319 – Starman: Sins of the Father


James Robinson’s Starman is one of DC comics’ legendary runs, so of course, we have to read “Starman: Sins of the Father” for our legacy character discussion. In this comic, Jack Knight reluctantly picks up the mantle of Starman from his father to defend Opal City from The Mist. We talk about the rich family dynamic of the Knights, the self-motivated Shade, and of course the themes of legacy and inheritance. Plus, that gorgeous art just brings Opal City to life, doesn’t it?

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Next time: “JSA: Black Vengeance” by Geoff Johns


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?

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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.

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