It’s our 3-year anniversary, so we had to continue the tradition by reading Batman: Year 3 from 1989 by Marv Wolfman with art by Pat Broderick.
No really, we had to, we’re thankful there’s no Year Four.
Originally from issues 436-439, it appears to be a story retelling Robin’s origin. And then they pasted the “Year Three” title on it. Then they changed “Three” to a “3” for some reason. Look, we don’t know.
Next Time – Annihilation: Conquest
The burning question on everyone’s lips: Would Batman have been able to solve the Jack the Ripper murders?
Duh, obviously yeah.
Gotham by Gaslight, an Elseworlds tale from 1989, covers the whole story with art by pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola.
They even just made an animated movie out of it, which is different in A LOT of ways.
Next Time: Moon Knight (1980) #1-6
His name is Prez. He was the first teenage president of the USA.
Unfortunately he only got 4 issues from DC back in 1973.
He sure made the most of them though, defeating some Russians, a bunch of gun nuts, and even Dracula and the Wolf Man.
Since poor Prez deserved a decent send-off, we also read Sandman #54 to see Neil Gaiman’s take on the same character 20 years later!
Next Time: Preacher #1-7
There’s a Wonder Woman movie coming out, so we read some Wonder Woman comics because that’s how these things work.
We decided on George Perez’s 1987 reboot, filled to the tippy top with Greek gods, evil body doubles, and really creepy banshee lady.
Join us for Wonder Woman #1-6!
It’s our 2nd year anniversary! So of course we had to keep the tradition alive and read Batman: Year Two from the late 80s, a shameless excuse to capitalize on Frank Miller’s iconic Year One.
Miller wasn’t even involved, but you’ll still see Todd McFarlane first work for DC! That’s… something.
We’ll also try to figure out why Batman would team up with the killer of his parents and why Jim Gordon has turned into a complete idiot.
For being one of DC’s most important heroes, we sure haven’t given the Flash much attention.
We tried to remedy that by reading a classic Mark Waid story from the early 90s called The Return of Barry Allen, a story that manages to encompass every generation of the Flash.
You’ll get the modern Flash, Wally West. You’ll get the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. And, of course, you’ll get the return of the titular Silver Age Flash… unless there’s a plot twist of some sort… but don’t worry, I’m sure that won’t happen…
Batman’s not the only hero to get a Year One.
This time around, the gang reads Robin: Year One to see how it compares to the Frank Miller classic.
We’ll discuss how easy it is to mix up all the Robins, the merits of attacking random little boys on the street, and whether or not Two-Face has a law degree.