BionicDave

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
February 11, 2019 5:21 pm I also greatly enjoyed the Vertigo conversation. Josh and Conor have discussed this many times before but they always touch on new points, and I learn a lot. Thank you Wes, for asking your question
February 11, 2019 5:18 pm At first I read Conor's reply merely as "I care" instead of I care and I laughed
February 10, 2019 4:58 am Loved this movie! Was so happy to hear Conor shower deserved praise on it. Watching "The Death of Superman" reminded me of watching "Batman: Under the Red Hood" - another animated adaptation of a famous comic book storyline which greatly improves upon the source material. Peter Tomasi did a magnificent job of focusing and amping the original Death of Superman beats, while also elegantly planting the seeds of the four Supermen who'll reign in the next movie. Just had such a fun time with this one. Loved the choice of moving the Clark/Lois relationship to an earlier point, and how this story milked it for all the romance and tragedy. Loved how this movie used the Justice League - and Lex - and the Kents - and yes, even Bibbo lol. Even the Atlantean patrol guards. Just a solid production from stem to stern.
January 29, 2019 8:20 pm Agree with both Josh and Conor about not particularly liking these last two "Batman" dream issues. However, seeing Constantine chatting with Batman whilst sitting on the toilet earned points from me. I like gritty watercloset realism, what can I say. As for "Naomi #1," I thought it needed more meat, it felt decompression-y already lol. But I'm onboard for the long haul.
December 21, 2018 4:42 am Just want to thank Conor, Josh and Ron for doing this (again). It really must be a lot of prep work, and - even though it's clear you three enjoy each others' conversation - talking with anyone for over three hours is arduous. I am always so entertained and informed by all of your podcasts, and this one didn't disappoint. Go have wonderfully merry Christmases, each and every one of you :o)
December 7, 2018 7:07 pm Was so happy to see DC's Nuclear Winter Special make it into the show! It was my own Pick of the Week :o) The sheer idea of it was just nutty fun, plus I enjoyed all of the stories (even the meh Kamandi one... I mean, when's the last time we got a Kamandi Hanukkah story? LOL). And I also got a delicious dose of Mark Russell in the hilarious framing device. I know this sounds silly(er), but these DC holiday specials are actually my fondest "publisher touchstone reads" of the year. They bring me a nice variety of DCU characters/ writers/ artists I might rarely see elsewhere, all under one cover.
December 7, 2018 6:55 pm Frankly, I was amazed that Robert Kirkman's name never came up in this conversation. I know he's comparatively young, but what he's done with The Walking Dead, plus Image and Skybound itself, plus the business of adapting comics to Hollywood... such a huge creator/influencer.
December 7, 2018 6:52 pm As did I! Some people were tweeting in support of Darwin Cooke Way, too. Fingers crossed
November 28, 2018 5:16 pm I also thought the Gordon punch was too much. I get it, King's trying to show that Bane's rattled Batman worse than he's been in a long time, but... no. Snapping/cursing at Gordon would have sufficed. But I couldn't see Batman punching him. It reminded me of a more laughable overdone moment written by Scott Snyder (if I recall correctly) which featured Batman clocking Dick out of nowhere, simply because Batman knew Dick had a secret transmitter hidden in one of his teeth, and Batman had to dispose of it fast and without discussion. At the time, I thought... why tf could you not have just written 'say nothing, but you have a transmitter in your tooth and we need to dispose of it' ?! LOL But I guess Batman writers and editors are sometimes so desperate for action and violence that it has to be shoehorned into beats where it naturally wouldn't belong.
September 30, 2018 7:08 pm Conor makes a great point about not yet knowing what Doomsday Clock means, and how that makes it tough to render an opinion of it until it's done. A lot of these current comic book minis and events are like that, especially when they are honestly written for trade while first being released to us piecemeal, slowly, over 6-12 weeks per issue, when many of us have forgotten much of what's already happened in the title. Throw in story points like unreliable narrators, the effect of PTSD on characters, and the involvement of characters like Psycho Pirate or an antilife-equation-wielding Darkseid... and it's just really tough to accept that any beat in any of these comics will have enough lasting traction to warrant our emotional investment. When Barry Allen died in COIE, it was like a real person died. Seeing dead Wally and dead Roy in Heroes in Crisis, to me, was like seeing friends napping. I'm not saying that title isn't interesting for me; it is. I'm definitely in. But I dunno, it's just... I know I don't know what it means yet.