Host Derek Coward explains why being disenfranchisement and disappointment is not the same as hate. To make his point, he mentions Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel, Prime, dating a female bodybuilder, Batman: Prodigal, Az-bats, Batman: RIP, dead Steve Rogers, dead Superman, blonde Wonder Woman, black Iron Man, gray Hulk, puzzle pieces, taking the audience for granted, podcast recipes, scripted material and stilted dialog versus satisfying spontaneity, referencing the hidden past, real competition, what are you buying this week, expanding pull lists, Andrew Kreisberg and Helen Killer, a sixty percent failure rate, Invasion, Animal Man, Doom Patrol and why lean does not mean sickly.
Tangents abound and Mike and Eric are completely unapologetic. It’s a good thing we always give you these time stamps for what we discuss. And it’s all about DC Comics anyway so we’re cool, right?
Final Crisis: Resist – 00:01:19 to 00:21:20
Superman 681 – 00:21:20 to 00:35:07
We then get into a nearly 20 minute conversation where we speculate about the future of Action Comics (this was recorded before the recent official news about Action Comics) as well as the future of the Batman family of comics. We also talk about some of the things we would like to do if we were a part of DC editiorial before we bring it back to another review of:
Adventure Comics Special: The Guardian – 00:52:35 to 01:02:50
This episode finds Mike and Eric talking about the DC solicits in the October 2008 Previews catalog (watch out for spoilers for Action Comics #870 at 00:08:50 to 00:10:26). We then discuss the following:
Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol from 00:33:12 to 00:35:37
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus volumes 1 and 2 as they relate to Final Crisis from 00:35:37 to 00:40:58
Superman “The Third Kryptonian” story arch in Superman #668-670 from 00:40:58 to 00:42:57
Action Comics #371 (1968) from 00:42:57 to 00:47:54
And for our main feature is:
Trinity 16 – 00:47:55 to 00:59:27
Trinity 17 – 00:59:27 to 01:07:23
Trinity 18 – 01:07:23 to 01:18:23
DC Noise returns! It’s a look at DC’s Trinity of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman just in time for the newly solicited weekly kicking off in June.
From Dark Knight Returns to Kingdom Come to Infinite Crisis, this episode explores the trio of icons as they relate to each other and the DC Universe.
Also a run down of DC comics shipping April 2nd.