Episode 11 – DC: The New Frontier

DC_New_Frontier_Vol_1_TPIn this episode, Curt and Kevin pay tribute to the late Darwyn Cooke, whose death from cancer on May 14, 2016, shocked and saddened the comics community, with an in-depth discussion of his award-winning 2004 masterwork, DC: The New Frontier.

Cooke’s six-volume saga, spanning the 15-year period from the end of World War II to the dawn of the 1960s, finds DC heroes old and new coming to terms with a rapidly changing world, touching on topics as varied as McCarthyism, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the civil rights movement, the space race and the Cold War.

When a menace surfaces unlike any they’ve ever faced,  can Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and other heroes from DC’s Golden and Silver Ages rise to challenge the unknown, usher in a new era of optimism, and conquer that final frontier known as … The Comics Canon?

Things Discussed in This Episode:

Darwyn Cooke, 1962-2016

The Incredibles

Watchmen

The Right Stuff

Our favorite individual panels from DC: The New Frontier (especially this one)

The Spirit

Richard Stark’s Parker, Vol. 1: The Hunter

Join us in two weeks for a special non-canonical episode looking back at TV and film comics adaptations for the first half of 2016!

Until then, please rate us on iTunes, send us an email, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook, and we may read your comments in an upcoming episode. And as always, thanks for listening!

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