This week on the show: Gloves that are powerful, realms that are forgotten, and a Superior comic book. Plus, Matthew, Stephen, and Rodrigo discuss the age old tale of who would win in a fight, Christine or Herbie.


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Forgotten Realms gets ongoing series.

Danger Girl: Revolver #1
Writer: Andy Hartnell
Artist: Chris Madden
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
For the first time ever, creators J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell introduce a new Danger Girl to the team! Who is she? What are her skills? Where is she from? What are her measurements? You’ll find those answers and more as she joins the world’s sexiest spy agency in their most explosive adventure yet! And not only that, but we also up the action and thrills by welcoming soon-to-be-superstar, artist Chris Madden to his first-ever Danger Girl epic! Consider yourself debriefed!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Red Tails
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Superior #7
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Leinil Yu
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price $4.99
DOUBLE-SIZED FINALE to the best new comic in years as the first volume of Superior draws to a close and the creators promise is the best fight-scene they have ever achieved on the printed page. It’s Superior versus Abraxas in the middle of New York and thousands of innocent people dying every time someone throws a punch. Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) has already snapped up the rights for this book meaning Millar has yet another movie franchise he can boast about. Buy this now while it’s still cheap. Plus: An exclusive 6-page lettered preview of the new Supercrooks series by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu, launching in January.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Rob calls in to review the latest issue of DC Comics’ Supergirl.

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Everyone likes to argue about their favorite car, and car company. But what if the car had a mind of its own? What if Herbie, the Love Bug, and Christine found themselves in a parking lot after dark?
Herbie the Love Bug

Herbie is an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his own and is capable of driving himself, and is a serious contender in auto racing competitions.

Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. It tells the story of a vintage automobile apparently possessed by supernatural forces. Later that same year, a film adaptation, directed by John Carpenter and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, and Harry Dean Stanton, was released.
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Infinity Gauntlet
It’s the Avengers, the New Warriors, the X-Men and more against the omnipotent Eternal, Thanos! The Mad Titan has become the most powerful being in the universe, and enslavement or destruction may be the only choices he gives it! The successive Starlin sagas that shook space and time start here!

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  1. At the time The Infinity Gauntlet was first published, I gave it a pass, which, in retrospect, I found difficult to explain because in those days I was nuts for anything either Jim Starlin and George Perez did. I think I didn’t buy it because it followed the irritating model of “Secret Wars” by distributing key elements of the story into other Marvel Books that weren’t part of the “mini-series” in an effort to force you to buy other Marvel Comics. To my way of thinking, a mini-series should be self-contained. Or it may be that it annoyed me they way Marvel telegraphed the ending. Obviously, if most of the Marvel heros were blasted out of existence by Thanos, the series would have to have a Steven King Magic Ending where everything is put right, negating the entire marvelous story you’d just read. Or, even more likely, after enduring the ridiculous mish-mash that was “Crisis on Infinite Earth” or the incomprehensible trash that was “Secret Wars” and “Secret Wars II” I was, by that time, burned out on Event Series. Which I still am today.

  2. Like Stephen, the Infinity Gauntlet was one of my first forays into comics. In a random pack of books I picked up as a youth, I obtained a copy of the first issue of Warlock and the Infinity Watch. Warlock’s trial before the Living Tribunal captivated me, and I found myself scrambling to find the books preceding and following it. Over the years I found the [voice=”high pitched and annoying”]original issues[/voice] of the Infinity Gauntlet, Warlock and the Infinity Watch, and the Infinity War, and I can honestly say I quite enjoyed them.

    As characters, Thanos and Adam Warlock have always interested me, and even when I stopped collecting comics for a while, I found myself picking up random issues if I saw Thanos on the cover (this led to me getting an issue of Spiderman that came out right around the time of the last issues of the Infinity Gauntlet which I absolutely love… but I digress). Thanos of Titan is to me an example of a truly interesting villain. At face value, there should be nothing redeeming or likable about him, but somehow there manages to be.

  3. I loved Ron Lim’s work back in the day. His Silver Surfer V3 and cosmic stuff were particular faves, but also his Captain America work as well. And I actually prefer Sal Buscema over his brother, mostly because I think his run(s) on Spectacular Spider-Man were the absolute best Spidey art for me. His Vermin still haunts me! Don’t get me wrong… I will always love what John did with Conan. They are both awesome. Just wanted to give some big kudos and love to Our Pal Sal!

    His involvement might even be enough for me to pick up this new D&D comic book thingie. That, and my rebirth of interest thanks to Critical Hit, naturally!

  4. As a kid a read a story about Thanos searching the galaxy for some smal orb containing great powers. He finally find the alien protecting the orb, kicks the living S#!t out of him and takes the orb.
    The big reveal is then that the alien has an even bigger orb hidden from Thanos!!! Oooooh you silly alien.
    I remember living the store, but I lost the (Swedish) trade along the way, and for my life I can’t seem to figure out what story this was?
    Pleace all mighty comic database that is Matthew – pleace help???

    • Sounds like Star Blasters-era stuff, circa 1993. Morg, the then-active herald of Galactus, had his powers stolen and stuck in an orb, I believe, and it fell into the hands of Tyrant, who has metal neck muscles for some reason and may be the son of Galactus.

      If there’s a trade available, it’s probably going to be either Cosmic Powers or Silver Surfer circa 1993…

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