17 Oct Issue #79 – “Heroes Who Kill”
This week we talk all about…heroes who kill!
That’s right! #Doctober continues with an episode about the heroes who cross that line and why they decide to do it! And Richard talks about his reading assignment: The Question Quarterly vol. 1 #1. But first we dive into the latest news.
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News and Notes
(3:13) CBS Orders Pilot for Secret Six
(9:46) First Pic of Ruby Rose as Batwoman
(12:06) New Metahuman Character Joining Black Lightning
(15:50) Famed Marvel Director to Direct Suicide Squad 2
(21:06) Rooster Teeth to Partner with DC to Produce Slate of Comics
(25:12) Flash Year One Coming 2019
(28:28) Vertigo Has New Books Coming Out
(34:06) Seth Rogen’s “The Boys” Casting Announcement
(36:13) New Aquaman Footage
(42:53) The Question Quarterly
Heroes Who Kill
(1:01:34) Which characters crossing the line are surprising? Which are not?
(1:06:50) Justice League (DCEU)
(1:08:42) Why does Batman adhere to the “No Killing” rule more than anyone else?
(1:13:29) Aquaman killing Black Manta’s father.
(1:16:05) Which hero is least likely to kill?
(1:21:32) Did Producer Richard kill Colin?
(1:22:49) Superman killing Zod in Man of Steel.
(1:26:03) Are there any heroes that have killed that you wish had not?
(1:31:06) Why is the “No Kill” rule so defining for superheroes?
(1:33:55) If the plot of Injustice occurred in main DC continuity, how would the heroes react?
(1:37:59) Did Batman really kill the Joker at the end of The Killing Joke?
(1:41:12) Did Nightwing kill the Joker in an Elseworlds tale?
(1:44:25) Which hero doesn’t kill but should?
(1:50:59) Square Cubed
Characters, Places, Things
- Aquaman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Black Lightning (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Black Canary (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Calvin Ellis
- Captain Boomerang (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Captain Carrot (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Earth 8
- Earth 50
- Flash (Injustice)
- Nightwing (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Secret Six (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Superman (Injustice)
- Vic Sage (The Question)
- Wonder Woman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Recommended Reading and Viewing
- Batman: The Killing Joke
- Infinite Crisis 004
- Joker: Last Laugh
- Man of Steel (2013 film)
- Nightwing: The New Order
- Question Quarterly Vol 1 001
- Superman II (1980 film)
- Wonder Woman Vol 2 219