Saturday, October 1, 2016

The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Argus and Flash



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The (finally bi-weekly as originally intended) podcast (not really) dedicated to DC's New Bloods returns (for a second "season" of indefinite length after a one-off in Spring 2015 & four episodes in April)! We're (actually only one person involved) back with a show that was 100% completed on May ‎15th but left on the shelf for nearly five months because Frank got distracted by the next shiny object (specifically, four Martian Manhunter podcasts for a JLA: Year One crossover rather belatedly advertised within.) But hey, it's funner and longer than usual with lots of goofy voices and bad acting processed through lame filters!

Our subject is Nick Kovak, one of the most "successful" (highly relative usage here) of the New Bloods as the stealth vigilante with vision powers, Argus! As an advantageous byproduct of his mostly appearing in Flash comics written by his co-creator Mark Waid during the arguable heyday of Wally West's run, we'll get to touch on some actual well liked comics for a change! This episode covers The Flash Annual #6, spotlight segments from Bloodbath Special #2, & Flash #86 (with notes related to #92-100, the introduction of Impulse and the "Terminal Velocity" arc.) Oh, and a brief nod to the world's most famous French-Canadian, in honor of Bass & Siskoid. You can follow along with our reading of the annual at Scans Daily.

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1 comment:

Paul Hix said...

Your Flash reading is spotty right at the point where it should have been sequential. Issues in isolation may have been disappointing or examples of what you don't like, but the multipart Waid stories were great. I didn't like Wally West until Waid made him likable. Born to Run, The Return of Barry Allen, Terminal Velocity through to Dead Heat were all highly enjoyable arcs. Morrison is on record how the Waid Flash inspired him in his JLA approach. But, I've long since given up on changing your mind about anything.

I still like you Frank, but it feels wrong.