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January 22, 2018 1:35 pm I thought of that Action Comics story too when I heard the description of this issue (I'm reading Batman in HC so I'm rather behind) but I wasn't a huge fan of it simply because the idea of living in another dimension for 1000 years and that not being a Huge Deal in the Superman comics for a while. Like most of the earlier parts of his run, though, it was pretty cool in and of itself, though. And, yeah, I also miss those super nerdy statistics...
December 19, 2017 4:17 pm I strongly disagree with most of what you've said but I really loved your discussion. I particularly like that you guys are mature enough to understand that just because it isn't what you want out of a Star Wars movie doesn't mean that it won't work for people who want something different. Like, there's a huge difference between that and, oh I don't know, launching a dumbass fan petition to get the movie struck from the "canon". I think what may be one of the biggest differences between you guys and me is that however much I grew up on and loved the original trilogy (I'm only a few years younger than you), to me the Star Wars universe was always almost - but not quite - as interesting as the OT's major characters. Yes, Luke, Han and Leia but yes also to Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Coran Horn. Hell, some of my favourite Star Wars stories ever back then were found in the X-Wing books. I haven't read a new Star Wars book or even comic in at least a decade, I would say but when I think Star Wars a lot of that does come back to me. Though, of course, this does mean that there is a certain cognitive dissonance when I watch the new movies that have gone in so completely the opposite direction to the old Expanded Universe. So, not only did I really enjoy the new directions this film went in, I can't imagine not being super excited for the next one just because the only one of the originals that will be in it, presumably, is Luke Skywalker (and I'm reasonably sure quite a bit). I'm interested in the Universe in general and I really love all the new characters that have been introduced over the past couple of films. Besides, even if Johnson has much less interest in recapturing the originals' tone exactly, I do think there's enough in there that does feel like Star Wars to me for it to work. Certainly oodles more than the prequels. For a bit of self-promotion, here's my review of the film that I wrote before it came out and where the only response I had seen was the near-universal critical praise it received. I was absolutely convinced that everyone would love this. Check it out at if you're so inclined. Oh, also did I hear Conor say "wife"? I know Josh has been married for a while and Ron just got married but I had no idea about Conor. Congrats, man, whenever it was! Finally, this being the last podcast of the year, happy holidays, guys, and thanks so much for another year of top-notch content! Even if Ron did leave us. Again. (Not that I blame him and it was fun to see him on the latest Patrons Hangout. Speaking of, and I'll leave you with this one thought: Mark Hamill: GDAT? ...He's Canadian, isn't he?)
December 19, 2017 2:57 pm Ooh, I've been waiting for this one! I'm just about to start listening so I have no idea where you fall on this but, for the record, I seriously love this movie. Now, let's see if I guessed right, based on Josh's cryptic Twitter clues about his own reaction...
December 10, 2017 10:20 pm And I just noticed that I basically just repeated what someone messaged you on Twitter and Tom retweeted!
December 10, 2017 10:16 pm A couple of things, guys: Bilquis Evely was the artist on Rucka's Wonder Woman who took over from Nicola Scott. Also, that Sgt Rock story that you didn't understand why it was there as it wasn't a Christmas story, that's because it was a Chanukah story - with the "light" in the soldier's eyes lasting for eight days when it should have only lasted one, as well as the general plot of a Jewish soldier standing up to and outliving an overwhelming enemy. I think Tom King said as much on Twitter.
November 22, 2017 6:19 pm I'm so confused. I was sure that I was turned onto the Other Side originally by you guys. Did Ron like it or something? Anyway, great discussion but I do remember liking it more than you seem to. Interesting point about it not being published these days, though, because even though it's still on my to read list, isn't Tom King's Sheriff of Babylon an even harder sell? But that was published by an equally unknown talent and is, last time I heard, still getting a sequel. I think you guys are being just a wee bit pessimistic here. On the other hand, if there is one sort of comic not being published anymore, it's those early Vertigo classics. I'm in the middle of reading/ re-reading Shade: The Changing Man (I only read a section of it before) and loving it, I realized that something like it, Sandman and Swamp Thing just feel completely different from anything that the major companies seem to be putting out. There's a literary quality to them that seems absent in today's much more cinematic comics industry.
November 15, 2017 10:29 am Wow, amazing sounding job, Ron! Now I understand why you can't do the weekly shows anymore. Congratulations and best of luck!
November 8, 2017 11:19 am I suspect that he may have token over from Bendis at Marvel!
November 6, 2017 5:02 pm Congrats, Ron! You're definitely going to be missed as the show is never quite the same without the three of you but a new wife and a new job is a pretty good excuse for a leave of absence. Here's hoping to loads of pop-ins, though!
October 30, 2017 11:53 am Ooh, good point! Of course, the DCU is still enough of a mess right now for this Jor-El to be any number of Jor-Els. I haven't read the latest issue yet but I've actually rather enjoyed this mini-event. It ain't great but apparently, I'm still not sick of stories about what makes Superman who he is and why he's clearly not just any old Kryptonian whose response to earth would probably be way different and, largely, much less benevolent than his.