Episode 222: Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs Bane, Dream Police 1, Amazing Spider-Man, Rai, Hulk 2, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie!

Johnny Destructo, Matt Adler, Ambush Bug and Optimous Douche review this week’s books: Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs Bane 1, Dream Police 1, Amazing Spider-Man 1, Rai 1,Hulk 2, as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie!

Here are the time stamps, since we tend to ramble:
email 1 – 01:46
email 2 – 04:44
Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs Bane 1 (Peter J. Tomasi, Scot Eaton) – 08:30
Dream Police 1 (J. Michael Straczynski, Sid Kotian) – 16:37
Amazing Spider-Man 1 (Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos) – 24:23
Rai 1 (Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain) – 33:22
Hulk 2 (Mark Waid, Mark Bagley) – 40:04
ANNNND: Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx) – 45:50

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9 Comments to “Episode 222: Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs Bane, Dream Police 1, Amazing Spider-Man, Rai, Hulk 2, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie!”

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  1. Yorgo says:

    I know everyone is blaming David Finch here but Geoff Johns but he’s not doing anything new in Forever Evil that he didn’t do back during his Green Lantern run. He would drag things out, everything would finish at weird moments and it would just be setting up a new crossover at the end. I think the problem is that we’re all a lot more aware of his faults now. It’s not a mysterious plot point. It’s just bad writing or maybe tired writing. It’s sort of like how it didn’t make sense for Jeph Loeb to do TV work and comics work at the same time. John might be in that position now.

    Also, Tomasi should be fine. He’s like Tony Bedard or Keith Giffen in that he’s a solid guy that you need to keep a company running unlike celebrity writers that get by on name regardless of quality.

  2. Tigger11 says:

    In answer to what Bug said Felicity Jones is playing Felicia Hardy ie the Black Cat. Also I think the Sinister Six for next films is pretty simple, its Dr Octopus, Vulture, Green Goblin, Electro, Rhino & the Lizard. Thats part of the problem with having Dr Octopus and Vultures items being made by Oscorp, we arent going to get alot of back story on the villians, The Gentlemen is putting together the Sinister 6, and we saw him looking at the final 3 costumes, one of which (Rhino) we saw in action at the end of the movie. In the comics Doc Ock and the Vulture designed and built their amazing costumes, in the movie version they are going to be thugs in Oscorp suits, not really the same as Otto Octavious or Adrian Toomes of the comics who invented their alter egos devices.

  3. def says:

    I pretty much agreed with all you guys’ points on Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it seems the good was more important than the bad for you except Matt (who is so often the voice of reason).

    The action really did look good, the acting was generally good, but the story was just rushed and hollow, leaving me unsatisfied. I thought Electro was a Schumacher style villain transplanted to the 2010’s. If it was in Burton’s Batman, it would have worked pretty well. That soundtrack though… ugh, it seemed like a 14 year olds version of cool, with its twitchy whispering.

    Anyway, I will watch it again for the action shots (and Spider-Man helping that bullied kid), but it’s really at the Spider-Man 3 level for me; a little right drowning in wrong. A solid B- film. With just a little script help, it could have been an A. But Sony doesn’t seem to have a single person related to the comics field on its payroll. Webb seems to have resigned himself, he’ll do his contractually obligated third one, and he’s out. But I can’t see the problems getting any better while Sony tries to prop up a Spider-verse franchise.

    It’s good to hear someone liked it though.

  4. Andy says:

    That’s the train scene from Spider-Man 2. It is the quintessential distillation of the Spider-Man story. The stuff that relates to the human condition, the stuff people write essays on, the stuff that makes the character endure. The “Amazing” franchise has never gotten close to this moment. I have no idea how improved CGI and twitchy romance between Garfield and Stone could make JD choose ASM 2 over it.

  5. Tigger11 says:


    If you can run by JDs shop tomorrow early and take him some valium or blood pressure medicine or downers, otherwise he is liable to stroke out when he reads the end of Miles Morales tomorrow. You have been warned.

  6. I’ll go stick my wallet in my mouth so he doesn’t swallow his tongue…or maybe my penis.

  7. jaydee says:

    Andy: see, you call the romance between Gwen and Peter twitchy, I call it the best thing about ALL of the spidey movies. I thought the actors did a fantastic job of making me believe them, scores better than the previous “romance” in the Raimi films. Watching MJ and Peter in those movies hurts me.

    I do love that Spidey Train sequence though, it’s tops. Until of course, the Jesus Christ-like crowd-surfing thing.

  8. jaydee says:

    Tigger: TOO LATE! I already had read it on Tuesday and had a thousand tiny heart attacks. Thanks for the heads-up though!

  9. RolandDeschain says:

    “I do love that Spidey Train sequence though, it’s tops. Until of course, the Jesus Christ-like crowd-surfing thing.”

    Heh, I read that totally wrong. I don’t remember Spidey getting a Train run on him in any of the movies…but it would have added a lot more depth to the first 3 Spidey Movies.

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