House to Astonish Episode 89
It’s been a really, really long time since our last episode, but Paul and I are back, with an incredibly echoey, extra-long and tasty episode. We’re talking about the sad deaths of Joe Kubert and Sergio Toppi, the cancellation of the Dandy, Rob Liefeld leaving DC, the ends of Defenders and Avengers Academy, the changes to Marvel titles like Journey Into Mystery and Red She-Hulk in the wake of Marvel NOW!, Superman and Wonder Woman’s hookup, the cancellation of the Premiere Classic line, Ed Brubaker leaving Winter Soldier and a blast through the November solicitations. We’ve also got reviews of Hawkeye, Archer & Armstrong and Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe walks with a zombie. All this plus Dennis the Menace’s amazing modern hat, an anthropomorphic masterless Scottish indie band, the Crossover Bell, driving an issue of Grifter into a wall, the octopus that makes Marvel’s editorial decisions, countercultural cows on mopeds, John Merrick as Iron Man and Swastikabucks.
As always, we want to know what you think about the burning issues of the day, including but not limited to:
- Is the Superman/Wonder Woman relationship a story worth telling, whether in the short term or as an intended ongoing status quo?
- What long-running series would have been better off calling it a day after a set period of time, Locke & Key-style?
- Is there still a place for kids’ comics like the Dandy in the modern comics landscape?
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