G2FACTOR: AW YEAH! SUPERMAN FAM ADVS #1 & SMALLVILLE S11 #6
SUNDAY! June 3rd at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT, G2Factor will talk about the premiere print issue of Superman Family Adventures AND the digital-first Smallville Season 11 #6.
Superman Family Adventures is for EVERYONE (including grownups or forever-kids). Like Smallville Season 11, this comic written by Art Baltazar with art by Franco brings back the joy of reading comics. This former Tiny Titans team gives you a good time. Buy this book! It’s for you, the munchkins in your life, and even for your pets. Lex Luthor, the greatest criminal mind of our time, is present and he’s intimidating the citizenry of Metropolis. Sounds like a job for … . .SUPERMAN!
Action packed Smallville Season 11 digital #6 will give you the thrills of Clark Kent being Superman while unveiling more of the newly conscious Lex Luthor’s evil master plans for Hank Henshaw, Superman, and the world. If you haven’t gotten this digital download yet, you’re truly missing out. Bryan Q. Miller is catapulting us through this story making us scream for more! Pere Perez’s art captures the action, facial expressions and vivid emotions Smallville fans are used to on their television screens. Readers have said they wished this chapter was done in live action — it’s just that good!
Wednesday, June 6th, get Chapters 4-6 of GUARDIAN of Smallville Season 11 (#2) in print. It’s important the print version of this book is successful as these numbers are an important measure in the comics world. At $3.99, you get at least 36 pages of story (more than any other monthly comic) and the continuation of the Smallville television series episode guide. More bang for your buck.
We’re very excited about these books. Join us on Sunday on live chat or streaming or download the show on iTunes or talkshoe.
For those of you who have no experience in trawling through boxes of back issues at comic shops, Action #775, What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? is now available in digital on your comics apps or comixology.com website. Written by Joe Kelly, it’s the basis for June 12′s animated DVD Superman vs. the Elite. A one-shot comic, you’ll enjoy how relevant this story is NOW as it was then. Superman is a true blue hero in a world of anti-heroes.
G2 FACTOR: SUPERMAN 7 & DCnU NEWS
SUNDAY, April 1st, at 5 pm EDT/4pm CDT G2Factor will discuss Superman #7 by Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens. And that’s no April Fool’s joke. Wildstorm’s Helspont makes his debut with the new 52 Superman. The Daemonite Lord is a talker. He out-talks Lex Luthor, and that’s saying something. But first he sent a biotech thrall to fight Superman in Metropolis. Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em.
Meanwhile back at the Daily Planet, we finally see Clark Kent sitting at his desk. Lois and Jimmy have some favors to ask. Perry White wants Clark to push Superman to the forefront. Unfortunately, there is no Pizzy in this issue. :( No Clois. No Pizzy. BUT Superman and Lois were in a panel together — but didn’t talk to each other. No touching either.
Kindle Fire owners got a real knock to the head and wallet this week. The pre-loaded Comixology app no longer includes ANY DC Comics for purchase. Amazon, Kindle Fire apps, and Comixology all have responded to users inquiries. DC Comics has not. Was it only just six months ago when Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher was touting the Kindle Fire in an exclusive deal? Guess that went south like Action Comics or OMAC sales. Meanwhile, real people who buy DC Comics digitally have gotten a raw deal. Oh well, they’re probably not 14 to 34 year old males anyway. So they don’t matter, right? Unfortunately for DC Comics, Kindle Fire users can get all the Marvel and independent comics they want on the pre-loaded Comixology app. Another great business move from the DC Boys Club?
Just two weeks or less until the debut digital-first issue of Smallville Season 11 comic release. Apple and Android users have an app for that. Kindle Fire and Window users can use Comixology.com website to purchase the digitals. Mark April 13th, a Friday, on your calendars!
May 2nd, a Wednesday, is when Smallville Season 11 gets compiled into a print book. Be sure to get it at your local comic book or online store. May 5th, the first Saturday, is Free Comic Book Day — check out Superman Family Adventures by Al & Franco.
In June, there’s the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. We’ll keep you informed of who we’ll be seeing there. Also on June 12th, the release of Superman vs. the Elite. This animated film is based on Action 775 by Joe Kelly. “What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?”
So join us on live streaming or live chat. Downloads available on iTunes or talkshoe.
G2FACTOR: CATWOMAN 7 & TINY TITANS 50
SUNDAY, March 25th at 5 pm EDT/4pm CDT, G2Factor will discuss Catwoman 7 and the final issue of Tiny Titans #50 on talkshoe. Yes, we do it all from sexy Selina Kyle to the charming kids within the pages of Tiny Titans. We highly recommend Tiny Titans to anyone of any age. This book even gives you a guide as to who the players are, that’s more than you get in Action. This Eisner Award winning series is also available in trade paperbacks and chapter books.
In May, the Tiny Titans’ creative team will be producing Superman Family Adventures. People of all ages are looking forward to its debut. It just may be one of the few examples of a positive view of Superman and his cast of characters in this very dark and hopeless new 52 continuity.
In DCnU news, Wonder Woman fans were rocked with the new origination story presented in issue #7. The Amazons (who will be dead in Robinson’s Earth 2 series) are no longer a benevolent, independent, empowered female tribe. The new 52 continues its onslaught of putting female and female influence in a bad light (that’s putting it nicely) within their 14-to-34-year-old male target audience books.
New 52 Amazons maintain their female tribe by boarding ships, having sex with male pirates and killing the sperm donors. But their treachery and selfishness doesn’t stop there. Nine months later, the female children are kept and the male children are traded with Haephestus for the weapons of mass destruction he and the Amazon ‘failures’ (males) construct. It is Haephestus (male god of technology and craftsmen) who informs Wonder Woman of this centuries long aberration. It is through his perspective (male) that we see the demonization of the Amazons.
Wonder Woman is rated TEEN. As a parent, would you want your 14-to-18-year-old sons exposed to this concept of females/women/girls? Would you want your daughter/sister/mother to read this? The lack of nobility in the new 52 continues. (Majesty should never be solely conveyed in the collar of a costume.)
Interviews with Bryan Q. Miller, writer of Smallville Season 11, this week. Remember this premiere digital-first issue will be available on Friday, April 13th, not the usual Wednesday for comic fans, but the usual Friday for Smallville fans. And if you’re interested in the print compilation (4 issues), May 2nd is the date to mark on your calendar. Keep in mind, if you purchase a digital issue on your device app, you can read it on the web on Comixology.com. For those without smartphones, ipods or other such devices, you can register and ‘download’ on Comixology.com to read your digital issues. If you have a device app but also want to access on the web, it might be a good idea to keep your login name and password the same on the device app account and Comixology account for ease of use.
May 5th (a Saturday) is Free Comic Book Day. But if you want that Smallville Season 11 print, you better go on that Wednesday before they’re sold out. Oh, what the heck, go both days!
A special thank you to Marv Wolfman (author of Crisis on Infinite Earths), who brought DCU Online Legends to a satisfactory end. Lois lives! (as well as millions of others) Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see her alive in Superman’s arms (or at all) in the final issue, #26. Good series despite Lois getting fridged. Still wondering if the writers’ retreat in 2009 said, “Make Lex the star!” After Cornell’s run in Action and this series, it makes you wonder.
June 12th, Joe Kelly’s Superman vs the Elite will be released. Based on Action v1 #775’s “What’s so Funny about Truth, Justice, and the American Way?”, this is a quintessential Superman story. Experience why Superman doesn’t work as an anti-hero especially when the new 52 is shoving anti-heroism upon their icons. All Superman fans will enjoy this truly noble Man of Steel story.
Should be a lively discussion with all the comics and DCnU news. Join us on Sunday. Downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe. Live chat and streaming on talkshoe.
SUNDAY, March 11th at 5pm ET/4pmCT, G2Factor will be discussing this penultimate issue of Grant Morrison’s Action initial story arc.
For those of you who haven’t read Superman #6, you might want to since it explains A LOT of what is going on in Action #7. Morrison’s version is the attention deficit disorder, acid trip while Perez’s style succeeds in character origins and plot used as a way to show character growth. Apparently, readers are to examine closely Morales’ art for clues into what’s happening or might be happening. If it wasn’t so damn ugly the majority of the time, it would probably be a more satisfying story.
Superman reappeared in DCU Online Legends’ penultimate issue. Still a possibility that Lois may return to live again along with the other dead JLA members. BTW, Marv Wolfman did not write the issue where Lois died (#14).
Superman also showed up in Dan Didio’s OMAC book. Mostly used as a drive-by plot reference. Apparently there is dating in the OMAC book, but the Co-Publisher won’t allow Clark and Lois to date since he sent the continuity marriage into a black hole of DC history along with their previous Earth 2 marriage.
Possibly more about James Robinson’s Earth 2, but it’s probably not worth our time since it involves yet another Superman we won’t recognize. And there’s no Lois. She’s used as plot device to make our hero miserable and upset (can’t say dark & angry). This ‘different’ Superman doesn’t sound like one we would enjoy. And how is a Superman without Lois Lane involvement a different concept in the new 52? It boggles the mind.
We’ll explore more helpful hints on how to get your Smallville Season 11 digital first comic on April 13th, a Friday. We all have different devices so we’re checking the ins and outs of making those WEEKLY purchases. That includes tips for international fans as well.
Things are revving up for Free Comic Book day (May 5th) and Superman Family Adventures (May 30th). BUT FIRST, May 2nd, a Wednesday, the compilation print version of Smallville Season 11 will hit your local comic book shop. BE THERE! They could be sold out by Free Comic Book Day that following Saturday.
Smallville Season 11 sales both digital and print should be so mind boggling that DC will have no other choice but to brag on them and FINALLY release those digital sales statistics. We know Smallville fans can do it. So spread the word. Maybe even convert some Superman fans to this version of our hero.
Join us Sunday, March 11th, either in the chatroom or on live streaming. Downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe.