Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 69 – Iceman Comes Out and The Joker is a Juggalo!...

Welcome back to an all-new episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, where we’ll be discussing the outing of Iceman in All-New X-Men #40, and the very loud reaction that received on the net.  What did you think of Jean outing Bobby? Making even more headlines may have been this photo of Jared Leto as The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, or maybe it’s Jared Leto showing off his juggalo status (ICP forever!). We’re not 100% sure. All that, plus previews of this week’s comics and reviews of recent comics. Give your ears a treat and listen! http://ia601508.us.archive.org/12/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode69/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2069.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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...