Category Archives: Comic Rewind

Casual Comics Cast 220 – Birds of Prey (and blahblah Harley Quinn)

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.

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  • 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.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2020-06-21T14_03_04-07_00

Cheers!

  • CCG

 

 

Casual Comics Cast Ep. 213 – Easter Edition – DC’s Fables, Marvel’s Hawkeye – Virtual Book Club

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

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And, with Ryan sitting in, you’re going to get more actual, real DC Comics knowledge than usual on this time around.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2020-04-12T17_47_20-07_00

Settle in, have a beverage, and enjoy the show!

Cheers!

  • CCG

“Free” Comic Pick of the Month – July 2018

I don’t read comics nearly as often as I used to, in case that’s not been obvious to this point. As a casual comics fan, I’ve been pleased to find that there are quite a lot of options out there for readers who want to “check out” free comics without committing their hard earned dollars to an actual purchase.

There are a lot of ways to read free comics online. However, for today, I’m just going to focus on one platform – Amazon Prime Reading – for a few reasons:

  • You can read a lot more comics for free from other sites, but if you’re reading comics people uploaded, you’re ripping off the comic companies and creators, and you should knock it off.
  • I don’t like to read comics in my browser, and the experience of reading comics on a tablet is great on the Kindle App.
  • If the news is to be believed, Amazon is taking over the world and approximately 112% of Americans now have Prime subscriptions – so it’s probably the quickest, most accessible for you if you just happened upon this article.

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Casual Comics Rewind Review: Vision and the Scarlet Witch Volume 1, Number 4

Here we are, at the end of the line for this wonderful Marvel mini-series from the 80s, starring my all time favorite married couple – Vision and the Scarlet Witch. And, it’s been a heck of a ride. Let’s check in on my favorite Marvel sweethearts and see what kind of family drama awaits the duo into this month.

“Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself…!” opens with a mystery. A figure clad entirely in white climbs Mount Wundagore. The narrator is content to call him the “White Pilgrim” at the outset.

Vision and Scarlet Witch; Vol 1 #4.

And, you know what? Snark about the stories all you like, haters. But there’s no denying one thing – that’s a gorgeous splash page. Read the rest of this entry

Casual Comics Rewind Review: Vision and the Scarlet Witch Volume 1, Number 3

Issues #1 and #2 of Vision and the Scarlet Witch are in the bag – review-wise. And, I’m loving them as much as I did the first (through 30th) time I read them. Even though it’s been about two decades since the last time I read this series, I’m still madly in love with the craziness of Marvel mini-series from the 80’s.

Behold! Vision and the Scarlet Witch Volume 1, Number 3. Written by: Bill Mantlo

Coming into the third issue of this four-issue miniseries, we’ve come to expect a pretty even split of action and family drama from the Vision and the Scarlet Witch mini-series. “Blood Brothers” doesn’t disappoint. Read the rest of this entry