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G2FACTOR: CLASSIC SUPERMAN!!! SFA #4 & SS11 #15

Sunday, September 2nd at 5:00pmEDT/4pmCDT G2Factor will review Superman Family Adventures #4 and Smallville Season 11 #15, the 3rd chapter of episode 2, DETECTIVE.  Bruce Wayne and Batman in Metropolis.  The World’s Finest meet!!!  These are the best Superman books DC Comics have available.  MUST READS!

Superman Annual #1 with plotting by Scott Loebdell had a few panels that were highlights for the week.

We will also discuss the events in Justice League #12 and Justice League International Annual #1.  For those of you who only saw the promotion of the kiss, you might check out Justice League International Annual #1.  Apparently the kiss has been seen via public or private means.  TWO Booster Golds disappear.  (Booster can time travel.)  Would Geoff Johns introduce and send away one of his favorite characters, Blue Beetle?  Or is there hope that somehow the heroes who cover the time territory can get it all straightened out?  The kiss of doom is not just detrimental to the iconic characters of Superman and Wonder Woman but also the entire planet & universes.  Talk about a toxic relationship.  Does mistrust permeate the Justice League causing them to not save people?  There’s a guilt trip for you!

We’ll talk about what we think DC Comics is doing.  Yes, there is a plan.

Fans need to keep in mind that this spring is the 75th Anniversary of Superman/Lois/Clark Kent’s existence.  And also there’s the Man of Steel movie in June, 2013.   That’s money in the coffers.

Join us on Sunday.  Should be a very exciting show!  Live chatroom and streaming during show.  Downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe.

G2FACTOR: SS11 #14, SUPERMAN #12 & NU SNAFU NEWS

Sunday,August 26th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT G2Factor will discuss Dan Jurgens last issue of Superman #12.  The above is not the cover, but it is a great shot of Superman and how he feels about humanity and getting a life.  Also we’ll be talking about Bryan Q. Miller’s latest chapter of Smallville Season 11 (#14), episode DETECTIVE.

If you want the REAL Superman, Smallville Season 11 is the book for you.  No stunts necessary.  Just great writing and art with humor, action, heart and mystery.

You know we’ll also be hashing out our feelings regarding the latest Lee/Johns announcement for Justice League #12 regarding Superman and Wonder Woman.  Should be interesting.  Below is the panel Jim Lee ripped off for the new light-switched power couple.  The original had much more meaning since it was a reuniting of man and wife.  Two souls joined in love and never beaten by adversity.

Superman and his wife, Lois Lane from For Tomorrow

Also this week was Wonder Woman #12’s cover.  That’s Artemus she’s kissing in a more in-character positioning.  We will not be reviewing Wonder Woman.

So join us on Sunday on talkshoe.  Live chatroom and streaming available during show.  Downloads available after the show on iTunes and talkshoe.

G2FACTOR: SMALLVILLE S11 #13 & CATWOMAN #12

Batman comes to Smallville

Sunday, August 19th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT, G2Factor will squee over Smallville Season 11 #13 and discuss Catwoman #12.

If you’re not reading Smallville Season 11, you aren’t reading the best comic book DC Comics has to offer.  A digital-first that is always in the top 10 selling according to reveue and at 99 cents a chapter.  See the REAL Superman!

The second episode of Season 11 is called DETECTIVE and we are introduced to Batman and his sidekick, Nightwing.  Bryan Q. Miller had originally intended for that role to be portrayed by Stephanie Brown, but editorial decided otherwise (and rather late in the game).  Barbara Gordon will be Nightwing, but she reads like Steph.   “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — William Shakespeare.

The digital cover icon was drawn by Cat Staggs and the interiors for the first three chapters of this episode are by Chris Cross.  Smallville Season 11 is the only place you’ll be getting your Superman Batman World’s Finest fix.  So get it!

Don’t forget to put Smallville Season 11 on your pull list.  Let’s see it rise up the print charts.

Also we’ll be talking about Batman’s appearance in Catwoman #12.  The Dark Knight Rises fans might enjoy what we have to say about that.

So join us on Sunday.  Live chatroom and livestreaming.  Downloads on iTunes and talkshoe.

Hope to see you there!

G2FACTOR: BQM’S SVS9 ECHO & SUPERMAN NEWS

Clark Kent tagging Lois Lane

SUNDAY, AUGUST12th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT G2Factor will review and discuss Bryan Q. Miller’s Smallville Season 9 episode, ECHO.  Insiders will know the real meaning of the picture caption.  Clark Kent gets a new power — and Lois Lane is his main connection.

Another week to wait for Miller’s Smallville Season 11 #13, the first chapter of episode 2, DETECTIVE.  Tell all your Batman friends that the World’s Greatest Detective is coming to Smallville!  This may be the only place Superman/Batman fans will get the World’s Finest in the new 52.

There were some interesting articles and interviews this week regarding Superman.  We’ll talk about what’s good or not so good for the character.

Live streaming and live chatroom available.  Downloads after the show on iTunes and talkshoe.

Hope to see you there!

G2FACTOR: ACTION #12 & BQM’S SMALLVILLE EPI HEX

SUNDAY, August 5th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT G2Factor will review Grant Morrison’s 12th issue of Action Comics and also discuss Bryan Q. Miller’s Smallville episode, HEX from Season 8.

For new comic book readers, be not troubled.  We had to research half the stuff in Action Comics #12.  In case you want a better understanding of what is/maybe going on, here’s some info:

Captain Comet (Adam Blake) is a fictional DC Comics superhero created by DC Comics Editor Julius Schwartz, writer John Broome, and artist Carmine Infantino.  He is among the first mutant metahuman superheroes (meaning he was born with his powers), predating X-Men by 12 years. He is one of the few DC Comics characters not to have had their earlier history significantly changed by various DC Comics major continuity changing events over the years such as ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ and ‘Zero Hour’.  We’re not so sure about the New 52 — but then who is?

Captain Comet is supposedly the pinnacle of human evolution. His mutant mental functions not only give him genius level I.Q. but endow him with a photographic memory, telepathy, enabling him to read or control people’s minds (including alien races) and communicate his thoughts mentally.  He has telekinetic abilities and  his brain also contains evolved sensory centers enabling him to clairvoyantly ‘see’ events outside of his range of sight.

The Cometeer was the world’s first single-person space-rocket. It was developed by Professor Emery Zackro in 1951 and possessed a special driving coil, which provided a thrust speed of 200,000 horsepower. Captain Comet piloted the Cometeer on many of his various space adventures.

Ferlin Nyxly was the curator of the Metropolis Museum in the Silver Age.  Created by Dennis O’Neill during the Sand Superman saga.  Nyxly plays the Devil’s Harp and becomes Pan.  Superman deals with magic in this story arc.

Zrfff is a strange world in the Fifth Dimension, home of the creatures known on Earth as “imps” and “genies”. The inhabitants of the Fifth Dimension are so advanced that they are almost omnipotent and can perform virtually any magic feat in our Third Dimension. Mister Mxyzptlk is from Zrfff.  Brpxz is the King of Zrfff. Both of these characters were introduced in Superman v1 (1945) in #30 and #33.

The Oort may reference the hypothetical Oort Cloud.  The giant cometary sphere surrounding the solar system is named after Jan Oort who postulated its existence in 1950. Comets arrive in the solar system from all directions, often from as far away as 100,000 AU.  The smallest comic book publisher is also called Oort Cloud.  A reference to indies?

An AU, or Astronomical Unit, is the distance from earth to the sun. Pluto, for comparison, is 39 AU from the sun.  Also an AU in comic book terms is an alternate universe.  Clark’s ‘dream’ may have been one of those in Action #12.

Don’t think that you’re alone, Dear Reader.  Here’s some words regarding Morrison’s style and storytelling history:

–Morrison slaps together elaborate sagas that span volumes, centuries, and dimensions, ganglial constructs that weave themselves around grand themes like time, language, identity, and heroism.

— critical distance too often simply amplifies the spiralling, vertiginous feelings of idea-rich complexity that Morrison is everywhere at pains to induce, and ignores the hollowness that resounds at the work’s core.

So join us on Sunday as we vivisect this issue and celebrate Smallville’s HEX episode.  Live chatroom and streaming available.  Downloads on iTunes and talkshoe.

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