In this episode we talk about a lot of things. We talk about comic books like Batman, Demonic, Supergirl Rebirth, Black Widow & Thor. We talk about inherent comic book logic and how that can be a hurdle for new readers in reference to The Incal. We talk about the new Captain America statue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. We talk about Alex’s awful beer. We talk about the new Frank Ocean album’s and how that highlights the importance of inclusion and diverse voices. But mostly we talk about the terrible, terrible, terrible Spawn Kills Everyone. It is so terrible
By Tom King, David Finch & Jordie Bellaire
After 77 years of stories, how does a writer render a character such as Batman fresh once again? One key is to strip away conventions that have built up over the decades as certain traits have fossilized into tropes. Batman is a brooding loner, obsessed with justice to the point of madness. He is a man of few words. He has a plan for everything. He never sits. While most of these examples have been the basis for classic tales, taken as gospel they become restricting. This week author Tom King fiddles with the accepted formula as he continues to breathe new life into a book that had grown stale.