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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

My Pull List Chores

My Pull List Chores

Check out the cover to Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #3 out right now. It's set in the future however...do you notice the street signs? S'fresh.

Francis Manapul...saw him not to long ago at Silver Snail.

Filipino as well (represent yo! Actually lost in all the hype and mainstream articles on comics is the incredible amount of diversity of significant creators from women to visible minorities. Francis is the artist for the recent Flash rebirth). Anyways he's been sneaking in various Toronto references into The Flash but this one was the most blatant and most bold.

I don’t have any fully formed thoughts on the DC reboot…yet. I have a stack of comics, like really...over 50 comics I need to plow through this weekend. Plus a wedding and a wake and my sister is moving out. Oh boy.

In the stack is the new Jim Lee Justice League. Right now my arms are crossed. Reaction at FanExpo was all over the place.

I am wrapping up DC's mega crossover Flashpoint which had that stunning Batman 3 issue mini tie in: Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #1–3, written by Brian Azzarello and drawn by Eduardo Risso. My goodness man.

That's easily in the Top 5 Batman stories of all time. Easily up there with Hush, A Death in the Family, No Man's Land, Year One, O'Neil's 1970s Batman run, B &W Volume 1 and 2...I know that's more than 5.

(A Death in the Family holds up...some of it is dated but it's alright. It was Tim Drake that really convinced me Bats needs a Robin.

I never liked Jason Todd and I was glad he ate it. Hard. He is alive of course and a great Batman bad guy. Couple years back he smoked Tim Drake, took out Tim like nobody's business.)

In recent issues of Detective Comics Commish Gordon's failures have surfaced yet again when it was revealed his son is a serial killer. A sinister byproduct of bad parenting and of course Gotham City. The same city that paralyzed his daughter. Batman didn't even appear in the final issue. It was long overdue to explore Gordon's horrid connections to Gotham. This ugly city has exacted so much pain from Gordon's life, like that old BB King album: The Cost of Being The Boss. Gordon is just as tied to Gotham (and actually the Joker) as Bats.

It's tragic and yet hauntingly beautiful. Detective Comics in the 870s...878 I think. Scott Snyder and Jock…solid dynamic duo.

Marvel's X-Men is also going to die...it's the end of an era. Uncanny X-Men is the last ongoing series from like the beginning of comics that has never been rebooted or renumbered (all of Marvel's main books from Fantastic Four, to Amazing Spider-Man to Captain America etc. have all been rebooted over the last few years. And DC just killed everything.

So that, until recently left only Uncanny X-Men which will be close up shop in 2 or 3 issues. Sigh.

By the way how much money do you have? I want to buy 100 Bullets and adapt it for an HBO show. (I'm sure the rights have been sold but just in case...)

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Ben Affleck Is Not Batman

During The Nooner

During The Nooner