Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU version of Grifter #1 and Voodoo #1.
00:00:34 – Ben welcomes everyone to episode #26 and gives his spoiler alerts warning.
00:01:36 – Joe reviews the introduction of the DCU version of his favorite Wildstorm character of all time, Grifter #1. Released on 9/14, written by Nathan Edmondson, with art and cover by CAFU.
00:12:53 – Ben gives his opinion on the first issue of Grifter in the DCU. Let’s just say he and Joe will have a lot to discuss.
00:14:52 – Joe follows up on the disappointment that Ben feels in this first issue and he defends the choices that Edmondson made with Grifter’s character, because both he and Voodoo are completely new re-imagined characters in the DCU.
00:16:56 – Ben completes his mixed feelings on this first issue, but is excited to see where Nathan continues to takes this character in the new universe. He also makes a terrible Southwest airlines joke.
00:18:03 – Visit our friends at Earth’s Mightiest Podcast
00:20:36 – Ben reviews the introduction of the Wildstorm character Voodoo into the DCU universe. Released on 9/28, written by Ron Marz with art and cover by Sami Basri. Black Razor’s logo on lighter. Black Ops “Shire” (Svetlana Grozny) character tie-ins. Does this mean that I.O. is a real agency in the DCU universe? Discussion about the “sexiness” and other backlash from this issue (link). Ben thinks this review will only take 3 seconds, but it sadly goes on and on for about 7 minutes.
00:26:51 – Joe tries to bring an intelligent assessment on the new Voodoo book.
00:33:07 – Ben gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #1’s that have released earlier this month.
- 9/14 Superboy #1 – Wildstorm’s Gen 13 Caitlin Fairchild is a Dr. at the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. facility where the “Superboy” is being developed. She’s the only one that see’s him as more than just an “it” being, but a human that can sense her presence.
- 9/28 Teen Titan #1 – Wildstorm’s Gen 13 Caitlin Fairchild again shows up as Dr. Fairchild at the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. facility where the “Superboy” is set to be released into the world in order to help find and capture other teen super humans.
- 9/28 Superman #1 – This issue was in the solicits for Stormwatch #1, “Directly following the ominous events of SUPERMAN #1.” Sadly it was a one page insert (pg. 8) that had nothing to do with the Superman issue and felt horribly out of place. Really it felt like a horrible ruse to get more sales from anyone that would have want to follow the Stormwatch title.
00:41:30 -Joe gives an update on the Wildstorm related books and character appearances in the new DCU relaunch. Remember, all these books are available digitally the same day as the print release at the DC section of www.comixology.com
- For the week of 10/05
00:42:47 – Joe gives a shoot out to Chris Striker, of the Higher Authority website. He’s finally launched the new Stormwatch.ws website so go check it out! He also gives a shout out to Franky de Jesus over at the Eye of the Storm Podcast who did his own review of the first issue of Stormwatch #1 in the new DCU. Joe also gives it up to some of the guys who helped us launch this podcast from the old Comic Addiction banner. Allison, Chris Partin, and Paul Steven Brown have launched a new podcast covering the new DCU 52 with DC Wormhole. They are currently two episodes in, so check them out at the Cultural Wormhole.
00:44:42 – Ben gives the contact details as shown below.
The opening music is “Universal Domain” by Dreamline which can be found at http://www.musicalley.com.
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