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Post regarding TV series or cartoons based on comic book characters.

Black Lightning trailer

Honestly, I had forgotten that this was in development.  But now that I’ve seen the trailer, I am greatly looking forward to this.  At first, I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t want to make this a part of the larger Arrowverse, but now I get it.  They have a contained story that they want to tell, and putting it in the larger universe will muddy the waters a bit.  Besides, they’ve established the Multiverse.  It would be incredibly easy if they ever wanted to in the future to just say that Black Lightning is on another Earth.

Podicus Wrecks #34 – Random Grab Bag of Topics

In this episode, Anthony and J. R. have a somewhat random group of topics. They are talking about some things they like and dislike regarding movies and tv shows. Sometimes those opinions follow the norms, sometimes they don’t. They also discuss our thoughts regarding blog entries we right. And Jacob’s “Better Know an X-Man” features the Stepford Cuckoos.

Podicus Wrecks #27 – Let’s get animated

In this episode, we get animated. Well, there’s no video, so we’re not technically animated. But we are discussing some things that are animated. We talk briefly about our favorite childhood cartoons, and then have a discussion about a couple DC Comics Animated movies: Justice League Dark and Batman Assault on Arkham.

Riverdale Pilot Review

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Let me start out by saying that I have never, ever read an Archie comic book before.  I have no idea what is contained within those pages.  I was always under the impression that Archie was a pretty lighthearted series, but have not seen any real evidence of that.  Sure, I am aware of the characters.  Could easily recognize them as they debuted in the show, but did not have any base of characterization to judge what I was seeing.

Adding to this lack of knowledge about the source material, I did not watch any previews for Riverdale.  So, I really had no idea what I was in for when I started this episode.  I give this info because I think context is important with reviews.  Someone that is an avid Archie fan may have a different opinion about this episode than myself.  But for myself, I was pretty surprised by what I saw.  Spoilers ahead.  (more…)

Podicus Wrecks #20 – How We Want Stories to Start

In this episode, we discuss what we look for when we start a story, be a book, television, comic, or movie series. We specifically discuss the recently released Hawkeye #1, having Anthony take a look at it since he has never read a Hawkeye comic before and has no idea who Kate Bishop is.  We also do a little bit of year end wrap up, and something we’re looking forward to in 2017.