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
April 24, 2018 3:20 am You guys aren't Jewish, you don't know from bagels. I'll take Bagel Nosh on Wilshire and 17th over H&H any day of the week and twice on Sundays
April 10, 2018 2:50 am Great job, Josh! These solo shows must be weird and difficult to do, but you handle them with aplomb. Had a fun time listening this week. (It's fun with Conor too! Just meant a different kind of fun.) (Conor, you are loved and appreciated too.) My favorite part of this show was when Josh said that anyone who watched Snagglepuss is now old
April 8, 2018 12:48 am I thought the movie was just okay, but then I listened to this podcast and you guys made me appreciate 'Batman: Gotham By Gaslight' much more. Thanks for that
March 31, 2018 3:28 am I was a little bit underwhelmed. I guess I'd give it a B? I liked the artwork a lot, and some of the changes to the GL mythos were interesting, but the plot itself just didn't pull me in. Part of it is that I felt the Manhunters were too two-dimensional, they're simply these generically menacing tools of the true villain - the Guardian - who we just don't get enough of here. But I also felt like Jordan was maybe too much of a passive hero, fighting the fight mostly because he was pushed into the center of it.
March 27, 2018 5:09 pm I never noticed it but yeah, a lil bit, you're kinda right. Now I will never not notice it. Interestingly, here is a list of artists who were - according to Wikipedia - approached to record DANGER ZONE before the producers of "Top Gun" settled on Kenny Loggins: - Toto - Bryan Adams - REO Speedwagon - Corey Hart
March 19, 2018 8:03 pm I dragged my heels to watch this movie because I knew it'd be the last time I'd get Adam West performing as Batman. And like @Cooper, my eyes welled up at that closing dedication. Goodbye, Bright Knight. Thanks for being my first Batman. That being said... terrific review, as always, iFanboy Animation Braintrust. While I, too, thoroughly enjoyed "Batman vs. Two-Face," I actually liked "Return of the Caped Crusader" a bit more (thought it was funnier, a bit fresher) but otherwise this podcast was very much a Vulcan mind-meld: your thoughts were my thoughts. Loved hearing about the rumored Wonder Woman 77 team-up tease?! - how awesome would that have been. Like you guys, I think this catalogue of animated B66 movies could've gone for a long string of films; I think at some point several years down the road, once it's respectful, it still might - I could see it continue with a cast of voice-alikes. It's like those Brady Bunch movies from the 1990s, the show takes on a new appeal now that we can parody it. And the Dozierverse is simply too big and too fun to not play with ever again.
February 26, 2018 5:41 pm Finally got around to seeing this - and listening to your excellent podcast review - and I gotta say: I kinda loved this little movie. I appreciated the chances that Timm et al took with humor and sex, and... just plain weirdness. That roadhouse bar scene (with not one but two musical numbers!) was flatout surreal. I gotta think that Blondie song had special meaning for Timm. And speaking as someone who's always had big problems with Harley's connection to Joker? - I was happy that he was barely even referenced in this story, it really helped me to enjoy Harley much more. These animated movies have become pretty formulaic in my opinion so I like ones which color outside the lines, like this one.
January 26, 2018 6:06 pm Great Booksplode. Interesting to hear you guys discuss Bobby's role in X-history (surprisingly subdued compared to his teammates) as well as how that's been reinterpreted by Bendis and now Grace. When I read this trade I also found the relationship between the older/younger Bobbys compelling, especially in how Grace uses younger Bobby to make older Bobby even more awkward and uncomfortable, yet strangely inspired too. Can you imagine living with a younger version of you who made better choices, and was more evolved than you? I also think Grace bringing Daken into this story provides much food for thought. I see Daken as the socially/corporately-acceptable version of queer: yes he likes guys... but he also likes women! And he's mysterious, and violent! And self-assured! And slick, buff, and related to Wolverine! Bobby, like most gay people, doesn't have it so easy. He doubts and over-analyzes his choices. He's not yet where he wants to be in life. His parents aren't Wolverine - they represent uglier, more divisive aspects of life. So it's cool that readers get to see a character like this Bobby Drake. I look forward to reading more of him, to watch him grow.
January 22, 2018 2:49 am That Batman and Wonder Woman set-up in Batman #39 sounds an awful lot like one of my all-time favorite one-shots - an Action Comics story by Joe Kelly called "For A Thousand Years," in which Superman and Wonder Woman are *also* in a battle-dimension during which 1000 years pass in 1 Earth day, during which time *they* fall in love, but Superman holds back, as even the fading memory of Lois keeps him loyal to her. Hmmm. Homage, or coincidence? On an unrelated note, something has been gnawing at me for a month and four days. Why did Conor skip the annual reading of his Pick of the Week statistics in the 2017 All-Media Round Up? He usually tells us how many of the POWs were DC, Marvel, or Image, etc. I was looking forward to it
January 17, 2018 3:15 am I am loving MISTER MIRACLE, each and every issue. Have realized it'll likely be one of these stories where the ending (re)interprets the entire narrative, which I'll then want to reread. So on these initial reads, I'm not trying to drive myself too crazy trying to figuring out what stuff like the "TV disturbance" effect means, or if Scott's in actuality moving through an afterlife, or if he's naturally crazy, or being Anti-Life'd by Darkseid, etc. Am just enjoying the museum-calibre artwork and fascinating characters and plots, giving me everything from wacky comedy to blossoming love to depressing doom. Am also reading Kirby's early 1970s MM run (for the first time!), which is terrific in its own right, and a few pebbles of its style and story ripple into the new King/Gerads run.