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It Figures!

We’ve joked around here several times about the upcoming Google Music Podcast service. It was announced last fall and we’ve been signed up for it ever since they started taking in applications and we weren’t quite sure it’d ever actually open up to the public.

Well it would figure that this past week it has officially launched and now we are staring down the barrel of another lapse in Wildstorm related titles, characters, or any resemblance of the universe of days past. As 3-PO would say, “this is our lot in life!” He’d also say something like, “we’re doomed!” But I wasn’t quite going that far just yet.

Joe and I will be wrapping up the podcast in May with issues 11 & 12 of Midnighter and it’s up to DC whether we’ll ever be back. It’s unfortunate that our busy lives with families, work, and other commitments won’t allow us to dive into the back bins and re-review the classic tales of Wildstorm’s amazing launch in the early 90’s. It’s up to DC if we’ll ever be back recording again, but we’ve seen how they’ve cared for those assets in the recent past.

For now though if you’d like to binge the back catalog of the podcast you can now Stream and Listen on Google Play Music Podcasts!

We’re back…and so is Grifter!

Futures-End-Cv1Hello everyone!

So it’s been a long time since we’ve been on here talking some Wildstorm.  The rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. But it did get us a mention from Chris Arrant over at Comic Book Resources back in November.  I guess it’s true that you only become famous when people think you’re dead.  🙂 But anyway, I digress.

It was a series of things that kept us off the air last year.  Both Ben and I had increasing job responsibilities, I moved to Austin which eventually led to my girlfriend and I deciding to get married (one month ago) and even some technical difficulties that kept me from publishing my monthly Stormwatch review (although with the decline & impending cancellation it was probably a well needed break anyway).

We were planning on doing at least one more podcast to discuss the last few issues of Stormwatch upcoming in April.  But now that we have the announcement of Future’s End with Grifter being featured, we’ll probably end up doing more podcasts.  Now, Future’s End is a weekly book so whether or not I’ll be able to do written reviews again remains to be seen because of the demands of daily life.  But we will at least do podcasts covering any Wildstorm characters appearances (Stormwatch is slated for #4).  Plus you never know where Wildstorm characters will pop up next in the DCU as we’ve had Rainmaker in The Movement and Lynch over in Suicide Squad.

And Wildstorm continues to show up in other places too as we had Grifter in the Justice League: Flash Paradox animated movie last summer and more Wildstorm characters coming in upcoming Heroclix sets as well.

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Did I also mention April is the podcast’s 4 year anniversary?  Perfect time for something new.  Stay tuned!

Grifter in Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray/DVD

Well this was something we thought was near impossible here at Wildstorm Addiction!  When we first heard they were making an animated adaption of this story, we thought the chances of Grifter making it in were slim to none.  Well, thankfully the director is a Grifter fan and he pushed for Grifter to make an appearance.

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Flashpoint was the story that brought Wildstorm into the DCU New 52. It featured a mini-series called Lois Lane and the Resistance.  Grifter played a part in the story as he helped Lois fight the Amazons who had taken over Europe.  It’s so cool that we get to see Grifter in animated form again after all these years.  Even if it is a cameo.  Be sure and pick up the movie when it comes out July 30th!

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And as a bonus, check out this cool animated gif.