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Episode 164

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Dustin, Ed and Stella are here to cover the last two weeks of TBU comics. September solicitations were released and what does that mean for The Batman Universe? After covering the slew of TBU related books in the spotlight, we go over two topics of discussion. The first is how does the end of Convergence affect the TBU line in the future? We also give our predictions as to what kind of news we will get out of Comic Con. Be sure to leave your thoughts below.


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  • Gerry Green

    Regarding your discussion on variant covers: I spoke with my local mom and pop comic book store here in NYC. They said that sales do increase when a variant cover comes out and many people by both versions of the comic. However, they are never sure how many of each version to order and it always feels like a crapshoot. While they appreciate the increased sales the uncertainty of knowing how many books to order and the percentage of each cover to get makes them uneasy. And they are never sure if the market going to reach saturation with variants causing them to over order.

    I agree with the comments about liking Black Canary #1, setting a story in rock clubs is very different from anything else out there and the art is unique. I don’t know much about Black Canary and so have ordered some of the Gail Simone Birds of Prey trades and I’m wondering what else I can pick up to learn more about Black Canary. Any advice would be appreciated.

    While on the topic of Gail Simone, I have to say that I did like the Secret Six #3 in a guilty pleasure sort of way. There is something about having this group of degenerates living in white bread suburbia that appeals to me. I am a city person and have lived in the suburbs so I know how that feels. I’m not sure where the story is going but I’m going to keep an eye on it for now. I know there are strong opinions on Ms. Simone’s work and I’d love to hear your take on some of the things she has done in the past.

    Finally, some thoughts on your discussion of the direction of DC post-Convergence. I am a fairly new comic book reader and don’t have the investment in continuity that more experienced readers like yourselves have. I read many of the Convergence books and they were hit and miss. However, it did open up parts of the DCU that I never knew existed. I would be open to reading a 6 or 12 issue series set in the Red Rain universe or even a Captain Carrot book for a short run. It wouldn’t have to be a Batman or Superman book either. For example, if the new Black Canary title does well they could capitalize on it with a story of her in another universe. This could be used to develop audiences for minor characters and also give people like me a feel for the richness of DC’s history.

    Anyway, another great podcast and I look forward to hearing your reporting out of ComicCon in three (ugh) weeks.