The Justice Leagues are dead. Earth is left defenceless. And from across the gulf of the Multiverse comes the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3 intent on conquering our world. Composed of evil counterparts of each member of our Justice League, the inhabitants of this world are given an ultimatum: fall into line or be destroyed!
There are times in your comic reading life when nothing but cape comics will do. When the stresses of the real world make you crave tales that bear no resemblance your day-to-day, it’s a relief to find you don’t have to stoop to reading bad comics. Marvel are my publisher for superhero books at the moment, DC have almost completely dropped the ball and while Image has amazing titles not many of them would be considered ‘superheroes’.
This week the intrepid podcast team blindly stare into the abyss that is Ben Affleck’s Daredevil, recount their favourite comics of the week and carefully examine the sales charts. Guest starring Max the dreaming dog.
Having not been a long-time reader of comics, it wasn’t a big deal when I read that Geoff Johns, as well as Tomasi, Milligan, and Bedard were leaving their respective Lantern titles. I did initially think it was a bit extreme they were leaving at the same time although, after a while of looking at it, it made sense that they started with a clean slate in the wake of Johns leaving.
When a mysterious worldwide plague starts putting millions of people into deadly comas, Earth’s foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the “cure,” After traveling from the dreary alleys of London to the glittering boulevards of L.A., Constantine realizes that a cadre of wicked demons and hellish monsters is behind the outbreak, and he’ll have to sacrifice more than himself to put an end to the nightmare.
Well DC’s villains month is upon us and to celebrate this the gang talk about villains. From their favourites to which superhero has the best. Beware listener, dark times are ahead!
The third issue of Liberator by Miner & Aranda hit shelves on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013. Issue #3 opens with Damon and Jeanette surrounded by police officers on the Broughton University campus, liberated fuzzy bunnies in hand. Miner’s series has been excellent thus far in providing excellent hooks and jaw-dropping cliff-hangers that leave the reader craving that next issue, and unfortunately for this great series we’re now three quarters of the way to the conclusion.
This week, Dan has taken over hosting from Bane! Dan, Free & Jack discuss some casting announcements, the Batfleck debacle, this week’s best/worst comics and answer questions from Twitter.
Free returns as a mysterious new host appears. The team tackle dinosaurs, gaining superpowers and tough decisions. Its all or nothing in the shortest episode yet!
Hey, so I know I’m a month behind, but who wants some old reviews to comics you’ve probably forgotten already! Plus, we have a new Batman and Scarlet Witch (or Wanda) is an Olsen. Big week folks, buckle up.
In Episode 6 Jack and Dan face Infinity alone as Free has been kidnapped by Paedo Drax. Heroes become villains, sales charts are discussed and no Turtles are mentioned!
It’s episode 5 and Free, Dan & Jack discuss the best and worst comics of the week, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH, Dan rants and we answer some more questions from Twitter.
Comic books. Comic books are weird. Lets be honest. They’re 23 paged little balls of death and emotion. They aren’t even a novella. They’re an assault on your senses and we lap them up like skittles at fat camp. There also isn’t just two major companies making these, as many non comic book readers may not be aware of. There are… indie comics. Not something I’m particularly used to reading if I’m honest.
Sheltered is a book with a solid concept as its foundation. What Brisson, Christmas and Chankhamma have done is created a scenario that has tension, action, characterisation and thematic strands. Sheltered is quite simply a compelling read. Brisson uses this second issue to play up the grief and confusion of the main characters, with the exception of Lucas. As the books antagonist Lucas comes across as a calm and charismatic psychopath, which makes him quite the terrifying adversary for our hero Victoria.
Sick of the same old re-fried tales of super-heroics in your comic books? Michael Avon Oeming’s Victories is different from what you are used to. No stranger to creator-owned comics, Oeming is best known for his long running Powers series with Brian Michael Bendis. Taking full responsibility for the art and writing here, he does an excellent job of introducing a new city, crammed full of larger-than-life characters while still keeping the story grounded and human.