Episode 16 Notes

Best Bets August 2012

We want to apologize right off the bat for Nick’s sound quality. His Skype connection gave him a cyborg-like tone to his voice. That said, we get to talk about some of our favorite comics of August 2012 in this episode.

The intro and outro song you hear is the theme song for Superman The Animated Series.

Green Lantern Annual #1 – Rise of the Third Army starts here.

The cover is suppose to remind you of Superman #75′s Death of Superman.

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This is what the soldiers of the Third Army looks like.

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Justice League #12

This is the controversial cover that got major media attention.

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This kiss heard ’round the world:

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Here’s the lineup of the new Justice League of America book that we mentioned:

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Wolverine and the X-Men #15

Iron Man and Broo become quick friends!

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The last page of Wolverine and the X-Men #15. Reminiscent of the original X-Men.

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Batman Beyond #7

Here’s the cover from the image which shows this different version of the Batman Beyond costume.

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Batman Inc. #3

This issue was put on hold for over a month because of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado. This is the scene that held the book back.

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This is what Batman looks like as Matches Malone.

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Here’s the fist look at Damian’s new “Red Bird” costume. Nick called him “Red Wing” by mistake.

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Damian as Red Bird looks to be teaming up with the as yet to be revealed Wingman (as seen on this upcoming cover):

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No one knows who Wingman is except Batman. It’s someone who knows who Bruce is and has a reputation to salvage. Jason Todd? Jean Paul Valley? We’ll find out!

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Alan Napier (1960′s Batman) as Alfred doned the Batsuit as a way to protect Bruce’s identity.

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Batcow is back!

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Animal Man in Grant Morrison’s run is a vegetarian. At one point during his run, Animal Man actually confronts Morrison himself who reveals himself as a comic book writer who control’s Buddy Baker’s life. This is what he had to say about him being a vegetarian:

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Buddy Tells his wife he is a vegetarian and his whole family will be now too:

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After looking into it further, it seems like Poison Ivy gets her sustenance from the sun…like a plant.

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Next up is our question from Shortbot. You can send your questions to him at @TheShortBot on Twitter.

Here’s a great link to alternative versions of Superman. Many of these are based on different people, other than the Kents, finding the baby Kal-El and raising him.

The story of Superman being raised by the Waynes is called Superman: Speeding Bullets. It’s was an Elseworld story written J.M. DeMatteis and the artwork of Eduardo Barreto in 1993. Here’s the cover:

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His Kryptonian powers manifest the first time while his parents are murdered leaving him to use heat vision to kill Joe Chill. Later he discovers the Batcave and decides he too is a bat!

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Martha Kent from Superman For All Seasons.

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Here is the actual nail from: Justice League The Nail, that stopped the Kents in this reality from finding Kal-El and adopting him.

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One Response.

  1. Theresa says:

    Check that off the list of things I was coefsund about.

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