Comic Conversations Episode 28

Image and video hosting by TinyPicfettman, luro, and (a very crappy sounding) marvell2k return to talk all things comics for the week of August 20th, 2014. Including but not limited to…

News: Dr. Strange Movie News, Spider-Woman Cover Controversy , July Comic Book Sales, and Fox talking to Boom!Studios.

luro’s Lighting Round Review of Little Nemo #1.

Our Regular Reviews of this week’s books:
Original Sins #5, Multiversity #1, Secret Avengers #7, Trees #4, Ghost Rider #6, Daredevil #7, New Avengers #23, Nova #20, Magneto #8, All-New X-Factor #12, Ms. Marvel #7, and Delinquents #1.

And as always we talk our picks of the week and preview next week’s books. All this and so much more on a brand new edition of Comic Conversations~!

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Luro’s Issues

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Luro’s Issues is where I, lovable and outspoken member of the Comic Conversations team, speak an issue that either hasn’t come up on the podcast, or came up and I didn’t feel like steamrolling the other guys to monologue. So, we begin.

Why No DC Bro?

fettman famously was brought brought into comics by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, so a newish fan. Marvell2k, obvious by the name, was raised in a small hut on the exotic nation of Cuba by escaped Marvel staffers who fled during the Shooter era. He cannot read DC because of some odd indoctrination his parents performed on him between bouts of firearms training(For the eventual attack on Shooter).

For myself, the first comic I bought on my first solo trip to a comic shop was the pictured issue of Grant Morrison’s Justice League. I went on to read Waid’s Flash, Robinson’s Starman, Various Green Lantern writers, JSA and so on. I had previously been a giant fan of Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis Justice League, which I had read from my brother’s collection.

Where some people might think the New 52 is what put me off, but this isn’t true. The New 52 failed to regrow my interest, but my sliding away began with Identity Crisis. Identity Crisis was a hugely successful mini that has since become incredibly hated by a portion of the comic fan base, and fondly remembered by another portion. The thrust of the story was Dr. Light, a goofy jobber villain, had raped Sue Dibny in the the past, so the Justice League basically decided to lobotomize him, explaining why he was always a horrible c list villain.

It was an incredibly off putting, mean spirited event. DC would continue to do this off and on. Cry For Justice, Wonder Woman murdering Max Lord and the death of Ted Kord(a one-two punch that saw me drop every dc comic on my pull list at the time), that horrific Superman story where he walked across america being a dick. Not to say DC didn’t do anything good after Identity Crisis of course, but it had introduced a mean streak.

I was excited for the new 52, I hadn’t read any of the books regularly when it came out and it was a fresh start. What did I get during this fresh start? A lot of the writers I was interested in reading working on Watchmen prequels instead of the biggest relaunch in comic history for one. A very good Animal Man and Swamp Thing comic. Some new things like Demon Knights and Frankenstein(both cancelled since, yay!), and even a return of Resurrection Man, a character I was sure only I remembered and loved. His book sucked incidentally, and was cancelled.

I also saw a Batman villain running around with the Joker’s cut off face nailed to his head, Princess Kori becoming a whore Starfire, Catwoman’s defining characteristic being her tits and her love of fucking Batman in issue one of her book, and the general high level of pointless violence. More recently, Future’s End (Another of DC’s “If we put out an issue a week we sell more derp!” plan) show’s that DC’s plan to success is extreme violence and impossible to like characters. The fun has been almost entirely sucked out of the entire company, replaced with 90s era Image violence and sex.

To be 100% fair, I often say I’m not reading much DC now, and if I guess Future’s End (where they killed off most of the interesting characters from the Wildstorm universe in the first issue, btw) isn’t indicative of what DC is doing overall, then maybe I should give them a shot. But whenever I read about DC books I am told that the books they don’t rely on being terrible to their readers are the exception and not the rule. And my dislike of Geoff Johns(whose first issue of Aquaman was entirely based around justifying the existence of a character who has been accepted just fine since Peter David wrote him 2 decades ago doesn’t help.

But a slow slide to douchebaggery and a first impression of same has pretty much kept me from checking out most DC books. Marvell and fettman aren’t offended by these things the way I am, they just see no reason to read any of the books.

Next Time!

I consider putting over Wildstorm, with as little bitching about how DC ruined it as possible. Though DC did ruin it.

Comic Conversations Episode 27

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fettman, luro, and marvell2k (via telephone) return to all things comics for the week of August 8th, 2014. Which Include but are not limited to:

News: Inhumans Movie Announcement and Disney Buying Time Warner?

Our Lighting Round Reviews of: Avengers World and Wolverine and the X-Men.

Regular Reviews of: Original Sin 7, Astro City 17, Walking Dead 130, Amazing Spider-Man 5, Avengers Undercover 8, Hulk 5, Fantastic Four 8, Deadpool 33, Thunderbolts 29, Inhuman 3, Captain America 23, X-Men 18, and Spider-Man 2099 2.

And as always we preview next week’s books: Mulitversity, Little Nemo, Trees, Ghost Rider, All-New X-Factor, Daredevil, Magneto, Ms. Marvel, New Avengers, OG Sins, Delinquents, Secret Avengers, and Nova.

All this and so much more on a brand spanking new episode of COMIC CONVERSATIONS~!

Lastly, remember to keep one Mr. Karl Stern/Dragon King/Friend of all in your prayers as he fights illness.
http://dragonkingkarl.blogspot.com/

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The discussed JO Crystal Craigslist ad.
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Comic Conversations Episode 26

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fettman, luro, and marvell2k return to talk the week of August 8th’s comics, which include but are not limited to:

Our Regular Reviews of: Lazarus 10, Miracle Man 9, Moon Knight 6, Original Sin 3.4, Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man 4, Original Sin 5.3, Iron Fist 5, Punisher 9, Rocket Raccoon 2, Superior Foes of Spider-Man 14, Superior Spider-Man 32, Legendary Star Lord 2, and New Avengers 22.

Next Week’s Books: Astro City, Walking Dead, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers Undercover, Avengers World, Captain America, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Inhumans, Nova – Special, Original Sin, Spider-Man 2099, Thunderbolts
United States of Murder, Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men, and the graphic novel Thanos Infinity Revelation.

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The discussed pics:

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Comic Conversation Episode 25

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fettman, luro, and marvell2k return to talk the week of July 30th’s comics, which include but are not limited to:

Lighting Round Reviews of: East of West, Manhattan Projects, and Low.

Regular Reviews of: The Wake, Sandman Overture, 100th Anniversary Guardians of the Galaxy, Secret Avengers, All-New Ghost Rider, Avengers, Avengers World, Cyclops, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk vs Iron Man, Uncanny Avengers, X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, and  New Avengers.

And as always we preview next week’s books, all this and more on a new comic conversations~!!!

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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: MARATHON! DAY 31! VICTORY!

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“DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show:  Cast thine ears upon the end of the July Classic Wrestling Marathon.  An Andre the Giant sized show clocking in at over 100 minutes!  Behold- mailbag questions!  Behold- Bryan Alvarez as a guest (complete with Antediluvian Biblical references)!  Behold- the long lost first half of the Comic Conversations show (Crisis and Secret Wars)!  ALL IN THIS GIANT SIZED MARATHON ENDING EPISODE!  Thus ends the marathon.”

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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: COMIC CONVERSATIONS!

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“DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon Day 25! The Comic Conversations gang joins me to look back at 1982’s G.I. Joe #1 from Marvel Comics. Luro, Fettman, and Marvell2k from Comic Conversations bring their great review style to the front page!

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