The Dark Knight Returns was a game changer for Frank Miller, but Batman: Year One holds a special place for us. To celebrate its 35th anniversary, we discuss Year One's fresh take on Batman's origin story, the Toth-inspired look of the book, its impact on the feature films, and how this second collaboration between Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli was the perfect follow-up to Daredevil: Born Again.
Image Comics released three number ones 30 years ago: Spawn #1, WildCats #1 and Youngblood #1. We celebrate that anniversary by discussing the formation of Image at the peak of the Speculator Boom, other books released that same year such as The Death of Superman and Batman: Sword of Azrael, and how those three initial titles cemented the superstardom of Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld.
The first three episodes have been released on Prime Video and The Boys are back — bloodier, gorier and more outrageous than ever.
It's the age old argument among comics fans: Team Lee or Team Kirby? Or Team Ditko?! On the podcast, we debate who does more of the heavy lifting; the comic book writer or the comic book artist? We discuss writer-artist collaborations like Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. And we ask a question: Is a book like Watchmen one of the greatest comics ever published because of its images or because of its ideas?
You've been had! Ya been took! Bamboozled! Led astray! So why don't you check out our 30th anniversary tribute to Spike Lee and Denzel Washington's 1992 epic, Malcolm X?
Neal Adams was a legend in the comics industry and the second most influential comic artist behind Jack Kirby. From his take on Batman, to his run on books Green Lantern/Green Arrow with Denny O'Neil and Dick Giordano, to his role as a champion for creator's rights; his impact was undeniable. On April 28, 2022, Neal passed away at the age of 80, and we pay our respects to him on this week's episode.
Nobody trusts anybody anymore as we discuss John Carpenter's 1982 sci-fi/horror classic, The Thing.