Monthly archives: October, 2012

A Farewell to Ed Brubaker’s Captain America

captain america 19Captain America sucks.

It’s true. He’s a boring character from a bygone era. If he were in the DC Universe, he’d be a member of the Justice Society, pushed to the fringe where he belongs, a reminder of where superheroes came from but not much good for anything else. He punched Hitler on the jaw once, and not much has happened with him ever since.

At least, that’s what I’d be saying if it weren’t for Ed Brubaker and the past eight years of stellar Captain America storytelling. Not only did he take a tired character, dust him off, and make him a vital, central member of today’s Marvel Universe, but he also brought back Bucky, the plucky boy sidekick of Captain America from the 1940s and 50s.

And he made him awesome! (more…)

Podcast of Doom (transcript):
24 Hour Comics Day is coming!

[SFX: Intro music]

JIM DOOM: Hello and welcome to the latest Podcast of Doom. I’m your host, Jim Doom, and with me as always, or at least most of the time —


JIM DOOM: — is Doom DeLuise.

[SFX: Intro music fade out]

So 24 Hour Comics is coming up in one week from this Saturday – October 20th to be exact – and I thought it’d be fun to dedicate this episode to talking about the challenge — our experience with it, favorite memories, what we’re looking forward to this year, that sort of thing.

This year will be the first time that any of us have done the challenge since 2010, and it’ll be the biggest 24 Hour Comics Day gathering of the Legion since 2008. What are you most looking forward to this year?

DOOM DeLUISE: Mostly just hanging out with my friends. Our newest member, Doom Goes the Dynamite, is hoping to attend. And I’m going to work a little harder this year. Every year, I kind of phone it in at some stage, so this year I’m going to try not to do that. I’m going to try to maintain the same level of effort through the whole thing. Rather than ending it with six splash pages, I’m going to actually put forth effort throughout. Looking forward to that. Yourself?