Off Panel #27: It’s the End of the Year as We Know It with Brandon Burpee

The former SKTCHD Out co-host joins for a year in review episode

David’s former SKTCHD Out and 4 Color News & Brews co-host Brandon Burpee joins Off Panel this week to go proper fanboy and discuss the year in comics from their perspectives. While they kick things off with a very brief discussion about their thoughts on the X-Men Apocalypse trailer and how they’re feeling right before Star Wars: The Force Awakens drops, the pair talks about where comics are in 2015, what Marvel and DC got right and wrong this year, how rising prices are impacting them, what they’d change in comics, what the biggest “HELL YES!” moment was in 2015, who their Most Valuable Creators were, what’s been overhyped and underhyped, how their own reading habits have changed, and then they close with a discussion about their ten favorite comics of the year. It’s a longer than usual episode, but for those listeners who’ve been wanting things to get a little bit more into the fan side of things on occasion, this is for you.

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Header art from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).