Analog EP75: New Year, New Sixth Day

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back from the holiday hiatus, ready to ring in the New Year! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The first trailers for Hellboy and Men in Black International, loads of casting for Stargirl, as well as premiere dates for Doom Patrol and Stranger Things 3! The guys even talk Aquaman, and the first look at the live-action Aladdin on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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Doom Patrol Teaser and Premiere Date Revealed

DC Universe has given us our first teaser trailer for the upcoming streaming series, Doom Patrol, as well as a series of character posters, and even a premiere date: February 15th, 2019.

Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade (The First Purge) as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton (Doctor Who) as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Mr. Nobody. You can hit the jump to check out the fantastic character posters for the team.

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DC Universe Release Calendar Revealed

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DC Entertainment hosted a packed house at New York Comic-Con this week for their new streaming service, DC Universe, and to celebrate its release, they’ve revealed the full release calendar for the many series in the works for the service.

Titans hits next week, on October 12th, with the first half of Young Justice: Outsiders hitting in late December. Doom Patrol in mid-February, followed immediately by Swamp Thing and the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders in late May. Then we get Stargirl in August, and Harley Quinn in October. Quite the busy release schedule for the fledgling service, which will most likely only grow as time goes on.

Negative Man Cast in Doom Patrol Series

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Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), the voice of Robotman and Cliff Steele actor for the upcoming Doom Patrol series for DC Universe, took to the New York Comic-Con stage last night, and revealed that Matt Bomer (White Collar) will voice Negative Man and play Larry Trainor in flashbacks for the upcoming series.

In the comics, Negative Man is a founding member of the Doom Patrol. Trainor was exposed to a radioactive field while piloting a test plane, leaving him radioactive, and giving him the ability to release a negatively charged energy being from his body. The being can fly at high speed, cause solid objects to explode, and pass through solid materials. After his accident, Trainor is forced to wear special bandages over his entire body to protect bystanders from his radioactivity.

Timothy Dalton Cast as Chief in Doom Patrol

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While early rumors pointed to Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) taking on the role, it would seem that the leader of the Doom Patrol, the role of Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief, will be taken by former 007 actor Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful), according to Deadline.

Dalton joins an impressive cast for the DC Universe streaming series, alongside Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, Joivan Wade, and Dwain Murphy.

Alan Tudyk Signs on To Doom Patrol

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Deadline is reporting that fan-favorite genre actor, Alan Tudyk, has signed on to play the villain for the upcoming DC Universe series, Doom Patrol. Tudyk will play Mr. Nobody, a long-time villain in DC Comics, with the ability to drain the sanity from people.

Alan Tudyk is most known for his role on Joss Whedon’s Firefly, as well as turns in Dollhouse, and Amazon’s The Tick. He’s also an iconic Disney voice actor, voicing at least one character in a Disney animated film for the last several years.

Brendan Fraser Joins Doom Patrol

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According to Deadline, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) has just been cast as Cliff Steele, aka Robotman, in the upcoming DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol. Cliff Steele is said to be a former race car driver that “was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.”

Fraser will voice Robotman, and play Cliff Steele in flashbacks, while actor Riley Shanahan will don the Robotman costume itself.

Joivan Wade Cast as Doom Patrol’s Cyborg

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DC Entertainment has announced that Joivan Wade (The First Purge, Doctor Who) will be joining the DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. He joins an ever-growing cast that will be making its debut in the fifth episode of Titans, then transitioning to their own solo series for the streaming service.

A release has not been set, but we should be hearing word soon as the service launches later this year.

Kelsey Grammer In Talks for Doom Patrol

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That Hashtag Show is reporting that Frasier and Transformers: The Last Knight star, Kelsey Grammer, is being eyed to take on the role of The Chief for the DC Universe upcoming adaptation of Doom Patrol. The casting is still in early talks, but that would certainly be some fantastic casting for a very deep character.

Eccentric, brilliant, paternal, and mysterious. The Chief is a noted scientist, wealthy investor and, of course, leader of The Doom Patrol. The Chief rescued each member of his team from horrific accidents, nurtured them to health, resuscitated their self-esteem and sent them into the world to defend a populace that sees them as little more than freaks. His disarming manner does little to conceal a steely determination and unwavering devotion to defending Earth from Evil’s oddest entities.

Doom Patrol Series Greenlit at DC Universe

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Greg Berlanti is a man on a mission. He now has 13 series greenlit at once, giving him the record for most active television series in production at once, and he’s added an adaptation of Doom Patrol set to debut in 2019 on The DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol will pick up after the events of Titans, where the group will make their debut, with Cyborg appearing to the group with a warning.

Doom Patrol is an adaptation of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast heroes. Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief. Members of the Doom Patrol each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities – but left them scarred, and traumatized. Afterwards, the team found purpose with Chief, who brought them together and helped form the family they know today.

Pull Box: February 28

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As with every story he’s in, Booster Gold doesn’t get the glory of saving the day in the end. I’m glad to see this story finally over, but it laid the groundwork for a lot of good stuff in the future, particularly the re-introduction of General Sam Lane after years away from the fold.
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The personal trial of Batwoman that brought together the Bat-family was pretty tense, with each member making their own points, and all making sense. However, Barbara once again shows that she’s the most human of all of them, being the only one to put together Bruce’s personal connection with Kate Kane. The big takeaway here, of course, is Batwoman’s decision to join the Colony. One that Batman had been trying to keep from happening…
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The final issue of the Milk Wars crossover was just as weird as everything else, but it managed to pull everything together in an actually comprehensible way. Most impressive for a story that was so all over the place, with such drastically different ways of telling a story that is only half-told. We never received all the pieces until the end, but it all made such incredible sense, even though it really shouldn’t have. Nicely done.
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When the Green Lanterns go in, rings blazing, it makes for a hell of a good read. Kyle Rayner being infected with Hal’s willpower was pretty amusing, and John’s plan to go to the Guardians while the others do what’s necessary was pretty well thought out.
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An interesting twist as the end of the last issue, Barry seemed freed of his powers, like shackles being taken off his wrists. But now, he seems desperate, as if he has to get them back at any cost. Freeing Godspeed seemed like a solid strategy, in my opinion, and the small moments with Wally West being a hero in Central City were charming, and gave me goosebumps.
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This is still a great throwback to the 90’s and early 2000’s, with the huge rush of assassin-themed characters that kick too much ass. Once again, Romita Jr.’s artwork pushes this well beyond the scope of what it even would be, and the interaction of certain DC characters in this more grounded world just works really well. It’s definitely something I’d like to explore more of.
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The Terrifics has already positioned itself as being, inevitably, one of my favorite new books. Plastic Man is top three in my favorites, and Mr. Terrific is up there, as well. Couple those great characters with a cosmic, universe-saving plot involving some retro-style storytelling and you have a damn good read ahead of you. God, I love Plastic Man.
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This was the most exposition heavy issue of Wonder Woman in actual years, as Diana and Steve spend the majority of time catching us up with what’s been happening throughout the last several arcs, as well as reminding us of characters we may have forgotten. But, it leaves us with two major questions: Where has Themyscira gone, if no longer on Earth? And, where the hell did Jason go, now that he’s got a costume, and clearly much more confidence?

Geoff Johns Confirms Doom Patrol in Titans

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Writer, and head of Creative with DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns, has confirmed that the Titans won’t be alone in their live-action debut on DC’s streaming service, as episode 5 will feature the introduction of the Doom Patrol. The Doom Patrol is a superhero team consisting of many of DC’s more eccentric characters, made popular by Grant Morrison in the early-90’s.

Beast Boy was an original member of the Doom Patrol, so it’s possible that factors into their inclusion, but with Hawk and Dove also joining the Titans, it’s looking to be a haven for lesser known live-action debuts of DC characters.

New Comic Books: January 31

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I’m a sucker for John Romita Jr.’s artwork. It’s so engaging and characteristic. He’s one of the best comic artists in the world today, in my opinion, and his art seriosuly brought this book to the next level. To think there’s been an assassin in the DC Universe this entire time, that operates on such a next level of secrecy that her entire existence has never been mentioned. That’s an origin that I can get behind.
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The Flash War seems like it should be a fun event, particularly because The Flash has so few events to begin with. It’s nice to see Wally West moving on with his life, and taking steps to get back to where we’ve always known him to be. I will say that the addition of Zoom as the big-bad in Flash War was a bit of a let-down, given we JUST finished dealing with Reverse-Flash, who practically is the same character with a different back-story.
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This was a delightfully weird book with some intensely unique story points that really set it apart from anything I’ve read… probably ever. Milkman Man was fantastic, and the Doom Patrol and Justice League’s relationship already seems to be off to a great start, with some shockingly good chemistry between some vastly different characters. This is going to be a fun few months while these two worlds collide.
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It’s always nice to revisit such incredible stories, and the origin of Clayface from acclaimed actor Basil Karlo is still one of the greatest origins among Batman’s Rogue’s gallery. This was yet another example of how timeless these stories truly are. They can be revisited in any era, and work beautifully, and tragically.
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This issue of Metal was probably the most uneventful, but it did build on just what exactly the plan for the Dark Knights is. I have to wonder though, is it truly Barbatos that is in charge, or is it the Batman Who Laughs, who seems to genuinely be the puppetmaster behind all of this. We also finally found out the reason behind Plastic Man’s egg form, who was most likely living on the other Earth with Mister Terrific, and is sacrificing himself every second to fight the dark. Hopefully he’s able to free himself soon, because I would love to see him make an impact.