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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 12

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 12

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another review packed episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Joe David Soliz and Ben Murphy bring you Wildstorm reviews for the weeks of August 11th and August 18th 2010. Reviews including Gen 13 #37, Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #2, The Authority: The Lost Year #12, Dv8: Gods and Monsters #5, Ides of Blood #1, and X-files / 30 Days of Night #2.

00:00:35 – Joe welcomes everyone to Episode #12 for the weeks of August 11th and 18th.

00:00:57 – Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted.

00:01:06 – Joe dives right into the latest Wildstorm news:

  • Thanks to the X-nation podcast and the Image Addiction podcast for running our 30-second commercial during their latest episodes (X-nation Ep. 2 & Image Addcition Ep. 24)  You can find X-nation at www.culturalwormhole.com and Image Addiction at www.imageaddiction.net both are linked from our site
  • Also quick shout out to all you Tool fans from toolband.com and toolarmy.com who came en masse to check out our X-files/30 Days of Night #2 review (Adam Jones of Tool helping with writing), hopefully you’ll give this episode a try when you see we’re covering #2 tonight
  • New books coming in Nov.  ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL #1 (OF 3) Written by KARL KERSCHL & CAMERON STEWART; Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL & CAMERON STEWART, VICTORIAN UNDEAD II: SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. DRACULA #1 (OF 5) Written by IAN EDGINTON; Art by DAVID FABBRI; Cover by RYAN SOOK, WILDSTORM PRESENTS #1 Written by GEOFF JOHNS, ED BRUBAKER, BRIAN AZZARELLO, JUDD WINICK and others Art by DOUG MAHNKE, AMANDA CONNER, BRIAN STELFREEZE, JASON PEARSON, GEORGES JEANTY and others; Cover by JIM LEE 96 pages $7.99, WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CURSE OF THE WORGEN #1 (OF 5) Written by MICKY NEILSON & JAMES WAUGH; Art by LUDO LULLABI & TONY WASHINGTON; Cover by JOHN POLIDORA, TWO-STEP TPB Written by WARREN ELLIS; Art by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Cover by AMANDA CONNER collects 3 mini series originally published through WS’s imprint Cliffhanger in 2004 and it’ll have Ellis’ script for #1 included all for $19.99

00:04:39 – Ben reviews Gen 13 #37 written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Torian and Saleem Crawford, and cover art by J. G. Jones.

00:12:59 – Joe gives his take on Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #2. Written by Gail Simone, art by Horacio Domingues, and cover by Neil Googe.

00:22:28 – Ben reviews the final issue in the series for The Authority: The Lost Year #12. Written by Keith Giffen and Grant Morrison, interior art by Jerry Ordway, Kevin Nowland, and others, and cover art by Gene Ha.

00:30:04 – Joe tells us all about Dv8: Gods and Monsters #5 written by Brian Wood, art by Rebekah Isaacs, and cover by Fiona Staples.

00:38:17 – Ben gives his thoughts on the new creator owned series, Ides of Blood #1. Written by Stuart C. Paul, art by Christian Duce, and cover by Michael Geiger.

00:50:05 – Joe reviews the fantastic X-files / 30 Days of Night #2 crossover. Written by Steve Niles and Adam Jones, art by Tom Mandrake, and cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

00:59:37 – Ben gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the weeks of 8/11 through 8/18.

  • For the week of 8/18
  • New digital comic offerings (courtesy of comixology.com) $0.99-$1.99
  • Ex Machina #4 &5
  • Supernatural: Origins #5 & 6
  • Supernatural: Rising Son #1
  • The X-files #4 &5
  • Planetary #10 & 11
  • Gen 13 #27 & 28
  • Stormwatch PHD #19 & 20
  • The Authority #7 & 8
  • Wildcats #6 & 7
  • NOTE: First arc of World’s End storyline in these titles in now complete

01:02:57 – Joe gives you are contact info which you will find below and says good night.

The opening and closing 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 5

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 5

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy talk about the Wildstorm comic releases for the weeks of 6/2 through 6/9.
00:00:34 – Ben welcomes everyone to Episode #5 w/reviews of Sparta #4, Gen 13 #36,  and The Authority #23.
00:00:57 – Joe gives the sad news about the breakup of the Comic Addiction Network website.

  • He mentions that Paul Steven Brown and Anthony Ellis started www.culturalwormhole.com and the new home of the X-Addiction podcast and possibly the Avengers Addiction podcast.
  • He also mentions that Mike Smith and veteran Chris Partin www.imageaddiction.net and the new home of the Image Addiction podcast.
  • Joe gives out our new home and podcast is at www.wildstormaddiction.com

00:02:43 – Ben reads an email sent to the wildstormaddiction@gmail.com account.
00:05:00 – Joe gives some forum shout-out to…

  • At the Official Wildstorm Message Boards: thanks for the kind words from camera23, chris striker, nightcraws (Paul Patane from C.A.), echopryme, vintagecrime, titanothrope, pham2, and newcomer karafan29 who says,”Love the podcast keep the episodes coming! Well I’m a trade reader and the only Wildstorm books I’m reading is Astro City. I’ve never read any of the Wildstorm Universe proper titles, but I’m starting to become more interested in the titles and the characters, thanks to your podcast
  • At Clark’s Bar: shoutout to I.O. Destroyed
  • At Comic Book Resources: shoutout to FistofIron, Twinpsitols, & mgs.
  • At Valiant Fans, shoutout to robb77, Chiclo, Dr. Solar, Drift, & aggr1103 who says,”Not really a wildstorm fan, but I’m down to listen to any podcast that comic company or comic book specific. Not a huge fan of comic podcasts that bounce from marvel to dc. I’ll be checking this out.
  • And finally at Retrojunk: Echidna64 (who got me This is Wildstorm Universe #0 last year from SDCC!)

00:07:40 – Ben mentions that Wildstorm Addiction fans will have to subscribe to a new feed, hopefully you are using it right now!
00:08:11 – Joe gives the spoiler alert reminder and explains that any written review on www.wildstormaddiction.com is spoiler free unless clearly marked as having spoilers.
00:08:42 – Joe give the Wildstorm news:

  • Wetworks: Mutations #1, One-Shot written by Kevin Grevioux (screenwriter of the Underworld series) and Christopher Long & art by Julius Gopez, cover by Brandon Badeaux coming in September.

00:10:29 – Ben reviews Sparta #4, written by David Lapham and art by Johnny Timmons.

  • Ben’s review in summary, um….. 😉

00:22:29 – Joe reviews Gen 13 #36, written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Torian & Saleem Crawford, with a cover by Phil Noto.
00:35:52 – Ben reviews The Authority #23, by TOM TAYLOR • Art by MIKE S. MILLER • Cover by PHILIP TAN (other half of cover was on Wildcats #24)
00:49:24 – Joe mentions the release of:

  • TOM STRONG AND THE ROBOTS OF DOOM #1
  • FREE REALMS #10 (OF 12)
  • MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST #5 (OF 6)
  • RESIDENT EVIL #5 (OF 6)
  • GEARS OF WAR BOOK 1
  • A God Somewhere – OGN (we will be reviewing this next time)

The opening and closing 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.

Gen 13 #36 – Cover

Gen 13 #36

“Pocatello: Part 2-Machines & Messiahs” (No Spoilers)

Writer: Phil Hester
Pencils: Cruddie Torian & Saleem Crawford
Inks: Saleem Crawford
Colours: Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Wes Abbott
Editor: Scott Peterson
Cover: Phil Noto

This issue seemed to have a lot more setup than the last, which is ironic since we ended on a cliffhanger.  The thing is the first 5 pages help introduce a new villain (or old?  Still trying get clarification on that one).  Don’t get me wrong, it’s an interesting set-up for sure but it just made the rest of the issue feel short.  And I don’t like when a bi-monthly book feels short.

Cruddie Torian’s art is at its best in this issue.  I’ve said it before but it bears repeating; I love that he has a J. Scott Campbell thing going on with his art style.  Gen 13 should be a fun book and that includes the art.  I think Torian’s art is really appropriate for the title.  He’s also got some really cool designs (wait until you see a design he does for Hardbody).

I will say that Hester is doing a good job with giving the characters of Gen 14 some life.  When they debuted in Gen 13 #26, only their leader at the time (Breakdown) was given any development.  So it’s good to see how they’re dealing with difficult situations like the one that arose as the solution to their current dilemma.  It’s a solution that really seemed to affect Fairchild and her journey could be an interesting one to follow.  She’s lost her friends (except for Burnout) and she seems to be really taking it hard.  There’s even a part towards the end where she gets a little bold.  While it was cool to see her step up, it’s obviously she’s in pain and feeling some guilt.

I still liked the issue but not as much as Hester’s debut issue.  But it’s ok because I like what was setup here and I look forward to seeing where he takes us next.

7 out of 10 (Slightly above average)

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 1

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 1

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 1Subscribe 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 and Benjamin Murphy talk about Wildstorm releases for the week of 4/14 to 4/21.

00:00:35 – Ben and Joe welcome you to Episode #1 covering the weeks of 4/14 & 4/21 w/reviews of Gen 13 #35 & Dv8: Gods & Monsters #1.

00:01:07 – Joe gives a heartfelt shout-out and thank you for all who downloaded and listened to our #0 podcast.

00:01:32 – Joe goes over LOOOOOTs of interesting news from C2E2. Ben wonders, did Wildstorm hold anything back for San Diego? And, will Joe ever stop talking?

00:16:00 – Ben reviews Gen 13 #35 by Phil Hester and art by Cruddie Torian.

00:31:22 – Joe reviews Dv8 Gods & Monsters #1 by Brian Wood and art by Rebekah Isaacs.

00:54:20 – Ben mentions the other Wildstorm releases not reviewed & plugs Free Comic Book Day on May 1st, this Saturday!!

00:56:08 – Joe mentions the release of the Tom Strong Deluxe Edition Book 2 HC at http://www.instocktrades.com, the Gen 13 deviantART Club (http://gen13-club.deviantart.com/) contest where the prize is a sketch from Rebekah Isaacs & finally the guys provide closing comments.

Enjoy!

The opening and closing 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

Email us at wildstormaddiction@gmail.com.