Tuesday Night Comics Episode 114 – Miracleman! The New Fifty-Tues! Big Announcement!...

As we approach DC: Rebirth, Billy and Dave present their take on which comics they would put out if they were running DC and with whom they would staff said comics. It’s the New Fifty-Tues! This week, it’s the Batman books! Find out which Batbooks made the cut! Also on this week’s episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave read and review Miracleman Vol 1: A Dream of Flying by Alan Moore, Alan Davis and Gary Leach. And the comics industry eulogizes artist Paul Ryan. Also, in this episode: an important message to you, from Billy and Dave, about the future of this podcast! http://ia601507.us.archive.org/13/items/TuesdayNightComics114/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20114.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 70 – Free Comic Book Day Recap, First Photos of the Suicide Squad Cast in...

Billy and Dave compare their Free Comic Book Day war stories, talk about the new photos of the Suicide Squad cast and Billy gives a no spoiler review of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus, the guys give their picks for what comics to buy this week, and review Multiversity #2, Justice League #40 and more. http://ia801508.us.archive.org/10/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode70/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2070.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,...

Arrow S2E6: “Keep Your Enemies Closer” Recap...

In this episode we see more of Oliver having a hard time balancing his “Arrow” life and his business life. It starts when Diggle gets grabbed by A.R.G.U.S. agents and Amanda Waller shows up to let him know that Lyla Michaels has been captured in Russia tracking down Deadshot. She was tracking Deadshot for Diggle. Waller also lets him know that she knows what Diggle and Ollie are up to at night and basically blackmails Digg into rescuing her. I don’t know how much blackmailing Diggle really needed. This sets Team Arrow on the go to Russia. And worlds start colliding when Isabel Rochev decides she needs to accompany them on this suspicious trip. John and Ollie ditch Isabel with Smoak to go meet up with Olie’s former Amazo boat cellmate, Antoli Knyazev, who sets up a break into Gulag to rescue Lyla. John and Ollie argue who will go in for her. The decision is made that John will go in. The thought of Arrow going in the prison reminded me of a film by David Goyer that never was made, Green Arrow: Escape from Super Max. The premise is that Green Arrow gets framed for murder and he is stuck in a jail with a bunch of super villains he put there. He needs to escape. Anyway, they set up John to get arrested so he can get in the prison. In the prison, he is chained in a tortuously cold room with Flyod Lawton a.k.a. Deadshot. Digg and Flyod both break free separately and Flyod tells him he knows where Lyla is and he will tell Diggle if Diggle gets him out. Meanwhile, Ollie and Isabel hook up. Felicity comes calling to help Diggle get free. She realizes that Isabel and Ollie slept...