Host Derek Coward talks in depth about the comic books on his wishlist from the upcoming DC Reboot and spends the last few minutes of the podcast talking about the titles and characters he is surprised aren’t part of the reboot.
This is a much more comic book centric episode than usual as hosts Derek Coward and Angela talk about the Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale at Brave New World (22722 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita, California), what they got this week, Avengers #1, Zatanna #1, play a game called “Pull List or Off The Shelf” and conduct not one, but TWO trivia contests. Warning: this episode is not all fun and games, there is a really bummer section that left Angela speechless.
This week Mike and Eric go over the July Previews catalog, discuss the
lists of “5 things we would do as DC editor” from listeners and our
own lists and then movie on to some quick discussion of several
Starting at 01:03:20 to 01:16:42 with various levels of spoilers
within we quickly discuss the following and more – JSA vs. Kobra 1,
Gotham City Sirens 1, The Brave and the Bold 23, Streets of Gotham 1,
Booster Gold 21, Prototype 3, Solomon Grundy 4, DC Superfriends 15,
Justice Society of America 28, Vigilante 7, Power Girl 2 and an
Unknown Soldier issue from 1976 that Mike forgot to mention the issue
Finally, we have full spoiler reviews/annotations for Strange
Adventures 4 (01:16:42 to 01:23:02) and Flash Rebirth 3 (01:23:02 to
Don’t forget about Mike’s comic giveaway to the person who correctly
writes in with the decoded Zatanna phrase to firstname.lastname@example.org,
also Eric is giving away all 52 issues of Trinity for the cost of
shipping (he will throw in Countdown as a similar offer as well.)
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.