Obsessive Comics Disorder #45: "We've Got A Lot Of Issues"

Whew, its been awhile since we've talked about the comics we've gotten, so that means we have quite a stockpile to go over.  So enjoy us talking about our issues.....of comics. Thanks again to MapHook for sponsoring this episode!

Updates: New Schedule? Relative Dimensions OCD Meetup at Baltimore Comic Con! Forums!

Book Club! For August! Marvel 1602

Off The Shelf: Pick of the Week(s): Cathi: Undying Love #4 Chris: Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2 Mark: Skull Kickers #9

Invincible Iron Man #506 Batman: Gates of Gotham #3 Birds of Prey #14 Batman #712 The Mis-Adventures of Adam West #1 Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #3

DC Comics: The New 52! Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2 Deadman and The Flying Graysons #2 Deathstroke and The Curse of The Ravager #2 Emperor Aquaman #2 Frankenstein and The Creatures of The Unknown #2 Legion of Doom #2 The Outsider #2 Booster Gold #46

X-Men #6

Red Robin #25 Batgirl #23 X-Men: Schism #1 Green Lantern #67 Green Lantern Corps #61 War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1

Alpha Flight #2. B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth: Monsters. 1 of 2. Farscape #21. Green Wake #4. Hellboy, the Fury #2 of 3. Mystery Men #3. Sherlock Holmes Year One issue 5. Unwritten #27. Retroactive 1970s Batman. Retroactive 1970s Wonder Woman. Daredevil #1. DMZ #67. The Intrepids #3 & 4. Marksmen #1. Rocketeer #3. Witch Doctor #2. Repulse. Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #2. Retroactive Superman. Fables #107. The Intrepids #5. Mighty Thor #4. The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde #4 of 4. The Vault #1 of 3. Girl Genius X-Men: Deadly Genesis

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OCDTV Episode #1: "Blackest Night and Pirate Batman"

Its the first episode of OCDTV!  I've decided to debut a new video series that I hope to do on a regular basis.  In it, I'll be talking about all sorts of geeky things -- comic books, toys, games, anything that us geeks like to discuss.  In this episode, Chloe sits down with me and we do an "Action Figure Friday" style review of some of the toys we've gotten recently. In case you can't see the above video, click through to see the YouTube embed:

Flashpoint Tie-In Roundup: Weeks 2 & 3

I've been a bit behind on posting about the Flashpoint Tie-Ins, so I thought I'd have one big post to talk about all the books that have come out in the past two weeks.  You may know how I feel already on some, but what about the rest? Week #2

Booster Gold #45 (Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund):  Buy.  I'm enjoying how Booster Gold is tying into the Flashpoint universe.  Its nice knowing that this sort of change can occur and Barry Allen isn't the only one that is seeing the difference.  And if anyone was going to know what is going on, its the time traveling hero Booster Gold.  As much as I disliked Time Masters: Vanishing Point, I really want to read it again to see how well it plays into this series.  Hmm......

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1 (Scott Kolins):  Buy.  This story starts off with a bang, with Citizen Cold fighting another cold-themed character aka Mr. Freeze.  Being a Batman fan I enjoyed that quite a bit.  Of the second week of tie-ins, this issue was the weakest of the bunch, but it is still better than most of the tie-ins that came out the first week.

Flashpoint: Deathstroke and The Curse of The Ravager #1 (Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Bennett): Buy.  Probably the best book of this set of books.  I really enjoyed this story, as its a bunch of super villains playing pirates....what's not to love?  It also worked great in the grand Flashpoint story by weaving into what we saw of Deathstroke in Flashpoint #2, and I hope issue #2 of this series lets us know what exactly happened after that cliffhanger moment.

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1 (Tony Bedard, Ardian Syaf):  Buy.  For those people who downplayed Flashpoint because they wanted to know more about the so called "main baddies" of the story, Aquaman and Wonder Woman: Read this book!  It helps the overall story so much by helping you see how the war began and how it has gotten so bad.  You really start to understand how Aquaman could get to the point where he would drown half of Europe.

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1 (Jeff Lemire, Ibraim Roberson):  Buy.  A real surprise out of the books this week, as I wasn't really looking forward to reading this issue, but man I'm definitely glad I did!  Anyone who is a real Hellboy fan is going to love this issue, as its the same kind of tale only set in this altered DC Universe.  It's definitely giving me second thoughts about the new series starting in September.

Week #3

Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1 (J.T. Krul, Mikel Janin):  Borrow.  An interesting story, and there are some good parts to the story, but it wasn't lacking some of the impact that last weeks stuff had.  Yeah, there's a big cliffhanger at the end of the book, but it just didn't leave a lasting impact with me.  I'm interested to read the second issue and see if I possibly change my mind.

Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1 (One-shot) (Sean Ryan, Ig Guara):  Pass.  This book puzzled me so much.  Had it been a 1 of 3, I would have probably given it a Borrow, but yet with all the storylines given mini-series in this event, this is one that probably should have as well.  They set up Grodd as this powerful unstoppable force on par with Aquaman and Wonder Woman, yet there's nothing that really happens in this book other than that and there's no given continuation of the story.  I guess we might see it in the main Flashpoint story at some point, but this issue doesn't stand out as a "must-read" to understand the character and his motivations.

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1 (Adam Glass, Rodney Buchemi):  Borrow.  An interesting take on the "Legion of Doom" idea, and a great set up for a villain that I was really not familiar with.  However, other than a bunch of fight scenes and a really interesting but really gross scene at the end, not much happening here.  However, I get a feeling of possibility with this one, so I'm definitely looking forward to the second issue.

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1 (Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning):  Buy.  Finally, the other side of the Wonder Woman/Aquaman confrontation in this event.  A decent enough set up, and really explains why these two superpowers would hate each other so much.  It gets points deducted for pulling a move I've seen plenty of times in other movies like "The Three Muskateers", but cliche as it is it was still a decent read.

So there you go.  Honestly week #2's books have been my favorite so far, and I'm hoping the books coming up are more like it and less like weeks 1 and 3.  Forget about what I think though, what do YOU think?  Let me know in the comments, or tell me over at our new forum!

Obsessive Comics Disorder #39: "DC Puts the Disorder In OCD"

This was supposed to be a special bonus episode of OCD, but with us moving to a "every other week" format (is that bimonthly?), I decided that there's enough stuff in here that it deserves to be its own episode. With all the news cropping up last week about the DC Universe relaunch, we gathered a couple of people to talk about what they thought. In addition to Cathi and I, we brought on DrQuest and Erik Fisher to see which comics we would be interested in getting. Here's the best article on all 52 titles that are coming out (thanks iFanboy!): http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/The_Definitive_Guide_To_The_DC_Comics_Reboot

Let us know what you think!

Relative Dimensions #2: "Excommunicating Priest"

Its our second episode!  This time, we talk about Wonder Woman being cancelled, the first photos of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, how much Chris got freaked out by Friday the 13th, and how much the other Chris (DrQuest) hates the movie Priest. Guest Host this week: Mark aka ScooterPrime from the RambleOn podcast.

Intro (What have we been watching)

News about TV/Movies --

First photo of Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises" http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=77792

NBC turns down "Wonder Woman" http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/05/13/nbc-passes-on-wonder-woman-pilot/

Sponsor - MapHook! Contest: Who is your favorite mutant? Prize:  $15 Fandango Gift Card

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

X-Men: http://www.comicscavern.com/news/2011/5/5/new-x-men-first-class-trailers-spotlight-banshee-beast-havok.html

Green Lantern - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvqpNhtopTU

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49725 http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=77827

The Main Event

Priest - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822847/

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