Dave and Rachelle invite you to read along with them all summer! Each episode of the podcast will focus on a different book. Here is the painstakingly curated list!
Kingdom Come (DC)
By Mark Waid and Alex Ross
This classic DC Elseworlds title turned twenty this year! A fascinating, and very thorough, glimpse into the possible future of DC's superheroes with hyper-realistic Alex Ross art, this book is as legendary as the heroes within.
The Amazing Spider-Man:
The Original Clone Saga (Marvel)
By Gerry Conway and Ross Andru
There was a time when clones weren't the worst thing that ever happened to Spider-Man comics. This mid-seventies run by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru is one of Dave's favourite Spider-Man stories, and Rachelle hasn't read it before!
By Daniel Clowes
Soon to be a major motion picture! Dave and Rachelle both remember really liking this book when it first came out in 2010. Time to revisit it!
Batman: Hush (DC)
By Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
It's the book you want to hate but can't! It's a crazy epic Batman story from 2002-03 with ALL THE GUYS!!! And all the Batman kissing Catwoman!!!
July 27th - WEEK OFF WHILE DAVE IS AT SDCC!!!
Doctor Strange: The Oath (Marvel)
By Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin
A great little Doctor Strange story by an all-star team from way back in 2006. This is a really good introduction to the character, so we thought it would be a good idea to talk about it before the Doctor Strange movie comes out later this year.
COPRA: Round One (Bergen Street Press)
By Michel Fiffe
Dave describes COPRA as Suicide Squad fanfic. Written, drawn and originally self-published by Cuban-American artist Michel Fiffe, this is our pick for the week the Suicide Squad movie hits theatres.
Cosmic Odyssey (DC)
By Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola
Just a really cool story from 1988 with New Gods and Justice League members and amazing art by a young Mike Mignola. And, as Dave points out, one of the best and most important John Stewart stories ever.
Batgirl/Robin: Year One (DC)
By Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, Marcos Martin and Javier Pulido
This is actually two separate series, Batgirl: Year One (2003) and Robin: Year One (2001), that were recently collected together into one big book. They are both excellent, and adorable, and beautifully drawn. Both of these stories are fantastic 'gateway' comics for new readers.
Captain America: Man Without a Country (Marvel)
By Mark Waid and Ron Garney
It was not easy choosing a Captain America story for this book club, but Rachelle has never read this mid-nineties Mark Waid/Ron Garney run in its entirety, so this will be fun!
DC: The New Frontier (DC)
By Darwyn Cooke
We don't ever need an excuse to read The New Frontier, but certainly now having lost Darwyn we really wanted to revisit this incredible book.