It’s another Talking Comics podcast! This show is a liiiiiiiiiittle bit shorter than normal as we cut out the topic for this week and focus on a little bit of news and talk comics.
Some of the comics that we talk about on this week’s Book of the Week segment include: Angela (by Neil Gaiman), Catwoman, Batman, Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man, Four Eyes, Kraven’s Last Hunt, L’il Vampi, Batgirl, She-Hulk, Justice League of America, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March, The Bunker and more.
So, everyone, what do we all think of what the team talked about on this weeks show?
Is the Reyer curse becoming more than just an urban myth?!
What were your books of the week and what are your thoughts on the titles the crew chose to talk about?
Also, if you haven't already, head HERE to check out the first episode of The Missfits podcast. I'm sure the ladies would love to hear your feedback on their thread on the forum, too!
Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are: Bobby: @bobbyshortle Steve: @dead_anchoress Stephanie: hellocookie And Bob’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I might be in the minority here, but I kind of view the "Reyer Curse" as a somewhat good thing. As much as I don't like seeing a good series end, I'm also of the mind that I don't like to see a series go on too long and start to be disappointing. For a lot of series, I think having just 6-12 issues is good, much like how I think TV shows should be limited to 10 episodes. Now that The Movement is ending I'll gladly pick up the two trades and have a complete story that I can go back to again and again. It also frees up Gail Simone to try her hand at another property, which is never a bad thing.
Bobby's thoughts on The Bunker #1 mirrored mine to the tee. I thought it was definitely an engaging read all the way through, so much so that I told my wife all about it after I read it and even she was curious about it. Unfortunately I think I'll wait for a trade on that one because again, as I said above, I like to have the complete thing rather than just a part of it. I got a serious Stephen King vibe from reading it, so I can't wait to see it all finished.
Hearing about Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man made me want to check it out. I loved every bit of the Ultimate Spider-Man featuring Miles Morales but passed on Cataclysm because I figured it would be too focused on an event that I know nothing about. However, hearing that it involves pretty much all the characters from USM that I enjoyed (and seeing the relaunched Ultimates line coming up) means I might need to pick up these books just to know what's going on for when the relaunched USM starts up. Steve had mentioned at the end that the conclusion to the Miles stuff was going to be in another Cataclysm book, but I don't know which one. Does anyone know?
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