Our Best Comics of 2012 series starts off with Brian K. Vaughan’s Fantasy Sci-Fi epic, “Saga.” The first volume of this trade is full of the promise of huge storylines, from an overbearing war that’s engulfed the whole galaxy to the infinite struggle of two lovers and their newborn baby just trying to survive. Plus, the art by Fiona Staples is out of this world. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
We start off 2013 with a writer’s arc focusing on Brian Michael Bendis. This week we read “Powers,” an Image comic about two detectives trying to solve the case of a murdered super hero. We talk about the Christian-Deena relationship, the cartoon-noire art style, and good old-fashioned street-level murder mystery. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Our “Hosts’ Choice” series starts with a bang as we read the first three issues of “Creator-Owned Heroes,” a unique title by Jimmy Palmiotti & friends combining ongoing comic book stories with interviews and editorials. We discuss the merits and drawbacks of the innovative format along with our hopes for the future of this format. There might be an accidental feminism rant in there, too. But hey! There are two dystopias in one – American Muscle’s in-your-face action and Trigger Girl’s slick style. Man, how good is Phil Noto’s art? For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!