Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 43...

It’s Tuesday night aka podcast time! In the latest installment of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out Wednesday, October 29, 2014, including the smells-like-weed Harley Quinn Annual #1 from DC Comics.   The guys also review a lot of comics. They’ve both been digging into the Marvel Comics Unlimited app, so get ready for reviews of comics new and old. And since there was a new issue of Multiversity last week, get ready for the guys to go deep into detail on Multiversity: The Just #1. Plus, hear the guys’ thoughts on the pilot of Constantine and the Avengers trailer! http://ia902607.us.archive.org/34/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode43/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2043.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Gotham – S1E6 – Spirit of the Goat – Recap...

Welcome back, Gotham-aholics! Wait, that doesn’t sound good. Gothamites? What’s the name of our fandom? Psyche, trick question! I don’t think anyone actually likes this show! This week’s episode opens up on a flashback, set 10 years in the past. A man walks up to a mirror, puts on a mask and gloves, and then, in his best Christian Bale voice, says “I am the spirit of the goat” and breaks a mirror. We then cut to an apartment, where a strategically placed TV newscast says that the city was still under siege from the killer known as “The Spirit of the Goat” (This show really does love the TV-News-As-Info-dump trick.) There’s a girl on the balcony, and she’s about to peek inside the apartment when the Spirit comes up behind her and grabs her. We cut to what looks to be an abandoned building, and we see a car driven by a slightly-younger Harvey Bullock and his grumpy partner – you guys, I think we’re about to get the “this is how Bullock lost faith in Gotham City” episode! Bullock is gung-ho about going into the building, but his partner, Dix, is less so, and says they have to wait for back-up. He tells Bullock that gotham’s golden rule is “no heroes.” GET IT BECAUSE ONE DAY THEY WILL HAVE A HERO NAMED BATMAN. NUDGE. Bullock runs in anyway, and they find the girl trussed up as some kind of sacrifice, dead. The Goat pulls Dix through the floor, tells Bullock that he will “always come back” – which is weird, because Bullock hasn’t actually done anything yet but get knocked down on the ground. It does give Bullock the opening to say “come back from this!” when he shoots him dead!  ...

Gotham – S1E5 – Viper – Recap...

Sorry for the lateness of this Recap; I was out of town due to my day job and could not watch the episode until today. But enough about why I stink – let’s jump right into this week’s – er, last week’s – episode of Gotham! The episode opens on Bruce Wayne in his (?) study, hanging up various pages from the files on his parent’s murder (there are tons of boxes on the floor, which leads me to believe that this investigation is waaaay more complicated than we’ve been shown; it also shows that maybe someone’s pet police detective is giving out case information. But I digress. Already.) Alfred walks in, and shows how good of a father figure he is by asking Bruce what would happen if his obsession just turned out to be a waste of time. He asks what Bruce would do if he never found out who killed his parents and had his revenge. Bruce replies that he doesn’t want revenge; he just wants to know “how Gotham works.” He wants to know why the Wayne Foundation never did anything to fight the corruption.  That’s a pretty good question. We cut to a street musician with a hilarious sign that says “Why Lie I Need Money for Drugs” – since it’s Gotham City, he’s already got what looks to be a decent amount of money in his guitar case. A spooky guy walks by and leaves a vial of green liquid (with “Breathe Me” printed on it) in the case. Since this guy was not joking and actually does want drugs, the musician opens the vial and breathes in the vapor that seeps out. He gets super high (you can tell because the camera shifts to his point of...

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer! Oct22

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer!...

The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was supposed to debut during next week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD. However, Marvel released it tonight on their YouTube page! This is not the extended sequence that was shown to at the Retailers Breakfast and Marvel Unlimited Plus Member Panel at NYCC.  That extended sequence showed the trailer, plus a bonus scene of The Avengers taking turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir (I won’t spoil how that goes). That said, this trailer that Marvel released today both rocks and rolls. Watch it now! That “I’ve Got No Strings” song from Pinocchio could not be any creepier! What do you think? How excited are you for Avengers...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 42...

Hey Tuesday Night Comics podcast listeners! In this episode, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out October, 22, 2014, including Amazing Spider-Man #8, All-New Invaders #11, Arkham Manor #1 and Multiversity – The Just. The guys also review some recent comics (and Dave reaches way back in the Marvel Unlimited app to review Mark Waid’s run on Deadpool. Plus, Dave and Billy talk about Jeff Lemire taking over Hawkeye, and the slate of comic book movies coming our way from Marvel and DC the next few years.   Give it a...

Agents of SHIELD – S2E3 – Making Friends and Influencing People – Recap...

We open on some dude that kinda looks like the Silver Fox from Mad Men, but with glasses. It’s not him. He’s a scotch collector. Seriously, he loves his scotch, going on and on about how he bought a case for $10 when he first enlisted and let it mature. “$10 seemed so expensive back then.” Wait a minute, I think this guys ages like Captain America, in that he doesn’t. He has a metronome going in his apartment. Metronomes signify evil, right? No upstanding sane person just has a metronome going all day, well no upstanding sane person outside of the music field, I mean. Oh, he has a woman strapped to some machinery and has her eyes forced open with wire. Okay, this is definitely not a good guy. I wonder if we’re looking at a character from Cap’s past or a new character for the show. He brainwashing a SHIELD agent named Agent 33. She’s adamant that she won’t break. On a brighter note, Simmons is back! The real Simmons, I mean, not just the Fitz’s imaginary friend Simmons. Simmons’s intro really reminds me of the intro to Desmond on season two of Lost. On a side note, this song that’s playing during her reintroduction montage is God Help The Girl by God Help The Girl. I’ve really been digging this lately. You should check it out too.  Wait a minute…Simmons is working for Hydra?!! And they’re pretty blatant about putting their logo out and about, like “let’s hang a three foot version of our secret group’s logo on this wall” blatant.  May is teaching Skye how to shoot. Skye likes to pretend that the targets are all Ward. Skye is wearing a FitBit like bracelet to monitor her heart rate....

Gotham – S1E4 – Arkham – Recap...

Hi! So, Fox just upped Gotham to a full season! I don’t know about you, but I’m “celebrating” by getting blind drunk! This week’s episode picks up right where last week’s ended, with Penguin showing up at Gordon’s apartment, being a total creep. They go down to the street, and Penguin tells him that he may just be “the last good man in Gotham” while Gordon does a pretty decent Christian Bale Batman voice. I like how Gordon is viewed (by almost everyone!) as being a really amazing guy, even though he’s an awful detective and hasn’t really accomplished anything. I guess everyone in town got a copy of Year One when the GCPD hired him.   We cut to a parking deck, where a city councilman is approached by a stranger, who, after some idle chit chat, pulls out a sonic screwdriver and kills both the councilman and his aide by stabbing them both in the eye! Gross! After the opening title, Captain Essen brings the case to Gordon and Bullock, telling them that the “smart money” says the killing was just “wrong place wrong time” – seriously? They were stabbed in the eyeballs! That’s really weird and not at all how people are normally killed (as far as I know!) Gordon finds that a box of evidence has been left on his desk, which includes a map of the “Arkham district,” just as the mayor is holding a press conference talking about the area, talking about how it’s the last undeveloped district in the whole city (although I feel like they should have spent a little more time developing the rest of the city, it’s kind of gross.) The mayor explains that he’s going to implement the plan that the Waynes had for developing the area...

NYCC 14 Cosplay Gallery...

Photos by David Henehan, Graig Kreindler and Billy Henehan There was so much excellent cosplay at New York Comic Con this year! People really went all out. Not only were there some truly excellent costumes this year, but I feel that more people dressed up this year than in previous years. Please enjoy our NYCC cosplay gallery. Who are your favorites?                            ...

Agents of SHIELD – S2E2 – Heavy Is the Head – Recap...

I completely did not realize that Lucy Lawless was the new agent who was introduced and killed off last episode. I vaguely remember hearing that she was going to be on SHIELD this season, but man, I totally did not realize that was her. Man, we’re far away from the days of Xena: Warrior Princess… But on with the show. This episode starts off pretty much when were last week left off. Two of the new agents are dead. May saves the new British agent. His name is Brit until I’m told otherwise. Well, she doesn’t really saves him. She tries to free him from the flipped over jeep, but he tells her to go after Creel. May motorcycles after Creel, but does give Brit a laser torch so that he can cut his way out. Unfortunately, just as he cuts his way free, the army shows up. May chases Creel. Coulson is on the other end of her com and tells her not to engage. May questions his orders, but reluctantly pulls back. I really do love that the most bad-ass character on this show is a woman. May really is the Wolverine of the show.  Back at the base, the Quinjet arrives with Skye and Triplett.  Am I the only one feeling a Trip-Skye-Ward love triangle? Last season, it looked like Trip was going to get between Fitz and Simmons, but this season, it looks like he’s good-Ward. Coulson wants the Bus outfitted with the Quinjet’s cloaking hardware and tells Skye to put Mac on it. I’m assuming Mac is one of the new people? Skye tells Coulson that there were symbols on the McGuffin from last episode, and they match the symbols Coulson’s been drawing when he zones out. Ah, Brit’s name...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 41 – NYCC 2014!...

Billy and Dave are joined by Tuesday Night Movies’s Gotham recapper, Nick, as the guys discuss New York Comic Con 2014. NYCC was a great time, and the boys discuss their encounters with Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Adam West and others. They also preview new comics coming out Wednesday, 10/15/14, including the Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) written Edge of Spider-Verse! Give it a listen, big guy! 😉 http://ia902205.us.archive.org/28/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode41/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2041.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...