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  1. Gargoyles Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens Myths & Legends Talespin Ducktales Darkwing Duck Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot Teddy Ruxpin The Tick Reboot Best Wars He-Man She-Ra Bionic Six Aladdin the Series Challenge of the Go-bots Johnny Quest Filmore! Superman (ruby spears) Muppet Babies Rocket Robin Hood Sam & Max Freelance Police Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Voltron
  2. OW. Ow. Ow. I can kinda see where you're coming from but ow . The Jurgens Titans is actually one of my favorite runs. I feel like Preston after someone ripped into The Question. Oh well, different strokes and all that. To answer your questions, the kid with the flaming hands became Joto, who is supposed to be Hotspot on the cartoon. They changed the name because apparently "Joto" is a dirty word in Spanish (something Jurgens seems to have known, since he had a Spanish speaking character make a joke about it later). The pasty girl does become Argent. The hooded character was Lilith from the original Titans series. Yes, they really are called the Titans because of the moon. That's where the aliens were based in issue 2. A reporter overhears Prysm talking about that in issue 3 and misinterprets it as the team's name, setting up a Nightwing team-up in issue 5. Re: Robin - Rumor has it Jurgens originally wanted Nightwing to be the mentor but the Batman office refused, so he went with the Atom. Fans later voted for Robin to join the team but the Batman office nixed that as well, forcing Jurgens to settle for the runner up, Captain Marvel Jr. Dan Jurgens was the guy who really wanted a teenaged Ray Palmer. He set it up in Zero Hour #1 IIRC. He later took credit for it in a Wizard interview. I can sympathize with having issues with the DCAU Question after reading the comics. I read the Jack Kirby Fourth World Omnibuses because I enjoyed his appearances on STAS. However, after seeing Kirby's take on the character the Timm version feels like a petty thug instead of the introspective mastermind from the comics. Exiles - The first few issues were drawn by Mike McKone. I know Califore filled in on issues 11 but McKone was on the book `til at least issue 15. Thanks for the warning about issue 90 on. Great episode guys! Even the parts I disagreed with. Can't wait until the next one.
  3. Shit, I forgot to say that I'd also like to hear you guys review Red
  4. "Where has Cully Hamner been all my life?" Blue Beetle #1, 2, 4, 7, 8 & 10 and Greg Rucka's "Question" back-ups in Detective Comics come to mind.
  5. Maybe you're mixing him up with Tom DeFalco? According to ex Spider-editor Glenn Greenburg's comments in "The Life of Reily" Defalco was both Eitor In Cheif and a writer on the Spider-books at the beginning of the saga. He was the one who came up with the idea of MJ's pregnancy.
  6. Bob Harras didn't oversee the Clone Saga. It started in 1994 when he was still editor of the X-books. Harras didn't become EIC until 1996. In fact, if my old copies of Wizard are correct he was the one who announced that Peter Parker would be returning as Spider-Man. If anything he was the guy who ended the Clone Saga.
  7. I wonder if some of Mike's problems with GO! stem from it being an adaptation. New Teen Titans #1 is a fun comic but it's plot is pretty thin and they cut out a lot of material from the original 25 page issue. They had to stretch the story quite a bit to fill 22 or so minutes. That last fight with Trogarr isn't even in the book. Also if Superman can use his super senses to make sure Darkseid won't collide with any innocent people before punching him through those buildings in Destoryer, he can probably use them to make sure there's no danger of debris from said buildings crushing people on the street below. IIRC we don't see anybody getting crushed by debris from those buildings, so it's a safe bet he made sure no one was in the area when he knocked Darkseid in that direction. He wouldn't risk innocent lives just to show off. Just sayin'. Argent's in Calling All Titans? I'm gonna have to check that one out!
  8. According to IGN Deathstroke is coming to Smallville and Michael Hogan is playing him.
  9. Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon Black Panther: The Client Strangers in Paradise: I Dream of You Superman: Secret Identity Superman: Birthright Pride of Bagdhad R.E.B.E.L.S.: The Son and the Stars Justice League International Vol 1 JSA: Justice be Done Icon: A Hero's Welcome Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle Green Arrow: Year One Shock Rockets: We Have Ignition Billy Batson and the Power of Shazam All New Atom: My Life in Miniature Diana Prince Wonder Woman Vol 1
  11. Batman: R.I.P. - Disjointed, confusing art, and that Apokolips coda just felt out of place. On the whole, however, this was an exciting and fun romp. Kind of like that BTAS episode "The Terrible Trio," but, y'know, good. 7/10 Booster Gold 29 - I'm noticing a distressing pattern in Matt Sturges' work. He starts off with an entertaining but padded arc. Unfortunately, by the time he reaches an interesting arc the book gets canceled and he has to rush the conclusion. The main story's The Waters of Mars in the DCU. Kind of clever, but not enough to keep me coming back now that BB's over. 4/10 Blackest Night 7 - Huh. Is it my imagination or did The Master accurately predict Sinestro's fate a few months ago? A great action issue but I have a problem with 7/10 Blackest Night Wonder Woman 2 - Bought this for the Mera fight, and it wasn't nearly long enough. 4/10 Green Lantern 50 - 51 - These were pretty much a string of "Hell Yeah!" moments backed up by some really nice art. Normally I don't care for Mahnke but he really knocked theses issues out of the park. 8/10 Green Lantern Corps 45 - So it takes three corps and an entire eco system to take down one pissed off Guy Gardner? I can buy that. 8/10 Groo 100 - The climax never fails to make me cry and the story as a whole never fails to make me feel better. A great way to cheer up after a really shitty day. 10/10 R.E.B.E.L.S. 13 - Despero: "You care what happens to Earth?" Vril Dox: "Not really, no. But if Starro is stopped, I want the credit." Hee. Bedard has really nailed Dox's misanthropic altruism. He's also conjured up some twists worthy of Keith Giffen's run on L.E.G.I.O.N. He even found a way to make Blackest Night relevant to the story without bringing back the Black Lanterns. Can't wait for the next issue 9/10. R.E.B.E.L.S. 1 - 11 and R.E.B.E.L.S. Annual 1 - I enjoyed 13 so much re-read the entire series. Big thanks to drqshadow for recommending it. I loved the first 60 or so issues of L.E.G.I.O.N., but hated the original R.E.B.E.L.S. and was planning to skip this. Now it's my favorite current title. In Hollywood terms it's Star Wars meets The Dirty Dozen. I'm still bored with the Omega Men and how you do a L.E.G.I.O.N. Blackest Night tie-in without Lyrissa Mallor boggles the mind. These are just quibbles though. A lot of team books strive to portray the cast as a rag-tag band of misfits but this is one of the few to succeed. A worthy revival of a criminally unappreciated franchise. God I hope DC doesn't cancel it. Comic Books: 30 TPBs: 2 HCs: 7
  12. Io9 is reporting that Dan Didio and Jim Lee are DC's new publishers. It goes onto say that Geoff Johns is the new "Chief Creative Officer." Edit: DC's official blog has the announcement and letters from the trio and various other execs.
  13. I think Star-Spangled Kid ran from '99 to '00 and Johns' initial JSA run was '99 or'00 to '05 or '06. When did World Trust come out originally? He might have been writing Avengers and JSA at the same time.
  14. Just rediscovered Jpod on Bold and laughed my ass off. It's a comedy/drama about a video game designer dealing with the zany antics of his family and co-workers. Much better than it sounds. The whole cast is great, but Alan Thicke is spectacular as a recovering ballroom dancer and aspiring actor who pals around with a Chinese crime boss.