Monday, November 30, 2009

Episode 29: Superman: Love Him or Hate him?

Whether you love him or hate him its hard to deny the Man of Steel his due. The comic industry wouldn't be where it was if it wasn't for the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation. We discuss his "boring" rep and the reasons to follow the Superman franchise. We even discuss the Superman mythos and the titles that have followed up on superman's cape like Invincible, Irredeemable and others.

Jonas's Pick
Booster Gold #26 (starts at 1:00)
Well DC's masterfully crafted plan to make us buy more books because of the Blackest Night crossover has worked perfectly and ensared Jonas into buying yet another monthly title to his hold. We talk about the whole 25th century concept and math far beyond my comprehension. I hate math. So we talk about that and the history of Booster Gold and Co-Ed showers. Need I really say more? Your not going to want to miss our perfect evaluation of the future. Henny sums it up perfectly at 5:26.

Creators: STORY BY: Dan Jurgens (also incidentally the artist for Superman #75 the issue where superman dies) / ART BY: Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton, Norm Rapmund

John's Pick
Ultimate Spider Man #3 (starts at 12:48)
After praising X-Men Forever for its masterfully mangled storytelling I've finally dropped it from my hold FOREVER. The most difficult pick of the week for me to have chosen so far and after nearly 6 minutes of talking about the books I read I hated. My default pick of the week was this one. Its hard not to like. But Sean hates Peter Parker's JNCO jeans and Gwen Stacey's eyebrow ring. I think since David LaFuente is spanish born and resides in London he may not have a really solid grasp of what's cool and hip and with it. We also rant forever about the Punisher Max new reincarnation and how it may or may not be living up to our expectations. I also dropped the X-babies. Sad.

Creators: STORY BY: Brian Michael Bendis / ART BY: David LaFuente

Henny's Pick
Anchor #2 (starts at 24:10)
THE ANCHOR. Holy warrior, unholy war. Freak of nature, beast of burden, hulking outcast, medieval prize fighter, Viking raider... God's own leg-breaker.
Cataclysmic action, quirky humor, and profound pathos for fans of HELLBOY and THE GOON. A new BOOM! ongoing series, brought to you by Eisner Award-nominated writer/artist Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW, SWAMP THING, THE COFFIN, FIREBREATHER, THE DARKNESS) and fan-favorite artist Brian Churilla (REX MUNDI, THE ENGINEER, CREEPY).

Creators: STORY BY: Phil Hester / ART BY: Brian Churilla

Sean's Pick
Amulet #2 (starts at 32:30)
I'm reading this and refuse to look up anything about it to write about it. So you should too.

Oh yea Will Smith bought the rights to Amulet and is putting his kids in it.

1 comment:

  1. I am not a fan of Superman. I have tried to read a few different stories and just can't care about the guy. But I do like the superman types, like Sentry, Hyperion, Supershock, and the Plutonian. But for some reason the things those characters struggle with are much more interesting to me than a green rock.

    And it's not the fact that he's a boy scout, because I LOVE Captain America.

    - Also I was really disappointed by the Anchor. I think Brian Churilla is an awesome artist (his book The Engineer comes out in hardcover tomorrow for $10) and I thought his original preview of this book was beautiful, but the art that actually ended up in the book was a major letdown. He's an awesome guy and I love the Engineer and I own an original by him and it is a prized possession:

    But yeah. The Anchor is just not for me.