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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 37

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 37

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #11, Grifter #11, Ravagers #3 and Voodoo #11, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

00:00:34  – Ben welcomes everyone to episode #37 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.

00:01:12 – Ben gives only a little bit of Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU.

  • 20 years ago this month in August  1992, WildC.A.T.s #1 was released!
  • In October, Voodoo joins Grifter with issue 13, Team 7 #1 debuts with a Jim Lee variant and mentions Gamorra, Superboy shows up in Ravagers #5, and Deathstroke #13 solicitation reads “Deathstroke and Zealot learn the terrible fate of the planet Kheran and brace for the long-lasting repercussions it will have on the DC Universe.” (Kheran a typo or new name for the Kherubim homeworld as it was traditionally Khera?)
  • Grifter Vol 1: Most Wanted trade came out July 25th which collects issues #1-8, Nathan Edmondson’s entire run with art by CAFU and Scott Clark.
  • DC Heroclix: Batman is coming Nov. 2012 and as part of the set release, there are pictures of figures for the Wildstorm versions of Grifter, Maul, Voodoo, and Zealot.
  • Rob Liefeld announces that his current run at DC will end his run on superhero books to focus on creator-owned projects.
  • Joe mentions his twitter conversation with Brett Booth about bringing back Backlash into the new DCU 52.

00:05:50 – Joe starts it off with the review of Stormwatch #11. Released on 7/04, written by Peter Milligan with art by Eduardo Pansica and Ignacio Calero with a cover by Scott Clark,  Dave Beaty, and Pete Pantazis. Also four inkers on this issue! Joe comes up with some great anime references that remind him of some of the scenes that happen in this issue.

00:20:20 – Ben follows up on his thoughts for the eleventh issue of Stormwatch….it’s no Grifter, and that’s a good thing, a very good thing!

00:22:44 – Ben reviews Grifter #11. Released on 7/11, written by Rob Liefeld and Frank Tieri, with art by Marat Mychaels, inks by Rob Hunter with cover by Rob Liefeld. One word, childish.

00:30:27 – Joe gives his assessment on Grifter #11…not much to say really. He did like Marat Mychaels’ art at least. But how can Grifter continue to have these amazing powers without a penalty of some sort, even Superman has kryptonite.

00:36:16 – Joe reviews the third issue of the Ravagers. Released on 7/11, written by Howard Mackie with art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund. Joe really likes this book because it feels the most fresh of the bunch as far as the ideas that are being dealt with for each issue.

00:48:56 – Ben gives his thoughts on the Ravagers, which are pretty close to Joe’s feeling on this title as well. Being unfamiliar with the “color” concepts carried over from Animal Man and Swamp Thing has him intrigued enough to catch up on those title to better understand where it’s all coming from. He’s also glad that they’ve pivoted away from “the Culling” crossover story line and seem to have their own problems to deal with at the moment, survival and all.

00:50:46 – Ben gives his review of Voodoo #11. Released on on 7/25, written by Josh Williamson with art by Sami Basri and cover by Paulo Siqueira. Loving it to the very end!!!

01:04:23 – Joe gives his assessment on Voodoo #11, not before naming the power that Priscilla has by Dragonite-ing out. He’s bummed out that this title feels like it’s giving up at the end as it has clearly been better than Grifter. Even though it’s cancelled it doesn’t have to feel that way.

01:07:42 – Joe gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #11’s that have released last month.

  • 7/11 Deathstroke #11 – more Zealot
  • 7/25 Grifter Vol 1: Most Wanted – TPB (Go get it!)
  • 7/25 The Savage Hawkman #11 – another Pike appearance, not much, just another cameo

01:11:34 – 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 8/01
    • STORMWATCH #12 MARTIAN MANHUNTER battles STORMWATCH! A major turning point for the DC Universe as MARTIAN MANHUNTER quits STORMWATCH forever! Don’t miss STORMWATCH this month in I, VAMPIRE!
  • For the week of 8/08
    • GRIFTER #12 Face-off with HELLSPONT!
    • RAVAGERS #4 Betrayal, revelations, blood, and DEATH come to the group as some find themselves powerless to the seductive charms and horrific powers of BROTHER BLOOD. RIDGE is prepared as a blood sacrifice to indoctrinate the newest members of Brother Blood’s cult. NOT everyone will survive this fatal encounter.
    • DEATHSTROKE #12 The final battle with LOBO by new writer/artist ROB LIEFELD!
  • For the week of 8/22
    • VOODOO #12 VOODOO and PRIS are ready for the fight of their lives…against each other! Is this the end for VOODOO?
    • THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #12 HAWKMAN vs. ST. BASTION – with PIKE, an incredible assassin with key info about Hawkman’s past, caught in the middle!
    • I, VAMPIRE #12 ANDREW BENNETT’S hold over the vampires is about to collapse as STORMWATCH attacks.

01:12:55 – 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. Be sure to check out our friends of the show, the Image Addiction podcast as they cover new releases from Image Comics and the Only the Valiant podcast as they cover the re-launching of Valiant Comics over the summer. Joe’s voicemail got moved to Ep. 78 because of San Diego Comic Con. And finally, an old Image favorite Cyberforce is coming back in a unique way through Kickstarter. Go to www.kickstarter.com and type in Cyberforce or (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620244384/cyber-force-returns)

01:15:37 – Joe continues with 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
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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 36

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 36

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #10, Grifter #10, Ravagers #2 and Voodoo #10, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

00:00:34  – Joe welcomes everyone to episode #36 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.

00:01:13  – Joe gives plenty of Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU.

  • September is DC’s Zero Month where all titles will get a zero issue to fill in some gaps not yet explained in the New 52.  Four new titles are coming during the month and one of them is a Team 7 book, written by Justin Jordan and art by Jesus Merino.  The solicitation reads, “Set in the early days of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Team 7 is comprised of Dinah Lance (Black Canary), Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson – and their story will change everything you know about DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.”
  • Unfortunately, this good news comes with some bad news as Voodoo #0 will be the last issue of the series.  However, Grifter survived this round of cancellations so we’ll still have 4 regular titles featuring Wildstorm characters and hopefully some more guest appearances throughout the DCU as we’ve been seeing so far.
  • DC released some advance trade info for 2013, including the following:
    • JANUARY
      • “The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers TP” Collects: LEGION LOST #8-9, SUPERBOY #8-9, TEEN TITANS #8-9 and TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1.
    • FEBRUARY
      • “Batman/Deathblow Deluxe Edition HC” Collects: Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire #1-3.
      • “Stormwatch Vol. 2: Enemies of Earth TP” Collects: STORMWATCH #7-12 and RED LANTERNS #10.
      • “Global Frequency TP” Collects: Global Frequency #1-12 (oddly listed under Vertigo)
      • “Voodoo Vol. 2: The Killer In Me TP” Collects: VOODOO #7-12 and 0.
    • MARCH
      • “Red Lanterns Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns TP” Collects: RED LANTERNS #8-13 and STORMWATCH #9.
      • “Sleeper Omnibus HC” Collects: POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER SEASON ONE #1-12, SLEEPER SEASON TWO #1-12, COUP D’ETAT: SLEEPER #1 and COUP D’ETAT AFTERWORD #1 (also listed under Vertigo)
      • “DC Universe by Alan Moore TP” Collects several of Alan Moore’s DC works but also collects some of his Wildstorm works which includes WILDSTORM SPOTLIGHT #1, VOODOO #1-4, DEATHBLOW: BYBLOWS #1-3 and WILDC.A.T.S #50. (The HC of this came out March of this year)

00:08:08 – Ben starts it off with the review of Stormwatch #10. Released released on 6/06, written by Peter Milligan with art by Ignacio Calero and cover by Miguel Sepulveda.

00:24:30 – Joe follows up on his thoughts for the tenth issue of Stormwatch, which were much like Ben’s on this one, just an okay issue for Stormwatch’s standard. Not too great and not terrible either. A setup for hopefully some great things to come.

00:27:09 – Joe reviews Grifter #10. Released on 6/13, written by Rob Liefeld and Frank Tieri, with art by Scott Clark and cover by Rob Liefeld. Two months in a row Joe doesn’t like where this title is going, especially as the dialogue that is being written for Grifter. However he does say that it is the better of the last two and it did have a readership increase of about 1,000 copies for the month which is a good sign.

00:37:48 – Ben gives his assessment on Grifter #2, I mean #10, right? And the baddie at the end actually reminded him of a portly Attica.

00:39:40 – Ben reviews the second issue of the Ravagers. Released on 6/13, written by Howard Mackie with art and cover by Ian Churchill. With two new baddie characters introduced it’s hard for me to remember if I’ve seen them both after how many bad guys were in the Culling crossover.

00:47:20 – Joe gives his thoughts on the Ravagers and gives us some insight on the new mythos in the new 52 about the animals, the green, and the rot. Joe is loving this book and especially Ian Churchill’s artwork.

00:49:54 – Joe gives his review of Voodoo #10. Released on on 6/27, written by Josh Williamson with art by Sami Basri and cover by Paulo Siqueira. Joe didn’t dig this issue that much because he felt like it slowed down a bit thinking that Josh knew the title was ending.

00:57:39 – Ben gives his assessment on Voodoo #10, which he was along for the ride from the beginning of the issue despite its many, many problems. It just had a fun vibe to it realizing that this title is coming to a close.

00:59:06 – Ben gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #10’s that have released last month.

  • 6/06 Red Lanterns #10 – continues directly from Stormwatch #9, vs. Atrocitus and Midnighter punches a cat!
  • 6/13 Deathstroke #10 – Zealot is confirmed to be Kheran
  • 6/27 The Savage Hawkman #10 – Pike appears, is called Kherubim, and talks about how his destiny is to kill Hawkman (reminiscent of his destiny to kill a Wildcat in WSU)

01:01:21 – 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 7/05 (New books on Thursday because of the holiday, or not apparently because both Joe and I were able to get books on the 4th!)
    • STORMWATCH #11  THE ENGINEER takes center stage! There is a shadow organization as old as STORMWATCH…but who are they and what secrets do they hold?
  • For the week of 7/11
    • GRIFTER #11 GRIFTER faces off against the powerful DAEMONITE known as SYNGE! DEATHBLOW and CHESHIRE are along for the ride – and that’s your guarantee that the action won’t stop!
    • RAVAGERS #3 BROTHER BLOOD is here to destroy your heroes! BEAST BOY and TERRA continue to feel the ramifications of THE CULLING!
    • DEATHSTROKE #11 DEATHSTROKE, ZEALOT and the OMEGAS vs. LOBO! DEATHSTROKE races to find the crashed STARPOINT cruiser and the ship’s WORLD BREAKER protocol!
  • For the week of 7/25
    • VOODOO #11 “DEAD CITY” continues as Pris is forced to team up with VOODOO to survive an onslaught of mutated DAEMONITES!
    • THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #11 HAWKMAN inches closer to answers about who he is and why he is being hunted! Introducing ST. BASTION! He’ll stop at nothing to discover the secrets of the scrolls Carter Hal revealed in issue #9! (more Pike? He will be on the cover of issue #12 for sure)

01:02:06 – Ben 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. Be sure to check out our friends of the show, the Image Addiction podcast as they cover new releases from Image Comics and the Only the Valiant podcast as they cover the re-launching of Valiant Comics over the summer.

01:03:20 – Ben continues with 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

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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 33

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 33

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Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #8, Voodoo #8 and Grifter #8. But wait there’s more! We also review Superboy #8, and the Helspont appearance in Superman #7 & 8, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

00:00:33  – Joe welcomes everyone to episode #33 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.

00:01:07  – Joe gives some Wildstorm related news as it pertains to the current books in the DCU.

  • Zealot to appear in Deathstroke, but not in Grifter!
  • Team 7 references dropped in two different titles this month.  One in Justice League #8 where it mentions Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman’s on again off again love interest) was in Team 7.  Also in Teen Titans #8 Agent Kurt Lance (Black Canary’s supposedly murdered husband) is shown to be alive and he mentions he was also part of Team 7.
  • Free Comic Book Day! How was it for you?

00:05:17 – Ben jumps right into the review of Stormwatch #8. Released released on 4/04, written by Paul Jenkins with art by Daniel Horn and Ignacio Calero and cover by Miguel Sepulveda. He pleads the fifth on thinking he understood any of the science fictiony mojo Paul was trying to make us swallow. And, yes, there is always a magic gun to explain away the icky sticky details for the “how” part of it.

00:18:36 – Joe follows up on his thoughts for the eighth issue of Stormwatch. He starts by working out the issue backwards. The internet wasn’t too receptive of how the Midnighter treated Jenny and Joe tries to explain the differences between the new DCU characters vs. the old Wildstorm characters (we seem to keep running into this problem).

00:26:52 – Joe reviews Grifter #8. Released on 4/11, written by Nathan Edmondson, with art by Daniel Sampere and cover by Scott Clark. This was Edmondson’s last issue on the title before Liefeld takes it over. Joe enjoyed this issue, can you believe it?

00:35:01 – Ben gives his assessment on Grifter #8….groan, grumble, grumble, groan. How is this title still making the cuts?!?! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE GRIFTER (the character), but this is not the title we were pitched way back in our interview last August. The most wanted man in the DCU? Maybe only by the new version of the Daemonites, but not by the heroes of this universe, as I believe was the intention.

00:39:46 – Ben reviews the eighth issue of the bat-sh#+! crazy alien Voodoo. Released on 4/25, written by Josh Williamson with art by Sami Basri and cover by Rod Reis and Paulo Siqueira. Ben thought the cover reminded him of the old Rat Fink cartoons if that was any consolation to John Tyler Christopher being pulled off of the covers.

00:58:35 – Joe gives his thoughts on Voodoo, which are very short and sweet. He did give a big shout out to Sami Basri who is one of the few artists in the new DCU, next to Brett Booth, who is very consistent on a single title.

00:59:32 – Joe gives a beat by beat review of Superboy #8. Released on 4/11, written by Scott Lobdell & Tom DeFalco with art by R.B. Silva and cover by Barbara Ciardo. (The Culling prelude) Joe equates the Culling to the Hungers Games type of young super-powered beings pitted against one another in order to be culled for the harvest by a baddie known as Harvest!

01:04:31 – Ben gives his assessment on Superboy #8, which reminded him more of Countdown Arena series from the 52 Countdown event since having just read this series.

01:06:09 – Ben reviews the issues #7 and 8 of Superman. Released on 3/28 and 4/25, written by Keith Giffen with art by Dan Jurgens and cover by Ivan Reis. The main concept is that Helspont believes he and Superman are the same and that he should be ruling humans not protecting them. The Daemonites cast Helspont out because of his powers and Supes is basically thinking he’s crazy (Thanks for the recap of issue #7 Joe!). Issue #8, Helspont wants Superman to help him take control of this universe and in turn will give Superman earth for himself and leave him and humanity alone. These issues contained a ton of fighting and possibly even more talking.

0114:39 – Joe gives an update on other Wildstorm related sighting and tie-ins from the other DCU 52 issue #8’s that have released last month.

  • 4/11 Legion Lost #8 – The Culling prelude
  • 4/18 Justice League #8 – Steve Trevor was part of Team 7
  • 4/25 Teen Titans #8 – The Culling prelude
  • 4/25 Blackhawks #8 – Agent Lance was part of Team 7

01:15:00 -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 5/02
    • STORMWATCH #9  New writer PETER MILLIGAN comes aboard! APOLLO and MIDNIGHT battle RED LANTERN SKALLOX! V-MAN’S connection to STORMWATCH is revealed – and it’s a doozy!
    • TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 “THE CULLING” begins here! It’s the TEEN TITANS vs. THE LEGION LOST one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible! Continued in this month’s SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9 and TEEN TITANS #9! Secret first appearance of Warblade!
  • For the week of 5/09
    • GRIFTER #9 Welcoming the new creative team of ROB LIEFELD, FRANK TIERI and SCOTT CLARK. Grifter’s troubles worsen as he races to stop the impending DAEMONITE invasion. Featuring the first appearances of DEATHBLOW and CHESHIRE in The New 52!
    • SUPERBOY #9 “THE CULLING” continues here from this month’s TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and leading into LEGION LOST #9! SUPERBOY vs. ROSE WILSON – round two! The shocking debut of the all-new WARBLADE!
    • DEMON KNIGHTS #9 “THE MURDER OF MERLIN” begins! Who has the power to murder Merlin – and what else are they capable of?
    • LEGION LOST #9 “THE CULLING” continues from this month’s SUPERBOY #9! Even the combined powers of LEGION LOST and the TEEN TITANS won’t be enough to stop DARK HARVEST and his minions from committing mass murder! Continues in this month’s TEEN TITANS #9.
  • For the week of 5/23
    • VOODOO #9 A new direction for VOODOO starts now! Pris is forced to confront exactly what she has become after being experimented on by the DAEMONITES. Compelled to search for other victims like her, she’s offered a deal by the BLACK RAZORS…but wherever way she turns, it’s guaranteed more blood will be on her hands.
    • TEEN TITANS #9 “THE CULLING” finale! THE TEEN TITANS and THE LEGION LOST duke it out with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the madman known as Harvest to stop the slaughter ofinnocent children. This issue leads directly into this month’s RAVAGERS #1! Continued from TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 SUPERBOY #9 and LEGION LOST #9!
  • For the week of 5/30
    • THE RAVAGERS #1 First issue of a new series spinning directly out of “THE CULLING!” FAIRCHILD, brother and sister THUNDER and LIGHTNING, the monstrous RIDGE, BEAST BOY and TERRA are being pursued by ROSE WILSON and WARBLADE, who want them dead at any cost! No one’s survival is certain each month in THE RAVAGERS!

01:17:46 – 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.

01:18:27 – Joe continues with 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.
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Voodoo #7

“Revelations”

Writer: Josh Williamson
Pencils: Sami Basri
Colors: Jessica Kholinne
Letters: Jared K. Fletcher
Assistant Editor: Katie Kubert
Editor: Bobbie Chase
Cover: Paulo Siqueira

(No Spoilers)

Williamson brings us another action packed issue with even more surprises in a story aptly titled “Revelations”. The fast pace coupled with beautiful art by Sami Basri leaves me wondering why more people aren’t coming back to this title. Here’s to hoping that buzz about the positive changes in the title will get more readers to come back who left early on.

I’m going to start this review a little backwards and talk about the end first. Williamson loves cliffhangers, he’s made that evident from his first issue. This one is no different. His revelation about Voodoo really makes for an interesting story here. She started the series as a character of mystery but now with that mystery mostly solved, it brings up a ton of questions. Williamson has answered some here but presented a dozen more and that is what is becoming the strength of this title.

He’s also established that characters aren’t safe in this story. We’ve got the death of a character at the end of the issue and it’s done in such a way that I hope it sticks. It’s nothing against the character themselves but it really took the story in a much darker direction. There are some who speculated that the reason Williamson went with the clone story is because the DCU version of Voodoo seemed to kill too easily. Now, DC can’t have one of their heroes kill, right? Well, whether or not Voodoo is a hero has been in question since the beginning. Her character is more like that of an insurgent trying to topple a rival government. So rather than try to explain away her motives, it seems that they’re basically showing us she was never the “real” Voodoo to begin with. It’s just a theory but as we progress it seems more and more likely that this is the case.

Williamson also does some interesting character work here. When Voodoo’s clone attacks the Daemonites, she’s countered by some creatures the Daemonites send after her. I won’t spoil it by revealing what they are but there’s actually a sad moment with them that brought up an interesting conflict for the character. It’s little touches like this that are making me enjoy this story more now than before.

I think Williamson has turned this title around and breathed new life into it. If you are not reading Voodoo anymore, pick up Willimason’s issues and see what you think. I personally am having a lot of fun with them. Oh, and Basri’s art is still amazing! 🙂

8 out of 10 (on it’s way to greatness!)