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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…)

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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?

 

Podicus Wrecks #59 – The Death of Superman

With the 25th anniversary of “The Death of Superman” story line approaching, we thought we would share our thoughts on that event. Find out what happens when a character created solely to kill Superman fights Superman. Does a JLA that includes Bloodwynd and Guy Gardner stand a chance against Doomsday? Who is Lex Luthor Jr. and why does he have red hair? Is there a correct way to kill characters? How should big story points be marketed? What in the world is going on with the DC movies? Those questions and more are answered within this episode.

Podicus Wrecks #41 – John Byrne’s The Man of Steel

In this episode we take a look at John Byrne’s The Man of Steel mini-series.  This mini-series, was DC Comics’ effort to reboot and simplify Superman after the Multiverse condensing story, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and stood as the cornerstone of Superman stories for almost 20 years.  Also, this week’s “Better Know an X-Man” features Xorn 2.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition review

Batman_v_Superman_posterWhen the wife and I initially saw the movie in theaters, we both enjoyed yet.  Yes, I understood problems people had with the movie, but they were not problems for me.  Due to some life issues, I was delayed in writing a review for that version of the film, and when they announced the Ultimate Edition, I just decided to wait for it.  So, I bought the Ultimate Edition on blu-ray, and watched it with a friend that had not seen it in theaters.

As we’re watching the movie, every now and then I’d point out some scenes that weren’t in the theatrical release.  And as we got further along in the movie, these “extra” scenes actually started to upset me.  I wasn’t upset that I was watching an even longer version of this movie with unnecessary fluff scenes added back in.  No, I was upset because these were scenes that had no business being cut out of the movie in the first place.

These scenes would have greatly helped the story to those that complained that the story didn’t make sense.  Well, in this extra 30 minutes, the story does make sense.  There are entire sub-plots that are vital to leading us to the point where Batman and Superman would be fighting.  Spoilers after the break. (more…)