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Episode 58: Completely Young Justice Catch Up!

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‘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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Episode 54: Completely Young Justice Invasion!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 54: Completely Young Justice Invasion!

This episode is special for two reasons. We spend most of the show talking about Young Justice Invasion, and we are joined by thic Booke Com Jerk! For complete shownotes, please  visit http://www.completelycomics.com.

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1) Update with the guys

Troy in Vermont
Top Cow Twittering about our John Tyler Christopher interview

Introduce Special Guest: Aaron Gabbard from Comic Book Jerk

2) Comic Book News

  • He-Man – In July, DC Comics is launching a brand new, six-issue He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comic, trying to attract a whole new audience to those once familiar characters while still retaining the fandom of those who already loved it. Written by James Robinson with art by Philip Tan, the comic will update the concepts behind the toys for a modern audience.   In the new comic, the evil Skeletor has already taken over the world, and Eternia’s heroes have forgotten their heroic nature. A character called the “Sorceress” awakens He-Man to his true purpose, and he embarks on a quest to restore the rest of the group.
  • Devil’s Due Publishing is planning both a return to publishing and payment of their existing debt to creators, according to a statement released by company founder Josh Blaylock.
  • Now dubbed “Devil’s Due Entertainment,” details of their publishing slate are still vague at this time, with Blaylock stating his intentions for a “small roster of high quality projects.” The Devil’s Due website lists upcoming projects including Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl (produced with hip-hop artist Murs), graphic novel Mercy Sparx and prose novel When the Devil’s Bills Came Due.
  • Avengers movie premiere
  • Young Justice Invasion began this week, with lots of enthusiasm and excitement.

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.

4) Muy Bueno

Three Muy Bueno’s this week…

Worlds’ Finest #1
New ongoing series featuring POWER GIRL and HUNTRESS of Earth 2!• PAUL LEVITZ teams with amazing artists GEORGE PEREZ and KEVIN MAGUIRE.• Discover why these two heroes are stranded on our Earth – and what it means for the heroes of the DC Universe.

Earth 2 #1
First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT!• Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them?• Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others!• You may think you know Earth 2…but this is DC Comics – The New 52, where anything can happen!• Don’t miss the extra-sized debut issue!

Dial H #1
A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE!• What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero?• And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession?• These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

My honorable mention is
Teen Titans Annual #1   
“THE CULLING” begins here!• It’s the TEEN TITANS vs. THE LEGION LOST one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible!• Continued in this month’s SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9 and TEEN TITANS #9!
The entire runs of each book has led up to this…i’m excited!

5) Wiki of the Week:  Lagoon Boy

Lagoon Boy is an amphibious boy from Atlantis who is more durable than a normal human. He can grow sharp quills and control water. For a complete review of the Lagoon Boy character, click here to see the full entry over at Comic Vine.

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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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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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