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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 21

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 21

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Joe David Soliz and Ben Murphy bring you Wildstorm reviews and news for the weeks of December 8th and 15th 2010. Reviews including Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #6, Ides of Blood #5 (of 6), and Gen 13 #39!

00:00:35 – Ben welcomes everyone to Episode #21 for the weeks of December 8th and 15th 2010.

00:00:45 – Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at the site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted. Ben calls out Joe for not giving us ratings on the written reviews he does for the site on the last books of each of the Wildstorm Universe series titles.

00:01:35 – Joe gives a shout out to one of Wildstorm’s most talented recent alumns in Rebekah Isaacs. Both he and I picked up her first issue of Magus #1 from 12 Gauge Comics. We both dug this first issue read which has the premise of “Where were you when the magic came back?” But we were sold on it with Rebekah’s art.

00:02:17 – Joe reviews Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #6 Written by Gail Simone, art by Horacio Domingues and cover by Neil Googe.

00:10:49 – Ben loved Gail’s second run with Welcome to Tranquility. It’s great that we were able to get to see this interesting twist on a superhero city one more time before the Wildstorm imprint/universe ended.

00:12:13 – Ben gripes about how the Batman preview is located at the final page of each Wildstorm title ending this month and it is kind of confusing. The 18 years of Wildstorm fan thank you page is awesome and we appreciate it! This page would have fit much better next to the last page of the story in his opinion.

00:13:30 – Joe has some more unanswered questions about the ending of Tranquility.

00:15:06 – Ben reviews Ides of Blood #5 (of 6) written by Stuart C. Paul, art by Christian Duce and cover by Michael Geiger.

00:30:37 – Joe can’t believe that sales of Ides of Blood are so low because this book rocks! Go freaking pick it up people because it may never get traded!!!

00:36:24 – Joe reviews the final issue of Gen 13 #39 written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Toran, and an epic cover by Dustin Nguyen. Joe starts off by reminiscing a little bit about the first issue of the original Gen 13 mini series in 1994.

00:44:18 – Ben wraps up his feelings regarding the final issue of the Gen crew.

00:47:54 – Ben gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the weeks of 12/8 and 12/15.

00:49:26 – 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.

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Ides of Blood #5

“Chains” (No Spoilers)

Writer: Stuart C. Paul
Artist: Christian Duce
Letters: Johnny Lowe
Editor: Scott Peterson
Cover: Michael Geiger

This is an incredibly dense comic. I’m not talking page-length, I’m talking story-wise. It takes me a while to get through the 22 pages of story but Paul has packed so much into those pages, I feel more than full when I’m done reading. It’s a great feeling!

Things slowed down significantly in this issue but rightfully so. Our characters are on their way to cracking the mystery at the heart of this story and Paul continues to add great twists and turns; even tragic ones. I won’t say who, but let’s just say at least one character doesn’t make out of this issue. It’s so cool when a creator is not afraid to end his creations. It raises the stakes of the story and shows that no one is safe. Plus, Paul does a great job of creating great characters in such a short amount of screen time. It actually sucked when I saw this character die. That’s great story-telling!

If I had any quip about this issue, and it’s very minor, it’s that I feel Christian Duce’s art didn’t seem the same with him coloring it. Don’t misunderstand me, his art is still amazing. It was just a very subtle change with him doing the interior work instead of having Carlos Badilla coloring for him like early on. But his art is still dead on for this story and he illustrates some great shots.

Even though things slowed down a bit, Paul doesn’t leave it like that the entire issue. As we get to the “master-plan” scene at the end of the book, we are treated to great confrontation between all the characters and yet another interesting twist as we find out how the Romans plan to end the vampires once and for all. It was a very interesting concept.

But Paul doesn’t let up even on the last page where we end on a very interesting cliffhanger as well. This one will leave you scratching your head until next issue. Without a doubt, this is the most under-rated title on the stands right now. I so hope this gets traded so more people can experience its awesomeness.

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

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 20

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 20

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Joe David Soliz and Ben Murphy bring you Wildstorm reviews and news for the weeks of November 17th, 24th and December 1st 2010. Reviews including Wildcats #29, Ides of Blood #4 (of 6), X-files/30 Days of Night #5 (of 6) , and the Authority #29!

00:00:35 – Joe welcomes everyone to Episode #20 for the weeks of November 17th, 24th and December 1st 2010.

00:00:47 – Joe gives a quick Wildstorm Bleed posting update. Marc Silvestri and Eric Larsen variant cover for the 2006 Morrison/Lee WildCats #1-2: WorldStorm Series were posted supposedly as a gift to Wildstorm fans. These will not likely ever be published in print.

00:01:37 – Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at the site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted.

00:01:54 – Joe reviews Ides of Blood #4 (of 6) written by Stuart C. Paul, art by Christian Duce and cover by Michael Geiger.

00:09:00 – Ben loves, loves, loves Ides of Blood! Wow did we get some great creator owned series to read and review at the end of the Wildstorm run! I’ll quote myself from the podcast, “fantastic from beginning to end!”

00:10:33 – Ben reviews Wildcats #29 written by Adam Beechen with art by Mike S. Milller and cover by Tim Seeley & Allen Martinez.

00:23:21 – Joe feels like this is the part in the movie where you know it’s the final epic scene and you aren’t sure who you are going to get to see before it all ends in the Wildcats. He loves how Adam Beechen is incorporating all of the unique  core Wildstorm concepts into this book and merging them all together as it winds down to the end.

00:29:47 – Joe reviews X-files/30 Days of Night #5 (of 6) written by Steve Niles & Adam Jones with art by Tom Mandrake and cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

00:35:29 – Ben doesn’t have much to add to Joe’s synopsis of X-files/30 Days of Night, it’s just a fun solid read.

00:38:12 – Ben reviews the final issue of the Authority #29 written by Tom Taylor and art by Al Barrionuevo and cover art by Tim Seeley and Allen Martinez.

00:46:18 – Joe gives his thoughts about the final issue of the Authority and what it means as whole for the universe, but doesn’t give us a rating!

00:53:36 – Ben gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the weeks of 11/17, 11/24, and 12/1.

00:56:41 – 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!
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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 18

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 18

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Show Notes:
Welcome to a special Halloween episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Joe David Soliz and Ben Murphy bring you Wildstorm reviews and news for the week of October 20th 2010. Reviews including Dv8: Gods and Monsters #7 (of 8), Gen 13 #38, X-Files/30 Days of Night #4, and Ides of Blood #3 (of 6)!

00:00:35 – Joe welcomes everyone to Episode #18 for the week of October 20th 2010.

00:00:47 – Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at the site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted. Also brief Wildstorm news that is solemn in nature;

  • 00:00:57 – Colorist Jonny Rench passes away at age 28 of a heart attack.  Jonny worked on many Wildstorm titles including Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave, Victorian Undead, and Killapalooza among many others as well.
  • 00:01:34 – Wildstorm Alumni news; Wildcats writer Adam Beechen has been writing the Batman Beyond mini-series and will start as an ongoing series in January 2011, Wildcats penciler Tim Seeley will write and pencil ANT-MAN & THE WASP 3-issue mini-series beginning in November. Rebekah Isaacs’ new creator-owned project called Magus (first announced on Episode 2 of our podcast) will release in Dec. from 12 Gauge comics (preview pages at CBR).

00:02:33 – Ben reviews Dv8: Gods and Monsters #7 written by Brian Wood, art by Rebekah Isaacs, and cover by Fiona Staples.

00:10:49 – Joe gives his take on Dv8: Gods and Monsters #7 (of 8).

00:14:36 – Joe catches you up on the bi-monthly Gen 13 #38 written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Toran and Saleem Crawford, and cover by Ivan Reis. Only one more issue to go!

00:20:36 – Ben says his peace about Gen 13 #38.

00:22:43 – Ben reviews X-Files/30 Days of Night #4 (of 6) written by Steve Niles and Adam Jones, interior art by Tom Mandrake, and cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

00:29:37 – Joe has something to say about this epic cross-over.

00:34:43 – Joe reviews Ides of Blood #3 (of 6) written by Stuart C. Paul, with art by Christian Duce, and cover by Michael Geiger.

00:41:01 – Ben would like to gush over Ides of Blood for a bit. And is really impressed by how well paced and reader friendly this issue was.

00:43:16 – Joe gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the week of 10/20.

00:44:26 – Ben 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 athttp://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.