This week’s issue of Superman was originally intended to tell the story of Superman teaming up with a young Muslim hero named Sharif in Los Angeles. Instead, it’s a story about Krypto the Superdog that was originally set to be published as part of Kurt Busiek’s run five years ago that was pulled for legal reasons surrounding the rights to Superboy.
DC’s official explanation is that the story “didn’t work,” but today on ComicsAlliance, I explain why I don’t buy that reasoning, and offer up a theory of my own.
And now you know why I turned off the comments.
Today, Kerry Callen and I have once again transported DC’s mega-huge events back to the past, and this time, it’s The Silver Age Final Crisis!
Not gonna lie, folks. This is my favorite one of the lot by far. It actually came together even better than I had it in my head.
This week on Ask Chris, I deal with one of the more interesting questions I’ve ever gotten: Who is a better representation of America: Superman or Scrooge McDuck? I’d always thought of both of those characters as having quintessentially American stories, but before that question, it hadn’t really occurred to me to contrast them for the different things they mean, and the result was pretty fun for me to write.
Hopefully it’s also entertaining and informative, but let’s be honest here: At this point, other people enjoying my work have clearly become a secondary concern.
This week, after nine long months, our pain comes to an end as David and I recap the Smallville series finale! And boy howdy, it is disappointing and terrible in completely different ways than I expected. So join as as we sit through it for one final time, and then scrape the bottom of the barrel as we actually try to find something nice to say about the entire series.
This may not have been clear by now: I did not care for it.
This week, Uzi and I struggle through the Ultimate Penultimate Smallville, and I hit my breaking point when I’m confronted with Smallville Solomon Grundy and a live-action “homage” to Legend of Zelda. Seriously.
But there’s only one episode left, and this Friday, all our suffering comes to an end! Finally! At last! Be there!
This week in Ask Chris, things get a little esoteric as I’m called upon to replace the Justice League with a team of comedians, and things get real tenuous real quick. Plus, I give a brief rundown of the ComicsAlliance staff and how well we all work with each other!
This week, we are into the Final Countdown, as Uzi and I are utterly mystified by Smallville‘s take on Phantom Zone gladiatorial combat, featuring loincloths, Zack Snyder footage, and DOUBLEZOD.
Needless to say, none of it makes any sense at all, but hey! Only two more episodes!