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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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Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #6

“Homecoming-Part 6: Ending Note” (No Spoilers)

Writer: Gail Simone
Pencils: Horacio Domingues
Colors: Carrie Strachan
Letters: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editor: Kristy Quinn
Editor: Ben Abernathy
Cover: Neil Googe

We’re finally at the end of this surprisingly dark and disturbing Welcome to Tranquility story. Gail Simone truly reached into some dark places to come up with the villain of this series.

I think ultimately Simone was having a lot of fun with this series despite how dark it got. This issue sees some ideas from the original series come into play and it also takes an opportunity to add some surprising twists to the Tranquility lore. There are some characters that hook-up in here that were real shockers. The hook-up was introduced (and I guess technically simultaneously re-introduced) all in this one issue. But the denizens of this town are not exactly normal so it fits with feel of the town.

I’ve been reading this without going back and re-reading the original mini-series. I found that overall I was still able to enjoy it but even having read the original series, there were still some things that I found myself a little lost about. There is a mission that Sheriff Lindo sends Salabal on and at first I had no idea where it came from. When I saw the plan carried out I was able to piece together what happened but that’s only because I knew details about the character of Maximum Man from the original series. I think it’s something that new readers might get a little lost with. In the end, I think it’s better to read the original series first before reading this one. It’ll just make for a more complete reading experience.

This inadvertently became the swan song for the citizens of Tranquility. Their fate has already been revealed in the pages of World’s End so this was a nice little story that fits right before that. I really enjoyed this series and would’ve loved to have seen more done with these characters. Whatever is done in the future with the Wildstorm characters, I hope Simone is always at the forefront when it comes to the town of Tranquility.

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 19

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 19

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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 October 27th , November 3rd and 10th 2010. Reviews including Wildcats #28, Dv8: Gods and Monsters #8 (of 8), the Authority #28, and Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #5!

00:00:35 – Ben welcomes everyone to Episode #19 for the weeks of October 27th, November 3rd & 10th 2010.

00:00:47 – Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at the site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted.

00:01:25 – Joe gives a special shout out to Doctor Funk and apologizes for missing him at Wizard World Austin. Joe gives us a quick brief on the con.

00:02:40 – Joe reviews Wildcats #28 written by Adam Beechen with art by Tim Seeley and Andy Smith along with a cover by Dave Gibbons and Kevin Nowlan. 1:10 variant cover drawn by Andy Park.

00:09:27 – Ben muses about Wildcats #28 and where the next two issues may be going.

00:10:53 – Ben reviews the final issue of Dv8: Gods and Monsters #8 written by Brian Wood, art by Rebekah Isaacs, and cover by Fiona Staples.

00:17:07 – Ben quotes Brian Wood on some questions about the ending of Dv8.

00:19:01 – Joe gives his take on Dv8: Gods and Monsters #8 and the series as a whole and he isn’t buying it. And boy does he lay out some good reasoning for his argument.

00:24:43 – Joe reviews the Authority #28 written by Tom Taylor and art by Al Barrionuevo and cover art by Tim Seeley and Allen Martinez.

00:30:50 – Ben has something to say about penultimate issue of the Authority.

00:33:30 – Ben reviews Gail Simone’s amazing Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #5. Art by Horacio Domingues and cover by Neil Googe.

00:43:24 – Joe has some things to share on Welcome to Tranquility as well.

00:46:14 – Joe gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the weeks of 10/27, 11/03, and 11/10.

00:49:16 – 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
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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 17

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 17

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Show Notes:
Welcome to another awesome episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Joe David Soliz and Ben Murphy bring you Wildstorm reviews and news for the weeks of October 6th and 13th 2010. Reviews including The Authority #27, Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #4 (of 6), and the RED movie and trade!

00:00:35 – Joe welcomes everyone to Episode #17 for the weeks of October 6th and 13th 2010.

00:00:46 – Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted. Also brief Wildstorm news from NYCC before Ben goes into his in-depth report;

  • 00:01:30 -Hank Kanalz, former vice president and general manager of WildStorm Productions, has been promoted to senior vice president-digital of DC Comics.

00:03:03 – Ben gives his New York Comic Con 2010 report along with some choice audio from some of the panels asking about any kind of Wildstorm news.

  • 00:06:40 -Geoff Johns Panel
  • 00:07:19 – Wildstorm: RED and Other Amazing Tales Panel
  • 00:07:30 – Jim Lee Icons Panel
  • 00:10:39 – Ben discusses these panel clips and what they mean to Wildstorm fans.
  • 00:17:30 – Joe gives his take on the audio clips from the panel that Ben captured in New York.
  • 00:22:25 – Ben won’t let his experience die and has to get in another final word about NYCC.

00:26:47 – Joe reviews The Authority #27 written by Tom Taylor, art by Al Barrionuevo, with a cover by Dave Gibbons and Kevin Nowlan. There was also a 1:10 variant cover released by Andy Park.

00:33:37 – Ben gives his take on The Authority #27.

00:36:45 – Ben catches you up on Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #4 (of 6) written by Gail Simone, art by Horacio Domingues, and cover by Neil Googe.

00:44:54 – Joe lays down his thoughts on the always excellent Welcome to Tranquility.

00:48:17 – Joe reviews the first ever “Wildstorm” related movie RED. But before he can review the movie there has to be a discussion about the original mini-series. Ben disagrees with Joe on what that series meant as a whole and how that affected his movie rating. The RED prequel we discuss actually got bumped back in the solicits to Nov 24th a day after our taping. You can find out about it here: RED: EYES ONLY. Also when the RED mini-series first released, each issue was $2.95 not $2.50 as I stated.

00:59:12 – Ben has his very opinionated opinions on the RED movie.

01:03:25 – Ben gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the weeks of 10/06 through 10/13.

  • For the week of 10/13
  • New digital comic offerings (courtesy of comixology.com) $0.99-$1.99
    • Ex Machina #12 & 13
    • Supernatural: Beginning’s End #2 & 3
    • Gears of War #7 &  8
    • Victorian Undead #4 & 5
    • Welcome to Tranquility #6
    • Trick ‘R Treat #1 & 2
    • Kane & Lynch #2

01:05:43 – 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 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.