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


316 – The Flintstones


We pick up “The Flintstones” by Mark Russell for the next installment in our Best of 2017 series and are caught off guard and blown away. This episodic resurrection of the cartoon/live-action/vitamin-based franchise lands a surprisingly perfect balance between humor and poignant social commentary. We talk about all the ways this comic is great: the moments we laughed, the moments that got us thinking, and the moments we took away. Could a Flintstones comic book actually be “Capital L” Literature? Plus, we talk about Star Trek: Discovery, Babylon 5, and Stargate’s daunting barriers to entry. This week’s comic discussion starts around 12 minutes in.

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Next time: “You & a Bike & a Road” by Eleanor Davis


308 – Voodoo: What Lies Beneath


This week we pick up Ron Marz’s “Voodoo: What Lies Beneath.” One of the first wave of New 52 launch titles, this book was supposed to herald a new character story into the DC Universe. Instead, we got an alien stripper in a story that keeps falling flat. We talk about that stripper “origin story” stuff, the comic’s mixed messages, and the surprisingly good art. Why are we even reading a WildCATs hero in our “new heroes” series? Plus, David is a bad person.

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Next time: “Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon” by Robbie Thompson