We wrap up our Thanos vs. Darkseid series by watching the series finale of Superman: the Animated Series, “Legacy.” In these episodes, Darkseid brainwashes Superman into doing his bidding in an attempt to invade Earth. We talk about Darkseid as a character, the show’s metaphor for the eternal struggle between good & evil, and the challenges of fitting a story this big into an episode this short. For past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
It’s Darkseid’s turn in our Thanos vs. Darkseid competition as we read “JLA: Rock of Ages” by Grant Morrison. This Justice League “classic” from the 90’s flings some of our favorite heroes all over the time stream and lands them in a dystopian future where Darkseid has conquered the earth. But hey, it’s not easy writing a book full of so many characters and just tossing in more Deus ex Machina machines than you can shake a stick at won’t solve the problem even though old superheroes are the best superheroes. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Our DC Let Down arc starts off with the big daddy of controversial comics: “Identity Crisis.” Written by Brad Meltzer with art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair, this comic kicks you until you fall to the ground crying, then kicks you some more. We talk about the depressing, violent, sexualized themes in this comic along with their repercussions on the super hero genre. For more information on past and future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!