318 – JSA: Strange Adventures


We open our discussion of Legacy characters with Starman by reading “JSA: Strange Adventures” by Kevin J. Anderson. In this retro-feeling comic, the JSA battles the mysterious Lord Dynamo and his Zeppelin. We talk about the old school vibes, Johnny Thunder, dodged complexity, and on-point art. This comic is a work of love, and it shows, but does Golden Age storytelling hold up? Plus, are you hyped for Infinity War?

To hear past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. Support the show today and check out bonus content over at www.patreon.com/WelcometoComics.

Next time: “Starman: Sins of the Father” by James Robinson


317 – Hawkeye: Kate Bishop: Anchor Points


We call an audible for our Best of 2017 series and round it out with “Hawkeye: Kate Bishop: Anchor Points” by Kelly Thompson. We’ve seen Kate Bishop before in Young Avengers and Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye, and now we follow her out to the West Coast as she tries to make it on her own as a PI. This comic does a fantastic job of balancing the follow-through of Kate’s character from previous titles with the ability for new readers to jump on. We talk about her relationship with Jessica Jones, the role of the focused art, and Kate’s magnetic personality. Plus, David finds out he’s been butchering his boss’ name for years.

To hear past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. Support the show today and check out bonus content over at www.patreon.com/WelcometoComics.

Next time: “JSA Strange Adventures” by Kevin J. Anderson


316 – The Flintstones


We pick up “The Flintstones” by Mark Russell for the next installment in our Best of 2017 series and are caught off guard and blown away. This episodic resurrection of the cartoon/live-action/vitamin-based franchise lands a surprisingly perfect balance between humor and poignant social commentary. We talk about all the ways this comic is great: the moments we laughed, the moments that got us thinking, and the moments we took away. Could a Flintstones comic book actually be “Capital L” Literature? Plus, we talk about Star Trek: Discovery, Babylon 5, and Stargate’s daunting barriers to entry. This week’s comic discussion starts around 12 minutes in.

To hear past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. Support the show today and check out bonus content over at www.patreon.com/WelcometoComics.

Next time: “You & a Bike & a Road” by Eleanor Davis