Collected Edition: Episode 93: Superman’s Christmas Adventure

“The point is just to have fun, to embrace the joy and wackiness of the season.” Today on the program we discuss Superman's Christmas Adventure from 1940. Written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jack Burnley this is a 16-page dose of Golden Age goodness. This is a madcap story; a romp with loads of silliness wrapped

By |2023-01-02T23:01:10-07:00January 1st, 2023|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 92: Fables

“What is history but a fable agreed upon?” Today on the program we discuss Fables, the Bill Willingham written and Mark Buckingham illustrated classic in the comic book pantheon. Does it hold up? Does it deserve its place in the history of great comics? Is it political (spoiler: yes)? Listen and find out! In addition,

By |2023-01-02T11:25:07-07:00December 2nd, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 91: Rachel Rising

"...his panels don’t so much seek to terrify, but rather they haunt you. It is disturbing and beautiful." Today on the program we discuss the horror comic Rachel Rising by Terry Moore. This is a stark, scary, disturbing, and strangely funny comic. If you've never read Terry Moore's work...you should. He is a singular creator, one

By |2023-01-01T23:39:53-07:00November 7th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 90: Sensational She-Hulk

"This series broke with convention, it broke with tradition, and the broke the fourth wall." Today on the program we discuss the Sensational She-Hulk. The classic, genre-defying series by John Byrne. The series poked fun at the tropes and clichés of comic books, the publishers, the creators, and the fandom. It was a satire, a

By |2023-01-01T23:22:08-07:00October 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 89: Aztek: The Ultimate Man

"Not everything in life is golden or satisfying." Today on the program we take a look at Aztek: The Ultimate Man written by Grant Morrison & Mark Millar with art by Stephen Harris. It is a 90s extravaganza fill with excess, grittiness, and questionable costume choices. It's the book that caused a rift between Morrison

By |2023-01-01T23:25:42-07:00September 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 88: The Flintstones

Flintstones, read the Flintstones. You’ll have a gay old time. Today on the program we talk about the 2016 12-issue mini-series The Flintstones written by Mark Russell and art by Steve Pugh. This reimagining was more realistic – in that, the character designs were less stylized and given more human proportions – and its situations

By |2023-01-01T23:24:51-07:00August 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 87: Bone

"Maybe even better than eating quiche." Today on the program we talk about the classic, brilliant, iconic, beautiful, glorious, and wonderful comic BONE. We like this one, can you tell? This is a comic that is a vaudevillian comedy, a Disneyesque cartoon, and an epic fantasy all at once. Jeff Smith created something special here.

By |2022-10-19T09:53:02-06:00June 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 86: The Spectre: Crimes & Judgements

"This being the 90s Crimes and Judgments falls into the excesses that decade could bring." In this episode, we discuss The Spectre: Crimes and Judgments by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake from 1992. This is a gritty, noir, horror thriller with 90s excess...we have opinions. This is a story full of contradictions, missed opportunities, and

By |2022-10-19T09:51:11-06:00May 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 85: JLA Avengers

“It's fan service above and beyond the call of duty.” Today on the program we discuss the absolute gloriousness that is the Marvel/DC crossover epic JLA Avengers written by Kurt Busiek, and art by the mighty George Pérez. It is a bonanza of comic book wonder, a masterclass by Pérez, and a pretty good story

By |2022-06-23T21:20:36-06:00April 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 84: Magnus Robot Fighter

“…a well-told, layered story with complex ideas and themes about a guy in a mini-skirt who fights robots.” Today on the program we discuss the flagship title that launched Valiant Comics - Magnus Robot Fighter. This is the story of a man named Magnus …that fights robots …in a mini-skirt …which to be fair was

By |2022-06-21T21:50:15-06:00March 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments
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