The Bright Side Comics Chat

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The Bright Side Comics Chat is hosted by John and DJ and produced by DJ. Get in touch with us via Twitter, @BrightSide_Chat, by sending us an e-mail.

The Bright Side Comics Chat has released 255 episodes since launching on Oct 10, 2018

This week it’s our “new” Comic Con-Versation where pretty much anything goes and we just hang out and talk comics and boy do we. Subjects we hit on include Joker Movie, War of the Realms, End Game, Arrow, DC Universe, Star Wars, Captain Marvel and more... 

This is our 25th Issue and it falls a a perfect time. We are on location at Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham MA for their Midnight release of Detective Comics 1000 0:00 - Spoiler free chat w/ special Guest Slade from Friendly Neighborhood Comics 36:27 - Weekly Comic Update 54:10 - Recommended Reading 1:03:37- DC 1000 Spoiler Free 1:06:47- DC 1000 with SPOILERS Speculator’s Corner Marvel Rising #1 Momoko variant Sabrina The Teenage Witch #1 Hughes variant. Star Bastard #1 (Scout Comics) BACK ISSUE BONUS Spawn #240 Incredible Hulk (v2) #12 Incredible Hulk #347 Naomi #3 FOC DC – Variant Covers Batgirl #34 Josh Middleton ** Batman Beyond #31 Ben Oliver Justice League Dark #10 Clayton Crain Wonder Woman #69 David Finch ** Naomi #1-3 Final printings. Not cover related IDW- Narcos #1 Marvel – Variant Covers None available New Series Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #1 (of 5) Based off a theme park ride?? Multiple covers Thanos #1(of6) Multiple covers War of Realms Uncanny X-Men #1 (of 3) Multiple covers Archie – Jughead Hunger vs Vamperonica #1 Multiple covers Valiant – Punk Mambo #1 Multiple covers Zenescope – Grimm Fairy Tales #27 Multiple covers Zodiac #3 Multiple covers Recommended Reading STAR BASTARD #1 CVR A SCOUT COMICS (W) Andrew Clemson (A/CA) Jethro Morales DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Doug Mahnke & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS #2 (W) Dennis Hallam (A) Bain Level (CA) Greg Smallwood

This week in the spoiler free chat we talk about a bunch of comic related news and spoiler free about the New Netflix & Dark Horse Comics first series Umbrella Academy before we get into this week’s comics. Then after our weekly recommendations we talk full spoilers about the Umbrella Academy and the books by Gerard Way. 0:00- Spoiler free chat 47:22- Weekly Comic Update 1:10:35- Recommended Reading 1:36:25- Umbrella Academy with SPOILERS Speculator’s Corner Avengers No Road Home #6 Immortal Hulk #15 Dark Red #1 Honor and Curse #2 Knights of the Golden Sun 35 BACK ISSUE BONUS Young Avengers (2005) #1 Doctor Fate (2015) #1 Convergence Aquaman #2 Detective Comics #585 Marvel Point One #1 (2012) Teen Titans #12 (2016) FOC DC – Variant Covers Aquaman #47 Joshua Middleton Batman #69 Francesco Mattina Nightwing #59 Yasmine Putri New Series None Marvel – Variant Covers None available New Series War of Realms Punisher #1(of 3) Multiple covers Zenescope – Oz, Heart of Magic #1 Multiple covers. Cover C - John Royle Recommended Reading SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky DARK RED #1 AARON CAMPBELL CVR AFTERSHOCK COMICS (W) Tim Seeley (A) Corin Howell (CA) Aaron Campbell ROBYN HOOD OUTLAW #1 & 2 ZENESCOPE (W) Howard Mackie (A) Babisu Kourtis

We really had a great time talking Captain Marvel. Talked a little Grim Knight, Darth Vader and other fun comic book store chat as well... THANKS FOR LISTENING! 0:00- Spoiler free chat 17:20- Weekly Comic Update 29:25- Recommended Reading 45:50- Captain Marvel with SPOILERS Speculator’s Corner Batman Who Laughs Grim Knight #1 Dell'Otto variant Catwoman #9 Artgerm variant BACK ISSUE BONUS Giant Size Conan #1 and Conan #58 Hulk (2008) #16 Fantastic Four (1961) #65 Giant Size Ms. Marvel #1 FOC DC – Variant Covers Catwoman #10 Artgerm variant Detective #1001 David Finch Red Hood #33 Lucio Parillo Wonder Woman #68 Kaare Andrews New Series Image – Fairlady #1 (2 covers) Marvel – Variant Covers War of the Realms #2 New Series Symbiote Spider-Man #1 (multiple covers. Artgerm variant) War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #1 (Multiple covers) War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 (Multiple covers) Recommended Reading LITTLE BIRD #1 (OF 5) IMAGE COMICS (W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A) Ian Bertram (CA) Tradd Moore GOON #1 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS (W/A/CA) Eric Powell CALAMITY KATE #1 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Corin Howell AVENGERS FOREVER Trade Paperback MARVEL (W) Kurt Busiek (A) Carlos Pacheco

This week DJ and John have a special guest Meg, DJ's daughter, to talk about women in comics. The Writers, artists, characters, the fans and the perception that a comic book store can be intimidating. Speculator’s Corner Harley Quinn #59 Chew variant Conan The Barbarian #4 Immortal Hulk #14 God of Bad Men #2 Ronin Island #1 Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal #1 BACK ISSUE BONUS Old Lady Harley #5 Naomi #1 (DC 2019) FOC DC – Variant Covers Batman #68 Francesco Mattina Green Lantern #6 Lucio Parillo Harley Quinn #60 Frank Cho Marvel – Variant Covers New Series Major X #1 Dynamite – Xena, Warrior Princess (Multiple cover options) Recommended Reading COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Gerardo Zaffino RONIN ISLAND #1 MAIN BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis MORNING IN AMERICA ONI PRESS (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Claudia Aguirre SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN DYNAMITE (W) Christopher Hastings (A) David Hahn

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