Keeping in the grand tradition of having bad ass cartoonists on this podcast, we’re proud to welcome Ulises Fariñas to the show! On this episode, find out that babies hate when Green Lanterns commit genocide!
Fariñas has been focusing on writing more often recently, working on the new Judge Dredd ongoing with collaborator Erick Freitas while also putting out their Amazing Forest series through IDW.
You’ve probably seen Fariñas art in books like Gamma (also with Freitas), Catalyst Comix, and Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two. He’s also admired for his Star Wars children’s book Where’s the Wookie, done in the spirit of Where’s Waldo books.
For this week’s book club, Fariñas chose Cosmic Odyssey, a 1988 DC event comic from Jim Starlin, Mike Mignola, Carlos Garzon, Steve Oliff, and John Workman. Vibrant, kinetic, Kirby-inspired work from Mignola carries a decent par-for-the-course plot by Starlin, in which Batman and Friends team up with Darkseid and Foes for a—YOU GUESSED IT—cosmic odyssey.
Ulises on Cosmic Odyssey:
“I love when I read a comic with superheroes that actually seems to be reveling in the fact that these are bright, colorful characters that have no real justification for their existence beside the fun of seeing people in skintight circus outfits do amazing stunts. That is the crux … of why we like superhero. We love seeing musculature, and we love seeing them jumping over stuff and hitting each other. So when I saw this cover I was like, ‘Oh, this has all the right ingredients.’”
Music: “Money Makes The World Go Round” by Scarface, Daz, Devin the Dude, K.B.