Host Derek Coward goes over the listing of upcoming DC Titles and mentions which ones he will probably be trying out.
I have a database for my comic books called Comic Collector. One of my favorite features is called Statistics.
As of 10/5/2010, here is a list of the ten comic book characters who show up the most in my collection.
1. Batman (Bruce Wayne)
2. Superman (Kal-El/Clark Kent)
3. Flash (Wally West)
4. Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz)
5. Wonder Woman (Diana Prince)
6. Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
7. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
8. Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett)
9. Black Canary (Dinah Lance)
10. Robin (Tim Drake)
And for those of you who might be interested in knowing, Captain America (Steve Rogers) came in a close #11. So there, I didn’t always hate him as much as I do now.
Mike and Eric open the show with a quick light spoiler rundown of Battle For the Cowl #1 before moving onto the full spoiler discussion. The comics we are looking at this time are:
Battle For the Cowl: Oracle #1 (00:05:04 to 00:15:07)
Teen Titans #69 (00:15:07 to 00:23:49)
Jonah Hex #42 (00:23:49 to 00:28:43)
World of New Krypton #2 (00:28:43 to 00:36:33)
Green Arrow/Black Canary #19 (00:36:33 to 00:44:11)
Green Lantern #39 (00:44:11 to 00:51:08)
Finally, our Top 5 is superheroes we appreciate due to great creative teams
Your hosts Mike Myers and Eric Martin open the show with some news about the announced second features in some of the DC titles and we go over some more Blackest Night information. Then it’s our Top 5 list of Current Villains.
Strange Adventures #1 – 00:12:33 to 00:27:50 (brief Batman: The Brave and The Bold tangent included)
R.E.B.E.L.S. discussion from 00:27:50 to 00:29:19
The Question #6 – 00:29:19 to 00:32:31
Young Liars vol. 1 – 00:32:31 to 00:34:59
Transmetropolitan vol. 1 – 00:34:59 to 00:36:56
Superman #686 – 00:38:08 to 00:46:28
Green Arrow/Black Canary #18 – 00:46:28 to 00:48:38
Prototype #1 – 00:48:38 to 00:49:49
And finally, we close the show with some Smallville discussion.
Host Derek Coward finishes his look at the best of 2008 by talking about the titles that he has heard good things about but has never checked out yet, best miniseries that didn’t finish in 2008, best #1 comics of 2008 and the best graphic novels.
Related links (*-Amazon link, so help a brother out):
* Rasl Volume 1: The Drift
The Boy Who Made Silence
* House of Mystery
* Young Liars
* Captain Britain and MI:13
* Tangent: Superman’s Reign
The Infinite Horizon
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips
* The Twelve
* Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
* Madame Xanadu #1
Comic Book Comics
* Locke & Key
* Man With No Name
* Queen and Country Definitive Edition
* Noble Causes Archives
* The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer
* Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician
My mystery comic book finally arrived today from the Amazon Marketplace. Since I have it in my possession and I don’t have to worry about people rushing out to buy it (and therefore driving up the price for me to get it), I can finally make the big reveal.
It is JLA: Secret Origins by Paul Dini and Alex Ross, the only one of their oversized books that I didn’t own.
I haven’t read it thoroughly yet, but I like what I have seen by just thumbing through it. It appears to be a collection of two page retellings of the origins stories of the Justice League of America (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Arrow (with Black Canary, but her origin wasn’t told.), Captain Marvel (the real one, you know “Shazam!”), Hawkman (and Hawkgirl, whose origin has always been intrinsically tied to her husband’s), Atom, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
Since I cut my teeth on DC Comics way back when, there is nothing in here that I didn’t already know but it never looked like this. There is also a retelling of the Justice League of America themselves, which is restricted to one paragraph. The real treat on the JLA spread is Adam Strange, Zatanna, Metamorpho, The Elongated Man, Phantom Stranger and Red Tornado each getting the Alex Ross treatment for a panel.
After the story, there is an interview with Dini and Ross that includes a lot of sketches and a painting of the Big Seven, which is beautiful and I wish I had a poster of it.
Now my Dini/Ross oversized collection is complete and I can start getting some of the other books that I saw on TreasuryComics.com. This could take a while and get expensive. Luckily for me, I’m not as obsessive about such things as I once was.
TOP – World War Hulk 4
BOP – Marvel Comics Presents 1
ROW – Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special
I’m too sick to record, so I just thought that I would throw this up there.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on WWH4 and I wasn’t disappointed like a lot of other people seemed to be. The story progressed at a nice pace and I don’t see how it could be considered a filler issue.
Marvel Comics Presents #1 on the other hand was a bit of a disappointment. I realize that with anthology titles you are going to come across a clunker in every batch, but with the exception of the cute little Spider-Man story and the cover, there was little that I enjoyed in the book. I don’t know why Stuart Immonen’s style has changed so drastically since his Legion of Super-Heroes run; there used to be a dark moodiness to his artwork and now it’s all “Shiny Happy People” and I don’t like it.
The ROW was easily the Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special. It was a fun special with a surprising (at least to me) twist at the end that sets up the upcoming GA/BC ongoing title. I was vacillating between whether to choose WWH 4 or this one, but I went with the single issue story.
Tell me what you thought of these or any of the other titles that came out in September 19.