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April 7, 2009

FBBP #96 – Comics about Teenagers

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 1:42 pm

Teen Titans! Runaways! Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane! At least one of these books is readable these days! Find out which one, this week on the podcast!

The show kicks off with an Evening at the Improv, followed by a brief discussion of Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart’s Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye (Yay, It’s [Finally] Being Published!) before casting a wary eye on Teen Titans, its treatment of Static, its lack of heroics, and its Sensational Character Find of 2009, The Face.

The bulk of this week’s show examines two recent Terry Moore efforts at Marvel, Runaways: Dead Wrong and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane: Sophomore Jinx. Can Moore live up to the pedigree of these titles, or for that matter his own bibliography? Listen and find out!


  1. Haha, I so wanted to call The Face the SCF of 2009 when he came up in BSS. The thing is, there aren’t any handholds to help grasp how laughably bad he is. He’s SO BAD, in every way, I didn’t know where to start.

    Comment by HitTheTargets — April 7, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  2. God DAMNIT, I’m gonna have to start fast-forwarding through any segment involving the new stories with Static if they’re like this. Every time I hear more details it still manages to shit on him even further.

    Comment by Syrg — April 8, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

  3. I had high hopes for Moore’s Runaways and Mary Jane, and he didn’t hit it out of the park with either. His Runaways run was very bland, and the tone never seemed to settle. On the other hand, his Mary Jane run has been pretty enjoyable, though I wonder if we’ve hit the point of diminishing returns with Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.

    Judging by his DC work, it’s also hard to believe that McKeever wrote The Waiting Place and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.

    Comment by Kim W. — April 9, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  4. Hey, is Sean McKeever related to Ted McKeever? (this guy:

    Comment by Lugh — May 1, 2009 @ 10:33 am

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