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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Spider-man rejected for membership in JLA part 2

It is interesting that the post that I get the biggest response to has to do with a kid who doesn't know the difference between marvel and DC.

It would be an interesting story, but I think the days of a DC/Marvel cross over are pretty much over.

Now don't get me wrong, I used to read both Marvel and DC along time ago.

I am the first to say the the Best X-Men was when Claremont and Cockrum did it, but Marvel got too confusing to me and I stopped buying the titles.

DC and I have almost a 50 year relationship.  I went with what I know and have rewarded with great stories.

So.... until DC and Marvel do cross overs like "JLA VS Avengers", I will always reject Spider-Man for membership in the JLA.

Go Forth and Do Well.


Shane
Very rarely do I have a desire to read one of the New 52 Graphic novels. The DC Universe Presents Vol 1 is one exception.

It presents new takes on two of my old Favorites: Deadman and Challengers of the Unknown.

Both of these well written series. I recommend both to new readers.  The Graphic novel puts the two stories into one book.


DC Universe Presents Vol. 1: Deadman/Challengers of the Unknown. Find out more here about both exciting stories in this one volume: http://bit.ly/114Ed9X

Monday, November 26, 2012

I Saw the following post on one of my social sites:



"im trying to collect al of the new 52 comics for the justic league, detective, and action comics, woder woman, and batman and it's coasting me over $600.00 dollers"


Now, Spelling errors aside, I can't wrap my head how this person is spending $600 dollars a month on comics.

I did the math and no does any one spend 600 a month on comics.

Tell me if I am wrong.

I could be, but I don't think so.

DC comics Digital Doom Patrol Sale


I know it's not New 52, but some times you may crave good stories and not want to spend 2.99 or even 3.99.

If your fix for good team books is not being met right now, then go to the following link check out Old School Doom Patrol.  This sale includes the Grant Morrison stuff.



DC Comics

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Get to know some of the misfits of the DC Universe by reading Doom Patrol (1987-1995), this week's Spotlight Digital Collection: http://bit.ly/MYVzCe


More News, reviews and general ranting soon.

Go Forth and Do Well

Shane

Blog news

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

So here is some blog news for you.

I am going to have a you tube version of this blog up and running by next week.

I am also going to be doing a blog on a Collector's site. The announcement of that is forthcoming.

If you are starved for content right now, please go to I tunes and check out "Astro boys" Podcast.  It is comics related and created by the boys down at Astro-Zombies Comic shop here in Albuquerque.

More posting later here.

Go Forth and Do Well

Shane

Monday, November 19, 2012

Freedom Fighters a Brief Review



Teams Past and Present

The 1970s




Brave New World Freedom Fighters 

Different, but still mostly a bunch of white people.

This was introduced during a brave new world


It Also introduced even more of the Quality Stable of Characters to the DC Universe






The New 52 Freedom Fighters, Different Approach, New Look, More Diverse


So Far Lame villains.  More color if you know what I mean, but still not totally convinced.







I am starting a video blog on YOUTube.

It will be more polished than this but will expand on what I am talking about here.

The next post will be my recommended Buy pile for people.


Friday, November 16, 2012

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide


DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide


Published Jul 2011. and its Marvel counterpart are both being sold in stores right now.



Product DetailsProduct Details

I liked the Idea of it.  It goes back to the days of the Whos Who series.

Unfortunately it deals with obsolete information.

The New 52 and Marvel now are re writing what has gone before.

So New readers will have an idea that this is the way Marvel and DC are now.

It could be good as a reference to the basics of the characters.  

At 11 bucks its a deal to see the are and profiles of all your favorite characters.

If that is what you want then cool.

Go forth and Beyond

Shane

P.S. I wouldn't one of these for Christmas Santa.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Walkin' in My Winter Underwear

Darkseid responds to CN messing with Young Justice

Cancel Cartoon Network's Young Justice, and I send parademons after you.

Young Justice's future

DC is canceling the Young Justice Comic as of February.

Cartoon Network has put the show on Hiatus.

Sounds like the show is in trouble.

DC and Warner Bros seem to have a hard time marketing this franchise.

Let's face it Cartoon Network has a limited audience.  Most of us do not have cable.

A lot of us get our content from the internet.

Add to that the fact that there are many pirating sites that show it on the internet.

If this show was on something like Netflix or Hulu, I would watch it all the time.

Even Marvel streams some of its content with out the permission of cable networks.

So why not work out a deal with Hulu or Netflix. The audience isn't based on abitron ratings, it based on actual views of the show.

Just a thought.

Go Forth and Do Well.

Shane

Freedom Fighters - Told you So

As I said in a Previous blog.  The way to do Freedom Fighters is to link the titles.

Phantom Lady # 3 just that. The Ray shows up in this issue.  He is also slated to be in the final issue.

So what have we learned from this issue?

1. Uncle Sam is black.

2. Funerella is queen of the undead, or plays it on TV.

3. Great Art.

4. Even the characters are mocking other characters in the book.

I hope things get better next issue.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Money I save on the 52 JLA 1 comics I don't buy

Things I could buy with the $146 I save not buying 52 copies of DC Comic JLA #1 


Honeywell 50250 true HEPA 99.97 air purifier usually $146 now $129.99 


An I Pod Nano for 149.  I would have to fork out a little more, but you see what I mean.

JLA # 1 the price for all 53 covers



Here is the description for the upcoming JLA #1 if you want all 53 covers:


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 VARIANT COVERS
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 is available with cover art by DAVID FINCH.
The standard edition cover features the flag of the United States.
This issue is available in 52 U.S. flag variant editions, one for each state plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico
In addition, you may order a shrinkwrapped pack of the standard edition of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 plus all 52 variant covers, with a suggested retail price of $149.99 US. There is no minimum purchase needed to order this item.


Ok, nice cover, but do I really want 52 copies of the same story???

I can think better things to do with the $146 I will spend on the 52 other copies.


I hope that DC isn't too desperate to make money, because not everyone wants the same story 52 times.

Go Forth and Do Well

Shane


DC Comics Feb 2013 titles


JUSTICE LEAGUE Group Solicits

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My 5 Favorite Justice League Covers


My Favorite Justice League Covers
                                




            




Saturday, November 10, 2012

JLA 1 COVER

JLA COVER 1 2

JLA COVER 1 MAIN

Justice League Dark and Constantine


Justice League Dark is a great read.

If you are not reading it, you should.

Jeff Lemire has done a great job creating a team that is interesting enough that you want to come back for the next issue.

Justice League Dark annual is no exception.  

The addition of the new 52 Constantine title should make the Dark side look even better.

I hope to see some of the other characters that keep showing in Madame Xanadu's visions.

This is one Justice League that will continue to be in my buy pile.


Friday, November 9, 2012

5 New Titles coming to DC in 2013

The Justice League family of titles are getting additional titles.

1. Justice League of America
2. Katana
3. Vibe
4. Constantine - Justice League Dark member who had a vertigo title.

Then add to the fold the new title Threshold.

So there is 5 new titles to the new 52.

I like the idea of all but one of them: Vibe.

Vibe was lame the last time he was introduced.  Let's hope this Hispanic character doesn't go the way of Blue Beetle, who ironically is supposed to be included in the Threshold title.

Let us hope for the best.

Go Forth and Do Well,

Shane