The Comics Canon
About This Show
The Comics Canon is the podcast that renders judgment on the greatest comic book stories of yesterday and today. Each episode, Curt Holman and Kevin Moreau take a critical and completely subjective look at one of the biggest stories and most seminal moments in the medium’s history, as they decide: Does this belong in the pantheon of classic and iconic tales known as … The Comics Canon?
Most Recent Episode
Episode 36 – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
5 days ago
In this episode, Curt and Kevin unearth the spine-tingling tale that kicks off a “shared universe” of classic characters including the beastly Mr. Hyde! No, we're not talking about the Tom Cruise flop The Mummy, but The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, originally published by America’s Best Comics!
Mina Murray, not long removed from her encounter with a certain Transylvanian count, is enlisted by the British government to recruit a bizarre task force including Allan Quatermain, the brooding Captain Nemo, the timid Dr. Jekyll and the enigmatic Invisible Man. But they soon realize their mission isn’t quite as it first appeared!
Can this astonishing assortment of alarmingly afflicted adventurers defeat the enemy who’s played them for fools, and stop him from raining fiery terror down on London’s Limehouse district? And can they keep from killing each other long enough to crash that mad monster party known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
• The 2003 LXG movie
• R.I.P. Adam West
• Jess Nevins’ annotated League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
• Is Fu Manchu ever not racist?
• Alan Moore’s America’s Best Comics line
• Curt lays down some real talk about The Mummy
• Nemo: Heart of Ice
• Anno Dracula
• A Study in Emerald
• Marvel: 1602
• Rough Riders Vol. 1: Give Them Hell
• Avanti, Da Vinci!
The Comics Canon is presented with the support of Creative Loafing Atlanta, home of such podcasts as Mo Audio and Dish on the Dish.
Join us in two weeks as we get ready for Spider-Man: Homecoming with a look at the wall-crawler’s origins in Amazing Fantasy #15, plus another story to be named later!
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