Episode Five-Father’s Day Special
71 mins. This ep is all about the variety of dads in comics from superheroes such as Hulk, Batman, Wolverine and Superman to bad dads like Lex Luthor and Norman Osborn and those in indie and manga books as seen in Jimmy Corrigan and Lone Wolf and Cub. We also chat about the Batman Brave and the Bold cartoon and the French series XIII.
In our introduction, we briefly discuss the zombie craze, Poland and The Rolling Stones.
4:38 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/WATCHING
The zany animated adventures of Batman: The Brave and the Bold including The Drew Carey Show, jazz, glow in the dark covers, the number of stretchy comics characters, Lost in Translation. We also chat about Lethal Weapon, stuntwomen, Eric Clapton and Doc Savage. The French series XIII and its similarities to the Jason Bourne novels and the reality of Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft marshmallows are also mentioned.
22:42 FATHER’S DAY
There sure are a lot of dads in comics, so we break them down into 4 categories.
Absent Dads – Superman’s Kryptonian father Jor-El, the various Phantoms and their exclusive mating policies, the Image series Invincible, Bruce Banner’s son Skaar and Jimmy Corrigan.
Bad Dads – Lex Luthor, David Cain (father of the mute Batgirl), Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) and his son Harry, Jango Fett and Boba in the new Blood Ties series and the Lone Wolf and Club manga.
Surrogate Dads – Alfred and Bruce Wayne, Chris Kent, 20th Century Boys, Maus.
Great Dads – Commissioner Gordon, The Flash Wally West, Three Shadows, Road to Perdition and Preacher.
Miscellaneous – Cable and Cyclops, Wolverine and Daken.
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