131 – JLA: Rock of Ages

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It’s Darkseid’s turn in our Thanos vs. Darkseid competition as we read “JLA: Rock of Ages” by Grant Morrison. This Justice League “classic” from the 90’s flings some of our favorite heroes all over the time stream and lands them in a dystopian future where Darkseid has conquered the earth. But hey, it’s not easy writing a book full of so many characters and just tossing in more Deus ex Machina machines than you can shake a stick at won’t solve the problem even though old superheroes are the best superheroes. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!

072 – Orion: Gates of Apokolips

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We finish up our space god thing arc with DC’s side of the Kirby Coin: the Darkseid, Orion, and the Fourth World in “Orion: Gates of Apokolips.” In Walt Simonson’s deceptively sleepy little trade, the lord of Apokolips brings an entire town under his control while Orion races after him for a climactic fight that just may be one of the best throwdowns in all of superhero comics. Seriously, issue five is jaw-droppingly good. For more information on past or upcoming episodes, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!