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Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 22

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 22

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Show Notes:
Welcome to the final episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Joe David Soliz and Ben Murphy bring you Wildstorm reviews and news for the weeks of December 22nd and 29th 2010. Reviews including Wildcats #30 and X-files/30 Days of Night #6 (of 6)!

00:00:35 – Joe welcomes everyone to Episode #22 for the weeks of December 22nd and 29th 2010.

00:00:47 – Joe breaks the news that this will likely be our last episode. He also goes over some Wildstorm alumni news. Tim Seeley is doing Antman, Adam Beechen is writing Batman Beyond, and Rebekah Isaacs is creating Magus. Even the official Wildstorm blog, The Bleed, says goodbye with year end notes from Hank Kanalz, Ben Abernathy, and even  Jim Lee. Spoiler alerts warning, but all the written Wildstorm reviews at the site are spoiler free unless otherwise noted.

00:03:10 – Ben reviews the final issue of X-files/30 Days of Night #6 (of 6). Written by Steve Niles & Adam Jones with art by Tom Mandrake and cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

00:12:10 – Joe sums up his thoughts on the X-files/30 Days of Night crossover that Steve Niles and Adam Jones gave us.

00:17:08 – Joe reviews Wildcats #30 written by Adam Beechen with art by Mike S. Miller and cover by Jheremy Raapack and Richard Friend.

00:26:39 – Ben can’t come to grips with the end of his youth. He picked up that very first issue of WildC.A.T.S when he was 12 years old and hasn’t stop believing and Grifterizing!

00:28:48 – Ben gives you both the print and digital Wildstorm Releases for the weeks of 12/22 and 12/29.

  • For the week of 12/29
    • New digital comic offerings (courtesy of comixology.com) $0.99-$1.99
      • Ex Machina #23-24
      • Mysterious: The Unfathomable #5-6
      • Planetary #22-23
      • Sleeper: Season Two #3-4
      • The Authority Vol. 1 #11-12
      • The Telara Chronicles #3
      • World of Warcraft #6-7
      • World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen #2
      • Missed Issues from Episode #21:
        • The Authority Vol. 1 #10
        • The Authority vs. Lobo: Jingle Hell $1.99
        • Chuck #6
        • Ex Machina #21-22
        • Mysterious: The Unfathomable #4
        • Planetary #21
        • Sleeper: Season Two #2
        • Welcome to Tranquility #12
        • World of Warcraft #5

00:30:33 – Ben and Joe give you their thoughts on the entire year podcasting the end of Wildstorm and what it meant to us.

00:34:55 – The guys invite Chris Striker of The Authority.ws and Clark’s Bar fame onto the podcast and have a final drink in honor of Wildstorm. This audio is un-edited and may have loud popping noises and the content may be PG-13.

The opening and closing music is “Universal Domain” by Dreamline which can be found at http://www.musicalley.com.

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      • Ex Machina #23-24
      • Mysterious: The Unfathomable #5-6
      • Planetary #22-23
      • Sleeper: Season Two #3-4
      • The Authority Vol. 1 #11-12
      • The Telara Chronicles #3
      • World of Warcraft #6-7
    • World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen #2

X-files/30 Days of Night #6

(No Spoilers)

Writer: Steve Niles & Adam Jones
Pencils: Tom Mandrake
Colors: Darlene Royer & Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Assistant Editor: Kristy Quinn
Editor: Ben Abernathy
Cover: Andrea Sorrentino

Well, as much as I’ve been enjoying this series, I have to say the ending left me wanting a little bit. Niles and Jones did an incredible job of building up the story to this issue but I felt like we fell into a sprint to resolve everything in this issue when I wish we would’ve had at least two more issues to wrap it all up.

I think what happened is there were a lot of good ideas but not enough time to flesh them all out. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just say there’s a storyline involving a prophecy that I thought was introduced at the perfect time. It was a great set-up and was the best twist in this story. However, there was a sub-plot with the character of French that I felt distracted from the prophecy plot. French’s story really came into play last issue and I was afraid that they’d wrap it up too quickly and that’s exactly what happened. This short-changed the prophecy story in my opinion which was the better of the two.

Now overall, it’s still a great series. There were still a couple of moments in this issue where I wondered how Mulder and Scully were going to survive against such a dangerous opponent and they had some close calls. But towards the end of the issue it seems that it was all set-up for a sequel. Now, I don’t mind the last page or two setting up a sequel but again, all this set-up really took away from time that could’ve been used on the story. And I really liked this story so I didn’t want to feel short-changed here in the final issue.

Despite its shortcomings here at the end, I still think this is a great read for both X-files and 30 Days of Night fans. I plan to pass these on to a friend who’s an X-files fan and I know he’ll love them! I know the series sold really well and I’m glad it did. Niles and Jones ended up being a great collaborative team and since they made it obvious we can expect a sequel, I anticipate it will be equally as good.

7 out of 10 (Above Average)

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:
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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.