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).
Free Comic Book Day was Saturday, May 7th (I thought it was 5/14) and comic shops all over America gave away tons of free comics.
Jon and I were both working so we did not get a chance to go to our local swap and get in on all the free comic swag. Luckily for us, our local swap is cool and they saved us a few issue that they knew we would like.
We review the 3 free comics we picked up:
Rom, The Spaceknight #0
Civil War II #0
We go over the stories that are in the comic and ask the question: Will we buy the upcoming comics?
My apologies for confusing everyone at the start of the podcast. I said it was the 53rd podcast but it is really only the 52nd podcast. Sorry.
This week we extol the virtues of the internet but also expose it destructive power by talking about the comic related books and magazines that have disappeared since the dawn of the digital era.
We start with fan magazines and comics like Wizard and Marvel Age. Jon and I wax nostalgic about these books and how the digital equivalent does not compare.
We then move on to the Reference comics like The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and the DC Who’s Who comics (and the latter loose leaf versions). No online wiki beats the original.
Finally we talk about how trolls rule the internet and will uncover and expose any surprise a comic or comic related movie/tv show will reveal days/months before it is out. I share a story about the earliest occurrence of this happening in comics.
We are ambivalent towards the internet. It provides enjoyment and at the same time spites you for journeying too deep.
Before we sign off – be sure to check out my twitter @comicsmiz and Jon’s @miceworkz tomorrow Sunday 1/31 at 2:30 EST as we tweet about the Trilogy of Terrible. Listen to the podcast for more details.