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!
We wrap up our Thanos vs. Darkseid series by watching the series finale of Superman: the Animated Series, “Legacy.” In these episodes, Darkseid brainwashes Superman into doing his bidding in an attempt to invade Earth. We talk about Darkseid as a character, the show’s metaphor for the eternal struggle between good & evil, and the challenges of fitting a story this big into an episode this short. For past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s our first Superman episode! We start off our discussion of Superman with Gran Morrison and Frank Quitely’s “All-Star Superman.” With its near-future setting and abstract takes on classic characters, this may be the best Superman story ever told. For more information on past and upcoming episodes, check out www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com.