We do give our opinions on the recently released DC Movie – Suicide Squad but before we do that, I give my impressions on this year’s #BostonComicCon.
0:00 – 17:15: Boston Comic Con Talk
Jon was not able to make the Con this year but I had a great time. I was able to meet Mark Waid, Cliff Chaing, Geof Darrow, Rafael Albuquerque, Terry Dodson, Art Adams and more!! I do a quick recap and review some of the swag I picked up.
Now let’s move on the the other part of the Podcast…
17:15 – 1:05:00: Suicide Squad and Assult on Arkham
We each give our review of the Suicide Squad movie – The Good, The Bad and The Joker.
“Here is a picture of the original Suicide Squad as it debuted in the comics back in 1987”
“Here is a picture of the Suicide Squad from the movie – for better or worse”
After a good skewering of the film, we compare it to the very excellent Suicide Squad Animated movie – Assault on Arkham.
“The Assault on Arkham Squad – a step between the comic and the movie.”
Now that you are up to speed, let’s continue with the podcast! In this week’s palaver, I am continue to go down the list of writers and artists that worked on these books. Most of them are not working in the comic industry anymore and that is a shame, with the exception of Jim Balent.
We talk about Dark Claw, Spider-Boy, Bruce Wayne: Agent of SHIELD, Super Soldier, Magneto and the Metal Men and end with X-Patrol!
Jon makes a valid point that these comics are hard to find! In a world of digital downloads and unlimited virtual libraries, you can not buy any of these issue online. Send an email and tweet to Marvel and DC and make them convert these 90s gems into digital comics!!
Note to all you comic fans living in the Boston area – I will be at the Boston Comics Con on Sunday. I will be wearing a white T-shirt that says CMP (for Comics Misremembered Podcast). Say ‘Hi’ if you see me.
DC Comics is really pushing their DC You promo now that the lame Convergence crossover non-event is over. I have seen some of their sneak previews and promotional art and it does appear that DC is trying to change up their characters like Marvel did with their Marvel Now! campaign. Marvel Now! was successful because they put top writers and artists on books they never worked on before and Marvel put little restrictions on their stories. I wonder if DC is going to attempt this formula with DC You? I hope they do. I would like to see other creative teams’ takes on characters like Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman.