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Wait, What? Ep. 111: Things That Go Wrong…

Jeff Lester

It’s….not easy to explain. Trust me. Oh, man.  Remember all the questions you guys asked us and we didn’t get to?  Well, don’t say we didn’t start 2013 right! After the jump:  Show notes,  no more terrifying photos, still kissing with saliva, etc., etc.

Wait, What? 11.1: We’ve Got Soul, but We’re Not (Seven) Soldiers…

Jeff Lester

Yep, it’s true–somehow Graeme and I are still managing to make time, talk, record, edit, and upload episodes without utterly descending into utterly braindead gibberish noises–I mean, sure, Episode 11.1 starts off with us talking about the weather (and Wolverine!) but we also talk about the Final Crisis hardcover, New X-Men, and Graeme’s re-examination of Seven Soldiers is really interesting, excited stuff. You can grab it off Itunes or, if you prefer, listen to it here: Wait, What?, Ep. 11.1 My apologies to those of you who’ve been kind enough to leave feedback in the comments that we haven’t had a chance to respond to directly (VoodooBen, I’ve been meaning to give you a direct response to your Kick-Ass question…  Read More…

I don’t want to be Left Behind…

Brian Hibbs

Hey, all of the cool kids are doing it, so I might as well join in too! What I thought of FINAL CRISIS #7 after the jump… I pretty much agree with all of the gang; even Abhay in the comments — I liked it, I disliked it, I loved it, and I hated it. All at various points, and sometimes even at the same time. Sure, it’s sometimes barely coherent, and you kind of NEED to read the annotations and commentary and interviews to really get all of the points of what’s going on. But that’s pretty standard for a Morrison comic, really — I felt the same way about THE INVISIBLES or much of his JLA run, for…  Read More…

Why I loved Final Crisis

Brian Hibbs

I’ve been enjoying the online discussion of Final Crisis, especially as the last three parts have been coming out over the last three weeks. But one thing I think is particularly interesting about the reaction to the series is that a number of people who disliked it seem angry about it, or convinced that people who “actually enjoyed” it have somehow been duped. And even though I’ve been posting notes on every issue, I realized that I haven’t actually said much about what I thought of the series since the first issue. I really did enjoy it enormously–as much as I’ve liked any superhero comic in the last few years. I thought it was problematic in a lot of ways,…  Read More…

Graeme’s 10 Thoughts About Showcase Presents: Brave And Bold Volume 3

Graeme McMillan

1. The title – SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD BATMAN TEAM-UPS VOLUME 3 – feels as if DC was trying to win some kind of award for longwindedness; would it have killed them to just call it SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD VOLUME 3 instead? I know, they’re probably trying to plan ahead for when they do Showcases of the non-Haney/Aparo issues, but still. 2. If, like me, you’ve been following the series eagerly up until this point, Bob Haney’s weird and poetic way with words has not only become normal by now, but also comforting in a way. “The Brave and Bold Beat continues! Miss it never!” Miss it never? It’s like Bizarro Stan Lee,…  Read More…

The weight of Expectations

Brian Hibbs

So there’s two ways to look at FINAL CRISIS #1. The first way is as the end of a “trilogy” of Crisii; the culmination of Dan Didio’s editorial vision which, at this point, would make this issue #122. (to whit: TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY [3 issues], IDENTITY CRISIS [7], COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS [1], DAY OF VENGEANCE [6], VILLAINS UNITED [6], RANN/THANAGAR WAR [6], OMAC PROJECT [6] and the [4] part SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN crossover that spun from that, plus another special for each of those four series [4], THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY [4], INFINITE CRISIS [7], COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS [51], SALVATION RUN [7], DC UNIVERSE #0 [1], DEATH OF THE NEW GODS [8]) (That’s me being nice and…  Read More…