22: When Glass Houses Shatter

Join FKAjason, Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary, and The Fire and Water Network’s Irredeemable Shag as they review and discuss Booster Gold (vol 1) #11 and Captain Atom (DC  vol 1) #11. Shag was asked to guest on this episode because he is an expert in the 1987 DC crossover/mini-series event Millennium. Also, Firestorm, the Nuclear Man is in this issue of Captain Atom.

“When Glass Houses Shatter” from Booster Gold #11 was by Dan Jurgens Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, John Costanza, Barbara Randall, and Gerry Conway. Booster’s battle with the 1,000 continues as they enlist the aid of Blue Devil baddie Shockwave.

“A Matter of Choice” from Captain Atom #11 was by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Nansi Hoolahan, Duncan Andrews, Dennis O’Neil, and Jerry Bingham. Captain Atom is sent into the swamp to take down Manhunter pawn Firestorm.

Guest Stars: Shockwave, Firestorm, Dr. Shocker, the Director

Silver Watch: The month Captain Atom #11 came out, Cap also apeared in Action Comics #596Blue Beetle #20Justice League International #9Millennium #1Millennium #3, Millennium #4, Secret Origins #22, Suicide Squad #9, and Teen Titans Spotlight #18.

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Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Stuck With You – Huey Lewis and the News
A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
Welcome Back – John Sebastian
Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
Glass House – Ani DiFranco

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  1. This episode was great fun. Who was that shouty bloke who kept interrupting?

    I have problems with Millennium but I don’t dispute that it belongs in my events shelf and short box. While most of it is simplistic and boring, the 4 best elements are the sub-quadrilogy set in the swamp: Detective Comics 582, Suicide Squad 9, Captain Atom 11 and Spectre 10. There was some sort of fancy feat of editing to make these 4 titles coherently contribute to advance the Millennium plot forward, as well as including significant developments for Firestorm and the Squad.

    Thanks for the show guys!

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    When Millennium came out, I was hip-deep in Green Lantern Corps so the mini felt like it was a continuation of what was going on in that title. Which I guess it really was. I didn’t like the cartooniness of Staton’s art but loved the convergence of all the heroes. It probably wasn’t until about ten years later that I looked at it again and thoroughly disliked almost every aspect of it. Now I just see it as an unfortunate footnote in DC’s history.

    But there have been crossover events I liked even less. No offense to Frank, but Bloodlines is at the top of that list.


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