In this special freestyle episode of Tres Komikeros, John and Alex welcome the newest member to the cell block — Butch Mapa! He has a purdy mouth. This week, the boys discuss Amazing Spider-Man, Waid’s Daredevil, Punk Rock Jesus, Adventure Time, and a ton of other stuff. This show was recorded Friday night, so most of the major news out of San Diego is not yet tackled, particularly the major movie announcements. In any case, sit back and enjoy this show!
John, Alex, and Nick meet up in a dark alley and build a cardboard fort all in the spirit of talking about some great comic books! Reviewed this week are Red Hood and the Outlaws #8, Norby Ela’s Weather Weather Lang, and The Punisher #10!
Jeremy Renner, Mike Mignola, Ryan Gosling, and Stuart Immonen float around in dreamspace as Nick, Alex, Migs, and John hang out for a free-form episode of Tres Komikeros. After a brief discussion on fresh comics, the boys discuss Mark Millar’s Manila visit, Mark Waid ending Irredeemable, the idea of meeting one’s heroes, and the idea of acquiring and publishing non-comics properties.
Batman: Upon seeing his parents murdered in front of him as a young boy, Bruce Wayne honed his mind and body into weapons against crime and corruption. With state of the art technology, the sharpest mind of his time, and the peak of human physical prowess, he fights for justice as the Dark Knight, striking fear into the hearts of men.
Why He Wins: The Caped Crusader keeps DD at bay with an array of batarangs and smoke pellets, at which point he notices that his adversary is able to dodge or duck everything he throws at him. Deducing that DD has heightened or superhuman senses of some sort, he activates the sonic emitter to attract a flock of bats to throw DD off-balance in mid-leap. The hypersonics confirm Batman’s suspicions of heightened hearing, at which point he uses silent lasers to dispatch or disable Murdock, without ever having to land a punch.
Daredevil: Exposed to toxic chemicals as a child, Matt Murdock was initially stricken blind but eventually developed superhuman senses and agility. With his heightened sensory accuracy and sensitivity, he fights for justice in Hell’s Kitchen as the man without fear.
Why He Wins: With Daredevil’s moniker being “The Man Without Fear,” and Batman relying on his abiltiy to strike terror into his opponents, the Dark Knight loses an edge. Batman may use an assortment of gadgets, but even Bullseye (who supposedly never misses) has a hard time hitting Daredevil — it’ll be impossible for Batman to hit him with anything. Given all that, this will become a straight-up fist fight. Physically, both heroes are in peak condition. Batman is physically stronger, while Daredevil is more agile. Daredevil will be able to see everything Batman throws at him coming, and without any intel on each other, it’s impossible to figure out that Daredevil is, in fact, blind… since nothing he does in costume hints at it. Evenly matched, it all comes down to who has powers. And Batman is simply all too human against a devil.
It’s the 2009 Year Ender Episode with not two… not seven… but FOUR Komikeros at the microphones. Listen to EJ, Alex, John, and Migs recount the year’s best and worst comic moments, single issues, moments, and of course, ongoing titles. Enough with the preamble — this episode’s jam-packed, so get to listening!
Alex and John bring you spankin’ fresh reviews of the week’s hottest books: Daredevil #501, Haunt #1, and Planetary #27! A super-sized round of quick shots then gives you guys a healthy dose of Marvel and DC bullets, while a panel discussion recommended by a listener sees the boys discuss Marvel’s latest event — Siege!