We’re ending our discussion about legacy characters by talking about “JSA: Black Vengeance” by Geoff Johns. In this book, the young members of the JSA travel back in time to inspire the team’s original heroes after being disbanded by HUAC. We bring in our discussion of Starman with Courtney Whitmore while also talking about the overall theme of legacy that’s all over this trade paperback. But more than that, how is Per Degaton this goofy while also being this evil? What’s up with Atom Smasher? How disrupted and rushed is the story with the Infinite Crisis tie-in?
To hear past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. Support the show today and check out bonus content over at www.patreon.com/WelcometoComics.
Next time: “Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers” by Nick Roche and James Roberts
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!
Our Titans series rolls on as we read “Teen Titans: It’s Our Right to Fight” by Scott LObdell. Launched with the New52, these Titans aren’t a close-knit team. In fact, they’re downright stand-off-ish. We talk about all of the characters, including Bunker, Danny, Skitter, and Solstice. New characters abound, and that’s a wonderful thing. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!