade’s Journal Episode 35 as Jack Knight finds himself out of the frying pan and into the fire as Jack finds himself a prisoner of the Crown Imperial. But all may not be as it seems, as Jack meets new friends, new enemies, and comes face to face with two heroes long thought dead. Issues discussed include Starman #57 and 58. Enjoy!
Past, present, and future unite in the 33rd episode of The Shade’s Journal, as host Matt Kramer takes us on a most unusual taxi ride in the far future. Marvel at a tale told thrice before we head back to the near future as Jack meets the new Star Spangled Kid and S.T.R.I.P.E. and we learn an untold tale of the Starman legacy. Issues discussed include Starman #55 and Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0.
In the 32nd episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as we take a trip back in time to the old west! While there, not only do we learn the origin of Jack’s space ship, but we also learn the secret origin of Brian Savage in a special Knights Past segment spotlighting Scalphunter!
Issues discussed include Starman #54 and Weird Western Tales #39.
In the 31st episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as Jack Knight travels to Krypton and meets Jor-El, the father of Superman. See how James Robinson writes the characters of ancient Krypton eight years before he began his current run on Superman. Also in this episode, join Jack as he travels to the planet Rann and meets Adam Strange before one of the most controversial events in the series occurs. What could happen that would cause Tony Harris to stop providing covers for the series he co-created? Find out in this episode!
Issues discussed include Starman #51, 52, and 53.
In the 30th episode of the Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer for a trip into the 30th Century as we meet up with Star Boy Thom Kallor of the Legion of Super-Heroes! While in the 30th Century, we learn some more clues as to what’s in store for Jack and Mikaal in the future and they also bump into a familiar face. While in the 30th Century, we also have a Knights Past segment focusing on Thom Kallor and we get a brief discussion on the Legion of Super-Heroes. Issues discussed in this episode are Starman #50 and Legion of Super-Heroes #306.