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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 30, 2020

Jace breaks down the final issue of the epic cosmic story that introduced the Marvel Universe to Thanos. Jim Starlin wraps up the story with Captain Marvel victorious, but not in the way you might think. Also why does Captain Marvel mourn even though he won the battle? Jace also talks about the level of respect Captain Marvel gained and how he grew throughout this initial story by Starlin. The art by Starlin is also classic and bombastic with the flair for detail that has become synonymous with the artist over the years. How might this tremendous work look with today's production values? We can only speculate. Thanos, as you might expect won't stay vanquished for long and we will continue with the reading order soon as we find out just how Thanos will return!

Jace breaks down the final issue of the epic cosmic story that introduced the Marvel Universe to Thanos. Jim Starlin wraps up the story with Captain Marvel victorious, but not in the way you might think. Also why does Captain Marvel mourn even though he won the battle? Jace also talks about the level of respect Captain Marvel gained and how he grew throughout this initial story by Starlin. The art by Starlin is also classic and bombastic with the flair for detail that has become synonymous with the artist over the years. How might this tremendous work look with today's production values? We can only speculate. Thanos, as you might expect won't stay vanquished for long and we will continue with the reading order soon as we find out just how Thanos will return!

 

Aug 29, 2020

Jace continues his examination of the first cosmos spanning Thanos story from legendary creator Jim Starlin.  Today's episode breakdown Avengers #125 as the fleet Thanos sent to Earth is about to attack and only the Avengers stand between them and the earth downfall. This is the penultimate issue of the story Starlin has been crafting since Iron Man #55, but we have the incredible Steve Englehart writing this one. Why does Thanos refuse to help his fleet when they are confronted by Earth's Mightiest Heroes? What scheme is Thanos up to now? How will it impact his godhood going forward? Will this choice lead to a victory for the Avengers and Captain Marvel or will Thanos's plans finally bear fruit? Great bronze age epic & heroic storytelling from Englehart as he sets up the finale from Starlin in Captain Marvel #33

 

Also this issue has classic John Buscema & Dave Cockrum art and an incredibly striking cover.

Aug 26, 2020

Jace chats with writer T.E. Marshall about his current Kickstarter campaign for In Teddy We Trust.  What happens when an evil demon legion returns? You turn to the man who defeated them the first time, even if that man is a teddy bear. Even if that man is the resurrected Theodore Roosevelt in the body of a robotic teddy bear. Learn more about the story and the campaign from the creator of this awesome upcoming title.

Aug 26, 2020

Jace and Manny give a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today that they have already read. We talk more in depth about Three Jokers and what we think the impact of the long lead time for this series may be. Also some speculation on the current state of Detective Comics with writer Peter J. Tomasi and where will Joshua Williamson go next now that his Flash run is literally heading to its Finish Line? Why did Mikel Janin seemingly leave the Wonder Woman title already? Plus what makes Canto such a great bedtime story for kids of all ages. Finally, Jace gives a rundown of other issues you may want to be on the lookout for hitting your comic racks today.

Aug 22, 2020

Jace chats with Jimmy Palmiotti in a wide ranging interview. They finally discuss the 2002 Wildstorm series 21 Down, how Jimmy and Justin Gray initially envisioned the series, what might have been, chances of getting the rights back and even some dream casting for a movie. Also the guys talk about the current Kickstarter campaign for issue #2 of Jimmy and Dave Johnson's Pop Kill series. The recent changes at DC prompt a conversation of what Jimmy's first year as DC publisher would look like and a little Puchline compared to Harley talk. Then finally they finish up with some fan talk about conventions, back issues, original art and the comic community in general. This one really has it all.

Aug 21, 2020

Jace does a quick recap of the classic Rom Spaceknight series from Marvel. This was the series written by Bill Mantlo with the majority of the interior art done by Sal Buscema. The comic was based on the license Marvel obtained from Parker Bros. to create a comic based on the action figure that was the first ever such product from a company that was mostly known as a creator of board games at that time. Although the toy was mostly a failure based on some poor production decisions, Mantlo's approach, which involved fleshing out a tragic tale of the eponymous hero against the backdrop of a centuries old space war against vile enemies. created an iconic series that lasted for 75 issues and four annuals. Additionally Rom made many guest appearances in other Marvel comics throughout the 80's. Rom's never-ending war against his sworn enemy, the Dire Wraiths, had it's roots in classic science fiction, but it was Mantlo's reluctant hero, Rom, who really made the series shine. The mourning for his lost humanity, the price Rom had paid for his centuries old battle brought emotion and consequence to the series and its characters. As the threat of this surreptitious alien invasion grew, we saw other heroes from the Marvel universe pulled into the conflict which culminated in a fight for the very survival of the Earth itself. Guest appearances include among others, the Uncanny X-Men, Alpha Flight, Nick Fury and SHIELD as well as the Avengers. Filled with incredible visuals of many spaceknights beyond Rom himself, this is a great example of a classic bronze age title. For the comic fans of a certain generation, Rom remains a beloved character. The series stands the test of time and remains a wonderful read even now.

 

This spotlight was originally created for The Comic Source YouTube channel and we encourage you to go check it out on YouTube so you can see some of the amazing artwork that was done in this series.

Aug 21, 2020

Jace and Manny go over all the panel for the DC Fandome happening on August 22, 2020.

Watch the YouTube video of the episode HERE

Aug 19, 2020

Jace takes a deep dive back into the world of Age of X-Man with a look at Apocalypse and the X-tracts #1 and Marvelous X-Men #2. What is the peace, love and harmony message that Apocalypse is teaching? Is it genuine coming from someone who has always wanted to conquer? Meanwhile over in the Marvelous X-Men issue, we see cracks start to form in the supposed Utopia X-Man has created. The desire for connection as well as past memories seem to be putting everything X-Man has built at risk. Plus the battle with the Transnian government comes to a conclusion in X-Force #4 as we discover just who is on the other side of the time portal. We'll give you a hint, it is someone we suspected and named when we talked about the first issue.

Aug 19, 2020

Jace gives a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today. As well as rundown of some other issues you may want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 15, 2020

Jace joins DarkKnightNation & Comic Boom on the DKN Let's Talk Comics YouTube Live for a GIANT-Sized discussion about the recent news of layoffs at DC Comics editorial. What actually happened? What are some of the reasons behind it and what do we expect to happen going forward?

Aug 14, 2020

Jace has a good, long chat with comic artist John McCrea about his Kickstarter project The Mighty World of McCrea. Plus some Hero Initiative talk as well as a mention of John's next project with Gerry Duggan, Rocket Station Charlie.

Aug 14, 2020

Jace and Manny break down issue #18 of Justice League focusing on the history of the totality and how it ties into the past of Vandal Savage and Lex Luthor. Also an in depth look at Heroes in Crisis #5, with lots of Harley talk & much praise for the work of Clay Mann. Plus the talk ranges far and wide discussing Punchline, running out of room for physical comics, Wonder Woman fanny packs and a whole lot more. Don't miss this episode!

Aug 12, 2020

Jace and Manny give a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today. We talk some DC News and a rundown of some other issues you may want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 11, 2020

Jace breaks down the first two issues of Tim Seeley & Corin Howell's Dark Red from AfterShock comics. A blend of horror and crime set in rural America, this creative is examining the politics of today through the lens of vampires which makes for a fascinating narrative.

Aug 9, 2020

Jace takes a deep dive into part 3 of Leviathan Rising. We see Lois's reaction to Amanda Waller's revelation about Superman's secret identity, as well as a silver age type ending that you have to see to believe.

Aug 9, 2020

Jace breaks down the classic Captain Marvel #32 from 1974 as Jim Starlin crafts his epic tale of Thanos. This is the cosmic story that started it all and introduced the world to the villain who would become one of the Marvel universe’s most popular antagonists.

Aug 7, 2020

Jace and Manny dive deep into some great titles. What is the secret past that Martian Manhunter & Lex Luthor share? James Bond learns his craft in the early years of his career and just who is the mysterious figure in the last panel of Skyward #10. 

Aug 5, 2020

Jace and Manny give a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today. We talk some Amanda Waller and a rundown of some other issues you may want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 4, 2020

Jace breaks down three X-titles as he examines the inherent injustice and persecution evident in X-Man's world in the pages of X-Tremeists #1. Wolverine is recruited to search for the missing Infinity stones by Loki and Kid Cable seems to reach an understanding with the members of X-Force

Aug 3, 2020

Jace takes a look at the Marvel books that hit stands on January 16, 2019. Plus we continue our in-depth look at the Charles Soule Era of Daredevil.

Aug 3, 2020

Jace and Manny break down the incredible crime noir series Hot Lunch Special from AfterShock comics. Do you live family driven crime drama? Are you a fan of Fargo or No Country for Old Men? Then we have the perfect comic for you!

 

Aug 2, 2020

Jace breaks down Leviathan Rising part II as more of the DC Universe's clandestine organizations are undergoing attack by this mysterious group. Plus a shocking revelation about Amanda Waller's knowledge of Superman.

Aug 1, 2020

Jace breaks down the classic Captain Marvel #31 from 1973 as Jim Starlin crafts his epic tale of Thanos. This is the cosmic story that started it all and introduced the world to the villain who would become one of the Marvel universe's most popular antagonists.

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