Episode 270 – The Summer of 1990 Revisited
The summer of 1990 was thirty years ago and while it wasn’t the most important year for me and comics it was a pretty big summer for me. So, I thought it would be fun to trip hammer through the books I read that summer and into the fall (and maybe earlier in the year, because it’s 2020 and rules have no meaning) and get into why I liked them so much. I also thought it would be fun to bring a friend along for the ride, so Tom Panarese (he of Pop Culture Affidavit and Required Reading With Tom and Stella fame) joins me on this journey through time and nostalgia.
We cover a lot of comics. Nothing in great detail, but we go through the comics that we read and that meant the most to us. Topics include; the Robin mini-series, the return of the Joker, Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man #1, the Alan Grant Demon series, the Superman books that came out that summer, Comics Scene magazine, the Flash, Aliens vs. Predator, and much, much more. There are also memories of traveling to El Paso, Texas and plenty of tangents along the way.
Below is a gallery of the covers to some of the covers we talked about in this episode.
Thanks again to Tom Panarese for coming out to play. Be sure to catch the premiere episode of a new/old series on the Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network called Views On…, which will be coming out soon.
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Next Time: Alan Middleton stops by to talk about the first five issues of the Vertigo series 100 Bullets.