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Floppy Copy – Dark Destiny

Ladies and gentlemen, The Grand Doyale has turned on the weekly Floppy Copy sign. If you haven’t already done so, please stow your overly opinionated bullshit underneath the seat in front of you or in an overhead bin. Only room for my overly opinionated bullshit round these parts, know what I mean? Please turn your laptops, tablets and desktop computing devices to full shiny mode. Also make sure your gaming computer chairs and lazyboy recliner backs are in their full and upright position.

If you are seated next to an emergency exit, catch me outside. please read your Floppy and any Previews special catalog located by your seat. If you do not wish to read said Copy of the Floppy described in the event of an emergency, please ask your local John, at Hall of Justice Comics to add something new and special to your pull just for you!
If you have any questions about our Floppy today, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our Internet attendants. (That;s Juan)  Thank you.”
That’s right TOTLB listeners… and hopefully supporters. Its the end of another week, and by that measure we must set our scales of truth, justice, and comic book judgery to maximum warp! So buckle up butter cup, and knuckle down charlie brown as we are all set and ready to take a look at DC’s Trinity, “Dark Destiny” Issues # 12-15.
This arc, had pretty much everything I like, and yet still kinda fell short by my reckoning. Not by much and overall the run was not bad, but that’s kind of the point to my frustration you know? I hate describing Comics with sentiments such as not bad, or pretty good, sorta kinda all right… you get the picture. I mean face value here these four issues should kick ass! You got your main Trinity in Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, your story based ringers Constantine, Deadman, and Zatanna all coming together to face off against a Demonically Possessed Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro. All of them possessed, and by such powerful evil as to completely overcome Zatanna and Deadman drawing Constantine into a magical showdown with a couple immortal badasses in Ra’s al Ghul, and Circe, only to have Batman figure everything out as our  friendly neighborhood Hellblazer plays the distraction, now I wont go to far into the story here as to avoid spoilers and such.
But Whatcha doing DC, come on now buddy, you done got your main 3 amigos dealing in something in which they are not familiar and frankly their failing, and how. Superman literally Gets possessed and we spend an entire comic building the idea that Supes always holds back he never unleashes his full power on even his most powerful foes, but that is all at an end now. We Gotta baby on board and with Clark playing host to beelzebub overhear surly we are in for some all powerful badass demon possessed Superman action; am I right??? Wrong he pretty much does nothing. And why bring in problem specific characters to get wrecked an then overshadowed by Batman… because Science! thats right and pretty much a quote straight outta  issue #14 I believe.

So much wasted potential in my opinion, 3 out of 5 Marthas here and thats being a bit generous.  I feel like Rick from Pawn Stars on this one. Offering you less than half your asking price for a beloved item or treasure while simultaneously assuring you that I think the offer is fair. the subject matter/ characters keep me invested through I will give DC that.
Honestly Dark Destiny is just a so/so story, and the creative teams inability to step off the ride that is full on Batman Erection for something more plot driven or perhaps something more inline with why Deadman, Constantine, and Zatanna are in this run of Trinity at all. But perhaps I judge to harshly, please feel free to comment right here as well as any thoughts and/or suggestions you may have for future Floppys do you Copy?

TOTLB 054 The Bell Clappers

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Hello everyone!! The 54th episode of the Thinking Outside the Long Box podcast, comes to you directly from the amazing Gabe’s basement!
We obviously bring you the best in news! We talk a little bit about Chris Hunt, who at the last show was nominated for a couple of IGN awards, and won best graphic novel during the recording of this episode! We talk a little bit about Constantine being picked up by CW Seed. Good idea? Bad idea?  Gabe and Juan come to the realization that the live action Justice League Dark is still in the works, and Jon schools them on that! On top of the entertainment news, Gabe also tells us about a terrible spill that he took on the ice! I promise, you’ll want to hear the story, and see what he hurt!
Our pick for this recording’s #popcultureclassic is the 1982, Wes Craven film, Swamp Thing! Of course there are 2 hosts who absolutely love this movie, and 1 host who is pretty indifferent to the movie! Listen, and you’ll find out who is on what side of the fence!! I’ll give you a hint, the two older men are the ones who absolutely love this movie!! The reason is because they are old, and love old things!! You’ll also hear the announcement of the next #popcultureclassic, which is fitting for the times that we are in!
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