Monthly Archives: February 2012

Episode 44: Completely Newsworthy!

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This week, as usual, we share personal and comic book news. But this week we review Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and prepare the way for X-Men vs. Avengers.

1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 44: Completely Newsworthy

2) Update with the guys

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Newspaper Coverage

3) Comic Book News

  • This summer, Marvel is releasing a three-issue limited series titled MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES, where the red-headed Russian goes to her homeland to stop an international crisis. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity of movies, this espionage thriller promises to give readers their first full view of how lethal Black Widow can be.  “This story takes place between ‘Iron Man 2’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,'” writer Fred Van Lente tells Marvel.com.  “Black Widow is running down some loose ends from ‘Iron Man 2,’ namely some bootleg Stark technology that Justin Hammer made. It’s her and Agent Coulson going into Russia, but you’ll also probably see Nick Fury and the other heroes as necessary.”

  • On April 1, Disney XD is launching Ultimate Spider-Man, an all-new animated series for fans of all ages. To get a first look at the series, Marvel is putting out ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE, a screen capture comic book adaptation of the first episode. The issue arrives in stores on March 28.
  • Marvel has been recently releasing teaser’s to their Spider-Man focused event “The Ends of The Earth” starting in Amazing Spider-Man #682.  The teasers have been featuring various members of The Sinister Six.

  • The Occupy Movement is coming to Archie Comics.  “Occupy Riverdale” will be written by Alex Segura, who also wrote the 4 part, “Archie meets Kiss”.
  • DC Comics announced that their current website will close, in preparation for a complete website overhaul.  It will include Facebook commenting and Twitter feeds.
  • Young Justice clip

4) Resource Review: Comic Vine Forums http://www.comicvine.com/forums/

5) Wiki of the Week: Hope Summers http://www.comicvine.com/hope-summers/29-49329/

6) Muy Buenos:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #6

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS; 1:25 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE. The Justice League is united at last against Darkseid! The awesome consequences of this high-stakes battle will resonate within the series for years to come! Geoff Johns and Jim Lee end their historic first arc with a bang!

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Episode 43: Completely The Business Side Of Comics!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 43: Completely The Business Side Of Comics!

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On this episode we dedicate the entire show to the legal battles taking place in the comic world.

The Week in review

Troy’s News: He’s sick and under the influence of Dayquil.

Will’s News: Will’s laptop is shot. Will loves Comic Book Men. It’s like Pawn Stars for Geeks! Learn more about Comic Book Men by clicking here. Will loves The Walking Dead. Learn more about The Walking Dead by clicking here.

A voicemail from long-time friend of the show, Daniel Frazier (co-creator of The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler) sets up this very special episode regarding current comic  legal battles.

The legal battles we discuss are:

Tony Moore’s and Robert Kirkman’s legal battle

Neil Gaiman’s and Todd McFarland’s legal battle

Jerry Seigel’s Family’s legal battle

Jack Kirby’s Family legal battle

Gray Friedrich’s legal battles with Marvel

Listen to hear summaries of the court cases, our opinions, and the implications for of the legal battles on all comic fans!

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Episode 42: Completely Some Assembly Required!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 42: Completely Some Assembly Required!

This week the Complete Comics gang share all the comic book news that is the news across the nation! (Kudos if you get the Hee Haw reference.)

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1) Welcome!

We extend a warm welcome to our new and returning listeners.

2) Update with the guys

  • Troy news
  1. Lost Re-watch (via Netflix)
  2. Facebook Campaign
  • Will news
  1. Tart Webcomic http://tartwebcomic.blogspot.com/p/tart-webcomic-issue-01.html
  2. Avengers vs X-Men

3) Comic Book News

  • News of the week from comics

ICv2 estimated value of the digital comics market in 2011 was $25 million, triple the 2010 figure, and predicts that digital will account for 10 percent of the entire comics market in 2012. Digital sales grew faster in the second half of the year, which ICv2 attributes to three factors: DC’s decision to release its New 52 comics digitally the same day as print, the industry-wide trend toward same-day print and digital releases, and the proliferation of different platforms on which to read digital comics.

SMALLVILLE Season 11.  Written by former Smallville show scribe Bryan Q. Miller, the new digital first series will be published digitally on April 13, 2012, with new digital chapters released weekly thereafter. Additionally, the online chapters will be offered in a print periodical, along with an episode guide to the hit television series, with the first print issue released on May 16. The new comic book series picks-up where the show left off.

May marks another first for the “New 52” era of DC Comics — oversized annuals for Batman, Teen Titans and Animal Man.

The Batman annual is co-written by series writer Scott Snyder with James Tynion IV.  the issue will feature the debut of classic villain Mr. Freeze in DC’s New 52 continuity, and fit into the building Court of Owls storyline.

The regular Teen Titans team of writer Scott Lobdel and artist Brett Booth are joined on that book’s annual by co-writer Tom DeFalco. The issue kicks off a crossover that continues in Superboy #9, Legion Lost #9 (written by DeFalco), Teen Titans #9 and The Ravagers #1. In a post on The Source, Lobdell reveals that the comic will feature the first glimpse of “the Colony,” and introduce much of The Ravagers cast.

The Animal Man annual is written by series writer Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Timothy Green II.  “In many ways this Annual is like a prequel to the crossover storyline that Scott Snyder and I have planned for Animal Man and Swamp Thing,” Lemire said in a post on The Source.

Comic Sales for January.  DC leads the pack with most units sold, with a clean sweep of the top ten best selling comics, according to Diamond.  Marvel, however is the leader in Dollar Market for the second month in a row.

  • Multi-Media comic related news

The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on February 12!  Followed by the new show Comic Book Men.

Doctor Who Season 7 is set to begin filming Februrary 20th.  The new season of Who will be a momentous one: as we know, Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) are set to make their final voyage in the TARDIS this season, and the Doctor is set to meet a “new friend.” And with the 50th anniversary looming in 2013, there are sure to be many surprises to come.

Avengers Superbowl Trailer = Awesome

4) Review of Avengers on Facebook.  www.facebook.com/avengers

5) Wiki of the Week – Ghost Rider http://www.comicvine.com/ghost-rider/29-4268/

6) Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #6
How did Jason Todd and Princess Koriand’r of Tamaran meet – and what has bonded them together in a way that neither could have imagined? At long last the story can be told! It’s a scorcher!

BLUE BEETLE #6

Jaime Reyes has been captured by La Dama and her powerful magicks, and she wants the scarab, no matter the cost. Will he be able to fight off the nightmares she throws at him, or will he succumb to her power?

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Episode 41: Completely Who Podcasts The Watchmen?

1) Welcome to Completely Comics: Is this a Watchmen episode where we have feedback or a feedback episode where we talk about the Watchmen? You Decide…

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2) Update with the guys

3) Comic Book News

  • DC ENTERTAINMENT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES “BEFORE WATCHMEN”  This summer, DC Entertainment will publish all-new stories expanding on the acclaimed WATCHMEN universe. As highly anticipated as they are controversial, the seven inter-connected prequel mini-series will build on the foundation of the original WATCHMEN, the bestselling graphic novel of all time. BEFORE WATCHMEN will be the collective banner for all seven titles, from DC Comics.“It’s our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. “After twenty five years, the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told. We sought out the best writers and artists in the industry to build on the complex mythology of the original.” Stepping up to the challenge is a group of the comic book industry’s most iconoclastic writers and artists – including Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS), Lee Bermejo (JOKER), Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL), Darwyn Cooke (JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER), John Higgins (WATCHMEN), Adam Hughes (CATWOMAN), J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS), Andy Kubert (FLASHPOINT), Joe Kubert (SGT. ROCK), Jae Lee (BATMAN: JEKYLL AND HYDE), J. Michael Straczynski (SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE) and Len Wein (SWAMP THING).BEFORE WATCHMEN includes:RORSCHACH (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo MINUTEMEN (6 issues) – Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke COMEDIAN (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes NITE OWL (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert OZYMANDIAS (6 issues) – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee SILK SPECTRE (4 issues) – Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner Each week, a new issue will be released, and will feature a two-page back-up story called CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR, written by original series editor Len Wein and with art by original series colorist John Higgins. There will also be a single issue, BEFORE WATCHMEN: EPILOGUE, featuring the work of various writers and artists, and a CRIMSON CORSAIR story by Wein and Higgins.“The original series of WATCHMEN is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell.  However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire,” said Dave Gibbons, WATCHMEN co-creator and original series artist. “Comic books are perhaps the largest and longest running form of collaborative fiction,” said DiDio and Lee. “Collaborative storytelling is what keeps these fictional universes current and relevant.”
  • Spider-Men is coming in June.
  • Director Matthew Vaughn is returning for an X-Men: First Class sequel, Deadline reported Monday. The news was tucked into a post on Fox production president Emma Watts sticking with the studio through 2015, along with word that Bryan Singer is returning as producer, and that Simon Kinberg — a First Class producer and co-writer of X-Men: The Last Stand — will write the screenplay. Though no other details are yet available — like possible storylines, actors returning or an estimated start time for production — in the same article Deadline speculates that Chronicle director Josh Trank might be tapped for a Fantastic Four reboot, also at Fox. X-Men: First Class, released last June, grossed $146.4 million domestically, for a worldwide total of $353.6 million.
  • Ghost Rider 2 Movie is being realeased in Theaters February 17.

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