Episode 37

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Oh my goodness! I actually had time to do some reading this week. I was so excited to read the final volume of Madame Xanadu, and I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. This was more of a short story anthology than anything else, but the stories were very strong. Chrissie Zullo’s issue was my definite favorite. I loved her art on the Cinderella covers, and I am so happy to see how well she transitions to sequential work. Yay!

I also read some Invincible, but on the podcast I call it “Incredibles” for awhile. I am happy to say that I am still enjoying Invincible quite a bit. That said, Boom’s Incredibles comics are also really good. You should read those too.

Finally I got to some Flashpoint. I found the finale to the Wonder Woman series to be sort of a waste of story telling. It was almost entirely recap and wrap-up without a whole lot of development. I still liked it more than the Secret Seven series though. The only redeeming thing in that for me was the presence of Princess Amethyst of Gemworld. I loved those comics as a kid, and it was cool to see her again, even if it was some weird alternate universe. The winner this week for me was Deadman and the Flying Graysons. I really enjoyed the story, seeing Dick as a young man who grew up in the Circus with the love and support of his parents. I also really liked the artwork. It was rich and solid. It was actually almost comforting in spite of the death and destruction going on.

Also, just look at that cover there. Does Deadman look like Batboy or what?!

So next week I will be in Minnesota visiting family. There will definitely not be a podcast in time. Panic not! I will be back the following week with news of fried food on sticks (Minnesota State Fair), and people wearing bad doublets (Minnesota Renaissance Festival)

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