AT4W: The Culling, Part 1: Teen Titans Annual #1

Not many stories manage to fail so spectacularly in every department, but behold one of the finest examples of doing so. NOTE: This episode was recorded with a new microphone. Please be patient as the bugs are worked out.

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Atop the Fourth Wall is a show about bad comic books. Linkara finds the surreal and the stupid and breaks them down page by page. You'll know why they're idiotic and how they can be improved.


  1. As someone who hasn’t read much of The New 52, I can understand why people hate it. For example, I really don’t like The Joker wearing his own face like a mask, because it’s too graphic for my taste.

    6:26- I’ll just stick to Knowhere from Guardians of the Galaxy.
    14:27- The same goes for the Ravagers of said movie.

    9:24- Um, DC, Tron-like outfits only work if the characters are in a computer world.

    10:56- Yes I have, and it’s my favorite film of 2013.

    12:58- I can accept if this comic takes place in either Hell or Apokolips, but since it’s not, …yeah, this is a stupid setting for a crossover like this.

    23:23- At least The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took breaks away from the fighting to give the audience character development.

    25:56- I’m really not liking this bitch of a character.

    27:14- If there’s one thing I like about most modern comics is less narration and letting the story flow like storyboards to a movie.

    36:09- …In the words of Spoony, “BUUUUULLLLLLLLLL SSSSSSSSSSHIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!” Seriously, DC, what the hell are you thinking!?

  2. This book was an artistic turn-off right from issue #1, and I can actually live with the colors (not that I think they’re GOOD, obviously, but if the writing was good I could live with it). But this? The characters have such similar faces, and again, they’re so 90s it hurts. I simply do not understand how this book has sold for so long with virtually no change; even Red Hood and the Outlaws got a writer change by now!

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