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Aug 28, 2019

The world of animal friends in superhero comics is far from being limited to Krypto the Super Dog. It ranges from smelly feral cats to flying goats, to crazy feral dragon bat monsters that defy description. On this episode of the Fantom Zone, we talk Super hero pets. We discuss the many ways in which the pets of...


Aug 21, 2019

What with all the preternatural powers, logic-defying physical feats, and uncanny abilities, it often feels like comics are exclusively about the amazing things superheroes can do. But sometimes superhero stories are about what a hero can’t do, and the heroism doesn’t start until they work to overcome these...


Aug 14, 2019

Some people are fans of the Dark Knight Trilogy, while others insist Tim Burton's take on the Caped Crusader is best, but every real BatFan agrees, you don't get closer to perfection than Batman the Animated Series. Never before has Batman been more compelling translated off the panel than by Bruce Tim and Paul Dini's...


Aug 7, 2019

From Superman to Silver Surfer, some of our favorite super-powered heroes originate from beyond the stars, but every ray of light has its shadow. As often as interstellar visitors to Earth are here to help, they’re as often here to enslave us, infects us, and just plain wipe us Terrans out entirely. On this episode of...