Episode 223: Speeding Bullets Week 2!!!

Episode 223: Speeding Bullets Week 2: This episode we take the second of a two part casual look at a number of DC titles including Azrael 11, Wonder Woman 602, Justice League Generation Lost 8, Our Army at War 1, Green Arrow 3, Action Comics 892, Batman Confidential 48, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors 1, Freedom Fighters 1, Outsiders 32 and much more!

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  our ongoing contest (Ragingcontest@gmail.com), senseiofwhatnot@gmail.com, http://www.geturgeekonradio.com, http://www.comiccollectorlive.com , http://www.nycomiccon.com show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.  

3:37 Azrael 11, Wonder Woman 602

1:01:18 Booster Gold discussion and overview of Justice League Generation Lost 8 (quick chat about Time Masters Vanishing Point 2), Our Army at War 1, Green Arrow 3, Action Comics 892

1:54:17 Listener Voicemail

2:03:59 Batman Confidential 48, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors 1, Freedom Fighters 1, Outsiders 32

2:34:13 Lantern Savage Audio Comment and response

3:05:19 Show Closing

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com and the forum for regular updates.

This week, the gals rule the conversation

I know everyone can guess at least one female character I’m going to discuss this week.  And I promise, we’ll get to that.  But for now, excuse me while I take a short break to do the Dance of Joy.

Still here?  Good.  I guess I should probably explain that, huh?

I have to confess that Superman isn’t exactly my favorite character.  It’s Lois Lane.

I had ambitions of being a reporter once.  (Okay, so maybe I still think about it sometimes.)  It was my thing in college.  I learned about journalism terms like writing leads (and burying them), the inverted pyramid, and the importance of sources.  Sometimes I even slip into reporter mode when I’m writing this blog.

Every so often, we hear about reporters “protecting their sources.”  It seems to me the ultimate protection of a source–and no, I don’t care that it’s only a comic book–is Lois Lane’s knowledge that Clark Kent is Superman.  Talk about sitting on the story of a century!

But hey, I could go on forever about the character development of Lois Lane.  The one piece of information that has bugged me over the last couple of months though, is when Paul Cornell announced that Lois would be featured in his Action Comics run as Lex Luthor’s girlfriend.

WHAT?!?!

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Paul Cornell on Action Comics and why this could be great.

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/04/12/paul-cornell-steps-in-as-new-action-comics-writer/

Paul Cornell on Action. Wow, I did not see that coming. I’ve mentioned on the show for quite some time that besides my love for comics, I am a huge Dr. Who fan. Paul is the creator of Bernice Summerfield who was first a companion to Dr. Who in the Virgin New Adventures novels. These books were just fantastic and gave fans Dr. Who that was compelling when there was no series to follow. Paul’s growth as a novelist throughout that series was so fun to follow. His work at Marvel has been pretty darn good, with Wisdom being a favorite of mine.

Now I get the chance to see him take on Superman.  He was one of a series of creative writers who pushed the envelope of Dr. Who in novels and I look forward to see him play around with Clark’s world. I think the key to his Dr. Who books was that he really understood the core values of the character. As comic fans, we want a writer who knows that is an important step to keeping us on board.   I really think this could wind up being a great run.

Pete Woods on Action Comics

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/11/new-action-art-team-in-june-woods-on-interiors-finch-on-covers/

I’ve been very curious to see who will be involved in the Superman titles, as I have been enjoying them greatly. I am thrilled Pete Woods is going to be on Action as the artist. I’ve liked his take on Clark’s world since the breathtaking Up,Up, and Away arc from OYL.  The past year has made me very Superman happy and I am looking forward to the new teams taking that even farther.