Welcome to the first official episode of Bleeding Cool's Comics Chatter! This is the show where I, Comic Reviews Editor Josh Davison, chat the week's releases with my co-hosts.
This week I am joined by Eliot, our comments moderator and sometimes comic reviewer on BC. We will be talking about Marvel's Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300, Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 and Terrifics #1 from DC, Rough Riders: Ride or Die #1 from AfterShock, and Abbott #2 from Boom! Studios.
Eliot doesn't currently have access to the Big Two titles, so he's only been able to look at preview pages and discussion from around the web. However, I can't just chat nonsense at the camera on my own with no one to keep me on track. As such, Eliot is gratefully here to keep me on track and to serve as a semi-informed correspondent off which to bounce my terrible ideas and opinions.
Jeremy Konrad will also be a regular on here, but he wasn't able to join us due to the winter storm tearing through the northeastern United States.
In this segment, we discuss Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1. This was actually the second recording session we did, but the numbering was confused in the YouTube posting.
We talk about the storied history of Dan Abnett in mainstream comics, how comfortable his writing seems with its sole focus on Mera, the fact that Ocean Master's story picks up directly from his Villain's Month one-shot from years ago, and the cheesecakiness of the art, which Eliot was able to glean from previews. Also watch as I completely blank on how the paneling looked in this comic, which, on return inspection, is pretty cool in the flashback sequences.
This was one of our more focused episodes, and I'm pretty proud of it. Check it out.