Jace and Rocky chat about the DC Comic releases for the week of May 31, 2022. We get the end of the Shadow War which plants some seeds for upcoming changes with Batman, Damian, Geo-Force & the Secret Society of Super-Villains having an impact in the forthcoming Dark Crisis. Also a couple of annuals with a poignant Superman take & the future of Batman Inc.
Jace chats about the return of the big fan convention in Phoenix. A show that has faced unique challenges over the years. How will it emerge from the pandemic? What guests are attending this years show and who can you expect to meet? Plenty of programming and tons of retailers as always. So we hope to see you there.
Jace and Jay chat about some of the books they have read for the week of May 25, 2022. The Hulk Thor fight continues to give great moments, Ice cream Man is it's usually weird self and Blood-Stained Teeth starts to ramp up the action.
Rocky and Jace are back together to talk about the DC titles for the week of May 24, 2022. We get more superb work on Swamp Thing, an excellent debut issue with Batman Fortress and the Murphy-verse continues to impress.
Jace talks with Ron Frenz about creating the iconic look for Superman Blue. A controversial change at the time, the guys discuss how DC promoted it and how changing classic costumes for fan-favorite characters is always risky. Plus plenty of talk about Strange Visitor and Ron's current work also.
Rocky flies solo as he talks in-depth about the DC titles for the week of May 17, 2022. We get the return of Fables, a new Milestone title kicks off and Nightwing starts a new arc.
Jace chats with Ron Marz and former Russian Intelligence agent Janosh Neumann about the real life story of Janosh leaving Russia behind to begin a new life in the United States. Along with his wife Victoria, he no longer feels safe in his home country and makes the difficult decision to leave everything behind, but life isn't a James Bond movie and the transition is more challenging than you might think.
Stephanie Phillips returns to the show to chat about the debut of her hit series from Boom! Grim tells the story of a Reaper named Jessica Harrow and the mystery surrounding her demise. Even as there is a greater mystery to solve, Jessica tries to navigate the afterlife while guiding souls from the realm of the living to the dead. Plus Stephanie gives some insight into her recently concluded Comixology series, We Only Kill Each Other and there's Harley Quinn & Wonder Woman talk too!
Jace talks about the books he read for the week of May11, 2022. There are a full half-dozen series starting off with Grim leading the pack. The debut of the sequel to Bunny Mask, subtitled, The Hollow Inside is Jay's Book of the Week and Jace chooses Crossover #13 which had hit him with all the feels.
Jace and Rocky talk about the DC books for the week of May 10, 2022. It's a bit of a down week though we do get the end of the Kill Joker Black Label book, I AM Batman continues to be excellent and the DC FCBD issue that previews dark Crisis is awesome.
A few days late due to travel, but Jace talks about the books he read for the week of May 4, 2022. Twig is Book of the Week for both Jace and Jay. The debut of Dogs of London from Peter Milligan is also excellent as is the end of the Korvac story in Iron Man.
Jace and Rocky talk about the DC books for the week of May 3, 2022. We get the end of World of Krypton, Suicide Squad and One Star Squadron, plus the first chapter of Flashpoint Beyond while Task Force Z and Batman Beyond Neo-Year continue to be excellent.
Jace and Rocky break down the death of the Justice League in #75. The events of Infinite Frontier and Justice League Incarnate have been leading to this. The once sympathetic Pariah has chosen to align himself with the Great Darkness as a way to finally be free of his tortured existence. Unfortunately for the most powerful of the DC heroes, the power the evil entity has given Parian far outweighs the power of the league combined!
Jace and Rocky break down the final issue of the Trial of the Amazons. They also talk about their impressions of the event overall, what worked and what didn't. Plus some thoughts on what might be coming up next for Wonder Woman and her allies.