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Doctor DC Podcast

Jan 23, 2019

In this week's issue we take a 101 approach, where we asked for questions about getting into comics. What to read? Where to go? Where to start?

Did we mention that this episode is miraculously clean / safe for work?

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Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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News and Notes

(1:04) New Shazam Footage

(3:22) DC Goes Primal with New Target Exclusive

(8:00) George Perez Retires

(10:15) DC Hires Rick Leonardi for Batman Beyond

(11:47) The Batman Film is Getting a Second Villain

(17:27) DC Going With a Less Shared Universe


Dashell, Turn on the Podcast

(23:04) What stories would be suggested to get a good baseline for the Trinity?

(37:00) What's the best place to start for an introduction in to the Batman universe?

(40:52) What's a good way to find or read older books?

(47:10) Is there a good resource for checking out a creator's works?

(49:59) New 52 Suicide Squad vs Rebirth Suicide Squad.

(53:21) Is a chunk of the audience seeking out a DC Comics podcast to help get in to comics?

(1:02:22) What is canon?  Who decides what stories count?

(1:11:23) What are the best female superhero titles?

(1:15:46) What stories are the movies based on?

(1:21:20) How to decide what to read?

(1:28:55) What is the world our heroes live in?  What is the current continuity’s landscape?

(1:34:07) Games based on the DCU.


Dial Doc

(1:44:31) King Pig

(1:45:40) Ink Spot


Characters, Places, Things

Batgirl (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Batman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Batwoman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Birds of Prey (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Black Canary (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Starfire (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Supergirl (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Superman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Wonder Woman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Zatanna (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading

Action Comics 1000

Aquaman: Throne of Atlantis

Batman Vol 2 (DC New 52)

Batman: Eternal

Batman: Knightfall

Batman: No Man’s Land

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: Under the Hood

Batman: Year One

Black Canary Vol 1: New Wings

Black Canary Vol 4

Detective Comics Vol 2 027

Gotham City Sirens Vol 1

H-E-R-O Vol 1

Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits

JLA: Crisis of Conscience

Justice League Dark Vol 1 (DC New 52)

Justice League: Origin

Man of Steel Vol 1

Starfire Vol 2

Suicide Squad Vol 1 (Ostrander Run)

Suicide Squad Vol 4 (DC New 52)

Suicide Squad Vol 5 (Rebirth)

Superman: Birthright

Superman: For All Seasons

Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow

Wonder Woman Golden Age Omnibus Vol 1

Wonder Woman Vol 4 (DC New 52)

Wonder Woman Vol 5 (Rebirth)

Wonder Woman: Odyssey


Recommended Viewing

Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: TAS “Heart of Ice”

Batman Beyond


Recommended Gaming

Arkham Games

DC Universe Online

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe

Super Powers Skyscraper Caper



Comic Shop Locator

DC Comics Talent

DC Comics Wiki

Find A Comic Shop


Primal Age Funko Pop Toyline





George Perez

Rick Leonardi