Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. And if there’s anything that fanboys love, it’s debating what book is better than another book or which character is “cooler.”
Enter Countdown, a monthly episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein.
In this edition, the boys count down the worst changes enacted to existing characters in the Marvel and DC universes. These are the (usually) editorially mandated “bold new directions” that fundamentally damaged their characters and left nerds like Greg and Nick shaking their fists in rage.
Buckle up, there’s some confusion ahead.