It’s time to talk to the month in comics and some of the single issues that made an impression on the guys. Alex, Dean & Pat talk Mister Miracle #2, Dark Nights Metal #2, Generation Gone #1-3, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #4, Batman #30 & #31, Head Lopper #7, Black Racer Shilo Norman Special #1 & more.
Alex, Dean & Pat talk DC Comics sperheros and villians, and rank their top ten favorites. Top ten lists include Vertigo & Wild Storm charachters, because they rule. Come for the rankings, stay for the recomendations as the guys discuss some of their favorite comics that helped make these superhumans among the best in DC’s expansive universe.
Say you’re a new reader; maybe you were brought into comic from a charachter you like, maybe you’re just interested in the medium, maybe you saw a movie and became curious, or maybe a friend brought you in. The big question can be “Where do I start?” and that’s a difficult one, as there are thousands upon thousands of comics titles and volumes to choose from. Wel,l the NBC crew has you covered. On our seventy fifth episode, were are going to give you the guide to start your collection with $75 on Amazon or Instocktrades.com. Dean, Alex & Pat each make a list of mutiple titles you can buy off the e-commerce sites, all for a total of $75 that are essential to the medium, and great starting points for new readers. Each list is unique, so you can pick out one you like, or mix and match with what was suggested, along with supplemental material. Listen, and learn the best collections to make the jump down the rabbit hole that is comics reading.
This week, the guys talk the film Atomic Blonde and The Coldest City graphic novel it was adaptaed from. Dean, Pat & Alex discuss the vast differences between the film and source material, their preferences for the former, debate the relative merits of both, and ponder other comics that the filmmakers could adapt in the future to similar degree’s of success.
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Trade swap week, with Alex bringout Batman Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison & Dave McKean. The guys are split on their feelings about the comic; with a lively debate on the comics merits, story choices and craft. Listen for the deconstruction for one Batman’s most controversial stories comics.
The guys are back together with a special episode describing their favorite years reading comics. Alex, Pat & Dean describe their personal memories of that time, what they were reading, important comics moments from those years, how it affected them, and it the way it shaped them as comic readers going forward. In addition, Alex recaps the rest of his trip and the culture shock he experienced from large cities in the Mid-Atlantic (apologies to people from Baltimore in advance) culminating in an unsettling hotel experience.