This time out is a surprise episode, both in terms of me surprising you by putting it out and me surprising myself that I did it in the first place. In both 2016 and 2017 I was part of an amazing podcast crossover called JLMay. I couldn’t come out and play last year but a recent tweet made me want to get in on the fun this time out. This year’s JLMay is all about Blackest Night, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year. A bunch of other great shows (full list below) covered the main series and some of the crossover books, so I thought it might be worth a lark to talk about the three issue mini-series Blackest Night: Superman.
What started out as your typcial, “here’s the series and what I think of it” commentary turned into a kind of hour long therapy session. The episode starts with my thoughts on comic collecting, my own collecting history, and why Blackest Night was one of the straws that broke the camel’s back. After that I get into what Superman was up to shortly before this mini-series and then I finally go into the series. What did I think of it in 2009? What do I think of it today? Does it pass the Bailey Crossover Test? Listen and find out.
Here is a gallery of the covers to the mini-series.
And here is a list of the shows that have taken part in this year’s JLMay.
- Chris & Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill – Blackest Night #1
- The Idol-Head of Diabolu – Blackest Night #2 / Green Lantern #44
- The Fire & Water Podcast – Blackest Night #3
- Head Speaks – Blackest Night #4
- Coffee & Comics – Blackest Night #5
- Longbox Crusade – Blackest Night #6
- The LanternCast – Blackest Night #7/8 / Green Lantern #52
- Waiting for Doom – Doom Patrol #4/5
- Task Force X – Suicide Squad #67 / Secret Six #17/18
- Justice’s First Dawn – Justice League #38-40
- Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour – Starman #81
- Doctor DC Podcast – (Booster Gold #26 – #27)
- The Birds of Prey Podcast – (JSA Mini #1 – #3)
- The Bat – Pod – (Blackest Night: Batman #1 – #3)
Thanks to Chad Bokelman and everyone else that was part of this crossover. It was a lot of fun. Check out their shows.
Next Time: No idea. But it might come sooner rather than later.