Super Hero Speak – #331: Dissecting Batman

This week the guys discuss and debate who Batman is and who he should be. Plus they try to decide if Rorschach from Watchmen is a hero or not. Plus the bring you nerd news, their reaction to the finale Rise of Skywalker trailer and an interview with writer/actor/producer Chris Jaymes! Plus with so much more, please sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Arc Reactions – 18 – Watchmen Part 3

We take our final look deep into the classic tale of The Watchmen from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. We had a blast researching and talking about this in depth tale. Join us for a double length episode as we try to cover the rest of our talking points.

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Talking points
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Sub-plots and did they add to the story for you (0:30)

Very much a cold war era book (25:55)

Philosophical question: Who makes the world? (Issue 4) (46:48)

Is this comic ‘adult’ for the sake of being ‘adult’? (58:40)

Watchmen is credited with starting several things (1:14:50)

 

Character study
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Orig. Silk Spectre (1:20:00)

Silk Spectre II (1:22:27)

Doctor Manhattan (1:25:20)

Night Owl (1:30:22)

Rorschach (1:34:31)

Ozymandias (1:41:05)

Fate of Hooded Justice and Cap Metro (1:51:46)

Daniel and Hollis discussing their times as Night Owl (1:54:19)

 

 

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Our next podcast will be on May 25th and we will be covering Days of Future Past.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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ARP – 17 – Watchmen Part 2

We dive into the deep end of dissecting the classic story The Watchmen by Alan Moore. Please listen to part 1 first so you get the summary of the story as we started right where we left off last time. There will not be live tweeting this week as I will be out of town and cannot guarantee that I will be near a computer.

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Talking points

 

BAD THINGS
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Gibbons on the plot of Watchmen (0:29)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Technology (3:40)

Real superheroes drove people to want Pirate comics (6:09)

Deterioration over time (7:53)

The use of cancer as a scary thing (13:39)

Non-linear storytelling (16:24)

Supplemental materials (19:37)

What happens after Watchmen? (24:20)

 

MORE DISCUSSION
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Overall (58:49)
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Our next podcast will be our review of The Amazing Spider-man 2 on May 4th.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

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ARP – 16 – Watchmen Part 1

Dylan and John tackle the classic DC Comics story by Alan Moore. Join them on this 3-part journey into the nooks and crannies of this deep story. In this episode we cover the interesting facts and historical references contained within the text and images. We had a blast researching and thinking about this story.

 

 

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Our next podcast will be April 27th and we will be releasing Part 2 of Watchmen.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

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Comics on Comics Episode 13: Len Wein

Comics on Comics launches its blockbuster second season with a mind-blowing Watchmen-themed episode!

 

Coming to you from Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, host Juan-Manuel Rocha welcomes comic book legend and original Watchmen editor Len Wein along with comedians Steve Marmel (The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, Sonny With a Chance), Sax Carr (UCB’s Tournament of Nerds, Comics on Comics Radio), Graham Elwood (ComedyFilmNerds.com, The Sarah Silverman Program) and pop guru Bob Peterson (CC2K) to discuss the book’s cultural impact and social significance, the controversial movie adaptation, the Watchmen video game and the story within the story, Tales of the Black Freighter.

 

Additionally, Len Wein gives us an inside look at the making of the original comic book and offers his take on Alan Moore and the original ending…

 

You can watch a larger version of this episode online here.

 

Medium and high quality downloads of this episode and all of our previous episodes are available on iTunes.

 

Or you can watch all of our Video episodes online here.

 

 

Shortly after this episode was recorded, Len Wein and his family lost their house and possessions in a fire. Insurance is covering the loss of their home and the comics community is banding together to help Len Wein replace his comic collection.

 

If you want to help Len out, please visit http://www.povonline.com/weinproject.htm