The power couple discusses the new Dark Horse on-going series from Matt and Sharlene Kindt, Dept. H. We start the week with our excitement for the season 6 premier of Game of Thrones (3:19) and then move into news about the next Spider-Man movie (8:49). We talk about some new podcasts, an NPR interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates (10:05) and Embedded (12:23). We also watched the first two episodes of the new season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix (14:27). Marvel's Moon Knight #1, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Greg Smallwood, is up next. It was a great debut issue and introduction to the character that we highly recommend (15:53). The Fire Rises documentary about the Nolan Batman movie trilogy (20:20) and another viewing of Batman v. Superman (21:53) quickly followed. Then we dive into "Enough with the Canon," an article from The Atlantic by Asher Albein about the relationship between fans and canon (27:08). Finally, we get to Dept. H #1 and the great start of its locked-room mystery (38:03).
The power couple discusses the first arc of the Dark Horse Comics series Past Aways, written by Matt Kindt with art by Scott Kolins. Lots of exciting and creative stuff in this new book about time traveling adventurers, and we're really looking forward to the next arc. We also talk about the new ABC series The Whispers, a show that airs Monday nights and is based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury short story Zero Hour. One episode in and this looks like it's going to be a fun adaptation of a classic. Notables this week include Disney's new cartoon series Star vs. the Forces of Evil and a couple of documentaries about superhero movies that were almost made but never got off the ground: Superman Lives and Justice League Mortal.
Episode 10 is finally up! Severely frustrating technical difficulties tried to derail this episode, but it's finally done. We spend a lot of time talking about Valiant's relaunch of Rai, written by Matt Kindt. Also in this episode, the 5-issue mini-series Furious from Dark Horse Comics, HeroesCon is coming, and Bill Watterson has returned after retiring his Calvin and Hobbes strip almost 20 years ago. Check it out here, on iTunes, and on Stitcher.