Thursday, September 11, 2014

Episode 3 : Legends Part 2

Welcome back to Task Force X.  This is the third episode, which can be downloaded here:
Legends Part 2

Our Character Profile this episode is on Blockbuster.

Blockbuster's first appearance was in Detective Comics 345 (Nov 1965).  He was created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino

 Mark Desmond "Blockbuster" from Who's Who (*plug* check out Shag & Rob's Who's Who podcast)

Again, for more on ole Desmond, check out this month's episode of TASK FORCE X.

I also review Batman: Assault on Arkham.
Was released on August 12, 2014

Check out Ben's Suicide Squad blog (links on the right) for more information and discussion on this movie.

And on to the actual comics:

Legends issues 4-6
All three issues were 75 cents a piece when they were released.
John Bryne did the covers on all the issues.

For all three issues: 
Editor Mike Gold
Plotter: John Ostrander
Scripter: Len Wein
Penciller: John Bryne
Inker: Karl Kesel & Dennis Janke
Letter: Steve Hayni
Colorist: Carl Gafford & Thomas Zuiko

The entire series was reprinted in Legend the Collection (TPB) released in 1993.

Here is the plot of the last three issues (that I again pulled from Wiki to save time and energy on my part):
Doctor Fate is forced to intervene when Glorious Godfrey uses his army of followers to invade Washington, DC. Dr. Fate organizes Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Changeling, the Flash, and the Blue Beetle to oppose Glorious Godfrey. They are joined by the Martian Manhunter, who responds to a JLA distress call from the President, and Wonder Woman. They defeat the forces of Glorious Godfrey, including Darkseid's cyborg Hounds of War. The masses are freed from Godfrey's power when Robin gathers an army of children untouched by Godfrey's powers to serve as a human shield between the heroes and Godfrey. Godfrey strikes one of the children, and the shock frees the mob from his power. Godfrey is defeated when he steals Dr. Fate's helmet and puts it on, rendering him mindless. In the aftermath, the Martian Manhunter, Batman, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Captain Marvel and Dr. Fate form a new Justice League. Superman and the Flash decline membership, stating that they will assist if needed, Wonder Woman quietly exits, and Changeling opts to remain with the Teen Titans.

From the Legends mini-series spawned Justice League (great read), Flash and The Suicide Squad.

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  1. so Aaron my thoughts about this podcast. in a nut shell i would say i'd prefer more review and less summery. ever since i picked up the Assault on Arkham DVD which was almost a month ago i've seen it a few times not to mention all the discussions i've had a bout it with others who have seen it. likewise with the legends mini-series which i read years ago and have referenced countless times in the last 4 years. so speaking for myself, a scene by scene retelling of the story is rather redundant for me. i'm more interested in your likes and dislikes about the before mentioned material there in lies some intrigue and perhaps a surprise or two.
    so getting to that, i'm not a gamer so i really didn't make that video game connection, Assault on Arkham just simply felt like a movie on it's own merits aside from comic book source material. like wise with your issues with The Penguin, Killer Frost and King Shark i didn't have any real problems with their appearance although i agree that Waller didn't have to look quite so "butch". by the way did you notice how many times Deadshot got stabbed by those switch blades The Joker was using but still managed to keep fighting and beat The Joker? i think that was stretching things a bit but i guess that sort of thing was to be expected a little bit here and there in a movie like that.

  2. Thanks for your suggestions... I'll keep that in mind. More review, less summary. Got it.

    As far as Assault on Arkham... I'm not a big gamer myself (just don't have the time), but it still struck me very video gamey (maybe it's just me).

    We'll have to agree to disagree regarding Penguin, Frost and Shark (Shark was the "worst" IMO).

    And I agree with Deadshot. He did get stabbed many times... but it is an "action movie" and that kind of behavior is expected in those types of movies (as you commented).

    Thank you again for listening and commenting....

    Keep it up.