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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 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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