02/02: Episode #11 - Existential Crises and You
The Bispectacult - Episode #11 - Existential Crises and You
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So we are back. Again. I know, the schtick is getting old, but we have a few presents for you this time around: We broke a few laws, gab about movies (mainly Cloverfield) and talk about comics as usual. Dafna talks about her trip to Japan, and the comic convention (Comiket) she attended and the massive amounts of doujinshi ingested; as well as her ill-fated trip to Star Trek: The Tour which leads to an unfortunate rendition of the Enterprise theme song at Kid Chris' urging (the ass). Kid Chris says some terribly untrue things about the kind-hearted, deeply intelligent and hopefully infinitely forgiving Ian Brill and then we complete our geek trifecta with a snooty dismissal the JLA movie before its even cast.
Welcome to The Bispectault, we try and that's what counts...right? Right?
Top Picks for December 5, 2007:
Kid Chris- Wolverine Origins, Teen Titans Lost Annual #1, The Twelve #1
Dafna - Robin #170, Teen Titans Lost Annual #1, Checkmate #22
We're a little behind on the news so we'll just give a little rundown on what was discussed:
Chuck Dixon on his return to 'Robin' - Dafna's happy like a kosher pig in muck, Kid Chris is indifferent, but come on people, for all of his moral faults, Chuck does good Robin voice, okay?
The Rawking Refuses to Stop - Dave Greenwald, a mutual friend of Dafna and Chris, certainly doesn't need any hits from our blog, but it's time we show him a little love. So many Daves, so little time.
Two takes on 'The Twelve' as the 'Watchmen' - While we disagreed that The Twelve is directly inspired by Watchmen, others didn't feel the same. While superhero deconstructionist stories will all, one one level or another, seem to be directly inspired by Moore's work, I think it stems more from the fact that Moore popularized the exercise then direct inspiration. That, and lets be honest, superhero deconstruction is hardly ever going to be original or new, as much as I love the genre. Or at least that's what I tried to say on the 'cast and probably failed, miserably.
Cloverfield as 9/11 - a nice write-up of the supposed hysteria.
Pris vs. Smallville's Black Canary - we all win, I think.
Captain Dafna to you, asshole - yeah, I paid good money for that experience, do you want to front?
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