Month: October 2017

Podicus Wrecks #62 – Until Dawn

With Halloween approaching, I thought we should have a couple Halloween-centric episodes.  So first, Scotty joins me to discuss our experiences playing Until Dawn.  This is a horror movie inspired game, centered around story decisions and quick time events.  It is a spoiler-filled discussion, as we not only go into our mindset while playing this game, but also the repercussions of our actions.  Casey then wraps up the episode with his minute recap of the Season 8 premier of The Walking Dead, “Mercy.”

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Podicus Wrecks #61 – The Return of Superman

It’s part 3 of our look back at the death and return of Superman. This week, it’s all about the reign of the Supermen and the return of Superman. Find out who steps up to fill in for Superman. Does some shady fellow with questionable hair try to be Lois’ rebound? Are any of the 4 new Superman the actual Superman? What role does Coast City have to play in all of this? Find this and more in this week’s episode.

Dark Nights: Metal #3

DC Metal 3 coverScott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s epic power ballad continues with Metal #3.  If you are not caught up with the series, you can check out my reviews of Metal #1 and Metal #2.  We last left off with Batman inadvertently opening the portal to the Dark Multiverse, allowing the Dark Batmen to enter, and cause all kinds of chaos (check out Gotham Resistance or the Dark Batmen origins).

This story starts in a dream. Damian Wayne and Jon Kent are rocking out as their parents, along with Diana wait for the rest of the Justice League to arrive to celebrate their victory in the war.  But that celebration is short lived as they notice Bruce beginning to bleed in the shape of a bat.  As he says “Carpe Diem,” Barbatos springs from Bruce, leaving Superman to fight him, again.  Superman has been fighting Barbatos continuously for what has seemed like a lifetime, until Wonder Woman pulls him from a tower of people.  (more…)

Podicus Wrecks #60 – World Without a Superman

Our trek through the death and return of Superman continues with “World Without a Superman.” You may know this a “Funeral for a Friend.” How does Metropolis, nay the World, cope with the death of Superman? How does Lex Luthor feel about the death of his arch enemy? Will Lois Lane punch someone when they say that Clark Kent is bound to turn up? Is Turpin actually a freakish monster? Seriously, what is up with the Newsboys?

 

Dark Nights: Batman The Dawnbreaker

Batman The Dawnbreaker coverThe origins of the Dark Batmen, the Dark Knights, continues with Batman The Dawnbreaker.  In this issue, a Batman of the Dark Multiverse has a Green Lantern ring.  We have previously seen Batman gain use of the Speed Force (Batman The Red Death) and cybernetic abilities (Batman The Murder Machine).  So, how did the Batman of Earth -32 (negative 32) get a hold of a Green Lantern ring?  Simple, it chose him.

As the mugger kills Bruce Wayne’s parents, young Bruce realizes that he feels nothing.  Not even fear.  It is just a void inside of him.  A Green Lantern ring mistakes this lack of fear as overcoming fear, and selects Bruce Wayne.  Now having possibly the most powerful weapon in the universe, Bruce tries to get revenge on the mugger.  Initially, the ring resists, because it is prohibited from using lethal force.  However, Bruce’s will overpowers the ring, and the void that is within him begins to inhabit the ring.  (more…)

Dark Nights: Green Arrow #32

Green Arrow 32 coverWith the release of Green Arrow #32, the “Gotham Resistance” story line comes to a close.  You can find the previous parts in Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, and Suicide Squad #26.  We last left our heroes as they were trying to escape the Dark Robin, with Croc staying behind to attempt to hold him off.  They were about to be in the Mad Hatter’s realm when Mr. Terrific showed up, bringing fair play back and everything.

Mr. Terrific helps them escape through a portal, and fills them in on nearly everything that has been going on.  He tells them about all of the Dark Batman from the Dark Multiverse.  He tells them about the metal cards that the Batman Who Laughs has been handing out to Batman’s enemies for them to reshape Gotham.  He tells them that he believes their plan is to change the frequency of enough people at Challenger mountain, and this will cause the Earth to cease to exist in this Multiverse and go to the Dark Multiverse.  (more…)