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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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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 48: Completely The Lexington Comic And Toy Convention!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 48: Completely Lexington Comic & Toy Convention!

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On this episode of Completely Comics, Troy and Will visit the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Below is a list of guests on the show with the approximate times that the guests appear in the episode.

*see more photos on our Facebook page:  Lexington Comic Con Photo Album

0:00 Introduction

5:35 Doctor Who Family

7:25 Patricia Leisten
“Scott Summers is a jerk!” You can quote her on that.
Jay Leisten’s website is http://www.jayleisten.com/

11:58 Mark Kidwell
Mark talks about ‘68’ from Image Comics and ‘Bump’ from Fangoria Comics.
Here is his page on Comic Vine: http://www.comicvine.com/mark-kidwell/26-55682/

13:22 Don Glut
Don speaks about age bias, creativity in animation, working with Stan Lee, voice-over work, the 30 minute commercials called ‘Saturday Morning TV’, The Mummy’s Kiss, and why he hated to hear “This is the best script I ever read.” Don denies he named He-man, explains why he named the ‘Castle Grayskull’ and talks about his volunteer work with dinosaur fossils. Here is his website: http://www.donaldfglut.com/

23:26 Patrick from Lexington

25:00 Shawn Pryor with Action Lab Entertainment
Shawn talks about comics as literature, he shares that the Princeless Comic Received Five 2012 Glyph Nominations and that they are happy to be based out of Lexington, Kentucky. Their website is: http://www.actionlabcomics.com

28:05 Claude Miles and Billy Boyd from Breakfast Impossible.
They talk about their webisodes and web comic as well as Concave: Kentucky’s longest running Science-Fiction Convention and explain why it is like a sci-fi ‘club-med’ Their web address ishttp://www.breakfastimpossible.com             

30:58 Bertena Varney- Vampire Sociologist
Professor Varney talks about Vampire vanquishing kits (including sharpened Louisville Sluggers) and her book Lure of the Vampire. She shares that while there is a little known Chinese story of a vampire described as ‘shiny’, the current ‘Twilight’ phenomenon provides a disservice to the traditional vampire. Her website can be found at: http://searchforthelure.webs.com/

34:40 Kayla Perkins
Kayla announces the World Premiere of the Kentucky Movie ‘The Killbillies; Find out more about Kayla athttp://www.kaylaperkins.com

35:34 ‘Tommy’ Power Ranger Fangirl

36:46 Catherine Sutherland
Catherine is the Pink Power Ranger throughout the “Power Ranger Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo” Series. Catherine shares her love for the fans and announces she is working on a children’s book.  Here is a link to her wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Sutherland

39:30 Nakia Burrise
Nakia is  the Yellow Power Ranger throughout the “Power Ranger Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo” Series.  Nakia shares her love for the fans. Nakia also candidly shares her personal faith and her hopes for her new clothing line, Eternally His Design.

44:45  Kaitlyn from Lexington

46:04 Catherine is Supergirl, and James
Catherine expresses why she dresses in a full supergirl costume for the Con, and James, from the “Evening with Robert Kirkman” Completely Comics episode says hello.


47:45 Jonny Fairplay, reality TV Icon
Jonny talks about “The Boys” comic and a soon to be released comic project that he can’t mention.  We talk about his legal name change and all his charity work.  Follow Jonny on Twitter at @jonnyfairplay

53:01 Dean Lorey
Dean talks about Arrested Development’s return to TV as well as all the movies his written and co-written. Dean shares his favorite line that he has written. It is worth hearing it here and then finding it in the actual movie!

54:16 Drew Curtis
Drew talks about the beginnings of www.fark.com  and how it jsut kept growing. Drew shares tips about monetization of websites and shares a new service that he is exploring.

1:00:42 Kentucky Geek Girl, Natasha Collier
Natasha talks about the Hunger Games movie and something about a guy named Mr. Bates in an Abbey?

1:01:42 Legendary comic artist, Mike Grell
While Mr. Grell draws Shadow Lass, he talks about his first job at DC, the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Pilgrim comic and a possible Jon Sable big budget movie.

1:13:50 Craig Boldman
Craig, artist on Jughead for Archie Comics talks about his innovative use of his iPad to make an amazing sketch card line. Craig also talks about is personal webcomic titled talipoe. Find more at http://www.facebook.com/cboldman1

1:20:14 Phoenix Kasai
Pheonix talks about her love of Rogue and Gambit; and how great it is to work with Craig Boldman.  Find out more about her at: http://www.phoenixkasai.com/  or http://www.facebook.com/PhoenixKasaiCosplay

1:22:49 Jerrod Greer, Lexington Comic and Toy Convention Organizer
Jarrod announces preliminary numbers of attendees at the convention as well as the dates of next year’s Lex Con. (Note: Listen for Jonny Fairplay’s unscheduled appearance.)

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Bonus Episode: Completely Who Is Under The Hood?

 

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Our website was slammed after The Walking Dead Season Two Finale. Everyone was asking the same question, ‘Who is the hooded stranger in The Walking Dead’. This Bonus episode answers who the girl in the hood is and we take a live call from the Kentucky Geek Girl about the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention!

WARNING: In this episode we SPOIL The Walking Dead Season Two finale… and answer the questions the show left hanging..

Be warned: SPOILERS AHOY!

1) Who is under the hood?

2) Why are there armless zombies on chains?

3) What happens at the Prison.

4) Who is the Governor.

5) What’s up about the Helicopter.

and more..!

Phone call from Natasha, the Kentucky Geek Girl.  www.kentuckygeekgirl.com
She will be giving away free carved “Geek Soap” with the Batman Logo at Lexington Comic & Toy Convention.  The soap is made by Lesley Karpiuk from www.geeksoap.net.

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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 29 Completely Daniel Frazier and Wonder Woman, with no pants!

Welcome back to Completely Comics! Troy, Will and guest host Daniel Frasier discuss news from the San Diego Comic Con, Talk in detail about Daniel’s Creation ‘Nightclaw and Prowler’ as well as the details of the business of making a viable comic out of an idea you have while doodling.

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Shownotes

1) Welcome to the show.

2) Update from the guys

Will’s news:  Boo on G4

Troy’s news: An interesting thing happened while shopping on eBay

Daniel’s news: Completely finished Issue 5 of Nightclaw and Prowler

3) Comic Book News

News from the San Diego Comic Con

  • DC
  • One of the main goals for the new DC 52, is to add more diversity to the line.  It was confirmed that The Atom in the Justice League book will be Ryan Choi (chweh).  Ryan was murdered in the current DCU, but I suppose Flashpoint will change alot of things.
  • Flashpoint #5 will feature a double page spread to show the journey from Flashpoint to DC’s New 52.
  • Some stuff about the new 52
  • Action Comics will tell the early story of Superman.  Not the boy from Smallville, but his early days in Metropolis.  he doesn’t have the same power set, he’s younger and brasher.
  • It’s been confirmed that the Lois Lane/Clark Kent marriage is dissolved, as previous believed.  In Superman #1, Lois Lane’s new boyfriend is Daily Planet co-worker Jonathan Carroll.
  • Wonder Woman’s book isn’t going to retell her origin.. but will start right into the action.
  • Wonder Woman has lost her pants.
  • Barbara Gordon is returning to Batgirl, because she is the most recognizable Batgirl.
  • There are no plans for Wally West in the new Flash series.  It will focus on Barry Allen.
  • Vixen and Lady Godiva will be in Justice League International.
  • Demon Knights shows the fall of Camelot and explores the DC Universe in medieval times.
  • Booster Gold may or may not be aware of the old timeline.
  • DC will still be holding the line at 2.99.
  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents will return with Nick Spencer remaining as writer in November.
  • Grant Morrison’s book, Multiversity will come out next summer.  Grant’s last Batman story will be Batman Leviathan which will also come out next year.
  • IDW Publishing and DC Comics Team-up for the Star Trek/Legion of Super-heroes cross over.  It will be a six issue miniseries, written by Chris Roberson and drawn by Jeffrey and Phillip Moy.  Covers will be provided by Phil Jimenez with variant covers from past Legion artists Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, and Mike Grell.
  • Vertigo
  • Due to the breakout success of Fables, an all-new ongoing series is being launched called Fairest… spotlighting the female characters from Fables.  The first story will be a three-issue arc focusing on Sleeping Beauty by Bill Willingham and artist Phil Jiminez.  The series will include a Rapunzel storyline by novelist Laren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, as well as a third Cinderella story by Chris Roberson and Shawn McManus.
  • Marvel
  • The question of who will be the new Ultimate Spider-Man will be answered in Ultimate Fallout #4.
  • The Twelve mini-series will be concluded.  Number 9 will drop in february 2012.  How long has this been delayed?  Does anyone care anymore?
  • Post Fear Itself, many titles will be branded with the ‘battle scars’ logo.. plus ‘shattered heroes’ one shots focusing on Thor, Captain America and Iron Man.  Matt Fraction will be co-writing a bi-weekly 12-issue limited series titled “The Fearless” with Chris Yost and Cullen Bunn, which picks up directly after the event.  Fraction will also be writing another post-‘Fear itself’ title, a new Defenders series drawn by Terry Dodson.
  • October will see the end of X-men Schism as well as the final issue for Uncanny X-Men.  X-men Regenesis #1 will be released that month, as well as Wolverine and the x-men #1.
  • Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness come together in December to release Cable Reborn.  Bringing the currently dead Cable back to the Marvel Universe.  Cable has been dead since the X-men ‘second coming’ event a year ago.
  • AKA Jessica Jones and The Hulk are both in development for ABC.
  • A Cloak and Dagger series and a Mockingbird series are in development for ABC Family.
  • Marvel Animation has Ultimate Spider-Man being developed for Disney XD.  A slide show from the panel showed a sketch of Spider-man and Spider-Ham together.  Drake Bell will be the voice of Spider-man.  Stan Lee will have a recurring role as a janitor at Peter’s school.
  • Hulk and the Agents of SMASH is in development at Disney XD.  It will feature Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar, A-Bomb and She-Hulk.
  • Oni Press
  • Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s “The Sixth Gun” is coming to the Syfy network as a six episode mini-series.  The miniseries is a test to see if it could be a regular series.
  • Image
  • Brian K Vaughn (from Ex Machina, Y:the last man, and runaways) hasn’t been in the comics field for over a year, but will return in 2012’s image book, Saga.  Co-created by Fiona Staples, Saga will be an ongoing drama for adults focusing on a family struggling for survival in the midst of war.

4) Interview with Daniel Frazier about his work.

Here are links mentioned during the interview:

http://www.nightclawandprowler.weebly.com

http://www.oldworldcomics.weebly.com

http://www.comicheronews.com (Daniel’s Thought Balloons column)

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