The People v Batman v Superman

Two huge DC Comics fans analyze and discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice scene by scene. The film was a critical failure, but are there any redeeming qualities? We look at the good, the bad (mostly bad) and what we hope for the future of DC's film plan. The People v Batman v Superman is hosted by Chris Ayers and Dennis Cooper. In Episode 0 we introduce ourselves and talk about some of the comic story lines that influenced the film, as well as other recent DC films like Nolan's Batman Trilogy, Man of Steel and Watchmen.
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Two huge DC Comics fans discuss, analyze and criticize Batman v Superman scene by scene on a weekly podcast. We also feature guests with various viewpoints.

Dec 31, 2016

The big fight scene between Batman and Superman is finally here and we've got a returning guest, Oli Pettigrew, who has brought along his wife, Linda Black, who he credits with teaching him everything he knows about comic books.

We talk about the debt this scene owes to The Dark Knight Returns, find some very obscure easter eggs, and discuss the controversial "Martha Moment." We end with some hope for future DC Comics movies.

You can follow Oli and Linda online at @oli_pettigrew and @lindaxenia



Dec 18, 2016

In this episode we are joined by Abraham Riesman @abrahamjoseph, associate editor of Vulture at New York Magazine.

We're talking about a scene that is important for the upcoming slate of DC films, most notably Justice League. Diana receives an email from Bruce Wayne that includes Lex Luthor's metahuman files. We see clips of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, Barry Allen aka The Flash, and Victor Stone aka Cyborg.

Do these cameo appearances give us hope for the upcoming solo films? Are those films even still happening?  We're holding out hope for a brighter future.

Dec 11, 2016

In this episode we are joined by Bob Leeper of and the Phoenix Film Critics Society to talk about a scene involving Lex, Lois and Superman. Lois is kidnapped by Anatoli and delivered to the top of LexCorp Tower. Lex proceeds to toss her off the building, knowing that Superman will come to her rescue. He does, of course, then confronts Lex. Luthor tells Superman he will have to bring him the head of Batman or Martha dies. Superman then tells Lois that he has to go to Gotham to kill the Batman.

This episode brought to you by Terrio Janitorial.

Dec 4, 2016

In a scene that was deleted from the theatrical release, we learn that the reason Superman failed to act during the Senate bombing was that the wheelchair bomb  was lined with lead. Clark Kent finds his Earth father, Jonathan Kent, atop a mountain and has a conversation with him. Is this a dream? A hallucination? A peyote trip? We'll never know. Bruce Wayne tells his surrogate father, Alfred, that the work he has done as Batman has been meaningless as long as Superman is a threat to the planet. Dennis treats us to a comprehensive history of the Wayne family. Will Bruce be the last one of his line? And we take a short trip to Ralli's Diner, where Martha Kent is kidnapped.