Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the DCU “The Culling” crossover of Teen Titans Annual #1, Superboy #9, Legion Lost #9 and Teen Titans #9 as well as the spin-off from the Culling crossover and the only new title from the new DCU 52 Ravagers #1.
00:00:34 – Ben welcomes everyone to a special episode #35 for the month of June 2012 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free unless otherwise noted and usually get posted within a day of print release.
00:02:25 – Joe gives an overview of Teen Titans Annual #1 (Part 1 of 4, “The Culling”), released on 5/02, written by Scott Lobdell and Tom DeFalco with art and cover by Brett Booth. This was a long issue and Joe did an epic job giving this review! (Even though I told him to keep it tight ;-P)
00:22:43 – Ben summarizes Superboy #9 (Part 2 of 4, “Lost Claws”) released on 5/09, written by Scott Lobdell with art by R.B. Silva. This issue focuses on Superboy’s part in this fight and his mental tug of war of which side of the fight he truly should be part of.
00:30:34 – Joe tries to breeze through Legion Lost #9 (Part 3 of 4, “Unbeatable”) released on 5/09, written by Tom DeFalco with art by Pete Woods. This is Joe’s first ever Legion Lost issue he has read which focuses on the team and why Harvest brought them into this fight and possibly this century!
00:37:54 – Ben blurbs Teen Titans #9 (Part 4 of 4, “If This be Victory!”) released on 5/23, written by Scott Lobdell with art by Ig Guara and cover by Brett Booth.
00:45:11 – Joe gives a brief review of the Ravagers #1 (Part 5 of 4?, “Children of Destiny”) released on 5/30, written by Howard Mackie with art by and cover by Ian Churchill.
00:54:01 – Ben and Joe each summarize their thoughts about the books and the multi-title crossover as a whole.
00:57:05 – Ben gives a run-down on the upcoming 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 6/06
- STORMWATCH #10 – Welcoming the art team of IGNACIO CALERO and SEAN PARSONS as a new epic begins! HARRY TANNER returns to take on STORMWATCH! More secrets of the team’s past are revealed!
- RED LANTERNS #10 – Welcome new artist MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, continued from last month’s STORMWATCH #9! BLEEZ and the rest of the surviving RED LANTERNS head for ZAMARON to confront the STAR SAPPHIRES about their role in the poisoning of the RED POWER LANTERN.
- For the week of 6/13
- GRIFTER #10 – GRIFTER faces off against the DAEMONITES alongside DEATHBLOW and CHESHIRE!
- SUPERBOY #10 – WONDER GIRL, SOLSTICE, RED ROBIN, KID FLASH and BUNKER all guest-star in a story that connects to this month’s TEEN TITANS #10. Don’t miss SUPERBOY and WONDER GIRL, lost in an ancient world – with no adult supervision!
- DEMON KNIGHTS #10 – Part two of “ASSAULT ON AVALON!” While searching for MERLIN (Adam One), our heroes find KING ARTHUR…both of him!
- RAVAGERS #2 – Starring FAIRCHILD, THUNDER, LIGHTNING, RIDGE, BEAST BOY and TERRA! Trying to hide in the “real world” while on the run from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and its agents proves difficult for teen metas who stand out in a crowd! If they’re going to survive, these young heroes had better be ready to fight!
- For the week of 6/27
- VOODOO #10 – “DEAD CITY” begins as PRIS and the BLACK RAZORS pursue VOODOO into outer space! Is the Dead City really dead? If so, how do you explain the mutated DAEMONITES attacking from every direction?
- TEEN TITANS #10 – THE TEEN TITANS LOST in an inner-world! What did SOLSTICE learn from the LEGION LOST team during THE CULLING? Hint: It has to do with the mystery surrounding KID FLASH’S origin! BUNKER confronts RED ROBIN about the missing SKITTER! DINOSAURS – and a new threat!
00:57:37 – Joe continues with a shout out to Chris Striker, of the Higher Authority and Stormwatch.ws websites. Remember to visit The Higher Authority’s message boards Clark’s Bar to continue the Wildstorm integration discussions amongst long time Wildstorm fans at theauthority.ws.
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