Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 34...

In the latest episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave go deep into The Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. We breakdown who’s who and what’s what, as well as point out references to other companies’ heroes, and try to figure out how this fits in with Grant Morrison’s previous DC story, Final Crisis. If you read The Multiversity, then LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!   http://ia601401.us.archive.org/9/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode34/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Batman: Assault on Arkham – Review Aug22

Batman: Assault on Arkham – Review...

I’ve touted the team of screenwriter Heath Corson and director Jay Oliva before in my review of Justice League: War, and they live up to that high praise with the newly released Batman: Assault on Arkham.  This movie, the latest in DC’s direct-to-video releases, takes place in the same continuity as the Batman: Arkham line of video games. The characters are modeled after the designs in those games, and like in the games, Batman is voiced by perennial Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy. Sadly, Mark Hamill does not voice The Joker. What might be the best thing about Batman: Assault on Arkham is that this is almost a Suicide Squad movie in disguise. I say almost, because there is still plenty of the title character in Batman: Assault on Arkham. But the Squad is given as much screen time, if not more, than the Dark Knight. Batman: Assault on Arkham is the Suicide Squad movie we’ve always wanted. Corson captured the voices of the individual squad members perfectly. Captain Boomerang and Deadshot barely get along. Harley is psychotic, flirtatious and hilarious all at the same time. And I love that the Amanda Waller we’re presented with is the pre-New 52 Amanda Waller. This Amanda Waller won’t be confused with Vixen anytime soon (unlike her New 52 counterpart). She’s large and she’s in charge. Because it’s set outside the regular continuity of DC’s animated movies, Corson and Oliva are given free reign to really play around with the characters. Also, the Suicide Squad definitely lives up to its name, as not all of its members live long enough to appear in a potential sequel. Sure, you know that Batman, Deadshot, Harley and The Joker can’t die, simply based on when this happens in Arkham continuity,...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 33...

Welcome to another episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, brought to you by tuesdaynightmovies.com. In this episode, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out Wednseday, 8/20/14, including Grant Morrison’s Multiversity, and discuss their recent reads. Plus, they go in depth on the Easter eggs in Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver’s Edison Rex.   http://ia902308.us.archive.org/19/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode33/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2033.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Guardian of the Galaxy – Review Aug14

Guardian of the Galaxy – Review...

I had been counting down the days until the release of Guardians of the Galaxy since last year’s New York Comic Con Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only panel. It was in that panel that we were shown, months before others were, an extra long trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. Twice. I remember walking out of that panel and telling my friends, “Guardians of the Galaxy is the movie I’m looking forward to most in 2014.” I was convinced that even though many superhero movies were making their way to the theater in 2014, Guardians would be the best. Guardians of the Galaxy totally lives up to the hype that I built up for it in my head. This is awesome news for regular folks. I don’t think the average guy on the street built this movie up in his head the way I did. Most people I talked to in the weeks leading up to Guardians of the Galaxy’s release date were a mix of cautiously optimistic or just flat out confused. One person told me, “Bradley Cooper voicing a raccoon? I don’t know how I feel about that.” I wanted to say, “I’ll tell you how you feel about that. Awesome. That’s how you feel. Awesome.” But every now and then I like to keep the obnoxious craziness inside me and I just smiled. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy are not household names. This movie could have easily flopped. I think it’s the strength of the script, director James Gunn and the stellar cast that made it work big time. Chris Pratt is awesome as Star-Lord. I’m currently reading a Guardians of the Galaxy comic, and Chris Pratt’s is the voice that hear in my head for Star-Lord. I love...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 32...

Hey comic book fans! Billy and Dave are back with another episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast! We’re previewing new comics coming out Wednesday, August 13, 2014, as well as talking about the books we’re loving right now. Dave is on a huge Jonathan Hickman read, and Billy is swimming in X-Men comics. Plus, the guys discuss the newly released Batman: Assault on Arkham DVD, and Billy recounts what it was like trying to get New York Comic Con tickets in New York City last week.   http://ia902307.us.archive.org/2/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode32/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2032.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Son of Batman – Review Aug08

Son of Batman – Review...

When it was announced that James Tucker was going to succeed Bruce Timm as the head of DC’s animated film line, I think people thought Tucker would succeed, but did they think he would succeed this well? Ladies and gentlemen, there is a new king in town. It started with Justice League: War, which quickly rivaled Under the Hood as my favorite DC animated movie. Son of Batman is even better. James Tucker is now responsible for two of the three best DC animated movies, or the two best, depending on which day of the week you ask me the question (Justice League: War and Under the Red Hood are so close! Might as well give them the tie for the #2 spot). Ethan Spaulding directs Son of Batman. Judging by the quality of the movie, you would not think that this is directorial debut, but I believe it is. The first five minutes of the movie are immediately exciting. Far from Gotham City, R’as Al Ghul’s League of Assassins is under attack in their impenetrable mountain stronghold that turns out to be not that impenetrable. This fight scene is awesome! The first five minutes of the movie are worth the price of the DVD alone. But if I have any quibble with Son of Batman, it’s in this scene. It’s a minor quibble, but it’s so ridiculous it kind of makes my head hurt: the League of Assassins’ Gatling gun full of arrows. I don’t remember if the arrow Gatling gun was in the original comic book story. It’s something that I can see Grant Morrison writing; it’s that crazy, or it could be solely from the mind of the screenwriter. In this movie, the League are pretty much all ninjas. The invaders have guns,...

NYCC 2014 Tickets On Sale Friday 8/8/14 at Comic Book Stores!...

Have you bought your New York Comic Con 2014 tickets yet? NYCC tickets sold out in record time online this year. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 3-Day and 4-Day passes are all sold out on the NYCC website. You’ll have one last opportunity to buy tickets starting this Thursday, 8/7/14 when NYCC 2014 tickets will begin being sold in comic book stores. Here’s how it works. On Thursday, 8/7/14, the downtown location Midtown Comics on Fulton St will kick off retail sales of NYCC 2014 tickets. This location of Midtown Comics will be the ONLY store selling tickets on Thursday. I have to say, after last year’s fiasco of having lines snaking for blocks and people having to wait hours and hours in line, I’m surprised that New York Comic Con and Midtown Comics have decided to have the downtown store sell tickets one day early again. It couldn’t have been more of a snafu last year for both customers and Midtown’s staff. In case you missed our announcement, Midtown Comics will have #NYCC tix for sale next week! http://t.co/VdHxVBoaK7 pic.twitter.com/mSTLNzfY3Q — Midtown Comics (@MidtownComics) July 29, 2014 On Friday, 8/8/14, the other stores selling NYCC 2014 tickets will begin their sales. #NYCC Tickets will be on sale at a retailer near you on August 8! Find a retailer near you: http://t.co/BWSoWlLqLw pic.twitter.com/ItvJ8we5gI — New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) July 31, 2014 Here is a list of all the stores selling NYCC tickets, and which tickets they’ll be selling. If you’re looking for a 4-Day pass, Midtown Comics is the only store carrying it. Demand for NYCC tickets is higher than its ever been. If you want a NYCC 3-Day or 4-Day pass, I recommend making it a priority to get yourself early to a store...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 31...

Dave and Billy are here with previews and picks for this Wednesday’s trip to the comic book store (or digital storefront). They also talk about their recent reads. Dave’s been catching up on Manhattan Projects and Billy has been taking out a bunch of graphic novels from his local library (FREE COMICS!!!!). The guys talk about Stephanie Brown aka The Spoiler’s return to the DCU in Batman Eternal. Since we talk about a very specific images, we’re including them here.     http://ia902301.us.archive.org/5/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode31/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2031.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...