Fourcast! 28: Squadron Supreme Power

January 11th, 2010 by | Tags: , , ,

John provides a brief intro
-Theme music: 6th Sense’s 4a.m. Instrumental
-Gavin gave Esther Mark Gruenwald’s Squadron Supreme for Christmas. She gave him a scathing review in exchange.
-We talk about Squadron Supreme, its place in history, and a few things Esther liked about it.
-David didn’t like Supreme Power much at all, seems like.

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2 comments to “Fourcast! 28: Squadron Supreme Power”

  1. I have a lot of time for Squadron Supreme. I picked up the trade when it first came out (I think it was 1997, maybe 98) on the strength of the same Watchmen/Kingdom Come comparisons it trumpets about on the back. Needless to say I was dissapointed, since it was very obviously an early 80s superhero comics. Sure it was well-crafted as those things go, but it wasn’t a game-changer like Watchmen.

    Still it’s those qualities that endear it to me these days. Something *happened* in every issue, Gruenwald managed to advance the plot whilst providing an action sequence and the necessary exposition to hook a new reader. It’s something of a lost craft as comics have become more obviously inward looking, each issue being paced for the trade rather than the kid at the newsstand.

  2. @Paul Wilson: Huh. Interesting point. It is well structured for a monthly. Honestly, though, I like it more than Watchmen.