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Episode 71: Completely Unscripted!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 71: Completely Unscripted!
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Unscripted episode!  Here are some topics..

The Not So Secret Orgin Of Madisen
Troy’s Christmas Lights
Dungeons and Dragons on Google + (Tabletop Forge)
Battlestar Gallactica
Amazing Spider-Man #700
Comic Book Realism vs Escapism
DC Animation – Superman vs The Elite, Batman: Year One, Batman: Under the Red Hood
Marvel NOW! Fantastic Four, FF, Uncanny Avengers
The Truman Show
Aquaman, Red Hood and the Outlaws
The Walking Dead
Stan Lee’s Birthday
Cosplay
My Little Pony
Much, Much, More!

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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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The Ages of Comics, by Will Mitchell

We had a recent discussion over on our Facebook group page,  about the different ages of comics.  Starting with the Golden Age, and going to the present.  There have been several different eras and transitional periods since the beginning, so I thought I’d put my two cents in.

1) The Golden Age (Jan 1936 – 1944ish)

New Fun (later More Fun) Comics #1 (first serial comics produced that weren’t newspaper clips) -> The Rise of EC Comics (Super heroes begin to fade out, Horror rises)  This era is notable for the creation of super hero comics and the high patriotism shown by it’s classic characters.

2) The Wertham Era (1944- 1954)

EC Comics Horror comics -> “Seduction of the Innocent” published.  Horror and detective type stories were on the rise, and super hero comics were on the down swing.  Although some super heroes continued to be published, they were few.  Covers depicting women in bondage and horror scenes were prominent.  This era ended with the publication of ‘Seduction of the Innocent’ and the formation of the ‘Comics Code Authority’.

3) The Silver Age (1954 – 1971/73)

Showcase #4 First Barry Allen Flash -> foggy, but the big two companies did it within a couple of years of each other.. Green Lantern v2 #85-86 and Amazing Spider-Man #121.   The silver age was a return to innocence of comics.  The stories were written to target young boys, and super heroes returned to prominence.  With the re-imagining of DC’s stable, and the creation of characters such as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, super heroes were back to stay.  This era ended between 1971 and 1973.. with the more adult issues being covered at DC and Marvel.  Green Arrow discovered his sidekick, Speedy was doing heroine, and Spider-Man’s girl friend, Gwen Stacy was killed by the Green Goblin.

4) The Bronze Age (1973ish – 1986)

This age runs until the tumultuous mid- 80’s.  Comics seemed to be growing up, but were still restricted by the CCA.  Characters were drawn more sexy (see the Legion of Super-Heroes of the Cockrum and Grell eras).  Team books were popular, New Teen Titans, X-Men and Legion of Super-Heroes were the top sellers of the day.
Crisis on Infinite Earths, Secret Wars, Dark Knight Returns and The Watchmen, really changed the landscape of comics. Comics became more dark.. grim, gritty and edgy.

5) The Dark Age aka The Iron Age (1986 – 1992)

With the grittiness of the dark age, comics were no longer aimed at the younger readers, and comics are harder to find at your local convenience store or pharmacy. Books go to direct comic stores only. Soon, a group of artists become fed up with not owning their creations and form Image Comics, ending the age, and changing the face of comics forever.

6) The Image Era aka The Copper Age? (1992 – 1998)

Many independent companies become inspired by Image’s success. A wide variety of comics are published, but many die quickly. Variant covers are the norm.. holographic covers, foil covers, books with bullet holes. Speculators buy every #1 and variant book they can get their hands on. Gimmicks are tried by all the publishers. Heroes Reborn, Death of Superman, Batman’s broken back, etc. Marvel filed for bankruptcy and sales plummet.

7)  The Dynamic Age (coined by CBR writer) (1998 – 2004)

The rise of new blood at DC and Marvel (Dan Didio and Joe Queseda) ushered in a time of growth for both companies. The two companies tried new things, including Marvel’s Ultimate Comics line, and DC’s Young Justice, Major Bummer, Chase and more. Overall, it’s a good time to be a fan, with both of the big two basically recovering from the implosion of the previous age.

8) The Event Age (which the name must be changed.. it’s almost a Dark Age 2) (2004-2011)

Things grow darker again, as the Comics Code is removed from many books. Books such as Identity Crisis and X-Men are incredibly dark and violent. Decapitations, rape, and other horrible actions are depicted in many comics.  Event books were published constantly by companies.  Sometimes multiple events were occurring at the same time throughout the companies lines.

9) The Digital Age (2011- Present)

Publishers go day and date digital, meaning, comics are offered online the same day they go to print. It’s specifically marked by DC in September as they released their ‘New 52’.  This age is still going, as the companies continue to perfect their digital releases, and try new things with the technology.  As the use of personal tablets and cell phones grow, it can be assumed that digital comics will grow along with them.

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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 53: Completely John Tyler Christopher

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 53: Completely John Tyler Christopher

Annihilators: Earthfall #1 by John Tyler Christopher

Listen while we talk with talent cover artist John Tyler Christopher.  Recorded at Conglomeration 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. There is a buzz that is heard through the recording. We choose to believe it is simply the electricity in the room!

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Show Notes:
1) Quick Into by Will.. without Troy…  awkward!

2) John Tyler Christopher interview.

1:49    John works for Marvel and Top Cow (Currently on Witchblade!)

2:15    A quick review of the Art in Witchblade.

2:40    Review of work on New Mutants, Thunderbolts, which is changing into Dark Avengers.

2:55    The Love Fest begins, John shares his love of Luke Cage.

3:15     John shares his love to the Marvel Character Troll.

3:53    John shares his love for ‘B’ Characters.

5:45    John shares his love for Rembrandt (the artist, not Rembrandt toothpaste) John realizes this is going to be ‘One of those interviews’.

7:13    John drops he is ‘Doing something on spider-man’ that he cannot discuss…

7:39    John shares a time when he was discussing the mechanics of Spider-man as part of his work – Awesome!.

8:22    John discusses how parenting has affected his art.

9:05    John shares how Comics are full of role models for our daughters.

9:54    “Nothing makes me happier than when a dad or mom has their daughter at a comic show.”

10:30    John shares who he thinks are role models for girls in Comics.

13:22    John shares a topic that begins with the phrase, “As a businessman…”

14:10     John begins his discussions of specific Covers he has created. He begins with Annaliators Earthfall #1.

15:43    John discusses the Hidden codes he has inserted on Witchblade covers. NOTE: we have edited out the specific code upon his request.

20:10    John shares his vision for the future of Digital Comics.

24:50    John shares the Dave Matthews Story.

26:00    John shares you can contact him on deviantart page or google him or follow him on Twitter.

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Episode 50: Completely Hitting a Milestone!


Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 50: Completely Hitting a Milestone

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1) A complete re-introduction of the guys

Will’s First Comic!

Troy’s First Comic!

Will Mitchell was born and raised near a small town in rural Kentucky. At a young age, he was introduced to the world of comics by his brother, Stewart. Early favorites included Justice League, The Avengers, Legion of Super-Heroes and the Defenders. Will has worked on several writing projects, including a screenplay for “Vampire Mistress” with Rodney Wess at RW Films LLC. Over the years, Will’s enjoyment of comics has increased. He was so inspired by the Legion of Substitute Podcasters that he begin a podcast with life-long friend Troy Price.
As a kid, Troy Price passed the time on the long bus ride home from school reading comics, frequently ones borrowed from Will.  Back then, Will was the source of all comic book knowledge… much like now.   Over the years, Troy never forgot the amazing world of his comic book heroes.  When Troy moved back ‘home’ (not his mother’s basement), he and Will picked up where they left off talking about comics. Now they don’t talk about comics on the school bus – they talk about comics on this show.

Completely Comics is a light-hearted and humorous introduction to the comic book world.  Discover the origin of some of your favorite characters, both classic and newly created.  Listen to writers and illustrators talk about their work.  Find out what’s happening in comic book news — from comic book movies to trends in comic publishing. Tune in to learn the best new comics each week.

Join Troy and Will as they illuminate, exaggerate, and celebrate the world of comics. Catch the ‘Wiki Of The Week’ and the ‘Muy Buenos’.

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2) Comic Book News  

  • The Return of He-Man.  DC Comics will be bringing the Masters of the Universe back to the Comic book pages.  It will be written by James Robinson (Starman, The Shade) and drawn by Philip Tan.  Skeletor has won, and is in power sitting in Castle Greyskull.  He-Man and the other masters have no memory of their battles with Skeletor and his lackeys.

3) Resource Review:  
How is a comic book made? In a detailed blog post (link below), Kevin and Ludovic share how they go through the creation process of their awesome Tart webcomic.
http://tartwebcomic.blogspot.com/2012/03/insight-into-how-our-comic-comes.html

4) Muy Bueno

Saga #2
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
Published by Image

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Episode 28 – Completely Derby City Comic Con

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This episode is full of fun, interviews, and information! Warning: Those who listen feel like they have enjoyed the Derby City Comic Con more completely!

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