This week, we welcome back the Alec Baldwin to our SNL, outgoing Superman writer Chris Roberson, for his fifth appearance on War Rocket Ajax! Chris sits down with us for an in-depth discussion of his Superman #714, the last appearance of pre-reboot Supes, why the issue with Sharif never hit the stands, how his run ties in to All-Star Superman and DC One Million, Superman’s favorite movie, what Stan Lee’s really like, his upcoming Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes crossover, and much more! Plus, we welcome another member of the Hundo Club, Derek Lancaster, who may just be attempting to become one Mr. Chris Sims.
- Chris Roberson is on Twitter here and be sure to check out his website.
- Watch this Sprint ad closely to catch a glimpse of Starborn, the comic Chris writes for Stan Lee’s imprint at BOOM! Studios. It pops up around the 0:23 mark.
- Here’s a good look at the original S-shield design Morrison and Quitely were going to use in All-Star Superman.
- We’ve mentioned it before, but the Grant Morrison documentary, Talking With Gods, is on Hulu.
- Some industrious soul has posted Chris R.’s favorite episode of the ’90s Superman animated series on YouTube. Chris S. and Matt’s favorite isn’t all up there, but here’s the big scene.
- Jedward? Proms? The Queen? These are the things about the UK we just don’t get.
- Derek’s checks and recs: Nintendo 3DS, Cheers
- Chris’ checks and recs: Birthday (part deux), Assassin’s Creed II
- Matt’s checks and recs: Copernicus Jones comic starting Sept. 1, Supergods
- Music used: Jimmie Cross, “Super-Duper Man” (thanks to listener Baxter Pancake for the suggestion)
Comics Talked About:
- Journey Into Mystery #626
- Daredevil #2
- X-Men: Schism #3
Shameless Self Promotion:
- The @FakeAPStylebook book, Write More Good, is still available to buy right here!
- Check out Sims at The ISB, Comics Alliance, his webcomic Awesome Hospital, as well as the complete Solomon Stone at ActionAgeComics.
- Check out Matt’s Fake e-Etiquette Twitter feed, his Tumblr and the ISS.
- Check out all Euge’s music at AdamWarRock.com.
- Check out Max Huffman on Twitter, or at his site.
- Check out Rusty Shackles on Twitter, or at his site.
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