Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is the insanely talented storyteller and artist J.A. Micheline (a.k.a. JAM) who is editing and writing lots of great comics criticism including her monthly Patreon supported column Critical Jam.
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JAM is one of our absolute favorite people to discuss comics with chose to discuss the highly acclaimed The Omega Men. For anyone who hasn't paid attention to comics in the past year, it is the story of Kyle Rayner drawn into a war in the Vega System and forced to question his conception of morality and views on violence. It was created by Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda amongst others. Our conclusions will likely surprise some readers, and we are so happy JAM made us reexamine this comic and helped lead such a fascinating conversation about it.
We also cover two new comics in our review segment.
The Kamandi Challenge #1"The Rules" created by Dan Didio, Keith Giffen, and Scott Koblish "K is for Kill" created by Dan Abnett and Dale Eaglesham Colors by Hi-Fi
Dept. H #10Written and Drawn by Matt Kindt Colors by Charlene Kindt
Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle Captain America Comics #1 from 1941 created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.
We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Comic Book Reboot Podcast, long may it last.
TIMESTAMPSIntroduction: 00:00:00Weekly Review—Kamandi Challenge #1: 00:01:45 Weekly Review—Dept. H #10: 00:11:40 J.A. Micheline interview: 00:23:25 The Omega Men Book Club: 00:41:50 Canon of Comics—Captain America Comics #1: 01:20:58
Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant
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Total Runtime: 01:34:45
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