Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel talk about the DC releases for the week of June 27, 2023. The guys especially liked Batman Brave and the Bold, Green Arrow and Fables with an honorable mention for Action Comics. Some Flash movie and SDCC talk also, so listen in!
Jace and Rocky are back for another week of DC Comics titles. The guys love the ending of Black Adam and are desperately hoping for more of this story. The end of Batgirls and Wonder Woman #800 are the ends of their respective runs and welcome in a very different way. Superboy continues to impress as does The Vigil while Superman and World's Finest are both excellent.
Jace is joined by Eisner-award winning writer Mark Russell to chat about Superman: Space Age. Nominated for best limited series for the 2023 Eisner's, Space Age follows the titular character through the civil unrest of the 60's to the urban challenges of the 70's into the consumerism of the 80's with a realistic yet fantastical feel that only would work in a DC comic. With incredible art from Mike and Laura Allred this is a must-read story of DC's great characters and universe being shaped by real-world events along with the crisis's that work so well in DC's multiverse. Plus the guys chat about the Superman vs Imperious Lex story which feels like it belongs in the same universe as Space Age.
Jace is joined by writer Zack Kaplan to chat about three of his recent series which are now all available in collected editions. First off is the mind-bending mind control thriller that gets a bit meta when it references technology. Next up is Break Out an action-packed heist adventure with teenagers trying to break into an alien craft to rescue their siblings. Finally we have Metal Society as a civilization built by robots brings back the extinct human race, but they have unknowingly brought a culture and class problem also.
Jace chats with creator Edgar Miranda-Rodriguez about his current Zoop campaign for the La Borinquena Zoop campaign. Collecting the first 4 issues of this Eisner-award winning character in a fantastic hardcover package. Tons of pin-ups from fantastic artists and add-ons like hats and keychains are also available with Stretch Goals to come. Here is what Zoop has to say about La Borinquena.
The independently published superhero graphic novel series LA BORINQUEÑA is finally available in its entirety! This oversized 310-page limited edition hardcover makes for a beautiful addition to your bookshelf or coffee table, and for bookstores and libraries it is the perfect showcase for this Eisner-Award winner.
La Borinqueña Volume 1 collects, for the first time, all La Borinqueña stories to date (including the most recent one guest starring Rosario Dawson), short stories, pin-ups, and other bonus content. Original cover created by Ariel Jesús Colón (Action Comics, Green Lantern, Dark Crisis) with interior art by Will Rosado (1/6, GI Joe), Christopher Sotomayor (Avengers, Captain America) and more.
Your pre-order will support our continued philanthropic work in Puerto Rico via our La Borinqueña Grant Awards.
Marisol Rios De La Luz, a student at Columbia University with a major in Earth and Environmental science, is studying abroad in Puerto Rico. Shortly after arriving, she finds out that her classes at the University of Puerto Rico are no longer available due to budget cuts. Initially she is disappointed, but she decides to create her own lab in the back of her grandfather's café where she will conduct research on the rock samples that she acquires from her exploration of five caves. One night, she goes to Cueva Ventana during a storm and makes a shocking discovery about La Estrella Del Camino, which results in her receiving her powers from Atabex, Huracan, and Yucahu. As a superhero with a commitment to solving Puerto Rico's environmental issues, the people recognize her not only as their vigilante but as a symbol of hope.
La Borinqueña Volume 1 is an oversized hardcover that presents readers with the first full story-arc of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez’ titular character that has been in development over the last seven years. It features an exclusive cover designed by DC Comics cover artist Ariel Jesús Colón (Acton Comics, Green Lantern, Dark Crisis) with interior story art by Will Rosado (1/6, GI Joe) and Christopher Sotomayor (Avengers, Captain America), and story written by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.
La Borinqueña #1, published in 2016, is officially part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and will be included in this hardcover edition, along with La Borinqueña #2 (2018), La Borinqueña #3 (2021), the critically acclaimed team-up La Borinqueña guest starring Rosario Dawson (2022), and more short stories, pin-ups, and other bonus content.
Jace returns to the New Comic Wednesday episodes to talk about some great Marvel and Image titles. First the sad news of the passing of a legend as Jace talks about the incredible career and impact of John Romita Sr. We get the final issue of Captain Marvel which is spectacular and we are sad to see this series come to an end. Also the final chapter of the Cold War Story in Captain Marvel leaves us with some mixed feelings about how it all turned out while still wanting more Cap from this creative team. The new Black Panthers series is off to a great start as is the new Image series Klik Klik Boom, Plus Immortal Sergeant and Something Epic are continuing at the highest possible level.
Jace and Rocky break down the books from DC Comics for the week of June 13, 2023. Jace goes in a bit of a rant about DC events and Rocky talks about the title that just isn't doing it for him. Overall though, it is a strong week with many contenders for Books of the Week, Superman Lost, Static team-up, Batman Incorporated and Spirit World all got some consideration. So what did the guys choose? Listen in to find out.
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel chat about the DC Comics releases for the week of June 6, 2023. We get the final issue of Jeremy Adams's Flash and he gives us one of the best stories of his entire run, plus a sneak peek on what to expect from Si Spurrier's upcoming story. Also the participants in the Milestone Initiative impress with their contributions to the Milestone Universe, while Peacemaker Tries Hard continues to be hilarious and Steelworks #1 is a great jumping on point for new readers.
Having successfully funded six previous Kickstarter campaigns, Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz returns with a new campaign for an anthology book. Exploring ideas of perspective and connection Trevor works with several artist to bring these stories to life. Listen in for the details on the stories & artist and be sure to go check out the campaign.