320 – JSA: Black Vengeance

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?

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129 – Flash: Rebirth

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Our Flash series wraps up with “Rebirth” by Geoff Johns, a controversial book about the return of Barry Allen after his sudden return to the living in “Final Crisis.” We talk about the decision to boot Wally West in favor of a character who hasn’t been in the DCU for a couple decades. Plus, we delve into the character of Barry Allen, Hourman’s cojones, and how Professor Zoom liked to invent new modes of time travel to push people down stairs. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!

128 – Flash: Rogue War

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Download the “Flash: Rogue War” episode.

The Rogues invade our Flash series with “Rogue War” by Geoff Johns. In this trade, we get a couple great vignettes of the rogues, delve into the characters that define their social club, and take an horrific ride through the time stream with Professor Zoom & the Reverse Flash. We talk about the convoluted future family tree, character development, and doing crack cocaine in the bathroom. Wait, what? For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!