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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Episode 2

Hey everybody, we are back with the second episode of Comic Geek Speak. Hopefully the audio level will be a little louder on this one. I'm looking to borrow some equipment from my cousin to see if that will make a difference. If it does I may be selling some more books on eBay to pay for the additional hardware.

Episode 2 on MP3

Show Notes:

Get to Know Us Bryan and Peter discuss how they started reading comics and what was their first comic ever

Coming Attractions Spoiler free discussion of upcoming “events” such as DC Countdown, All-Star Superman, Defenders, House of M, etc.

Stump the Rios Peter gets 1.5 out of 3

Upcoming Movies Brief chat on Sin City, Constantine, Fantastic Four and Batman Begins as well as the fanfilm Batman: Dead End


  • Greetings all! Just giving a little more background on the trivia questions I was given today:

    Newsboy Legion first appeared in Star-Spangled Comics #7 (Apr'42) for DC Comics created by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby. Kirby would recreate the Newsboy Legion in his run on Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, using the children of the original group. The Newsboy Legion eventually grew up and were part of the Superboy series working for Project Cadmus. They were cloned and their youthful clones became the new Newsboy Legion complete with a cloned Guardian to lead them. (Here's a little tidbit: The original Guardian, Jim Harper, is the uncle of Roy Harper/Arsenal. Not sure if this is still in continuity).

    Starman first appeared in Adventure Comics #61 (Apr'41). The other "Starmen" are the alien Mikaal Thomas, Prince Gavyn who "died" in the Crisis, Will Payton who "died" in Eclipso: the Darkness Within, David Knight and Jack Knight. There also was a Golden Age Stargirl (Ted Knight's girlfriend I believe?) from one of the last issues of James Robinson's Starman series. Both Dr. Mid-Nite I and Batman have assumed "Starman" identities once in their careers. If you've never read the James Robinson Starman series, you are missing out on one of the greatest superhero runs ever. This series helped to pave the way for the current JSA series as well as the first two years of the Robinson/Johns Hawkman series.

    Hydroman, Morris "Morrie" Bench, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #212. He most recently appeared in a Waid Fantastic Four issue as a member of the Wizard's Frightful Four.

    Feel free to add your own comments or to correct anything that might be incorrect above.


    By Blogger Peter, at 5:58 AM  

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