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May 18, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! talk about the DC offerings for the week of May 18, 2021. Before they dive into the comics hitting shops this week, there is a ton of talk about the recent news that AT&T is spinning of Warner Media and will no longer be involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. A lot of what might happen is pure speculation at this point, but with over 80 years of experience following the industry and it's ups and downs, the guys make some educated guesses on what may come next. Meanwhile, Nightwing and Catwoman continue to be the two best books DC is putting out. Both books this week offer interesting narratives and absolutely stunning art. If you aren't reading these two titles, we don't know if you can accurately call yourself a DC fan. Wonder Girl #1 is also an inspired debut with a relatability & vulnerability to Yara Flor that we haven't see before, but really enjoyed. Batman Fortnite Zero Point #3 gives fans everything they could ask for in a Batman vs Snake Eyes fight as their combat takes up nearly the entire issue. This series continues to be a lot of fun. Speaking of fun, Flash #770 is a ton of fun with it's wild time travel/speed force story. Plus Wally West/Jay Garrick gets to punch Hitler! Also we have to mention that the Jack Herbert art is stunning. Superman Red & Blue #3 is very much worth your time as some lesser known creators show they have what it takes when it comes to showcasing the emotion of the Man of Steel. Over in the pages of Justice League, we also get great art and the guys are intrigued by the story playing out for the League. Mostly they really want the back-up story starring Justice League Dark to have it's own title as the narrative is very much worthy of it's own book.

May 16, 2021

Jace chats with Matt Kindt about Whalesville, Rocks and Minerals & Eniac. They discuss the stories and themes Matt has created as well as the collaborative process he has with his artists on the books. Jace asks Matt about his love of history and tendency to explore conspiracies in his stories. They also talk about Matt's decision to work with Bad Idea and how he appreciates the creative freedom he finds when telling stories at the publisher.

May 14, 2021

Jace and Manny talk about Star Wars #13 - War of the Bounty Hunters Prelude. This is the second part of the epic story that fills in some gaps in the Star Wars universe. Not only is writer Charles Soule exploring what happened to Boba Fett after he left Cloud City to deliver Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt and collect his bounty, we get our first hints in this issue of the Jedi lessons Luke Skywalker learned after the end of the Empire Strikes back and before he showed up at Jabba's Palace himself claiming to be a full Jedi Knight. The clues in this story along with the return of a fan  favorite Wookie are very much welcome and help to enrich the story and the Star Wars universe. The art & colors are perfectly suited to the style and tone of the narrative which matches the feel of the original movies so well. The whole creative team is firing on all cylinders here. 

 

Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters Prelude Alpha

Writer - Charles Soule. Artist - Ramon Rosanas, Color Artist - Rachelle Rosenberg, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

May 12, 2021

Jace welcomes veteran comic creator John McCrea back to the show. The boys chat about John's current Kickstarter for The Dead Eyes artbook. This is a must-have for process junkies as you not only get John's amazing artwork, but you get the scripts from Gerry Duggan that John is working from. Ton's of notes from John about why and what decision he made, what works and what doesn't. So much great information in this book! Plus John talks about his upcoming issue of Swamp Thing coming in June from DC guest-starring Constantine. It's always a really fun time when John comes on the show so join us and be sure to go check out the campaign and share it on social media!

May 12, 2021

Jace and Jay talk about some of the books hitting comic shops the week of May 12, 2021. Black Cat continues the story of a deal Felicia Hardy wishes she hadn't made. Maniac of New York is barreling toward the end of the story but whether or not our two protagonist can win the day may depend on the hint of an origin to Harry the Maniac we see in this issue. Heroes Reborn #2, Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1 and Peter Parker Shutterbug #1 all start to flesh out the world Jason Aaron has built without the Avengers, we see some familiar faces, but without the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, things just aren't the same. Silver Coin #2 raises an interesting question about just what the coin does to the people who come to possess it, or is it the other way around? X-Corp #1 gives is a look at the cut-throat world of the boardroom in the Marvel universe as the mutants attempt to establish themselves as a corporate force promoting their pharmaceuticals. Spider-Woman #12 gives us plenty of action, but it is the surprising development in Jessica's personal life that may be the most significant part of this issue. Speaking of personal lives, Dan Slott is building plenty of inter-personal drama amongst the Fantastic Four family and we have to wonder if the team will survive the fall-out when secrets are inevitably revealed. Project Patron adds a new wrinkle to the story we thought we were getting about the dynamics of the world's most secret agency whose members are responsible for keeping the Patron active. Ice Cream Man #24 gives us a telethon wherein viewers are asked to pledge to save a man's life, so why is no one pledging? You'll have to read it to find out. Geiger #2 has a bit of a time jump from the end of #1, but it further fleshes out the world the creators are building as well as introducing some new characters we think will be pretty important moving forward. Time Before Time isn't your typical time travel story as it is firmly established that time and events cannot be altered, so why bother to time travel at all? Well turns out it is a great way to escape from people looking for you, but that is just the start of the story. Children of the Atom #3 has some big events now that we have gotten to know the team, but will our young heroes be able to survive what's coming with little experience in such monumental events? Giant Size Spider-Man King's Ransom finishes off some long-running storylines that started all the way back in Amazing Spider-Man #1, but the consequences of the events of this issue haven't even begun yet. Jay gives Scout's Honor #5 his pick of Book of the Week as it comes to a satisfying conclusion, packed full of action & emotion just as this series has been from the start. Jace goes with Silver City #1 as his Book of the Week, not only for an intriguing narrative with many, many layers, but for the absolutely stunning art both in linework and color. Also Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.

 

Black Cat #6

Writer – Jed McKay, Artist – Michael Dowling, Color Artist – Brian Reber, Letterer – Farran Delgado

 

Children of the Atom #3

Writer – Vita Ayala, Artist – Paco Medina, Color Artist – David Curiel, Letterer – Travis Lanham

 

Fantastic Four #32

Writer – Dan Slott, Artists – R.B Silva & Javier Rodriguez, Color Artist – Jesus Aburtov, Letterer – Joe Caramagna

 

Spider-Woman #12

Writer – Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez, Color Artist – Frank D’Armata, Letterer – Travis Lanham

 

Geiger #2

Writer – Geoff Johns, Artist – Gary Frank, Color Artist – Brad Anderson, Letterer – Rob Leigh

 

Giant-Sized Amazing Spider-Man King's Ransom #1

Writer - Nick Spencer, Artists - Roge Antonio with Carlos Gomez & Ze Carlos, Color Artist - Alex Sinclair, Letterer - Joe Caramagna

 

Heroes Reborn #2

Writer - Jason Aaron, Artists - Dale Keown, Carlos Magno, Scott Hanna, Ed McGuiness & Mark Morales, Color Artists - Edgar Delgado & Mathew Wilson, Letterer - Cory Petit

 

Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1

Writer - Ryan Cady, Artists - Michelle Bandini, Elisabetta D'amico & Stephen Byrne, Color Artists - Erick Arciniega & Stephen Byrne, Letterer - Cory Petit

 

Peter Parker The Amazing Shutterbug #1

Writer - Marc Bernardin, Artists - Rafael De Latorre, Ron Lim & Scott Hanna, Color Artist - Jim Campbell, Letterer - Ariana Maher

 

Ice Cream Man #24

Writer - W. Maxwell Prince, Artist - Martin Marazzo, Color Artist - Chris O'Halloran, Letterer - Good Old Neon

 

Maniac of New York #4

Writer - Elliott Kalan, Artist - Andrea Mutti, Letterer - Taylor Esposito

 

Project: Patron #2

Writer - Steve Orlando, Artist - Patrick Piazzalunga, Color Artist - Carlos Lopez, Letterer - Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

 

Scout's Honor #5

Writer - David Pepose, Artist - Luca Casalanguida, Color Artist - Matt Milla, Letterer - Carlos M. Mangual

 

Silver City #1

Writer - Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, Artist & Color Artist - Luca Merli, Letterer - Dave Sharpe

 

Star Wars #13

Writer - Charles Soule, Artist - Ramon Rosanas, Color Artist - Rachelle Rosenberg, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Time Before Time #1

Writers - Declan Shalvey & Rory McConville, Artist - Joe Palmer, Color Artist - Chris O'Halloran, Letterer - Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

 

X-Corp #1

Writer - Tini Howard, Artist - Alberto Foche, Color Artist - Sunny Gho, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Silver Coin #2

Writer - Kelly Thompson, Lines, Colors & Letters - Michael Walsh

May 11, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom talk in depth about the DC books for the week of May 11, 2021. We have a giant-sized celebration of Asian creators and characters that clocks in at 100 pages. A new limited series that supposedly tells the last story of the Justice League kicks off with incredible art. The third issue of Batman Urban Legends continues to give us an amazing Red Hood story and the Grifter story is just as good if not better. Rorschach #8 deepens the mystery and we can't wait to see how the creative team brings it all together. Superman #31 has a VERY appropriate line from Jon Kent we hope DC takes to heart even if the rest of the story is only ok. Future State Gotham leaves a lot to be desired and as of the first issue we recommend you skip it. The second issue of Batman the Detective sets up some big events for the series that could tie into Bruce's past. Wonder Woman #772 gives us more of the crossover between the Norse and Greek mythologies and we feel it is working very well. Finally the Joker title continues to star Jim Gordon and we couldn't be happier with how it has played out so far, superb.

May 10, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! discuss Tankers #1 and the wild and crazy story Robert Venditti is unfolding. Also a lot of discussion on just how insane the idea is on its merits and how no real scientist would buy into it. All that is incidental to just how much fun the issue is and how great the art suits the story. The guys also talk in detail abut Eniac #3. Lots of speculation on the motivations of the sentient computer and what it's end game may be. The guys also wonder if Olivia Fletcher may be the key to destroying Eniac through some secret maneuver her mother may have planned out years ago. The B-Side feature in the story is a reprint of the highly sought after Hero Trade and the guys talk about the insanity of the price of the individual book on the secondary market and how it can possibly be worth the price people are asking. Tons of great info in this episode so we hope you join us.

 

May 7, 2021

Jace and Manny talk about Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters Prelude Alpha. This is the first part of the epic story that fills in some gaps in the Star Wars universe. Have you ever wondered what happened to Boba Fett after he left Cloud City on Bespin on his way to drop off Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt? Well the superstar creative team of Charles Soule, Steve McNiven & Laura Martin give us the first art of the answer in this issue. Action packed with incredible artwork, it's a perfect issue. Whether you have ever read a Star Wars comic or seen any of the movies, this issue is easily accessible and gives you everything you need to know to enjoy the ride. The guys also love how it adds to what we know about Boba Fett and his personality while feeling completely referential and accurate in terms of tone and Star Wars canon. A must-read for anyone who has seen or enjoyed the original Star Wars trilogy.

May 7, 2021

Jace is joined by John Jackson Miller of the Comichron website to discuss how comic sales are tracked. They also speculate on the future of sales tracking with all the current upheaval in the industry in terms of comic distribution. With literally decades of knowledge and a unique understanding of the sales in the industry over time John is perfectly suited to give some insight into why it is important to look at these circulation numbers. He also explains why, despite the further corporatization of the industry in recent years, publishers may very much be willing to share their sales numbers and even use them as a means of self promotion. This is a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of the comic industry and it's retailers so we hope you enjoy it.

May 5, 2021

Jace and Jay talk about a few of the books hitting stands this week. Spoiler-free thoughts on this titles so you know what you might want to pick up when you hit your local comic shop. Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters has all the classic feel of the first three movies. Boba Fett really shines and it is clear that this creative team loves Star Wars as much as us. Batman #108 gives us our first in-depth look at Miracle Molly, but it is a look Jay doesn't really like as her costume just isn't doing it for him. Deep Beyond gets Jace's pick for Book of the Week as the story ratchets up with the introduction of a ton of new story elements that just dialed the narrative all the way up to eleven. Heroes Reborn while showing some potential feels a bit derivative and weirs, considering the way Marvel marketed this event, do they even care about it? Nocterra #3 is Jay's Book of the Week with incredible color work by Tomeu Morey and so much emotion. Jay and Jace both comment on how much we have become invested in these characters already based on the emotional narrative the creators are giving us. The artwork is also second to none as both guys specifically call out the amazing color work by Tomeu Morey. The Good Asian #1 also is an emotional issue as we meet the protagonist for the first time who has a foot in two different worlds but seems to be accepted by neither. Baby Teeth by Dony cates returns without missing a bit as we get a big reveal at the end that feels like it may be leading to the climax of the series. Speaking of returns, a few issues ago Jace mentioned that after a couple slow months Immortal Hulk felt like it had returned to its glory days and was ramping up to something big! Well after reading the latest issue we have an idea of just what the big event might be. Can't wait for the next issue. Also in this episode Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for at your comic shop this week.

May 4, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! take a look at the DC books for the week of May 4, 2021. Starting off with Suicide Squad #3 which Robbie Thompson brings the perfect amount of humor to, but we wonder if this issue wouldn't have been better served by coming out before Teen Titans Academy #2. Swamp Thing #3 continues to be a high quality title as Poison Ivy makes an appearance the art takes an even more lustrous turn with gorgeous colors. Crime Syndicate #3 gives is our first look at Alexander Luthor, but the guys wonder if the version still has some evolving to do. Green Lantern #2 has some of the most consequential events we have seen in a Lantern book in a long time, the only question is how long will these changes stick? Batman #108 gives our first in-depth look at Miracle Molly and she may be the most interesting of all the new characters we have seen debuting in this title over the last year. Finally the second issue of Batman Fortnite is tons of fun and fans of the video game will get even more out of it than those who haven't played it.

Apr 29, 2021

Jace chats with up and coming writer Kathryn Gailey about her current campaign for The Architect and The Conduit. It's a dual narrative telling the story of two distinct settings one rooted in magic and nature and the other a sci-fi marvel. Kathryn has teamed up with veteran DC artist Brian Ching to bring this world to life.

Apr 28, 2021

Jace and Jay talk about a few of the books they have read from the week of April 28, 2021. They both choose Shadecraft #2 as their Book of the Week as the second issue gives us a big chunk of story and really highlights the relationship between Zadie and her brother Ricky. This creative team pulled us in with a compelling and mysterious premise in the first issue and now they are giving us substantial characterization and momentum for the narrative to keep is hooked. Summoner War Legacy is a mix of animation style art with RPG themes and really works as a fun read with a world to be explored. Meanwhile Two Moons #3 gives us more spectacular art with some interesting characters in a period piece that makes so much sense. Shadowman #1 starts a new adventure for Jack Boniface and it feels like a fresh start, whether it will ultimately work remains to be seen. Shadow Doctor #3 has us exploring the past of Nathaniel while he deals with a crisis in the present wherein his decisions have everything to do with what he is learning in those past glimpses we see. Nuclear Family #3 gives us our first close look at the McClean children who are not waiting around to be rescued but instead are trying to find the answers to where they are and the time travel mystery they have been thrown into. Over in Department of Truth #8, after having spent the last few issues exploring the origins of the department, we are back on to the main narrative and building momentum for something big. Also Jace gives a rundown on what other titles you might want to be on the lookout for today.

Apr 27, 2021

Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom YouTube channel talk in depth about the DC Comics releases for the week of April 27, 2021. Action Comics #1030 feels more like a Superman comic that the book has in awhile and we hope it continues to have this feel despite the fact that the Jon Kent storyline continues to be problematic. Harley Quinn #2 is a bit frustrating for jace because of the dual narrative of Hugo Strange's elevation as well as the continuing progression toward the Magistrate, Rocky felt that the strength of Harley's characterization helped to overcome these problems. Meanwhile Batman Back & White had some of the best art for the series so far, even though all the stories aren't exactly page turners. Detective Comics leans to much on tropes of Batman stories from the past, but the art is top notch. Robin #1 was a pleasant surprise and Jace in particular hopes DC has the guts to lean into the ending of the issue and really shake up the status quo. Teen Titans academy #2 is also a step in the right direction though the heavy-handedness of the Red X storyline as well as the tease for the guest appearances for next issue were a bit disappointing. Finally Batman Superman #17 continues to be one of, if not THE best comic DC is putting out, from the spectacular artwork to the interesting narrative this comic is just FUN!

Apr 23, 2021

Jace welcomes writer Christopher Cantwell back to the show to talk about his upcoming Vault series The Blue Flame. This new series will explore some big ideas with dual storylines set in the down to earth city of Milwaukee and the far reaches of space. Starting from the premise that any hero and certainly a 'super'hero is inherently setting themselves up for failure through the simple fact that they can't be everything and everywhere for everyone. That idea is can then be distilled down and applied to all of us as we live our lives and try to make positive contributions to the world. The guys also chat a bit about Christopher's current Iron Man run, a tease for the return of She Could Fly and more. Join us for this fun and engaging conversation.

Apr 22, 2021

Jace and Rocky of 'Comic Boom' discuss the latest DC news. Tom Taylor is the new writer on Superman: Son of Kal-el with artists John Timms. Grant Morrison is the writer for Superman and the Authority with artist Mikal Janin. Tom Sheridan returns as the writer for a 4 issue Shazam series. Tom King writes Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. And we can't forget to mention Dan Jurgens returning to the character he created, Booster Gold in an 8 issue series with Blue Beetle titles appropriately, Blue and Bold! We also discuss the Final Four titles that have survived the DC Round Robin; namely, Green Lanterns: Underworld on Fire, Robins, Blue Beetle: Graduation Day and Suicide Squad Seven.

Apr 21, 2021

Jace welcomes creator Mathew Groom back to the show. The guys chat about Mat's current Kickstarter campaign that has already funded for Inferno Girl Red. From the inspirations, to the creative team and all the world building in between, Mat let's us get a peek behind the scenes on the development of the project and why many of the creative decisions went one particular direction or another. He talks in depth about the motivations and characterizations not just of Inferno Girl Red aka Cassia Costa, but also about the supporting cast, including Cassia's mother. They also touch on some of the rewards that are being offered, including a life-size wearable Inferno Girl Red helmet! Mat let's us know about the stretch goals and takes about his hopes for the character long term. There is a lot to unpack here and there is already a great Inferno Girl Red community that has sprung up around this Kickstarter, so be sure and give the episode a listen, go check out the campaign and pledge so you can join the fun.

Apr 21, 2021

Jace chats with writer Arvind David about his most recent project Gray. A re-imagining for modern times of the classic Oscar Wilde story of The Picture of Dorian Gray. This conversation goes in depth and behind the scenes on the impetus behind Arvind bringing this story to life for a new generation. There is also much discussion about representation and the choice t make this Dorian Gray a woman. Arvind speaks desire to bring as many female voices onto the project as possible. Plus Jace and Arvind discuss the artwork and look of the world for the graphic novels. One of the most exciting aspects of this story is the third part of the story which will be an audio drama that ties into the two graphic novels. A superb voice cast will bring that part of the campaign to life and answer some lingering questions purposely left by the narrative of the books. This is a very in depth conversation with a versatile, thoughtful creator that is perfect for a nice relaxing listen with a glass of your favorite wine or cocktail. So be sure to take your time, soak it in and go check out the campaign for Gray.

 

Apr 21, 2021

Jace and Jay take a spoiler-free look at some of the titles hitting stands the week of April 20, 2021. Aliens #2 gives us plenty of action and all the gory goodness you would expect from a good Aliens story. HaHa #4 is sufficiently strange and weird with a double narrative. Post Americana #5 get a little into the clichés of post-apocalyptic tales, but we still expect good things to come. Knock 'Em Dead #4 takes a big leap forward in the narrative but still lands with weight and we loved it. Way of X #1 brings some very heavy philosophical questions about life, death, resurrection, religion and the very fabric of mutant society, plus the return of a classic X-character. Spider-Woman #11 sees Jessica return to her classic costume and we absolutely love it, it is also a bit of a return to the status quo for Jess and a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Captain Marvel #28 continues the incredible run of Kelly Thompson on the character as Carol continues to search for a solution to the horrific possible future timeline she has recently returned from. Stray Dogs #3 ends in such a way that it really hit home with Jay and he cant' wait for issue #4 and gives issue his Book of the Week. Meanwhile for Jace, Radiant Black #3 is the best issue of the series so far as we see the most human side yet of Nathan and all creative types everywhere can probably relate to his struggles. Jace also gives a rundown on some of the other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.

Apr 20, 2021

Jace and Rocky talk about the DC books for the week of April 20, 2021. Justice League and Flash give us the second issues of those story arcs and still feel like they are setting things up for their respective storylines. Nightwing #79 is also a second issue and although not as weighty as the first, still has more emotion and weight than the two previously mentioned titles. Catwoman had the guys split, Jace also felt like this was a setup issue although very well done. Rocky really liked it, appreciating it's technical aspects as well as it's compelling narrative and characterizations. Both of the guys felt that Superman Red & Blue was just ok while wondering if the limited palate is actually hurting some of the stories. Finally Batman Fortnite Zeropoint was an interesting start that the guys enjoyed despite their limited knowledge of the ubiquitous video game. We sure hope it pulls in some Fortnite players and converts them into comic readers.

Apr 18, 2021

Jace and Rocky battle through another Bad Idea takeover to chat about Eniac #2. The story is still superb, but the guys wonder what twists may be on the way. The action is non-stop just like the first issue, but the second issue didn't feel quite as weighty as the first issue. Not to say there isn't a lot here, because it is still top notch storytelling. Is it the emotional beats that Eniac seems to have? Is it that we haven't had a chance to catch our breath as the two super spies, Olivia Fletcher and Allison Falk are seemingly three steps behind Eniac despite their best efforts? Hard to say, but we do love where the story is going and try to predict where things might be heading. Plus we get a B-Side that is truly engaging, compelling and mysterious. Can't wait to see more of it!

Apr 14, 2021

Jace chats with comic creator Benjamin Morse about his current Kickstarter campaign for We Are Scarlet Twilight. This golden age comic inspired title is about Captain Lancet who is inspired by many classic comic superheroes as well as characters like Buck Rogers & Flash Gordon. Jace and Ben talk about the creative process that Ben uses in his work goign from script to visuals and especially the challenge of matching color with the right story beats. Plus lots of talk about story design, Kickstarter logistics and even aprons! This a a really fun conversation about a highly-anticipated project that is already fully funded.

Apr 14, 2021

Jace and Jay take about a ton of books hitting comic shops this week. Black Cat from Marvel continues to bring Felicia Hardy back to her roots, likewise Iron Man is doing the same not only for Tony Stark, but also for Patsy Walker. Fantastic Four is a King in Black Tie-In, but it doesn't seem like the creative team likes that fact, though they do seem to plant some seeds for some future family drama. Wolverine is an action paced issue continuing the vampire story running throughout the x-titles, plus ... have you ever wondered what would happen if a mosquito bit Wolverine? Daredevil is another stellar issue as this creative team feels like they are building to something really big. Maestro War & Pax #4 is a bit predictable, but the action, although expected, still pays off. Meanwhile both Iron Fist & Children of the Atom show the heroism of their respective characters in different ways, but some upcoming revelations in both titles threaten to throw everything into chaos. Scumbag feels like it has lost its way in recent issues on this week's issue is no exception, but the ending gives a glimmer of hope that the humorous debauchery may be about to return. The next to last issue of American Vampire ever, reminds us of the flexibility of the world Snyder and Albuquerque have built. Finally we have three excellent titles from AfterShock, Maniac of New York #3 has an incredibly impactful moment at the end but also has us wondering if our two female protagonists have what it takes to stop Harry. Undone By Blood #2 hasn't quite pulled us in yet because we just don't know Silvie well enough. Scout's Honor #4 set up the final issue for what we expect will be more tightly paced all out action, just as this title has delivered with every issue so far. All this plus Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you may want to be on the lookout for.

Apr 13, 2021

Jace chats with Olivia Cuartero-Briggs about her upcoming title from AfterShock, Silver City. When a young woman dies and finds herself in the afterlife it seems remarkably like, life ... kidnappings, bars, dogs ... it's all there! So what is this world Olivia has created and how did she come up with the idea? We also chat about the idea of us all wanting our lives to have meaning and taking it one step further to the idea that each of us individually wants to believe our lives have a "grand purpose". Additionally, Olivia gives us some insight into her collaboration with artist Luca Merli and how well that has gone. Also tons of talk about character and how Silver City is a character in and of itself. This is a fascinating concept and one that Olivia has been working on for a long time. So listen in for all the details and remember, Final Order Cut-Off is 4-19 so be sure to let your retailer know to order you a copy!

Apr 13, 2021

Jace and Rocky are back with another week of DC titles. After a few weeks where the guys were not impressed, DC comes roaring back. Joker #2 is a particular highlight as the relationship between Jim Gordon and Batman is explored. Going even further than that is the revelation of what Jim knows about Barbara and how their relationship is explored, great stuff. Sticking with Batman titles the second issue if the Batman Urban Legends anthology picks up right were #1 left off and we enjoyed it just as much. The Red Hood & Grifter stories are just tone perfect with solid art. Tom Taylor's first Batman: The Detective issue was just as great as we expected though the guys disagreed a bit on the Andy Kubert artwork. Superman was the one disappointing book this week, it's not working for either Jace or Rocky at this point. Wonder Woman continues to delight as other ideas and myths beyond Greek mythology are woven into the story. Finally, Rorschach #7 caused a bit of a stir between the guys as they didn't see eye to eye on the big appearance in the book. Be sure to listen in to see whose side you are on!

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