Episode 236 is up: Superman, Supergirl, JLA, Birds of Prey, Secret Six and DC Universe Online

Episode 236: DC Universe Online, Secret Six, Birds of Prey, Superman, Supergirl and so much more. On this episode, we kick off by chatting about the DC Universe Online game. Sean’s had a few hours with a couple of different character builds and shares initial impressions.

We also chat about a variety of comics: Supergirl 59, Superman 705 and 706, Secret Six 28, Birds of Prey 6 and 7, and Justice League of America 51. We also have a great listener voicemail to share.

NOTE: Listen to the show opening for special announcements about C2E2 and our 5th anniversary.

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.  

6:40 Supergirl 59, Superman 705 and 706

47:30 Secret Six 28, Birds of Prey 6 and 7

1:49:20 JLA 51 and Listener Voicemail

2:38:45 DC Universe Online Impressions so far

3:12:49 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.

LITG: “Why Superman?” By Mandy Stegall

Sometimes, there’s a moment in life that makes you take pause and really question why you believe the things you do.  These moments make you look past the superficial reasons and really look into yourself and, if you’re lucky, you come out feeling like a better person.

I had a moment like that recently.  And believe it or not, I owe it all to comics.

Regular readers of this column know that I teach high school English and journalism.  Since my first days as a teacher, I have never hid the fact that I read comic books.  Instead, I have embraced it as part of who I am.  The wallpaper on my computer is always decorated with some kind of DC Comics character.  Right now, I have that awesome Shane Davis Superman from Earth One where the pavement is cracking underneath him.  It’s epic and majestic and it’s been on my desktop since the beginning of school.  I’ve been told I should change it.  I don’t want to.

Anyway, students will ask me about comics every so often.  I had a student in my most recent journalism class who loved to get me started on comic talk while they were working in the lab on stories and layout.  Another student said one day that he should put a microphone between us and just record us talking.  He would ask me all kinds of questions, like why I don’t read Marvel (it took me a few days, but I finally was able to explain it in a way that he could buy into) and if I knew anything about the Green Lantern or Batman movie.  They were fun conversations, and I often times found myself wondering why I was never able to put these thoughts in writing.

And then, my student asked me one day, “Why Superman?”  Honestly, I didn’t have a good explanation at first.  As the reasons formed in my head, I knew that by voicing them I ran the risk of making him—and potentially every other student in the class—laugh at me uncontrollably.  I thought long and hard about my response and finally came up with what I felt was a good, sturdy, and (hopefully) an inspiring answer.  Because that’s why I got into the business of teaching in the first place—to inspire.

I consider myself an idealist.  I want to see the best in everyone, so I find that I trust fairly easily.  I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, and I’m a firm believer in equality—for everyone.  Can I claim credit for coming to these beliefs on my own.  No, of course not.  My family, friends, and colleagues certainly deserve some of that credit.  But another person who deserves that credit is a fictional character.  So as odd and crazy as it may sound, I think I’m a better person because of Superman.

At his core, Superman has a huge heart.  Maybe Kryptonian hearts are just naturally bigger than human hearts, I don’t know.  But the guy has the ability to find redeeming qualities in everyone.  He listens, he shows compassion, he gives second chances.  He isn’t quick to judge.  For all the strength and power he has, he still finds time to go back to Smallville for a piece of his mom’s apple pie.

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Episode 228 is here! Interviews, Comic Chat and much more!!

Episode 228: Comic chat and NYCC Part 2: NYCC has come and gone but we still have plenty of content to air. We have interviews and chats with Gail Simone, Brian David Johnson, and Sam Cavanagh. We also discuss Superman 703, Return of Bruce Wayne 5, and have a voicemail from Lantern Savage.

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.  

4:17 Superman 703

42:10 From NYCC, an interview with Gail Simone

56:29 Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 5

1:45:33 Interview with Brian David Johnson

2:04:16 Wonder Woman Day Promo

2:05:40 Jim chats with friend of the show Sam Cavanagh from the NYCC

2:29:50 Voicemail from Lantern Savage

2:35:59 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.

Screen Future

http://www.intel.com/intelpress/sum_tv30.htm

Wonder Woman Day

 http://store.comicfusion.net/wonder-woman-day.html

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=150601194955843&ref=ts

Episode 216 : Birds of Prey 3, Superman 701, Brightest Day teaser and much more

Episode 216: Sean’s heading on vacation for a few days but that doesn’t stop us from delivering you new content. We are joined by Darrell Taylor as we discuss Birds of Prey #3, Superman #701, a quick chat about the Brightest Day Teaser released this week and issue 5, Young Justice the cartoon, Jonah Hex #67, and the Green Lantern movie costume.

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.  

4:35 Birds of Prey 3, GL costume and more

1:12:40 Superman 701, Brightest Day teaser, Young Justice cartoon, Jonah Hex, Brightest Day 5 and more

2:10:40 Show Closing

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

Episode 214: JLA/Avengers Part 4 and so much more

Episode 214: JLA/Avengers Issue 4 and so much more: Going on vacation won’t stop us from bringing you content! Kent Hare joins us again for part 4 of this 4 part in depth look at JLA/Avengers.

We also have a special listener content segment with emails and voicemails covering Colgate, WW 600, Superman 700, Batman 700, Detective Comics 866, Batman and Robin 13, Red Robin 14.

We also share a very special message from Paul Spataro.

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.  

4:36 JLA/Avengers Issue 4 Part 1

1:20:19 Listener emails and voicemails

2:00:49 JLA/Avengers Issue 4 Part 2

2:42:46 More voicemails

3:17:02 Show Closing

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

Paul’s Cancer Walk Link

http://longislandwalk.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=347198&lis=0&kntae347198=8894F5AC57244ECAA2C6598340075061&supId=0&team=3780548&cj=Y

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Episode 209 is up!!!!

Episode 209: Speeding Bullets and JLA/Avengers Part 2: We discuss a great deal in this episode including a speeding bullets segment focusing on Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 1 and 2, Batman 699, Detective Comics 864 and 865, Brightest Day 2, Green Lantern 54, and War of the Superman 4.  We also continue to check out something classic in JLA/Avengers Part 2.

We also have more listener 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.  

5:45 Speeding Bullets

1:53:30 Listener Voicemails

2:08:00 JLA/Avengers Part 2 of a multipart exploration

3:12:50 Show Closing

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

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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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Episode 207 : Smallville Season 9 Finale

Episode 207: Special Smallville Season 9 Finale Bonus Show: This is a special bonus show recorded following the airing of the Season 9 finale. We hope you enjoy this.

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.  

3:10 Smallville Season 9 Finale

1:04:29 Show Closing and casual comic chat

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

Summit City Comic Con

http://www.summitcitycomiccon.com

Episode 206 : War of the Supermen #1, DC News, Graphic.ly, Hall of Heroes Museum

Episode 206: DC News coverage and War of the Supermen #1: We are joined by Comic Timing’s Ian Levenstein as we look at recent DC news from C2E2 and where we think things are heading. We also look at War of the Supermen #1.

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.  

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Episode 205: Special Report War of the Supermen and Secret Six

Episode 205: Special report: War of the Supermen. We talk Secret Six #20, Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3, War of the Supermen #0, the iPad, and much more on this packed offering.

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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