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Comic Book Noise 321: Infinity #6

Host Derek Coward talks about the ending to Marvel’s Infinity crossover event.

Here is the link to Scott Cederlund’s post that I mentioned in the episode:
http://www.soundonsight.org/infinity-6-jonathan-hickman-jim-cheung-dustin-weaver-avengers-review/

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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
’76
* 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
Kick-Ass
* 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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OK, I’m going to do it

I have been debating this for a long time and even though I have preached against it in the past, I have decided to get Stephen into reading comic books. He is almost five years old and I honestly think that I could have started him last year, but I can’t dwell on the past.

He is a smart kid with good comprehension skills and a very strong vocabulary for his age.

Now I just need to figure out what to start him with. Should I go with the stuff from the Johnny DC line or should I make him into another Scott Cederlund and just throw him into the deep end of the pool and pull out some of my old comics. Hmmm.

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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.

Related Link:
What Cost Summer @ Newsarama

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Indie Comic Book Noise for December 19, 2007

A rundown, by publisher, of the independent comics expected to ship to your comic shop this week, December 19th, 2007, interspersed with reviews.

This weeks segments:

Jason Page of the Fanboy Faceoff podcast, gives us the rundown on SubCulture issue 4.

Scott Cederlund of the Wednesday’s Haul podcast, as well as the View From The Cheap Seats podcast, is here with a review of the Elephantmen War Toys #1 (of 3).

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Independent Comics Scheduled to ship to comic shops, December 19th, 2007

Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics
Haunted Mansion Vol 1 Welcome Foolish Mortal HC

Arcana Studios
Eve Vampire Diva #1

Archaia Studios Press
Awakening (Archaia) #3
Long Count #1
Primordia #2
Robotika For A Few Rubles More #1 (Of 4) (Mr)
Some New Kind Of Slaughter #1

Archie Comics
Archie Digest #240
Betty & Veronica #232
Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 2 #183
Scooby Doo Vol 6 #127

Aspen Entertainment
Fathom Kiani #4 Guest Artist Cover
Fathom Kiani #4 Marcus To Cover

Avatar Press
Black Summer Alpha Wrap Cvr
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Masterworks Royal Blue Ed
Doktor Sleepless #1 Color Wrap Cvr
Doktor Sleepless #2 Color Wrap Cvr
Doktor Sleepless #3 Color Wrap Cvr
Lady Death vs Pandora #1 Quite A Pair Ed

Big City Comics
Dragon Cross #2 Incentive Black And White Variant Cover
Dragon Cross #2 Regular Cover
Tempest #2 Incentive Black And White Variant Cover
Tempest #2 Regular Cover

Bongo Comics
Simpsons Comics #137

Cinebook
Papyrus The Revenge Of The Ramses GN
Yakari Vol 5 Yakari And The Stranger GN

Dark Horse
Grendel Behold The Devil #2
Rex Mundi Vol 2 #9
Robert E Howards Conan Frost Giants Daughter One Shot
Scream #2
Star Wars Dark Times #7
Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite #4
Aliens Omnibus Vol 2 TP
Escapists HC
Rex Mundi Vol 4 Crown & Sword TP

Devils Due Publishing
GI Joe Americas Elite #30

Dynamite Entertainment
Painkiller Jane Vol 3 #4 Incentive Rodriguez Cover
Painkiller Jane Vol 3 #4 Regular Painkiller Jane Left Side Cover
Painkiller Jane Vol 3 #4 Regular Terminator Right Side Cover
Red Sonja Vol 4 #28 Incentive Homs Virgin Cover
Red Sonja Vol 4 #28 Regular Homs Cover
Red Sonja Vol 4 #28 Regular Liam Sharpe Cover
Red Sonja Vol 4 #28 Regular Mel Rubi Cover
Red Sonja Vol 4 #28 Regular Ron Adrian Cover
Savage Tales (DE) #5 Incentive Arthur Suydam Cover
Savage Tales (DE) #5 Regular Arthur Suydam Cover
Savage Tales (DE) #5 Regular Pablo Marcos Cover
Battlestar Galactica Vol 2 HC
Red Sonja Vol 3 Rise Of Gath HC
Red Sonja Vol 3 Rise Of Gath TP

Evil Twin Comics
Action Philosophers Giant-Size Thing Vol 3 TP

Fantagraphics
EC Segars Popeye Vol 2 Well Blow Me Down HC

IDW Publishing
Angel After The Fall #2 Incentive Franco Urru Sketch Cover
Angel After The Fall #2 Incentive Tony Harris Virgin Cover
Angel After The Fall #2 Regular Tony Harris Cover
Angel After The Fall #2 Variant Franco Urru Cover
Doctor Who Classics #1 Incentive Dave Gibbons Retro Art Variant Cover
Doctor Who Classics #1 Regular Joe Corroney Cover
Star Trek Aliens Spotlight Orions Incentive Photo Variant Cover
Star Trek Aliens Spotlight Orions Incentive Zach Howard Sketch Cover
Star Trek Aliens Spotlight Orions Regular Elena Casagrande Cover
Star Trek Aliens Spotlight Orions Regular Zach Howard Cover
Star Trek Year Four #5 Incentive Joe Corroney Variant Cover
Star Trek Year Four #5 Regular Photo Cover
Star Trek Year Four #5 Regular Steve Conley Cover
Complete Clive Barkers Great And Secret Show HC
Complete Clive Barkers Great And Secret Show TP
Mundens Bar Vol 1 TP

Image
Circle #2
Cryptics #3
Glister #3
KISS 4K KISSmas Special
Special Forces #2
Sword #2 2nd Ptg
Walking Dead Book 3 HC

Image/Top Cow
Madame Mirage #4

Ape Entertainment
Subculture #4

Markosia
Hope Falls #2 Incentive Boultwood Variant Cover

Novaris Entertainment
Roadkill Zoo #6

Papercutz
Tales From The Crypt Vol 2 Can You Fear Me Now HC
Tales From The Crypt Vol 2 Can You Fear Me Now TP

Penny Farthing Press
Loch Threats From Above SC With DVD

Platinum Studios
Hero By Night Vol 2 #1

Rebellion
2000 AD #1565
2000 AD #1566
2000 AD Extreme Ed #26
Droid Life GN

Red 5 Comics
Neozoic #2

Silver Phoenix Entertainment
Mystery Manor Haunted Theatre #2

Titan Publishing
Shaun The Sheep Comic #10

TwoMorrows
Alter Ego #74
Write Now #17

Viper Comics
Sleepy Truth Vol 1 GN

Virgin Comics
Nicolas Cage’s Voodoo Child #6 Ben Templesmith Cover
Nicolas Cage’s Voodoo Child #6 Dean Hyrapiet Cover

Viz Media
Shojo Beat Vol 4 #1 Jan 08

Zenescope Entertainment
SE7EN HC

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