BionicDave

Name: Dave

Bio: Writer - Lover - King of the Impossible

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After listening to Rob Liefeld on a Word Balloon podcast and loving his energy and enthusiasm – and loving his…

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This is one whackadoodle miniseries. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am thoroughly enjoying it – there are few…

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This title is easily one of the brightest to come out of the New 52. Chiang’s fantastic art combined with…

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BionicDave's Recent Comments
September 10, 2020 6:01 pm * "WatchmEn" sorry
September 10, 2020 5:59 pm Thanks for this pick, Josh & Conor! I had Pluto vol. 1 in my nightstand bookstack for YEARS waiting to read, and discovering this Booksplode was coming is what finally motivated me to dive into it. And I loved it :) As for the ending, I wasn't familiar with Astro Boy so I was confused like Conor, but in more of a "what did that mean?/ I need to read on to find out!" type of confusion than an anticlimax. I then read the backmatter interviews and creator blurbs in this edition and somewhere in there it's explained that the little "boy" Atom is a callback to the Astro Boy character. I can sense how seismic that must've been for readers well-versed in the source material. I also dig the naming convention of this manga series. _Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka_ is like "Watchman: Lindelof does Moore."
July 6, 2020 9:10 pm Have heard great things about Ahoy Comics' _The Wrong Earth_ and also its sequel series, _Dragonfly & Dragonflyman_, but I don't recall hearing you guys mention it on the show. Did you not like it enough to discuss?
July 6, 2020 9:03 pm @vacur005 Hopeless wrote Avengers Arena around that same time (2013), and that book was all teens and he did a great job with it. Who knows, maybe he was more inspired on that one?
June 23, 2020 2:52 am This was indeed a genius joke, I came all the way here just to post about it. iFanbird!! LMAO
May 22, 2020 3:06 am I also never had read Darwyn's NF annotations before - and holy crow, it is *dense* backmatter! But so worth it. I finally finished it tonight, I cannot think of another time in which I felt like I had as true a "director's commentary" for a comic book work before. Then all the rest of the supplementary material, some of which I'd read, some I didn't remember reading... sheesh, just the act of reading all of NF together was a new experience for me, I'd only read it as the single issues came out back in the day... anyway, this was a terrific adventure into Cooke's masterpeice. I'm crazy grateful to iFanboy for leading me to it.
March 9, 2020 7:40 pm On a mildly related note, I love how Bendis wrote the inhabitants of Gemworld as being really cranky that their entire reality kept changing over and over again all because of dumb Earth and its Crises LOL Superman Reborn really = Multiverse Reborn. Because if some shmuck Thanagarian happened to have met pre52 Superman or New52 Superman, then that means someone has to tweak that shmuck Thanagarian's reality too, and anyone he may have talked about it with. Omg the community spread of this... the butterfly effect from someone as Multiversally influential as Superman being Reborn'ed must've been *a Crisis-level load of work* for whatever Monitor-type character was in charge at the time.
March 2, 2020 6:56 pm Had I known before this podcast that John Constantine is bi, I'd have tried reading this Hellblazer (and other Hellsblazer) long ago! Way to bury the lede, JOSH! Whom I know was not even on this episode, fine, but still, we pay him to be our pointman on all things Constantine, and even though I've been listening to iFanboy since the Bush Administration, I am only now finding out crucial information which would've changed my buying habits
February 19, 2020 7:42 pm Much agreed, I love that. I also caught the irony of Conor feigning umbrage over a Spidey comic that needled podcasters LOL Turnabout is fair play!
February 10, 2020 6:46 pm I really enjoyed Justice League #40. Snyder's run, while popular with most fans, didn't connect with me - so this first issue by Venditti and Mahnke really felt like a breath of fresh air, the pace and characterizations are just what I want, and Mahnke's artwork is also great. This Sodam Yat/ Eradicator story is just big enough to warrant a hero team effort, but not nearly as high-concept and multiverse-threatening as Snyder's long Doom/ Perpetua arc was, for example. Am again reminded of Josh's hilarious quote from last week: "If I get too many extra bills in one month, I can't cope. These people? - it's like a universe ending disaster once a week." LOL! Also, while you guys shouldn't ever have to defend your tastes, your comic book habits, or the way you produce your own show (which is free to listerners), it is always interesting to hear about it, so this show's long runtime was worth it. Especially because we got some "theater of the mind" when a monster came to Josh's door