Episode 62: Completely Dark Knight Rises Fantom Comics and Summer Vacation!

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1) Weekly Update       

Troy: interview with Steve from Fantom Comics in Union Station in Washington, DC.

2) The Dark Knight Rises follow-up.

Kentucky Geek Girl Shares her thoughts and interviews a few people as they leave the theater.

3) Completely Comics is taking a vacation!

Expect our next show October 1, 2012. However we are planning to release other shows through our feed during the hiatus. If you have a podcast or music you would like to share with our audiance, feel free  contact us!

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Episode 61: Completely Important News from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2012!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 61:  Completely Important News from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2012! Kentucky Geek Girl joins Will and Troy for this special ‘unplugged’ episode.
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1) Update with the guys 

Will: OMG, I lost my Wallet!

Troy: Not a thing.

2) Comic Book News  

Comics:

  • Concerning Justice League: “The first year was about the Justice League and who they are and their conflicts,” Johns said. “One relationship changes in a very big way.” There will be people quitting, Johns added, saying the next year is about how the team SHOULD be, rather than as they are. Justice League #0 in September will have Billy Batson meet the Wizard Shazam. They do not get along — Shazam is weirded out that a kid is visiting him, whereas Billy doesn’t like Shazam telling him what to do. Johns says that Billy will be joining the Justice League. Tony Daniel will be on the book after Issue #12, in a story that re-introduces the Cheetah and seeds the Trinity War in 2013.
  • Concerning Green Lantern: Johns says that the Third Army’s rationale is that the Guardians realize that emotion and fear aren’t the problem for universal strife — it’s free will. “The Guardians are trying to wipe out the main players,” including Lanterns like Kyle and Hal Jordan, Johns says.
    Johns says that the Guardians have been working to take apart the other Corps, as well, but that Atrocitus isn’t that easy to take down. Green Lantern New Guardians #0 — “By Issue #12, you’ll learn why all those rings came to Kyle in the first place.” In Issue #0, we’re going to have more first-string Lanterns, like Atrocitous, Larfleeze and Carol Ferris. Bedard says that Kyle will begin to learn to master the other colors on the emotional spectrum.
  • Writer/director/pop culture auteur Quentin Tarantino broke into DC Comics’ Before Watchmen panel at Comic-Con Saturday to announce a Django Unchained comic book adaptation at DC, based on his highly-anticipated upcoming film. According to DC, the 5-issue limited series will go on sale in November. “One of the things I’m really excited about is that Django Unchained is a big epic, and when I write these epics there’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t make the movies” Tarantino told the audience. “I’m always stuck with adapting my unwieldy script into a movie every day. So what’s really cool with doing this is as a comic book is it’s the entire script. All the material that didn’t make the movie will all be part of the piece. I’m really excited about that!” “So be looking out for Django Unchained in a comic book store near you! And thanks for letting me barge in on your panel”
  • Neil Gaiman will be returning for the last remaining Sandman story, and will be drawn by J.H. Williams.  It will be released in 2013, and tells the story of how Morpheus became inprisoned prior to Sandman #1.
  • The Hulk series will get a name change, and a new lead character.  It will now be titled Red She-Hulk.

There was a lot of great Cosplay at SDCC 2012.  Check out our Facebook group page for more photos!
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Multimedia:

  • Confirmed for Iron Man 3… Ben Kingsley is Mandarin.  The ‘Iron Patriot’ photo leaked a while ago is in fact War Machine, not Norman Osborne.  The movies plot draws many elements from the “Extremis” story arc.
  • Thor 2 Has Started Filming In London – In the Marvel Studios Panel at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige revealed that filming has already started in London for Thor The Dark World.  Loki will not be the main villain in Thor 2, but will have a part.  Zachary Levi will be replacing Josh Dallas as Fandral the Dashing.  Kenneth Branagh is not directing, instead it will be Alan Taylor from Game of Thrones.  Thor The Dark World movie is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on November 8, 2013.
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier was announced.  Most likely based on the story from the comic where Bucky Barnes is found frozen in the ice, much like Cap, but was instead found by the Russians who turned him into an assassin.  The movie arrives on April 4, 2014.
  • Marvel announced the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, putting the rumor to rest.  The lineup for the film includes Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Gamorra, Groot and Star Lord.  It will be released on August 1, 2014.
  • Director Edgar Wright (‘Shaun of the Dead’) who has long been rumored to be working on an ‘Ant Man’ movie, confirmed that he is directing an ‘Ant Man’ movie but no release date is yet set. Since Marvel is aiming for two movies per year, I wouldn’t expect to see this one before 2015.
  • Firefly is getting a shiny new TV special.  To celebrate the cult-favorite sci-fi drama’s 10th anniversary, Science Channel is shooting a new one-hour special chronicling the Firefly cast reunion at Comic-Con this week.  The special — titled Browncoats Unite — will include footage from Friday’s reunion panel, featuring several members of the original team including star Nathan Fillion and creator Joss Whedon. Plus, the cast is shooting an in-depth behind-the-scenes roundtable interview that will dive deeper into burning fan questions about the beloved series. Both the panel and the roundtable will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly‘s own Jeff Jensen.
  • Disney/Marvel announced a Phineas and Ferb special episode, featuring the first official crossover between the Disney and Marvel properties.  Phineas and Ferb will meet some of Marvel’s biggest heroes, including Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man.

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Episode 60: Completely ASM! A review of the Amazing Spider-man Movie.

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 60:  Completely ASM! A review of the Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Troy and Will review the new Amazing Spider-Man (ASM)  Movie in Completely Comics fashion. We share what other people think about the film and then share our own humble opinions!

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1) Update with the guys

Will
Did NOT go see Spider-Man this week.

Troy
Visit to the Midway School Bakery.

Guest Reviews of the Amazing Spider-man Movie

Stephanie and Matt Ravenscraft from GSPN.tv call in. They are a mother/son duo who thought the movie was amazing. (listen for them at the 10:27 minute mark)

Aaron Gabbard, the Comic Book Jerk returns to the show! He and Will talk ASM at the 12:43 minute mark.

Beacoup Pop’s Kerry, Matt, Justin and Tressa recorded a little something-something specifically for the Completely Comics Listeners at the 32:26 minute mark.

Lastly, I record an interview with an innocent bystander and share that at the 44:47 minute mark.

Our take on the movie begins at the 51:17 minute mark of the show!

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Episode 59: Completely Derby City 2012 Review!


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Derby City Comic Con 2012 was Awesome! This episode features Troy and Will’s impressions of the Con and an awesome array of interviews.

On this show we interview:

Marissa Gentry, the first person in line for DCCC 2012 at 7:36 into the episode.  Team Rocket!!

Brett Hatfield, at 8:44 into the episode.  Check him out over at http://holiday89.blogspot.com/ or http://bretthatfield.com

Aaron, someone that is a self-professed new comic book reader, at 10:50 into the episode.

Ray Jordon and Ray Coffman from Quarantine Comics, at 14:34 into the episode. Check them out over at  http://www.quarantine-comics.com

Ronda Pattison at 17:10 into the episode.  Eisner award nominated colorist currently working on Godzilla.  She’s worked on Atomic Robo, Legion of Super-Heroes, Star Wars and many more.

Brian Wolfe, one of the Artists featured in the DCCC New Talent Showcase, at 21:54 into the episode. Check him out over at  http://amanitazest.deviantart.com

Andrew Cozzens, coordinator of the Louisville Artists Syndicate, at 27:13 into the episode. Check them out over at http://louisvillesyndicate.wordpress.com

You can alwats go to www.derbycitycomiccon.com often to find updates for Derby City Comic Con 2013!

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Episode 58: Completely Young Justice Catch Up!

Welcome to Completely Comics!

‘This is our best show ever!’ -Troy

Comic Book Jerk joins Troy and Will to catch everyone up on Young Justice: Invasion. This episode has so much more news and Fun, you will listen to it more than once!

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1) Update with the guys

Will
Trivia Contest results (Chad Winstead)
DCUO releases “Last Laugh” with new content

Troy
Parsec Awards 2012 Nomination
Beaucoup Pop Podcast

2) Comic Book News  

  • “Lucille is Coming” Image teases The Walking Dead #100
  • Ninja Turtle movie by Michael Bay shut down by Paramount.
  • Grant Morrison has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II of England, and has been made a ‘Member Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” for services to film and literature
  • Judge Dredd movie trailer
  • Young Justice updates with the Comic Book Jerk

3) Young Justice Catch Up:

Thank you Comic Book Jerk for joining us to catch everyone up on Young Justice!

S2, Ep1
Apr. 28, 2012
Happy New Year!
Five years after the Justice League were controlled by Vandal Savage, their time under his control comes back to haunt them. The Team has to take on alien invaders, starting with Lobo.

S2, Ep2
May 5, 2012
Earthlings
The team of Miss Martian, Superboy, Beast Boy and Adam Strange are sent to the planet Rann.

S2, Ep3
May 12, 2012
Alienated
The invading Kroloteans receive aid from an unexpected ally.

S2, Ep4
May 19, 2012
Salvage
Superboy and Blue Beetle take on Intergang, while Nightwing tries to salvage the soul of a former comrade.

S2, Ep5
May 26, 2012
Beneath
Blue Beetle searches for a missing friend, while the team of Miss Martian, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Wonder Girl return to Bialya.

S2, Ep6
Jun. 2, 2012
Bloodlines
A mysterious intruder appears inside Mount Justice claiming to be a time-traveling visitor from the future.

S2, Ep7
Jun. 9, 2012
Depths
Artemis returns to the team to protect an important satellite launch.

* text from imdb.com.


^Wesley Snipes?

5) Resource of the Week:

Batman Arkham City Lockdown

By: Warner Brothers

UPDATED WITH NEW LEVELS & FEATURES – OPTIMIZED FOR THE NEW iPAD!
The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with the Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive – Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City.

And the critics love it!
• “…blown away at the graphics and fun multi-touch gameplay” – GeekWire
• “Batman Arkham City Lockdown is a beautiful, accessible game that iOS gamers and Batman aficionados will enjoy” – MacLife
• “Overall, Lockdown is a solid expansion of the Arkham universe.” – USA Today Game Hunters

What’s New in Version 1.3
POISON IVY & ROBIN JOIN THE FIGHT!

*from iTunes description.

6) Comic Review

Man of God #1 and #2 by Pinwheel Press

Troy and Will were given the opportunity to review a new comic  published by Pinwheel Press. Will loves the comic and strongly recommends it, while Troy does have some suggestions on what might make it the perfect product.

Here is a link to Man of God’s Facebook Page.

Follow them at @PinwheelPress on Twitter!

7) Muy Bueno and Honorable Mention (comics to buy on June 27)

Muy Bueno

TEEN TITANS #10

 • THE TEEN TITANS LOST in an inner-world!

• What did SOLSTICE learn from the LEGION LOST team during THE CULLING? Hint: It has to do with the mystery surrounding KID FLASH’S origin!

• BUNKER confronts RED ROBIN about the missing SKITTER!

• DINOSAURS – and a new threat!

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Bonus Episode: Completely Chris Keller!

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Welcome to Completely Comics, the podcast for new and casual comic book readers.
The Derby City Comic Con will be June 30, 2012 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s Con will of course have the nationally recognized artist you would expect – but this year there is also something new and exciting. The Derby City New Talent Showcase will allow artists with definite promise to be highlighted along with the greats in the comic book industry.

Through a three part series of bonus episodes, Completely Comics will feature interviews with each of the artists selected to take part in the 2012 Derby City New Talent Showcase.

Today’s featured artist is Chris Keller. Keller  has his finger on the pulse of  the pop culture in Bardstown, Ky. Listen to the interview to find out what he is getting ready to submit to Dark Horse Comics; his current projects; and get to know him before you officially meet him on June 30.

Feel free to contact Chris Keller via facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/chris.keller.560.

*The Derby City New Talent showcase is a joint project of the Derby City Comic Con, Louisville Artist Syndicate and Louisville Visual Arts Association.

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Bonus Episode: Completely Justice Goodner!

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Welcome to Completely Comics, the podcast for new and casual comic book readers.

The Derby City Comic Con will be June 30, 2012 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s Con will of course have the nationally recognized artist you would expect – but this year there is also something new and exciting. The Derby City New Talent Showcase will allow artists with definite promise to be highlighted along with the greats in the comic book industry.

Through a three part series of bonus episodes, Completely Comics will feature interviews with each of the artists selected to take part in the 2012 Derby City New Talent Showcase.

Today’s featured artist is Justice Goodner. How much comic artistry Goodner has packed into his life is astounding. Goodner’s admiration for his father is heard throughout the interview.  Listen to the interview to find out his high school alma mater; his current projects; and get to know him before you officially meet him on June 30.

Feel free to contact Justice Goodner at:

http://blackb0lt.deviantart.com/
https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001505666407
Email: Thelasts0n@yahoo.com

*The Derby City New Talent showcase is a joint project of the Derby City Comic Con, Louisville Artist Syndicate and Louisville Visual Arts Association.

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Bonus Episode: Completely Anthony Lee!

Completely Anthony Lee!

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Welcome to Completely Comics, the podcast for new and casual comic book readers.

The Derby City Comic Con will be June 30, 2012 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s Con will of course have the nationally recognized artist you would expect – but this year there is also something new and exciting. The Derby City New Talent Showcase will allow artists with definite promise to be highlighted along with the greats in the comic book industry.

Through a three part series of bonus episodes, Completely Comics will feature interviews with each of the artists selected to take part in the 2012 Derby City New Talent Showcase.

Today’s featured artist is Anthony Lee. Lee is from a small town in Indiana and is excited to flex his artistic guns at this year’s Derby City Comic Con. Listen to the interview to find out how far Lee drives each Wednesday to get his new comics; his current projects; and get to know him before you officially meet him on June 30.

Feel free to contact Completely Comics for Anthony Lee’s contact information.

*The Derby City New Talent showcase is a joint project of the Derby City Comic Con, Louisville Artist Syndicate and Louisville Visual Arts Association.

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Episode 57: Completely Derby City Comic Con 2012 Preview!

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1) Update with the guys

Will
Completely Comics Derby City Comic Con trivia contest.   Winner receives two free passes.  The question will be posted on our various social networks, and the first person to answer correctly will win.

  • Troy
    Smithsonian Exhibit on Art of Video Games

2) Comic Book News  

  • Marvel’s Avengers becomes the third biggest film ever, surpassing Harry Potter.  The only two ahead of it are Titanic and Avatar.
  • Alan Scott: DC’s officially announced that he’s the iconic gay character
  • DC has a new video game coming out called Injustice: Gods among us.  Created by NetherRealm Studios, which is ran by Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat.  It’s a fighting game.

  • Newly re-born Valiant Entertainment will be releasing a special variant cover for Harbinger #1.  It will feature a ‘talking cover.’  The cover will speak when you scan the QR code with your mobile device.

3) Interview with THE Eric C. Banister with the Derby City Comic Con.

     More information about the Derby City Comic Con can be found at http://www.derbycitycomiccon.com.

4) Muy Bueno

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1
“Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.”
Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
Written by: Darwyn Cooke
Backup Written by: Len Wein
Art by: Darwyn Cooke
Backup Art by:  John Higgins
Cover by:  Darwyn Cooke

Honorable Mention:

EARTH TWO #2


• MR. TERRIFIC – Michael Holt – lands on EARTH TWO!
• Don’t miss the origin of the Earth Two FLASH – and the first time he uses his powers!
• What could be a bigger threat to Earth Two than APOKOLIPS? Jay Garrick is about to find out!
Written by: James Robinson
Art by:  Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Cover by: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

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Episode 56: Completely Fabulous!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 56:  Completely Fabulous!

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1) Update with the guys
  
Will
Byte Girl’s Senior Prom/Graduation
Netflix’n it up

Troy
Recorder problems
 Summer Plans

2) Comic Book News  

  • DC has been teasing the aftermath of “The Culling” mini-event between Superboy, Teen Titans and Legion Lost.  1)Superboy’s life is completely changed following the event.  He had been controlled by N.O.W.H.E.R.E. all of his life, and now that he’s free, what will he do now? 2) Kid Flash was recognized by Timber Wolf and T-Wolf attacked him.  Kid Flash doesn’t seem to know much about his past.  Does Timber Wolf know more about his past then he does? 3) The Titans themselves are thrown into a mysterious place with no visible means of returning home.  The Legionnaires are to home to the the 31st Century and discover the worst thing that could possibly happen. 4)The Ravagers series starts with some of the teens who escaped from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. led by Caitlyn Fairchild.
  • JLI Cancelled?  Rumors around the internet all point to Justice League International is ending after issue #12 and the Annual.  However, there is speculation that it may go on under a different title since the writer Dan Jurgens has a project he cannot announce yet.
  • DC Changes LGBT policy: Dan Didio had previously stated that DC would not change the sexual orientation of existing DC characters, but instead would create new ones, such as the Teen Titan’s character Bunker.  However, DC’s policy on this has ‘evolved’ and revealed that one of DC’s most prominent characters will in fact be gay in the New 52.  The word is that will be an iconic male characters who has yet to appear in the New 52.  It will be revealed sometime in June.
  • Astonishing X-Men #51: First gay wedding in comics.  Northstar and Kyle.
  • DCUO Download Content 4 – “The Last Laugh” : Mark Hamill and Adam Baldwin return to their classic roles of the Joker and Superman.  More expanded Pvp play, Shields as weapons.
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, is set to premiere on October 4th, 2013.  So far, it has been reported that Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba have signed onto the film.
  • Comic Artist Ernie Chan passes away: A week after renowned Filipino comic book artist Tony DeZuniga passed away, the industry lost another pillar on May 16 in the United States when Ernesto “Ernie” Chan, 71, of Marvel and DC comics fame died after almost a year long battle with cancer. A relative, who asked not to be named prior to seeking permission from the artist’s immediate family, confirmed via Facebook that Chan died in California last May 16, or just two-and-a-half-months shy of his 72nd birthday.  Chan is best known in the comics world for his work on Conan the Barbarian and Detective Comics.
  • Thor 2: Bleeding Cool’s rumor mill is saying that the Enchantress, a long time Thor villain will be in the upcoming Thor 2.
  • Lobo: Bleeding Cool also shared a rumor that Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson will be playing Lobo in an upcoming DC movie.

3) Resource Review: The World’s Finest http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/main.php

What does The World’s Finest offer? This site has pretty much everything a fan of DC Animation is looking for! Exclusive content, news, interviews, message boards, reviews, image galleries, videos, comic and episode guides, online original comics, extensive production content, and original artwork is just a small bit of what The World’s Finest provides.

Also, we talk about how difficult it is to sign up for hte the Avengers Alliance game on Facebook.

4) Wiki of the Week: Rocket from Young Justice: Invasion

Taken from Comicvine.  http://www.comicvine.com/rocket/29-16695/

Biography

Raquel Ervin was born in Paris Island, the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhood in Dakota. Although she is only the sidekick of the title character, Icon, she is the actual protagonist of the series. She yearned to become a writer,, but lacked the motivation. That is, until she met Augustus Freeman IV, a corporate lawyer who was secretly a stranded alien with superhuman powers. This occurred while she and her friends were robbing Freeman’s home. Raquel convinced Augustus to become the superhero Icon, and to take her on as his sidekick, Rocket. While in costume, she wore a belt Icon fashioned out of his escape pod’s inertia winder, which allowed her to manipulate kinetic energy.
Shortly after she began adventuring with Icon, Raquel discovered that she was pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Noble. She decided to keep the baby, becoming the first single teenage mother in comics. She gave birth to a son, whom she named Amistad Augustus Ervin, named “Amistad” after famous ship that brought slaves over from Africa to America, and “Augustus” after Augustus Freeman IV, the Human alias of Dakota City superhero Icon. During her pregnancy, Raquel trained her best friend Darnice to temporarily assume duties as Rocket. Raquel eventually resumed her role as Rocket.

Rocket was more liberal than Icon, which caused them to clash on a number of occasions. She befriended Static, another teenage superhero from Dakota City. While it has been hinted that someday they might become more than friends, their relationship remained platonic throughout the run of their respective titles.

DC Universe

In the revised Milestone continuity (which merged with the main DC Universe), Rocket is still partnered with Icon.

Powers

All of Rocket’s superhuman powers derive from the inertia winder installed in her belt buckle. This device is one of two from Icon’s escape pod, the other is installed in Hardware’s current suit of armor. When activated, the inertia winder surrounds Rocket in an “inertia field,” which absorbs, stores, and redirects any kinetic energy used against it. This field protects her from anything invested with kinetic energy: physical blows, bullets, falls, falling debris, etc. The inertia field normally extends a few inches from Rocket’s body, but she can expand the field to much greater sizes. She once enclosed a crowd of about 50 people within her field without it losing its durability.
Rocket is able to project stored energy in blasts usually from her hands over a distance, causing great damage depending on the amount of energy she uses. She can also fly by releasing the stored kinetic energy beneath her, launching her skyward. She is particularly skilled in this ability, able to perform complex aerial maneuvers and hover by controlling the amount of energy released. Rocket has also learned to how to use her inertia winder to surround her opponents in an “inertialess field” which negates any kinetic energy within it down to the molecular level, effectively immobilizing them. Some opponents even fall unconscious because the field can prevent oxygen molecules from reaching their lungs.
Other uses of his field includes imbuing objects with large amounts of kinetic energy when thrown increasing their speed, effectively allowing her to throw rocks at the speed of bullets. Alternatively she can release this energy when she throws a punch delivering enough shock force to stagger beings as powerful as Icon if she uses a high enough amount.
Rocket’s inertia field has certain weaknesses due to its very nature. The field will not activate if a person or object exerts little kinetic energy against it. This makes Rocket vulnerable to stealth attacks, which rely on slower movements and minimal force. Also, the inertia field offers little protection against weapons based on non-kinetic energy like thermal (e.g., flamethrowers) or electrical (e.g., tasers).
Raquel Ervin is a voracious reader and a gifted writer. A former high school gymnast, she is very agile and has quick reflexes. Rocket is also a good hand-to-hand combatant due to her crime-fighting experience as Icon’s sidekick.

In Other Media

Rocket appears in the animated series Young Justice, starting off in several brief cameos before joining the main cast at the end of the first season. She first appears in “Revelation,” where she battles one of Poison Ivy’s plant creatures during the Injustice League’s attack on several major cities. She later reappears in “Failsafe” as one of the Earth’s heroes who repels an alien invasion, although this was only an illusion created by Miss Martian as a training exercise.
She officially becomes a member of the team upon Icon’s induction into the Justice League. She first joins the group during a mission to locate Cheshire, which leads to an ambush orchestrated by the Riddler. She is shown to harbor an attraction to Aqualad, who helps her after she is attacked by Apokoliptian weaponry.
Rocket appears in the sequel series Young Justice: Invasion, now five years older. A legal adult, Rocket is nown shown as a member of the Justice League alongside Zatanna.

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TEEN TITANS #9

“THE CULLING” finale!• THE TEEN TITANS and THE LEGION LOST duke it out with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the madman known as Harvest to stop the slaughter of innocent children.• This issue leads directly into this month’s RAVAGERS #1!• Continued from TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 SUPERBOY #9 and LEGION LOST #9!  Written by: Scott Lobdell

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