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Posted by CuddleBear

oh well done on the loki joke *golfclap*

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As forced as the witty banter was in Amazing X-Men, it was nice to have an X-Book not be so dire. Amazing X-Men felt like it was bringing back the fun energy that W&tXM originally had before it went off track. And yay for Firestar coming in to the X-Men. Too Bad the character she replaced left the book in a rather "meh" manner.

Posted by CitizenJP

oh well done on the loki joke *golfclap*

not gonna lie, I lol'd a little bit when I saw that. :p

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

It wasn't a gift but I got the first arc of Detective (n52) signed by Tony Daniel. I like it a lot since he drew and wrote the issues.

Posted by GrenadeFlow

You guys need to hit the 3 hours mark

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@g_man, @undeadpool: Well it looks like I'm gonna be up all night to get Loki, since he got released as a playable character in Marvel Heroes today. lol Anyways, they did mention in NYCC in one of the panels that all the other non-Forever Evil issues take place before Forever Evil except Superboy that takes place during. Harvey Bullock did lose weight it was mentioned in Detective Comics from that Jane Doe issue where she had him trap somewhere and she disguised as him and since then it made him depressed and lose weight. So, I guess no one can be overweight in the DCU. lol I agree Lana Lang was a jerk in Action Comics, but I figured since she was a jerk in Smallville I guess it kind of works. I didn't like Amazing X-Men as much as a big Nightcrawler fan because the sitcom feel was just too much for me. Beast lines where really bad. I didn't like Batman/Superman and Batman Black & White either. They both felt strange. I also read about Blade being Spiderhero/Ronin in Newsarama which I'm not sure I will like because I only liked Echo as Ronin, Hawkeye wasn't really suited for the role either. Even though you're supporting X-Men Legacy Tony, I read it's getting cancelled in February. :-( I also think the Netflix Marvel show should be called Marvel Knights not the Defenders it makes sense and will sell better because it has "Marvel" in the title so it will work well for the casuals. lol By the way, Corey I always felt you have the "surfer" accent or similar to Silver Surfer's voice in Super Hero Squad. lmao

I know it's a failed attempt at the joke. But I hope you catch my drift because you do have a slight variation of the surfer accent. I couldn't find a better video either because most of them are full episodes which I feel wouldn't be a good idea to post here. I guess I can say you sound more like Bill and Ted. lol

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Posted by longbowhunter

I skipped Ten Grand this week. Maybe I'll pick it up on Corey's recommendation. The art change was just such a boner killer.

Edited by The Mast

I'm not fond of all this, "The readers have to ignore continuity errors" attitude. Writers are getting MAD lazy at D.C.

Posted by GrumpyBear74

Corey,

Wraith in Superman Unchained does stand for somthing: "William Rudoplh's Ace In The Hole" for the General who convinced Prez Roosevelt to build his trophy room/base/fortress of secretude. It was in issue 3. Hopefully he has a different name that he was known by on his home world, I think we will learn about his race in the next few issues. As it stands every time I read Wraith, I expect him to revel himself to be Charlie Sheen. :)

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@the_mast: Well it's hard to keep things in the strings of continuity because there's bad ideas, bad stories that don't work and characters who have a long history that's hard to keep track of. And it's not just DC who have trouble with this it's all the comic book companies. So, I think it's better off to keep the "ignore continuity errors" attitude and just read the book for storyline sake because it's better that way.

Posted by Mezmero

It's been a rough couple of weeks for podcasts on the site but I'm happy for things to get somewhat back to normal. You guys never fail to keep things informative and humorous. It seems fairly obvious that Spider Hero in Mighty Avengers is going to turn out to be Shang-Chi. All the signs are there. He knows Spider-fu (heck he taught Peter Parker), he's a known weapons master, he's dealt with mystical threats before, and he's currently an Avenger. It could be cool if it's Blade too but I somehow doubt it. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Posted by timelord

It bugs me when people worry about continuity epically when it comes to books like Batman and Superman.

We have more than enough books so you should not have to worry just sit back and enjoy a good story with out worrying about the time line.

Other wise good show guys for some what of a slow week.

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Posted by Undeadpool

Corey,

Wraith in Superman Unchained does stand for somthing: "William Rudoplh's Ace In The Hole" for the General who convinced Prez Roosevelt to build his trophy room/base/fortress of secretude. It was in issue 3. Hopefully he has a different name that he was known by on his home world, I think we will learn about his race in the next few issues. As it stands every time I read Wraith, I expect him to revel himself to be Charlie Sheen. :)

I'm gonna paraphrase Agents of SHIELD and say "Someone REALLY wanted to spell 'Wraith.'"

But also that's pretty cool and thanks for the heads up!

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Posted by Cozmicaztaway

About being addicted to rage:

Good podcast as always guys

Posted by dangermart

Hi lads, cheers for another fun podcast. Just a few points:

@undeadpool Corey, you praise Detective Comics' Zero Year tie-in for working as a standalone, then headscratch over Action Comics because you don't see it as significant so far as the overall story is concerned? I thought the Action issue was just spiffy, for using the ZY backdrop to give an insight into young Superman without getting all Gothamy.

I imagine the Defenders TV series won't be called Heroes For Hire because they won't be hiring themselves out. And Luke Cage was a non-member in good standing of the Defenders. He didn't appear much, but he was there for several issues in the late thirties through the forties.

One of the joys of Power Man/Iron Fist was that they were from such different worlds - stong urban guy and mystic kung fu rich kid become pals and get to fight stuff relating to two very different milieus. If you've never read the Mary Jo Duffy/Kerry Gamill run, grab a cheap Essentials from the shelves of the excellent Two Cat Comics!

Posted by dangermart

@undeadpool BTW, it's not a superstition about gorilla covers selling, it was a real Silver Age phenomenon based on sales returns. Gorillas, heroes crying, fires, the colour purple - they all certainly seemed to cause sales spikes. Did you ever see this cover Mark Waid gave us when he was editing Secret Origins? Fun! I don't think anyone believes such things nowadays.