Following a year of self-imopsed exile, our heroes emerge with bittersweet news. After 8+ orbits around the sun, the time has come for the starship Near Mint Comic Show to return to base.
This rust-free episode spells penultimate with a capital ULTIMATE, and despite big announcements and major real-life developments, we manage to get to some comic talk by the 10-minute mark. Top o’ the Pile features a sampler plate of We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughn, Amazing Spider-Man from Marvel, and DC’s Super Sons. After that we dive in on how we’ve evolved as comic fans and as people since we last met.
Joining the party is Sean Gordan Murphy, as we discuss his outspoken views on the business of comics. We tackle the latest (well ok, not so latest by the time you’re hearing this) Movies and TV shows, and we set it all up for our 100th and FINAL epsiode.
Keep those cards and letters coming. Episode 100 will be a celebration of all things Near Mint and all things comics from the time we’ve been doing this show. We want to hear from fellow fans, what you’ve enjoyed about the show and about comics over the last decade. Send us a message (or better yet a VOICE message) at email@example.com, facebook.com/neatmintcomicshow, or @nmcomicshow. We know you’ve been listening and we want to hear from you!
Continuing our march towards episode 100, Ben and Dan are back with comic talk for the ages. Dan’s Top o’ the Pile pick, March: Book One, leads us into a discussionabout historical and non-fiction comics. We touch on everything from Maus, to Moving Pictures, The Nam to The Fifth Beatle and more.
There’s more comic talk to follow as Ben dives deeper into DC’s Rebirth with rapid-fire reviews of Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and Detective Comics. Finally, we wrap things up with Can o’ Beans, with talk of the soon-to-be-scarce Mike Mignola and a tease of a Mignola-centric episode to come in the near future.
Ben, Josh and Dan are all back and there’s plenty to talk about. Movies have been seen. Comics have been read. Josh has big NEWS?? The universe will never be the same.
First up in Top o’ the Pile, Josh catches us up on Amazing Spider-Man, Ben has some high-brow praise for The Mighty Thor and Dan tries out the new Black Widow by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.
In movie news, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice gets a tepid review from Josh, while Captain America: Civil War, gets (spoilers) 3 thumbs up!
And speaking of all-new, all-different – DC is shaking things up once again with Rebirth. Ben and Dan have read the debut issue of the massive, universe-realigning event. We give our thoughts on the new status quo and the new crop of books coming our way.
It’s a whole heap o’ comic talk to get you through ‘till next Wednesday. Happy listening!