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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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Completely Comics Episode 68: Completely MMORPG’s!

1) Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 68: Completely MMORPG’s!

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2) Update with the…’guys’?

Introduce guest host Madisen!
Madisen talks about her big events for the week
Will updates for the week

3) Comic Book News Discussion

  • Jospeh Gordon-Levitt rumored to play Batman in Justice League movie, and cameo in Man of Steel
  • Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan confirmed for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Hugh Jackman is currently in talks to reprise his Wolverine role, after recently wrapping up filming the movie “The Wolverine.”

4) Comic Book MMO’s (discussion of the recent super hero based MMO’s)

City of Heroes/Villains  City of Heroes Homepage
Champions Online  Champions Online home
DC Universe Online  DC Universe Online – Home
Hero Up!  Super Hero Squad Show Online – Home

5) Muy Bueno (Not talked about on the show!)

FF#1
Price:  $2.99
The Story: Marvel Now! shows you the future, and it’s fantastic! In the Fantastic Four’s absence, a hand-picked substitute squad—Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and Miss Thing—must guard Earth and the fledgling Future Foundation for four minutes. What could go wrong?  From Matt Fraction and Michael Allred!

6) Wiki of the Week:

Marvel Heroes Video Game
Marvel Heroes (originally known as Marvel Universe Online and Marvel Universe) is a MMORPG currently under development by Gazillion Entertainment, under “Secret Identity Studios”  in San Mateo California. The MMORPG will be similar to its sister game Marvel Super Hero Squad Online. Characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, Deadpool and Wolverine will serve as characters that players can unlock in the game. The lead writer of the game is Brian Michael Bendis, who has written a number of major Marvel comics.  The plot will revolve around the super villain Doctor Doom and various Marvel superheroes. An official release date of the game is yet to be announced.

Gameplay will be very similar to that of the action RPGs Diablo and Diablo II. Marvel Heroes will be free-to-play. While micro-transactions will be used to fund and support the game, players will not need to spend money to access the full game.

Players will able to choose from a large and diverse cast of Marvel superheroes. These characters range from well-known and iconic such as Iron Man and Spider-Man to lesser-known and obscure such as Squirrel Girl and Ka-Zar. Currently, only a portion of the playable characters have been announced.

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Episode 56: Completely Fabulous!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 56:  Completely Fabulous!

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1) Update with the guys
  
Will
Byte Girl’s Senior Prom/Graduation
Netflix’n it up

Troy
Recorder problems
 Summer Plans

2) Comic Book News  

  • DC has been teasing the aftermath of “The Culling” mini-event between Superboy, Teen Titans and Legion Lost.  1)Superboy’s life is completely changed following the event.  He had been controlled by N.O.W.H.E.R.E. all of his life, and now that he’s free, what will he do now? 2) Kid Flash was recognized by Timber Wolf and T-Wolf attacked him.  Kid Flash doesn’t seem to know much about his past.  Does Timber Wolf know more about his past then he does? 3) The Titans themselves are thrown into a mysterious place with no visible means of returning home.  The Legionnaires are to home to the the 31st Century and discover the worst thing that could possibly happen. 4)The Ravagers series starts with some of the teens who escaped from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. led by Caitlyn Fairchild.
  • JLI Cancelled?  Rumors around the internet all point to Justice League International is ending after issue #12 and the Annual.  However, there is speculation that it may go on under a different title since the writer Dan Jurgens has a project he cannot announce yet.
  • DC Changes LGBT policy: Dan Didio had previously stated that DC would not change the sexual orientation of existing DC characters, but instead would create new ones, such as the Teen Titan’s character Bunker.  However, DC’s policy on this has ‘evolved’ and revealed that one of DC’s most prominent characters will in fact be gay in the New 52.  The word is that will be an iconic male characters who has yet to appear in the New 52.  It will be revealed sometime in June.
  • Astonishing X-Men #51: First gay wedding in comics.  Northstar and Kyle.
  • DCUO Download Content 4 – “The Last Laugh” : Mark Hamill and Adam Baldwin return to their classic roles of the Joker and Superman.  More expanded Pvp play, Shields as weapons.
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, is set to premiere on October 4th, 2013.  So far, it has been reported that Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba have signed onto the film.
  • Comic Artist Ernie Chan passes away: A week after renowned Filipino comic book artist Tony DeZuniga passed away, the industry lost another pillar on May 16 in the United States when Ernesto “Ernie” Chan, 71, of Marvel and DC comics fame died after almost a year long battle with cancer. A relative, who asked not to be named prior to seeking permission from the artist’s immediate family, confirmed via Facebook that Chan died in California last May 16, or just two-and-a-half-months shy of his 72nd birthday.  Chan is best known in the comics world for his work on Conan the Barbarian and Detective Comics.
  • Thor 2: Bleeding Cool’s rumor mill is saying that the Enchantress, a long time Thor villain will be in the upcoming Thor 2.
  • Lobo: Bleeding Cool also shared a rumor that Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson will be playing Lobo in an upcoming DC movie.

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.

Also, we talk about how difficult it is to sign up for hte the Avengers Alliance game on Facebook.

4) Wiki of the Week: Rocket from Young Justice: Invasion

Taken from Comicvine.  http://www.comicvine.com/rocket/29-16695/

Biography

Raquel Ervin was born in Paris Island, the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhood in Dakota. Although she is only the sidekick of the title character, Icon, she is the actual protagonist of the series. She yearned to become a writer,, but lacked the motivation. That is, until she met Augustus Freeman IV, a corporate lawyer who was secretly a stranded alien with superhuman powers. This occurred while she and her friends were robbing Freeman’s home. Raquel convinced Augustus to become the superhero Icon, and to take her on as his sidekick, Rocket. While in costume, she wore a belt Icon fashioned out of his escape pod’s inertia winder, which allowed her to manipulate kinetic energy.
Shortly after she began adventuring with Icon, Raquel discovered that she was pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Noble. She decided to keep the baby, becoming the first single teenage mother in comics. She gave birth to a son, whom she named Amistad Augustus Ervin, named “Amistad” after famous ship that brought slaves over from Africa to America, and “Augustus” after Augustus Freeman IV, the Human alias of Dakota City superhero Icon. During her pregnancy, Raquel trained her best friend Darnice to temporarily assume duties as Rocket. Raquel eventually resumed her role as Rocket.

Rocket was more liberal than Icon, which caused them to clash on a number of occasions. She befriended Static, another teenage superhero from Dakota City. While it has been hinted that someday they might become more than friends, their relationship remained platonic throughout the run of their respective titles.

DC Universe

In the revised Milestone continuity (which merged with the main DC Universe), Rocket is still partnered with Icon.

Powers

All of Rocket’s superhuman powers derive from the inertia winder installed in her belt buckle. This device is one of two from Icon’s escape pod, the other is installed in Hardware’s current suit of armor. When activated, the inertia winder surrounds Rocket in an “inertia field,” which absorbs, stores, and redirects any kinetic energy used against it. This field protects her from anything invested with kinetic energy: physical blows, bullets, falls, falling debris, etc. The inertia field normally extends a few inches from Rocket’s body, but she can expand the field to much greater sizes. She once enclosed a crowd of about 50 people within her field without it losing its durability.
Rocket is able to project stored energy in blasts usually from her hands over a distance, causing great damage depending on the amount of energy she uses. She can also fly by releasing the stored kinetic energy beneath her, launching her skyward. She is particularly skilled in this ability, able to perform complex aerial maneuvers and hover by controlling the amount of energy released. Rocket has also learned to how to use her inertia winder to surround her opponents in an “inertialess field” which negates any kinetic energy within it down to the molecular level, effectively immobilizing them. Some opponents even fall unconscious because the field can prevent oxygen molecules from reaching their lungs.
Other uses of his field includes imbuing objects with large amounts of kinetic energy when thrown increasing their speed, effectively allowing her to throw rocks at the speed of bullets. Alternatively she can release this energy when she throws a punch delivering enough shock force to stagger beings as powerful as Icon if she uses a high enough amount.
Rocket’s inertia field has certain weaknesses due to its very nature. The field will not activate if a person or object exerts little kinetic energy against it. This makes Rocket vulnerable to stealth attacks, which rely on slower movements and minimal force. Also, the inertia field offers little protection against weapons based on non-kinetic energy like thermal (e.g., flamethrowers) or electrical (e.g., tasers).
Raquel Ervin is a voracious reader and a gifted writer. A former high school gymnast, she is very agile and has quick reflexes. Rocket is also a good hand-to-hand combatant due to her crime-fighting experience as Icon’s sidekick.

In Other Media

Rocket appears in the animated series Young Justice, starting off in several brief cameos before joining the main cast at the end of the first season. She first appears in “Revelation,” where she battles one of Poison Ivy’s plant creatures during the Injustice League’s attack on several major cities. She later reappears in “Failsafe” as one of the Earth’s heroes who repels an alien invasion, although this was only an illusion created by Miss Martian as a training exercise.
She officially becomes a member of the team upon Icon’s induction into the Justice League. She first joins the group during a mission to locate Cheshire, which leads to an ambush orchestrated by the Riddler. She is shown to harbor an attraction to Aqualad, who helps her after she is attacked by Apokoliptian weaponry.
Rocket appears in the sequel series Young Justice: Invasion, now five years older. A legal adult, Rocket is nown shown as a member of the Justice League alongside Zatanna.

5) Muy Bueno
TEEN TITANS #9

“THE CULLING” finale!• THE TEEN TITANS and THE LEGION LOST duke it out with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the madman known as Harvest to stop the slaughter of innocent children.• This issue leads directly into this month’s RAVAGERS #1!• Continued from TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 SUPERBOY #9 and LEGION LOST #9!  Written by: Scott Lobdell

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Episode 43: Completely The Business Side Of Comics!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 43: Completely The Business Side Of Comics!

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On this episode we dedicate the entire show to the legal battles taking place in the comic world.

The Week in review

Troy’s News: He’s sick and under the influence of Dayquil.

Will’s News: Will’s laptop is shot. Will loves Comic Book Men. It’s like Pawn Stars for Geeks! Learn more about Comic Book Men by clicking here. Will loves The Walking Dead. Learn more about The Walking Dead by clicking here.

A voicemail from long-time friend of the show, Daniel Frazier (co-creator of The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler) sets up this very special episode regarding current comic  legal battles.

The legal battles we discuss are:

Tony Moore’s and Robert Kirkman’s legal battle

Neil Gaiman’s and Todd McFarland’s legal battle

Jerry Seigel’s Family’s legal battle

Jack Kirby’s Family legal battle

Gray Friedrich’s legal battles with Marvel

Listen to hear summaries of the court cases, our opinions, and the implications for of the legal battles on all comic fans!

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Episode 33: Completely Young Justice Preview

On this episode we return to the studio to record what our internet research uncovered about upcoming episodes of the Young Justice Show on Cartoon Network. We also share our thoughts about the new 52 and our local comic shop!

The next three episodes of Young Justice are:
Season 1, Episode 10: Targets (airing 9/16/2011),
Season 1, Episode 11: Terrors (airing 9/23/2011)
Season 1, Episode 12: Home Front (airing 9/30/2011)

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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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Completely Conglomeration!

In what my be the most disjointed episode of Completely Comics, Troy and Will share interviews recorded while at Conglomeration 2011. There is so much information in these interviews that you may have to listen to this episode twice. Learn about a trans-media podcast/comic, how to get an autographed book, a Joss Whedon (or is it Wil Wheaton) festival, a horror festival, and a cool fan DVD for Marvel and DC. Will shares the microphone with Byte Girl to share the news of the week. Two words, Awe Some.

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Websites mentioned in the show:

www.gameknights-podcast.com

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Smoke-Robert-Preston-Walker/dp/1438922493

http://www.autographedbooksonline.com/

http://www.whedonitesunited.com/

www.frightnightfilmfest.com

and of course all Conglomeration information can be found at www.conglomeration.info

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