In this episode we discuss Jason Todd and his role as Robin and also as the Red Hood. We review the infamous “A Death in the Family” story arc and “The Red Hood and the Outlaws” series from both the New 52 and Rebirth. While going down several philosophical rabbit holes involving the symbolism of Jason’s death, Batman’s disregard for human life, and why you should never date a super hero.
Dick Grayson has been apart of the Bat-Family since the beginning. He was the first Robin. Later he ascended to Nightwing and even took over as Batman for a time. Since then he’s been a secret agent before reacquiring the mantel of Nightwing. The nerds discuss his past and dive into his adventures as Agent 37. As well as his epic tale as the Batman.
One of the greatest sidekicks in the world has a secret: he’s better than Batman. Dick Grayson lives to protect, but can even Nightwing, the former Robin, live up to the legacy of the Bat? Also why doesn’t Spider-Man have organic webbing?
The first edition of Rando Comrissian where everyone picks a random comic book trade. Titles include Boom! Studio’s Translucid, Superman: Nightwing & Flamebird, and Joker’s Endgame. Also discussed is the state of the DC Rebirth including the Watchmen, the Multiverse, and Batman.
The Long Halloween, by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale, is the definitive origin story for Two-Face. We all know Harvey Dent as the infamous Batman villain. This story explores what drove the proud District Attorney of Gotham City into this dark place. Perhaps he may have been heading there all along.
Superman: Unchained was one of the greatest story arcs to come out of the New 52. This all-star mini-series was written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Jim Lee. Decades ago the United States military obtained a powerful being, not unlike Superman. After years of using it as a covert weapon Superman realized he is not the most powerful being on Earth. Superman is pushed to his physical and mental limits. With a little help from Wonder Woman and Batman he is able to save the Earth but at a terrible cost. Also: Death Pool II!
Bruce Wayne’s early years as Batman were shroud in mystery for several decades. That is until Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. This beings the true origins of Batman. Also Jim Gordon is a new arrival in Gotham and working his way up the GCPD while battling rampant corruption. In addition, learn about Year Two of Batman. As well as Batman’s origins current origins from the New 52 that have carried into DC Rebirth.
Ever notice how often Batman kills people? Sure, he doesn’t use a gun but he still kills them with Batarangs, electrocution, death by automobile…
After nearly three decades The Killing Joke has finally been made into an animated movie. Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland, this controversial one-shot is one of the definitive origin stories for The Joker. The heavy references for this book have forced this story into continuity.
Barry Allen’s resurrection back in 2009’s Flash: Rebirth set forth the events that lead to the DC’s Rebirth. It was later followed by Flashpoint in 2011 which relaunched the DC Universe into the New 52. Flashpoint: Batman ties in Bruce finding the later from his (alternate timeline) father. Also we review Deadpool vs Gambit #1, Action Comics #957, and Superman #1.
Continued coverage of DC’s Rebirth including Batman and Green Lanterns. In addition we review Civil War II #1 by Brian Michael Bendis. Discuss of whether X-Men should be considered humans or not. We also cover the mini series: Deadpool & Cable: Split Second.
Review of Black Road #1, East of West (Vol 1), The Phantom: Checkmate, Superman: Black Ring and the Darkseid Wars. This week the crew starts a Character Death Pool with first round picks. Also an analysis of DC and Marvel Analogs.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Daredevil Season 2 all in our longest episode yet! Jason, Kyle, and Joe give an unbiased review for DC’s and Warner Brothers’ break through movie. Joe takes us to school while breaking down the differences between a Netflix season plot and a movie plot.
We also review Ultimate Elektra and Savage Dragon: Revenge. Don’t miss the continuation of the Dark Knight Saga’s in-depth review featuring Dark Knight Strikes again by Frank Miller.
New Episode format with more comic reviews! Episodes are on an alternating schedule and now out every week. This week’s episode includes trade reviews for Mockingbird #1, Black Widow #1, Venom: Savage Six TPB, and Superman / Wonder Woman: War and Peace TPB.
Also an in-depth review on The Dark Knight Returns trade paperback that only a full blown nerd could provide. We’ll also be talking about the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie including our hopes and dreams for it.
The different incarnations of our favorite heroes including Batman as Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Jim Gordon. Also the times when Steve Rogers has been succeeded as Captain America by Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. Winter Soldier) and Sam Wilson (a.k.a. Falcon) and what it means for the cinematic universe.
Comic reviews for “Suicide Squad,” “Montress,” “Red Wolf,” and “Snowfall.” Also an in depth review of the trade for “House of M.” In addition, get an updated list of the current Comic-Cons, New Released Comics, and all the Comic Book News.