Rarely will an artist’s work meet such universal praise as the recently-departed Darwyn Cooke. The creator who gave us DC: The New Frontier and the Parker books, who reinvented Catwoman and reshaped Watchmen was beloved by us an many others. The comics community was brought low this month, by the sudden announcement of his illness and subsequent death at the age of 53.
In this episode, we pay tribute to the life and art of Darwyn Cooke with a special show dedicated solely to his work. If you loved Darwyn, join us in saying a heartfelt goodbye. If you didn’t know his work, listen and learn about one of the greatest talents of our generation and one of the greatest cartoonists who ever lived.
The Near Mint Comic Show is back and that’s not trick. Treat yourself to 3+ hours of spine-tingling comic talk with your favorite undead duo – Ben & Josh! We eclipse our 5-year-anniversary mark, with talk of halloween costumes, cult horror films and our favorite spooky comics, including Locke & Key, Revival andThe Walking Dead.
As this spooktacular show unfolds, Josh recaps Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier, Ben decrees a new greatest comic book movie of all time and our horrifying heroes are bewitched by DC continuity and Marvel marketing. All that plus Star Wars, Scott Snyder, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and much much more
Dark secrets will come to light. How did Josh end up buying 20+ DC books. What is Ben’s creepy confession that’s too geeky to reveal in this episode summary?
And what part of the Near Mintiverse will be brought back from the dead? Listen and find out. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria – and it’s all right here for your listening pleasure!
Music in this episode by:
Bobby Brown, Adam Warrock, El Privates, Tracy Morgan,
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies