23 May Issue #58 – “War”
In this week’s issue we tackle the time-honoured tradition of war time propaganda!… err… I mean comics! From Sergeant Rock to Haunted Tank. But first we talk about the latest in DC News!
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News & Notes
The Doctor’s Pulls
(28:00) The Flash Season 04
(34:29) Avengers: Infinity War
(49:12) The Haunted Tank
(53:04) Why did the books that launched in the New 52 fail? Is there room in Rebirth for Sgt. Rock and the Blackhawks?
(1:01:41) Would war comics be popular inside the DCU?
(1:04:22) Are readers missing out by not having war comics now?
(1:09:22) Do you prefer the realism of artists like Russ Heath or a different style such as Joe Kubert?
(1:12:28) Are there any classic or contemporary stories that hold gravitas?
(1:19:31) DC war time or power metal?
(1:27:00) What was your introduction in to war comics?
(1:28:37) Who would you rather have on your side, Captain Blackhawk, Unknown Soldier, or Sgt. Rock?
(1:32:14) What did you think of the New 52 Men of War?
(1:34:01) How many characters from war comics made their way to superhero comics? Are there any crossovers between the genres?
(1:36:45) What are your thoughts on how solider or veteran characters are written?
(1:44:48) How did propaganda change throughout the wars and have wars been reflected in more recent comics?
Characters, Teams, Places
- Atrocitus (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Axis Amerika
- Batwoman (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Blackhawk (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Blackhawk Island
- Blackhawk Squadron
- Captain Storm (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Crimson Avenger
- G.I. Zombie
- Gravedigger (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Haunted Tank Squadron
- John Stewart (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Lady Blackhawk (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Losers (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Prisoner of War
- Professor Pyg (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Red Lion
- Rip Graves
- Sgt. Rock (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Steve Trevor (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Thinker (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Unknown Solider (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- White Lions
- Blackhawks Vol 1
- Dark Nights: Metal
- Flash: Rebirth
- Justice League Vol 3 039 – Justice Lost
- Men of War Vol 2
- Prez Vol 1
- Prez Vol 2
- Ragman Vol 3
- Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie Vol 1
- Weird War Tales Vol 1
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Battle Beast
- Flash (TV Series)
- Gamma Ray
- Grave Digger
- Jag Panzer