Annihilation Podcast

This week on the show: Calvin turns 25, Batman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, and that guy who isn’t Aquaman. Plus, Annihilation!


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Calvin and Hobbes turns 25

Batman #704
Written by TONY DANIEL
Art and cover by TONY DANIEL
Bruce Wayne may have returned, but when an aging but wealthy technology developer comes to Gotham with his beautiful daughter, it turns out he’s in search of a joint project with WayneTech. DNA tracking is the name of his game, and there are others interested in his proposal. But when the developer goes missing, Batman finds that his tracks stop in the city’s violent Chinatown neighborhood, where a new deadly Triad gang has taken root. Guest-starring I-Ching!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Marineman #1
By: Ian Churchfill
Hulk, Supergirl and Uncanny X-Men superstar artist IAN CHURCHILL brings his all-new creator-owned series to Image Comics! Steve Ocean is…MARINEMAN!
A marine biologist and TV presenter; a man blessed with good looks, a good job, a good circle of friends and a life many would aspire to. But Steve Ocean also has a secret-a secret, which, if revealed, could throw his whole life into disarray! With underwater action and adventure all the way, MARINEMAN may just turn out to be the comic book you didn’t know you were missing!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Legion of Super-heros #7
Written by PAUL LEVITZ 
The first strike of Durlan assassins arrives on Earth! Their goal: kill the United Planets leadership as revenge for R.J. Brande’s death…while posing as Science Police officers!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

While it is still a hot topic, let’s pit two vampire slayers against one another and see who comes out on top.  While the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series made a heck of a lot more money per episode than the entire theatrical run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one wonders what would happen if Kristy Swanson’s Buffy got in the ring with Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy?

The Annihilation Wave has come! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! Hordes of loyal soldiers swarm from the center of the universe, and only a handful of heroes can resist destruction! As the Xandarian Nova Corps meet its doom, only Richard Rider – the man called Nova – survives. Now the sole custodian of the Worldmind, the Zandarian’s database of knowledge and experience, can he rediscover himself in time to lead the war effort against the Annihilation Wave? Drax the Destroyer returns from exile on Earth to mentor Nova – but wait until you see his dangerous new persona! Guest-starring Quasar, Ronan the Accuser, the Super-Skrull and Thanos! Collecting Drax the Destroyer #1-4, Annihilation Prologue and Annihilation: Nova #1-4.

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  1. Blackthunder01 on

    Video Games – What? No love for Batman: Arkham Asylum or Lego Batman? For shame… Also, if you guys like Xmen Legends or Marvel Ultimate Alliance, you’ll also like Justice League Heroes. I can’t wait for the Xmen arcade to come out for PS3 as well.

    Buffy – yay! SMG wins! :) I can’t believe my beliefs are lining up with Matthew once again. (and then some)

    Dex – Great stuff. Don’t agree but still great stuff.

  2. The interview with Bill Wattersons mum was on Jawbone Radio #81. Len from the show did the monsters by mail, geek a week and is generally awesome.

  3. Dr. Who quotes make for a good start.

    @Stephen: “Cat-girl” was implied in a Bat volume, the one with the false faces during the new Black Mask arc. She was a young Falcone cat burglar wearing similar clothes to Selina, she took her under her wing at the end of that arc… and was promptly forgoten never appearing in Sirens or any other book until now.

  4. Didn’t Wolverine actually fight Galactacus once? I seem to recall he was taken to space, fought the collector, then found out the collector was hiding from Galactacus? I am pretty sure that happened. Does Matthew know?

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