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Despite Heroic Efforts, Justice League Fails to Rescue the DC Extended Universe

Review by Curt Holman One of the main things that struck me while watching Justice League, and that stayed with me afterward, was how bad the villain is. I don’t mean the relative evil of Steppenwolf, an ancient warrior space … Continue reading

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Episode 46 – Kingdom Come

In this episode, Curt and Kevin prepare for the long-awaited release of Justice League with (what else?) a discussion of a kinda/sorta Justice League story: the acclaimed 1996 battle-of-the-superheroes miniseries Kingdom Come, written by Mark Waid, painted by Alex Ross, … Continue reading

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Episode 41 – The Batman Adventures: Mad Love

In this episode, Curt and Kevin analyze the most violent mental health professional this side of Hannibal Lecter! We’re talking, of course, about psychologist turned psycho Harley Quinn — and more specifically, her origin story in the Eisner Award-winning one-shot … Continue reading

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Episode 27 – Batman: The Court of Owls (With Glen Weldon)

In this episode, Curt and Kevin are joined by special guest Glen Weldon – NPR contributor, panelist on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and author of The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture – as they … Continue reading

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Episode 21 – Flashpoint

In this episode, Curt and Kevin lace up their running shoes for a mad dash through a mad, mad world as they careen headlong into Flashpoint, the five-issue miniseries by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert—the storyline that paved the way … Continue reading

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Episode 13 – Batman: The Killing Joke

In this episode, Curt and Kevin return to Gotham City and put on their Dark Knight Detective caps to sift through labored puns, fun-house felonies and other offenses as they consider the strange case of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s … Continue reading

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Episode 11 – DC: The New Frontier

In 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. … Continue reading

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Episode 9 – The Death of Captain America

In this episode, Curt and Kevin don their best star-spangled finery and strap on their shootin’ irons as they take on the awesome responsibility of discussing Captain America vol. 5, issues 25-36; the first 12 issues of The Death of … Continue reading

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Episode 4 – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

In this episode, “Miller March” kicks off with a bang as Curt and Kevin don their surgical scrubs to dissect Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, writer/artist Frank Miller’s celebrated deconstruction of everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader. Gotham City is an operating … Continue reading

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