Welcome back, CM Podcast fans. Jon and I both have this cold that’s been going around so we apologize in advance for the coughs and hope to be back to 100% next week.
I have been reading Nick Spencer’s Steve Rogers: Captain America and really have been enjoying it. It is a controversial story because it has Cap as an Agent of Hydra instead of the Sentinel of Liberty. Time will tell if this will go down as a great story or terrible idea in the annals of history.
This gave me the idea to talk about 3 other controversial stories and how people reacted to them. In this podcast, we review the following:
Identity Crisis (2004)
Ed Brubaker’s Captain America (2005)
The new 52 Launch (2011)
Also, In the podcast Jon speaks to the criticism that DC received on their female characters in the new universe. To give you a visual on how women were portrayed in the new 52 here are 3 examples (left to right): Catwoman, Starfire and Voodoo.
There are new titles coming out every month so we grab a few and read them and then opine on if they are worth your money or not.
The titles we are reviewing this week are (including the time code):
2:27 – Skybourne
13:58 – 7 to Eternity
27:25 – Rebith: Suicide Squad
41:50 – Britannia
These are 4 different types of comics – 1 is an action adventure title, another is an epic magical western story of revenge, another is a superhero (psychotic) buddy comedy and the last is a horror detective story. We break them down and let you know which ones to pick up. Also, you will find out that I cannot say the word “Etruscans” (Ee-Trus-Cans).
Welcome to the 4th podcast. This week Jon and myself focus on the founding of the Image Comic publisher. We start with the past history of the founding members: Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Eric Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio. When then focus on their image launch titles: Youngblood, Spawn, WildC.A.T.s, Savage Dragon, CyberForce, ShadowHawk and Wetworks respectively.
We riff on these books for a few minutes and then play a few rounds of the Rob Liefeld Name Creator game (see previous post for rules). We finally touch on the present state of Image comics and how it has changed over their 20+ years of publishing. It is our longest podcast to date but we had a great time recording it and reliving our memories.