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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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Daddy Issues

It’s awfully hard to capture lightning in a bottle twice. Writer/director James Gunn’s first outing in the world of Marvel Studios, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, was the first true breath of fresh air in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, which was by no means stale, but had by then settled into a relatively safe-feeling pattern of […]

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It’s Good to Be Bad on SUPERGIRL

  Supergirl’s 20th episode (“City of Lost Children”) is aptly named. The “lost” in this episode are many: Jimmy, Marcus, the Phorians, Lena, and the Daxamites. But first and foremost, we’ve got to give some credit to the Queen: Teri Hatcher as Rhea is about twelve different kinds of fabulous. There are two different sides […]

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