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 “DC Let Downs” series concludes with one of the most lauded comics of all time, “Final Crisis” by Grant Morrison. This 7-issue comic is the end play of the incredibly long build-up that spanned multiple DCU-wide events. We talk about all the narrative problems, the character problems, and the WTF problems because, really, none of the good ideas from this comic had any room to shine through a cloud of anti-life haze. More Info ÷ Past Shows + Past Events = www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
The big two comic book publishers come together to make what was billed as the greatest crossover in the history of superhero comics. They put their best writers and artists on the project, and had readers vote on the outcomes of matchups long asked for by fans: Silver Surfer vs. Green Lantern, Lobo vs. Wolverine, and Batman vs. Captain America, to name a few. What the reader gets instead is a deeply disappointing, sometimes disturbingly out-of-touch comic book. If only it hadn’t been written in the 90’s, maybe it could have had a shot at being more than a steaming pile. For more information, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!