Episode 206 – All New Invaders, Bad Ass, Deadly Class, Empire of the Dead, Hacktivist, Judge Dredd Mega City Two, Justice League 27, Unwritten Apocalypse 1!

Johnny Destructo, Ambush Bug, Matt Adler, and Optimous Douche review this week’s books: All New Invaders 1, Bad Ass 1, Deadly Class 1, Empire of the Dead 1, Hacktivist 1,  Judge Dredd Mega City Two 1, Justice League 27 and Unwritten Apocalypse 1!

Here is the time chart for each segment of the show, since we have a tendency to ramble:

email 1 – 01:33
email 2 –  19:50
All New Invaders 1 (James Robinson, Steve Pugh) -27:05
Bad Ass 1 (Herik Hanna, Bruno Bessadi) – 35:40
Deadly Class 1 (Rick Remender, Wes Craig) – 40:50
Empire of the Dead 1 (George A. Romero, Alex Maleev) – 47:37
Hacktivist 1 (Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To) – 55:11
Judge Dredd Mega City Two 1 (Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas) – 01:00
Justice League 27 (Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Jesus Merino, Vincente Cifuentes) – 01:07:09
Unwritten Apocalypse 1 (Mike Carey, Peter Gross) – 01:11:17

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2 Comments to “Episode 206 – All New Invaders, Bad Ass, Deadly Class, Empire of the Dead, Hacktivist, Judge Dredd Mega City Two, Justice League 27, Unwritten Apocalypse 1!”

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  1. def says:

    Oh my god. I was dying to jump into the conversation today.

    1. There isn’t going to be any agreement about Moore at this point, it seems everyone’s pretty calcified on their side. But Ambush Bug… “If Moore wants people to forget Watchmen, go write something better.” (I don’t remember the exact thing said, but…) He still writes lots of comics, but people really would rather ask him about what he did 20 years back. The new stuff isn’t superhero comics, and there’s a good chance he will never write something as put on a pedestal as Watchman. That seems just mean to say.

    2. I have no problem with the new number ones, and I like the ‘season’ concept. Even with the new Daredevil with the same creative team (Daredevil is moving to San Francisco, so it’s a fresh arc or something). I stopped buying floppies 20 years back, and have just been reading again with Marvel Now, but I still buy old trades. I think it’s nice to know when a run is capped off (i.e. I had a lot of interest in Brubaker Captain America and Daredevil, and the Cap stuff is a lot easier to figure out where it starts and ends since it was a new series). I can see it as a pain for retailers and collectors to store, but it doesn’t bug me on the whole. CBR has an interesting article showing that there is a net loss with them though. After the #1 bump, after a few issues, the number is lower than when the series ended, so they really do end up being a jumping off point more often than not.

    3. JD, you don’t know Toro? Jeez…

    A little question, how do you like the Epic collections? I got the Spider-Man one, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but was pretty appalled at what it took to be a professional comics writer and artist at Marvel at that time. It seems way easier to break into the industry. The average art was so much worse than today. Plus, Spider-Man turned into Captain Universe.

  2. Yorgo says:

    I know Alan Moore in that interview about him using too much rape mentioned getting molested as a kid. I’m not so sure I believe it this time. It’s a little odd. I mean it could be true. Most of his work is mostly about Alan Moore. Although, like Ambush Bug mentioned with fish rape…I don’t think Alan Moore got molested by a fish and it’s now getting a bit fetishistic. Plus, there’s serious issues with the way that he sexualizes the under aged.

    I think that instead of looking at his stupid recent work and check out his infinitely better work like all 2 issues of Big Numbers or check out his early Lovecraft work instead of something stupid like Neonomicon.

    Judge Dredd is still relevant. The problem is that when it comes to American comics writers…they still have yet to get that handle on things and they aren’t nearly as rough as the British writers. Pretty much all Judge Dredd comics are really really rough in their social commentary typically of both American and British society. If you look at the Democracy storyline, especially when it came out during the Thatcher and Reagan years, you look at a really caustic and in your face story going on. It’s also a lot more even handed though than say any of the political stuff that has come out of say Marvel or DC.

    The comedy has always been there too even way back when the comic first started. It’s part of the fun. Basically, they can do everything. It’s like how Dr. Who can be either totally nice or really dark. They don’t have the issue of having to do just one thing like say Punisher who really works best in that weird MAX world. I mean I don’t see why the comedy is an issue with Judge Dredd but no one bats an eye at Bat Cow. It’s the same gag.

    I would say that probably the best person to actually write Judge Dredd from America would either Brian Azzarello or maybe Jason Aaron. They both totally have that sort of good sense of humor and tons of good action cred. The problem is that while Sweinckerzinski is a good writer he doesn’t have the sort of bounce about balance yet. Although, I still like his work on Dredd.

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