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
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.
December 24, 2017 3:22 pm Nope. I've loved Star Trek as long as I've loved Star Wars, I even love Discovery, as franchise-bending and different (and "subverting of expectations!") as it is. I've loved and loved less many iterations of Trek through the years, but not even Star Trek V or Into Darkness or Neelix left me feeling awful and dead like I did after seeing "The Last Jedi." Have never considered unplugging from the Trek franchise like I am now done with Star Wars.
December 24, 2017 5:18 am Say no more, you've convinced me. My first new year's resolution: buy a copy of Harry Potter Episode I (or whatever it's called) and read, read, read! Thanks for your encouragement @ryanwhodat, happy holidays to you :)
December 23, 2017 1:34 pm I am legit depressed. I hated this movie. For everything you guys mentioned, and more. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Star Wars OG: I loved it in 1977 as a 7 year old, I excitedly went home from TESB in 1980 so I could put my Han Solo figure in a cup of water in the freezer and play carbonite, and after 1983's ROTJ, I had a Star Wars Saga-themed bar mitzvah. The prequels, a mix of awful and mediocre with chunks of greatness, were a shock to me, but there is a huge difference between ruining the past of something you love and ruining its future. And wrecking the future of this franchise - for me - is what TLJ just did. I had nagging problems with this movie from the opening titles and all throughout its 2.5 hours. And, as Conor mentioned, as of the end of it, I see no reason to see Episode IX or any more new Star Wars. All of the human characters I loved are now dead. The droids and aliens I loved have been disrespected and shunted to the side by new producers who clearly have absolutely no desire to play them. After leaving the theater feeling all of this, I still made myself see TLJ again, because I owed it to this franchise I've invested a life's worth of dreams in, to see if maybe a second viewing would rectify enough of it for me. Sadly, nothing changed. I wish I liked this movie. I am so deeply envious of the many SW fans who do. But this movie ended it for me. I seriously feel like the love of my life just dumped me during the holidays. There is a light of hope for me, though. I've somehow made it to 2017 without ever having seen or a read a Harry Potter story! lol Maybe I can replace Star Wars with this franchise, to last me for the next half of my life? Let me know if Harry Potter (or any other franchise) is a good place for me to go now.
December 9, 2017 8:10 pm I'm always way late when it comes to seeing these DCAnimated movies. I just watched this one last night - then listened to the iFanboy podcast, of course - and I can honestly say I really enjoyed it! I recognized the changes made from the comic, and why (which I was fine with), and for the story as told in this new version, I thought they did a great job. The biggest change was how this movie made Terra more sympathetic. As mentioned in the podcast, Comic Book Terra played out over months, versus the brief time we see Movie Terra, so the former's betrayal was much more stinging. And this movie gave Terra more everyday moments when it was clear she felt for the team despite her dark intentions; that goofy surprise party montage alone, with those candid pics of Terra enjoying herself... that really moved me :.( In the finale, Movie Terra even makes the conscious sacrifice to commit suicide to wipe out the bad guys (and clearly holds on long enough to die in her almost-lover's arms). Whereas Comic Book Terra was a fucking little psychopath who only died because she went into such a crazy rage that her powers brought a cave-in down on her. On that nasty note, I will admit that I also enjoyed this movie because I don't like Damian and it was great seeing Deathstroke and Terra beat the snot out of that annoying aberration of modern continuity
December 4, 2017 7:40 pm Am now confused: so was I wrong in thinking BATMAN ANNUAL #2 took place on Earth-2? (at least a version of Earth-2) That scene where dying Batman tells Selina to get protection from his younger counterpart on an alternate Earth... I thought that was the first solid indicator. I liked this story, but my true Earth-2 Batman died protecting Gotham from the mysteriously powerful Bill Jensen in my favorite comic book ever, ADVENTURE COMICS #462! Llike Conor, I assumed Bruce's uncle in BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1 was gay - but Josh's mobster inference was intriguing, because now I'm wondering if Busiek will have a crazy young Bruce imagine his poor gay uncle is his mobster enemy and attack him.
November 27, 2017 4:06 pm Whoever compiled the list of iFanboy's Patron Powers needs to compile a list of all DC characters who could use the Cosmic Treadmill. Because if Superman can use it, then so should Supergirl, Shazam, etc. I bet Wonder Woman can get that shit working. If I were Flash, I'd put a big padlock on my treadmill.
November 26, 2017 6:45 pm As a midnight street fighter I can add that no serious hand-to-hand combatant would have hair longer than a buzzcut. In such close quarters, you never want to give your opponent anything to grab onto which controls your head movement. Just curious, why was there no Special Edition Movie Podcast for "Blade Runner 2049?" Were no iFanboys interested in it? Your reviews on Punisher: The Platoon were so tempting.. you've made me want to buy my first Punisher comic in years! (I'd start with #1 of course.) Thanks for another great podcast.
November 20, 2017 10:21 pm It was a good theory, though! I bet Common read that and grabbed a green towel on his way to William Morris!