The Near Mint Comic Show is back and that’s not trick. Treat yourself to 3+ hours of spine-tingling comic talk with your favorite undead duo – Ben & Josh! We eclipse our 5-year-anniversary mark, with talk of halloween costumes, cult horror films and our favorite spooky comics, including Locke & Key, Revival andThe Walking Dead.
As this spooktacular show unfolds, Josh recaps Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier, Ben decrees a new greatest comic book movie of all time and our horrifying heroes are bewitched by DC continuity and Marvel marketing. All that plus Star Wars, Scott Snyder, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and much much more
Dark secrets will come to light. How did Josh end up buying 20+ DC books. What is Ben’s creepy confession that’s too geeky to reveal in this episode summary?
And what part of the Near Mintiverse will be brought back from the dead? Listen and find out. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria – and it’s all right here for your listening pleasure!
Music in this episode by:
Bobby Brown, Adam Warrock, El Privates, Tracy Morgan,
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
The Weekly Hit (and Miss) List is a rundown of the best and worst things I read this week regardless of their original publication date. It doesn’t have to be new – just new to me.
Justice League #1 | DC | Geoff Johns (w), Jim Lee (a)
Let me start by saying that this wasn’t a perfect comic. The dialogue was a little clunky, there weren’t enough characters involved, and I found it a little too written-for-the-trade to call it new-reader friendly. But that said, there was enough to like about this issue that I can give a resounding “it’s not that bad” to the flagship offering of DC’s New 52. This was basically a Batman and Green Lantern team-up that served up a lot of action blended with an appropriate amount of dialogue to set the stage and get everyone up to speed on where we are in the universe. It was set “5 years ago”, which I liked because it means we can have a “getting the band together” story in this title – meanwhile, all the other books, set “now”, can jump us right into an established universe with the wheels in motion. I’m really not digging the armor-y suits, but other than that you can’t go wrong with art by Jim Lee and for anyone who was maybe a fan during the 90’s boom and then dropped off, it will be a familiar homecoming.