We’re back after our long winter break to give you an episode on “Fathom, Vol. 1” by Michael Turner to kick off our series on comics with new superheroes. In Fathom, a young woman named Aspen gains superpowers and becomes embroiled in a war between those above and those below. We have a great time talking about this comic, from the incredible art that made Michael Turner a juggernaut in the 90’s all the way to those dangling plot points. Plus, we talk about Thor: Ragnarok, the MCU, and Disney’s role in nerddom in 2018.
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Next time: “Voodoo: What Lies Beneath” by Ron Marz
Our “Strokin’ Ego’s Ego” comes to a close as we read “Astonishing Thor,” five-issue miniseries by Robert Rodi. In this insane comic, the living planet Ego is alerted to the existence of his long-lost Brother, but not all reunions are joyful! Thor’s in this comic, too, and so are cosmic beings and an elemental but we ain’t here for that. We talk about the lore behind Ego, the ridiculousness of this book, and the morals of beings whose minds we simply cannot comprehend.
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Our Justice League International superseries finishes up with a double-header as we read both volumes of “Generation Lost” by Judd Winnick with art from Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, and more. We talk about the big 24-issue last hurrah of the pre-New52 JLI, from the awesome time travel subplot to the epic struggle between Booster Gold & Maxwell Lord. Plus, why is it that strong female characters always gotta have big boobs? For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!