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™!
Mine are pretty simple, and, to get ahead of your arguments, if it’s not on either the best or worst lists, that doesn’t mean I didn’t think it was good – or even great! For all the Hel of 2016 and its celebrity killing spree, 2016 had a lot of outstanding new content, stories, and art. It was, in retrospect, an embarrassment of riches for the entertainment and literature circuit – though you’d never know it listening to the show (so Charles tells me).
Anyway, here’s my list:
BEST of 2016
COMIC – Reborn – Millar / Cappulo TV TIE – Luke Cage / Preacher MOVIE – Star Trek Beyond / Deadpool
WORST OF 2016
COMICS TIE – Mighty Thor – Jason Aaron / All Star Batman – Snyder TV – Legends of Tomorrow MOVIE – Suicide Squad
EXCEPTIONAL COMICS 2016
March – Rep. John Lewis Bitch Planet – Kelly Sue A-Force – G. Willow Wilson Kelly Thompson Unworthy Thor – Jason Aaron Hellblazer – Oliver / Moritat Old Man Logan – Lemire / Andrade
GREAT ANDTHEN GARBAGE
Mighty Thor – Jason Aaron (Lady Thor – YAY! / Talking hammer … Jesus wept)
This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: We say goodbye to Carrie Fisher. We look forward to Blade Runner 2049, the Doctor Strange blu-ray, and Captain Marvel’s first appearance! In comics, one publisher is returning to newsprint and newsprint pricing. And we close out 2016 with our best and worst in movies, TV and comic books! We’re asked: “Which celebrity death of 2016 hit you the hardest?”
All this and Archie gets dark with Riverdale! Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™!
Welcome to … what, Boxing Day? I don’t know, that’s Empire stuff. Oh! Hey! Merry Solstice Yule! Happy other things! We didn’t record this week, so, because we love you, here’s the Patreon Only TV Review from last week! AWESOME? HELL YES!
This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: Rogue One! Con Man Season 2! Hawkeye #1! But there’s still more! The Batman starts shooting in spring. Did you know Wonder Woman was a real UN Ambassador for women, for these past two months? Hugh Jackman took a pay cut to get Logan an R-Rating. Justice Smith will be in Jurassic World 2. On TV, Gypsy is coming to The Flash! Agents of SHIELD has a digital spin-off. And David Tennant will voice Scrooge McDuck. We’re asked: “what’re your Yul traditions?”
All this and Godzilla! Face front, true believers! It’s the World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast!
Hello, all! I’m pleased to announce that Death by Cliché, by Bob Defendi (me) is on sale this weekend (December 17th and 18th) for 99 cents. 99 cents! You can’t even get a cup of coffee for 99 cents. A crappy cup of coffee. This book is better than a crappy cup of coffee. It lasts longer too. You should buy a copy or five. Give them to your friends. Give them to your enemies. That’ll show them.