This week we kick things off talking about new trailers for Pacific Rim Uprising, Justice League, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We also announce our next book club book, 4 3 2 1: A Novel, by Paul Auster. Then we get into the new X-Men show on Fox, The Gifted (12:51), the new book Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy (18:36), and Blade Runner 2049 (30:16).
The power couple discusses the new FX show Legion (11:09), the Lego Batman movie (19:08), and issues 6 and 7 of All-Star Batman (24:18).
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 world of comics with Pretty Deadly, Doctor Strange, and Batman. In television we're out on The People vs. OJ Simpson and in on The Leftovers, Veep, and The Batchelor. For movies we watched Kung Fu Panda 3, Magic Mike, The Visit, and the first half of Sicario. Instead of talking about podcasts we talked about some podcasts advertisers we are either trying or interested in, like Headspace and The Great Courses Plus. We also hit on the SuperBowl and Valentine's Day.
The power couple tries to make it easier to record by basically eliminating format... and research... and cogency. For comics we briefly touch on DareDevil, Pretty Deadly, and the new Spider-Man series. In television the X-Files is back, Legends of Tomorrow has aired a few episodes, and Unreel and The Batchelor are on Charlene's mind a lot. We also talk about superior podcasts like Stuff You Should Know, the Channel 33 podcast network, and The Vertical.
The power couple discusses Bitch Planet #5 from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, a book published by Image Comics. We talk about the series to date and how important it is to the medium and to us personally. We look at the storyline, but also how effectively the creators are using every part of a comic book to make an important statement/call to action. We also talk briefly about Batman #44, a one-shot detective story arc from Scott Snyder and JOCK that draws a lot of parallels to many of the important social issues that come to the fore again and again in today's society. We take another short detour to talk about A-Force, from G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett, a super fun series that ties into the Secret Wars event at Marvel. Finally, we choose a new show for the fall TV season to follow and discuss: Blindspot on NBC, Monday's @ 10 EST for anyone who wants to follow along!