This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast: Chip Zdarksy is bringing back Spectacular Spider-Man! Karen Berger is starting a new imprint at Dark Horse Comics. Archie Comics will publish Marvel Digests. Kevin Smith is going to do a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. Fox is interested in maybe doing a Firefly reboot. Star Trek Discovery adds new cast members. McFarlane Toys brings a new Walking Dead line of action figures. Comic books are socially relevant this week. And Bob gives us a recap of the Life the Universe and Everything convention.
All this and Listener Mail! Face front, true believers! It’s the World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast!
It’s with a heavy heart that we report the passing of a talented actor, and friend of the World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast, Richard Hatch, best known for his roles of Apollo and Tom Zarek on both series of Battlestar Galactica. TMZ is reporting that he passed away in hospice from Pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years young.
We had the opportunity to interview him at the first Salt Lake Comic Con. He was a delightful and stand-up guy.
FROM JEFF: Who couldn’t read his lines, but was adorable not doing it.
This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: Ben Affleck is stepping down as the director of The Batman. “Big Brother” has removed Animal Farm from a school’s curriculum. DC continues its take on Hana-Barbera characters with its send-up of Snagglepuss. GLAAD has nominated 10 comics for this year’s Media Awards. And Vault Comics will launch with Natasha Alterici’s Heathen. On TV: Kristen Stewart dropped the F-Bomb on SNL. Peter Capaldi is stepping down as Doctor Who. S.W.A.T. is returning to TV. And Berlanti is bringing Black Lightning home to the CW. In Comics, we can finally review Mighty Captain Marvel #1 and Angel #1. We’re asked: “why can you wear a sports team jersey but I can’t wear a Star Trek shirt?”
All this and Supergirl meets Hercules! Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™!
This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast: The War Doctor has passed. Ryan Reynolds was gracious in the Oscar shut-out of Deadpool. The New York Times has dropped its graphic novels bestseller list. Kelly Thompson’s Jem and The Holograms ends with the April issue. In TV: ABC is stealing from South Park. You can join Archie’s gang online –literally. We have the best in comics this week! We’re asked: “what’s your superhero porn name?”
All this and we say goodbye to two more celebrities. Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast!
This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: Superman gets a new super suit that’s more like his old supersuit… Batman teams up with the Flash to investigate The Watchmen… Batman V Superman tops the Razzies shortlist for nominations… and… is Disney planning more CG Leia? In TV: Twin Peaks finally has a premiere date… CW is renewing all four shows in its superhero line-up… Constantine is BACK as an animated series… and… could Riverdale spin off more “Dark” Archie shows like Sabrina and Josie and the Pussycats? In this week’s comics… Felix Leiter is too “noir” for its own good… Ms. Marvel and Thor start new story lines… Jessica Jones finally lets us know what’s going on… and The Unstoppable Wasp!
All this and “I’m gettin’ too old for this poem!” Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™!