Imagine a weekend full of Zombies, Steampunk, Klingons and Peter David… You have just imagined Congloeration 2011 (www.conglomeration.info)!
This week’s episode of Completely Comics is a recording of a live panel were we interviewed Peter David! Here is the short bio of Peter David from the Conglomeration website: Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them. Peter has written episodes of Babylon 5, created the Star Trek: New Frontier series of novels, and authored perhaps the definitive run on Marvel Comics’ The Incredible Hulk. Find out more about Peter David here www.peterdavid.net.
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1) Update from Troy and Will: Due to the special nature of today’s episode we only shared a quick update with the guys, Join us next week to catch up with the guys completely.
2) Comic Book News: Again with this being a super special episode, we only shared bullet points of the Comic Book News in the show. Here is a complete list of the news:
Comic Book News: Press Release from Tokyopop: For nearly 15 years, TOKYOPOP, led by Stu Levy, its founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, has pioneered the English-language manga movement and touched the hearts, minds and souls of enthusiasts worldwide. we are sad to inform our loyal community of manga fans, our passionate creators of manga content, our business and retail partners, and other stakeholders who have supported us through the years that as of May 31, 2011, TOKYOPOP is closing its Los Angeles-based North American publishing operations. TOKYOPOP film and television projects and European operations, including the German publishing program, will not be affected by the Los Angeles office closure. In addition, TOKYOPOP will continue its global rights sales via its office in Hamburg, Germany.
Fear Itself #1 and Fear Itself: Book of Skull #1 have sold out at diamond and will back on the shelves with 2nd printings in May.
The DC Comics Presents: Legion Of Superheroes: Legion Of The Damned 100 Page Spectacular #1 reprinting previously unreprinted Legion comics had been recalled by DC Comics after chapters had been printed in the incorrect order. Retailers were asked to destroy them, to be replaced by new correctly printed copies in a couple of weeks. Some, however, put theirs for sale on eBay below the $7.99 cover price for $6.99. Some even less. Then one managed to get $9.99 for it. Then $30. Right now all those lower priced copies have been mopped up. There are a bunch of Buy It Nows listings at around $30.
Media News: The Hollywood Reporter says that Michael Clarke Duncan is to voice green lantern corps trainer Kilowog in this summer’s Green Lantern film. Though the movie’s out in just more than two months — June 17 — it’s still in post-production. On March 30, Geoffrey Rush was announced as the voice of Tomar Re; footage of the character voiced by Rush was shown two days later at WonderCon in San Francisco.
Nestor Carbonell has been confirmed as continuing his role of Mayor of Gotham City in the Dark Knight Rises. Nestor Carbonell played Richard Alpert on Lost. (Make sure the listen to to this part of the podcast. I will forever laugh when I hear Nester Carbonell’s’s name.)
Ray Park (Darth Maul from Star Wars: The phantom menace) has announced that he will reprise his role of Snake Eyes for the GI Joe sequel, directed by Jon Chu.
3) Interview with Peter David (www.peterdavid.net)
During the interview we talk about Peter David’s writing schedule, his many awards, his work on Fallen Angel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_Angel_(comics)), the Spider-man: Edge of Time Video Game script, a (fictitious?) Cancer scare, and his upcoming work on Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Young Justice. Peter concludes this interview talking about his new publishing company, Crazy 8 Press (http://www.crazy8press.com)! We hope you enjoy this very special episode.
4) Now is the time for the weekly Muy Bueno: This week we did not include the Muy Bueno section of the show. However, so you know what to buy, Here are this week’s Muy Bueno and Honorable Mention.
Muy Bueno – BRIGHTEST DAY #24 Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI; Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO; Cover by DAVID FINCH; 1:10 Variant Covers by IVAN REIS – In the extra-sized issue #24, a new age for the DC Universe begins! A long shadow is cast across the world in a finale that will have everyone talking! Twelve heroes and villains were resurrected, but that doesn’t mean it will remain that way as the new champion of Earth is chosen!
Honorable Mention – ACTION COMICS #900 Written by PAUL CORNELL, RICHARD DONNER, DAVID GOYER, DAMON LINDELOF and more; Art by PETE WOODS, JESUS MERINO and more; Cover by DAVID FINCH; 1:5 Variant cover A by ADAM HUGHES; 1:5 Variant cover B by ALEX ROSS – Superman returns to ACTION COMICS just in time for the title’s historic 900th issue, which clocks in at 100 pages! Everything Paul Cornell and Pete Woods have been building to over the last year culminates here in the ultimate Superman vs. Lex Luthor battle! But that’s not all – this story will lay the grounds for an insanely epic story coming out this summer in the pages of ACTION! Plus, an incredible roster of guest talent help us celebrate this landmark issue, including the screenwriter of The Dark Knight, David Goyer; famed Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner; the co-creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof; and the creative team behind the hit DC UNIVERSE ONLINE game!
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