Sunday, October 18, 2015

EP 120: Batman Death of the Family

Dad dips back into Batman with a heavy focus on the Joker in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s horror filled modern Batman versus Joker tale.  Patrick thinks there is too much Bat family included in this one Dad has an endless stream of questions on everything revolving around Batman and the coming winter?

Dad and Patrick read some emails including from long time listener Juan and Andrew from the amazing Smith Signal Podcast.

Both Juan and Andrew program the show for Patrick much to Dad’s glee.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s tale of horror and mayhem via the Joker, in Death of the Family  

Patrick has to a massive amount of walking back and explaining sections and suddenly has a near stroke.

Dad is bemused by Patrick’s meltdown and recaps his journey to the Detroit Zoo and scary animals.  

Next Week: BPRD 1946

Sunday, October 11, 2015

EP 118 War of Worlds

Emails and questions are answered from longtime listener David from Plano.

Dad is thrilled to get an email from a listener in Sweden.

Patrick and Dad dig into two offerings from Dark Horse Comics.  Both are graphic novels from writer and artist team Ian Edginton and D'israeli.  

The first is a direct adaption of HG Well’s classic War of The World's.

The second is Scarlet Traces, an alternative London that is the direct sequel to War of Worlds and the aftermath of the invasion.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

EP 117 The Flash and The Rogues

Geoff John’s era Wally West Flash returns to the podcast this week.  

Patrick explains some history about Flash legacy of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Bart Allen and Wally West that he feels he may have covered in the past.

Patrick pushes his luck and explains how the Rogues are such a vital aspect of characterization of the Flash and superheroes in general.   This week Patrick wants Dad to examine Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, and the Pied Piper.

Patrick pushes things further and tests Dad’s interest in watching the Flash television show on CW this Fall.

Dad recaps issues Flash #178 , Flash #182, and Flash #190.  With differing results.

Patrick and discuss the comic book as a single contained issue, and blather about stand alones or one shot issues.

Dad is given horchata and a large amount of explaining is needed.

Next Week :  War of the Worlds and Scarlet Traces