So both Marvel and DC have recently gotten out the broom and gone hard to work tidying and reorganising their comics universes. Reboots and undoing reboots (un-reboots?) have been the state of play so the question is, are the results good for readers? After a (not so short) review of DC's various reboots and Marvel's recent Secret Wars storyline, we discuss the current landscape of mainstream superhero comics and if this is a friendly place for attracting new readers.
Tired of living in an (arguably) functioning society? Does a barren nuclear irradiated wasteland sound like a great holiday destination to you? Is your glass half empty? Well, sounds like you might enjoy post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction. In this episode of the Weirdsphere we discuss this genre, it's popularity and whether it will continue to thrive in the future (which would kind of be inappropriate right?)
Groundhog Day is one of the greatest comedies ever to grace the big screen. Would this translate into a good musical? Hmm, it's possible I guess. What if the musical was written by the writer of the original film's screenplay Danny Rubin? And how about if the music was from Tim Minchin?? Odds are this could actually be something cool. Is it? Only one way to find out! Or you could listen to this episode of the Weirdsphere...
So arguably the greatest writer comics has seen, Alan Moore, has announced his retirement from the media. Is this sad news or is it really a good thing? A bunch of fans of Mr Moore's works discuss this, and also argue about some of his past statements on what he aimed to achieve by writing the Watchmen...
So season one of Preacher is complete. We reviewed the first episode earlier in the year but now come back to look at the whole first season and see how it shaped up.
The latest entry in DC's cinematic universe is here and has met a mixed response from critics and fans. What did the clowns of the Weirdsphere think of Suicide Squad? And where does this leave DC? What should they do with their cinematic universe?
Continuing our news discussions this week, we look at the recent announcements regarding the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series.