Deconstructing Comics #591: “Promethea”: A mind-bending, life-changing comic

While Alan Moore and J.H. Williams’ Promethea, published from 1999 to 2005, is not one of Moore’s most remembered works, it’s not because the author wasn’t at the top of his game. Kumar and Emmet find it to be entrancing, even if you don’t buy into the various magical and spiritual elements that Moore built into it.

Also, inevitably, the incorporation of Promethea and other Moore creations into the DC Universe comes up; is it really just a business decision, or is the publisher singling out Moore’s work out of spite?

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Comic Book Central – Episode #84: Zachary Levi

Super spy, Asgardian warrior and nerd entrepreneur/philanthropist! Actor Zachary Levi stops by the Lair to talk about his roles in Chuck, Thor: The Dark World, the upcoming Heroes Reborn...and as the ambassador of our crazy cool culture with the Nerd Machine! http://traffic.libsyn.com/comicbookcentral/CBC_Ep_84_Zachary_Levi.mp3 http://comicbookcentral.net #ShareTheLair "Like" Comic Book Central on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comicbookcentralnetwork Subscribe to Comic Book Central in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/comic-book-central-podcast/id737621226?mt=2 Follow Comic Book Central on Twitter: https://twitter.com/comicbookctrl email: joe@comicbookcentral.net

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 45

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review Stormwatch #18, Ravagers #10, and Team 7 #6, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 44

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review Stormwatch #17, Ravagers #9, and Team 7 #5, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 41.5: Interview with Dave Beaty

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Welcome to a special episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy give an interview with the current inker on Grifter, Dave Beaty. We chat with about the rise and fall of this Wildstorm character in the new DCU 52.

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 41

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review Stormwatch #14, Grifter #14, Ravagers #6, and Team 7 #2, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 40.5 Interview with Will Conrad

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Welcome to a special episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy cover Wizard World Austin and give an interview to the current artist on Stormwatch, Will Conrad. Also friend of the show and co-host of the Only the Valiant Podcast, Chiclo stops by for a chat with Joe about the introduction of Wildstorm into the new DCU 52.

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 40

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review Stormwatch #13, Grifter #13, Team 7 #1, and Ravagers #5, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 39

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review Superman Annual #1, Stormwatch #0, Grifter #0, and Voodoo #0, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52. We decided not to review Ravagers #0 this month because it basically just covered the origin of Beast Boy and Terra and had no Wildstorm character appearances.

00:00:35 – Ben welcomes everyone to episode #39 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free and usually get posted within a day of print release.

00:01:46 – Ben gives plenty of Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU approaching the last big con of 2012, NYCC.

We all know that Jim Lee is off Justice League, so we’re hoping and praying that a Wildcats title will be his next stop but we’ll see. It’s also rumored Jim Lee may be doing a new Superman title. Ivan Reis is taking over Justice League in December and the announcement had this to say about Jim Lee: “And for you Jim Lee fans out there, don’t worry. We’ve got some major news coming soon. While that’s all we can tease for now, New York Comic Con is only one month away …” Which of course, the con is a lot closer now since this statement was first released and other than a few variant covers, Jim Lee is noticeably absent from the December solicitations.

Speaking of December, Grifter #15 has him facing the Suicide Squad (he’s specifically fighting Deadshot on the cover) and mentions ties to Team 7, Stormwatch #15 apparently has the team turning Midnighter because of the Shadow Lords manipulations, Team 7 #3 has Deathstroke turning against the team thanks to the first New 52 appearance of the villain Eclipso, and Ravagers #7 has the return of Rose Wilson and Warblade. Also, Superboy and the Ravagers guest star in Legion Lost #15 and Demon Knights #15 mentions a connection to Stormwatch.
Stormwatch Vol. 2 HC has been pushed back to May 2013 and the Voodoo Vol. 1: What Lies Beneath trade came out Sept. 26th.

The Wildstorm Addiction Podcast is now officially part of the Image Addiction Network. Chris Partin and Michael Smith from Image Addiction are the reason we have a podcast and unfortunately we all split after the Comic Addiction site went down. It’s good to be back amongst our original podcast family!

00:05:31 – Joe starts it off with the review of Superman Annual #1. Released on 8/29, written by Scott Lobdell & Fabian Nicieza with art by Pascal Alixe, Marco Rudy, Tom Raney, Elizabeth Torque, and Mico Suayan with cover by Kenneth Rocafort.

00:19:06 – Ben reviews the history of the new DCU with Stormwatch #0. Released on 9/05, written by Peter Milligan with art by Will Conrad and cover by Tyler Kirkham.

00:33:47 – Joe reviews Grifter #0. Released on 9/12, written by Rob Liefeld and Frank Tieri, with art by Scott Clark and cover by Rob Liefeld.

00:46:48 – Ben tried to review the first issue of the title starting with the third wave of the new DCU52, Team 7 #0, but failed miserably and thank goodness Joe took over. I didn’t get a chance to re-read this issue before the review, but I have a great excuse! Released on 9/12, written by Justin Jordan with art by Jesus Merino and cover by Ken Lashley.

The arms dealer Kurt and Dinah go after at the beginning of issue mentions the “Gen-Factor”

01:03:00 – Joe gives his final review of Voodoo as we give this title it’s swan song on issue #0. Released on on 9/26, written by Josh Williamson with art and cover by Sami Basri.

01:15:45 – Ben gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #0′s that have released last month.

9/12 Deathstroke #0 – appearance by Grifter, how is he hold up those other guys?!?!
9/12 Superboy #0 – Fairchild appearance
9/12 Suicide Squad #0 – Team 7 mentioned several times
9/26 The Savage Hawkman #0 – Mention of a Daemonite war on Thangar (not shown)
01:17:52 – Joe continues by giving a run-down on the upcoming books and character appearances in the new DCU relaunch. Remember, all these books are available digitally the same day as the print release at the DC section of www.comixology.com

For the week of 10/03

  • STORMWATCH #13 Midnighter and Apollo go AWOL from Stormwatch! The debut of The Demon in the modernday New 52! Will he be the team’s most unpredictable new member? What is the centuries-spanning connection between STORMWATCH and DEMON KNIGHTS?
  • For the week of 10/10
  • GRIFTER #13 How long until he meets up with Voodoo?
  • RAVAGERS #5 Caitlin and Superboy reunited – and that’s not a good thing for Ridge! Beast Boy’s powers become dangerous as he feels the effects of “Rotworld: The Red Kingdom,” from ANIMAL MAN!
  • DEATHSTROKE #13 Deathstroke and Zealot learn the terrible fate of the planet Kheran and brace for the long-lasting repercussions it will have on the DC Universe.
  • TEAM 7 #1 Learn how the secret wars of the New 52 were fought by TEAM 7! Early adventures of Deathstroke, Black Canary, Grifter, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor and others! This issue: Battlefield Gamorra!
  • For the week of 10/24
  • I, Vampire #13 More Stormwatch?
  • THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #13 More Pike?

01:19:52 – Ben gives a shout out to Chris Striker, of the TheAuthority.ws and Stormwatch.ws websites. Remember to visit The Higher Authority’s message boards Clark’s Bar to continue the Wildstorm integration discussions among long time Wildstorm fans at theauthority.ws. Be sure to check out our friends of the show, the Image Addiction podcast as they cover new releases from Image Comics and the Only the Valiant podcast as they cover the re-launching of Valiant Comics which current titles include X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and coming in November a new Shadowman title.

01:21:13 – Ben continues with the contact details as shown below.

The opening music is “Universal Domain” by Dreamline which can be found at http://www.musicalley.com.

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Comic Book Pitt #100 – The Century Mark!

This is it! This is the big one! 100 episodes of Comic Book Pitt! It’s hard to believe we’ve come this far, but we’re excited to see where the next hundred episodes take us.

In this milestone episode, we hear about Duke’s excursion to WizardWorld Ohio (formerly known as Mid-Ohio Con), we answer some listener questions and talk about a lot of comics.

As always, Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music at NikFurious.com.

 

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Deconstructing Comics #203: Chris Bachalo clears things up

FLASHBACK! Chris Bachlo’s art has long had a compelling style to it, and yet it was sometimes very difficult to decipher just what was happening on some of his pages. This was perhaps particularly pronounced in his work on Steam Punk with Joe Kelly, back at the turn of the millennium. But his recent work on such Marvel titles as Amazing Spider-Man and New Avengers has been completely clear and easy to understand. What did he change to clear things up? And, by the way — will Steam Punk ever be completed?! (Originally published October 26, 2009)

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F BombCast 101: Diaries of Wimpy Podcasters

Episode 101

The prequel to the month of horror. When we found out that a fellow f bomber, Kevin, had a weird quirk that could only be explained by extreme OCD, the rest of the f bomb crew did what we do best, Exploit the Fuck out of it. Kevin can only watch horror movies in october so now that is being done by everyone that is cool. The rules are laid out, and the judge is named, let the images began. After an extensive discussion of what is to come over the next month, Child’s Play and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are discussed. We learn what the boys would look like as Tranny superheroes and how tasty that first glass of adult juice was for them. Wildstorm is morned and Black Panther is laughed at. Regular comics discussed are Supergirl 55, Usagi Yojimbo 1, Goon 1, Hellblazer 269-270 (and tj’s new blog constantinesattitude.wordpress.com), Namor: First Mutant, X-23, Guarding the Globe, Superman: our World at War, Justice League, and Batgirl. Of course you get some Dr. Who and Star Trek References, why do you even ask. Enjoy this extra sized helping of geeky goodness.

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Wildstorm Addiction – Episode 3

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction. Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz and Benjamin Murphy talk about Wildstorm releases for the week of 4/28 to 5/5.
00:00:35 – Ben and Joe welcome you to Episode #3 w/reviews of The Authority TLY #8, The Authority #22, Garrison #1, Sparta #3, and Wildcats #22.
00:00:58 – Joe gives another thanks for our supporters that are listening and gives a spoiler alert announcement.
00:02:06 – Ben reviews Wildcats #22 written by Adam Beechen; art by Tim Seeley; cover by Walt Simonson (Authority #21 other half of cover)
00:11:30 – Joe reviews The Authority The Lost Year #8 story by Grant Morrison, Keith Giffen, and J.M. DeMatteis; art by David Williams; cover by Gene Ha.
00:20:39 – Ben reviews Garrison #1 (of 6), written by Jeff Mariottte, art and cover art by Francesco Francavilla.
00:28:39 – Joe reviews The Authority #22 story by Tom Taylor; art by Mike Miller; cover art by Pete Woods (Wildcats #23 other half of cover).
00:38:00 – Joe is dumb enough to let Ben give his thoughts on The Authority #22. What did he rate it?!?!
00:42:48 – Ben reviews Sparta #3 (of 6), written by David Lapham; art by Johnny Timmons.
00:50:39 – Joe mentions the release of Victorian Undead #6 (of 6) and  Astro City: The Dark Age-Book 4 ##4 (of 4). Is that enough 4’s for ya?
00:51:30 – Ben reminds listeners to visit our sponsors at Discount Comic Book Service @ www.dcbservice.com/ for the latest issues or if you’re looking for trades, Instock trades @ www.instocktrades.com or you can go to the banner at Comic Addiction at http://www.instocktrades.com.
00:52:07 – Joe give out our contact info and also plugs the Gen 13 Club on deviantART which is currently running a Dv8 contest with a Rebekah Isaacs sketch for the winner.
00:53:57 – (AFTER Exit Music) Bloopers and a “deleted scene”
Enjoy!
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Email us at wildstormaddiction@gmail.com.

Burnt Weiners Episode 023 DV8 Gods and Monsters #1

Sorry for the late episode (sickeness, yadda yadda), but it just means you get another one sooner! Weed and John take a look at DV8 and have a ton of fun checking it out, then talk about some of the comics they checked out that they picked up at C2E2.

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