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Sacrifices on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 23rd episode (“Finish Line”) kicked off by making me ugly cry. I’m not even kidding. Turns out, HR switched places with Iris, so Savitar skewered him instead. His death was marked by a fallen drumstick and enough salty tears to make a lot of margaritas. While I have adored every incarnation of Wells, […]

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Enter Diana, Part II

With the death of William Moulton Marston in 1947, the WONDER WOMAN strip was entering into a new phase of its publication. No longer singlemindedly focused on issues of gender equality and submission, WONDER WOMAN instead took on a more straightforward adventure style, being handled primarily by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Ross Andru. Andru’s […]

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A Flash of the Lightning

Welcome to Episode 24 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, Scott looks at the beginnings of DC’s Flash in “A Flash of the Lightning,” while Harley returns for a new installment of “Small Talk. ” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2012/03/the-silver-age-begins-with-a-flash/

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Love Is a Superpower on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 22nd episode (“Nevertheless, She Persisted”) didn’t pull any punches, literal or figurative. The beginning fight scene was gorgeously shot, a dark and emotional dance between Kara and Kal-El. And we were treated to old friends dropping by (M’gann!!!!) and frenemies offering aid (Momma Luthor). Cat settled back in perfectly, while Mon-El made a tearful […]

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Under Pressure

Welcome to Episode 23 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel’s Sub-Mariner in “Under Pressure,” while Jud recounts how folks from all walks of life pass through our doors in “Don’t X-Plain.” Plus, Jud and Scott talk Free Comic Book Day and discuss Scott’s newest comics project STAR TREK: […]

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Everything Gets Cold on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 22nd episode (“ Infantino Street”) was exquisite. First of all, let’s talk about Wentworth Miller and how brilliant he is as Captain Cold/Snart. From his voice to his mannerisms to his snarky, sage wisdom, Miller is spellbinding and elegant as the thief. When he’s on screen, whether or not he’s speaking, he steals the […]

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Enter Diana

By all accounts, M.C. Gaines was no dummy. The publisher of All-American Comics (publisher of FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, HAWKMAN and many others, and sister company to DC Comics before the two merged in 1944) had read an article in a recent issue of FAMILY CIRCLE, which, while it wasn’t outright attacking comic books, seemed to […]

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Long Live the Queen on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 21st episode (“Resist”) made me gawk and cheer in equal measure. I mean, sure the earth was overrun by murderous aliens (as Winn said, “full-on Independence Day), whose queen is so evil that Lady Macbeth would have great concerns. And yes, J’onn is still in his hell coma. But Kara makes an R2-D2 joke […]

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May Is Wonder Woman Month!

Wonder Woman is finally about to make her feature-film debut, and we’re marking the occasion this month with the May banner from our always amazing Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande, aided and abetted this month by the scintillating Simone Di Meo!

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