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Comic Book Noise 622: Battleworld Civil War #5, The Vision, Martian Manhunter, and The Wanderers

Host Derek Coward talks about the final issue of Battleworld Civil War, The Vision, Martian Manhunter, and The Wanderers.
The Vision

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Comic Book Noise 292: Justice League of America 1 & 2

Host Derek Coward talks about Justice League of America issues 1 and 2, the history of Amanda Waller, Stargirl and comic book female body types, Geoff Johns and how he tailors his storytelling to the artist on a book, Hawkman, Hawkwoman and resurrection, Katana, Vibe, why comic books read the way they do as opposed to thirty years ago, MSB, The Tyroc Syndrome, and how the Justice League and Justice League of America members match up.

Justice League of America #1
Justice League of America #1

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Comic Book Noise 247: My DC Reboot Wishlist

Host Derek Coward talks in depth about the comic books on his wishlist from the upcoming DC Reboot and spends the last few minutes of the podcast talking about the titles and characters he is surprised aren’t part of the reboot.

Men of War

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My Top Ten Characters

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.

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My latest purchase revealed

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.

jla_secretorigins

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.

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