American Jesus and More

Published: Feb. 3, 2023, 8:36 p.m.


My guest this week is comedian Zivan Vasquez! How great are Paul Dini and Bruce Timm? Are Brett's kids into comics? Is it weird to give your kind an iPod full of your own music? What are some good horror comics? What word does Stephen King use a lot in his novels? What came true in science fiction and what didn't? Will we ever get a Batman Beyond movie? What are some of the tropes we get from Batman? What makes Alfred such a great character? Who are your favorite civilian characters in Marvel and DC? Who doesn't love Willy Lumpkin? What is American Jesus about? What is DC Black Label? Do you linger on the art when you read a comic?

Reading list:
The Dark Knight Returns

Jonathan Hickman's X-Men run (free with Comixology Unlimited)

Batman by James Tynion IV

Something is Killing the Children (free with Comixology Unlimited)

House of Slaughter (free with Comixology Unlimited)

Department of Truth

Nice House on the Lake (free with Comixology Unlimited)

The Walking Dead

Dan Slott's Fantastic Four

The Stars, My Destination (novel and graphic novel)

American Flagg!

Frank Miller's Ronin

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (novel and graphic novel)

Injustice: Gods Among Us

American Jesus


Aquaman Andromeda

Wonder Woman Dead Earth by Daniel Warren Johnson

The Black Monday Murders

The Silmarillion (not a comic book)

Decker/Lazarus novels

Mister Miracle by Tom King

Strange Adventures by Tom King

Watch list:
Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, especially J'onn J'onzz Christmas episode

Batman Beyond

Batman Ninja

Powerpuff Girls

Samurai Jack