DC Cancels Seven Ongoing Titles: Shout out to Ifanboy

http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/Confirmed__DC_Cancels_Seven_Ongoing_Titles

Thanks to Rafael Sanz for pointing out the Ifanboy article above.

This is really sad because I think these are 7 really strong and diverse titles.

Doom Patrol – This is a title that only got better over time. The opportunity to see how the Chief messed with the heads of his team and that they eventually broke away from that really connected me to this group. As Giffen started to really spotlight the characters, I really started to love this twisted little title. Matthew Clark has been fantastic on art. It brought in some of the coolness of the Morrison run while bringing in all of the nutty history of the Doom Patrol. This book made sense of it all and made you see how these characters work in a modern setting. Negative Man was my personal favorite character in this book. Although the issues involving the betrayal of Elasti Girl by Steve Dayton and the Chief were really stellar.

JSA All Stars – Freddie E. Williams II is a long time friend of the show and amazing artist. I love the Vertigo and Shadowpact work of Matthew Sturgis. This team has been really interesting to follow. It started off with Magog and Power Girl breaking off into a strike force. This team was having a tough time adjusting to Magog. As a reader, this book and Magog’s solo title seemed to mirror each other in the development of the character. Seeing the rest of the JSA react to Magog in a way that I was feeling added a sense of realism to the book. When he eventually was booted from the team, they grew together as a family and we saw the return of favorites like Atom Smasher and Sand. It also led to the intro of cool character Anna Fortune who has a rich connection to Dr. Fate. As the team came together and grew closer, so did my connection to the title.

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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.

Bat Casebook — May 5 Edition

Welcome to another installment of the Bat Casebook, where I take the bat-comics that came out during the week and review them for your viewing pleasure. Stop laughing. Anyway–this week we’re  reviewing Batman & Robin #12, Red Robin #12, and Batman Confidential #44.

"When I was your age, Damian, I had to wear scaly green panties!"

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