322 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant


Eighties expert and retro streamer J-money joins us for another retake on a classic as we read “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant” by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz. In this re-telling of the turtles’ origin, three of the brothers seek their missing counterpart while another agent is out for revenge. We talk about the background and context of the TMNT franchise, discuss the characterizations of each of these turtles, and try to figure out how these mutated animals view their world. Plus, we talk about “Solo: A Star Wars Story” spoiler-free for about 10 minutes up top.

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Next time: “G.I. Joe: Volume 3″ by Larry Hama


321 – Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

We’re joined by a special guest to take on a new 80’s nostalgia series, starting with “Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers” by Nick Roche and James Roberts. A squad of kick-butt robos is tasked with an infiltration and retrieval mission that seems to only ever get worse and worse. We talk about this book’s capacity for quick character development in a frenetic, action-oriented storyline. Nostalgia plays a special role in this comic, too, as readers familiar with the franchise are confronted by their own expectations. Impactor’s arc comes full circle, but a lot of good Autobots just don’t make it. Plus, we talk about Deanna Troi a little bit.

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Next time: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant” by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz

320 – JSA: Black Vengeance


We’re ending our discussion about legacy characters by talking about “JSA: Black Vengeance” by Geoff Johns. In this book, the young members of the JSA travel back in time to inspire the team’s original heroes after being disbanded by HUAC. We bring in our discussion of Starman with Courtney Whitmore while also talking about the overall theme of legacy that’s all over this trade paperback. But more than that, how is Per Degaton this goofy while also being this evil? What’s up with Atom Smasher? How disrupted and rushed is the story with the Infinite Crisis tie-in?

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Next time: “Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers” by Nick Roche and James Roberts