Awwwwww, yeah! It’s DC’s New 52: Part Deux! We relieve the horror of Torchwood’s finale, and sing the praises of last week’s Doctor Who. Also: Thor still kicks ass (and Chris Hemsworth is mega-dreamy). Find out what sucked and what ruled this week in comics, or listen just to hear alphamonkey consider Green Lantern #1 one of the best of the week!
C’mon, it’s not like you’re going to get any work done today… Listen below or via iTunes
As Rex (Mekhi Phifer) and Esther (Alexa Havins) discover the truth in the Los Angeles overflow camp Gwen (Eve Myles) and Rhys (Kai Owen) attempt go save her father from the same fate of Vera (Arlene Tur) and countless others who have deemed undesirables and burned alive in giant ovens.
The third episode finally sees our team together on the streets of Washington, D.C., as the search begins discover the truth behind why no one in the world can die. Although I thought the second episode was a bit of a step up from this season’s opener this one’s a bit of a mess, even though this episode finally gets things rolling.
It’s finally here! Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters today, and we’ve asked our pal Trevan McGee from Lawrence.com to chime in with Aaron, Alan, Bobby, and Ian as we review the super-hero film a certain monkey has been a’waiting for all Summer. Short version: Holy crap, go see it! Also on deck: Torchwood: Miracle Day! Captain America #1, Avengers #15, Power Girl #26, the bloody mess that is Flashpoint! Bonus: Alan tries to convince us to read Darkwing Duck, and the unexpected joys of concession line conversation. What are you waiting for? It’s Four Color Freak-Out Episode 8!
This week on the Four Color Freak-Out the Cap’n and alphamonkey take a look at the bittersweet pentultimate issues of some of our favorite comics from Simone, Miller, and more, as well an irreverent traipse through two pretty damn good weeks of comics. Plus Torchwood: Miracle Day, and discuss why digital distribution might be the only thing that saves comics (provided it’s done right).
Give a listen already, will ya?
Note: We *totally* overlooked the very, very excellent Captain America #1 from Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven. It’s gorgeous, it’s clever, and you need to read it.
Torchwood has the unenviable task of following up Children of Earth (one of the best sci-fi stories I’ve seen told in any medium in recent years) with not only a change in network (at least here in the United States) after a long layoff, but also moving the characters themselves across the pond to America. It isn’t a reboot exactly, but it does feel like a brand new beginning.