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.
Doom Patrol! A name some of us have heard far too often, but do we really know what it means?
To find out, we travel back to the late ‘80s to read the start of one of Grant Morrison’s first runs with DC comics in Doom Patrol 19-22.
We’ve got Surrealism, Dadaism, and the straight up bizarre in spades as we deal with a humans trapped in a robot body, multiple personality (and multiple super-power!) disorder, and a wheelchair bound asshole.
It’s our one year anniversary special! And what better way to celebrate a full year of comics than with the definitive Batman origin story, Year One!
And even better, it’s by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, the same creators from our very first episode. Full circle, whoaaaaa!
Join us as we talk about our some of our favorite moments from Batman’s first year in action as well our own first year in action!
And did you know Bryan Cranston once played Jim Gordon? Well he did and it was great! And why isn’t Vince as good as LeBron James?
Join us for all the answers!
Ladies and gentlemen and aliens, tonight’s heavyweight qualifier match is coming to you LIVE from the planet Bodace and will determine the fate of our galaxy.
In the red corner, from the planet Krypton, weighing in at 235 lbs, it’s Superman! And in the blue corner, from the planet Earth, weighing in at 236 lbs, Muhammad Ali! (Really Google? Superman weighs less than Ali?)
Michael joins us at ringside to fill in our gaps of sports knowledge as we read Superman vs Muhammad Ali from 1978!
Let’s get ready to ruuuuuummmmble!
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