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On this episode, Michael and I are joined by our resident DC Comics “expert”, Ryan as we try and get our arms around Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey.
- We’re covering TV, comics, and movies with discussions on:
- The most recent DC Comic “Birds of Prey” one-shot, written by Brian Azzarello
- The confusingly (re-)named movie “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”
- And, “Joker’s Favor”, the first appearance of Harley Quinn, which happened on the TV show, “Batman: The Animated Series”
We’re discussing all these and more, so settle in and enjoy the show.
Hoo-boy! I can’t believe we made it. Marvel’s Secret Wars was a seminal mini-series in the 80s that shaped comics (and comic book culture) for years to come. In this episode, we finish up our coverage of the comic with a review of issues #10-12 of the classic story.
With a double-sized final issue and a recap of “Who’s Who”, “What’s Next”, and the series MVP (including a fantasy football-style draft of our own Secret Wars lineups), this episode is jam-packed with Marvel Comics goodness.
So sit back, and we hope you’ll enjoy our final recap of SECRET WARS!
I’ve got to say, this was one of the more fun assignments we have taken on. The Teen Titans have undergone so many transformations across so much different media, that it was cool to share that with some comics rookies, like Pat and Michael. (And – yes – for you Pat fans, he’s back for this episode)
This episode, we’re hitting on:
Titans, Episode 1 – The deadly serious, all grown up version of the super team – available on the DC app and Amazon Streaming
New Teen Titans #1 – The “new” team (which is much closer to the team you know) introduced in November 1980, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Published by DC Comics
Teen Titans Go!, season 1, episode 1 – The silly, super-immature version of the team from Cartoon Network.
You can listen to the whole show at the link, which is right here:
I want to pause for a minute and thank our listeners. It’s been a weird world lately, and this hobby has kept us sane throughout an odd time. We’re looking forward to recording in the same room again, someday soon.
But, until then, CHEERS comics people!
Casual Comics Cast 216 – More Secret Wars, plus Web of Spiderman and a Classic Wonder Woman / Cheetah comic
In our continuing quest to bring you some comics to catch up on while you’re in quarantine and waiting for new comics, we’re continuing our discussion of Marvel’s Secret Wars.
On this episode, we chat about issues #7-9 – including the introduction of a new Spider-Woman and Spiderman’s now famous “black suit”.
As part of the “Joe’s Got Issues” series, we’ve got Web of Spiderman #1 – continuing the alien symbiote saga from Marvel’s Secret Wars.
Plus, Wonder Woman vol. 2, #7 – Featuring the first appearance of Barbara Minerva – the Cheetah from the upcoming DC blockbuster “Wonder Woman 84”.
All of these are available digitally, from Comixology / Amazon, so we hope you’ll read along and enjoy!
Hey, friends –
If you’re wondering what comics to read during quarantine, we’re here for you. Until there are new comics, we’re going back through the Comixology library to find comics to read while you’ve got free time.
Listen to the podcast here –
This week, we’re discussing two awesome titles:
Love and Capes – By Thomas Zahler, published by IDW.
The “Heroically Super Situation Comedy” that was nominated for two Harvey awards.
And, Marvel’s Secret Wars – the game-changing 1985 superhero/supervillain crossover that re-invigorated superhero comics in the 80’s. This is the first part of a four-part series where we will be covering the entire Marvel epic that includes Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel (no, not that one), the X-men, the Fantastic 4, and pretty much every Marvel hero or villain worth discussing in the 80s.
(And in Casual Comics Theater, you will hear this panel through the magic of audio engineering from Jeff)
Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
On the Easter edition, we discuss the most famous Rabbit Super Heroes in comics history.
That’s right. Rabbits who are also super heroes. That’s a thing that happened in comics.
Plus, while we’re all on lockdown, it seems like a good time to dig into the back issues, finally reading the trade paperbacks we’ve had on our shelves, meaning to read (or re-read), but have never had the time. We’re discussing:
- Fables – DC Comics. Written by Bill Willingham
- Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon – Marvel Comics. Written by Matt Fraction
And, with Ryan sitting in, you’re going to get more actual, real DC Comics knowledge than usual on this time around.
Settle in, have a beverage, and enjoy the show!
Hey, folks – hope you’re hanging in there. This week, Pat’s back!
And, We’ve got some recommended watching and reading to get you through the week.
- Dredd (2012) starring Karl Urban
- Wonder Woman: Blood (2011), written by Brian Azzarello
- The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – the Netflix show and the comic –
Thanks for listening!
This week, join us and our special guest – Batman Super-fan, Ryan – as we discuss more new(ish) comics to catch up on during your Corona lockdown:
- Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular – DC Comics
- Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot #1 – Marvel Comics
- Legion Of Super-Heroes #5 – DC Comics
- Transformers vs Terminator #1 – Dark Horse Comics
And our hot comic pick of the week – Judge Dredd: False Witness #1 from IDW
Plus, a bunch of the other nonsense you’ve come to know and love.
Cheers – and stay safe!
This week on the Casual Comics Cast, we discuss what to watch and read while you’re homebound this week. We talk about:
Netflix’s Black Lightning
The Flash – both the comics and the CW series, now streaming on Netflix (including some Silver Age DC craziness)
Cloak and Dagger – The Comic and the Freeform series
The Umbrella Academy – The Book and the Netflix Series
And – what comic series you should catch up with on Comixology – the digital comics platform. Like:
Alex + Ada (Image Comics)
The Vision (Marvel Comics)
Casual Comics Cast – Ep. 208 – Netflix’s “I am Not Okay with This”, Clue: Candlestick, and more comic reviews
This week, we review the Netflix series “I am Not Okay with This” and compare it to the comic. We also debate which hero we’d want on our team to help us with this Corona outbreak.
Plus, we review and discuss:
IDW Comics’ “Clue: Candlestick”
Marvel Comics – “Immortal Hulk: Great Power” and “Rescue 2020”, which features Iron Man’s Pepper Potts
In Indie Comics, we’ve got:
“Finger Guns” from Vault Comics
“Last Stop” from Scout Comics.
And, Pat finally reads a classic comic story – “Green Arrow” #85: “Snowbirds Don’t Fly” – and gives his thoughts on this comic from 1971. How does it hold up today? Tune in and find out!
What we’re drinking this week:
Platform Beer Company’s Open Market • Nordic Style White Ale W/ Peach And Apricot
So, settle in, and enjoy…