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Episode 70: Completely It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I’m Feeling Pretty Okay)

1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 70: Completely The End of The World As We Know It (And I’m feeling pretty darn okay)

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2) Weekly Updates

Will- working on FB pages
Troy- Cramps and Bloating….
Madisen- is still awesome and let Troy out of the corner, but he liked it there! 😉

  • In light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings:

“Let’s Give Sandy Hook School a Winter Wonderland”

Snowflake Drive – Like our children, no two snowflakes are alike. We invite you to create snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook School’s new home. Be creative! All colors and designs are welcome. We know that children will enjoy creating art that can adorn the walls of SHS’s new elementary school. CT PTSA has been contacted from schools across the state and this is a project we can all share. “Snowflake” drop boxes will be available at all schools or can be mailed to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.

3) Comic Book News and Discussion

  • Dan Slott has been receive death threats over his Amazing Spider-Man plotline, on Twitter and on Facebook.  Dan says, “Reality check: There is NO such thing as a ‘funny death threat,'” Slott said on Sunday via Facebook. “Especially if you TAG someone in it. If you think, because of something happening to a FICTIONAL character, that you need to type out a death threat and SEND it to someone: You. Need. Help. If you follow my twitter, you know I’ve taken a devilish bit of delight in re-posting these (mainly because they usually make the OP look like a raving loon– and, for a time, that WAS funny to me.) Well… That’s over. From now on, they ALL get reported. The End.”
  • The animated Dark Knight Returns part 2, based on Frank Miller’s best selling graphic novel will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on January 29th, 2013.  Lost and Person of Interest star Michael Emerson will be voicing The Joker while Human Target star Mark Valley will play Superman.  Peter Weller will continue as Batman.  Other voice actors include Conan O’Brien, David Selby (The Social Network), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), and Michael McKean.
  • As you may or may not know, Jamie Foxx will be playing Electro in the next Spider-Man movie.  He has stated that the outfit looks different than the comic.  It won’t be green and yellow, and they are trying new things.
  • James Callis has been added to the Arrow cast.

4)  End of the World Discussion

  • 4 Horsemen – Death, Famine, War, Pestilence
  • End of the World Party … who would you invite?
  • The Walking Dead
  • Blackest Night
  • Galactus
  • Brainiac
  • Scott Sigler’s Infected
  • Group site’s verdict is that LSH & Brainiac 5 would be able to stop the Apocalypse.

5) Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

  • Animaniacs is returning to TV. on The Hub! As the perfect Christmas gift, Animaniacs will join The Hub on Monday, December 24 with a marathon from 4-8 p.m. (ET). Check your local listings!  DC comics published the title from 1995 – 2000 for a total of 59 regular monthly issues, plus two specials.

Troy’s note: check out Superbia by Boom Studios Written by Grace Randolph
All-New X-Men #4


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Orig. Published:  December 19, 2012
Rating:  Rated T+
Price:  $3.99
The Story: The Original 5 X-Men come face to face with their counterparts…and it isn’t a peaceful meeting!

FF #2


Writer:  Matt Fraction
Orig. Published:  December 19, 2012
Price:  $2.99
The Story: (hide) Variant cover by MIKE ALLRED • Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um — Ms. Thing? • How does the rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team? • What classic Fantastic Four super-villain can’t wait to get their hands on the new FF?

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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 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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