It has been a stone bummer of a week when it comes to comic news. From the tragic loss of Darwyn Cooke to DC Comics having to release a statement on sexual harassment in the face of protests over allegations about Superman Group Editor Eddie Berganza, there haven’t been a lot of smiles in comics this week. Hell, when the most welcome news is that Supergirl was renewed and only has to reduce their budget and expatriate to Canada, you’re not talking a barrel of laughs.
But these things all happened, so we talk about them. Particularly the DC Comics harassment issue, as one of us was once harassed in the manner and circumstances in which Berganza is accused of harassing someone back in 2012, and therefore we wanted to share our perspective on it.
But we hate dwelling on negatives in our favorite hobby, so we spend more time than usual talking about actual comics this week, discussing:
- Southern Bastards #14, written by Jason Aaron with art by Jason Latour,
- The Vision #7, written by Tom King with art by Michael Walsh,
- Starfire #12, written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Elsa Charretier, and
- Powers #6, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Avon Oeming!
And, the disclaimers:
- This show contains spoilers. We will ruin the ending of the latest Powers story line for you… but then again, since it’s been seven months since the last issue, you probably don’t remember how the story line started.
- This show contains adult, profane language, and therefore is not safe for work. Sure, the concept of a “kitten chaser” sounds benign, but do you want to risk your employment on it? Didn’t think so. Buy earphones.
Thanks for listening, suckers!