It’s Saturday Morning and we all know what that means. It’s time to plug in those headphones for another week of laughs and reviews. Could this week spell the end for one of our greatest podcasters? Could this mornings show go down in history as one of the best? I guess you’ll half to tune in and find out for yourself.
Q: What was your favorite cartoon that had an ape in it?
COC: Justice League Unlimited – Gorilla Grodd
Kyle!: Laugh Olympics – Magilla Gorilla
Silver Fox: Challenge of the Super-Friends – Gorilla Grodd
SME: Curious George is a monkey you idiot!!!!
Toymaster: Hanna Barbera cartoons – Grape Ape
3min – QUESTION
7min – Why does Dynamite cancel all these books???
11min - WEEKLY ROUNDUP
-Booster Gold/Blue Beetle are BACK! In…Justice League 3000
– Andrea Sorrentino is drawing the Uncanny/All-New X-Men annuals in December
– Brandon Routh will be getting ‘smaller’ for Atom
– Wonder Girl is BACK in Wonder Woman when the Finches take over
– Captain Boomerang has been cast in Arrow
-23 min in: Would you pay for a superhero channel or a Marvel or DC channel???
– Lucifer is going to be a TV show on FOX
– Excited for the upcoming Gotham show
29min – Pariah Vol 1 KICKSTART Vol 2
42min – Death of Wolverine #2
49min – Black Market #3
58min – Avengers Undercover #10
68min – Wild’s End #1
77min – Copperhead #1
88min – Six Million Dollar Man #6 – SAVE THIS BOOK
102min – Injustice Year Two #11
116min – The Long Ranger: Vol 1 from Dynamite
124min – Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
132min – discussing All-New Captain America’s potential sales
136min – Justice League United: Futures End #1
147min – Suicide Squad: Futures End #1
Q: What is your favorite cartoon based on a video game???
COC: Q: Kirby
Silver Fox: Q: Pacman
SME: Q: Sonic!!!!
Toymaster – Dragon’s Lair
4min – Question!!!
12min: HOT NEWS: Teen Titans possible TV show
17min: Grendel vs The Shadow #1
25min: Punisher #10
36min: wayback – July 1992 Legion of Superheroes
60min: Baltimore Comic-Con talk
65min: GOT SIRENS EARLY!!!!!!!
70min: She-Hulk #8
82min: Swamp Thing Future’s End
100min: Legion 2011
109min: Death of Wolverine #1
132min: Grayson Future’s End #1
141min: Detective Comics Future’s End #1
154min: Doom Patrol!!!!!!!!!!
165min: Southern Bastards #4
Kevin Maguire tackles all the Doctors
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Rags Morales was a big-time comic book artist. From JSA with writer Geoff Johns to Hawkman (also with Johns) to Action Comics with comics great Grant Morrison, Morales’ pencils graced many DC Comics books over the past 15+ years. His ability to convey realistic action and useful muscularity showed how superheroics remained relevant; how comics themselves helped stay relevant. Never quite succumbing to the pouch-era, Morales’ JSA proved his diversity, penciling Hawkman’s defined physique and Hawkgirl’s lean yet strong frame. His magnum opus, Identity Crisis, proved he was a force to be reckoned with in the world of comics. The event comic allowed him to pen his take on every DC character out there, including a terrific Wonder Woman full of strength, presence, and beauty. The goddess rarely looked better.
Rags Morales IS a big-time comic book artist. His most recent run on Action Comics proved how capable Morales still remained. When DC Comics set out to completely reboot their universe, they picked two superstars in the aforementioned Morrison and Morales to create one of their flagship characters. His run on Action Comics put a solid twist on the new Jim Lee-designed Superman, keeping it from becoming muddled in the somewhat haphazardly defined Clark Kent of the rest of the New 52 lineup. From the cape to the boots, everything made sense both in the context of harkening back to a classic 75 year old character and creating a ‘new’ character for a theoretically new audience.
Mr. Morales also branched out in more ways than just helping define a new Superman for a new era. Recently let go from an exclusive deal with DC Comics, he penned a few issues for writer Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers run. Tasked with drawing the burgeoning conflict between Marvel’s Illuminati (consisting of Tony Stark, Black Panther, Namor, and more) and the Great Society (who strike a not-so-coincidental resemblance to DC’s Justice League), he shined in an exposition-heavy run of issues that required a capable reader.
From the early days of Valiant Comics to his historic run at DC, Morales created many great stories for fans. It’s easy for a fan or reviewer to point towards the scriptor and say ‘Wow, this guy really wrote a great story!’, but it’s harder to realize the merits of an artist beyond the ‘that looks cool’ mentality of many (including sometimes this very blog). His ability to convey subtle facial features, bombastic action scenes and fluid sequential storytelling leaves him heads and shoulders above many in the profession. May he continue to shine for years to come!
Interview with Rags starts at 7 minutes