Episode 25 – DC Comics Rebirth

In this week’s episode Liam makes his grand return after spending three months in Thailand. The lads talk about comics, discussing some classic runs that Liam re-read while overseas, and talk about what Legacy means to them in comics.

DC Rebirth
DC Rebirth

In this week’s episode Liam makes his grand return after spending three months in Thailand. The lads talk about comics, discussing some classic runs that Liam re-read while overseas, and talk about what Legacy means to them in comics.

This episode is brought to you by All New Comics, DC Universe Rebirth #1 is only $1.00 this month for the 80 page story that kicks off DC Rebirth.

Brian and Liam’s Comic Picks of the Week:

Liam’s Pick #1 – Immortal Iron Fist 1-6

By Ed Brubaker and David Aja – Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun’ Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass — the garb of the “Immortal Iron Fist” — and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future? This history-spanning kung-fu epic will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist!

Liam’s Pick #2 – Incredible Hulk 88-91

Written by Greg Pak – Bruce Banner has finally found a semblance of peace. Here, in the isolated interior of Alaska, he hopes to protect the rest of humanity from the Hulk’s never-ending rampage by secluding himself in self-imposed exile. Banner is confident that his plan will work — after all, who would be foolish enough to actually come looking for the Hulk? But when Nick Fury comes calling, you know there’s trouble for someone involved.

Liam’s Pick #3 – Captain America (2004) #1-7

Written by Ed Brubaker – Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with an unthinkable return, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible!

Brian’s Pick #1 Absolute Batman Incorporated

Grant Morrison’s Batman saga is collected here in its entirety in stories BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1-8, BATMAN, INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN RISES #1, BATMAN, INCORPORATED VOL. 2 #1-13 and BATMAN, INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1. After Bruce Wayne publicly announces the worldwide franchise of Batmen, he is joined in the war on crime by Knight and Squire, El Gaucho and Batwing. But as soon as Batman creates his own crimefighting force, another organization rises to challenge him: Leviathan. As the war between the two forces reaches its apex, Bruce Wayne will face the greatest tragedy of his life.

Brian’s Pick #2 – Dark Knight III – The Master Race Collector’s Edition

This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR’S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 at the same size!  The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

Cover Story – DC Comics Rebirth

In 2011 DC relaunched their universe with the New 52.  They launched 52 #1 titles in a brand new universe, although they kept many of the elements of successful revamps like Batman and Green Lantern, pretty much everything else was rebooted.  Major changes happened to characters like Superman and Wonder Woman, while pretty much the entire universe changed.  They got a massive sales bump, and a ton of media publicity when the relaunch happened.

The complaints have been that there was a loss of the Legacy of DC Comics, and continuity has been broken.  DC Rebirth is an attempt to right some of these wrongs.

 

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