In this episode we're joined by film critic for the Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh, to talk about what is probably our least favorite scene in the film. Superman is called to testify before Congress on his involvement in the desert of Nairomi. Instead of being a grandly inspirational "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" moment, the hearing is interrupted by a horrifying explosion before Superman can even utter a word. This scene demoralized us so much that it was difficult to get through the rest of the film.
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Lois is back on the trail of the mysterious bullet, as she meets with Secretary Swanwick in DC. Senator Finch gives a press conference. Lex Luthor stares at some Kryptonite. Clark visits his Earth mom. Kahina Ziri rides the bus. And to close out this episode, Lois visits Secretary Swanwick again. Also, we talk about some of the listener feedback we've been getting. Apparently, some people aren't too happy that this podcast exists.
Our guest this week is fellow podcaster Josh Stolte, co-host of Scarlet Velocity, about the The Flash TV show, Green Justice, a podcast about the Arrow TV show, as well as other comic book and geek-related podcasts.
Josh is joining us to talk about the Batmobile chase scene and the first on-screen face to face meeting between The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight. Did it live up to our expectations?
We're joined by Professor of Film Studies at Arizona State University, Jeremy Carr. While not a huge comic book fan, Jeremy is a film buff, and as a standalone film, he kinda liked it.
We're talking about the scene in which Bruce tells Alfred that he has decided to kill Superman, as well as the scene where Clark Kent meets the dead inmate's baby mama. Both of these scenes are the moments that cement the central conflict of the film.
We have a very special guest on this episode - comic book artist Jamal Igle, whose DC Comics work you may have seen on Firestorm, Supergirl and Nightwing, or from his creator-owned project Molly Danger.
Welcome to Bruce Wayne's nightmare, as he emerges from a bunker into an apocalyptic future in which Superman is a fascist with his own army and Darkseid's parademons roam the skies. We try to figure out just what the hell is going on here. We also talk about the history of Jack Kirbys Darkseid and the Fourth World and how the DC video game/comic series Injustice influenced this scene.