Inside this episode! We have a review of Justice League Dark #0 and National Comics Rose & Thorn #1 (one-shot). We then have Maddy back for good old times! We mostly talk about Sword of Sorcery (Amethyst) and the controversy surrounding the first issue and the grim and gritty trend of the entire DC 52…this leads to our realization that DC editorial must have a “Grim & Gritty Wheel!” – first listener to design said wheel gets…um…nothing…but the pride of having done something awesome? Maddy gives us a well deserved Chick of The Week in the form of Barbara Randall Kesel!
Here are the breaks:
Justice League #0 – 00:50
National Comics: Rose & Thorn #1(one shot) – 10:08
On Saturday I went to a rather inappropriately fancy screening of the one-hour live action show Legends of the Super Heroes: The Challenge at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. I’m a huge fan of the incongruous lauding of trashy pop culture that seems to be prevalent in Los Angeles and this did not disappoint. Part of an exhibition of the Warner Archive Collection, this low-budget Hanna-Barbera production was introduced by actor Garret Craig, who played Captain Marvel, who I should note was pretty clear that what we were about to see was as ridiculous to film as it was to watch. Amongst the other stars of the show were the original TV Batman; Adam West, his customary Robin; Burt Ward, as well as their familiar foe; Frank Gorshin as the Riddler. That was pretty much as far as it went in terms of recognizable faces, and although the piece had a sort of earnest joy about it, it was wonderfully terrible.