Because Comics Ep. 17 - Retired Heroes, Namesakes, and Christmas Buttleggers

Happy Holidays from Because Comics! In this festive episode, Jay and Mike suggest comics that make good gifts, specifically "Old Man Logan" and "Superman: Secret Identity," and then discuss "Brave and the Bold" #148, where Batman and Plastic Man team up to save Christmas (XMas?) from the evils of cigarette smuggling! And for today's game segment, we play "Super-Mundane," and ask who would be the best - and worst - Secret Santa? 

Pull List: 
Jay: "Old Man Logan" (Marvel), written by Mark Millar, art by Steve McNiven. 
Mike: "Superman: Secret Identity" (DC), written by Kurt Busiek, art by Stuart Immonen. 

Main Segment: 
"Brave and the Bold" #148 - "The Night the Mob Stole XMas!" written by Bob Haney, art by Joe Staton & Jim Aparo. 

Game: "Super-Mundane - Secret Santa?"

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SPOILERS BELOW IF YOU HAVEN'T LISTENED TO THE EPISODE
This episode has shown that:

  • A name like the "Whirly-Bat" strikes fear into the very heart of criminality: 
  • Batman makes the best Christmas ornament:
  • This guy does NOT!: