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Episode Five: Green Lantern – Circle of Fire

Waiting on the Trade Podcast

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Simon Payne takes us on a tour of the early-2000s DC Universe, as we discuss the Brian K Vaughan-helmed miniseries Green Lantern: Circle of Fire.

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I Will Never Understand The Boys

Reviews

Over at Multiversity Comics (my comics home away from home), I wrote a quick treatise on why Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and Tony AviƱa’s The Boys is maybe good, maybe bad, but decidedly not for me. If you’re in for complicated takes on complex comics, click here to read my review of The Boys: Vol. 1.

If you’re a regular reader, don’t worry! I’ll be back with the usual full post in a couple weeks.

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Bring Back Dawn Greenwood

Ravings

I just finished reading Dan Slott, Michael Allred, and Laura Allred’s Silver Surfer series, and I unabashedly want Dawn Greenwood back.

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Any Earthgirl who can make the Silver Surfer laugh deserves a second chance.

Many readers and reviewers have compared the Slott/Allred/Allred Surfer run to Doctor Who. In keeping with that comparison, I found myself feeling the same way about Dawn’s ending as I did Amy Pond‘s in Who. It was designed to give the character the “happy” ending she deserved, while also explaining why she would never, ever, under any circumstances show up again.

In attempting to balance these competing interests, Dawn’s send-off landed squarely in bittersweet territory. Dawn’s story is absolutely complete, and the creative team gave her a fittingly momentous send-off. But Dawn also had a ton of stories left in her, and the Marvel Universe would be a better place for bringing her back.