Name: Dave

Bio: Writer - Lover - King of the Impossible



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

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The Shade_6

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

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Wonder Woman_7_Full

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
November 21, 2016 7:25 pm That GI Joe guessing game was more entertaining than most of TV's new fall season! Comedy gold. Also (and I have been thinking about this for several years now): I find Conor's and Josh's pronunciation of "inter-es-ting" to be charmingly interesting.
October 24, 2016 6:39 pm Wow, I never knew Lipps, Inc. sang "Funkytown." I learn a lot about music from this podcast.
September 28, 2016 3:23 pm Now I want some spinning underwear.
August 30, 2016 5:19 pm Another fantastic "big" show, guys. And I was surprised yet relieved to hear that Conor, too, wasn't exactly loving the current characterization of Rebirth Superman. I thought I was the only one. While I do think Jurgens is doing a great job at writing him, for what this iteration is - Jurgens' style really is like slipping into a comfy set of slippers - my problems with these D-Supermans we have been given since the New 52 (I'll explain that below) have prevented me from bonding with them. Plus I totally agree with what Conor said, that making Superman and Batman into father characters ages and changes them; I do think it waters them down. You'd think we'd've learned our fucking lesson with how Scrappy Doo ruined the Scooby Doo franchise, but no. Anyway, these are what I refer to as the D-Supermans we've been given since the New 52: - Doomsday Superman - Depowered Superman - Daddy Superman I don't care for any of them. They are not Superman! Lol Even H-Superman - Husband Superman - was tolerable in comparison, because being married doesn't necessarily age you and change you as much as parenthood does. It makes me feel like nobody at DC Comics finds the real Superman engaging anymore. Well, except for Max Landis, whose American Alien might be the only Superman title I have loved for the past few years, but even that's not exactly the real Superman I'm talking about. But yeah. It's almost like DC Comics has been bored with their hallmark character and has been yearning to change not only his costume but also his character DNA and his modus operandi and his outlook on the world, and what he does. And/or maybe it's just a case of DC wanting to appeal more to its aging Superman demo, who themselves are dads, and DC thinks Superman now will be more relatable as a dad? Gah. If that means we'll be getting LS-Superman (Liver Spot Superman) in 30 years then no thanks
August 21, 2016 12:58 am Thanks, Snts6678! That was a selfie taken in an Alaskan fjord. And hmmm.. I'll take MJK over Pitbull? :)
August 19, 2016 4:35 pm That's really interesting about Hickman. Lots of outside-the-box creative thinkers, in general, come up with incredible ideas and get wildly enthused for them only to lose interest and never finish them out. I think Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous example of that. On the topic of authors not knowing where their stories will end, a successful example of that is Stephen King - whose non-fiction book, *On Writing,* may be the best book on writing I've ever read. In it, he describes how he sets out to write fiction by first creating an unusual situation, then creating interesting characters to put in that situation... and then beginning to write right there, by letting the story develop from the actions he believes his characters would naturally provoke from beat to beat. He says that somewhere in the middle he begins to figure out what kind of endings would best cap the story which has grown.
August 15, 2016 6:14 pm P.S. I have been rewatching some classic "Happy Days" eps, and many are forever ruined now, because every time Ralph Malph says "I still got it!" my kneejerk thought is "crap, is that where 'I got this' was born..?"
August 15, 2016 2:15 pm I liked ALL-STAR BATMAN well enough, but when a story's narrative throws consecutive backward time-jumps at me, it often bugs me, and did here too. Also, I feel like John Romita Jr. makes all his men look like Lee Pace. And the story reminded me of "The Dark Knight" - with Joker also courting mayhem by attempting to use the baser instincts of people against themselves/Batman (in TDK's ferry bombs scenario). But lastly and mostly: are we really supposed to accept that Alfred tried to kill Bruce to protect some grave secret Alfred's hiding?!
August 1, 2016 4:28 pm That's really touching, webhead! That'd be one of the few reasons I'd sell my floppies. What a lovely idea. Best of luck to you and your wife.
July 31, 2016 3:51 pm These “J.J.-verse” films, while varying in quality from okay to dreadful, are little more than extremely well-produced larping. I am so, so looking forward to Star Trek Discovery.