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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.

Episode 222: Speeding Bullets!!!!

Episode 222: Speeding Bullets: This episode we take the first of a two part casual look at a number fo DC titles. We kick off with Superman/Batman 75, Billy Batson 19, Batman Beyond 3, The Spirit 5, Batman 702, Superman: The Last Family of Krypton 1, Justice League of America 48 and much more!

Note: Listener Voicemails return on 223

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.  

6:40 Superman/Batman 75, Billy Batson 19, Batman Beyond 3 and more

35:00 The Spirit 5, Batman 702, Superman: The Last Family of Krypton 1, Justice League of America 48.

1:45:39 Special bonus segment on the Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD where we talk about Jonah Hex and the future of the DVD releases

2:08:23 Show Closing

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

Russ Hagan’s Cancer Walk (In honor of his mother)

http://www.run10ksponsorme.org/russellhagan

Episode 213 is up: JLA/Avengers Part 3 of 4

Episode 213: JLA/Avengers Issue 3 and more: Going on vacation won’t stop us from bringing you content! Kent Hare joins us again for part 3 of this 4 part in depth look at JLA/Avengers.

We also have a special listener content segment with emails and voicemails.

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.  

4:26 JLA/Avengers Issue 3 Part 1

1:11:49 Listener emails and voicemails

1:49:16 JLA/Avengers Issue 3 Part 2

2:20:12 Show Closing

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

Kent used part of these as reference during the discussion and they are here for you to check out:

Comic Geek Speak Footnotes episodes (5 total) on JLA/Avengers at http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes.php?podcast=FOOTNOTES

Eric J. Moreels’ Annotations to the four issues at the Comixfan fora:

1:  http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showthread.php?s=8ce85ab3620cade10d0e45890e54c802&threadid=21651&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

2.  http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23074

3. http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24043

4. http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26985

JokerFish #03: Superpants And Batface

I was listening to Episode 205, in which Sean and Jim had a lengthy discussion (Raging Bullets? Lengthy? Never!) about the upcoming limited issue, company-wide, epic crossover crisis event – Last Action Of The Supermen In The New Krypton War. Superman-related discussions on Raging Bullets are always interesting to me because I don’t pick up any Super books.

Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. I’ve been picking up Power Girl and Adventure Comics which are in the Super Family, but you won’t find any Man, Girl or Action in my comics pile. Nothing against the Boy In Blue – it’s not that I don’t like him, it’s just that I don’t like him as much as I like all these other great books I’m picking up. Some readers are Bat-People, and some are Super-People – I’m a Bat-Guy. It might have something to do with growing up in the late 80s and 90s with the Batman movies and shows, just as growing up in the 70s and early 80s must have influenced a lot of Superman fans. Even if you like both, I think even Sean and Jim could tell you whether they’d ultimately root for Bruce or Clark in a fight (though I’d argue that in a Batman vs. Superman battle situation, the smart choice for an onlooker is “to run like hell”).
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James Woods Speaks On Justice League : Crisis on Two Earths

TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER JAMES WOODS
GIVE EVIL A SUBTLE TOUCH AS OWLMAN IN
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Nobody captures villainy quite like James Woods. The two-time Emmy Award winning actor steals his every scene as the voice of Owlman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie now available from Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.

In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a “good” Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

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Episode 197c is up: Raging Oscars Part 2

Episode 197c: Raging Oscars Episode Part 2 of 2. We are back to continue our discussion chatting about the Best of the Best from last year. We also explore the best issues from almost every title in the DCU in a very special 2 part episode.

This is very spoiler filled over a ton of releases in the 2009 calendar year. We are trying to cover it all.

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

7:10 Segment 1

1:29:05 Segment 2

2:45:45 Show Closing

2:49:55 Raging Reel: Show bloopers

We’ll be back in a few days our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com and the forum for regular updates.

Summit City Convention

http://www.summitcitycomiccon.com/?page_id=7

C2E2

http://c2e2.com/

David Baron’s Blog and Twitter for the contest

http://myzombies.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/MyZombies

ACTRESS GINA TORRES ON JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

ACTRESS GINA TORRES PUTS A

SEXY SPIN ON EVIL AS SUPERWOMAN IN

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Gina Torres mixes equal parts evil, sexy and powerful of conjure the

hypnotic voice of Superwoman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths,

an all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie arriving TODAY,

February 23, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros.

Animation.
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Press Release: Interview with Bruce Timm on “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths,”

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Warner Home Video will distribute the full-length animated Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths on February 23 as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def, as well as single disc DVD, and On Demand and Download.

Timm, the executive producer on “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths,” has been the creative force behind many of Warner Bros. Animation’s modern-day successes, elevating DC Comics’ canon of super heroes to new heights of animated popularity and introducing generations of new fans to the characters via landmark television series and made-for-DVD films. The latter task includes the creation of the current series of DC Universe animated original movies, which have drawn critical acclaim and further whetted the public’s appetite for comic book entertainment. “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” is the seventh film in the ongoing DC Universe series.

And here’s what Mr. Timm had to say …

Question:

What excites you about Juctice League: Crisis on Two Earths?

Bruce Timm:

In a weird kind of way, this is a return to my favorite show Justice League Unlimited. The original script was intended to be the bridge story between Justice League and Justice League Unlimited to explain how we went from seven heroes to more than 50 super heroes. We loved the story and the script, and it floated around here for years while we tried to figure out what to do with it – it was considered for a comic, but fortunately that got shot down. Then we took a look at it and, with just a few slight tweaks, we jumped at the chance to make it a DC Universe movie.

Question:

What sets it apart from the TV version of Justice League?

Bruce Timm:

It’s a very satisfying, grand scale adventure movie with a big cast of interesting, quirky characters. It’s amazing how much it feels like a great episode of Justice League Unlimited as a big, epic film with slightly different visual stylings. That’s a good thing.

Question:

Did this film present challenges that the first six DC Universe movies did not?

Bruce Timm:

The biggest challenge, and this is kind of esoteric, was that we had to find the line between the original source material and making it feel like a stand-alone movie so anyone that didn’t watch JLU could follow it. We really didn’t have to tweak the script too much – I think about 95 percent remains untouched. In terms of visual styling, we also wanted it to stand on its own and not necessarily as a continuation of the old show. We have this brilliant character designer – Phil Bourassa – who draws in a style similar to my own in terms of simplicity, but slightly different. So it doesn’t look 180 degrees away from the old show, but it definitely feels unique.

Question:

What are the benefits of having two directors on the same film?

The positive for Sam and Lauren is that having two directors lightens the workload, because it’s a big movie. They have similar strengths, and they’re both very good at what they do. They’re both all around talented in terms of understanding story, acting, the emotional core of the story, and they’re both really good at directing big crazy action scenes. But they’re methodology is different. Sam thinks a lot, he’s very analytical. Lauren is more intuitive about everything. I just kind of stayed out of it when they had disagreements – fortunately I never had to be the tiebreaker, They just worked things out between the two of them.

Question:

What are Dwayne McDuffie’s strengths?

Bruce Timm:

Dwayne is really well-rounded as a writer – he knows comics inside and out, he understands the lore, he knows what makes a good super hero story, and at the same time he’s really good with character dynamics and conflict. Plus he’s one of the best dialogue writers in the business.

Question:

Of this fairly huge cast, do you have a favorite character?

Bruce Timm:

In this story, it’s probably Owlman. He’s a fascinating character himself, but the dynamic with Superwoman is so messed up as a couple, and yet really appealing in a weird kind of way. It’s a little similar to JLU’s relationship between The Question and Huntress. Superwoman is this badass hot chick, and he’s the quiet, brainy, nerd guy. They’re an interesting, odd couple. Plus I loved both James’ (Woods) and Gina’s (Torres)  performances – they were spot-on. The amazing thing is we like to get all the actors to  record as an ensemble, but in this case it wasn’t feasible, So they never met or performed together, but they totally mesh. It’s such an interesting chemistry considering they’ve never even met.

Question:

You’ve brought another all-star cast to this film. Anything fans don’t know about the casting choices this time around?

Bruce Timm:

There’s an interesting side note in that Vanessa Marshall, who plays Wonder Woman, came this close to playing the role in Justice League. We were down to the final two choices, and they were neck and neck. The thing about Vanessa is that she sounded perfect for Wonder Woman – exactly what she should sound like. But Susan Eisenberg had this vulnerability. We thought it would be interesting to not play her to type, which ultimately played really well. When it came to casting for this movie, we thought, “What if we go down the road not taken?” So we opted for Vanessa in a full-length movie and she is great.

Question:

“Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” includes the premiere of the first DC Showcase animation short, “The Spectre.” How have the DC Showcase shorts changed your work day?

Bruce Timm:

The DC Showcase is fun because it gives us an opportunity to play with characters that maybe don’t have a broad enough marquee value to support their own movie. As much as I like Batman, Superman, etc., the more lower tier, offbeat characters are really fascinating to me. It’s fun to mess around with others characters in the DC Universe. Super heroes are great, but it’s nice to do a change of pace, and that’s a lot of what we’ve done here. “The Spectre” is a supernatural thriller,; “Jonah Hex” is a western, and so on. So the Showcase is giving us a chance to stretch different muscles.

Question:

After taking a break from episodic TV for the past several years, are you enjoying a return to the short-form with the DC Showcase?

Bruce Timm:

The interesting thing is these are really short form – they’re half as long as a half-hour TV episode. So the story has to be really tight and condensed – you have to cut away the fat, but it can’t be just wall-to-wall action. It still has to be a story. Fortunately we’re working with some really great writers, and because of that, every time we roll tape on these shorts, they feel like you’ve watched a whole episode of something. There’s a clear beginning, middle and end – a full story. So mission accomplished.

Question:

What made Steve Niles the right guy to write “The Spectre,” and how did you lure him into writing an animated short?

Bruce Timm:

I’ve admired Steve Niles’ work for a long time and, honestly, it would have never occurred to me to approach him. That was Todd Casey’s suggestion. He contacted Steve, and Steve was thrilled to get the assignment. He’s a big Michael Fleisher/Jim Aparo fan, and a big fan of “The Spectre” – especially that 1970s era of the character. Steve is very into crime fiction and horror, so he was the perfect writer for it.

Question:

Does “The Spectre” hold any special significance for you?

“The Spectre” was one of my favorite characters back in the 70s. Even by today’s standards, those comics are pretty hard core, and they were written in 1974, I don’t know how they got some of that stuff past the comic code. It was so different from any other comic on the stands. It’s really dark, really nasty. The character is pretty easy to understand – he’s the dark avenger of the night, even more so than Batman. He punishes bad guys in horrible, horrible ways. He’s like the benign Freddie Krueger. I’ve wanted to use “The Spectre” for a long, long time and we never had a opportunity to do it, and this was our chance to go hog wild with him.

For more information, images and updates, please visit the film’s official website at www.JUSTICELEAGUECRISIS.com.

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