Originally published on July 10, 2011.
Twenty Five episodes! Wow! It took us 25 weeks to get here but we did it! This week was a huge week for both publishers and there was a lot of good reads—but not everything. Don and Jerry are happy that the Big Two publishers are putting out splashy, fun blockbusters this summer.
Cape Town Comic Discussion
00:10:05 Fear Itself #4: This book kicks into high-gear just in time to quell fears that the book might be aimless.
00:15:15 Flashpoint #3: While we’re not yet sold on Cyborg, this Flashpoint is pushing all the right buttons.
00:20:23 Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #2: How do you make Batman’s life look like a walk in the park? Just read Brian Azarello alternate take on the Dark Knight.
00:23:17 Trailblazer One-Shot: We wanted more story from this one-shot—which we think is a compliment.
00:28:06 Hulk #36: Jeff Parker delivers another great Hulk one-shot. Hardly shocking.
00:31:39 Moon Knight #3: Wow—Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are delivering the most unexpectedly off-kilter superhero book in memory.
00:35:27 Supreme Power #2: Kyle Higgins is expounding on wonderfully on the world that J. Michael Straczynski established.
00:39:57 Flashpoint: Abin Sur the Green Lantern #2: Sinestro is just being Sinestro.
00:43:48 Red Skull Incarnate #1: If all dogs go to heaven, there must be a long line to get in this week.
00:47:56 Wolverine & the Black Cat: Claws II #1: Remember Trailblazer? We dug that book.
00:51:48 Uncanny X-Men #540: Greg Land knows how to draw sexy women and men.
00:56:51 Vengeance #1: While we enjoyed Nick Dragotta’s fine artwork, we were left a little lost with Joe Casey’s story.
Cape Town News Discussion
01:01:38 Warner Bros. has optioned Undying Love, the fantastic new vampire mini-series from Image.
01:03:44 A handful of Superman: The Man of Steel set pics have leaked—and we like the possibility of there being some action in this film.
01:06:07 DC Universe announced that a Catwoman featurette would be attached to the Batman: Year One film.
01:08:18 We speculate on what the mysterious Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuiness project might be.
01:11:19 The first Dark Knight Rises trailer is just a week away!
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