316 – The Flintstones


We pick up “The Flintstones” by Mark Russell for the next installment in our Best of 2017 series and are caught off guard and blown away. This episodic resurrection of the cartoon/live-action/vitamin-based franchise lands a surprisingly perfect balance between humor and poignant social commentary. We talk about all the ways this comic is great: the moments we laughed, the moments that got us thinking, and the moments we took away. Could a Flintstones comic book actually be “Capital L” Literature? Plus, we talk about Star Trek: Discovery, Babylon 5, and Stargate’s daunting barriers to entry. This week’s comic discussion starts around 12 minutes in.

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Next time: “You & a Bike & a Road” by Eleanor Davis


309 – Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon


We pick up another new character this week as we read “Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon” by Robbie Thompson. This Spider-verse event follow-up goes in-depth on Cindy Moon’s life after being rescued from her underground bunker. The premise is very cape-comics, but the result is a solid comic. We talk about the marriage of art and narration, the likability of Cindy Moon as a character, and why this doesn’t feel like a hard place to get into a new character, even with the convoluted origin. Plus, Andy shops for dollhouse furniture and David doesn’t want to hear your TLJ opinion.

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Next time: “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” by Emil Ferris


307 – Fathom, Vol. 1


We’re back after our long winter break to give you an episode on “Fathom, Vol. 1” by Michael Turner to kick off our series on comics with new superheroes. In Fathom, a young woman named Aspen gains superpowers and becomes embroiled in a war between those above and those below. We have a great time talking about this comic, from the incredible art that made Michael Turner a juggernaut in the 90’s all the way to those dangling plot points. Plus, we talk about Thor: Ragnarok, the MCU, and Disney’s role in nerddom in 2018.

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Next time: “Voodoo: What Lies Beneath” by Ron Marz