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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    Pt 3 from Daryll B.'s The Grindhouse-The Nerdgate Tapes






    So Part 3 begins with my TV roundup...

    Before I get in, if you haven't seen Daredevil Season 2 yet, what are you waiting for? Punisher, Elektra, Foggy, Karen, Claire, Mobsters, Ninjas, Stick, Motorcycle Gangs, Hell's Kitchen, and of course, Daredevil. If you are Matt Murdock fan and have Netflix, you need to jump on this and find out what everyone is talking about.

    I liked the Supergirl/Flash "crossover" but I couldn't LOVE it and again it has to do with the WB Film side. So the Grant Gustin Flash is now in a completely different dimension than Melissa Benoist's Supergirl? WEAK SAUCE! That kind of took me out of the episode with the realization that a) no interaction between the supporting characters (unless we go total crisis) b) this was done to protect the film version and c) this limits the chances of an S character within Flash's dimension because WB will balk at it. Flash also looked way too amateurish and got punked. However, Finn being the giddy geek and the obvious chemistry between Gustin and Benoist make this a must watch.

    Speaking of Flash, the time travel episode was well done as was Wells/Thawne's ability to see right through the deception. Now, time wraiths? I would think that would have been hokey...if not I have been conditioned by years of Doctor Who watching. Now is Barry ready for Zoom? Time will tell...(sorry couldn't resist..)

    And as I talk time travel, nice to see Legends of Tomorrow not shy away from the issues of characters stranded in time. Sure the Sara issue wrapped up a little too tidy but the entanglements of being on a world 2 years before being "rescued"? The emotional ties? Nice to see that they explored that a bit wit Shiera and Ray. Now the Chronos thing? Yeah I call B.S. but at least Vanishing Point got name dropped...

    Agents of SHIELD came off a great goodbye episode for Bobbi and Hunter with a clunker involving The Watchdogs. Now they weren't actually the problem since it provides another foil for the team. My problem is with the portrayal of Mack's Brother. How annoying and gullible could one person be? Then to get mad because you got suckered? Lame.

    Self-replicating robot bees? You create self replicating robot bees but still need Curtis' little spinal machine that helps Felicity walk? Um Arrow? We need to check your science here a bit. On the bright side, I think Curtis has taken a couple of steps forward to Mr. Terrific status AND I would also totally geek out as he did...

    There are parts of Avengers Assemble that occasionally make me forget my distaste for its current direction. The Thunderbolts/Masters of Evil last couple of episodes definitely fall into that. Totally geeked out seeing Songbird and Atlas being animated....

    While I am on an animation kick, props to this season of Venture Bros but damn! Gone WAY too soon! Here's hoping it doesn't take 14 months+ for its return.

    GO SEE JUSTICE LEAGUE VS TEEN TITANS "T" FANS!!!! In depth review next week....

    With the Hidden One's emergence into the lives of our heroes, Sleepy Hollow has definitely gotten a jump in excitement...but we all know that we are going to need bodybags soon right? No way everyone is making it through the year alive...

    Kicking myself in the a$$ because I forgot to set DVR to tape Wynonna Earp but it gave me a chance to binge watch the last 3 episodes of Lost Girl and I have to thank the crew, actors and actresses. Even though I fell out of love for the show earlier in the season, the last 3 shows reminded me why I fell in love in the first place. Bringing back Kenzie was a stroke of genius AND perfect closure...'cept I wanted to get Hale back too. *raises glass of milk* Thanks LG for the great entertainment!

    BOOKS!

    Drax, Terrax, and a Killer Robot vs an enraged Fin Fang Foom for everything in Drax #5 by Cullen Bunn, CM Punk, and Scott Hepburn. Fight definitely went where I didn't think it would go as all participants show a multitude of emotions. Bunn and Punk wrote the hell out of this one and it is easily the best issue of the series to date!

    Lunella pines while the prehistoric punks rip things up in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #5 by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustos. Just wait until you see exactly where the government imprisons Devil Dinosaur and on top of everything else, a certain cloud makes its presence felt again.

    How to keep a secret identity secret? Faith struggles with that in Faith #3 by Jody Houser, Marguerite Sauvage, and Francis Portela. The alien forces step up their plans as co-workers and loved ones are now in serious trouble. Meanwhile, you see the first question? Yeah that comes into play bigtime...

    OK so Captain America and Winter Soldier enter Pleasant Hill in Sam Wilson, Captain America #7 by Nick Spencer, Angel Unzueta, Matt Yackey, and Daniel Acuna and find themselves in a couple of sticky situations. Meanwhile, Steve Rogers attempts to get help for a fellow prisoner and we all have to keep eyes on the little girl and the priest! In the 2nd Story by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, a PR Firm tries to "help" Captain America's image with suggestions. The 3rd Story by Tim Sale is a great wordless affair as Cap takes on Hydra alone. And to close things out in the 4th Story by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins, a little reminder about why Steve Rogers is an endearing character.

    Avatar The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Pt 3 by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihuru concludes the Fire Nation/Kemurikage saga as we have not just 1 but 2 fateful meetings, an explanation for the "cold hands" is revealed in 2 different ways. This series is just awesome and helps my longing for the animated series...

    A whole lot goes on within Secret Six Volume 3: Cat's Cradle by Gail Simone, John Ostrander, Jim Calafiore, Peter Nguyen, R.B. Silva, Doug Hazelwood, Mark McKenna, and Alexandre Palamaro. Blackest Night crossover with the Suicide Squad means a lot of bodies; Catman's child with Cheshire gets kidnapped; Black Alice decides the Six would be cool to join AND falls for one of the members; Team gets "chosen" for a game of survival BUT the highlight of the series continues to be the chemistry and dark humor of the Six. Here's hoping the Suicide Squad has 1/10th of the characterization that Simone puts into each issue...

    Thx for reading folks! Until Next Time, Keep Fantasizing!
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