This week on the show; Rodrigo is still gone which means Matthew and Stephen must tackle Blacksad on their own. Plus, Birds of Prey and some Mickey Mouse antics from BOOM! Studios.
Show Notes after the Jump!
DC Comics stays in NYC, everyone else goes west
MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #300
Written by Ted Osborne, Stefan Petrucha
Drawn by César Floyd Gottfredson, Ferioli Pelaez
COVER: Daan Jippes
First, mouse mischief multiplies when a cloning experiment goes wrong in a tale we could only call “300 Mickeys!” Then, experience the classic Floyd Gottfredson tale “Dan the Dogcatcher” in its first wide U.S. release since 1932 and in its original layout! Regular edition features a brand-new cover by Disney Comics master Casty.
Birds of Prey #5
Written by GAIL SIMONE • Art by ALVIN LEE • Cover by ALINA URUSOV
Join writer Gail Simone and guest artist Alvin Lee as two Birds track down a missing team member in Thailand…where someone is hunting them to make sure they never return! Plus, the shocking events of BRIGHTEST DAY continue to rock Hawk and Dove, the newest recruits to Oracle’s organization!
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
FIGHT! Thanos vs. Darkseid
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Blacksad
The story is set in a film noir environment, in the USA of the late 1950s. All the characters are anthropomorphic animals (female characters are often much more anthropomorphized, though it varies depending on the animal.), their specific species reflecting their personality and their part in the story. For example, nearly all the policemen are canid, usually German Shepherds, Bloodhounds, Foxes or Scottish Terriers.
The strip is made with a rather dirty-realist outlook, a dark cinematic style and fairly clean, realistic lines. Coupled with the truly lavish and time-consuming drawing, done in watercolor, the strip appears very realistic indeed despite using animals. The quality of the drawing has improved noticeably throughout the series, with sharper, higher-quality colour and fewer grainy lines in later issues.
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