Obsessive Comics Disorder #47: "Trying (And Failing) To Do Something New For A Change"

) This week, I tried to do a couple of different things in an effort to improve the show. Some of them didn't pan out the way that I had hoped so standby as I'll be working on them for the future. What we do have on this episode is a special guest! Mark from the RambleOn podcast joins us to talk Diablo, board games, and who would win in a fight: Batman vs the entire Green Lantern Corps!

Quick Fix #14: Green Lantern Annual #2 (DC Comics)

Our review of Lights Out comes to a close today as we talk about Green Lantern Annual #2.  Can the Lantern Corps come together to stop Relic?  Will they be able to deal with the harsh new realizations of the emotional spectrum?

Quick Fix #13: Red Lanterns #24 (DC Comics)

The Green Lantern event "Lights Out" continues as Philip reviews part 4: Red Lanterns #24.  Kyle Rayner has all the emotional entities except for two: Fear and Rage.  What will Atrocitus, current host of the avatar of Rage, do when Kyle shows up looking for it?

 

Quick Fix #11: Green Lantern Corps #24 (DC Comics)

Philip continues on his review of Lights Out - the latest Green Lantern event.  It's Part 2 today: Green Lantern Corps #24.  The Green Lanterns make their final stand on Oa against Relic, but will it be enough? feedback@ocdcast.com http://ocdcast.com http://twitter.com/ChrisTheProf http://twitter.com/Philip_OCD http://facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

Quick Fix #10: Green Lantern #24 (DC Comics)

This week, I turn the wheel over to my friend Philip to get the inside scoop on the latest Green Lantern event: Lights Out!  Today, Part 1: Green Lantern #24.  Relic is sucking all the energy out of Lantern rings - who is he and why is he doing this?? feedback@ocdcast.com http://ocdcast.com http://twitter.com/ChrisTheProf http://twitter.com/Philip_OCD http://facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

Obsessive Comics Disorder #40: "Nothing's Better Than Rocket Engines On A Mini Cooper"

That's right, nothing's better than watching a rocket powered Mini Cooper launch through a goal post (video below).  After I share this with Philip, we move into talking about the X-Wing miniatures game that he's been learning recently, followed by a LOT of comic talk (Larfleeze, Trinity War, Forever Evil).

Relative Dimensions #9: "Summer Summarization"

If you've been craving some movie/TV talk, well I'm hear to inform you that Relative Dimensions is back!  There's only the three of us this time, but Cathi, DrQuest, and I spend the time talking about what we've been watching in the break and our thoughts on the summer movie season in general.  Hope you enjoy!Intro (What have we been watching) The Main Event

Summer Movie Roundup / Fall TV Thoughts

Thor Priest X-Men First Class Green Lantern Super 8 Transformers Harry Potter Cowboys & Aliens Captain America

Favorites: Captain America/Super 8 (DrQuest), Captain America (Chris), Captain America/Super 8/Harry Potter (Cathi)

Least Favorites: Priest/Transformers (DrQuest), Transformers (Cathi), Super 8/Cowboys & Aliens (Chris)

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Off The Shelf Reviews: Green Lantern Edition!

I bought a few Green Lantern trades at the Philly Comic Con, and I've finally managed to make it through all of them. Most of my thoughts were similar, so here is one post where I'll tackle the three books: Green Lantern: No Fear, Green Lantern Corps: To Be A Lantern, and Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire.

Green Lantern: No Fear (Geoff Johns, Carlos Pacheco)

This book reminded me a lot of Green Lantern: Secret Origin, which chronologically takes place before this book but in the Green Lantern series appeared much later.  First of all, I recognized many pages in this book as being taken from that story (or Secret Origin took them from here?) when talking about Hal Jordan and his past.  They leave it very mysterious, giving us a hole that was probably designed on purpose so that Secret Origin could fill it.  I thought it was so awesome, as it showed that Geoff Johns did a lot of planning for this series and had the storyline mapped out a good ways in advance.

One other thing that I noticed, and its something I look forward to in the new DC Universe: Green Lantern outside of an "event".  I started reading comics (and Green Lantern in particular) right before the big "Blackest Night" event.  Ever since then, Hal Jordan has been involved in one sort of event or another between Blackest Night, Brightest Day, and the War of the Green Lanterns.  Its very refreshing to see Hal doing his Green Lantern duties without the fate of the universe being in jeopardy.  CONCLUSION:  Buy this!

Green Lantern Corps: To Be A Lantern (Dave Gibbons, Patrick Gleason)

 This is the first trade of the revitalized Green Lantern Corps series.  Ever since I started reading Green Lantern, I've not felt as strongly about GLC as I have with the main series, and this trade reinforces that.  There are so many characters in the Corps and many of them I just don't care about.  One or two of the storylines were entertaining, but the rest of the trades was just kinda blah....  I guess I really prefer Hal Jordan as Green Lantern over Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner.  I need to read more of their stories to be sure.  CONCLUSION:  Borrow.

Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire (Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason)

Leading up to Blackest Night, this trade introduces us to the "Star Sapphires", the corps whose rings are powered by the violet color of love.  I liked this story a lot more than the other GLC trade I just talked about, partly because I loved Blackest Night and this gives good background information on this corps.  The first storyline is very short and somewhat entertaining, but doesn't really pertain to the "Sins of the Star Sapphire" theme.  Its not until halfway through the book that we get into that storyline, which is when the trade really starts to pick up.  CONCLUSION:  Borrow.  Its a great story, but only if you want some more information about the Star Sapphires.  Other than that, you probably aren't going to be interested.

Disagree with me?  Have another recommendation of a Green Lantern trade?  Then comment below!

Relative Dimensions #4: "Green Lantern -- Brightest Day or Blackest Night?"

Once again, someone didn't do their homework, and Mark from the RambleOn podcast is gracious enough to come on to discuss Green Lantern!  In addition, we've got Mike aka IceWarm (anyone who listens to FrogPants Studios should recognize that name) to add some new flavor to our discussions.  Listen, and let us know if you agree with our opinions!  By request, we do go Spoiler Free for the first few minutes of the discussion. Intro (What have we been watching)

News

Avengers Movie Poster! http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/06/14/avengers-movie-costumes/

Sponsor - MapHook!

"Trailer Talk" -- Looking at the latest and greatest trailers to come out

Griff The Invisible (2010 per imdb. In theaters 03/11 per official site, & 08/11 per Apple. !?) http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/grifftheinvisible/ http://www.grifftheinvisible.com/

Red Band Conan The Barbarian http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78740

The Muppet Movie http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=77927 http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_muppets/trailers/

The Main Event

Green Lantern

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Obsessive Comics Disorder #38: "Axe Cop....Now With Lemon!"

Going through a bit of changes here at OCD, as due to time constraints we are moving the podcast to a once-every other week schedule, alternating with the Relative Dimensions podcast.  We've got plenty of good stuff for you this week, however, as we review our May Book of the Month: AXE COP!  Thanks again to MapHook for sponsoring this episode! Updates:

  • New Schedule?
  • Relative Dimensions
  • OCD Birthday Event?
  • “Action Figure Friday”

Digital Ink: Chris: Green Lantern: Secret Origins #1 ($1.99, DC Comics App) Cathi: Starcrossed (http://www.animafax.com/starcrossed/2011/06/06/wise-krak/)

Sponsor: MapHook!! “Find it.  Do it.  Share it.  Get Hooked!”

Book Club! Last Month: Axe Cop Vol. 1 (Dark Horse) For June! Atomic Robo Vol. 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne (Red 5 Comics) Off The Shelf: Pick o' the Week: (Cathi) Criminal: The last of the innocent, #1 (Chris)  Flashpoint #2 Flashpoint #1 Fear itself, Book 3

Hellboy: The Fury #1 B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered, 3 of 3. #79. Batman: Arkham 100 Page Spectacular

Uncanny X-Force Must Have #1 Amazing Spider-Man #663 Flashpoint: Abin Sur: The Green Lantern #1 Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengence #1 Flashpoint: Secret Seven #1 The World of Flashpoint #1

Listener Feedback

- Robert wrote in to thank us for recommending some kid-friendly comics, and gives his review of Axe Cop!

- Jess emailed us to let us know about his comic coming out soon: Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, coming this October from Top Shelf.

 

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Action Figure Friday - 5/13/11

I know its a few days late, but its worth the wait!  This time, instead of writing up a blog post about our adventures on "Action Figure Friday", Chloe and I decided to sit in front of the camera and show you guys what we got!  Watch us open up our figures and talk about them.  Feel free to post your thoughts and comments below, and if you like the video, head over to YouTube and give us a like!