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Issue #60: Best Of 2012 Part One | Comic Book Podcast

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It’s less than a week until Christmas and less than two weeks until the New Year and that means… END OF THE YEAR LISTS! (YAY!)

Really though, there was no sarcasm there on my part. I love lists. A lot.

This week, we start off our Best Comics Of 2012 lists with Breakthrough Artist, Breakthrough Writer and Publisher of the Year. We throw out a bunch of names and whittle it down to five nominees. Who makes our list and who doesn’t? Listen to the show and find out!

Before we get to that stuff though, we go through our Books of the Week and talk about such comics as: Avengers Arena #1, Saga #8, Change #1, Dark Avengers #1 and Cable and X-Force #1. Woooooo!

Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are:

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
Steve: @dead_anchoress
Stephanie: @hellocookie
And Bob’s email is

FYI: the crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd. Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures.

The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (, a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke ( and Steve Seigh ( contributor) who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at Until next issue … to be continued!

2 Responses

  1. thisjohnd

    Steve, your theory on Joker not being Joker has me cooking up another theory: What if Joker is more than one person? What if Joker has his own family? Maybe he’s trying to take down the Bat-family so his own family can take over with Batman as their king. It could explain why Joker can be in so many tie-in books at once!

    (BTW, slightly off-topic but am I the only one getting sick of the “Joker face” cover for all these tie-in books? I have about four Bat-books that look exactly the same and it’s kinda annoying.)

  2. Steve Seigh

    Not a bad theory, thisjohnd. I have a few theories of my own but perhaps will save them for another time. There are just so many possibilities. I’ll just say this … perhaps The Joker isn’t the only one who came back? Maybe someone we haven’t seen in a really long time is back from the dead. Hmmmm …

    As for the covers, I really enjoy them. I like the idea of them being a set and a limited print. It’s a good indication as to what all of the “Main Line” books are in the event and the artwork underneath the masks has been sleek and stylish. I dig it.

    Thanks for listening and I wish you a very happy new year!

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