Issue #118: 2014 Comic Book Prediction Show

Issue #118: Predictions for 2014 | Comic Book Podcast

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We’re back to a regular ol’ audio podcast this week… no visuals shenanigans. We have a fun show for you this week in which we banter, talk weddings (specifically Bobby’s because he’s an adult now!), news and our topic is our predictions for what things may happen in comics this year. We each throw out five different ideas and discuss each of them and also read out some of the awesome ones that YOU sent to us.

We also, of course, discuss Our Books of the Week, which include: Midas Flesh, Furious, All-New X-Factor, Black Widow, Deadly Class, Juice Squeezer, Dead Body Road, Hawkeye, Batman, Pretty Deadly, Mighty Avengers, FF, All-New Invaders, Forever Evil, Snowpiercer, Pawn Shop and more.

Last but not least, if you’re interested in entering the Rachel Rising contest that Terry Moore is currently holding, check out the link here.

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

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
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Stephanie: @hellocookie
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3 thoughts on “Issue #118: 2014 Comic Book Prediction Show

  1. Bobby mentioned the Doom Patrol in Justice League #27, which is actually pretty interesting, in case any of you guys didn’t know it: the members of the Doom Patrol that were killed in this issue–Celsius, Karma, and Negative Woman–were all part of the team during Paul Kupperburg’s run on the team. Kupperburg’s run immediately preceded Grant Morrison’s rather famous run, and, just before taking the book, Morrison asked Kupperburg to write-out the characters he didn’t want to use in his run. These characters were, as a matter of fact Karma, Celsius, and Negative Woman! The “Tempest” that they mentioned is one of the only members of Kupperburg’s team (besides team mainstay Robotman) that was part of the next incarnation, although he retired from superheroing and became the team’s doctor.

    Anyhow, what I’m thinking this (coupled with the comments made by the man in the dark room, presumably the Chief, the Doom Patrol’s leader) means is that soon, the classic Doom Patrol will be returning to comics. A guy can only hope!

  2. I’m a huge fan of the original Arnold Drake/Bruno Premiani Doom Patrol, and even did a podcast segment highlighting their history from My Greatest Adventure #80 through to their stunning and unprecedented finale in Doom Patrol #121; so while I’m thrilled at the prospect of a return, I would hope that it would be the classic team, who were the most “Marvel” in attitude of all the DC Silver Age heroes.

    ps) The Doom Patrol and the X-Men debuted within weeks of each other, and as both featured teams of “misfit” heroes led by a man in a wheelchair, there have always been notions that Stan Lee “borrowed” elements for Marvel’s book. With the lead time required to create a new series, it doesn’t seem likely, but who knows? Interestingly, Doom Patrol creator Arnold Drake would eventually work at Marvel writing…the X-Men!! rrr

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