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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 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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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/
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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 45: Completely DC Nation!

An hour of DC Nation, the Justice League: Doom movie, the Marvel Kapow iphone app, and John Carter of Mars are all reviewed on this episode!

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1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 45: Completely DC Nation!

2) Update with the guys

DC Nation review!

Quotes from fans:

Aaron Gabbard –  “SATURDAY CARTOONS ARE BACK!!!!!!! but what have they done to teen titans :(“

Quinn Kuzmich – “Warblegarble *drool*”

Justice League: Doom Review!

3) Comic Book News

New Avengers Trailer and Movie Poster… A new movie poster was released this week, with Robert Downy Jr. taking front and center as Iron Man.  It’s a cool poster, but it seems a little… off in my opinion.  The trailer, on the other hand, is mind blowing, and will definitely get you excited for the movie.

Earth 2 Character Designs… Recently, DC has been releasing their designs for their Earth 2 characters.  The characters have been designed by Jim Lee and Kevin Maguire.  These characters will appear in the new DC books, Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest.  Shown so far have been Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin (who is now Huntress) and Supergirl (who is now Power Girl).

No Bill Murray for Ghost Busters 3.  Bill Murray has decided against doing a Ghostbusters 3.  Apparently none of the scripts shown to him have been good enough, and it appears they never will be.  However, the plan is to still move on without Bill Murray or his character Peter Venkman.

San Diego Comic Con sold out in 90 minutes!

One of the great Golden Age artists, Sheldon Moldoff past away at the age of 91.  His first work was in Action Comics #1 with a sports piece called “Odds and Ends”.  He is known for his work on Hawkman and co-created Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Batwoman and Batgirl, Bat-Mite and Ace the Bat-Hound.

4) Resource Review: Marvel Kapow on iPhone http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Marvel+Kapow!/review.asp?c=30814

5) Wiki of the Week: John Carter http://www.comicvine.com/john-carter/29-34103/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(character)

6) Muy Buenos:

SWAMP THING #7

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE; 1:25 B&W Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE. Moss fills lungs. Leaves scrape across skin and wood against bone. A Swamp Thing is rising in The Green’s hour of darkest need…but is Alec Holland a part of it? Or is he just bleeding out in a ditch? And as Alec falls, a horrible champion is taking the throne of the Bone Kingdom at Sethe’s right hand!

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