MSP#81: The Watchmen Podcast
In this issue: The Man of Steel on the auction block! The Commander In Chief takes over the industry! Wee Hughie oversteps his bounds! Plus: Deadshot’s in your house, shootin’ up your targets! I can has Silk Spectre? Chiana has invisible space blasters! And, Stephen Ignatius Schleicher is a rotten ol’ somepin somepin, and all sorts o’ mean nasty stuff, with 25 8 by 10 color glossy photographs with the circles and the arrows and the paragraph on the back describin’ each one! So, when the chorus comes around, everybody sing together… with feelin’…
Show Notes after the Jump!
Action Comics #1 Unrestored 6.0 up for auction
Barack Obama on the cover of almost all comic books these days
Suicide Squad: The Movie
Listener Thomas, CA. writes in to tell us he’s become a comic nerd. ONEOFUS!ONEOFUS!ONEOFUS!
FARSCAPE #3 (Boom! Studios)
Written by Rockne S. Oâ€™Bannon, Keith DeCandido
Drawn by Tommy Patterson
TVâ€™s science fiction masterpiece FARSCAPE returns! Farscape creator Rockne S. Oâ€™Bannon continues his creation in comic-book form right where the PEACEKEEPER WARS left off! Things arenâ€™t looking good for the crew of Moya as Crichton and Aeryn are imprisoned on Hyneria. But donâ€™t worry! Their last, best hope isâ€¦ Rygel?!
Justice League of America #30
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Can the entire combined might of the Justice League of Amercia and Dr. Light stand up to the cosmic entity known as Starbreaker as he continues consuming the sun? Could this be another Final Night for the DC Universe?
The Boys #28 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Covers: Darick Robertson and Dave Gibbons
Writer: Garth Ennis
Penciller/Inker: Darick Robertson/John Higgins
Colorist: Tony Avila
Butcher has warned Hughie to quit his undercover activities, so what’s he doing at Silver Kincaid’s memorial service? Godolkin oversteps the mark, MM stumbles onto something dreadful, and- much to her delight- the Female gets to follow Frenchie into action. And one of the G-Wiz kids gets an offer he can’t refuse, as the stage is set for a face-off of cataclysmic proportions- in WE GOTTA GO NOW, part six.
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Once again, itâ€™s all about Matthew. This week were pitting Matthewâ€™s two favorite comic book characters of all time against one another in an arena of death. On the Marvel side we have Mimic, once a member of the X-Men, he has the ability to copy peoples skills at will. On the DC side we present Blok, the stoic stone hero from the Legion of Super-Heroes.
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Moore used the story as a means to reflect contemporary anxieties and to deconstruct the superhero concept. Watchmen takes place in an alternate history United States where the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, freelance costumed vigilantes have been outlawed and most costumed superheroes are in retirement or working for the government. The story focuses on the personal development and struggles of the protagonists as an investigation into the murder of a government sponsored superhero pulls them out of retirement and eventually leads them to confront a plot by one of their own to stave off nuclear war by killing millions of innocent people.
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