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Issue #240 – “Thriller”

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


Thriller Review

(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

Question Quarterly Vol 1

Thriller Vol 1

Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Vol 1 023



Vertigo Comics


Characters, Places, Things

Plastic Man (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Slam Bradley (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

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