Episode 458 is here: More DC Rebirth Rumors, TV Crossovers, DC TV Part 2!

Episode 458: More DC Rebirth Rumors, TV Crossovers, DC TV Part 2! Sean and Jim talk the latest DC Rebirth  Rumors, Arrow, Flash and more.

Listener voicemails return next episode!

Show Notes:

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

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

3:35 News and TV chat

1:31:15 Closing

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

Episode 418: DC TV SHOWS PART 1 of 2: Flash and Arrow with Art Lyon

Episode 418: DC TV SHOWS PART 1 of 2: We have two episodes coming this week discussion DC TV with long time friend of the show, Art Lyon. On this first part, we discuss Flash and Arrow.

Listener voicemails return next episode.

Show Notes:

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

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

4:45 TV Chat

1:28:40 Closing

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

Art Lyon

http://artlyon.wordpress.com/

244 is here! Generation Lost, Flash, Birds of Prey, Superman, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Brightest Day and more!

Episode 244: Comics, Comics, Comics! This episode is all about comics as we chat Brightest Day 19, Superman 708 (with a quick chat on Smallville possibly having Connor), Flash 9, Birds of Prey 9, Justice League Generation Lost 19, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents 4, and some commentary on some recently announce comic cancellations.

Note: We also have a shout out to Whitney Matheson’s cool article on Comic Podcasts and friend of the show Darrell Taylor sends us a voicemail.

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.  

4:35 Brightest Day 19, Superman 708 (with a quick chat on Smallville possibly having Connor)

44:17 Flash 9, Birds of Prey 9

1:26:30 Voicemail and USA Today shout out

1:33:55 Justice League Generation Lost 19, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents 4

1:46:45 Closing chats about cancelled comics, contest entries and a poll about apps

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.

USA Today Article

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2011/02/pop-podcast-primer-my-top-10-comics-podcasts/1

FlashPoint Links!

I am getting more and more excited for FlashPoint. I thought, for convenience, I would post some links to the Source Blog that had some interesting news from Action Figures to hints at what is to come.

 http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/02/04/flashpoint-friday-first-look-at-dc-direct-flashpoint-action-figures/

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/02/04/flashpoint-friday-five-to-watch/

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/01/31/prelude-to-flashpoint-part-1/

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/01/28/flashpoint-friday-everything-will-change-in-a-flash/

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/01/14/flashpoint-may-2011/

Episode 235 is up: Smallville, DC Gaming, Lots of comic chat

Episode 235: Smallville, Dick Grayson, and lots of comic chat!!! On this episode, we kick off by chatting about the midseason finale of Smallville that aired last week. We talk about our favorite moments from the last couple of episodes and hopes as the show moves forward to it’s second and final half of the last season.

We also chat about a variety of comics: Batgirl 16, Jonah Hex 62, Batman and Robin 17, Superboy #2, Booster Gold #39, Flash #7, and R.E.B.E.L.S. 23. We also have a great listener voicemail from Eli to share.

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.  

4:08 Smallville midseason break convo, DC Comics upcoming games and tie ins

55:41 Superboy #2, Booster Gold #39, Flash #7

1:31:41 Batgirl 16, Jonah Hex 62, Batman and Robin 17, plus we pick our favorite Dick Grayson book so far.

2:21:10 R.E.B.E.L.S. 23 and Listener Voicemail

2:55:45 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.

Life in the Gutter: Changing it up!

By Mandy Stegall

As promised, I’m not making anyone wait another month for a column.  Two weeks is much more manageable, I think.

I hate to say it, but I’m kind of suffering from Batman burn-out right now.  I was faced with a budget issue recently to make room for the new Flash series coming out next month in addition to the Zatanna ongoing that I would like to try, so I had to think long and hard about a couple books that I’m just not enjoying as much right now.  Those books happened to be Streets of Gotham and Gotham City Sirens.  It was a tough choice to make, but when it comes down to it, those are the two books that I’m enjoying the least right now. 

And it’s not like I don’t have countless other ways to get a Batman fix.  I love Batman and Robin, and Red Robin and Batgirl are probably two of my favorite titles right now.  In fact, I absolutely loved the crossover with those two titles earlier in the month.  It was so nice to see Tim and Stephanie readjusting to their roles in Gotham as well as how they relate to each other, both personally and professionally.  I can see them being friends, at the very least, and maybe re-examining their romance down the road.  For the time being though, I think Tim’s headed toward a relationship with Tam Fox.

Continue reading Life in the Gutter: Changing it up!

Geoff Johns talks the Flash on the Source and a quick shout out to Last Stand of New Krypton

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/04/source-special-geoff-johns-talks-the-flash-part-1/

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/05/source-special-geoff-johns-talks-the-flash-part-2/

I’ve shared earlier this week that I am drooling for a new Flash series. If you don’t read the Source regularly, you definitely need to be checking it out for great two part interviews such as this one with Geoff Johns. Plus you get to look at more of that great preview art.

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/04/the-last-stand-of-new-krypton-starts-here/

As an additional note, I am hoping any Superman fans out there picked up this week’s Adventure Comics. There are some great moments explaining much of what has been going on with the Legion would have been in our time for the past couple of years.  It’s cool that this is something we’ve seen since the Meltzer JLA run. There is a greater sense of long term infiltration because they knew what was coming. I feel like I have been a part of their journey due to the sense of time passage. I am curious to see if the Legion’s involvement will be enough to completely hold off Brainiac and the plans of General Lane.

Some Cool DC Twitter Activities

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/03/todays-the-day-read-first-wave-1-with-jim-lee-and-geoff-johns/

First Wave #1 is released today and I figured it would be cool to remind everyone that you have the chance to read it with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee if you follow them on Twitter. I think this is a cool way to make use of Twitter and add a different dynamic to the reading experience.

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/03/get-a-signed-copy-of-the-flash-1-via-twitter/

I mentioned yesterday how stoked I am about the new Flash book. There’s a cool chance to get a collector’s item copy. If you are a trivia buff, starting April 7, they are offering 5 lucky winners each day a chance to get a signed copy.

I am glad to see so much focus on making the comics experience interactive and fun. This is a great use of internet technology.

There’s just so much exciting news each week!

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/02/a-look-at-francis-manapuls-artwork-from-the-flash/

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.

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/03/01/cutter-continues-in-detective-comics-862/

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