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Episode Twelve – Ghost Rider: The Last Stand

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 Tyler Marifke pours one out for Johnny Blaze, as we discuss Jason Aaron, Tan Eng Huat, Roland Boschi, José Villarrubia, and Dan Brown’s Ghost Rider: The Last Stand.

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Episode Eleven – X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

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 Bryce Manning gets real with us, as we discuss Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson’s X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills.

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“A Compelling Look at the Honesty, Earnestness, and Commitment That Goes Into Making a Marriage Work” – Amazing Spider-Man 50 Review

Reviews

Over at Multiversity Comics, I reviewed a Spider-Man comic that means much more to me now that I’ve been married nearly five years. Click on through for a look at a classic issue from J. Michael Straczynski’s The Amazing Spider-Man run, as well as some ruminations on what goes into making a marriage work.

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Bring Back Dawn Greenwood

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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.