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Every week we pick a classic comic to read and share the discussion with you.

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Every week we pick a classic comic to read and share the discussion with you.

    323 – GI Joe: Volume 3

    323 – GI Joe: Volume 3

    It's the last episode with our 80's expert guest and we're talking about volume 3 of the classic Marvel run of GI Joe by Larry Hama. We chose to jump on midway through the series as this collection kicks off with one of the most famous single issues of comics ever made in the 1980's: Snakeyes' wordless rescue of Scarlett. We talk about the inherent silliness of the Joes' world, laugh at the villainy of Cobra Commander, and debate Joe names versus urban dictionary. Plus, we reminisce about that time David got owned by Yoda.



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    Next time: “Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart: Riri Williams" by Brian Michael Bendis

    • 1 hr 15 min
    322 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant

    322 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant

    Eighties expert and retro streamer J-money joins us for another retake on a classic as we read "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant" by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz. In this re-telling of the turtles' origin, three of the brothers seek their missing counterpart while another agent is out for revenge. We talk about the background and context of the TMNT franchise, discuss the characterizations of each of these turtles, and try to figure out how these mutated animals view their world. Plus, we talk about "Solo: A Star Wars Story" spoiler-free for about 10 minutes up top.



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    Next time: “G.I. Joe: Volume 3" by Larry Hama

    • 1 hr 6 min
    321 – Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

    321 – Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

    We're joined by a special guest to take on a new 80's nostalgia series, starting with "Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers" by Nick Roche and James Roberts. A squad of kick-butt robos is tasked with an infiltration and retrieval mission that seems to only ever get worse and worse. We talk about this book's capacity for quick character development in a frenetic, action-oriented storyline. Nostalgia plays a special role in this comic, too, as readers familiar with the franchise are confronted by their own expectations. Impactor's arc comes full circle, but a lot of good Autobots just don't make it. Plus, we talk about Deanna Troi a little bit.



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    Next time: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Change is Constant" by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz

    • 1 hr 5 min
    320 – JSA: Black Vengeance

    320 – JSA: Black Vengeance

    We're ending our discussion about legacy characters by talking about "JSA: Black Vengeance" by Geoff Johns. In this book, the young members of the JSA travel back in time to inspire the team's original heroes after being disbanded by HUAC. We bring in our discussion of Starman with Courtney Whitmore while also talking about the overall theme of legacy that's all over this trade paperback. But more than that, how is Per Degaton this goofy while also being this evil? What's up with Atom Smasher? How disrupted and rushed is the story with the Infinite Crisis tie-in?



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    Next time: “Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers" by Nick Roche and James Roberts

    • 51 min
    319 – Starman: Sins of the Father

    319 – Starman: Sins of the Father

    James Robinson's Starman is one of DC comics' legendary runs, so of course, we have to read "Starman: Sins of the Father" for our legacy character discussion. In this comic, Jack Knight reluctantly picks up the mantle of Starman from his father to defend Opal City from The Mist. We talk about the rich family dynamic of the Knights, the self-motivated Shade, and of course the themes of legacy and inheritance. Plus, that gorgeous art just brings Opal City to life, doesn't it?



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    Next time: “JSA: Black Vengeance" by Geoff Johns

    • 55 min
    318 – JSA: Strange Adventures

    318 – JSA: Strange Adventures

    We open our discussion of Legacy characters with Starman by reading "JSA: Strange Adventures" by Kevin J. Anderson. In this retro-feeling comic, the JSA battles the mysterious Lord Dynamo and his Zeppelin. We talk about the old school vibes, Johnny Thunder, dodged complexity, and on-point art. This comic is a work of love, and it shows, but does Golden Age storytelling hold up? Plus, are you hyped for Infinity War?



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    Next time: “Starman: Sins of the Father" by James Robinson

    • 41 min

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