Bloodbath2 Podcast Critiquing art, narrative and culture

After a brief look at the problems going on with Destiny 2, the BB2P crew tries out a new format for the show where each host presents one good and one bad thing to discuss

Destiny 2 00:00 - 20:15

tangents; writing for video games, cinema technique in cut scenes, Alan Wake, Neil Breen movies, Fallout 4 shenanigans.

New Format 20:15 - 21:45

American Gods VS Hannibal 21:45 - 1:25:14

tangents; Bryan Fuller's strengths and weaknesses, Terry Pratchet and Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, the Sandman comic, mythological comics, most comics suck, Strange Creatures, Romulus, Wicked and Divine, fantasy genre in comics books, Tolkien sucks, 2000 AD Kingmaker, Saga, Once, the Rise of the cult of Disney, American racism in the works of Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, the dark dirty secret of the Moore/Morrison feud, Mark Millar, the nonsexiness of Benedict Cumberbatch and Mads Mikkelsen, Stanley Kubrick's POV and character use, why people don't get Eyes Wide Shut.

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary theatrical re-release 1:25:14 - 2:02:45

tangents; Spielberg as a film maker, the underrated side of Tom Cruise, a brief history of J. Allen Hynek, Danzig art instillation, Joseph Conrad in light of JG Ballard.

Marvel's Secret Empire VS DC's Metal 2:02:45 -

tangents; the qabalah and the DC Multiverse, the stakes of changing long running superheroes, the plague that is Batman, Tom King's Batman and Mr Miracle, deconstruction and the New Heroics in comic books 

 

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Do you bleed? Well, our eyes did. 

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We start with a tribute to the late Gunnar Hansen, the actor who first played Leatherface and a cultural look at the paradigm shift with 1970s horror films. We then take a look at the comic book releases for 11/4/2015 and talk about our first "Picks of the Week" for DC, Marvel, Image and the indies.

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The Bloodbath crew speculates heavily on the upcoming movies Superman V Batman; Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. As usual we have tangents galore including Wonder Woman publishing history, The Hiketea (WW story), A League of One (WW story), Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Rucka's run on Detective Comics, Big Barda and Scott Free as examples of gender reversal, violence in comics, Slam Bradley, JM DeMatteis's run on The Spectre, Superheros as enforcers of the Industrial/Military Complex status quo and MORE!

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