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Name: David Cooper

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This is the most Vertigo-y title released by Vertigo in a while – very small seeds planted in early issues…

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March 11, 2019 1:28 pm Great podcast guys! With regards to the tesseract being the space stone (God, did I really just type that): it was used in Avengers to transport Loki to Earth and all the aliens through a big universe-spanning world hole. I'm not 100% convinced they had it all planned out that it would be a gem at that point, but it retroactively fits. The Mallrats gag was very cute.
October 15, 2018 7:58 am I haven't been reading Catwoman, but I came across this and though it was a little interesting! https://i.redd.it/5neby4ce5or11.jpg
October 27, 2017 6:17 am GODDAMN that little clip at the very end of this episode caught me off guard and I spontaneously burst into tears. (Great episode guys.)
August 14, 2017 9:41 am How odd. I've used "Hurm" for years, mostly in e-mails and texts, and this the first time in a long time I've even thought about it being from Watchmen, via you guys. I mean, I've always known where it came from, of course, but I don't even associate it with that any more, it's just part of my vocabulary, I think partially down to you guys!
August 4, 2017 4:52 am This was a fun discussion! Thanks guys. I'm not gonna list a top 10, I'm just gonna use this opportunity to show off how much money I've wasted on this stuff: http://pucomic.com/davidbcooper/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_2903.jpg http://pucomic.com/davidbcooper/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_2904.jpg http://pucomic.com/davidbcooper/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_2905.jpg http://pucomic.com/davidbcooper/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_2906.jpg I think MotP is so well regarded because it allows the animated series to have a place in the "important" theatrical legacy. Like, when people say MotP is their favourite Batman movie, what they mean is "I love TAS more than any movie." It's similar to Batman '66 - that movie is a lot of fun, but I'd certainly say there are better individual episodes. Also, while I agree that it's odd that Andrea is never mentioned in the series as such an important character in Bruce's history, I think it's just a logistics thing. They couldn't know for sure that people watching the show had definitely seen the movie, right? Additionally, we're rewatching TAS now, and they don't do much continuity between episodes, or multi episode arcs, apart from two-parters. Lastly, with animated features, I believe Batman vs Two-Face, the last Adam West performance, is due this Autumn. That'll be bittersweet.
July 17, 2017 8:38 am RE: "books about people on the ground in the superhero universe": I read Alias around the same time I read Gotham Central and saw a lot of similarities between them. It's easy to overlook, what with Jessica Jones being superpowered (and of course, not a much bigger character), but from what I remember a lot of it was just smaller detective-y stories that happened to maybe have a superhero-adjacent element.
April 3, 2017 9:05 am I've not been paying as much attention lately, so I was only 70% sure you guys weren't making those DC/Hanna Barbera crossovers up as I listened. But then I went and read that Snagglepuss backup. Holy shit. 10/10.
January 16, 2017 7:06 am On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is Electro and 10 is a different thing, this was a great episode. Thanks guys!
November 17, 2016 4:29 am I was fortunate enough to see a screening of this a wee while back and I LOVED it, I was giggling the whole way through. You guys mentioned the Batman 89 line ("You wanna get nuts?"), which was followed up shortly after by a Dark Knight Returns line (the one about the operating table...and I'm the surgeon). I was kind of amazed by that, the fact that they were able to comment on the way Batman got "dark" in the mainstream after this TV series, within the context of the movie. At first, when Aunt Harriet hinted that she knew Dick and Bruce had a secret, I was a little worried it was going to turn into some kind of world-breaking fever dream (a "modern" Batman hallucinating this crazy 60s world, something like that.) Especially when Batman saw the three different Catwoman actresses. Glad they didn't go that way, allowing for some meta commentary on Batman as a whole without destroying the pure joy of this particular interpretation. Great show guys!
August 10, 2016 4:41 am I'm only half way through the podcast so far, but I thought I'd follow up on Mikes point about them making this film to do well in China - while you may be right, you made a good point, it looks like the film might not even be released there: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/08/suicide-squad-china-box-office So if that was their intention, it fell flat on its face...!