Originally published on March 20, 2011.
We knew we would be going a bit longer this week, due to the large number of comic books as well as all of the news coming out of the C2E2 panels. We reviewed ten titles this week, with Jerry selecting Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2 as his favorite and Don choosing CrossGen’s Ruse #1. But there’s much more to enjoy as we share our thoughts on the Daredevil and Wolverine directing announcements, the Wonder Woman series costume, and all the C2E2 news!
On a big comic book week and a big news week—thanks to C2E2—we’ve gone about a half hour longer than our typical show. Enjoy the supersizedness.
Cape Town Comic Discussion
00:03:43 Fear Itself: Book of the Skull #1 While not totally bowled over, we enjoyed Ed Brubaker’s prologue to Fear Itself.
00:10:38 Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2 Mark Millar is serving up a great Ultimate book.
00:18:01 Ruse #1 Marvel’s next CrossGen book by Mark Waid has us pleased us with its witty dialogue and snappy banter.
00:25:43 Superman #709 Jerry is totally on board with Chris Roberson’s take on the Man of Steel, but Don thinks this issue is a step backward.
00:31:57 Morning Glories #8 Don thinks Nick Spencer is absolutely killing it on Morning Glories.
00:36:50 Amazing Spider-Man #656 We’re enjoying Dan Slott’s exploration of Spidey’s bygone spider sense.
00:44:28 Iron Man 2.0 #2 Jerry still can’t find a place in his heart for Iron Man books, while Don found this to be an improvement over the last issue.
00:50:30 Hulk #30.1 We’re back to agreeing. Jeff Parker writes a great Hulk. Gabriel Hardman draws a great Hulk. This is a great 0.1 issue.
00:57:03 Uncanny X-Force #5.1 A strong 0.1 but the art by Rafael Albuquerque might not have been the right choice for an introductory issue.
01:03:52 Power Girl #22 We haven’t read an issue of Power Girl we haven’t liked.
Cape Town News Discussion
01:11:26 David Slade has been hired to take on the next Daredevil movie.
01:15:35 With Darren Aronofsky off of The Wolverine—we question what we have lost?
01:19:45 We discuss the fan reaction to Adrianne Palicki’s first picture as Wonder Woman.
01:28:17 Not a lot came out of the DC Nation panel at C2E2.
01:34:45 Jerry’s excited for The Punisher title announced at the Cup ‘o Joe Panel while Don is most excited for Mark Waid’s Daredevil reboot.
01:40:01 We’re excited for the news that came out the C2E2 Fear Itself panel.
01:46:44 Jerry is excited by the announcement that writer Kyle Higgins will be taking on a Supreme Power mini-series.