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Episode 48: Completely The Lexington Comic And Toy Convention!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 48: Completely Lexington Comic & Toy Convention!

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On this episode of Completely Comics, Troy and Will visit the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Below is a list of guests on the show with the approximate times that the guests appear in the episode.

*see more photos on our Facebook page:  Lexington Comic Con Photo Album

0:00 Introduction

5:35 Doctor Who Family

7:25 Patricia Leisten
“Scott Summers is a jerk!” You can quote her on that.
Jay Leisten’s website is http://www.jayleisten.com/

11:58 Mark Kidwell
Mark talks about ‘68’ from Image Comics and ‘Bump’ from Fangoria Comics.
Here is his page on Comic Vine: http://www.comicvine.com/mark-kidwell/26-55682/

13:22 Don Glut
Don speaks about age bias, creativity in animation, working with Stan Lee, voice-over work, the 30 minute commercials called ‘Saturday Morning TV’, The Mummy’s Kiss, and why he hated to hear “This is the best script I ever read.” Don denies he named He-man, explains why he named the ‘Castle Grayskull’ and talks about his volunteer work with dinosaur fossils. Here is his website: http://www.donaldfglut.com/

23:26 Patrick from Lexington

25:00 Shawn Pryor with Action Lab Entertainment
Shawn talks about comics as literature, he shares that the Princeless Comic Received Five 2012 Glyph Nominations and that they are happy to be based out of Lexington, Kentucky. Their website is: http://www.actionlabcomics.com

28:05 Claude Miles and Billy Boyd from Breakfast Impossible.
They talk about their webisodes and web comic as well as Concave: Kentucky’s longest running Science-Fiction Convention and explain why it is like a sci-fi ‘club-med’ Their web address ishttp://www.breakfastimpossible.com             

30:58 Bertena Varney- Vampire Sociologist
Professor Varney talks about Vampire vanquishing kits (including sharpened Louisville Sluggers) and her book Lure of the Vampire. She shares that while there is a little known Chinese story of a vampire described as ‘shiny’, the current ‘Twilight’ phenomenon provides a disservice to the traditional vampire. Her website can be found at: http://searchforthelure.webs.com/

34:40 Kayla Perkins
Kayla announces the World Premiere of the Kentucky Movie ‘The Killbillies; Find out more about Kayla athttp://www.kaylaperkins.com

35:34 ‘Tommy’ Power Ranger Fangirl

36:46 Catherine Sutherland
Catherine is the Pink Power Ranger throughout the “Power Ranger Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo” Series. Catherine shares her love for the fans and announces she is working on a children’s book.  Here is a link to her wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Sutherland

39:30 Nakia Burrise
Nakia is  the Yellow Power Ranger throughout the “Power Ranger Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo” Series.  Nakia shares her love for the fans. Nakia also candidly shares her personal faith and her hopes for her new clothing line, Eternally His Design.

44:45  Kaitlyn from Lexington

46:04 Catherine is Supergirl, and James
Catherine expresses why she dresses in a full supergirl costume for the Con, and James, from the “Evening with Robert Kirkman” Completely Comics episode says hello.


47:45 Jonny Fairplay, reality TV Icon
Jonny talks about “The Boys” comic and a soon to be released comic project that he can’t mention.  We talk about his legal name change and all his charity work.  Follow Jonny on Twitter at @jonnyfairplay

53:01 Dean Lorey
Dean talks about Arrested Development’s return to TV as well as all the movies his written and co-written. Dean shares his favorite line that he has written. It is worth hearing it here and then finding it in the actual movie!

54:16 Drew Curtis
Drew talks about the beginnings of www.fark.com  and how it jsut kept growing. Drew shares tips about monetization of websites and shares a new service that he is exploring.

1:00:42 Kentucky Geek Girl, Natasha Collier
Natasha talks about the Hunger Games movie and something about a guy named Mr. Bates in an Abbey?

1:01:42 Legendary comic artist, Mike Grell
While Mr. Grell draws Shadow Lass, he talks about his first job at DC, the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Pilgrim comic and a possible Jon Sable big budget movie.

1:13:50 Craig Boldman
Craig, artist on Jughead for Archie Comics talks about his innovative use of his iPad to make an amazing sketch card line. Craig also talks about is personal webcomic titled talipoe. Find more at http://www.facebook.com/cboldman1

1:20:14 Phoenix Kasai
Pheonix talks about her love of Rogue and Gambit; and how great it is to work with Craig Boldman.  Find out more about her at: http://www.phoenixkasai.com/  or http://www.facebook.com/PhoenixKasaiCosplay

1:22:49 Jerrod Greer, Lexington Comic and Toy Convention Organizer
Jarrod announces preliminary numbers of attendees at the convention as well as the dates of next year’s Lex Con. (Note: Listen for Jonny Fairplay’s unscheduled appearance.)

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Lexington Comic & Toy Convention Memories

LexCon 2012

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention  has come and gone, but it still lives in the memories of everyone who visited.  The convention was held on Saturday, March 24th at the Lexington Convention Center (home to the historic Rupp Arena and the University of Kentucky Wildcats).  The con featured comic book creators, publishers, vendors, celebrities and the DeLorean from “Back To The Future”.

The busiest folks at the Con had to be the Power Rangers.  Five members of the Power Rangers cast were in attendance.  Jason David Frank, who played Tommy on several seasons, had a constant line of people wanting autographs and photos.  So much so, that I never got a chance to speak with him.  The others had lines as well, but were a bit more accessible.  Paul Schrier (Bulk) and Jason Narvy (Skull) are incredibly funny in real life.  Catherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger) and Nakia Burrise (Yellow Ranger) were incredibly cool and fun to talk with.  We actually helped them find the show floor on Friday night, and I admit, I geeked out a little bit.

The Power Rangers held an hour long Q&A for fans of the show.  The audience ranged from the very young, to the gray-haired young at heart.  The actors answered every question from the fans given to them, some light-hearted, some serious.  One fan had come from a hard childhood, and commented how The Power Rangers had taught him how to be a good person with their morals on the show.

I attended another panel which featured Mike Grell, legendary artist and writer, and Mark Ryan, writer and voice actor.  The two had an interesting conversation about literary archetypes in fiction.  They also had a Q & A session, answer questions about their joint collaboration called “The Pilgrim.”

I had the opportunity to hang out with reality TV icon Jonny Fairplay (Survivor, TNA Wrestling) and Mikayla Wingle (Survivor, Lingerie Football League).  Jonny is a jokester.  Mikayla is amazingly beautiful and as sweet as she can be. While we were joking around I had a chance to take a picture that they shared on their websites!

I had a great time and have lots of good memories about the entire Convention. As well as national celebrities,   I ran into old friends like Daniel Frazier (The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler), Eric Banister (Derby City Comic Con) and Natasha Collier (Kentucky Geek Girl).  All three of these people have appeared on Completely Comics.  Daniel is an artist and a writer and works on his creator owned, all ages comic, The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler.  Eric Banister is a convention organizer himself, and put together Derby City Comic Con, an annual convention held in Louisville, Kentucky.  Natasha Collier is the Kentucky Geek Girl.  She’s a friend to our show, and hosts a fantastic blog, focusing on all things geeky from a girl’s perspective.

I even ran into other podcasters.  Comics Related was there (Irun into them at every convention I go to).  They’ve been around for awhile, and have always been friendly.  We ran into the guys from Comic Book Jerk.  Hilariously funny, I highly recommend watching their reviews of comic book related movies and shows (just not with your children).  I met the folks from Beaucoup Pop.  We had just discovered these folks, with the help of Natasha Collier (Kentucky Geek Girl) and have loved listening to their show.

The best memory for me, however, was watching Mike Grell sketch a drawing of Shadow Lass of the Legion of Super-Heroes.  The funniest moment..?  Getting locked out of the Con with Jonny Fairplay.. and beating on the doors to get in.

Convention organizer, Jarrod Greer, has a success on his hands. Over 4000 attended the convention, which was unexpected for the Lexington area.  There was at first a question if there was a strong enough interest in a convention such as this in Lexington Kentucky.  The turnout was great enough that next year, the con will be expanded to a two day event, held on March 16th and 17th.

We will be posting our show ‘Completely the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention’  featuring highlights and interviews!  Stay tuned to Completely Comics!

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Episode 47: Completely Convention Season!

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1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 47: Completely Convention Season!

2) Update with the guys
Gearing up for Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
Beaucoup Pop Podcast  http://www.beaucouppop.blogspot.com/
Comic Radio

3) Comic Book News

  • News of the week from comics

Lots of WonderCon news:
Dark Horse motion comics will be hosted on Felicia Day’s “Geek and Sundry” You Tube channel.  http://www.youtube.com/user/geekandsundry
Carol Danvers (formerly Ms. Marvel) will be taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel in a new ongoing series.
X-Treme X-Men will be a new alternate reality X-Men series.
Marvel will be taking Frank Castle where no Punisher has gone before in Space: Punisher. (No, I’m not kidding.)

A preview of the adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will mark Vertigo Comics’ first tie-in with Free Comic Book Day.

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will be bringing us the Rocketeer.

Lobo will return soon, in the pages of Deathstroke.

Dan DiDio says the Free Comic Book Day issue will have a reimagining of an established character, a known established character that will be changed, new characters, and also characters that will be making their return to the DC Universe.   Jim Lee adds that it is a must have book that is a starting point for things down the road.

Coming soon on DC Nation will be more animated shorts, featuring Animal Man, The Doom Patrol, Amethyst, Super Best Friends Forever, Vibe and Thunder & Lightning.

Saint Walker and Thanagarians will appear on Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Young Justice: Invasion will be a long storyline with up to as many 9 different alien races involved.  Also: Lobo will appear.  Blue Beetle and Lagoon Boy will appear in YJ’s second season.  Young Justice is introducing 62 new characters in Season Two.  Also, the Justice League won’t be able to help Young Justice as much in season two.

New actress announced to be playing the new companion on Doctor Who.  Jenna-Louise Coleman.  She will be playing an alien companion, whereas most of the Doctor’s usual companions come from Earth.  Her first episode will be this year’s Christmas episode.

4) Resource Review – DC Universe Online Club  is a great place to find people playing DCU Online and and awesome place for Tips and Tricks. Find it at http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1328593&mpage=1

5) Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD #1 is the story of a half-breed, outcast and heir to the Voodoo Queenship of New Orleans, if she can live long enough to claim her birthright. New Orleans is the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and newly drowned spirits; where vampires, voodoo spirits and loups-garous make their home. Ruling over this all are the powerful Voodoo Queens, whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime as they maintain a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds.But in the aftermath of Katrina, all that has changed, for someone or something has murdered the Voodoo Queen and most of her court. The number one suspect is Dominique Laveau, a grad student at Tulane who is about to discover that her entire life has been a lie. Now Dominique must forge alliances with those out to kill her while seeking to uncover the truth behind the royal murders, as she is ultimately forced to deal with a destiny she could never have imagined. Voodoo Child is a new monthly series written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, former editor-in-chief of The Source magazine, award-winning author, journalist and TV producer, with art by Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan (THE QUESTION).

Honorable Mention:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #7

Now that the team’s origin story is complete, starting with this issue we shift to the present-day Justice League! What has changed? Who has joined the team since? Featuring artwork by Gene Ha, the story also reintroduces the team’s greatest champion: Steve Trevor!Also starting in this issue: “The Curse of Shazam!” featuring a story by Geoff Johns and art by Gary Frank! Discover Billy Batson’s place in DC Comics – The New 52 as we reveal his all-new origin story!
Written by: Geoff Johns

6) Wiki of the Week: Spider-man’s webshooters. Information taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man%27s_powers_and_equipment.

Spider-Man’s web-shooters, from The Amazing Spider-Man#259. Art by Ron Frenz


Webshooters from The Amazing Spider-man 2012 movie.

Emma Stone revealed that in the The Amazing Spider-Man, (2012) Peter Parker will be inventing and shooting webs from web-shooters instead of organic webbing in the previous films. The second trailer shows they will be more high-tech than most versions.

When Stan Lee created Spider-Man he did not want Spider-Man to be too powerful. due to his super-abilities and he made his webbing a result of his human intellect rather than his spider bite. This has remained true with the exception of his original black costume  and during the recent ‘Disassembled’ storyline.

In his origin story, Peter reasoned that a spider (even a human one) needed a web. Since the radioactive spider-bite did not initially grant him the power to spin webs, he had instead found a way to produce them artificially. The wrist-mounted devices fire an adhesive “webbing” (see below) through a threaded adjustable nozzle. The trigger rests high in the palm and requires a double tap from the middle two fingers to activate, eliminating the chance of accidental discharge when forming a fist.[56] To accomplish this his hands are often in a distinctive hand position when he fires them (resembling the sign for “I love you” in American Sign Language, reverting someone giving you the “Evil Eye” in Italian superstition or the horned hand heavy-metal gesture). In order to fire the webbing, Spider-Man’s fingers must hit the sensor precisely.

Spider-Man must steadily replenish his webbing supply, reloading his web-shooters with small cartridges of web fluid, which is stored under high pressure. In early stories, he carries his extra supplies in a utility belt worn under his costume.[57] Later on, he equips the web-shooters with a bracelet-like carousel that automatically rotates a new cartridge into position as he empties them. When in use, a steel nipple in the carousel pierces the seal of the cartridge, and allows the fluid to travel through an air-tight channel toward the nozzle. Pressing down on the palm-trigger of the web-shooter causes the valve in the nozzle to open wider, expelling the fluid out. Releasing the trigger causes the valves to close, cutting off the web-line or fluid. If Spider-Man creates any variation to his normal web formula that’s too strong for the pinch valves to sever, he might end up being tangled up or tied to the object he attached his web to. This has happened on more than one occasion. His web-shooters require constant maintenance and on more than one occasion suffer jams or malfunctions.

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Bonus Episode: Completely Who Is Under The Hood?

 

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Our website was slammed after The Walking Dead Season Two Finale. Everyone was asking the same question, ‘Who is the hooded stranger in The Walking Dead’. This Bonus episode answers who the girl in the hood is and we take a live call from the Kentucky Geek Girl about the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention!

WARNING: In this episode we SPOIL The Walking Dead Season Two finale… and answer the questions the show left hanging..

Be warned: SPOILERS AHOY!

1) Who is under the hood?

2) Why are there armless zombies on chains?

3) What happens at the Prison.

4) Who is the Governor.

5) What’s up about the Helicopter.

and more..!

Phone call from Natasha, the Kentucky Geek Girl.  www.kentuckygeekgirl.com
She will be giving away free carved “Geek Soap” with the Batman Logo at Lexington Comic & Toy Convention.  The soap is made by Lesley Karpiuk from www.geeksoap.net.

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Episode 46: Completely Infinite!

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1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 46: Completely Infinite!

This week we share advances on www.completelycomics.com and the whole comic world! Enjoy!

2) Update with the guys

  • Troy news

    Comic Radio

  • Will news

    Hootsuite

3) Comic Book News

  • News of the week from comics

Marvel Infinite Comics.   Infinite Comics are Marvel’s first foray into releasing digital only comics.  They will be made specifically for tablets like the  iPad..  The first comic will be Nova.  Featuring the new Nova, on his way to Earth to warn the Avengers about the Phoenix Force.  This digital comic will only be  .99 cents, or free with the purchase of Avengers vs X-Men #1, and will be released on April 4th.

Death of Jean Giraud aka Moebius. Jean Henri Giraud, better known as Moebius, was born in 1938 in the suburbs of Paris. He’s been using the Moebius pseudonym since 1963, when he wanted to draw a distinction between his work in fantasy and science fiction and other works. Giraud started art school at the age of 16, and by 18, he was drawing a comic strip called “Frank et Jeremie” for FAR WEST magazine.
Moebius did strips from 1963 to 1964 in a magazine called HARA-KIRI and then disappeared for many years. Then in 1975, he co-created a magazine entitled METAL HURLANT. In 1981, he started his immensely popular INCAL series with Alejandro Jodorowsky. ARZACH and the serial, THE AIRTIGHT GARAGE, also had their origins in METAL HURLANT.
In 1988, Moebius drew a two-part SILVER SURFER limited series with writer, Stan Lee.  He did production design for several movies, including Alien,  Dune, Tron, The Abyss and The Fifth Element.    He passed away at the age of 73.

Lots of creator changes on the way.  Brian Michael Bendis will be taking on the X-Men franchise.  Amy Reeder is leaving Batwoman citing ‘creative differences’.  Jeff Lemire will be taking over Justice League Dark.

The mysterious lady in purple, known as “Pandora” who appeared at the end of Flashpoint and in all of the 1st issues of the new 52 had a back-up story in Justice League #6.. she was in a heated debate with the Phantom Stranger.

  • Multi-Media comic related news

DC Nation, The Walking Dead.. etc.

4) Review – www.dccomics.com

5) Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

SAGA #1— Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war.

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Episode 45: Completely DC Nation!

An hour of DC Nation, the Justice League: Doom movie, the Marvel Kapow iphone app, and John Carter of Mars are all reviewed on this episode!

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1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 45: Completely DC Nation!

2) Update with the guys

DC Nation review!

Quotes from fans:

Aaron Gabbard –  “SATURDAY CARTOONS ARE BACK!!!!!!! but what have they done to teen titans :(“

Quinn Kuzmich – “Warblegarble *drool*”

Justice League: Doom Review!

3) Comic Book News

New Avengers Trailer and Movie Poster… A new movie poster was released this week, with Robert Downy Jr. taking front and center as Iron Man.  It’s a cool poster, but it seems a little… off in my opinion.  The trailer, on the other hand, is mind blowing, and will definitely get you excited for the movie.

Earth 2 Character Designs… Recently, DC has been releasing their designs for their Earth 2 characters.  The characters have been designed by Jim Lee and Kevin Maguire.  These characters will appear in the new DC books, Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest.  Shown so far have been Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin (who is now Huntress) and Supergirl (who is now Power Girl).

No Bill Murray for Ghost Busters 3.  Bill Murray has decided against doing a Ghostbusters 3.  Apparently none of the scripts shown to him have been good enough, and it appears they never will be.  However, the plan is to still move on without Bill Murray or his character Peter Venkman.

San Diego Comic Con sold out in 90 minutes!

One of the great Golden Age artists, Sheldon Moldoff past away at the age of 91.  His first work was in Action Comics #1 with a sports piece called “Odds and Ends”.  He is known for his work on Hawkman and co-created Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Batwoman and Batgirl, Bat-Mite and Ace the Bat-Hound.

4) Resource Review: Marvel Kapow on iPhone http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Marvel+Kapow!/review.asp?c=30814

5) Wiki of the Week: John Carter http://www.comicvine.com/john-carter/29-34103/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(character)

6) Muy Buenos:

SWAMP THING #7

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE; 1:25 B&W Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE. Moss fills lungs. Leaves scrape across skin and wood against bone. A Swamp Thing is rising in The Green’s hour of darkest need…but is Alec Holland a part of it? Or is he just bleeding out in a ditch? And as Alec falls, a horrible champion is taking the throne of the Bone Kingdom at Sethe’s right hand!

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Completely A Lexington Comic & Toy Convention Preview

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This bonus episode is dedicated to previewing the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention on March 24, 2012. We speak with Jarrod Greer with EK Expos about the event.

For more information about the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention visit their webiste at: www.lexingtoncomiccon.com

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