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Issue #177: Batgirl Variant, New Costumes and Southern Cross

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LOTS of stuff went down this week and all before we recorded so there is quite a bit to go over. There’s the controversy over Rafael Albuquerque’s Batgirl variant cover and The Killing Joke. There’s the post-Convergence costumes for Wonder Woman and Superman that were revealed (spoilers: they’re awful). And then there’s certain higher ups over at Image ranting about the “vocal minority” on Twitter and then pulling a very Rob Ford-esque apology. So, you know. Stuff happened.

If you get a chance, make sure to check out this blog by Adam Gorham regarding the male fanboy perspective on the Batgirl variant controversy and The Killing Joke.

We get into everything throughout the show and then there’s the good ol’ regular segments in which we talk about comics. These ones in particular…

Lightning Round

The Surface #1, Deadly Class Vol. 2, Sheltered #15, Operation S.I.N. #3, Saga #26, Spider-Gwen #2, Thor #6, Spawn Resurrection #1, Powers (TV show).

Book of the Week

Hellbreak #1, Howard the Duck #1, Ninjak #1, Silver Surfer #10.

Shared Book of the Week

Southern Cross by Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger

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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 superhero pictures.

The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (www.talkingcomicbooks.com), 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 (Misfortune Cookie) and Steve Seigh (JoBlo.com 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 info@talkingcomicbooks.com.

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Stephanie is [obviously] a comic book fan, but she also considers herself an avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, board games fan (although she doesn’t find nearly enough time for them…) and being snarky. Oh, and Twitter. Twitter’s a hobby, right? Stephanie is a purveyor of too many projects and outside of Talking Comics she’s done work for JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, Misfortune Cookie (her personal blog for words and pictures) and more. She wrote a story for the anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls (coming in October 2016 from Dark Horse) and she also runs Toronto Geek Trivia in her home city. She can be found helping out at other “geek” community things around there.

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