Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dave Talks Comics - Episode 13

01:50 Namor 10-12: The Invaders Fight Again!

18:10 What I Bought: Capital Associates Comic Show

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Dave Talks Comics - Episode 12

02:21 All-Star Squadron 25

13:14 All-Star Squadron 26

Run Time 27:06

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dave Talks Comics - Episode 11

01:33 - Namor 8-9
12:04 - Warlock 1
23:24 - Scalped Vol. 6

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dave Talks Comics - Episode 9

02:50 - All-Star Squadron (Background Information)
10:35 - All-Star Squadron 21-22
27:20 - Namor 6-7
37:55 - Bulletproof Chicken - click here to purchase and see a preview of the first couple pages

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dave Talks Comics and Cartoons - Episode 8

02:14 - Cloak and Dagger

06:22 - Justice League: A Better World

12:31 - All-Star Squadron 19-20

19:55 - Namor 1-5

30:46 - Justice League: The Terror Beyond

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dave Talks Comics and Cartoons - Episode 3

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  1. Comic Book Conventions
  2. Stuff I read: Quantum & Woody 1-4
  3. Stuff I read: Krypton Chronicles 1-3
  4. Stuff I read: Marvel Two-in-One 7
  5. Stuff I Watched: Justice League: Hereafter

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dave Talks Comics and Cartoons - Episode 2

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  1. Stuff I want to read: Cloak and Dagger
  2. Stuff I'm reading: Fury Max
  3. Stuff I read: Detective 601-614
  4. Stuff I read: Black Widow - Web of Intrigue
  5. Stuff I watched: Justice League - Tabula Rasa

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dave Talks Comics and Cartoons - Episode 1


I’ve decided to take a swing at podcasting. There’s just one episode so far but I have already started to record content for the next one.

The first episode is a little under a half-hour long. Most of the comics I talk about are old, the cartoons are more recent but not exactly brand new.

Here’s a preview of what I discuss:
  • All-Star Squadron Annual 1
  • Ambush Bug Mini-Series
  • Captain America & the Falcon v3: The Swine
  • The Falcon Limited Series
  • Tintin: The Black Island
  • Adventure Time
  • Batman Beyond
  • Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Dark Knight Rises

I finally got around to watching the third movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. I am not a big fan of the first two films. They are too long and complicated to satisfy my tastes. This one was no different in those respects.

I watched it over three consecutive nights. I watched 40 minutes the first night, 40 minutes the second night, and the remaining 85 minutes on the third night. I liked what I saw on the first night but after the second night I wasn't as optimistic about what my overall judgement if the would be. The third night confirmed my feelings from the second.

The best thing in the movie was Anne Hathaway. I thought she did a great job in the role of Selina Kyle, I don't remember them referring to her as Catwoman at any point in the movie. Both as adversary and then ally of Bruce Wayne and Batman she added something to every scene she was in.

The only other thing that I really liked about the movie were the little moments that occurred here and there. Some of them were nods to the comic book history of Batman, others were character moments that helped to flesh out the people and relationships that existed on the story.

My biggest problem with the movie is that it doesn't feel like a Batman or superhero story to me. What it feels like is an action/adventure story. The main character is named Batman but it feels like a story that wasn't written with the Batman in mind. It doesn't feel like an Elseworlds story where the writer takes an existing character of situation and changes them or the situation they are in somehow. Rather it feels like they slapped Batman's name on a story that wasn't written with him in mind. He doesn't remind me of the Batman that I grew up reading or the one from the cartoons or the Tim Burton films.

Quite often the action scenes felt very generic. Batman, Bane, Selina Kyle, etc. (characters I am familiar with from the comic books) were in them but it felt as if they could have been be easily swapped out for some other no-name action story archetypes with out missing a beat or changing anything.

I really wanted to enjoy this movie more than I did.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2013

I went to two stores today. Both had sales, one had big name comic book creators. Guess which one was mobbed and had a block-long line just to get in the store? Guess which one I didn't get in to?

Store #1: Third Eye Comics (Annapolis, MD) - I had heard of but never been to this store before today. The line to get in the place was incredibly long and was barely moving. As I was walking past the front door towards the end of the line I saw that they were closely regulating how many people they would allow in the store at a time. I waited for five minutes at the end of the line before deciding I would rather be at a less crowded store.

Store #2: Barbarian Comics (Wheaton, MD) - The atmosphere was considerably more subdued at this store. There were no comic book artists or writers to meet and there was no line to get in the store. It was a little busier than usual but for the most part I had no difficulty moving around the store. I can only imagine what it must have been like inside Third Eye Comics.

My Dalek t-shirt sparked Doctor Who talk with the owners. We basically agreed to disagree as to who was the best Doctor from the new series. I prefer David Tennant and don't care for the Matt Smith era. I characterize it that way because the person on the show who really brings the show down is Amy Pond.

I wanted to buy Scalped Vol. 6. They didn't have it in stock so I asked them to order it for me. I looked around for a long time before I found something else on my short list of books to read: The Spirit Vol. 2 by Darwyn Cooke. All trades were 20% off. I considered also buying Powers Vol. 14: Gods, but decided one book was enough.