Who'da thought that a healthy home life breeds quality heroes?
The long-standing trope in comics has always been the death or demise of family - from Spider-Man's tragic loss of Uncle Ben, to Superman's whole dang planet exploding, a lack of family has often been a crutch for plot development. But lately, superheros are not only situated within happy families, but those relationships help provide major forward momentum for their heroism. We are BIG fans of keeping it in the family.
But how did everyone in this show get so attractive?!...
From beautiful visuals, to incredible effects, to brilliant casting with dynamic portrayals, this is one of those adaptations we'll be talking about for a LONG time. Hey, HBOMax, if you need some advice... maybe you should be chatting up Netflix?
We might be sick, but not too sick for comics.
Weekly Pull Highlights: June 7, 2022
Alright, so we might sound raspy and kind of groggy... but it's only because we are. Despite the illness among us, we're powering through because this week had some excellent comics we didn't want you to miss out on, including TWO whole books from DC worth mentioning!
You can be awesome, but maybe not at literally everything?
TO PREFACE we love Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra and Wolverine and Batman and Superman and all these folks as much as the next loud-mouthed podcast team. HOWEVER, when a character is OP, or they constantly overcome challenges just by *being themselves* - their stories start to become predictable, and worse, boring. Let characters be good at stuff, but maybe not the BEST at everything they touch, okay?
Bad dreams make for good comics...
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 13, 2022
Tee may have no voice left, but the comic show must go on! Cover books from last week that we weren't able to share thanks to technical difficulties, this scary/scifi fare was not something to be missed.
Best Fwend Powers, activate!
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 16, 2022
Not every superhero story needs to be super deep, or super depressing, or super dramatic. Sometimes, it's just super people fighting bad guys and shaking hands. And honestly, we're totally into it.
From the author of 1984, we bring you... comics.
What do you do if you're concerned about government domination and classist control? You read comics! Or, at least, we do. Anyway, we think Orwell would probably do the same, and these are probably some of the titles he'd choose to read!
Finally putting the "detective" back in Detective Comics...
There have been many movies about the Bat, but the new 3-hour spectacle from Matt Reeves is unafraid to take risks and do things the previous films haven't done, while staying very true to the comic source material. To say we were impressed is an understatement! However, when we say don't buy the big drink from concessions, we mean it...
How many f-bombs in a sentence is too many?
First of all, if you don't like hearing the F-word, this is probably not the episode for you (or the kiddos in your life)! This week, we're discussing how over-using the f-bomb doesn't really make you sound edgy, but it can make you sound like you don't actually know how people talk. Writers, there are better ways to get your point across, we promise.
Yes, we'll still read your vampire stories... sometimes.
Weekly Pull Highlights: February 9, 2022
Are we tired of vampires? Absolutely. Are we more forgiving when the story does really interesting, unique things and STILL incorporates vampires? Yeah, okay, fine, now you've gotten our attention.
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.