Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 107 – Secret Wars #9 Reviewed!...

The Tuesday Night Book Club continues this week with All-Star Batman and Robin by Frank Miller and Jim Lee. We’re reading the whole series published to date, issues 1-10. We also have full reviews of Secret Wars #9 by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic, and Squadron Supreme #3 by James Robinson and Leonard Kirk. Plus, our picks for the comic books you need to buy this Wednesday and a slew of comic book industry news! AND THE RETURN OF BLOODLINES! #bloodlinesneverforget http://ia601508.us.archive.org/23/items/TuesdayNightComics107/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 105 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reviewed!...

Year three of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast begins here! And what a start to the third year it is! Dave and Billy have an in-depth discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the recent Fantastic Four movie.    The second installment of the Tuesday Night Book Club has the guys reading Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow’s Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot from Dark Horse/Legend. Plus, the guys review Justice League #47 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, Squadron Supreme #2 by James Robinson and Leonard Kirk, and Dave draws parallels between the current Dr. Fate series and the Fate series from the 1990s. All this, and the guys give you their picks for the week in The Twenty! http://ia601507.us.archive.org/33/items/TuesdayNightComics105/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics 104: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Strange Costume!...

Dr Strange’s movie costume! Netflix Daredevil vs. Punisher! Our picks for new comics coming out on 12/30/15! And the launch of a new feature: The Tuesday Night Book Club, where we review a graphic novel. This week’s book: Black Canary and Zatanna: Blood Spell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones. Next week: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot by Frank Miler and Geoff Darrow.     http://ia601506.us.archive.org/27/items/TuesdayNightComics104/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 99 – Should You Buy Dark Knight III?...

Episode 99! Listen and find out whether or not you should buy Dark Knight III: The Master Race. We review Batman: Europa, Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 and more. Plus, listen up for the details regarding a very huge comic book related Cyber Monday sale!     http://ia601508.us.archive.org/29/items/TuesdayNightComics99/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%2099.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

NYCC 2015 Friday Panels – Our Picks!...

Written by David Henehan. Welcome to Day 2 of NYCC. You made it through Thursday, the day of NYCC that is least packed, in terms of both attendance and what creators are there, but now it’s Friday! More people at the Javits Center! More panels! That said, there seem to be less MUST ATTEND panels than Thursday. BUT the good Friday panels are AWESOME Friday panels, which is going to make for some hard choices when it comes to time conflicts. DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary – 11:00-12:00 Main Stage 1-D Wow, talk about a star-studded panel. Jim Lee, Klaus Jansen, Andy Kubert, Brian Azzarello and surprise guests. Could the surprise guests possibly be Scott Snyder and Frank Miller?! What do you think? (Wristband required) Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED – 11:00-12:00 1A21 Dark Horse lost the Star Wars license at the end of 2014. What would have been a mortal blow to another company inspired this company to really go all out in producing new quality product. Dark Horse has long been a home of great independent work and licensed comics. With the loss of their biggest license, they doubled down on the creator owned titles, giving us such gems as Brian Wood’s Rebels. Wood will be at this panel, as will Matt Kindt, Mike Richardson and more. Come here to see what Dark Horse has planned for 2016. Dan Parent Drawing Workshop – 11:00-12:00 Family HQ 1C01 Here’s a fun one to bring the kids. Dan Parent of Archie Comics will be hosting a drawing workshop. Learn how to draw your Archie faves. YogaQuest: Narrated Yogic Adventures – 1:15-2:15 Family HQ 1C04 “A mix of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling.” Okay, you’ve piqued my interest. Hmm, maybe this is the day I’ll...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 – Review Jan31

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 – Review...

After months of waiting, it’s finally here, the conclusion to the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s epic, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.  Like Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the folks at DC’s animated division have once again created a movie worthy of the source material. When I first heard that DC was dividing The Dark Knight Returns into two movies, the cynic in me saw this as a cash grab. But now that I’ve seen both movies, I’m glad the decision was made to divide the story into two movies. Nothing feels rushed, nothing feels left out. Michael Emerson did a great job voicing the Joker. His Joker is not Mark Hamill’s Joker, but it is terrific in its own way. While I love Batman: The Animated Series, and hear Mark Hamill’s Joker and Kevin Conroy’s Batman when I read those characters, I like that Andrea Romano was tasked with finding all-new voice talent for the two Dark Knight Returns movies. The climatic fight scene between Superman and Batman was awesome, as was the scene where Superman is hit by the nuclear bomb. Both scenes were like seeing what my mind’s eye sees in the gutters of the comic brought to life. The producers did an amazing job with both. My only complaints about the movie are minor. The lighting seemed too bright for some of the street level action. I would have expected more shadows and murkier colors. The comic is full of a lot of blacks and  grays, but the animated movie has a more colorful overall palette. There were two character designs that stood out for me that seemed very off from their comic book counterparts. In The Dark Knight Returns comic, Bruno, the Joker’s swastika-adorned, Neo-Nazi goon always...

Batman: Year One – Review Jan24

Batman: Year One – Review...

5/5 – Perfect adaption of THE Batman origin story. Batman: Year One might be my favorite comic book story ever published. Like Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, it’s a story that I’ve come back to year after year and it’s never felt old. When I heard that DC was planning an animated adaptation of Year One, I was a bit worried. Would they change the story? Would they stay true to Mazzucchelli’s line work or attempt update the art style? My worries proved to be unfounded. Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano have once again put together the pieces to make a great animated movie. Batman: Year One should be considered a must-see for any Batman fan. I would also say that Batman: Year One, the comic this movie was based on, is mandatory reading for any Batman fan. After hearing Bruce and Andrea talk at New York Comic Con, and seeing the quality of Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, I’m very excited for everything coming down the DC Animated pipeline. This movie shows Batman at his most fallible. He’s inexperienced and unsure of himself. He doesn’t have the super computer, all the fancy gadgets (though he does have some), the fancy car or the network of crime fighting colleagues to call upon. It’s cool to see Batman make mistakes, like when he attempts to foil a home burglary. And I was very happy to see that the coolest scene from Year One, which was also used in Batman Begins, was kept in the animated movie, namely Batman calling the cloud of bats to come to his aid when fleeing the Gotham PD. Batman: Year One is much Jim Gordon’s story as it is Bruce Wayne’s. This isn’t only Batman’s first year...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Review Nov08

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Review...

Around the time that the first Tim Burton Batman movie was released, I had a case of full-on Batmania. I had enough Batman t-shirts to last over a week. I had multiple Batman buttons pinned to my jackets. I even had a giant Batman movie poster from the NYC subway hanging in my bedroom. It was around this time that I was given a copy of The Dark Knight Returns. It immediately became one of my favorite comics. It’s one of those comics that I read almost every year. When it was announced that Dark Knight Returns would be adapted into an animated movie, I couldn’t help but feel hesitant about it. I’m not a fan of the Death of Superman animated film and I worried that they would use the wrong art style or water down the story on DKR. The box art scared me; this wasn’t the Batman from The Dark Knight Returns on the box art. I shouldn’t have worried. The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is a very faithful adaption of the first half of The Dark Knight Returns. The art style is very reminiscent of Frank Miller’s art from the comic, but updated to not look dated, less rough, and more streamlined. It’s a very subtle shift in style and it works well. The story has barely been changed. It’s not a shot-for-shot, line-for-line remake of the comic, but while watching it, I couldn’t pick out any scene that was missed. Batman’s inner monologue is gone, but that may be for the better. I don’t know if I’d have enjoyed the movie if every scene was narrated by The God Damn Batman. Yessssss! The story in Part 1 deals with Batman coming out of retirement to deal with the Mutant Gang,...