Originally published on August 14, 2011.
What’s happening with our blockbuster events?!? Last week we dissed Flashpoint and this week—well, you’ll have to listen now won’t you? There is a lot of love to have for the Bat-family of books this week as some DC storylines, and titles, come to a close. Of course we take time to try to figure out what is going on with Fantastic Four #600 and why Reed Richards and team don’t choose a more pragmatic way to race into action!
Cape Town Comic Discussion
00:07:12 Detective Comics #881: Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla finish a dream run.
00:15:00 The Amazing Spider-Man #667: Dan Slott knows how to bring the fun to a big event.
00:20:09 Cloak and Dagger #1: Jerry loved the return of Marvel’s original runaways, but Don was not enamored by one half of the team.
00:25:21 Spider-Island: Deadly Foes #1: Slott and Christos Gage present an excellent Hobgoblin story, but the Jackal follow-up falls a bit flat.
00:31:42 Fear Itself #5: At five issues in, Fear Itself is feeling a bit empty.
00:39:15 American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3: Snyder’s got a thing for bats. And we love it.
00:44:06 Red Wing #2: See—time travel stories can be fun and interesting!
00:48:31 X-Men #15.1: Marvel’s Point One initiative feels as though it’s focus has been lost.
00:51:47 Batgirl #24: We debate the mystery at the heart of the final issue of Bryan Q. Miller’s fantastic run on Batgirl.
Cape Town News Discussion
00:57:47 Guillermo Del Toro’s Hulk won’t be tied to the recent Marvel Studios’ productions.
01:00:54 The Hollywood Reporter broke why Frank Darabont was fired from The Walking Dead.
01:05:34 Who will be drawing Action Comics #2—Rags Morales or Brent Anderson?
01:08:22 Don is confused as to what is happening with Fantastic Four and FF.
Cape Town Announcements
01:12:26: Big time announcements regarding the site, future episodes and our next Comic Con appearance.
Song “Sunshine Superman”