Host Derek Coward returns with his look at the top news stories of the week.
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?
Mike and Keith go over listener feedback, as well as:
Superman World of New Krypton #12
Superman Secret Origins #4
Red Tornado #6
Green Arrow/Black Canary #29
Icon has been labelled as The Black Superman and this seeming redundancy causes him to get disregarded. (Even though Superboy, Superboy Prime, Supergirl, Captain Marvel, Black Adam, Mon-El/Valor/M’Onel and the whole planet of New Krypton don’t seem to have that problem).
Hardware has already made an appearance in The Brave and The Bold teaming up with Blue Beetle and even though he was the typical “angry black hero” who doesn’t want to team up with Jaime, at least he was being used. AND the issue hinted at what could possibly be a long term storyline for Hardware. Personally, I just want him to start a new company with John Henry Irons because I’m sick of Lexcorp stuff being everywhere.
Blood Syndicate isn’t technically one character, but they have almost always been treated as one monolithic entity and a lot of creators have rarely used just one or two of the individual members. Not to seem to glib about it, but I’m not even sure if most people are aware they have names.
Of course, the one Milestone character (outside of Static) who will probably get used in the DCU is the top Milestone villain (sorry Alva): Holocaust. Not only is he an angry black drug dealing gang banger with a secret middle class background but he has the added benefit of being offensive to a lot of the Jewish population.
Of course there are other characters, but these are the big ones.
Like I said, I just hope DC does a better job with the Milestone character than Marvel did with the Malibu characters.
Before Mike and Eric get into the show we have another listener voice mail, this time from Jay Scarsi. He is here to tell us about an early DC book he read called The DC Super Dictionary that introduced a little remembered and never again used team called the Forgotten Heroes.
We then have our own and listener submitted top 5 lists for Top 5 DC animals. And it’s on to our usual weekly comics discussion with Strange Adventures #8, Superman/Batman #65, House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1, Outsiders #23. Batgirl #3. Batman: The Widening Gyre #2, Batman and Robin #5, Secret Six #14, World of New Krypton #8, Supergirl #46, Adventure Comics #3, Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink #5, Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #6, Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #6, Doom Patrol #3 and Booster Gold #25
This episode Mike and Eric bring you a quick review of The Brave and The Bold #27 and then move into our look at the October 2009 Previews catalog for DC items scheduled for December release. And then we have lots of comics and more to discuss:
The Shield #1
The new season of Smallville
Secret Six #13
Adventure Comics #2
Superman: World of New Krypton #7
Blackest Night: Superman #2
Solomon Grundy #7
Host Derek Coward talks about the just completed Wednesday Comics.
Mike and Eric open the show with top 5 lists of “bromances” (man, I hate that word) in DC Comics. We then move on to some quick miscellaneous comics talk including Wonder Woman and Green Arrow/Black Canary. Our full reviews/annotations are for —
Batman: The Widening Gyre #1 – 00:12:29 to 00:24:03
Justice Society of America #30 – 00:24:03 to 00:34:52
Supergirl Annual #1 – 00:34:52 to 00:44:59
Action Comics #881 – 00:44:59 to 00:52:34