Jimmy attended the press room for Lego DC Super Villains and chatted with Arthur Parsons (Head of Design, TT Games), Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman), Julie Nathanson (voice Silver Banshee), Fred Tatasciore (voice of Solomon Grundy, Clayface, Black Adam, Killer Croc), Ames Kirshen (VP, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Justin Ramsden (Designer, Super Heroes, The LEGO Group). What villains are in the game? Any surprise appearances? How did the game come about? Tune in the find out! No regular format show over the next few weeks. Just the awesome and massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Announcing the Everything Blows Iron Man Fanart Contest! Ross and Nick are giving away 40 issues starring the Armored Avenger… Iron Man #281-318 and annuals. Enter the contest by designing your own Iron Man armor and posting a link to it here in the comments. Entry deadline is Monday, January 20th. The winner will be announced on the next episode.
We begin the episode with a review of last summer’s Iron Man 3. Kelly and Ross dig the film, finding it surprisingly strong compared to Iron Man 2. But Nick is indifferent to it and decides that he’s done watching new big budget action movies.
However, Nick is not indifferent to the depiction of District 11 in The Hunger Games, which inspires a passionate debate regarding Suzanne Collins’s use of African-American culture and history to establish thematic touchstones and metaphors in the book. Kelly offers a compelling defense of the depiction, Nick gets hyperbolic with his attack, and Ross agrees with everybody.
The conversation shifts to Kelly’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign for her new novel, Storykiller. We discuss a conundrum she’s facing with her incentive levels — the book is going to be a hardcover that’ll require a pledge of around $35 bucks to get it. Are there people who’ll demand a softcover version? Will this price leave more frugal backers out in the cold? Or will those people be fine with a digital version of the book and some small schwag?
DC comics published Knightfall in 1993 in Batman and Detective Comics. This story is one of the most famous Batman stories and we were excited to read and discuss this. In this episode, we talk about the key players (Batman, Bane, Robin, and Azrael) as well as the choices the writers made in telling the story.
Malevolent Maniaxe (17:15)
Filler issues (20:20)
Bat-vehicle designs (22:15)
exotic car art (24:50)
Clayface story (27:01)
Batman attracts insane criminals (30:10)
Abbatoir’s Death (36:19)
Corrosive Man (44:10)
Dr. Kinsolving (51:15)
Tim Drake (56:33)
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