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The life of David Haller continues to plug along. Here we get a nice break from the insanity he has…

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I didn’t really want to write a review here, but I think I have enough to say to warrant it…

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With this second issue of Sheltered Brisson, Christmas, and company deliver an eerie, psychological thrill ride, that hearkens back to…

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April 1, 2019 2:21 pm It needed more homage. Give me some little one page interviews of creators in Batman's history (Dennis O'Neil, Adams, Dixon, ect). Give me some photos of Kane and Finger, Sprang, Breyfogle, Aparo. How about some pinups of how the characters have changed over time with a thank you to its readership for the support? (How is there no 'thank you' They've always done a thank you. Why was it all about Batman? Should have included some of the Detective comics support characters. Josh, you are spot-on. This was good. Fun stories. Great creators. BUT it could have been so much more and its gonna be another 20 years (100 year) before they have a chance to do something this cool again.
February 28, 2019 10:47 am This was great. I loved the Kubert school stuff and the conversation about the way he thought about the legends in his early years at Marvel. Josh, the folks you interview seem like such great people and shed such an interesting light on the industry and the comic making profession. Every time I listen I get a new appreciation for the sacrifices that are made for us to enjoy these books. Thank you.
January 28, 2019 12:26 am Thanks guys. I feel the same way and it's kind of frustrating because the art is beautiful. I'm not really sure what's going on and I'm not sure if that's by choice (we all forgot what Aquaman was supposed to be about too) or if it's just out in left field. I think one of you made a comment about what Wonder Woman comic was on the stands when the movie came out and how it was a rather poor choice, and now I feel DC has once again blown a golden opportunity to possibly get new readership on the heels of a popular movie. Thanks for everything guys.
January 27, 2019 10:58 am Still no Aquaman talk? Are you guys reading it? I'm curious what you think about the new team and story now that we are 2 issues in. Its quite a shift in direction and tone and I'm wondering if you like it.
December 3, 2018 9:47 pm I haven't touched any of the Bendis run, but when I read "The Question" I became very interested. Are Action and Superman telling the same story or are they separate? Looks like the Action story is a 6-parter but I was curious if I'd be lost if I only read one title.
October 2, 2018 9:51 pm I reread 1-6 a couple weeks before 7 came out and it made a lot of sense. The present-day (actually DCU future) story all takes place in the span of a day or two so the pacing is strange, and the back matter has a lot of info that helps hold the main plot together. It's hard for me to pick up on all of the references from DCUs of old, and am surprised that Conor doesn't like it more for that alone, it's like a DCU encyclopedia that Geoff Johns is turning into a Dr. Manhattan story. I feel like there are implications yet unrevealed but it's going to be awhile before we see them. I really like it and find it fun (if not laborious at times) to read and figure out. It's not really Watchmen and I like that. There are also a few cool annotations online for each of the issues that helps a guy like me out.
August 20, 2018 11:50 pm I was just like you and dabbled in random X books for a while (I really liked Bendis' run, but before that and since). Astonishing X-Men has done it for me though. Id highly recommend it. Soule did a 12 issue run and now Rosenberg is doing a really fun run that's only 2 issues in (numbering continued). And it has Reavers so the young kid in me is juiced. There was an annual for the series that came out last Weds with art by Travel Foreman. Haven't read it yet but its sitting in my stack and I'm looking forward to reading it. Might be a good place to scratch an X-Men itch.
July 10, 2018 1:32 am I really enjoyed your discussion on licensed comics and it got me thinking, aren't all comics essentially licensed products? I understand the difference between say a GI Joe comic and Prophet or Green Lantern and Planet of the Apes but I think most of us use the same criteria to pick what we read (and Josh I think you nailed it with "creator and product"). There's really no difference in Giannis Milagianis drawing Prophet or GI Joe or Gabe Hardman writing Green Lantern Year One or Planet of the Apes. Just a decision of what you want to spend your time and money on. I prefer Batman a lot more than Transformers (which I've heard is great) but I still choose what '"licensed" Batman products I read out of the half dozen or so that come out each month. Anyways, great show and thanks for getting me thinking and quite possibly now opening up my horizons to some books I might have previously passed up.
May 21, 2018 3:49 pm Nice inner discussion to start the show guys. They are highly underappreciated. The penciller sets the stage, but what we see in the panel.is what the INKER laid down. They can make or break a book (As evidenced by multiple inkers on some books). Aquaman has been amazing (art and story) so thanks for hitting on that book. I'd like Abnett get a crack at Batman and do.somerhing similar over there (big, flushed out, layered, soap opera style stirytelling) because I never feel shorted after reading his Aquaman like I do with some other books.
November 30, 2017 1:14 pm Batman 35: I think you guys missed the real reason for the visit. They went to talk to the girl from Cat's past who killed the 237 people that Cat took the blame for. This decompressed mess of a story barely touched on it (why she was with Talia in the desert??). Tom King has had his moments, and the ideas are good, but this was no more than a single issue worth of material that was stretched out over 3 issues. The Bat Family stuff was pretty good, but everything else was very "not worth the price of admission". FYI no one is safe from the modern-day McCarthysim aimed at "bigots, rascists, and sexual predators". I'm not defending anything or anyone, but with the way information travels today, all it takes is an accusation and the call for pitchforks happens fast and lives are ruined leaving so much collateral damage. It's really kinda scary and I worry about my sons as they grow up.