Month: September 2017

Podicus Wrecks #58 – Super Nintendo Nostalgia

With the Super Nintendo mini coming out, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane.  So, Anthony and I are going through some of our favorite Super Nintendo games that we played while growing up.

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Dark Nights: Nightwing #29

Nightwing 29 cover

Cover by Stjepan Sejic

We have come to part 2 of the “Gotham Resistance” story tie-in to Metal.  If you haven’t read part 1, check out my recap of Teen Titans #12.  Again, I think I made a mistake in reading order.  I read this after reading Batman: The Red Death, and this just seems slower in comparison.  But it’s not.  Not really.  It’s a fine comic, telling the second part of a fine story.   (more…)

Dark Nights: Batman The Red Death

Batman The Red Death cover

Cover by Jason Fabok and Dean White

With the release of Batman: The Red Death, we have our first of the Dark Batmen origin stories.  If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out our recaps of Metal #1 and Metal #2.  Otherwise, this story may not make a whole lot of sense.

The Batmen of the Dark Multiverse seem to make up their own Justice League, or sorts, each with the power or a normal Justice League member.  So it seems.  This all may have been explained better elsewhere, I don’t really read news articles on upcoming stories.  First, I don’t like to be spoiled on any details.  Second, I shouldn’t need to have an explanation going in for the story to make sense.

Anyways, The Red Death has the power of The Flash, and this is the story of how he got that power.  (more…)

Terrible, but effective disguises

The following screenshot is from the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Vendetta.”  Killer Croc is trying to frame Det. Harvey Bullock for a couple of disappearances/murders. This is how he enters GCPD, to fool the officer on duty.

Batman TAS Vendetta Killer Croc disguise as Bullock

Looks just like Harvey Bullock, right?

Spot on, right?  There’s no way anyone would suspect that that person wasn’t Bullock.  Sure, the face is weirdly hidden, but look at the shirt.  Croc also has the hat, the jacket, and the correct tie.  It’s foolproof.  Actually, I am a little curious as to how Croc came across these items of clothing.  Did he walk into a clothing store in a different disguise and purchase these clothes?  I wouldn’t think he stole them from somewhere.  Wouldn’t want to raise suspicions.  So many questions, so few answers.

Dark Nights: Teen Titans #12

Teen Titans 12 coverWith any mega-event these days, there are going to be tie-in issues.  Sometimes those are one-shots or a separate mini-series, and sometimes they are standard issues of other series.  With this event, Dark Nights is the all-encompassing title for the event, and Metal is the title of the main mini-series book.  With that, for summaries and reviews, Metal will receive its own post, and then any tie-ins will be grouped together.  It just so happens that there is only one this week, Teen Titans #12, which is part 1 of the “Gotham Resistance” story line.

If you’re a reader of Teen Titans, then you’ll know that Robin hasn’t been getting along with the rest of the team, and that is brought up here.  It doesn’t really mean anything for the rest of the issue, but it’s there for some background.  The Teen Titans land in Gotham, finding that rings have been set up all around the city.  While the rest of the Teen Titans are trying to help people, Robin goes in search of his father and enters a maze.  (more…)

Dark Nights: Metal #2

DC Metal 2We last left off with this series learning that the Metal title was in reference to at least the Nth Metal, and was connected to a substance know as Dark Matter from a Dark Multiverse.  Batman being Batman decided to be all Batmany about it and rushed off on his own to try solve this crisis.  (It’s DC, we might as well call it a crisis.)

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s epic, Metal, continued this week with issue #2.  This issue continues the quick pace established in the first issue, weaving together action, exposition, and witty one-liners into another fantastic issue.  Here’s what you need to know about, though you should know that Damian is totally winning in this issue.  (more…)