Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Episode 16: Accelerando

Reviewing BLACK CANARY #3 (2015). Dinah and her bandmates race to their next gig in Keystone while legions of her ex-husband's soldiers try to capture the enigmatic (and extraterrestrial?) Ditto.

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Sample pages from Black Canary #3, written by Brenden Fletcher with art by Annie Wu.



Music this episode:
"Barracuda
Heart
Portrait Records, 1977.

"Speed Kills"
Smashing Pumpkins
Constantinople Records, 1999.


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Friday, August 7, 2015

Boston Con 2015 and Listener Feedback

Ryan Daly recounts his short time at Boston Comic Con 2015, meeting Anj for the first time, and getting a signed Black Canary band poster.

Also, listener feedback from episodes 13 and 14.

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Check out Anj's Supergirl blog, Comic Box Commentary by clicking here.

Below, Black Canary poster by Annie Wu


Music this episode:
"Shipping Up to Boston (live)"
Molly Ramone
Self-published, 2012. 


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Episode 14: Return of the Exes

Reviewing Black Canary #2 (2015), wherein Dinah trains her bandmates how to fight and shoot, and then throws down with a mysterious figure from her past.

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Sample pages from Black Canary #2, art by Annie Wu.



Music this episode:
"Maria"
Blondie
Beyond Music, 1999.


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Episode 13: Black Canary - The Band

Reviewing Black Canary #1 (2015), the brand new comic that puts Dinah on stage with the most popular and targeted rock 'n' roll band in America!

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Sample pages from Black Canary #1, art by Annie Wu.



Music this episode:
"Gold Dust Woman"
Halestorm
Atlantic Records, 2013.

"New York Minute"
Don Henley
Geffen Records, 1990.

"Rock 'N' Roll Star"
Oasis
Creation Records, 1994.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Episode 12: New 52 Canary

Looking at the troubled and terrible history of Black Canary in the New 52 era. An overview of her awful stories in Birds of Prey and horrible stories in Team 7, with a review of her tale in the recent Secret Origins #11.

On the plus side, we get a preview of Dinah's new series which puts her up front and on stage fronting a band called Black Canary. This looks much better!

Also, an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming SECRET ORIGINS PODCAST, reviewing the post-Crisis Secret Origins series.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #11 (thanks to Martin Gray), art by Rick Burchett:



Black Canary Sneak Peek, art by Annie Wu:







Music this episode:
"Stupid Girl"
Garbage
Almo Sounds, 1995.

"Violet"
Hole
DGC Records, 1994.


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Episode 11: Conway's Corner Crossover

Reviewing the Green Arrow and Black Canary stories from World's Finest Comics #245 featuring the menace of the Man-Bear! Both stories are written by Gerry Conway, with art by Mike Nasser and Terry Austin.

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This episode is part of the Conway’s Corner Crossover, a celebration of the work of comics writer Gerry Conway, and an effort by the podcasting community to bring greater attention to the issue of DC Comics and Creator Equity.

To read Gerry Conway’s thoughts on the subject, check out his Tumblr post right here:

And to follow other shows participating in Conway’s Corner Crossover, check out the following podcasts:


Two True Freaks Presents: The Vault of Startling Monster Horror Tales of Terror Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/two-true-freaks-presents-vault/id652570784?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Sample pages from World's Finest #245:




Music this episode:
"Respect"
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic Records, 1967.

"Lawyers, Guns and Money"
Warren Zevon
Asylum Records, 1978.



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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Episode 10: Slingshot

Reviewing the Black Canary story "Rainbows of Doom" and is Green Arrow-focused sequel "Slings and Arrows" from World's Finest Comics #244. Two great stories with art by Mike Nasser and Terry Austin that add two more rogues to Black Canaries Jailbirds.

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Sample pages from World's Finest #244.




Music this episode:
"Jump (For My Love)"
The Pointer Sisters
Planet Records, 1984.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Episode 9: Going to the Dogs

Reviewing backup strips from Action Comics #440 and #441 featuring Green Arrow, Black Canary, and a mysterious "super dog".  Also, listener feedback from Episode 8.

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You can read along with this story and see all covers and pages by checking out my reviews of Action Comics #440 by clicking here and #441 by clicking here.

Sample pages from Action Comics #440-441.




Music this episode:
"Hang Down Your Head"
Tom Waits
Island Records, 1985.



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