Episode 234: Batman Incorporated !!!: Comic Timing’s Ian Levenstein and Brent Kossina join us for a discussion on Batman Incorporated #1 and the changing world of Batman. Sean and Jim also take a look at Batmn #704 and Batwoman #0. Listener Voicemails return with the Final in a series of catchup episodes! We aired the rest.
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3:55 Batman 704
49:35 Batwoman 0
1:15:45 Batman and DCU discussion with Comic Timing, heavy focus on Batman Inc #1
3:00:45 Listener Voicemails
3:50:10 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes”) http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/
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Episode 198 alpha: Sean is joined by very special guest David Baron, colorist on Detective Comics 862. We discuss his work with Jock, internet communities, and an exciting new contest.
Episode 200 will be the week of March 23.
Continue reading Episode 198 Alpha is up: Detective Comics 862, David Baron and new contest
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Jim is sick with a flu bug but filling in for him was colorist and friend of the show, David Baron. We discussed his work with Jock on Detective Comics 862 (amazing issue), blogs, comic creators, the internet community, and much much more. He is always a fantastic guest. This episode is a real treat.
We also tell you about an amazing contest for the next couple of weeks with prizes that can’t be beat. David was kind enough to offer a prize that has me jealous of the listener that gets to win this one. Make sure you check out the episode to get in on all of the excitement.
Ok, gotta rant a bit about how good the Flash looks. I love that the focus is getting us back to a Flash monthly. This really looks to be exactly what Flash storytelling is all about, faced paced action, jugging the real issues of life in a superhero world, and fun visual adventure.
I am a Flash nut. Mark Waid brought me to the dance when he took over Wally’s book. I liked it so much that I went back and got all of the issues from issue 1. My exposure to Barry was appearances in that book, Justice League, Crisis, and team ups. That being said, I am extremely Barry happy right now. I want to read more of his past stories. Johns is a master at pulling great concepts from the past, staying true to them, yet making them relevant again.
I really like that Barry’s M.O. is hope. It’s great to have a character that inspires that and I hope that continues to be a focus of his series. There is something different about the accessibility of the Flash world and this art reminds me that a city with a Flash living in it, is a place you want to call home. It just looks cool. This series can’t be released soon enough for me.
Detective Comics: This is a great example of another consistently beautiful book that has rotated from one visually stylish art team to another. Rucka is crafting a great story here with Batman and Batwoman’s current cases bringing them together. This just feels like great bat universe storytelling. It’s crime drama, detective work, great character development and a gritty look that just feels right for these characters. The preview pages look amazing. Gotta give major props to friend of the show David Baron, who really understands the mood and tone of Gothamesque storytelling from Batman Confidential. He also understand how to grab what Jock is bringing about emotionally in the visuals. I am looking very forward to this.
The Source Blog from DC has been really kicking into overdrive the past few months with preview art at various stages and I hope this continues to be the norma and increases. I literally visit daily.
Side Note: I am running Windows 7 and whatever operating system you are using, if you have the ability to rotate desktop wallpaper, the Source has been a great way to get some amazing comic art previews as desktop backgrounds.
Sean “DrNorge” Whelan