This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™! JC is busy starting up his new Hero Academy, so it’s a “Night of the Sidekicks” episode! We talk about The Orville! Superman has retconned away his romantic relations with Wonder Woman! The Doctor and Rose are recording new audio adventures! Tom Hardy is playing Venom! On TV, Netflix announces The Dark Crystal prequel. Supernatural will have a Scooby Doo episode. And we have first looks at The Gifted and Runaways!
All this and Holly’s back! Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™!
Normally, this would be our Patreon Exclusive Content, but, this week, to celebrate our 250th Issue, we have this extra, super sized episode for you, our fearless listener! We have the TV Previews Reviews, interviews with local artists and fans – and so, so much more! Also, a special behind the scenes chat with JC, J.M., and Bobby D in the press room of the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2017! It’s ALL IN HERE!
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!