Comics Cast #36: December 2012 and January 2013

Posted in Comics Cast on February 27th, 2013 by CJ

The Comics Cast is back with a two-month mega-episode, and we take the opportunity to go into more depth about some ongoing stories. For Dan, that means all Spider-Man all the time. Meanwhile, in what could be a sign of impending apocalypse, CJ augments his DC selections with Image and <gasp!> Marvel!

Comics Discussed

  • Justice League #15,16
  • Aquaman #15,16
  • Amazing Spider-Man #700
  • Invincible #99, 100
  • Action Comics #15,16
  • Avenging Spider-Man #16
  • Before Watchmen: Minutemen #6
  • Young Avengers #1
  • Superior Spider-Man #1,2
  • Flash #15
  • Batman and Robin Annual #1

Crunchy Bits!

The Walking Eye Comics Cast #36: December 2012 and January 2013: 2 hours 36 minutes
Intro and Outro music: Pixelguru by Subatomicglue.

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Comics Cast #34: October 2012

Posted in Comics Cast on November 28th, 2012 by CJ

October in the New52 give us ghost dogs and giant gorillas, and the end of a masquerade that boldly forges its own continuity. Meanwhile, Dan delves into Marvel’s extended Now, as villains are reborn, teams are shuffled and creators ride off into the sunset. We round out the episode with Invincible – wherein CJ makes what will prove to be a wildly incorrect guess about the tone of the next month’s issue.

Comics Discussed

  • Captain America #18,19
  • Teen Titans #13
  • Action Comics #13
  • Batman Inc #4
  • Green Lantern #13
  • Flash #13
  • Daredevil #19
  • Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #19
  • Uncanny Avengers #1
  • Invincible #96

Trigger Warning

Minutemen #4, which we discuss from about 51 minutes to the 1 hour mark in the recording, continues to deal with sensitive topics. This issue deals with the aftermath of a hate crime and of an attempted rape.

Crunchy Bits!

The Walking Eye Comics Cast #34: October 2012: 1 hours 33 minutes
Intro and Outro music: Pixelguru by Subatomicglue.

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Comics Cast #33: September 2012

Posted in Comics Cast on October 29th, 2012 by CJ

How does that go? “Zero Zero Zero Destruct Zero?”

Yes, September was Zero Month for the New 52, so CJ barrels through a huge number of early tales, revised origins, and blatant concept cheats in this extra-big episode! Meanwhile, Dan gives us an eclectic collection of Marvel books that he collectively describes as “Fantastic”!

Comics Discussed

  • Green Lantern #0
  • Aquaman #0
  • Justice League #0
  • Batman Inc #0
  • Teen Titans #0
  • New Avengers #30
  • Winter Soldier #10,#11
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #0
  • Legion Lost #0
  • Superboy #0
  • Hawkeye #2
  • Daredevil #18
  • Wonder Woman #0
  • Sword of Sorcery #0
  • Team 7 #0
  • Punisher #15,#16
  • Action Comics #0
  • Earth 2 #0
  • Flash #0
  • Uncanny X-Force #31

Crunchy Bits!

The Walking Eye Comics Cast #33: September 2012: 2 hours 2 minutes
Intro and Outro music: Pixelguru by Subatomicglue.

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Comics Cast #27: January 2012

Posted in Comics Cast on February 28th, 2012 by CJ

After missing a month due to real-life problems and technical disasters, the Comics Cast returns! We salvaged the two most mind-melting bits of what would have been our December episode, and added a batch of cool January comics. This may be the closest we ever come to emulating the scheduling triumphs of such classics as Flash: Rebirth, Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, or even Planetary, so… uh, that’s good… right?

Comics discussed:

  • Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes!
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #8
  • Justice League #5
  • Action Comics #5
  • Aquaman #5
  • Amazing Spider-Man #677
  • Daredevil #8
  • Secret Avengers #21

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #24: September 2011

Posted in Comics Cast on October 30th, 2011 by CJ

Longer than a 48-page special! Later than the next issue of All-Star Batman and Robin! More powerful than a… really powerful comic book thing… This month’s comics cast features big events on the Marvel side, and a first batch of new #1 issues from DC. We’ve got it all – Action! Controversy! Dinosaurs! Fear! Itself!

Comics discussed:

  • Action Comics #1
  • Captain America #3
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
  • Fear Itself #6
  • Demon Knights #1
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #7
  • Flash #1
  • Green Lantern #1
  • New Avengers #16.1
  • New Avengers Annual #1

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #23: August 2011

Posted in Comics Cast on September 21st, 2011 by CJ

Put away your red trunks and dig out your Kryptonian battle armor! After picking out a couple highlights from Marvel’s August books, we delve into the end of the DC Universe, the end of Flashpoint, and the start of a brand new… continuity.

Comics discussed:

  • SHIELD #2
  • Secret Avengers #16
  • Teen Titans #100
  • Justice League of America #60
  • Superboy #11
  • Action Comics #904
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #16
  • Detective Comics #881
  • Batman Inc. #8
  • A brief discussion of many Flashpoint miniseries, including Batman: Knight of Vengeance and Kid Flash Lost.
  • Flashpoint #4, #5
  • Justice League #1

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #22: July 2011

Posted in Comics Cast on August 23rd, 2011 by CJ

This month, Captain America forces Dan to try his hand at movie reviewing. Meanwhile, the FF are AWOL in their own book and Spider-Man battles the preludes to Spider Island! CJ deals with the highs and lows of Flashpoint and a pivotal moment for Green Lantern! And Kid Flash’s changing fashion sense knocks us into another back-and-forth about the DC relaunch that’s lurking over the horizon!

Comics discussed:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger review
  • Captain America #1
  • Flashpoint #3
  • Project Superman #2
  • Batman: Knight of Vengeance #2
  • Abin Sur: The Green Lantern #2
  • Wonder Woman and the Furies #2
  • Kid Flash Lost #2
  • (timeout for a DC relaunch rant)
  • FF #6, #7
  • Green Lantern #67
  • Teen Titans #98
  • Amazing Spider-Man #665, #666
  • Superman #713
  • Action Comics #903
  • Secret Warriors #28

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #21: June 2011

Posted in Comics Cast on July 24th, 2011 by CJ

A Giant-Size Comics Cast! Everything may change in a Flash(point), but it takes CJ a little longer than that to pick out the winners and losers among the Flashpoint tie-ins. Meanwhile Dan’s taking the minimalist approach to Fear Itself. Of course, neither of us can resist at least a little speculation about the new DC…

Comics discussed:

  • Flashpoint #2
  • FP: Project Superman #1
  • FP: Legion of Doom #1
  • FP: Citizen Cold #1
  • FP: Batman, Knight of Vengeance #1
  • FP: Hal Jordan #1
  • FP: Abin Sur, the Green Lantern #1
  • FP: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1
  • FP: Emperor Aquaman #1
  • FP: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1
  • FP: Kid Flash Lost #1
  • Booster Gold #45
  • Detective Comics #878
  • Superboy #8
  • Invincible #80
  • Captain America #619
  • Fear Itself #3
  • DC Comics Presents: Impulse #1
  • Action Comics #902
  • The Mighty Thor #3
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #6

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #20: May 2011

Posted in Comics Cast on June 23rd, 2011 by CJ

May comes in with a Free Comic Book Day, and goes out with a… massive revamp of the DC Universe? After talking about the month’s books, Dan and CJ work through their first reactions to DC’s new plan. This was recorded before the full September solicitations information was released – though I don’t know whether that would have made us more or less confused!

Comics discussed:

  • FCBD: Captain America and Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers
  • FCBD: Young Justice / Batman: The Brave and the Bold Super Sampler
  • FCBD: Green Lantern Special Edition
  • FCBD: The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Fear Itself #2
  • Green Lantern #66
  • Action Comics #901
  • FF #3, #4
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #13
  • DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (Legion of the Damned), 2nd printing correct-order variant
  • Teen Titans #95
  • Batman, Inc #6
  • Flashpoint #1
  • Booster Gold #44

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #19: April 2011

Posted in Comics Cast, Uncategorized on May 19th, 2011 by CJ

Truth, Justice, and… maybe just Truth and Justice. This month, one event ends just in time for another to begin, Dan dips his toe bravely into the “X” side of the Marvel universe, and the Legion of Super-Heroes takes nonlinear storytelling to a new level!

Comics discussed:

  • Action Comics #900
  • Superman #710
  • Uncanny X-Force #7, 8
  • Brightest Day #23, 24
  • Flash #10, 11
  • The Mighty Thor #1
  • FF #2
  • Secret Warriors #26
  • Booster Gold #43
  • DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (Legion of the Damned)
  • Green Lantern #65

Crunchy Bits!

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