Welcome to the first official episode of Bleeding Cool’s Comics Chatter! This is the show where I, Comic Reviews Editor Josh Davison, chat the week’s releases with my co-hosts.
This week I am joined by Eliot, our comments moderator and sometimes comic reviewer on BC. We will be talking about Marvel’s Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300, Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 and Terrifics #1 from DC, Rough Riders: Ride or Die #1 from AfterShock, and Abbott #2 from Boom! Studios.
Eliot doesn’t currently have access to the Big Two titles, so he’s only been able to look at preview pages and discussion from around the web. However, I can’t just chat nonsense at the camera on my own with no one to keep me on track. As such, Eliot is gratefully here to keep me on track and to serve as a semi-informed correspondent off which to bounce my terrible ideas and opinions.
Jeremy Konrad will also be a regular on here, but he wasn’t able to join us due to the winter storm tearing through the northeastern United States.
This time around, we talk about Rough Riders: Ride or Die from AfterShock comics. This comic brings a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-esque tale of Teddy Roosevelt and a band of turn-of-the-century heroes like Thomas Edison, Annie Oakley, and Harry Houdini fighting supernatural threats on behalf of the free world.
This is one that Eliot could get his hands, so we could have a back and forth about this comic. We also learn that Eliot didn’t know about Teddy Roosevelt’s real Rough Riders, which does make sense considering it’s one of those American history touchstones that isn’t necessary to understanding how this country works.
Anyway, he and I agreed that this was a solid and straightforward read. Watch how we came to this conclusion.