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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.






Sketch by Smallville Season 11 digital cover artist, Cat Staggs


Sunday, June 17th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT, G2Factor will be talking SUPERMAN!  From our trip to Metropolis, IL for the Superman Celebration TO Superman vs Elite DVD TO Smallville Season 11 digital #7 TO exclusives while chatting with George Perez as he sketched our requests TO the latest in DCnU news.

We’re very excited about this show and the information we have.


Superman vs the Elite DVD released June 12, Tuesday. (Got your Action 775 digital yet? Only 99 cents)

Smallville Season 11 digital #7 June 15th, this Friday.

Smallville Season 11 digital #8 June 22nd, Friday

Superman #10 June 27th, Wednesday

Superman Family Adventures #2, Wednesday

Smallville Season 11 digital #9 June 29th, Friday

Smallville Season 11 print #3 July 4th, Wednesday

For those of you interested in finding out what happened after Superman & the Elite met in Action 775 (basis for Superman vs the Elite DVD), Comixology (any digital comic app) has the ENDING BATTLE on sale. Each of the 8 issues are 99 cents.  (cheaper than a trade paperback)  Sale ends Thursday, June 14th in the US at 11pm local time.  We highly recommend this story!

For the list of comics ENDING BATTLE entails (in reading order):

Superman v2 186

Adventures of Superman 608

Superman The Man of Steel 130

Action Comics v1 795

Superman v2 187

Adventures of Superman 609

Superman The Man of Steel 131

Action Comics v1 796

Join us for a rousing conversation about Superman, what happened, what might have been and what may happen.

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


George Perez gave us in depth characters and wove the plots around them.  New enemies while introducing these iconic characters.

Art by Jesus Merino and Nicola Scott.

Giffen and Jurgens have a good foundation to build upon.

Our shows concerning the initial story arc of the new 52 Superman.  Available on iTunes or talkshoe


Superman v3 #1

 Superman v3 #2

Superman v3 #3

Superman v3 #4

Superman v3 #5

Superman v3 #6

There doesn’t appear to be any storylines involving Superman or Catwoman this week, so G2 Factor will not have a show on March 18th.

G2 Factor will return on March 25th.


SUNDAY, March 11th at 5pm ET/4pmCT, G2Factor will be discussing this penultimate issue of Grant Morrison’s Action initial story arc.

For those of you who haven’t read Superman #6, you might want to since it explains A LOT of what is going on in Action #7.  Morrison’s version is the attention deficit disorder, acid trip while Perez’s style succeeds in character origins and plot used as a way to show character growth.   Apparently, readers are to examine closely Morales’ art for clues into what’s happening or might be happening.  If it wasn’t so damn ugly the majority of the time, it would probably be a more satisfying story.

Superman reappeared in DCU Online Legends’ penultimate issue.  Still a possibility that Lois may return to live again along with the other dead JLA members.  BTW, Marv Wolfman did not write the issue where Lois died (#14).

Superman also showed up in Dan Didio’s OMAC book.  Mostly used as a drive-by plot reference.  Apparently there is dating in the OMAC book, but the Co-Publisher won’t allow Clark and Lois to date since he sent the continuity marriage into a black hole of DC history along with their previous Earth 2 marriage.

Possibly more about James Robinson’s Earth 2, but it’s probably not worth our time since it involves yet another Superman we won’t recognize.  And there’s no Lois.  She’s used as  plot device to make our hero miserable and upset (can’t say dark & angry).   This ‘different’ Superman doesn’t sound like one we would enjoy.  And how is a Superman without Lois Lane involvement a different concept in the new 52?  It boggles the mind.

We’ll explore more helpful hints on how to get your Smallville Season 11 digital first comic on April 13th, a Friday.  We all have different devices so we’re checking the ins and outs of making those WEEKLY purchases.  That includes tips for international fans as well.

Things are revving up for Free Comic Book day (May 5th) and Superman Family Adventures (May 30th).  BUT FIRST, May 2nd, a Wednesday, the compilation print version of Smallville Season 11 will hit your local comic book shop.  BE THERE!  They could be sold out by Free Comic Book Day that following Saturday.

Smallville Season 11 sales both digital and print should be so mind boggling that DC will have no other choice but to brag on them and FINALLY release those digital sales statistics.  We know Smallville fans can do it.  So spread the word.  Maybe even convert some Superman fans to this version of our hero.

Join us Sunday, March 11th, either in the chatroom or on live streaming.  Downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe.

Hope to see you there!


This Sunday, February 26th at 5 pm ET/4pm CT, G2Factor will discuss George Perez’s last issue of his new 52 Superman story arc.  We feel he gave us a good foundation of characterization and relationships despite editorial edicts.  We were looking forward to this issue and it did not disappoint.

George Perez wrote the script and pencilled the cover.  Nicola Scott’s interior pencilling was stellar as usual.  The new team to do the Superman book, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens, are credited with doing dialogue/story/layouts.  Jesus Merino did the finishes.

The story really came together in this issue.  Loved the story of the nanobytes and their origins.  This all ties in with what Morrison is doing in Action . . . only explained more clearly.  And strength is shown not only in battle, but also in spirit and hope.  A wise Superman figures it all out as his Lois connects with him in his darkest moment.

As we said in our last talk, we are looking forward to the Smallville Season 11 comic to be released on Friday, April 13 as digital downloads through Comixology.   (Dates may change.)  We will get you a step-by-step process on how to get your Smallville fix (written by former show story editor, Bryan Q. Miller) as soon as DC Comics and/or Comixology decide to put this digital download book on their websites so you can ‘pull’ or subscribe.   This is not same day download as print.  This is initial downloading of issues ON A FRIDAY  and then having 4 issues compiled in print form on May 2nd which is a Wednesday, the usual day for comics.   The print issue will contain 48 pages (4 weeks of digital story with 12 pages each).  However that would mean the final 12 pages of story would be released in print on Wednesday before the Friday digital is released?  This information is tentative as DC seems to be still trying to figure out the logistics.

Also more Superman in the comics to look forward to in May with Superman Family Adventures from the Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco.  Pick up a sneak preview on Free Comic Book Day.

Superman seems to be the go-to-guy for these new shorter digital comics.  Superman Beyond by J.T. Krul also debuts in April and Superman’s ‘issues’ will be compiled in the monthly Batman Beyond Unlimited series as print.

If these initial digital download comics do well, maybe the Superman book will actually be presented as a combo pack (digital and print) each month like Justice League, Batman and Action.  It would save Superman fans some money.

Give us a listen on live streaming or talk in the live chat on talkshoe.  Downloads are available on iTunes and talkshoe.

Hope to see you there!


SUNDAY FEB 19TH at 5 PM ET/4 PM CT, G2Factor will discuss the last issue of Catwoman’s initial story arc for the new 52.  Batman does make an appearance.  Also, we continue our journey for the truth about Funeral For A Friend, the aftermath of the Death of Superman.  Heartfelt and riveting.

G2Factor is excited for the new issues of Superman (monthly), Smallville Season 11 (weekly beginning in April), Superman Family Adventures (monthly beginning in May) and Superman Beyond as well as Action.  5 books with Superman!!!

This week the results of DC Comics new 52 survey completed by Nielsen were released.  No where in any of the discussions was the fact that AT LEAST 1 in 5 readers are FEMALE.  The number of female readers is probably even higher according to some local comic shops.  Unfortunately there were only 167 surveys completed by readers in comic shops.  A billion dollar industry that is virtually dependent on local comic shops for distribution of print is only able to squeeze 167 surveys from its readers?  With a single new 52 #1 issue selling upwards to 200,000, this is unacceptable data for any analysis.

600 surveys were completed by those readers who purchased digital downloads of the new 52 #1s.  Still not a reasonable sample set to derive any notions.  But DC did just that, these two surveys skewed 93% male to 7% female.  Those stats proved their assumptions they were hitting their target audience of young males 14 to 30.

The third venue for surveys was online.  Approximately 5,000 were completed.  Not the best sample size, but not infinitesimal either.  This online survey of DC comics readers who bought a new 52 #1 skewed 77% male to 23% female.  Again, no where in any of the interviews for this survey was it ever mentioned that more than 7% of women were DC comic readers.

In reality, DC seems to be ignoring the more solid data.  Are the boys at DC hiding their heads in the proverbial sand so they don’t have to deal with their female fanbase?   They certainly aren’t embracing it.

Apparently President Diane Nelson of DC Entertainment told her chain of command they needed to measure what was happening with the reboot and all the other projects this billion dollar company has in the works.   It looks as if the guys at DC Comics didn’t take their boss lady seriously with the poor execution of this survey and then ignoring one of the few viable statistics it did yield.

Join us on Sunday for some rowdy discussion on Catwoman, Funeral For A Friend and the events of the week.  Live streaming and live chat room available.  Downloads on iTunes and talkshoe.


SUNDAY, January 29th at 5pm ET/4pm CT, G2Factor will talk about this penultimate issue of George Perez’s story arc.  Great cliffhanger at the end to make us excited for Superman #6.  Hopefully some things will be resolved.

What is up with the bugs?  Bugs in Action Comics in Superman’s past and now bugs in his present.  Apparently there will be even more bugs in his future when Giffen and Jurgens take over writing and drawing the Superman comic.

G2Factor would like to encourage listeners to find a local comic shop (if you haven’t already) and buy back issues of Superman’s story.  Find out when your LCS has sales on their back issues.  You may find you can get some great comics for pennies on the dollar.  Why would you want to buy old comic books?  Because you just might find the Superman/Clark Kent you’ve always loved.

Live chatroom and live streaming available.  Downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe.

Superman also appeared in Justice League #5 this week.  We’ll talk a bit about that, too.  As well as . . . DCnU news!!!  Most of it bad with a glimmer of hope (with some fanwanking, maybe).  The more we hear about editorial, the worse it gets.  Does DC stand for Disinformation Central?

Talk should be lively.


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