“One of my favorites among
the multitude of Xmas stories!”

It’s that festive time of the year and what’s a better way to celebrate than with a rolicking adventure from the legendary Darwyn Cooke? It’s got everything: The Fantastic Four, Inhumans, mind control, lost children, shopping a Macy’s, and a tender J. Jonah Jamison. Oh, and Spider-Man saves the day of course. It’s just nice.

Also, we pick our top 5 (6) comics of the year in no particular order:

Brian’s List

  1. Deep Cuts (Image) Kyle Higgens / Joe Clark
  2. The Forged (Image) Greg Rucka / Eric Trautmann
  3. Local Man (Image) Tony Fleecs / Tim Seeley
  4. What’s the Furthest Place From Here? (Image) Tyler Boss / Matthew Rosenburg
  5. Peacemaker Tries Hard (DC) Kyle Starks / Steve Pugh
  6. Danger Street (DC) Tom King / Jorge Fornés

Paul’s List

  1. Damn Them All (Boom) Simon Spurrier / Charlie Adlard
  2. W0rldTr33 (Image) James Tynion IV / Fernando Blanco / Jordie Belaire
  3. Star Wars The High Republic (Marvel) All of it
  4. Swan Songs (Image) W. Maxwell Prince / Different Artists
  5. Wonder Woman (DC) Tom King / Daniel Sampere

As always, thanks for listening.


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And as always thanks for listening everyone!

Keep reading comics. Be well. Cheers.

Music played on the episode:

  • The Nutcracker – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fary (electro house version)
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Music by Maksym Dudchyk from Pixabay