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
August 5, 2019 6:51 pm Great job, Ryan and Jim, for keeping the iFanboy light burning! I especially appreciated that you both happened to be on hand for that question about variants, was real interesting to hear about that via your specific experiences in retail comics selling and also publishing. I still miss Conor and Josh, though, and I hope their normal lives are okay.
July 17, 2019 2:35 pm That's what I was thinking, Ron's bell!
June 21, 2019 8:10 pm I agree with everyone, it was a terrific interview, Josh. I was especially intrigued by King's explanation of how the recent "Knightmare" issues came to be. While I wasn't a fan of them, my criticism is now reined in somewhat upon learning that a lot of it was simply King trying to get people paid; it was navigating his employers' insane schedules, and his artists' workload capabilities - plus his own time constraints - to present the best possible comics he could think of within that framework. It was an(other) important reminder of how much of what we read from week to week is determined by things other than the two big names on each issue's cover.
June 18, 2019 8:42 pm Agreed, I just thought it was a hint as to how Lois et al were able to infiltrate that high-security facility. That she was somehow able to see/recreate Talia's appearance (and man, what a big leap that is lol) to get them in.
June 5, 2019 5:21 pm 2.) Agreed. And Darwyn Cooke :]
May 15, 2019 12:27 am I'd just figured that Jessica's GL origin was a bit extra to fit in with the flow of this movie. Having to explain about the Crime Syndicate, and how Power Ring's power ring fed off Jessica's fears etc. would've taken too much time to unpack. I agree with Conor/Paul on this movie. Didn't think it was terrific (but am glad Ryan did!) but didn't think it was bad either. It was fine. But while watching it, and seeing how much of Geoff Johns was in this - and with me being so hot and cold on DC Comics' current status - it made me worry that DC is really missing Johns' guidance and inspiration these days.
May 3, 2019 12:09 am @darkstar - "I do feel that they are just spinning their wheels with... the JL book that’s stuck in multiverse origin mythology." 100% agree. I am so over Snyder's current writing, this desperately bombastic style with overly-grand, multiverse-redefining subject matter. His "Dark Metal" event and JL run are things I tried to read, and wanted to like, but still quit early on. And after having just read this week's "Year of the Villain #1"... it looks like I'll be unplugging from yet another Snyder-driven DC event. I loved his writing back in his Batman days. In retrospect, I guess it forced Snyder to focus on smaller - and therefore far more accessible - stories and sets of characters. They had room to breathe; to show realistic human emotion amidst bizarre, yet comparatively tangible, scenarios. It's almost like when it was time for Snyder to leave Batman, Dan Didio cornered him and convinced him that he was Grant Morrison - and to create huge, off-the-wall, comic booky events like "Dark Metal." I unplugged from that one early on, and avoided all titles and characters rippling out from it. And after reading this week's "Year of the Villain #1" - it looks like I am unplugging again. We just did "Forever Evil" not too long ago; do our villains remember that, or has it been retconned out? And Snyder's umbrella story of our dark-poly-multiverse having been created by evil gods? - and that our universe is naturally evil? What an ugly concept. I don't want to read stories about/ set under that pretense.
April 21, 2019 6:28 pm Good solo effort, Josh, and excellent sound effect for that Honda morphing into an AT-AT
April 15, 2019 5:26 am Could be wrong, but I actually think we got these "Knightmare" dream issues because Tom King had to head to Hollywood for TV meetings, and couldn't devote as much time as he needed to his frontburner Batman arc.
March 10, 2019 6:23 pm I haven't even listened yet and am excited/curious to hear how they pronounce "Ethanlj"