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 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.

Episode 198 Schwa E is up: Speeding Bullets and Voicemails

Episode 198 schwa e: Speeding Bullets and Voicemail Special: We have some really fun comic chat about Superman World of New Kryton 12, Batman 696, Great 10 4, The Shield 6, Warlord 11, Rebels 13, Green Lantern 51, Brief Blackest Night 7, Tiny Titans 25, and a whole lot more.

Episode 200 will be the week of March 23.

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.  

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