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@dallascomiccon #FanDays 2016 Podcast

John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, talks with Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, about the Dallas ComicCon Fan Days 2016 convention held on February 13-14, 2016.

The two attended numerous panels, including a “Dukes of Hazzard Reunion” with John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach, a Gotham panel with Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz, Arrow panels with John Barrowman and Stephen Amell, a Flash related panel with Robbie Amell… and that only scratches the surface of the fun that was had.

Links:
Dallas ComicCon Fan Days: http://dallascomiccon.com/
Discount Comic Book Service: http://www.DCBService.com
Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcast.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts:http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website:http://www.ComicBookPage.com

 

 

@dallascomiccon #FanDays

#Arrow / #Flash — Oct 6 & 7 on CW

arrow-returns-to-the-cw-for-season-4-on-octoberOctober 6th and 7th will mean new seasons for the Flash and Arrow on the CW, and for some fans that might mean it is time to re-watch the last episode from season 1 of the Flash and season 3 of Arrow, and recall where things left off with Barry and Oliver, and all their friends.

Others may think they’ve got a handle on where things ended, but have not yet listened to our podcasts on the shows, in which case, maybe now is the time to hear our spoiler filled discussions — there is always the chance we noticed something you did not, speculated on something you did and had a few insights that just might set your mind whirling as the new season gets underway.

Flash Oct 6For those interested, check out our podcasts on Arrow Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3, as well as the Flash: Season 1.

Just to get you started, the Flash Season 1 podcast is attached below.

 

Arrow Season 3

John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, and Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, have a spoiler filled discussion about the third season of Arrow including some possible spoilers about The Flash.

Links:
Arrow @ IMDB.com: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2193021/
Flash @ IMDB.com: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3107288/
Discount Comic Book Service: http://www.DCBService.com
Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcast.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts:http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website:http://www.ComicBookPage.com

Arrow vs. Gotham

Gotham - Another Great Image (C) CW, this one found on Facebook

Gotham – Another Great Image (C) CW, this one found on Facebook

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say I want to take a moment to talk about the DC Universe currently being brought to life on the small screen.  Taking Starling City as presented in CW’s Arrow and Gotham in Fox’s Gotham as the two shows currently shining brightly and with the most episodes to date to talk about.  Yes, Flash now has two episodes out of the box, and will probably garner a few remarks, but Arrow is entering its third season, and with four very solid episodes already out Gotham has a head start on Flash in the department of world and character building.

Over the course of two seasons the CW has shown on Arrow that they can build a solid world.  Without a doubt that may be one of the show’s greatest accomplishments.  Someone who has never read the comic books (myself for instance) can come to the show, a novice when it comes to all of the characters, jump right in with the first episode, and understand virtually everything they are seeing and being exposed to.  Arrow takes the time to explain the things that need explaining, and speaks with authority about things like ARGUS so even when I am not sure what the abbreviation stands for, I am positive it holds meaning in their universe and if I needed to know, they would, in that moment at least, make sure I knew (whether or not I retain the information for the long haul).

Gotham‘s first four episodes do a wonderful job of bringing to life the complex world in which Bruce Wayne evolved from a confused boy seeing his parents brutally murdered into the man we will all come to know as Batman.  He is, right now, learning, discovering, in so many ways he is witnessing and becoming.  Directly and indirectly Bruce Wayne is being influenced by Gotham, and Gotham is helping the boy (whether it means to or not) form the foundation that will in turn create Batman.  Alfred and Detective James Gordon are solid male role models in his life.  Trying to help to understand what he is seeing, trying to explain the complexities of the world around him, and make sense of the way the adult world operates — recognizing that it is not always right, and sometimes our first instinct of what to do, what feels like an easy way to help is not necessarily the best way in which to offer aid.

Where Arrow is full of action and intensity as Oliver Queen and team Arrow take down those who have failed Starling City, Bruce Wayne feels powerless as he is forced by his age and lack of skills to sit by and watch the goings on of a corrupt Gotham.  Gotham is a show about the underside of a city, about the mob-era the inspired a boy to become so much more than it is likely anyone ever imagined he might be, and the criminals who challenged him, inspired him, and convinced him someone had to stand up for what was right, and give his city hope that Gotham could become a better place to live.

Gotham airs Mondays on FOX at 8 PM / 7 Central
Arrow airs Wednesdays on CW at 8 PM / 7 CentralArrowS03

If you haven’t already — check out our Arrow Podcasts:

 Arrow Season 2 Podcast – a spoiler filled discussion of Season 2 with John Mayo of ComicBookPage and Kay Kellam of PopArtsPlace

Arrow Season 1 Podcast – A spoiler filled discussion of Season 1 of Arrow, with John Mayo of ComicBookPage and Kay Kellam of PopArtsPlace