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Comic Book Noise 342: Lightning Comic Book Gumbo

Host Derek Coward returns to talk about a LOT of subjects, including (but not restricted to) Justice League 3000 #4, Mighty Avengers #7 and #8, Kirby Genesis #5, Magnus Robot Fighter #1, Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2, Bloodhound Crowbar Medicine #4, The Occultist #1, Post-Crisis DC vs The New 52 DC, Jen Walters, Avril Lear, the interview that changed how he felt about Jack Kirby’s artwork, old time radio, Green Hornet, liking the parts but feeling ambivalent about the sum, clean filthiness, and the ratio of Black people to White people in New York City.

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Comic Book Noise 157: Doing It Derek Coward Style

Host Derek Coward puts forth his wants for a new/old type of comic book collection and the titles that he would use.


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Comic Book Noise 155: The Best of 2008, Part Two

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

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Comic Book Noise 129: Where I Have Been, Where I Am And Where I Am Going

I talk about where I have been, where I am now and where I am going. Oh and the name I couldn’t remember was Trenchcoat Mafia.

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Indie Comic Book Noise 207: Plans For The Grandkids

Talk about the weather
$1 trades
bag things about Bruce Jones
Days Like This
Dioramas: A Love Story
Lost At Sea
New X-Men Vol 5
Contrary Coward talks about Books of the Month
What I got last week
What Angie got last week
Our weekends
Hancock review
Starbucks vs Dunkin Donuts
Going to Canada
Social Network overload
No Dunkin Donuts in California until 2010
Countdown/Final Crisis rant
Lateness vs consistent art
Hilarity ensues
My hope for Final Crisis
Angela’s grandkids
Awkwardness ensues
What Angie’s getting
Conan had a comic book?
Regarding Henry: The Further Adventures
Well I thought it was funny
Free Pints for Alan Moore
Love for Andy Diggle
David not Dave or Davey and Calling it a show.

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$152.49 should not be ignored

My good friend Scott Cederlund is a little disgusted with fandom (my words, not his) and the reaction to Countdown To Final Crisis. He wonders why so many people who spent the last year complaining about Countdown are now crying foul because Grant Morrison has invalidated it when he wrote Final Crisis #1.

He asks "Do we want to forget that Countdown ever happened or do we want it to be the real backbone of the DC universe?"

For $152.49 (without discount), I don’t want DC (or any publisher for that matter) to give me a big middle finger a few weeks after the end of a major story, like Countdown. It doesn’t matter if we want to forget the story because THEY told us that it happened, in continuity on the regular DC Universe Earth. If they wanted us to ignore the story and all of the events in it, then they could have ended the last issue with a two page spread of the words "JUST KIDDING!" People would have still been pissed, but they would not have been pissed at Grant Morrison and the current miniseries but rather they would have still been pissed at Paul Dini and the Countdown Crew of Palmiotti, Gray, McKeever, Bedard, Beechen (who a lot of people are mad at anyway, so another little bit probably wouldn’t have crushed the camel’s spine).

There were some facets of Countdown that could have been ignored and no one would care. There were some things about Countdown that should not have been ignored (The Death of The New Gods, Mxyzptlk closing the Fifth Dimension, The Great Disaster, The Challengers Of The Beyond telling the Monitors that they are being monitored and The new OMAC are some things that I would like to see revisited). If these things are part of the backbone, they could have been. After the wasted potential of Countdown, why continue to throw out everything except for Mary’s new costume and attitude?

And let’s face it, they have probably already got all of the money that they are going to get out of Countdown, but they have just gotten the juicer fired up for Final Crisis. By telling the suckers who bought every issue loyal readers of Countdown that they wasted their time, they are wasting some of the remaining 52 goodwill that they haven’t flushed away. I, for one, will be waiting for the trade (free plug for my buddies). I know my little $27.93 (without discount) won’t matter much to DC Comics, but then again neither did the time and money I spent on Countdown To Final Crisis.

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What Cost Summer @ Newsarama

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