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G2HARDCORE DOES IT AGAIN!

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On Saturday, April 19, G2HARDCORE talked about the difficult and controversial subjects regarding comic books, comic book fandom and the comic book industry:

Why do some males threaten violence towards females when they express an opinion? Especially on the internet and especially about comic books.

Why fans should keep the pressure on Jim Lee to finish SUPERMAN UNCHAINED?  Don’t let history repeat itself.

MAY!  The month of shuffling storylines, timelines and comic book release dates.

Superman fans, are you mourning the cancellation of Adventures of Superman series?

The time jump in Fauxmance #7.  What could it mean?

Why can’t DC Comics with all its experience accomplish a major event in the new 52?

Join Tej and Holli for this marathon show.  Available on iTunes and talkshoe.

 

 

 

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G2FACTOR: JOSH ELDER, AOS, SVALIEN & MORE

Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm ET/4pm CT, G2Factor will be talking to Josh Elder, author of Scribblenauts and Wednesday, Feb 26th’s Adventures of Superman #10 Dear Superman (in print).

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G2Factor is currently supporting a campaign to get Adventures of Superman #10 into your local Childrens’ hospitals or Childrens’ departments of hospitals.  To find out the hows and whys — here is a post we did on OSCK, our sister blog.  Be Superman

We’ll also be discussing the current Adventures of Superman story as well as Smallville ALIEN by Bryan Q. Miller.

THERE’S EVEN MORE!!!  Be on board with the Superman: Lois Lane #1 tweet-a-thon scheduled for Monday, February 24th from 7pm to 9pm ET.  Use this hashtag:  #GoLois    Let’s get DC Entertainment (Comics) to take notice!  WE CAN DO THIS!

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Don’t forget to buy Superman: Lois Lane #1 and Adventures of Superman #10 at your local comic shop on February 26th.  If you can’t get the prints, definitely get the digital versions also available that day.

As always, there is live chat and streaming with downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe.

Hope to see you there this Sunday!

G2FACTOR: DEFINITELY AOS & SS11 & MAYBE SUPERMAN ANNUAL 2

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Before listing the highlights of this week’s show on Sunday, let’s take a look at what happened in the past 10 days or so.

And what to our wondering minds did appear but a tweet from Lucas Siegel of Newsarama indicating he follows Holli and Chris.  But wait, there’s more!

@Newsarama 8:37 PM 19 Jul

I interviewed Scott today, got about 4 minutes just on Lois, just for you. 🙂    

@Newsarama 8:40 PM 19 Jul
 No joke, you two were literally mentioned when I was talking to him. Love your passion (and he did too).

(@names have been removed to protect the guilty)

On July 22nd, 2013, the interview appeared on Newsarama about Lois being a hero in Superman Unchained.  Here’s the shout out:

Nrama: Let me ask you this, there’s a large contingent of fans – I’m thinking of a couple in particular that I interact with on Twitter a lot – that really miss from the old universe, the Clark and Lois dynamic, and the way that she helped him in grounding him, in helping him stay “human.” You’ve promised in the past that you want to explore Lois more. What can you tell us to give them some hope?

Snyder: Lois is the second biggest character in the story, or maybe third behind the antagonist. Lois doesn’t just have a role, she has a crucial role in being an investigative reporter. Just as a tease, at the end of Unchained #2, for example, you see Lois is going down in a plane. The common wisdom and expectation is that Superman is going to come save her. But I want to do a Lois story where she is bad-ass and saves everybody else.

I promise when you open up #3, you’ll see there’s a lot of fun Lois stuff that starts there, where she is smarter than everybody around her. All I can say is, I really have no bones about saying to you: this is a huge Lois Lane story. I wouldn’t say that to you if it wasn’t. She has a crucial role in it that is much more than any tiny supporting role. She doesn’t need to be saved. She is the key to unraveling the mystery of Wraith, of Ascension, of everything.

He couldn’t do it without her. I promise you, a lot of Lois and important Lois, and I love writing her.

There are other books, obviously, that will focus on the Superman/Wonder Woman connection and I’m excited about those, but that’s not in my book. I’m not exploring that. This is about the relationship of Superman and Lois. So if that’s what you’ve been missing, come check it out, because it’s in there.

Nrama: Cue the squee!

Snyder: It’s true! My favorite panel of issue 3 is Lois… I don’t want to give it away, I don’t want to explain it too much, I want you guys to see it. But Lois is bad-ass. She’s doing something here and everyone around her is like “what the hell are you doing?” and she just says, “Quiet, I know what I’m doing.” It’s a very “go Lois!” moment. The pilot is even begging her to call Superman and she just says like, “Superman has more important sh** to do. I can handle this.”

That’s what I want. Lois is a hero, and you have to show that.

Thanks to Lucas, Newsarama and Scott Snyder for giving us hope, just like the real Superman.

We have to give credit where credit is due.  Chris is our Communications Director.  She has gotten several ‘scoops’ and continues to do so.   She is the good cop.  Holli is more of the railing against the machine ‘cop.’  😉    Tasha is our Evil Master Genius and a Superman Expert.  Kimmie is our All Things Film and Music as well as a complete Man of Steel fanatic.

Speaking of Scott Snyder, we’re hoping he will be at the Baltimore Comic Con because we want to meet him!  Here’s a few reasons why from interviews about Superman Unchained:

“I’ve tried to put everything that I can into it that I want to explore, about Superman the things that make him the most heroic of characters and the stuff that makes him vulnerable.”

She [Lois] plays a pivotal role in Unchained, too, Snyder says. She and Superman (as Clark Kent) “always have the romantic tension, but at the same time they share an incredibly deep admiration. That is the relationship I’m looking to explore, and you’ll see a parallel between what’s happening in each of their stories and how they inspire each other at different moments.”

“Batman has a different dynamic with his supporting cast in general, but Superman — both as Clark and Superman — is someone who inspires openly and wears his heart on his sleeve in a lot of ways,” Snyder explains. “He’s a leader, but he can both make fun of himself as Clark and also take people to task and throw good one-liners in there, too.”

– above from June 10, 2013 interview in USA Today 

…because they do have a connection, Superman and Lois. And that will never go away. But mostly I wanted to do a book where Lois had a big part because she inspires Superman so tremendously. She’s kind of his human counterpart. She’s always trying to do the right thing and pursue the truth even if there is great peril to herself. They have a connection that goes beyond the fact they want to hook-up or get together, which they do want to, but also they have a deep admiration for each other and that’s part of what the story is about. Lois has a big investigative journalism plot which plays a key role in every issue.

Buzzfeed interview June 7, 2013

Here’s our show from July 28th on talkshoe.  Also available on iTunes

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So THIS Sunday join us on talkshoe at 5pmET/4pmCT as we discuss Smallville Season 11 #58, OLYMPUS, and the Adventures of Superman #14.

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Also on the docket is Superman Annual #2 — our thoughts about the treatment of Lois Lane in the new 52.  The good, the bad, and, hate to say it, but the ugly.

Remember live chat room and streaming during the show.  Downloads availble on iTunes and talkshoe after the show.

Don’t miss out!

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: SUPERMAN 11, SS11 #12, & SFA #3

Sunday, July 29th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT, G2Factor will discuss Superman #11 (Dan Jurgens penultimate issue), Smallville Season 11 #12 (Bryan Q. Miller’s final chapter of the premiere episode, GUARDIAN) and Superman Family Adventures #3 by Art Baltazar & Franco.

Plus we’ll be talking about the latest interviews with Grant Morrison, Dan Didio and Jim Lee.  What we think that means for Superman fans as well as for the Man of Steel in the comics (and possibly in the film).

Join us in the live chatroom or on live streaming.  After the show, downloads are available on talkshoe and on iTunes.

Hope to see you there!

G2FACTOR: SS11 #10, ACTION #11 PLUS DC & SDCC NEWS

Sorry about the technical difficulties last week.  This week G2Factor will discuss Smallville Season 11 digital #10, Action #11, Action Annual #1 news, SDCC news and … all things Superman.

If you haven’t gotten it already, this is the icon to look for when purchasing and downloading Smallville Season 11 #10.

Another exciting chapter of GUARDIAN by Bryan Q. Miller with interior pencils by Pere Perez and digital cover art by Cat Staggs!  A special HELLO to Bryan & Cat who are at SDCC 2012 this weekend.

Be with G2Factor on Sunday,July 15th at 5pmEDT/4pm.  We’ve got 2 weeks of things to say!!!  Live chatroom and live streaming available.  Downloads after the show on iTunes and talkshoe.

While reading Action #11 by Grant Morrison, besides realizing he’s populating this book with tons of Silver Age characters; Lois’ niece, Susie, may have some concepts of a character in the pre-Flashpoint/new52, known as the protector of the DCU.  No, not Pandora. That’s new 52 crap.   Kismet.  She appeared not only in the Death of Superman story but also in the Dominus/King of the World story arc (both with Dan Jurgens contributing).   She appeared as a young girl much like Susie.  Here are some panels from Superman v2 #138.

Remember in the new 52 Superman book written by Jurgens, we know Clark is experiencing alternate realities.  In Superman v2 #183, Kismet disguised as a young girl tells Superman (who is married to Lois) that he is existing on four separate planes.  And we know that Morrison enjoys writing on different time lines.  Why not boost that with alternate realities?  Especially if the Superman book is being micromanaged and Jurgens is not able to tell the story he wanted to tell before being taken off the book at #12 (September, 2012).

A good idea should not die because of editorial.  “One life spread across different places in time and space, all occurring simultaneously.”  Notice that Kismet is green and has a universe of stars, planets, galaxies throughout her body.  Now look at Susie in Action #11.

Susie is wearing green and has the universe in her eyes.  Coincidence?  Lois wishes she could stop thinking about her friend Clark who has ‘died.’   Precocious Susie reminds her auntie her name is not Suze.  “Don’t worry, Aunt Lois.  You’ll be okay.  You won’t be sad for long.”  In this issue, we know Clark has taken on another identity.  Fireman Johnny Clark.  As Superman, he actually screams Lois’ name when she is injured.   An iconic moment for all Superman fans.

New readers cannot appreciate what are in the panels of Action #11 if they have no history of what came before.  The history gives the story depth and connectivity.  In a DC panel at SDCC, a fan stated she missed the history, Geoff Johns admitted, “I actually kind of agree, since we don’t have that timeline laid out now, that’s something we’re all moving towards and trying to build the depth.”  Morrison is not known for his depth.  You’ll get characters and concepts thrown in and MAYBE he’ll tie them in at the end of the story arc — whenever that may be.

October Solicits came out week before last.  Action Annual #1 was announced.  Sholly Fisch will be doing the main story for that issue.  BUT in a very controversial move, Max Landis, son of director John Landis, will be doing another story in the book.   Hollywood Kid Landis wrote the movie, Chronicle and on the day of its release, he uploaded a YouTube video about the Death of Superman.  Fifteen minutes of disparaging Superman especially and the entire DC Universe cast of characters.  We will definitely be discussing this matter on Sunday!   It’s not the first time DC has hired people to work on the new 52 Action who publicly have denigrated the character of Superman.  Rags Morales, anyone?

Should be a lively show!  That and all the SDCC news and rumors, too.   Might have to take some vitamins.

G2FACTOR: BQM’s SVS8 HEX, ACTION #11 & DCaU NEWS

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Sunday, July 8th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT, G2Factor will discuss Bryan Q. Miller’s Smallville Season 8 HEX, Action #11, and the latest news from the DCaU.  Some good, some worse.

Hope you all have picked up your Smallville Season 11 #3 print from your comic shop.   Digitals were on hiatus this Friday.  They will be back on July 13th, that’s right, Friday the 13th.

Bryan Q. Miller was to be on the Superman panel at San Diego Comic Con but now The Powers That Be have taken him off.  Bryan will be signing autographs from 2 to 3pm on Saturday.  Hope you’ll show your support for the BEST Superman book DC has to offer.

HEX:  Lois is always Lois even when Chloe wishes she was her.  Remember when Zatana and Oliver were blatantly flirting?

Action #11 actually has Superman saying Lois’ name and still has multiple time lines and introductions of even more Silver Age characters.

The new 52 is a universe where Superman ‘continuity’ must not exist.  It’s okay for Batman and pretty much everyone else, but not the Man of Steel.

Action annual #1 news:  Mixed.

Got an opinion about that?  Then join us on Sunday for a very lively discussion.

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