In this episode of Comics Obscura, Tim and Jesse discuss the seminal Superman story, All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison. Jesse and Tim discuss the highs and lows of this outstanding comic, exploring the meta-commentary of the work and how it shows the greatness of Superman both within and outside of the comic book, and Morrison’s
On today’s podcast, Tim and Jesse talk Saga Book 1. The boys focus on the over-arcing themes of creation and destruction represented through the series’ discussion on violence and sex.
Amazing Spider-Man #799 by Writer Dan Scott and Artist Stuart Immonen Is it really here? Is it truly almost time to say goodbye? This week gave us the next installment of Go Down Swinging, Dan Slott’s final arc on ASM. Spidey is injured and in hiding immediately following the Green-turned-Red Goblin’s attack on the Daily Bugle.
Exiles #1 by Writer Saladin Ahmed and Artists Javier Rodríguez, Álvaro López, and Jordie Bellaire Marvel has brought back its reality hopping super-team because (surprise, surprise) something is eating the multiverse. An entity referred to only as the Time Eater is devouring alternate Earths, one after another, and so a mostly reluctant Blink has to
In this episode of the Comics Obscura Podcast, the boys talk Matt Fraction and David Aja’s infamous Hawkeye series. While Jesse and Tim spend much of the cast talking about the serious themes of isolation, family, and belonging; they still managed to talk some pizza dog and the sheer fun of this outstanding series. Tune
Sex Criminals #23 by Writer Matt Fraction and Artist Chip Zdarsky This issue of Sex Crimz continues to build on the seemingly apathetic state of the central characters as they try to figure out their place in the world romantically and sexually. Since Suzie and Jon’s separation in the previous arc, each issue has been
On this week’s podcast, Jesse and Tim talk Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s on-going Marvel series, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. The guys talk about the book’s theme of confronting one’s past and finding ways to move toward the future, and discuss these themes’ implications for the book going forward.
The Mighty Thor #705 by Writer Jason Aaron and Artist Russell Dauterman As the penultimate issue to one of my favorite marvel stories, I couldn’t help feeling a pang of frustration when I picked up this issue, knowing that the series was driving steadily toward its end. Not the end of The Mighty Thor, of