rjspring

rjspring

Name: Jonathan Spring

Bio: Computer nerd, gadget freak, comic enthusiast

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    April 24, 2016 11:33 am Just watched the move yesterday, feel vindicated that I wasn't the only one that had major problems with how the movie played out. I liked the beginning, almost fell asleep in the middle, got bored with the might scenes in the last act and was about done with the whole thing at the end. I'm not a DC reader, but do have some knowledge gleamed from your podcasts as you discuss the DC books and their backstory. I agree with Ron about how the story cherry picked the major story plot points from major DC works and it was all jumbled together in no real meaningful way. I like the actors (though I became bored with how Lex become portrayed as a non-funny joker by the end) and it wasn't like the studio spared any expenses with the rest of the movie making process. In the end, this just felt like a soulless retelling of old stories designed to entice the viewer into getting ready for the larger DCU movie franchises coming soon.
    August 16, 2015 5:53 pm I picked up the first couple of issues of Crossed out of pure morbid curiosity (morbid being the operative word). Suffice to say, not my thing and I didn't continue. I don't want to sound like a prude, but I didn't get the point of a narrative driven by 'zombie like characters' that murder, rape, torture, engage in cannibalism, "all in the most cruel and inventive kind imaginable" according to wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossed_%28comics%29). To me, Crossed was trying to be provocative just to garner attention, not trying to drive any kind of meaningful narrative. There was a point in the story where the crossed are described in engaging in a 'circle jerk'... which led me to conclude the basis of the series is just to shock readers (which as you guys pointed out is seen in other types of media as well). Again, not my thing and nothing against those who like it... but wow - I wasn't expecting Crossed was able to be sustained as an on-going series (even Ennis said he wasn't going to write anything beyond the initial 10 issue first volume). But then again, look how many sequels were spawned to SAW, Hostel and other "torture porn" series.
    July 29, 2015 1:27 am I just got back from seeing it in IMAX 3-D... which by the way was great. Movie overall was OK, lots of slow parts and story had plenty of questionable parts... but I ended up enjoying it when all said and done.
    July 26, 2015 10:32 pm @Ron - The Jedi Knight and Dark Forces games are all readily available on Good Old Games - no emulators needed.
    July 14, 2015 11:38 pm I was actually going to start this post off by asking Josh what he doesn't like about the comixology app... But I guess first I have to ask Ron, is your perfect size 5 OR 5.5"...? I literally had to rewind this part of the show a couple of times to verify I heard it right...LOL
    July 12, 2015 11:43 pm Wow, what a great surprise to have Ron back after episode binging today while working out on the farm (not joking). Welcome back!
    July 12, 2015 3:33 pm Freudian slip? Meant MCU.
    July 12, 2015 3:31 pm Not to mention the plentiful sales every week. Don't want to play Comixology up too much here, but it is the method I've chosen to standardize on for my digital comic use outside of Marvel (I'm a DCU subscriber). Now if only there was a company that would setup the 'all you can eat' model for digital comics. I checked out scribd a few months back, but they need more publishers to get on board to really be competitive.
    July 12, 2015 1:55 pm Josh - I thought you did great going solo, enjoyed the show as always. I find the current climate of comics interesting. Maybe it is just me or my personal tastes, but it seems that Image is really benefiting from the redundancy of stories coming out of the big two. This is the first time that I've ever considered subscribing to an ongoing series (I was previously a trade reader) and both series I'm interested in pulling are over at Image (Fade Out and Lazarus) - original stories that are right in my wheel house that I'm having a hard time waiting for the trades to catch up on. In the past, I would have caught onto these types of stories at Vertigo or other publishers - but I'm glad creators are able to retain ownership at Image. Now I just wish Image had a 'netflix' like distribution model...
    May 28, 2015 10:51 pm Lazarus has become my current favorite ongoing series, though I'm also in the process of starting Black Science. I hope the pessimism around Lazarus sales is just a running joke (or folks at least take heart and give it a shot), Rucka and Lark have built a world and story that I want to read through its intended conclusion. It it appears Lazarus will double ship in June due to no issues released in May - https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/lazarus