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We go to the Loeb/Sale well again this week with our look at SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, the classic coming of age story about a Kansas farmboy getting away from his small town roots. Also his small town friends, who we determine to be kind of annoying.

Join us as we talk about this four-issue classic in minute detail, about Superman in exceeding generality, and about the dreadful cultural stereotypes of the Claremont X-Men.

The Stack: we're what's wrong with truth, justice and the American way.

Direct download: superman_for_all_seasons_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_2.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we're back.

And we brought Galaxy Quest with us!

We aso, uhm, talk a lot about Star Trek. But that's cool, right? I mean... you know... the link is there, right?

By Grapthar's Hammer, The Stack has returned.

Direct download: galaxy_quest_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_1.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 6:00am EST

The first season of The Stack comes to a close with a wide-open discussion of DC's latest publishing initiative/reboot/what the heck ever, The New 52. We cover the dizzying highs, the despairing lows, and the exceptionally broad middle of DC's onslaught of new books.

Join us for the genius of Scott Snyder, the villainy of Rob Liefeld, and what must surely be the only podcast content ever specifically about Captain Atom, all in the biggest slam-bang podcast season finale ever.

The Stack - see you on the other side,

Direct download: the_new_52_-_the_stack_-_episode_22.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Hurricaney stuff is going to cut short the witty banter this week, but suffice it to say: Batman. Holiday. Jeph Loeb. Tim Sale. One of the all-time great Batman stories ever. If you haven't read this one, get on it this second.

It's our official Halloween episode. Believe in the Stack!

Direct download: the_long_halloween_-_the_stack_-_episode_21.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:00am EST

This week we look at the original highbrow horror movie, The Exorcist. At least it starts out highbrow, but then some things happen with a crucifix and... yeah.

All the same, join us as we talk about the place in history of one of the all-time greats of the genre, whether it is actually THE all-time great, and the fighting prowess of various priestly orders.

The power of The Stack compels you!

Direct download: the_exorcist_-_the_stack_-_episode_20.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Four writers! Eight artists! 6 storylines! 100 characters! 52 issues in one year! All this, AND Keith Giffen!

This pile of insanity is DC's first and best stab at weekly comics, the great, great 52. From writers Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison, co-plotter, breakdown artist and supreme wacko Keith Giffen, and a rotating team of artists, 52 came out of Infinite Crisis and tells the story of a year in the DC Universe that doesn't have the big three but has a ton of mind-blowing shit anyway.

Stacky-two!

(Admittedly the pun is a bit stretched this time...)

Direct download: 52_-_the_stack_-_episode_18.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:00am EST

The Stack returns from summer vacation to talk about what might be the single weirdest television show: David Lynch's short-lived but beloved Twin Peaks.

Join us for pie and coffee - literally, we eat pie and drink coffee during the show - as we try to decipher the bizarre symbolism, even more bizarre plots, and even still more bizarre characters that populate what is surely the strangest town in Washington history.

The owls are not what they seem, but The Stack is.

Direct download: twin_peaks_-_the_stack_-_episode_17.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

We here at the Stack have come up with an internet first: widescreen radio! Indeed, we basically had to when you consider that this episode is about the original widescreen comic, THE AUTHORITY.

We take a decompressed dive into Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch's fin de siecle blockbuster and try to figure out what makes it tick, what went wrong (and right) after the original team left, and still have time to wonder why comics haven't tried Hollywood-style remakes yet.

This is The Stack, and we are watching you.

Direct download: the_authority_-_the_stack_-_episode_16.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Do we really need to explain this one?

Direct download: star_wars_-_the_stack_-_episode_15.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:00am EST

After our brief unintentional hiatus, we are back with our show on George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones. We have a hell of a time pulling apart the books and the HBO series, talking about our favorite bits from the books, and repeatedly noting that the Stark family tree doesn't exactly produce many prodigies.

We also take this week's Awful Time for a (not so) short discussion on the recent release of The Dark Knight Rises. Cause, you know, that's a thing.

Winter is coming, and so is The Stack.

Direct download: game_of_thrones_-_the_stack_-_episode_14.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:00am EST