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Batman: Fear State

Holy missing posts, Batman! I just realized that I’m behind on updating the Casual Comics blog with the latest podcast news.

At the wrap of the cross-title Batman mega-event, “Batman: Fear State”, we tasked our best Bat-buddy, Ryan with reading the full series and talking to us about it. The main story appears in Batman #112 – #117, and was almost immediately collected in a trade paperback.

We discuss how accessible this book is for casual comics fans and talk about some of the things you might need to know in order to enjoy the story.

Also, we dive into the limited series, “Superman ’78”, which picks up the direct continuity from the “Superman” movie, starring Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder. We talk about the book with an eye toward how fans of the original movie might find the new comic series. (Spoiler: We think it’s pretty great)

Listen in at the link below – or find the episode on your favorite podcast listening app. We’re almost everywhere at this point – Spotify, Apple Music, Google… you name it.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2022-01-13T15_59_13-08_00

Cheers!

  • CCG

Casual Comics Cast – New Comics, Whackpackers, and apologies to Batman

This episode is recorded in front of a live studio audience.

No kidding, we really do have a live studio audience. His name is Ryan and he’s here to talk about Batman. And to correct last episode’s disparaging remarks about a classic DC character – Leslie Thompkins.

This week, the Casual Comics Cast reviews of the following comics and beers:
• Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica number eight, by Dynamite Comics
• Quantum and Woody number one, by Valiant Comics
• All Luck Comics number one, by All Luck Comics
• Skittley Bittley Bop, from Hoof Hearted Brewery
• Opera Cream Stout from Platform Beer Company
• And Bierwolf, from Great Lakes Brewing Company

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Plus, other comic-related nonsense!

So, settle in with your favorite beverage and enjoy the show!

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2020-02-03T15_17_25-08_00

DC frightens children with weird “Sofubi” toys

One of my favorite parts of walking the floor at San Diego Comic Con is checking out the multitude of toys, toys, action figures, and toys.  From the unexpected, like last year’s preview of the Daft Punk action figures, to the absolutely, over-the-top, “how did they think of that” awesome like the Evel Knievel / Boba Fett “EvelFett” mashup – comic toys are better than ever.

Still awesome…

DC Comics, however, has teamed up with Medicom to release the second in a wave of toys designed to frighten children and casual comic fans everywhere. What do you get when you cross:
Casual Fan Favorite “Bizarro”, Read the rest of this entry

Dragon’s Lair’s Picks: Hot Comics of the Week (December 31, 2013)

Here we with the top comic picks for the last week of 2013. Same story as last week, folks. New comic day is Tuesday this week, not Wednesday so thank the New Year that your comics are a day early.

As always, weekly picks are provided by our friends over at Dragon’s Lair and uneducated commentary is solely mine. I’m hoping that with us traversing the year and comics being bumped up one day, there’s some time travel nonsense in these picks. Let’s unwrap them together.

Comic book top picks of the week – Week of December 31

Legenderry #1

Aaaaand right out of the gate, I know we’re in good shape. Read the rest of this entry