28 Apr Issue #240 – “Thriller”
In the fourth and final episode of Prescribed Reid-ing Month, where we read DC Comics stories chosen by Producer Richard, we talk about the first issue of the nearly forgotten series: Thriller.
Intro Music by Aaron Barry
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
Holy 5-Star Review Batman!
(2:44) Midnight Puck’s 10-Star Apple Podcasts Review
News and Notes
(6:08) Justice League Unlimited Returns in Comics
(8:21) DC Announces New Shazam Limited Series
(8:56) Dan Jurgens and Ryan Sook Team Up For New Series ‘Blue and Gold’
(10:13) DC Launches Horror Imprint with The Conjuring Mini Series
(12:53) James Gunn Breaks Silence On Suicide Squad Death Toll Theory
(14:05) Aquaman 2 Casts Game of Thrones Actor Pilou Asbaek
(15:43) DC Comics Introduces the Monkey Prince
(18:23) Joye Hummel, First Female Wonder Woman Writer, Passes
(19:40) Trailer for Batman: Long Halloween
(24:30) Writing and art credits, synopsis
(26:16) The Doctor doesn’t dislike the issue, really digs the art
(28:28) Issue recap
(33:17) The Doctor and Richard talk about how their surprised by how much they like it
(46:15) Cape ratings
(49:26) What the hell is Thriller?
(53:49) Why has this series been so thoroughly erased from DC Comics history?
(1:04:27) Could Angie merge with a Plastic Man who has died and remained in table form?
(1:06:17) Would Thriller be considered to be “trippy”?
(1:10:02) Have the characters from Thriller made appearances in other DC properties?
(1:14:51) How would Tom King have written this?
(1:20:14) What other pre-Vertigo books would have been suitable for Vertigo?
Guess the Character!
(1:30:21) Dr. Doolittle of the safari
(1:30:39) Animorph vibes
(1:30:58) African stereotypes
Recommended Reading & Viewing
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld Vol 1
Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Vol 1 023
Characters, Places, Things
Plastic Man (PreFlashpoint) (Current)
Slam Bradley (PreFlashpoint) (Current)