Originally published on June 18, 2012.
Don is joined by Max Beckman for this special episode in which we discuss several of the controversial books of the last few weeks (and a host of others). What do we think of the Before Watchmen books now that they’ve been published? Are we cool with the merging of the 616 and Ultimate Universes? And what do we think of that little Batman bombshell? Well, we discuss it all—and Alan Scott! Sit back and enjoy as we get all up in your comic book grill!
Cape Town Comic Discussion
00:19:40 Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1: Don has some tonal issues with this second entry in the Before Watchmen mini-series.
00:24:40 Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1: Darwyn Cooke is right at home with telling the early days of costumed vigilantism.
00:30:14 Batman #10: Don and Max are divided on the BIG revelation.
00:36:55 Spider-Men #1: Max loved the first issue of the Brian Michael Bendis mini, while Don had a medium-level gripe.
00:44:27 Saucer Country #4: We certainly hope you are reading one of the best new books of the year!
00:48:30 Ravagers #2: We certainly hope you are dropping one the worst new books of the year!
00:53:35 The Spider #2: This book begs to be a period piece.
00:57:21 The Scarlet Spider #6: Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman are creating one of the most fun new comic books.
01:00:41 Harbinger #1: Don enjoyed the first issue of this new series, but Max was left cold.
01:03:58 Thief of Thieves #5: How many great new books are we getting in 2012? Make sure to keep this one on the list.
01:09:37 American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #1: How does this series continue to so thoroughly entertain us?
01:14:12 Extermination #1: While not disappointing, we were not wowed by this high-concept new book.
01:17:54 Dark Avengers #175: It’s a jumping on point kids—so jump on!
01:21:54 Avengers vs. X-Men #5: Don is still waiting for something big to happen. Max assures us that it’s coming.
01:27:28 Earth 2 #2: DC has another fantastic new series on its hands.
Song “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)”