Cape Crisis #123 – Superman Has Flare

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Henry and Chris team up for a discussion about a dozen plus new comics, as well as talking up meeting famous people, seeing standup comedy, loving squirrels, dealing with some sad stuff, watching the Daredevil, and exploring the four comics that defined your love of the medium…

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12 thoughts on “Cape Crisis #123 – Superman Has Flare

  1. That Daredevil teaser really pleased me. I was already super excited for it since it’s A) Marvel Studios and B) the casting and creative forces behind it seemed pretty perfect, but the tone and visuals fit perfectly for the character and I’m very interested in seeing how Marvel Studios does a more serious and grounded character like horn head. Plus, the glimpses of and narration we got from Charlie Cox supported my confidence in him for the role.

  2. Hey guys, the team behind Atomic Robo has taken the book independent with a patreon.
    The first volume of Robo is up free for everyone, and volume two is going up at the moment. I’d love to hear you talk about this on the show!

  3. The moment Superman’s solar flare was announced the internet immediately rebounded with gifs of Goku doing exactly that.

    The boundary between Goku and Superman gets ever smaller. If Superman learns to control solar flare it could easily be a “kamehameha” beam.

    When I learned that Supergirl had that power already it didn’t feel so special anymore.

  4. I have high hopes for Daredevil and I’ve had friends who aren’t interested in comics ask me about it so clearly they are doing something right if people are hearing about it. Chris your story about giving your old friend comics when they are going through tough times is really sweet. It would be cool to get a code for star wars if you’re just giving them away.

  5. Henry was REALLY reaching with his absurd take that it’s sexist for older women to play villains in Superhero movies. Come on dude REALLY? I mean come on dude that’s like saying “This movie is sexist towards men because all of the mooks/goons are men!” you can get agro at everything.

    1. FTR I’m no trying to be a dick I love Henry I’m just saying dude cool it with the soapbox otherwise people instantly tune out even for real issues. And “female villains in superhero movies” is not even close to an issue.

      1. Not gonna lie, It’s Henry’s show and Henry’s Listenership. His SJW rants don’t really bother me, and I tend to agree with him about half the time, but I don’t mind anyone speaking about against what they think is wrong or right any time, cuz this is Murica. however, what it DID remind me of, favorably, is this this sweet old school sexism in comics that would be deserving of universal disapproval nowadays.

        http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/18-sexist-comic-book-fails

  6. Henry was REALLY reaching with his absurd take that it’s sexist for older women to play villains in Superhero movies. Come on dude REALLY? I mean come on dude that’s like saying “This movie is sexist towards men because all of the mooks/goons are men!” you can get agro at everything.

  7. I said it about a year ago when AvX was out, and i’l say it again – i don’t get the hype around john romita jr, his art is a god damn eyesore. Its a complete turn off for me, i’m stunned hes on superman. Is it just a recent thing? Because i’m hard pressed to think of anything i’ve read where i’ve enjoyed his artwork to be honest…

    1. You’re not alone on this one. I liked some of Romita’s 90s are (like Punisher War Zone), but other than that I don’t like any of it. Not Spider-Man, not AvX, and not Superman. Reminds me of Frank Miller’s work on Dark Knight Strikes Again.

  8. It’s not the QOTW but oh well…

    RE: Superhero spotlight on Squirrel Girl

    Full disclosure, the height of my comic book collecting/reading was like 15-18 years ago when I was in middle/high school. I like most of the Marvel movies today and enjoy how “digestible” they are when compared to the lore-heavy continuity landmines bogged down comics.

    So hearing Squirrel Girl gave me a slight twinge of fear that Disney/Marvel might try to shoehorn a character like that into the cinematic universe, and I think characters like that are toxic. They’re just meta-commentary characters that don’t really add anything substantial to the story. They come from a cynical place and greatly undermine any stakes or legitimacy to the overarching plot of the cinematic universe. I felt Guardians of the Galaxy–great movie–takes meta-commentary as far as I’m willing to go.

    I hope Squirrel Girl never gets a movie.

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