17 Mar Issue #234 – “Fifty-Two” (w/ Alex Jaffe)
In this week’s episode we are talking all about 52! We are joined by DC lore guru Alex Jaffe to talk this weekly maxi-series, so send your questions!
SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
(1:53) What does it mean to be a columnist for DC?
(2:58) How did Alex land the role?
(4:50) Alex’s start in comics.
(6:48) Alex’s favorite characters.
(9:03) Was the secret message in the column picked up on?
(14:04) Rank the four story lines from best to worst.
(25:00) Would this storyline have been more effective without the time jump?
(28:00) What changes to the monthly titles were enjoyed the most/least?
(31:00) Who else could be as under-estimated as Elongated Man?
(34:25) Why did Clark not step up as Superman when Black Adam went crazy?
(38:31) Should DC try to reproduce 52 within Infinite Frontier?
(43:27) Who are The Great Ten?
(46:19) Pitch a 52-style creative team and story.
(50:40) Thoughts on the sequels and spinoffs of 52?
Guess the Character!
(55:20) Needs some serious eye cream for those wrinkles.
(55:40) Pointy teeth.
(56:21) Tiny arms and legs.
(57:31) Evil grumpy baseball.
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