Tom King had just told the Hollywood Reporter that Batman #85 would herald a twist that would "Change the Character for a Generation” - a change which would unfold over the final 15 issues of King’s run - when word abruptly came down that, instead, King would depart the title at issue 85, as opposed to his original planned 100-issue arc.Read More
Mike Francesa made a spectacular ass of himself when a caller asked him about how he felt regarding the passing of Stan Lee. Because Mike isn't a comics fan, the passing of a pop culture giant, the creator of our modern mythology, means absolutely nothing to the somnambulist sportscaster: https://youtu.be/3GLrKjmi22w
I, however, am still processing it, and take heart and inspiration from the information that Tom King has been stealthily paying tribute to Stan for years in the pages of DC Comics, and his telling of Stan's charming response to this tribute. I'm also quite moved, as I'm sure you will be too, by the sort of "lifetime accomplishments summary" he gave to the New York Times in 2015, which they've released in the wake of his passing: https://youtu.be/nQGKjlTbIWgRead More
I'm back, boys and ghouls! On tonight's episode, I discuss appropriately scary topics for October: trauma, social media, and the courage that all creative artists should have, and that all too few are exhibiting.Read More
I tried to distract myself from the depressing hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by taking up some of my listener's suggestions for comics and comic-inspired media, and - well, it was a bad day.
Neither Tom King's Heroes in Crisis nor the trailer for Dark Phoenix did much to improve my mood - although Daredevil Season 3 looks awesome, and I look forward to seeing whether DD is in fact Born Again when it premieres on Netflix October 19.Read More