Days of Future Podcast

This week on the show; Kitty Pryde becomes unstuck in time, Witchblade gets a one-shot, Booster Gold time travels as well, and it’s a Monster Mash!


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Judge Dredd to be dirty and gritty

Zatana #4
Written by PAUL DINI • Art by CHAD HARDIN and WAYNE FAUCHER • Cover by STEPHANE ROUX • 1:10 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Zatanna loves Vegas, and Vegas loves her – but should Zee be wary of the attentions of a handsome, well-connected casino owner? She can hold her own against the most ridiculous Royal Flush Gang ever assembled, and she can just about cope with her cousin Zachary’s immature antics, but she’d better watch out for the sultry fire demons that are hot on her heels!

Rating: ★★★★☆

(w) Phil Smith   (a) Alina Urusov   (cov) Alina Urusov
Sara has to make amends with an innocent man she sent to prison.

Before young Sara Pezzini was called to bear the Witchblade she made a horrible mistake that destroyed a man’s life. Today that man is being released from prison and has to put the pieces of his life back together. In order to protect his family, this desperate father made a deal with demonic forces, and now it is time to pay. When Sara tries to reach out and make her past wrong right, she’s confronted by demonic forces. The stakes: a man’s very soul.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Booster Gold #35
Back in the past, Booster Gold is mistaken for himself and embarks on an untold journey in space with Blue Beetle to obtain a rare and secret artifact. Needless to say, their mission goes horribly, horribly wrong…

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Poll of the Week last week was so close, that we are declaring David Kessler and Lawrence Talbot winners. That means they have to go up against Lon Chaney Wolfman and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein Monster to claim the championship.


Days of Future Past deals with a dystopian alternate future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.

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  1. Brian G.
    August 18, 2010 at 8:35 am — Reply

    1. There’s just something creepy about how Matthew says my name like that. ::death chill::

    2. Spot on about Zatanna.

    3. I’m excited about Judge Dredd but have to admit that it was until long after the movie came out that I found out it was a comic.

    4. Enjoyed the DoFP review. The only knowledge I have of the story was what the Fox cartoon told me in my youth (on a related note, I just bought the final volume of the series on DVD). I know it’s not quite the same but it was still one of the many multi episode story arcs I loved in that series.

  2. August 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I have double checked my copy of X-Men 142 with the X-Men 142 at the shop, and both of them end with a panel of the Angel asking if they’ve really changed the future…

  3. Adam
    August 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    Rodrigo, whenever you mention the text-to-art ratio in old school comics, I’m reminded of Alpha Flight #6. If Stephen ever shows you a copy of it, RUN AWAY AND DON’T LOOK BACK!

    • Navarre
      August 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm — Reply

      John Byrne’s original run on Alpha Flight? Issue #6, where Snow Bird fights Kolomaq?

      There were a lot of words in that issue, eh? The fact that several pages were nothing but white panels filled with dialog balloons didn’t help.

      • Adam
        August 19, 2010 at 12:23 am — Reply

        You got it! When there is no art, the text-to-art ratio is basically “dividing by zero”… and we all know how that works out :)

        • Ocho
          August 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm — Reply

          Wasn’t issue 6 part of Assistant Editor’s Month?

          • Adam
            August 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm — Reply

            I am impressed that you remembered…
            that was a weird month :)

  4. Horatio Thundercloud
    August 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    Loved the show but how many POWs about wolfmen can we have w/out WOLFMAN JACK!?!?

    • August 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm — Reply

      You didn’t listen to last week’s show where I mentioned Wolfman jack vs. Wolf Blitzer, did you?

      • August 21, 2010 at 9:03 am — Reply

        Anyone mention Marv Wolfman yet? ‘Cause he’d get my vote every time.

  5. Ricco
    August 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    Loved the return of the classic “pollllll of the week, week, week…”.

    I was shocked that such an important piece of X-Men history is only a 2 part arc.

    Rodrigo: do you actually like reading Withcblade? You speak of it like reading it is a chore and often point out the large amount of problems it has.

    • August 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm — Reply

      Really? Was I any more critical of it, than say, Deadpool Origins #1?

      • Ricco
        August 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm — Reply

        No, it’s just that I don’t remember you ever saying anything overly positive in your reviews of Witchblade, yet I know you read it regularly. Maybe I just focused on the bad stuff you say during your reviews.

        • August 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm — Reply

          You may have, go back and listen to this show, notice the rating and my final thoughts about it.

        • August 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm — Reply

          No, it’s just that I don’t remember you ever saying anything overly positive in your reviews of Witchblade, yet I know you read it regularly. Maybe I just focused on the bad stuff you say during your reviews.

          Rodrigo says many positive things about Witchblade, but he’s also very candid about the flaws he sees in it. This week’s review was very positive… His approach to the books is different than Stephen or I, but often I find Rodrigo more open to the charms of a book that may have flaws than my own more entrenched opinions on the subject of comics.

          • Ricco
            August 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm — Reply

            Maybe it is the fact that Rodrigo reviews comics in a different way that threw me off. his reviews are more dark/light grey then black or white. I didn’t mean to start something it’s just I can never tell if he likes it or not, which now I know he does.

  6. Christina
    August 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm — Reply

    Ummm..guys? I don’t think X-man/Nate Grey version 1 EXISTS anymore. He probably been retconned or mixed up with Regular Cable (whose name is Nate also[verison 2]).
    Also, most of the Exiles (and my fav: Nocturne!) came from future timelines that got screwed up…or something. :P

    • August 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm — Reply

      Ummm..guys? I don’t think X-man/Nate Grey version 1 EXISTS anymore. He probably been retconned or mixed up with Regular Cable (whose name is Nate also[verison 2])

      I believe he’s appearing in the new Volume 3 X-Men book, at least if the previews are indicative of truthiness.

  7. Christina
    August 19, 2010 at 5:47 pm — Reply

    Score! I like him better than Cable anyway. I might not be able to get those issues right away, though. (what with being a poor poor college student and all XD)

  8. SConstance
    August 21, 2010 at 8:26 am — Reply

    Yaaay, my voicemail made it onto the podcast! Only issue is that what I voicemailed about is going to be reviewed in the next podcast so I won’t be referenced. Puu. Oh well, at least I got to hear myself speak. I sound so weird on a recording I think.

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