Month: November 2017

Podicus Wrecks #66 – Table top joys and frustrations part 6

This week, Anthony and Scotty join J. R. to discuss their experiences playing the table top games Rayguns & Rocketships and Betrayal at Baulder’s Gate. There are also a spoiler filled discussion regarding Justice League and Murder On the Orient Express.


Thoughts on Doomsday Clock #1

Doomsday clock 1 coverReady or not, DC has started a Watchmen sequel.  Since “the button” was found in the Batcave at the end of DC Universe Rebirth, we knew that at least Dr. Manahattan was going to play a larger role within the DC Universe.  So here we are.  The first issue of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock is here, and it is a pretty fantastic start.

The job of a first issue in a series to set up the world the story exists in, and introduce the characters.  It is a pretty simple thing, but can easily go off the rails if the writer tries to do too much with this setup.  Here, Johns keeps things interestingly simple.   Spoilers ahead.  (more…)

Thor: Ragnarok review

Thor Ragnarok posterLet me start by saying that I may be one of the few people that enjoyed Thor: The Dark World. No, I do not think it is a very good movie, but I liked the interplay between Thor and Loki. The supporting characters, like Jane and Darcy, were fun to have around. The movies had a message about improving yourself and being worthy of the great honor that has been handed down to you. And they were not bad movies. Both Thor and Thor: The Dark World were positively reviewed. But, Marvel decided to director Taika Waititi and writers Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Chris Yost change things up with Thor: Ragnarok. While I did enjoy the movie, I am not completely on board with all the changes. Major spoilers below.  (more…)

Review: “Justice League”

Some minor and mild spoilers below.

I watched this movie as a fan. I’m by no means a comic book historian or expert; I’m only read maybe 20 issues of anything. I know most of the back stories of the major protagonists and a little bit of Steppenwolf’s history. So, you won’t see any grumbling about how this character wasn’t like the books or how Steppenwolf was apparently different from his comic incarnation. I watched the movie as a fan.

What I watched was a very entertaining, pretty good movie.

For the rest of the review, go to my page, HERE.

Podicus Wrecks #64 – JLA Tower of Babel

With Justice League coming out this weekend, we thought we would discuss a Justice League story.  We picked Mark Waid’s Tower of Babel.  This story appeared in JLA 43-46, with the trade including some other issues, including a weird story about sentient bacteria.  So, enjoy this story that may have cemented the calculating, distrusting Batman.