Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bat Books For Beginners 148 - Batman: Hush

We cover the acclaimed story Hush from Batman 608-619. We talk about how this story can be a starting point for jumping into Batman comics, the relationship between Batman and Catwoman, and some story elements that we were not quite sure how they worked.

Also, this is the last Bat Books for Dylan, but John has one more with Tobiah Panshin next month before we hand off the series to the next set of hosts.


Please visit www.thebatmanuniverse.net and check out all the Batman news, comics reviews, and podcasts they have to offer.

Direct link to the episode page: Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 148

Please leave us some feedback on the episode page and we will incorporate it into our next episode.

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back on December 18th with our Star Wars: Rogue One (film) review.

Bat Books For Beginners will be back on December 20th with Gotham Central: Unresolved Targets

Sunday, November 13, 2016

ARP - 61 - Doctor Strange: The Oath

Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin is our topic work for this oversized episode. We are joined by our friend Tobiah Panshin to talk about wizards, magic, the great Steve Ditko, and more.



Talking points
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Night Nurse Film Noir Trope (13:07)

Doctor Strange (43:24)

The relationship between science and magic (59:54)

Final Battle (1:17:15)

Recap pages (1:23:18)

The Elixir (1:25:45)


Our next podcast will be Bat Books For Beginners 148 - Batman: Hush on Tuesday, November 15th. Our next Arc Reactions episode will be Rogue One (film) on December 18th.


We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

ARP - 60 - Doctor Strange (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

John is joined by Cade from View From the Gutters to discuss Doctor Strange from Marvel Studios. Our discussion of the film will contain spoilers for the story, so please go see the movie first and then listen to the episode.



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Our next episode will be ARP - 61 - Doctor Strange: The Oath on November 13th.

We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections.

We are also now on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.

We look forward to hearing from you

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Bat Books For Beginners 147 - Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle

We cover Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle which is an interesting 2-issue mini-series that tells a story where Barbara Gordon and Catwoman team up in a couple different eras. We talk about Catwoman, Carnivora, and Barbara Gordon.



Please visit www.thebatmanuniverse.net and check out all the Batman news, comics reviews, and podcasts they have to offer.

Direct link to the episode page: Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 147

Please leave us some feedback on the episode page and we will incorporate it into our next episode.

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back on November 6th with our Doctor Strange (film) review.

Bat Books For Beginners will be back on November 15th with Batman: Hush

Sunday, October 2, 2016

ARP - 59 - Sweet Tooth 12-17

Welcome to the final episode of Followup Fall for 2016. In this episode, we return to Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire. We talk about the world, the prophecy, the characters and more. This is a truly interesting episode where Dylan and John have very different ideas about the story.



Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Use of the R-word (3:00)
Prophecy as a story telling device (5:02)
The World (11:05)
Jeppard abandoning his son to the dog boys (17:30)


GOOD THINGS
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Gus killing the gator kid in the sewer to protect Wendy (21:38)
Gus' innocence despite this bleak world (28:34)


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As mentioned in the episode
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Sweet Tooth part 1

Our next podcast will be Bat Books For Beginners 147 - Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle on Tuesday, October 18th. Our next Arc Reactions episode will be Dr. Strange (film) on November 6th.


We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bat Books For Beginners 146 - Batman: Dead Reckoning

We cover Batman: Dead Reckoning where a villain from the golden age is re-imagined and returns for revenge on Batman. Check out what we liked about the story and where we found it lacking.



Please visit www.thebatmanuniverse.net and check out all the Batman news, comics reviews, and podcasts they have to offer.

Direct link to the episode page: Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 146

Please leave us some feedback on the episode page and we will incorporate it into our next episode.

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back on October 2nd with Sweet Tooth part 2.

Bat Books For Beginners will be back on October 18th with Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle

Sunday, September 4, 2016

ARP - 58 - Parallax Saga

We continue our Followup Fall series with Parallax Saga. This story follows on the heels of the Death and Return of Superman story that we covered in 2014. We discuss Parallax, Kyle Rayner, women in refrigerators and more with special guest Cade from View From the Gutters.



Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Women in Refrigerators (8:19)
Rise of Parallax (14:29)
Execution of the story (21:24)
The Guardians (42:44)


GOOD THINGS
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Hal Building Coast City as a Construct (48:12)
Kyle Rayner, the Greatest American Green Lantern (54:38)


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ARP-58-ParallaxSaga.mp3


As mentioned in the episode
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Death of Superman
Reign of the Supermen

Our next podcast will be Bat Books For Beginners 146 - Batman: Dead Reckoning on Tuesday, September 20th. Our next Arc Reactions episode will be Sweet Tooth 12-17 on October 2nd.


We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have and subscribe to us on your favorite platform: