Continuing the three month non-series The 2016 Views Summer of Absolute Awesomeness! Every episode in June, July and August will be in some, way, shape, form or fashion remind me of reading comics in the summer! Big events! Books I read during the summer! Stuff that's just a lot of fun! That's what this non-series is all about!
The calendar says it's June so that means it's time for Views' annual anniversary episode! As usual The Irredeemable Shag (host of the Justice League International: Bwah-Ha-Ha Podcast and co-host of The Fire and Water Podcast) is with me and our topic this year is total team work, total tech...TOTAL JUSTICE! Twenty years ago Kenner Toys put out a line of action figures based on the DC heroes with the added hook of FRACTAL ARMOR! What is FRACTAL ARMOR? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out. You'll also hear Shag and I go through EACH AND EVERY FIGURE of the line as well as EACH AND EVERY FIGURE of the follow up JLA line.
But that's not all! Between each segment you'll get to hear all of the songs from the Total Justice: The Ultimate Weapon audio drama that came out as part of the merchandise associated with this line. Maybe audio drama isn't the best way to describe it. Maybe pseudo rock opera is a better description because this thing is your typical JLA vs Darkseid story mixed with a bunch of songs that were mostly nineties rock but there was some hip hop mixed in there as well. These songs are insane and because of that I have to share them with you.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! For one of the talky talk segments Shag and I are joined by Tom Panarese (host of Pop Culture Affidavit and In Country) and Stella (host of Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast and co-host on several of The Batman Universe shows) to talk specifically about the audio drama. Stella and Tom are an added bonus for this anniversary episode with no increase in the cover price of the show!
During the episode Shag mentioned he had 12 Aquaman figures from this line. Here's a picture of those figures which can also double as a snap shot into the mind of an addict.
I'd like to thank Shag, Stella and Tom for joining me on this episode and as usual for these anniversary shows I'd like to thank all of you for listening to Views. I have been extremely blessed with a very loyal audience that has stuck with me through multiple weeks and months with no episodes and I hope you've been enjoying 2016 because I've managed to get new episodes out on a regular basis. It means a lot that people want to hear me and my friends ramble on about funny books.
Next Time: Haven't decided yet but it is bound to be a lot of fun.