QUESTION: What is your favorite comic book Justice League member that is not a founding member?
Coiny – Booster Gold and Blue Beetle; Green Arrow
Strike Master – Cyborg
Toymaster – Guy Gardener
Tugboat – Guy Gardener
Silver Fox – Black Canary, Hippolyta
Hijacker – TWO WEEKS W/ NO ANSWER
Silver Fox – p110 Convergence New Teen Titans; p121 Wonder Woman 77 #1, p268 The Shield #1, p402 Bloodshot Reborn #1
Coin Op – p119 Convergence Infinity Inc; p122 Convergence Shazam!; p329 Masks 2 #1
Strike Master – p290 Copra Round Two; p111 Convergence Superboy and Legion of Superheroes; Fantastic Four #645 (LAST ISSUE); p262 Alamo Value Plus #1
Hijacker – p303 Ufology ; p138 Girl Who Play With Fire
Toymaster – p98 Convergence Green Lantern Parallax p152 Jae Lee designer figures p151 Batman Roxy Rocket action figure; p78 Deadpool #250
Kyle! – p155 Catwoman bust; p459 Zoom Reverse Flash hoodie; p476 Alien Queen Bottle Opener
2min – QUESTION
9min – WEEKLY ROUNDUP
– The Spirit is coming back
– Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar picked up by Universe Cable Productions
– discussion about Syfy shows
– Spawn can be used in Mortal Kombat X
– Batgirl has a TWIST!!!!
17:50min – PREVIEW PICKS
42min – Guardians 3000 #5
51min – Displacement
1:04min – Wild’s End #6
1:12min- Rai #6
1:20min – Mortal Kombat X #2
1:30min – The Humans #4
1:39min – Avengers #41
1:46min – Southern Bastards #7
1:52min – Pecan Pie recipe!!!!!!!!!
1:54min: X #22
2:06min – Injustice Year 3 #9
2:15min – Divinity #1
NOTE: The SMC crew will be deciding on the notations and then putting them up for YOU to vote on!!! Stay tune for our announcement.
Question: What was your favorite non-movie Star Wars character?
Kyle! – Asajj Ventress
COC – Dash Rendar
Silver Fox – Mara Jade
Toymaster – Darth Maul AFTER legs
5min – QUESTION plus Star Wars talk
11min – discussing our future Awards podcast
14min – WEEKLY ROUNDUP
– Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Suicide Squad casting
– new Terminator trailer
– Ryan Reynolds confirmed as Deadpool
– Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed as Doctor Strange
– 25min – Flash/Arrow TV crossover discussion
– 34min – Dark Knight 3 from Frank Miller and Scott Snyder????
-36min – Awards discussion – the rules are the rules
GET READY FOR A SILVER FOX ROUND-THE-PULL LIST EXTRAVAGANZA
– 40min – AXIS #6
– 42min – Superman/Wonder Woman #13 HATED IT
– 43:30min – Wonder Woman #37 HATED IT
– 45min – Teen Titans #4 HATED IT
– 49min – Zombie Tramp #4
– 58min – Gotham By Midnight #1 BUY IT
– 1:06min – Amazing X-Men #13
– 1:08min – Daredevil #10
– 1:10min – Avengers World #16
– 1:13min – All-New Invaders #12
– 1:16min – Superior Iron Man #2 BUY IT
– 1:27min – Multiversity: Pax Americana BUY IT
– 1:35min – Ody-C #1
– 1:37min – BULLET ROUND: Scarlet Spiders #1, Delinquents, local comic shop talk
– 1:45min – Batwoman #36, Sensation Comics #4, BIonic Woman Season 4 #3, Captain Midnight #17
– 1:49min – Axis: Carnage #2
– 1:59min – COWL #6
From Sensation Comics #4:
Q: What is your favorite sports cartoon?
SME: Speed Racer
Kyle!: Pro Stars
Silver Fox: Laugh Olypmics
COC: Wacky Races from Hanna Barbera
Tugboat Commander: Mighty Ducks
Toymaster: Mr. T
3min – QUESTION (Lee also rants against guys with big stupid hats and big sunglasses playing poker)
8min – Discussing DC’s Monster cereal
13min – WEEKLY ROUNDUP
– Banned Books Week
– Humble Bundle for Valiant!
– Beware the Bat just ended
– Retro-Con in Oaks, PA
27min – GOTHAM episode 1 discussion
34min – Sirens #1
41min – Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites
47min – Pandora Futures End #1
55min – Sensations Comics #2 BUY IT
64min – Words for Pictures written by Brian Michael Bendis
68min – Batman Eternal #24
75min – Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes Conqueors of Counter-World #1
87min – Fury Max: My War Gone By BUY IT
101min – Red Hood and the Outlaws Futures End #1 Bat fans BUY IT
109min – Uncanny Avengers #24
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