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Episode 360 is up: Trinity War Part 1 and more!

Episode 360: Trinity War Part 1 and more! Sean and Jim begin the first of a 2 part look at the Trinity War so far with Trinity of Sin Pandora 1, Justice League 22, and JLA 6. Batwing, JLD, Flash Annual, Conventions, Superman/Batman and the Man of Steel Sequel and more are also discussed in voicemails and casual conversation.

Listener voicemails from Anthony, Brandon, and Noel.

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.

Show contact info and web site: https://ragingbullets.com

5:15 Trinity War Part 1 and casual Batwing chat

2:07:35 Voicemails

2:55:05 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes”) http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com, Twitter and our Facebook group for regular updates.

Direct Currents 2.0 Week of July 17th, 2013

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Direct Current 2.0

Week of July 17, 2013

Where the new guy introduces himself and Bewares’ the Batman!

Welcome one and all to the first of what I hope to be many weekly columns focusing on the DC Universe. My thanks go to Sean and Jim for letting me use a little corner of the internet to ruminate on DC Comics, its past, it’s present and what I hope will be its future.  Before we start that however let me fill you in a little about who I am and how I got here.

My name, like the great Sensi is also Jim. I am 49 this year and live in Maine with my great wife Clarissa, two wonderful children and two grandchildren, along with 2 semi psychotic dogs.

I started collecting comics back in the early seventies and had a pretty good collection going by the time I went to college back in 1981. Then like many collectors I know, disaster struck, and my collection was destroyed by a huge force of nature, my mother. I am sure many of you can relate to the fact that parents have more destructive power when it comes to collections then the Joker and Lex Luthor combined! A small part of the collection survived and I built that back up until I had over 30,000 individual issues at the beginning of this year. But that’s another story, one that I hope to get into in the next few weeks as I want to discuss take the rise of digital comics and the comparative disaster that is the back issue market place.

During the 90’s and up until 2009 I was a frequent customer at numerous comic shops in New England and began to discover that I was a fairly unique comic fan. While I did collect comics from other companies (Marvel, Dynamite, Charton, First, to name a few) I was a DC Fan. Marvel fans then, as well as now, were a huge part of comics fandom, DC fans were not as prevalent.

I took it upon myself to evangelize for DC Comics. In the early part of the 21st century I was given the opportunity to work for the website Toonzone (http://www.toonzone.com) as a forum administrator in their comics’ forum. I began to review comics, or perhaps over review them! In some instances my reviews went to almost 17 pages. That was a lot of work, but I loved it. Every single review I did was of a DC Comic. I started talking about DC Direct as well.

After 2 years at Toonezone I moved over to a new site, Comics News International, which no longer exists as far as I can tell. I was there for the launch as the General Editor and Chief reporter.  I lasted there about 6 months when I realized that I was spending more time working with them, and less with my family. Continue reading Direct Currents 2.0 Week of July 17th, 2013

Episode 343 is up: Special Report Batman Inc #8!

Episode 343: Special Report Batman Incorporated Issue 8: Sean and Jim jump in with this special report on today’s mind blowly huge issue of Grant Morrison’s run on Batman Inc.

Listener voicemails return next show

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.

Show contact info and web site: https://ragingbullets.com

3:11 Batman Inc. #8

56:30 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes”) http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com, Twitter and our Facebook group for regular updates.

Articles mentioned on the show

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/holy_hit_job_robin_eats_it_kZ9EWvYlw10mf4wS324GhN

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/peter-tomasi-batman-and-robin-future.html

Episode 327: Superman Earth One Volume 2, Action Comics 13, and Action Comics Annual #1.

Episode 327: We talk some Superman We look at Superman Earth One Part 2, Action Comics 13, and the Action Comics Annual #1 in the first of a two part look at the current world of the Man of Steel.

Listener Voicemails from Brandon and Noel.

Check out the About Us section of the web site for contact info, Google + and Facebook links that are updated regularly.

Our Web Site: https://ragingbullets.com    Twitter: @RagingBullets

Show Notes:           

Sponsors: http://www.summitcitycomiccon.com, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com

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

7:20 Superman Earth One Vol 2

1:17:55 Listener Voicemails, Action Comics 13 and Action Comics Annual #1

2:21:45 Show Closing : Hawkman by Wednesday Heroes http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

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

J.K. Woodward and Darrell Taylor

http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/jks-happy-hour-jks-day-at-the-beach/

Episode 326: The Third Army! We look at Red Lanterns #0 and 13, Green Lantern New Guardians #0 and 13, Green Lantern #13 and Green Lantern Corps #13

Episode 326: The Third Army! We look at Red Lanterns #0 and 13, Green Lantern New Guardians #0 and 13, Green Lantern #13 and Green Lantern Corps #13 in a packed show.

Listener Voicemails from Brandon, An Unknown Friend of the Show, and Ric Croxton.

Check out the About Us section of the web site for contact info, Google + and Facebook links that are updated regularly.

Our Web Site: https://ragingbullets.com    Twitter: @RagingBullets

Show Notes:           

Sponsors: http://www.summitcitycomiccon.com, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com

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

3:55 Red Lanterns 0, 13 and Green Lantern 13

1:14:00 Voicemails

2:00:10 Green Lantern New Guardians 0,13 and Green Lantern Corps 13

2:41:52 Show Closing : Hawkman by Wednesday Heroes http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

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

The Book Cave

http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/

Episode 318 is up: Jamal Igle joins us to discuss Molly Danger, Kickstarter, The Ray, Kiss and more.

Episode 318: Jamal Igle: Jim and Sean are joined by Jamal Igle to discuss Molly Danger, his Kickstarter project. We also discuss his work on DC’s The Ray and Kiss from IDW. Jamal is also going to be working on Smallville Season 11 soon. Please consider supporting his amazing Kickstarter project.

Side note: The two books show was mentioning by Gray and Palmiotti from IDW were “The  Last Resort” and “The Resistance”.

Listener Voicemails will return next week

Check out the About Us section of the web site for contact info, Google + and Facebook links that are updated regularly.

Our Web Site: https://ragingbullets.com    Twitter: @RagingBullets

Show Notes:           

Sponsors: http://www.summitcitycomiccon.com, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com

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

5:15 Jamal Igle Part 1 Focus on Kickstarter, Molly Danger, Kiss from IDW and more

1:03:40 Jamal Igle Part 2 Focus on the Ray from DC

1:40:35 Show Closing : Hawkman by Wednesday Heroes http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

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

Molly Danger

http://mollydanger.com/

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mollydanger/molly-danger

Action Lab

http://www.actionlabcomics.com/

Jamal Igle

http://www.jamaligle.com

Episode 315: MEGA OVERSIZED DARK KNIGHT RISES EPISODE!

Episode 315: MEGA OVERSIZED DARK KNIGHT RISES EPISODE: Jim and Sean complete their look at the Nolan Batman films (Episode 125 covered the other Nolan offerings) with a huge episode on Dark Knight Rises!

Listener Voicemails from friends of the show: Adam, Caleb, Ryan, Brandon and Matt.

Check out the About Us section of the web site for contact info, Google + and Facebook links that are updated regularly.

Our Web Site: https://ragingbullets.com    Twitter: @RagingBullets

Show Notes:           

Sponsors: http://www.summitcitycomiccon.com, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com

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

2:55 Dark Knight Rises Part 1

1:19:35 Dark Knight Rises Part 2

2:45:40 Dark Knight Rises Part 3

3:20:20 Voicemails

3:53:53 Show Closing : Hawkman by Wednesday Heroes http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

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

DC Gent

http://dcgent.wordpress.com/

Batman and Detective creative teams revealed at the Source! UPDATED x 2!

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/06/06/batman-1-and-detective-comics-1-history-in-the-making/

I have to say this excites me. I loved Dick Grayson as Batman so losing that is a downer but the writers attached to both of these books have been terrific.

Scott Snyder’s Detective run has been spectacular. It has been edgy and not afraid to add some new gadgets and concepts to the Batman mythos. He’s added something fresh with the return of Jim Gordon’s son. His understanding and evolution of the relationship between the police and Batman has been one of my favorite elements. I am excited to see where he takes Bruce.

Tony Daniel really has impressed me with his growth as a writer on Batman. This really has been since the really cool Black Mask mystery. He hasn’t stopped delivering with the recent Sensei arc. I am glad he is sticking around.

My questions:

What does this mean for Dick Grayson, Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown? How will Batwoman fit into this?

I don’t think Bruce going back to Batman means that we lose Tim or Dick. Bryan Q. Miller has been amazing on Batgirl so I hope that character continues on. We’ll see. So far, the creative teams on the first two announcements have me excited.

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/06/06/batman-and-robin-1-and-batman-the-dark-knight-1-bruce-wayne-the-one-true-batman/

Ok, it looks like Batman will retain most of the continuity with Damien staying as Robin! I am thrilled.

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/06/06/gail-simone-on-barbara-gordons-return-to-batgirl/

Ok, I have to say it. I am thrilled with the Barbara Gordon announcement because it keeps Gail Simone writing her!

Now I still wonder about Dick Grayson and Tim Drake. I am glad to see Damien. This is totally unexpected and I am curious to see how the revamps will be explained.

Judd Winnick on Catwoman sounds great. I will be curious to see how Birds of Prey plays out.

It looks like Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain are out. I am sad about this but I am a huge Batwoman and Barbara Gordon fan so will gladly read those two books.

Episode 224 : Gail Simone Spotlight!

Episode 224: Gail Simone Spotlight: This episode we spotlight the recent work of show favorite, Gail Simone. We chat about Secret Six 24 and 25, Birds of Prey 4, Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave 3, Thug and a short story in Super Hero Happy Hour #4. This is an epic!

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.  

5:06 Secret Six 24 and 25

1:43:40 Birds of Prey 4

2:58:00 Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave 3

3:53:35 Quick shout out to Super Hero Happy Hour V1 #4 and “Thug” from Masked: The Anthology

4:08:34 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes” http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

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

Episode 219: Brightest Day #7, Sweet Tooth, and much more

Episode 219: Brightest Day 7 and much more: We are joined by friend of the show Dan Taube to discuss Brightest Day 7. We do an in-depth exploration of each character and speculate on where it goes from here. We also chat about which characters we want to see more from in the future.

We also have a special segment on the difficulties of making a comic budget, and quickly chat up Sweet Tooth, Arkham Asylum Madness, Planetary and much much more.

Listener voicemails are also on this show.

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 show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.  

4:20 Brightest Day 7

1:42:53 Listener Voicemails (Note the audio in the third voicemail is a little garbled but it’s quick)

2:21:51 General chat: Topics such as how do you deal with comic choice in a budget, Sweet Tooth, Arkham Asylum Madness, Absolute Planetary and more.

3:19:10 Show Closing

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