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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 31

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 31

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #6, Voodoo #6 and Grifter #6 as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

00:00:31  – Joe welcomes everyone to episode #31 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free and usually get posted within a day of print release.

00:00:41  – Joe gives some Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU.

  • Artist Al Rio passed away last month by ending his own life. Al Rio was well-known for following up J. Scott Campbell’s run on Gen 13. His work centered around drawing beautiful women and his art was always eye-catching. We here at the Wildstorm Addiction send out our condolences to Al’s family and friends during this difficult time.
  • Peter Milligan who has written and will continue to write RED LANTERNS and Vertigo’s HELLBLAZER will be writing Stormwatch starting with #9. No word yet if Miguel Sepulveda will still draw. On GRIFTER, Liefeld’s stories will be scripted by Frank Tieri, whose previous DC Comics work includes JSA CLASSIFIED, GOTHAM UNDERGROUND and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS. Scott Clark will continue to be artist for the title.
  • Teen Titans Annual #1 coming in May written by Scott Lobdell (TEEN TITANS, SUPERBOY, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS) and Tom Defalco (LEGION LOST), with art by TEEN TITANS’ regular illustrator, Brett Booth. It’s begins a crossover that will continue through SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9, TEEN TITANS #9 and THE RAVAGERS #1. The cover to Ravagers #1 confirms Fairchild will be in book.  It’s also confirmed that Warblade will debut in Superboy #9.
  • Stormwatch Vol. 1 Hardcover re-solicited (yet again!) for April 4, 2012 which collects Stormwatch #37-47, Warren Ellis’ original run. Vol.2 is solicited for Oct, it collects the remainder of Ellis’ run, issues #48-50 and #1-11 of Stormwatch Vol. 2. But no Wildcats/Aliens included?
  • A special treat for long-time Wildstorm fans at Clark’s Bar.  Former Wildcats writer Adam Beechen has provided his layout for the title before he found out Wildstorm was closing. It covers what would have been issues #31-50.  You can check it out at Clark’s Bar under the thread titled “C.A.T. PLANNING“.

00:06:36 – Ben jumps right into the review of Stormwatch #6. Released released on 2/01, written by Paul Cornell with art and cover by Miguel Sepulveda.

00:20:17 – Joe follows up on his thoughts for the sixth issue of Stormwatch, Paul Cornell’s last issue on the title.

00:23:56 – Joe reviews Grifter #6. Released on 2/08, written by Nathan Edmondson, with art and cover by Scott Clark.

00:32:23 – Ben gives his assessment on Grifter #6, he was with the later group on this one. Ben wants this title to be great, but isn’t quite feeling that all of the time. Give this character a rest for pete’s sake!

00:35:14 – Ben reviews the sixth issue of the mysterious and sexy alien Voodoo. Released on 2/22, written by Josh Williamson with art by Sami Basri and cover by John Tyler Christopher.

00:47:27 – Joe gives his thoughts on Voodoo, quite the opposite of how Ben felt on this issue.

00:54:01 – Joe gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #6’s that have released last month.

  • 2/08 – Demon Knights #6 – no obvious ties
  • 2/08 – Superboy #6 – no Fairchild appearance, except for flashbacks
  • 2/08 – Deathstroke #6 – Midnighter killed Deathstroke’s son, the original Ravager?
  • 2/08 – Legion Lost #6 – we think more Martian Manhunter
  • 2/15 – Green Lantern Corps #6 – more Martian Manhunter
  • 2/22 – Teen Titans #6 – small wanted poster of Grifter in special agent cubicle
  • 2/22 – Superman #6 –  no cameo of Helspont

00:57:37 -Ben continues by giving 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 3/07
    • STORMWATCH #7  Paul Jenkins first issue writing, 1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
  • For the week of 3/14
  • For the week of 3/28
    • VOODOO #7
    • TEEN TITANS #7 (Caitlin Fairchild appearance? not likely)
    • SUPERMAN #7 First appearance of Helspont in new DCU, 1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

00:58:47 – Joe gives a shout out to Chris Striker, of the TheAuthority.ws 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. DC Wormhole podcast episode 7 is out at culturalwormhole.com and they’re covering several of the new 52 books.

01:00:21 – 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.

Contact info:
Joe: http://twitter.com/grifter78
Wildstorm Addiction: http://twitter.com/wildstormaddict
Post your comments for each episode on the wildstormaddiction.com!
Email us at wildstormaddiction@gmail.com.
Facebook Fan Page: Wildstorm Addiction Podcast Fan Page

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 30

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 30

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #5, Voodoo #5 and Grifter #5 as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

00:00:35  – Ben welcomes everyone to episode #30 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free and usually get posted within a day of print release.

00:01:27  – Ben gives plenty of Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU.

  • Paul Cornell’s last issue of Stormwatch will be issue #6. Cornell reports on his blog that it was his decision to leave and that the first 6 issues set up the format of the title. He says that he’s still on Demon Knights and will continue to work with the new writer concerning the connections between the two books. Paul Jenkins will be writing #7 & 8. No writer has been announced yet for #9 and beyond.
  • More Wildstorm appearances to come. Superman #8 features another appearance of Helspont. In USA Today interview Lobdell mentioned that we’d see Gen 13’s Grunge. This was confirmed in solicit for Superboy #8 in April. And Leifeld has teased that we’ll see Deathblow in Grifter and Pike in one of the 3 books he’s producing.
  • Stormwatch Vol. 1 Hardcover re-solicited for March 14, 2012, collects Stormwatch #37-47 which is Warren Ellis’ original run. Amazon.com has Wildcats Hardcover relisted for Sept.
  • Wildstorm books survive first round of DCU New 52 cancellations, Of the 6 books mentioned to replace existing titles, this one sounds the most promising to have Wildstorm characters included:
    THE RAVAGERS – Writer: Howard Mackie. Artist: Ian Churchill. Spinning off from TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY, this series finds four superpowered teens on the run and fighting against the organization that wants to turn them into supervillains.”

00:06:03 – Joe reviews Stormwatch #5. Released released on 1/04, written by Paul Cornell with art and cover by Miguel Sepulveda.

00:16:32 – Ben shares his thoughts for the fifth and explosive issue of Stormwatch.

00:18:58 – Ben reviews Grifter #5. Released on 1/11, written by Nathan Edmondson, with art and cover by Scott Clark.

00:30:25 – Joe gives his assessment on Grifter #5.

00:35:07 – Joe reviews the fifth issue of Voodoo with change in creative. Released on 1/25, written by Josh Williamson with art by Sami Basri and cover by John Tyler Christopher.

00:45:40 – Ben shares his thoughts on Voodoo with the new direction that writer Josh Williamson is taking this title.

00:48:08 – Ben gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #5’s that have released this past month. And yes I say all of the wrong dates for the title releases on the podcast, but the correct dates are listed below.

  • 1/11 Demon Knights #5 – Another reference and appearance of Merlin who is Adam One from Stormwatch. Presently deceased and part of the “shadow cabinet”.
  • 1/11 Superboy #5 – Superboy rescues Fairchild
  • 1/11 Legion Lost #5 – Black Razors appearance although they are beaten quickly, also a Martian Manhunter appearance on the last page!
  • 1/18 Green Lantern Corps #5 – Martian Manhunter appearance

00:52:21 -Joe continues by giving 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 2/08
  • For the week of 1/22
    • VOODOO #6
    • TEEN TITANS #6 (Superboy appears to be close to joining the team, no Fairchild to join him?) – 1:25 Variant Cover

00:53:56 – Ben gives 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. DC Wormhole podcast episode 6 is out at culturalwormhole.com and they’re covering several of the new 52 books.

00:55:11 – Joe gives the contact details as shown below.

The opening music is “Universal Domain” by Dreamline which can be found at http://www.musicalley.com.

Contact info:
Joe: http://twitter.com/grifter78
Wildstorm Addiction: http://twitter.com/wildstormaddict
Post your comments for each episode on the wildstormaddiction.com!
Email us at wildstormaddiction@gmail.com.
Facebook Fan Page: Wildstorm Addiction Podcast Fan Page

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast Episode 29

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 29

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #4, Voodoo #4 and Grifter #4 as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

00:00:33  – Joe welcomes everyone to episode #29 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free and usually get posted within a day of print release.

00:01:37  – Joe gives some Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU.

  • Paul Cornell’s last issue of Stormwatch will be issue #6. Cornell reports on his blog that it was his decision to leave and that the first 6 issues set up the format of the title. He says that he’s still on Demon Knights and will continue to work with the new writer concerning the connections between the two books. Paul Jenkins will be writing #7 & 8. No writer has been announced yet for #9 and beyond.
  • Another Wildstorm character debuts in the DCU as Helspont will be fighting Superman in Superman #7 coming in March. Also, Midnighter will be showing up in Grifter’s title with #7 and Voodoo #7 looks like we may be getting more of the Black Razors.
  • Stormwatch Vol. 1 Hardcover solicited for Feb. 29, 2012 collects Stormwatch #37-47 which is Warren Ellis’ original run. Amazon.com has this one listed and a Wildcats Hardcover listed for Jan. 24, 2012 but there’s no official solicitation at DC’s site like the Stormwatch book.

00:04:28 – Before jumping into the first review Ben looks back on 2011 for a bit. Last year we were recording what we thought was going to be our farewell podcast. Lo and behold, Wildstorm has come back into our lives for the relaunch of the new DCU 52. And it’s been great for old and new fans of Wildstorm characters alike. We are both looking forward to what treasures 2012 has for us as more WSU characters may appear in upcoming titles.

00:05:38 – Ben reviews Stormwatch #4. Released released on 12/07, written by Paul Cornell with art and cover by Miguel Sepulveda. Ben’s not sure he can give this title the review it deserves like Joe did last month, but he tries his best.

00:18:30 – Joe follows up on his thoughts for the fourth issue of Stormwatch.

00:23:42 – Joe reviews Grifter #4. Released on 12/14, written by Nathan Edmondson, with art by Scott Clark and cover by CAFU. Joe loves the nostalgic feel that Scott Clark has given this title with the infusion of his art for Grifter.

00:33:42 – Ben gives his assessment on Grifter #4.

00:37:32 – Ben reviews the fourth issue of the mysterious and sexy alien Voodoo. Released on 12/28, written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri and cover by John Tyler Christopher. This is sadly Ron Marz’s final issue writing Voodoo.

00:51:30 – Joe sums up his thoughts on Voodoo, how Marz has setup the character for it’s take over by a new writer Josh Williamson.

00:56:52 – Joe gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #4’s that have released last month.

  • 12/4 Demon Knights #4 – Merlin is Adam One from Stormwatch. Finally this book ties to Stormwatch as promised. Will we see more?
  • 12/4 Superboy #4 – More Caitlin Fairchild and a mention of the other 13?!?!
  • 12/14 Legion Lost #4 – Black Razors appearance, thanks to DaveEB from Clark’s Bar for heads up!
  • 12/21 Green Lantern Corps #4 – Martian Manhunter appearance; uses a Door, thanks to Raye at Clark’s Bar!

01:04:38 -Ben continues by giving 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

01:06:24 – Joe gives 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. DC Wormhole podcast ep. 3 is out at culturalwormhole.com and they’re covering several of the new 52 books.

01:07:18 – 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.

Contact info:
Joe: http://twitter.com/grifter78
Wildstorm Addiction: http://twitter.com/wildstormaddict
Post your comments for each episode on the wildstormaddiction.com!
Email us at wildstormaddiction@gmail.com.

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 28

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 28

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 28Subscribe to the show: RSS Feed | iTunes

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #3, Voodoo #3 and Grifter #3. As well as a follow-up interview by Joe with Grifter writer Nathan Edmondson at Wizard World Austin.

00:00:34  – Ben welcomes everyone to episode #28 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free and usually get posted within a day of print release.

00:01:20  – Ben gives some Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU. February 2012 we will see the first crossover of the 3 Wildstorm titles as the Daemonites begin to play a bigger role in the DCU. And sadly Ron Marz is off of the Voodoo title after issue #4 and is being replaced by writer Josh Williamson. Apparently, Marz turned in a script for #5 (as shown in solicits) but it was rejected and Williamson’s script will be used instead.

00:03:01 – Joe kicks it off first with a follow-up interview with Nathan Edmondson at Wizard World Austin. We get to hear some upcoming highlights for Grifter and his dealings inside the DCU.

00:14:59 – Joe reviews Stormwatch #3. Released on 11/2, written by Paul Cornell with art by Miguel Sepulveda and Al Barrionuevo. Joe starts referring to this as the hidden cover which was not the original cover when first solicited like last months. This month Chris Burnham was the artist for the printed cover. He gives this issue a resounding score of 10 and then explains why he gave it such an incredible rating.

00:22:54 – Ben claps for Joe at what an outstanding job he did on that crazy review. Ben also gives a 10 out 10 on the third issue for Stormwatch.

00:25:06 – Ben reviews Grifter #3. Released on 11/09 and written by Nathan Edmondson, with art and cover by CAFU, sadly his last issue on this title as Scott Clark and Dave Beaty will be taking over for issue #4 next month.

00:33:57 – Joe gives his assessment on Grifter by quoting his favorite line, “This is the face your kind will remember!” He’s pretty bumbed out that CAFU will be leaving the title so soon and thinks that this is not the last time we shall see Max Cash as he himself may now be possessed by a Daemonite!

00:38:19 – Joe reviews the third issue of the alien Voodoo. Released on 11/23, written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri and Hendry Prasetya, along with a cover by John Tyler Christopher. This is the first major character cross-over between an old Wildstorm character and a lead DCU character of Green Lantern. Joe is still totally digging Basri’s art with the detail and emotion in each and every character’s facial expressions.

00:46:54 – Ben is also pretty disappointed that Ron Marz is leaving this title so soon. Even though it was an awkward start at first, he’s really getting into this title and can’t believe it’s changing hands so quickly.

00:49:43 – Ben gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #3’s that have released last month. (I know I say October twice, these released in November!)

  • 11/12 Demon Knights #3 –  Still no sign of the Century Baby (that we know of!), because neither of us were able to flip through it yet.
  • 11/12 Superboy #3 – Fairchild reveals her powers to Superboy at the end of the issue by “hulking out” and also revealing that her choice of lady undergarments pays homage to her original costume (purple and green).
  • 11/23 Teen Titans #3 – No Caitlin sightings in this issue, but next month we may get to see her as Superboy confronts the Titans!

00:53:26 -Ben continues by giving 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 12/14
  • For the week of 12/28
    • VOODOO #4  (Voodoo is heading torward Metropolis, this could get interesting!)
    • TEEN TITANS #4 (Showdown with Superboy, Caitlin Fairchild appearance?)

00:55:49 – Joe gives 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. DC Wormhole podcast ep. 3 is out at culturalwormhole.com and they’re covering several of the new 52 books.

00:58:03 – Joe also gives the contact details as shown below.

The opening music is “Universal Domain” by Dreamline which can be found at http://www.musicalley.com.

Contact info:
Joe: http://twitter.com/grifter78
Wildstorm Addiction: http://twitter.com/wildstormaddict
Post your comments for each episode on the wildstormaddiction.com!
Email us at wildstormaddiction@gmail.com.