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 52 – Love and Rockets: Heartbreak Soup
In this Valentine’s Day episode, Curt and Kevin discuss a tale of love, longing and murder: Heartbreak Soup (or Sopa de Gran Pena) and its prologue, Chelo’s Burden, written and drawn by Gilbert Hernandez, from the long-running series Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books. In the small Latin American town of Palomar, a violent breakup finds dazed, drunked Tip in’ Tip in’ taken under the wing of headstrong 11-year-old Carmen. Meanwhile, Pipo, Carmen’s 14-year-old sister, is quickly falling in love with Manuel, the town’s baby-faced lothario. But that doesn’t sit well with hot-headed Gato, who carries a major torch for Pipo. When this love triangle turns deadly, will all three live to tell the tale? Can Chelo, the town’s bañadora, survive a little competition from beguiling newcomer Luba? And can this indelible cast of characters move on up to that magnificent metropolis known as … The Comics Canon? Things Discussed in This Episode: Love and Rockets A Talking Cat!?! A disturbing age difference One of Kevin’s biggest pet peeves The films of Robert Altman Strong women and horny idiots The Soledad problem What Curt has in common with Manuel Human Diastrophism (or Blood of Palomar) Daytripper Join us in two weeks as we anticipate the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix with a look at Alias Vol. 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones! Until then, please rate us on iTunes, send us an email, or hit us up on Twitter or
Episodes of This Show
Dec 19, 2017