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
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"
March 2, 2019 6:01 pm I loved everything about this movie! After being extremely impressed with "The Death of Superman," I was worried this 2nd part would not live up to its set-up, but wow. Great animation, great writing, great voice acting - and once again, a seductively mute Hawkman lol - all of this is exactly what I want from DC! I don't get Paul's and Ryan's sourness about Superman and all these recent DC projects. The jokes fell flat? Could not disagree more. I watched this two days ago with a friend, we are still laughing over Eradicator's random line re:sexual activity LOL. And all the Diana/Lois lightness was funny too, as were Superboy's scenes, and Flash/Green Lantern's too! I also don't agree with the comment about the 2nd half of this dragging, I felt the exact opposite. Was so enjoying the four stories of the these four Supermen pretenders, that when the plot thickened and brought back Clark, too - and amped the Darkseid threat - AND launched the f--king JLA satellite into space?? This was outstanding. More please. (And did anyone else get the Flash Gordon vibe from low-powered Clark in his rocket crashing into Ming-I-mean-Henshaw?) These two movies so skillfully improved upon their source material, just like "Batman: Under the Red Hood" did. I bet even the recent haters of the "Hush" storyline will find DC Animation hitting another home run with it. I can't wait.
February 18, 2019 8:29 pm I loved Wonder Twins #1. Giving Mark Russell this chance to play with all the DCU heroes* via Zan & Jayna and this crazy, cartoony lens is probably going to make this one of my favorite titles of the year. His take on Zan, especially, I find so entertaining and even endearing. What a terrific writer Russell is. And thank you for calling my attention to his Lone Ranger, am definitely going to check that out. And while, like you guys, I am loving Bendis' Superman run? This latest issue really demonstrated to me what awful parents Clark and Lois are, lol. I mean... I can only barely (barely!) accept that Clark would let his wife and kid take off with this Jor-El-Who-I-Will-Never-Believe-Is-Jor-El. But then... for Lois to have left her child on the wild galactic frontiers with this mysteriously existent, cold-hearted, virtual stranger?! No way could I ever see Lois doing that. She deserves to lose out on six years of Jon's life! Lol (* present AND past superfriends. You bet your burrito I noticed that panel of El Dorado strolling by!)
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.