First off, let me apologize for Paul’s sound quality this week.  His Skype connection was not of the high caliber we usually enjoy and was in fact decidedly suckish.

Second, I had several titles for this week’s show vying for selection:  Mein Kampf 2: The Dark Fuhrer Strikes Again as well as Stealing Wolverine (and the X-Men).  Listen to find out why!

  • Tim’s Valentine’s Day and Fun with Pop
  • Geoff Johns leaving Green Lantern
  • D’N’A’ on Battlestar Galactica
  • Orson Scott Card and the Superman debacle in which Aron’s comic shop, Zeus Comics, boycotts the OSC Adventures of Superman books.
  • Toy Fair 2013
  • Batman #17
  • Batman and Robin #17 – PAT (and “Robin R.I.P”)
  • Batgirl #17
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us #5
  • Scarlet Spider #14
  • Fantastic Four #4
  • Uncanny X-Men #1
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #25
  • Ravine comes out next week!

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4 thoughts on “Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Death of the Family!

  1. Like Wayne and Tim, I was a bit let down by the end of Death of the Family. But I don’t think it’s because of a lack of actual DEATH. Instead, if I had to pinpoint the problem, I’d say that it’s because the arc’s big twist (the Family is now fed up with Batman) occurs off-panel, and with little build up. There just wasn’t enough of a spotlight on Nightwing, Damian, and the Family’s emotions for me to actually empathize with them, and to understand why it means so much that they blew off the meeting.

    I mean, come on! The New 52 status quo was ALREADY that Batman is estranged from Dick, Jason, etc. How is this even a change? Snyder should have found a way to establish more positive relationships, to make their destruction by the Joker all the more meaningful. If DC wasn’t so obsessed with events and crossovers, he probably could have done this after Night of the Owls.

    Bottom line: Paul, Aron, you’re telling me that the Joker won because he destroyed something that Batman valued. I’m telling you that a functional Batman family was never there to begin with. At least not in the New 52.

  2. Wish I could say I was surprised but on to a more interesting topic… have you seen the trailer for Superman Unbound?

    And any idea when Aquaman will meet Daredevil and become a knight…?

  3. I would just like to point out that I felt Captain Boomerang had a bigger impact on the Bat Family than the Joker in this story. After everything Joker has done in the past (Death in the Family, The Killing Joke and so on) I was expecting more than “Your Family doesn’t like you Now”.

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