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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
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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 44: Completely Newsworthy!

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This week, as usual, we share personal and comic book news. But this week we review Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and prepare the way for X-Men vs. Avengers.

1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 44: Completely Newsworthy

2) Update with the guys

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Newspaper Coverage

3) Comic Book News

  • This summer, Marvel is releasing a three-issue limited series titled MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES, where the red-headed Russian goes to her homeland to stop an international crisis. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity of movies, this espionage thriller promises to give readers their first full view of how lethal Black Widow can be.  “This story takes place between ‘Iron Man 2’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,'” writer Fred Van Lente tells Marvel.com.  “Black Widow is running down some loose ends from ‘Iron Man 2,’ namely some bootleg Stark technology that Justin Hammer made. It’s her and Agent Coulson going into Russia, but you’ll also probably see Nick Fury and the other heroes as necessary.”

  • On April 1, Disney XD is launching Ultimate Spider-Man, an all-new animated series for fans of all ages. To get a first look at the series, Marvel is putting out ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE, a screen capture comic book adaptation of the first episode. The issue arrives in stores on March 28.
  • Marvel has been recently releasing teaser’s to their Spider-Man focused event “The Ends of The Earth” starting in Amazing Spider-Man #682.  The teasers have been featuring various members of The Sinister Six.

  • The Occupy Movement is coming to Archie Comics.  “Occupy Riverdale” will be written by Alex Segura, who also wrote the 4 part, “Archie meets Kiss”.
  • DC Comics announced that their current website will close, in preparation for a complete website overhaul.  It will include Facebook commenting and Twitter feeds.
  • Young Justice clip

4) Resource Review: Comic Vine Forums http://www.comicvine.com/forums/

5) Wiki of the Week: Hope Summers http://www.comicvine.com/hope-summers/29-49329/

6) Muy Buenos:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #6

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS; 1:25 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE. The Justice League is united at last against Darkseid! The awesome consequences of this high-stakes battle will resonate within the series for years to come! Geoff Johns and Jim Lee end their historic first arc with a bang!

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Completely Here!

This week’s episode of Completely Comics is a jewel! There’s more humor, news and reviews in this episode than can be categorized in 140 characters. Enjoy!

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1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 22: Completely Here!

2) Update with the guys

  • Troy news
  1. Exoskeleton news: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385408,00.asp and related story http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/20/paralyzed-man-moves-freel_n_864649.html
  2. The Cape Auction update
  3. More Netflix
  • Will news
  1. L.A. Noire
  2. PSN Back Online
  3. Byte Girl Goes to Prom
  4. End of the World

3) Comic Book News

  • News of the week from comics
  • Multi-Media comic related news

4) Review of Fear Itself and Flashpoint

5) Wiki of the Week –

Flash’s Costume Ring is a small ring with a spring-loaded opening. Barry Allen, the second Flash, used this ring to compress and conceal his costume while operating in his civilian identity. By thumbing a small stud on the side, the top of the ring opened, releasing the costume (chemically treated to shrink), allowing Barry the ability to change clothes at super-speed.

Wally West, the third Flash, also uses one of these rings. Barry’s grandson, Bart Allen, used a similar ring to hide his costume while he was the Flash, and another to house his Impulse and Kid Flash costumes (he does not remove this ring under any circumstances, at least not willingly).

Notes

  • Bart’s first costume ring, that in which he stored his Impulse costume, was a gift from Wally West, and a replica of Barry’s original.

Trivia

  • Green Arrow used the ring given to him by Barry Allen as a gift when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend Black Canary.
  • The Flash has shown the ability to vibrate and compress his molecules to actually hide himself inside of the ring when the situation calls for it

6) Muy Bueno and honorable mentions

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