The Comic Binge
12 | ‘Batman: Three Jokers’ #1

12 | ‘Batman: Three Jokers’ #1

September 6, 2020

It's not often that the Binge dives into a freshly-released single issue, but then again...this is no regular comic book. The guys react to the first issue of writer Geoff Johns' and artist Jason Fabok's ambitious tale about comics' greatest villain — Batman: Three Jokers — to examine how it landed with them, what it means for the future of the Batman mythos, and how the destinies of the three main characters could be irrevocably altered by this very unique conflict.

Listen in now to this rare Binge episode reacting to the here and now of comic book storytelling, and why this single issue has already made an all-time greatest list for one of our co-hosts!

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11 | ‘New Teen Titans’ #1-8

11 | ‘New Teen Titans’ #1-8

August 6, 2020

The Binge is back to take on the first arc of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez's seminal run on NEW TEEN TITANS! One of the most foundational titles of the modern DC Universe, Paul is reading it for the first time while Chris is re-reading it for the first time in over 15 years.

Plus, the guys catch up and talk about what books they've been reading, and -- of course -- naturally go on a tangent about a whole host of other comics-related topics. Nick Spencer! The Joker! Jason Aaron! Green Lantern! The Avengers! Spider-Man! Captain America! Sean Gerber?!

Listen in now!

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10 | Summer 2020 Update

10 | Summer 2020 Update

July 5, 2020

It's been a while, but co-hosts Paul Hermann and Chris Clow are back on the Binge!

In this episode, listen in as the co-hosts explain what they've been up to for the last few months before sharing what they've been reading, and find out the subject of what they'll be reading for the upcoming episode #11!

9 | ‘Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel’

9 | ‘Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel’

April 4, 2020

Co-hosts Paul Hermann and Chris Clow return, and are joined by Matt Moore of the Star Wars Splash Page podcast to discuss the 2008 Marvel mini-series ADAM: LEGEND OF THE BLUE MARVEL! Written by Kevin Grevioux and featuring a team of several artists, the series features the introduction of a hero called the Blue Marvel: a hero from the past, unknown to the major players of the Marvel Universe until an enemy from the past nearly defeats the Avengers.

Listen as Paul, Chris and Matt unpack this series and discuss the major themes of tolerance, racism and forgiveness, as well as its ability to serve as a major retcon in the Marvel Comics Universe. Does it work? Why couldn't this have been an independent series? Listen to this and more in the ninth episode of The Comic Binge!

8 | Dini on ‘Detective’

8 | Dini on ‘Detective’

February 15, 2020

Paul and Chris dive into the first six issues of writer PAUL DINI's momentous mid-2000s run on DETECTIVE COMICS in issues #821-824, and 826-827! As a series of done-in-one stories featuring a whole host of new characters and returning favorites, Dini leans on his episodic chops from the likes of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES to deliver a solid series of individual Batman stories.

Plus, the guys share their perspectives on the latest DC Comics film, BIRDS OF PREY!

NOTE: A previous version of this episode had audio sync issues. This version has been edited to eliminate them. Sorry for the inconvenience!

7 | Star Wars Special

7 | Star Wars Special

January 13, 2020

The Binge is back in 2020! In this episode, co-hosts Paul Hermann and Chris Clow take advantage of the fact that they're both in the same physical space at the same time, and having just come off of seeing STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER they've decided to do an episode of the Binge that's all about that galaxy far, far away!

Listen as the guys break down what their favorite STAR WARS comics are, along with their recommendations for places you can go to read some great new stories that take place in that legendary world. From TALES OF THE JEDI and LEGACY to the all-new monthly and Marvel's recent canonical adventures, these two do their best to leave no asteroid un-turned. Listen now!

6 | All Things ‘Watchmen’

6 | All Things ‘Watchmen’

December 14, 2019

In our biggest episode yet, co-hosts Paul Hermann and Chris Clow welcome a very special guest in the form of an old friend, the Apex Fan himself JUSTIN BOLGER! The trio unpack their feelings on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book milestone, WATCHMEN. Listen into a discussion about how each of our panelists first absorbed the book, what they felt about the film adaptation, how the HBO series has unfolded over the course of its first season, and more!

5 | ‘The Last Avengers Story’ and ‘Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect’

5 | ‘The Last Avengers Story’ and ‘Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect’

November 10, 2019

Our fifth episode brings a very special guest: comic book podcaster and commentator extraordinaire MICHAEL BAILEY! In this episode, Michael and co-hosts Paul Hermann and Chris Clow dive into two works of the incomparable PETER DAVID: THE LAST AVENGERS STORY, and INCREDIBLE HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT. Are these works from a noted writer created equal? Nope! Listen to our discussion about them now!

4 | ‘New X-Men’ #114-116, Annual 2001

4 | ‘New X-Men’ #114-116, Annual 2001

October 20, 2019

In our fourth episode, co-hosts Paul Hermann and Chris Clow dive into the first arc of Grant Morrison's sweeping recalibration of Marvel's mutants: NEW X-MEN, in issues #114-116 and ANNUAL 2001! Paul didn't like that the series lacked traditional costumes, and Chris says it's his favorite X-Men comics run ever. How do they talk about this first story? Find out by listening now!

3 | Joker Recommendations

3 | Joker Recommendations

October 5, 2019

On the opening weekend of Warner Bros. Pictures' JOKER, Paul and Chris are joined by Batman-On-Film's Ryan Hoss to discuss the Joker's first-ever appearance in BATMAN (vol. 1) #1, the modernized 2005 retelling of the Joker's first encounter with the Dark Knight in BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, along with some recommended Joker stories you should read before seeing the movie!

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