This week on the show: Daredevil reborn, another trip back to Mars, Otter drops by, and DC announces Before Watchmen.

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REVIEWS
Stephen
WARRIORS OF MARS #1
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Art by JACK JADSON
FROM THE PAGES OF WARLORD OF MARS! Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones. Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time! When Lt. Guillivar Jones happens upon a mysterious old man with a beautiful carpet he soon finds himself transported through space and time to the planet Mars where he meets the beautiful Princess Hera and a ferocious tribe of Red Martians bent on capturing her!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Rodrigo
Jurassic Force 5 #1
Awakened from his 65 million year hibernation, the evil alien overlord Zalex is ready to resume his conquest of the universe and he’s starting with the earth. Backed by his army of evil, mutated Dino-soldiers there’s nothing that can stop him….nothing but Jurassic Strike Force! Don’t miss the first adventures of the team in the first original series under Zenescope’s Silver Dragon Books imprint.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Matthew
Fear Itself: The Fearless #8
Writer: Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn
Artist: Arthur Adams
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $2.99
Valkyrie stages a daring raid on Utopia! Guest starring Emma Frost, Dani Moonstar, and Storm!

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

BRUCE
Funnies #7
Writer: Sergio Aragones
Artist: Sergio Aragones
Publisher: Bongo Comics
Sergio uses some slight of hand this month to conjure up the tale of a man who has an inner desire to become a magician and the arduous journey to achieve his goal. Then, the master storyteller delves into Hawaiian mythology and the legend of the magical Menehunes. And, follow Sergio as he recounts his first steps towards becoming a professional cartoonist.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
It’s official, DC Comics is making a prequel to the Watchmen series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
The last week has been filled with positive and negative comments about this action, but overall it looks like a lot of people are going to buy at least some of the titles in this collection.



Which Before Watchmen books are you going to buy? (you can select more than one)

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Daredevil Born Again
Writer: Frank Miller
Artist: David Mazzucchelli
“Born Again” is a Daredevil story arc written by Frank Miller, drawn by David Mazzucchelli and published by Marvel Comics. The story arc originally appears in Daredevil #227-#233.
The story details Daredevil’s fall to insanity and destitution at the hands of the Kingpin, as well as his subsequent struggle to build a new life for himself.

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4 Comments

  1. J_Michael_T
    February 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    So cool that Sergio Aragones’ “Funnies” was reviewed. I am a big fan of his work since the 19–s and buy these more for a nostalgic reason than anything else. Love Sergio’s hyper-detailed drawings and the “inside” jokes included in most panels (it helps that I am bilingual and pick up on the Spanish jokes as well). Not sure I would recommend this book to everyone but it’s a cool book for the younger readers (and old, nostalgic fools like me).

    Neat surprise. Good podcast as usual.

  2. Dante Marx
    February 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    Hi,
    I enjoyed this ‘cast. I still need to read the actual Frank Miller Daredevil run, but feel like I have a fairly good grasp from your review. I didn’t know Nuke was in this, but I remember Nuke from a Wolverine from the ’80s – I checked, it was #18. Bizarre. I figured he was a one-shot character.
    I have been enjoying the brand new daredevil run. I like Daredevil’s upbeat personality, especially in the face of the disadvantages in his personal life.
    Also, I always hear Kingpin as having a deep, reverberating voice, speaking slowly and poignantly (maybe a James Earl Jones).

  3. TheNewNum.2
    February 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    Woot! I designed Stephen’s car. :) It probably ended up a cross between the car Homer designed and a Honda Civic Crosstour, and a retro-style T-bird from the last decade.

  4. Patrick
    February 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    Long day at work and hearing Matthew’s reaction to Sam Jackson…I laughed uncontrollably every time I heard it. Thank you, I needed that :)

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