Superman is one of the most iconic characters in American comics. Even people who don’t read comics (and perhaps haven’t seen the movies either) have some familiarity with him. While Tim is not a DC reader, Kumar is somewhat of a fan, especially of Silver Age Superman stories. Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All Star Superman mines those Silver Age stories for wackiness, but then infuses them with thoughtfulness and heart. Kumar, finally back from vacation, joins Tim to review.
The Martian Confederacy returns! As volume 2 moves toward its release, artist Paige Braddock and writer Jason McNamara return to the podcast to discuss Mars in the year 3535, as well as the good and bad points of their collaboration.
Part relationship story, part science fiction, Terry Moore’s Echo crosses traditional boundaries. The series includes some fascinating characters, and a frustrating main character whose life isn’t moving forward. Are the characters too reminiscent of those in Moore’s popular Strangers in Paradise? Will there be an Echo movie, with the relationship parts cut out? Tim and newcomer Alberto review.
A horror anthology? Some may advise against it, but artist Greg Hinkle and several of our San Francisco friends in Writer’s Old Fashioned decided to boldly go there anyway! The result is Parasomnia, now available without a prescription. Greg talks to Tim about preparing the comic for the Alternative Press Expo, and then Mulele and Tim critique the work.