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I started reading comics regularly after 'Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns'. Since then, I've become a co-host on 'The LanternCast' (a podcast dedicated to Green Lantern that's been on the air since 2008), started a new podcast covering the late 1980's DC series Action Comics Weekly (appropriately titled The Action Comics Weekly Podcast), and have been the curator of THE blog on the internet dedicated to the character of Ragman, created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert published by DC Comics starting in 1976 and currently appearing on The CW show 'Arrow' as portrayed by actor Joe Dinicol. I'm an avid fan of comics, classic rock, and speaking my mind. Welcome!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ragman - In the New 52?

So, for a first post, I was debating about doing just a quick breakdown of why I decided to do this blog. But I figured, "You know what? That's pretty standard, how about I just jump right into it?" So here we go.

With the DC relaunch of their universe in the form of the New 52, we've seen a lot of reinventions of historic characters in both look and portrayal. However, one we have yet to see is a DC New 52 version of Ragman. Unfortunately there is no official word from DC on if they plan to bring this underused character back into the fold anytime soon. As of right now, it seems as if the best hopes for a Ragman appearance would rest with either 'Justice League Dark' or 'Phantom Stranger'. I shot Dan DiDio a Facebook message a little while back to pry for some Ragman hopeful information.

Unfortunately he had to pull the "publisher reveals NOTHING" card. I get the feeling though that he honestly has no (or is aware of no) plans currently involving Ragman. I had the opportunity for a brief one on one conversation with Dan at New York Comic Con recently and he seemed pretty sure there was no current plan. (if there is one the man has one hell of a poker face)

Other sources, such as this article I read from IGN, seem to confirm my suspicion though. Artist and co-plotter for 'Batman: The Dark Knight', David Finch, spoke with IGN concerning upcoming developments in his run on the series. Finch had the following response to this highly random question from IGN...

So that could mean DC as a whole or just his series (probably just his series). But, other than the two titles I mentioned earlier, having Ragman appear in an issue of a Batman series would be amazing and keep with that traditional aspect of his character.

So, seeing as how there are no CURRENT plans, I shall trudge on! I'll review the old stuff, maybe do some interviews, I'll feature Ragman artwork and cosplay and so on and so forth. So keep you eyes peeled for more content and thanks for reading!


  1. Dude!!! I'm so thrilled you've got a Ragman blog going! This sames Frank and I the trouble of putting one together! :)

    Keep up the great work!

    The Irredeemable Shag

    1. Wow, I'm surprised that I wasn't the only one thinking of putting together a Ragman blog! Glad to see that one of my favorite DC characters is being represented online, though!

      I look forward to seeing what comes from this blog.

      Hmmm, maybe I should get a Blue Devil one going... anyone doing that yet?

    2. Justin - A Blue Devil blog would TOTALLY rock! If you are serious, let me know. I'd be happy to help promote it.

      The closest there has ever been to a Blue Devil blog was a site about 10 years ago. http://bluedevil.uatu.net/

      Also, I'd be happy to grant you permission to use some of the Blue Devil content from my ONCE UPON A GEEK site. Check it out!

      The Irredeemable Shag

    3. You get one going, I'll be sure to link to it on both of my blogs! Don't forget to "follow" this blog Justin! Best way to keep track of things that go up here!


    4. Thanks for the heads-up, guys! I've been doing some behind-the-scenes stuff to get it started, but I'm not sure how quick I'll have it up. You guys will be the first to know, though!

  2. Justin - Here is something you can post on your Blue Devil blog! http://www.etsy.com/listing/65095018/set-of-4-coasters-recycled-vintage-blue

    Not mine, but I stumbled across them. Thought of you!


  3. I remember Ragman from way back. Really liked the character as I remember. I have been poking around at a few of the 'New 52' titles...a new Ragman would catch my eye...