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Episode 67: Completely Arrow!

1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 67: Completely Arrow!

Troy, Will, Omniac from www.allthingsgeek.info and Aaron (the Comic Book Jerk) talk about CW’s new show Arrow.

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2) Introduce Us

Troy Diggle
Williver Queen

3) Introduce Guests

Omniac from Dead Television Society  http://www.deadtelevisionsociety.com/
Comic Book Jerk  http://comicbookjerk.com/

3) “Arrow” TV Show Talk

We start out discussing the Comiic Book origins of the “Arrow” and then discuss our general thoughts about the show, “Arrow”. While we planned to discuss each episode of the show, (below are Arrow episode synopsis from Wikipedia) we quickly changed it up and our love of the show Arrow comes out…

*Show Synopsis from Wikipedia

Episode 1: “Pilot”
After a shipwreck that claims the life of his father, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his mother Moira, his younger sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home but sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he has become, he tries to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Laurel, for cheating on her with her sister, who also died in the shipwreck. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly masquerades as a hooded vigilante archer by night, attempting to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory as his late father had entrusted him to do before his death. Oliver’s first personal task is to take down corrupt millionaire Adam Hunt, who has scammed millions from various people in Starling City. Laurel’s father, police detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante. Meanwhile, Oliver’s mother is revealed to have an agenda against her son, having orchestrated a kidnapping to determine what his father told him after the shipwreck.

Episode 2: “Honor Thy Father”
Laurel brings a civil suit against millionaire Martin Somers, who is also one of Oliver’s targets, for the taking part in drug trades with the Chinese Triads that ultimately led to the death of a young woman’s father. As the hooded vigilante, Oliver threatens Somers to make him confess to the murder as penance for all of the wrongs he has done to the city. Instead, Somers contacts the Triad, who sends their assassin, China White, to kill Laurel. Oliver saves Laurel from China; he also captures and gives an audio recording of Somers’ confession to Detective Lance. Meanwhile, Oliver’s mother and Walter push Oliver to take a position at the company. Oliver intentionally embarrasses the family at the opening of the company’s new applied sciences division to get out of it, knowing that he cannot honor his father’s request to fight for the city and be the man his mother wants him to be at the same time. A flashback to Oliver’s time on the island shows him being attacked by an unknown hooded figure wielding a bow and arrow.

Episode 3: “Lone Gunmen”
Oliver tracks down another millionaire from his list, but before he can get the answers he wants the man is killed by an assassin known as Deadshot. Initially, the police suspect that the vigilante, whom they refer to as “The Hood”, is responsible for the murder, but the evidence begins to prove that he did not kill anyone. Oliver decides to build a new dance club above his hideout to explain where he goes at night. While comparing the competition, Oliver finds Thea, who reveals that Laurel and Tommy had been sleeping together during Oliver’s abscence. Laurel becomes suspicious when Oliver does not react to the news. Meanwhile, Oliver uses the assassin’s M.O. to learn his true identity, and enlists the help of Detective Lance to stop Deadshot from assassinating more of the wealthy. Oliver manages to stop Deadshot, apparently killing him in the process, but his bodyguard Diggle is shot during the assassination attempt. Oliver is forced to reveal his true identity to Diggle in order to save Diggle’s life. In another flashback, it is revealed that the archer who attacked Oliver was actually trying to help him. Oliver misunderstands and escapes, but is pursued by an unknown group of armed professionals.

Episode 4: “An Innocent Man”
Diggle awakens in Oliver’s hideout, where Oliver offers Diggle a chance to fight at his side and help the city. Diggle turns him down, calling him a murderer. Later, while watching the news, Oliver discovers a connection between Declan, a deathrow inmate, and Jason Brodeur, one of the men on his list. In his vigilante persona, he enlists the help of Laurel to prove the man innocent before he is executed. Working together, the pair uncover the truth, but Jason Brodeur has his bodyguard stage a prison break so that he can have Laurel and the inmate killed before the truth is revealed. Oliver sneaks into the prison dressed as a guard, with a ski mask to hide his face, and saves Laurel and Declan. The bodyguard ultimately confesses to Declan’s innocence. Diggle meets with Oliver and agrees to work with him so that he can both protect the city and protect Oliver from losing his humanity. Detective Lance arrests Oliver on suspicion of being the vigilante after seeing footage of him changing into his disguise before the last Deadshot confrontation. Meanwhile, Walter discovers that Moira has been keeping the salvaged and sabotaged family yacht hidden in a warehouse.

Episode: 5: “Damaged”
Detective Lance charges Oliver with murder, so Oliver hires Laurel to be his attorney. Given Oliver’s time on the island, the district attorney offers Oliver an insanity plea with an indeterminate amount of time spent in a psychiatric facility under a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Oliver declines, and offers to take a polygraph test for Detective Lance to prove his innocence. Although his test indicates he is telling the truth about not being the vigilante, the experience causes Oliver to have flashbacks to his time on the island. Oliver specifically remembers when he is caught by the armed professionals and tortured by Deathstroke before being saved by the hooded archer, which he shares with Laurel. While under house arrest, Oliver maintains his bachelor playboy facade by throwing a prison themed party and reveals to Diggle his plan was to get caught so that he could convince everyone that he was not the vigilante from the start. To accomplish this, Oliver has Diggle dress as the vigilante and go after a German arms dealer who is in the city to sell automatic weapons to the city gangs. Oliver’s plan works and the charges are dropped against him. Meanwhile, Moira meets with the an unknown associate, who is tied to the list that Oliver has, regarding the vigilante attacking members of their secret organization. Walter leaves the house after confronting Moira on her deception.

Episode 6: “Legacies”
Oliver begins preparing to take on another individual from his father’s list, but Diggle argues that he should expand his work and help the police take down a group of bank robbers. Oliver initially refuses, believing that it detracts from his mission to right his father’s wrongs; Diggle is able to persuade Oliver in the end. Oliver uses police files and IT specialist Felicity Smoak to deduce that the robbers are actually a family unit, and that the leader Derek Reston worked for Queen Industries before Robert Queen outsourced 1500 jobs to China and the Reston family lost their home as a result. Feeling guilty, Oliver tries to persuade Derek to right his own wrongs, but when he learns that the family are going to rob another bank he chooses to stop them. During Oliver’s confrontation, Derek is shot and not killed. Meanwhile, Tommy throws Laurel a fundraiser to help her pro-bono law firm, CNRI, stay in business; Tommy hopes that this will show Laurel that he is serious about wanting a relationship with her. Flashbacks also reveal how Oliver first discovered the target names in his father’s notebook.

7) Other Arrow podcasts you may enjoy:
Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast at: http://quiverpodcast.com/
Rogue Arrow Podcast at: http://roguearrow.blogspot.com/

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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.

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  • 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 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.

5) Muy Bueno
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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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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EPISODE 25 – Completely First Class

Episode 25: Completely First Class!

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Welcome back to Completely Comics! Troy and Will cover three great topics on this week’s episdoe of Completey Comics. We catch up on the past week in our lives, talk about the new DC Comics’ Number Ones, and lastly talk about the X-Men: First Class Movie (Troy reconsiders his opinion of the Thor movie after watching the newest X-Men movie.  Enjoy!

NOTE: The review of X:Men First Class contains mild spoilers.

1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 25: Completely First Class!

2) Update with the guys

  • Troy news
  1. Drive-in
  2. DC (the City)
  3. Easy A movie, thumbs down
  • Will news
  1. Byte Girl end of school year
  2. Twin Peaks on Netflix “Who Killed Laura Palmer?”
  3. Flashpoint mini’s

3) Comic Book News

  • News of the week from comics

DC’s September Relaunches #1’s Run down (updated)

1. JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.

2. WONDER WOMAN #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.

3. AQUAMAN #1 by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

4. THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1 by Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone and Yildiray Cinar.  Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are two high school students, worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a sonspiracy of super science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control.

5. THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1 by Tony Daniel and Philip Tan.  Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New york City?  No matte the personal cost, Carter hall must don his cowl and wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive.

6. GREEN ARROW #1 by JT Krul and Dan Jurgens.  Oliver Queen is an orphan who grew up to fight crime as the Green Arrow, a billinaire playboy who uses his fortune to become a superhero – able to fight the most powerful super-villains in the univers with nothing but a bow and arrow.

7. JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti.  A team of internationally-drafted superheroes fight each other and their bureaucratic supervisors as much as they do global crime.

8. MISTER TERRIFIC #1 by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson.  The world’s third-smartest man – and one of it’s most eligilbe bachelors – uses his brains and fists against science gone mad.

9. CAPTAIN ATOM #1 by JT Krul and Freddie Willians II.  Captain Atom has all the power in the world, but no hope of saving himself.  charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, he has the potential to be a god among men – a hero without limits.  But the question is this: Will he lose himself in the process?

10. DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang.  The anthology series gets a new look.  A new series that will focus on multi-issue story arcs each featuring a different superhero from the DC Univere’s rich cast of characters, as told by some of comics’ most exciting writers and artists.

11. THE FLASH #1 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.  The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who can?

12. GREEN LANTERN #1 by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.

13. GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 by Peter Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna.  When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace.

14. GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 by Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham and Batt.  Who are the New Guardians?  The power of Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love combine to be the most powerful (and colorful) team in the corps under the leadership of Kyle Rayner.

15. RED LANTERNS #1 by Peter Milligan, Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.  Going solo, Atrocitius and his Red Lantern Corps return in thei own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable.  This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners.

16. BATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.  Bruce Wayne once again becomes the only character taking on the Batman name.

17. DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by Tony Daniel.  The series will find Bruce Wayne on the trail of a dangerous serial killer known only as the Gotham Ripper.

18. BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 by Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason.  The caped crusader battles the Gotham underworld with the help of his son, Damian.

19. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 by David Finch and Jay Fabok.  A twisted adventure that pulls Bruce Wayne deep into the halls of the famed Arkham Asylum, the houses Gotham City’s most dangerous and criminally deranged.

20. BATWOMAN #1 by J.H Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder.  The highly anticipated series begins!

21. BATGIRL #1 by Gail simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.  Batgirl’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as sdark secrtes from her past.

22. CATWOMAN #1 by Judd Winnick and Guillem March.  Meet Catwoman.  She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good.

23. BIRDS OF PREY #1 by Duane swiercynski and Jesus Saiz.  The Birds of Prey are Gotham City’s covert ops team, taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch.

24. NIGHTWING #1 by Kyle Higgin and Eddy Barrows.  After a tenure as the Batman of Gotham, Dick Grayson resumes his mantle as Nightwing! As Dick embraces his identity, Haley’s Circus, the big top where he once performed with his family, returns to Gotham – bringing with it a history of murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront friends and enemies from his past as he searches for the source of an even greater evil.

25. RED HOOD #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort. Batman’s former sidekick had put his past as The Red Hood behind him, when the reclusive Jason Todd finds himself unwillingly elected as the leader of an all-new team of outlaw vigilantes. As The Red Hood once again, Jason Todd will lead this new team of antiheroes, including Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal and Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war.

26. BATWING #1 by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver.  The first black character to wear the Batman mantle will star in his own solo series.  Fresh from the pages of Batman, Inc.

27. SWAMP THING #1 by Scott snyder and Yannick Paquette.  For years, one man served against his will as the avatar of nature.  And while he may have been freed of the monster, he’s about to learn the monster will never truly let go of him.

28. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1 by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin.  John Constantine Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu are a band of supernatural heroes united to stop the dark things the rest of the DCU does not see.

29. ANIMAL MAN #1 by Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman and Dan Green.  Buddy Baker has gone from ‘super’ man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers?

30. DEMON KNIGHTS #1 by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert.  Set in the Middle Ages, the Demon leads an unlikely team to defend civilization and preserve the last vestiges of Camelot against the tide of history.

31. FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF SHADE #1 by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli.  Frankenstein and his network of strange beings work for an even stranger government organization the Super Human Advanced Defense Executive.

32. VOODOO #1 by Ron Marz and Sam Basri.  Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster.  A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become.

33. RESURRECTION MAN #1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with Fernando Dagnino.  The cult favorite character returns in a new series.  Its the story of a hero who wakes up with new powers each time he’s killed.

34. I, VAMPIRE #1 by Josh Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino.  Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind.

35. LEGION LOST #1 by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods.  Seven heroes from the 31st Century have traveled back to the present day, and find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world and an ultimate struggle to survive.

36. LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 by Paul Levitz and Francis Portela.  In the 31st Century, the Legion is reeling from the loss of seven of their finest – and trying desperately to keep their young recruits alive against a series of terrible new threats.

37. TEEN TITANS #1 by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.  Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers.  As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash in Teen Titans #1.

38. STATIC SHOCK #1 by John Rozum, Scott Mcdaniel and Jonathan Glapion.  Virgil Hawkins has been gifted with incredible electrical powers.  Adopting the persona of Static, he faces super-powered street gangs, raging hormones, homework, and girls.

39.HAWK & DOVE #1 by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld.  It’s up to the living avatars of war and peace to root out the hidden forces who look to plunge the country into a deadly civil war.

40. STORMWATCH #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda.  Stormwatch is a dangerous super human strike force whose existence is kept secret from the world. Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo. And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds.

41. BLACKHAWKS #1 by Mike Costa and Ken Lashley.  Blackhawk is an elite group of mercenaries made up of brave men from around the world equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us. A set of contemporary tales that battle the world’s gravest threats.

42. SGT. ROCK AND THE MEN OF WAR #1 by Ivan Brandon and Tom Derenick.  The grandson of the original Sgt. Rock assumes the command of Easy Company, a team of crack ex-military men financed by a covert military contractor, as they brave the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DC Universe’s super-villains.

43. ALL-STAR WESTERN #1 by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat.  Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant – and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Featuring back-up stories starring DC’s other western heroes.

44. DEATHSTROKE #1 by Kyle Higgins, Joe Bennett and Art Thibert.

45. GRIFTER #1 by Nathan Edmondson, CAFU and BIT.  Ex-black ops agent Cole Cash is a charming grifter that few can resist. And yet he’s about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form – creatures only he can see. Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he’s gone over the edge?

46.  OMAC #1 by Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish.  A man loses control of his life as the omnipresent Brother Eye transforms him against his will into a powerful killing machine.

47.  SUICIDE SQUAD #1 by  Adam Glass and Marco Rudy.  Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Who will be the first to crack under the pressure?

48.  BLUE BEETLE #1 by Tony Bedard, Ig Guara and Ruy Jose.  It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them. It’s up to one teen hero to turn this instrument of destruction into a force for good.

49.  ACTION COMICS #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales.  This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.

50.  SUPERMAN #1 by George Perez and Jesus Merino.  What is Superman’s startling new status quo? How does it affect his friends, loved ones and his job at The Daily Planet?

51.  SUPERGIRL #1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar.  Supergirl’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman and none of his affection for the people of Earth.

52.  SUPERBOY #1 by Scott Lobdell , R.B. Silva and Rob Lean.  They thought he was just a failed experiment, grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon.

4) Review of X-Men: First Class

5) Wiki of the Week – Darwin’s History: http://marvel.com/universe/Darwin#ixzz1LRJPt7iO and http://marvel.com/news/story/16039/x-men_from_film_to_comics

6) Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

7) Contact Information: Email us at completelycomics@gmail.com or search Completely Comics on Facebook. Or leave a voicemail at 641.715.3900 and enter extension 694617#

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Completely 40 Lashes (40 minutes with Michael Lash)

Completely 40 Lashes (40 minutes with Michael Lash)

Michael Lash with the online comic Starsearchers joins Troy and Will for this extended edition of the show. The guys review Starsearchers and cover the news of the week as well as the Wiki of the Week and the Muy Bueno.

Update with the guys

Troy news
1. Chicago Comic-Con (www.c2e2.com)
2. Cape News (www.thecapepodcast.com)
3. New Website: www.completelycomics.com

Will news
1. Saw All-Star Superman
2. Got back my tax refund
3. Byte Girl’s birthday coming up
Comic Book News
News of the week from comics
Multi-Media comic related news
Young Justice on Cartoon Network (www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/youngjustice)

Review of Star Searchers (www.starsearchers.legionworld.com)

Wiki of the Week – Obama in Comics

Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

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Completely Back On Track!

Will and Troy Bring their ‘A’ Game for this Episode! Topics on this show include:

Valentine’s Day

The Cape (and The Cape Podcast over at www.thecapepodcast.com)

Crazy Comic Book News,

Cosmic Teams (at www.cosmicteams.com) and

The end of the Fantastic Four and the end of the Comics Code

And more!!!

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