For our 150th episode we kick off our second ever superseries by reading Justice League International from 1987. This “cult” classic by keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire countered the late-80’s trend toward dark and gritty by showing us the heroes behind the masks and their everyday interactions. The result is a perfectly-executed gem of a DC comics sitcom. It’s an incredibly fun read and is the perfect way to kick off this set of five JLI episodes. For information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Our Video Game Comics series wraps up with “Injustice: Gods Among Us.” This comic, written by Tom Taylor with art from Jheremy Raapack, sets the stage for DC’s one-on-one fighting game. The story creates an alternate universe where Batman can face off against Wonder Woman and the Flash can fight Superman. But is that even really necessary? Do we need a whole comic book series to set up a video game? Maybe not, but we’re pleasantly surprised by the outcome here. Strap on your headphones for a listen while we take you to the Quiver and punch some people really far away. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Our Morrison vs. Miller arc wraps up with Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Strikes Again.” In this story, we return to the word created in “The Dark Knight Returns,” three years after the faked death of Bruce Wayne. This time, Bruce sets out to bring back all the other heroes and take on their tyrannical, oppressive government — a government so insidious that the news is given to you naked and superchix musicians in spandex lead a rebellion. If that sounds wacky, that’s because it is. I get the feeling that this comic will live on in infamy. For more information on past for future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!