Being a fan can really suck sometimes. You find something which speaks to you on a level you yourself don’t fully understand, it brings you joy. You start buying stuff related to it. You own the movies, the comics, you watch the videos of the games because you don’t have time to play them all. It becomes part of your identity, loving anything even remotely related to it. You see more people start loving it, or maybe they already did, and people with money notice. Now they start pumping serious money into it. The real test begins, do enough people love it for the same reasons you do? If so, you are in luck, you are going to be getting so much content you won’t be able to keep up, I promise. If not…well, then you are in a tight spot. God help you if the general audience doesn’t just “not care” but actively condemns what you love. Now you can get ready for an onslaught of, you’re wrong, I don’t trust your opinion, and the general assumption that you don’t know what you are talking about.
Bryan’s life is slowly returning to normal, but still no new episode of Corona Cartoons this week. We bring to you in its place, After the Hype’s episode on the totally insane Batman Ninja! Enjoy! Regular episodes to return next week!
This week on Corona Cartoons we’re back on the Batman train with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, a film that almost no one saw in the theater. Or maybe you saw it if your parents were cool. Anyway, we brought back Ben Kurstin and Chewie joined us and we had a grand ol’ time, so you probably want to check this out right quick.
**Disclaimer had some audio issues with a crunchy noise that was persistent. Thought the conversation was too good to not release, apologies all around, please still enjoy!!**
This week on Corona Cartoons: A Venture Bros Podcast, Bryan is joined by Matt Dykes, Adam Slutsky, and Ben Kurstin to discuss one of the best cartoons in recent history – Batman: The Animated Series. They all dive into what made the show so great as well as discuss the episodes “Joker’s Favor,” “Heart of Ice,” “Read My Lips,” and “Feat of Clay: Parts 1 & 2.” If you haven’t seen the show, stop what you’re doing and watch all of it, and then return and listen. If you’ve seen it…listen first and then go rewatch all of it. We don’t make the rules.
A year and a half ago my entire life changed. I became a dad. It’s the best thing that has ever happened in my life, and I couldn’t be happier. But being a dad really takes a lot of time and work, and that leaves little room for things that I used to spend all my time doing, seeing movies, watching TV, reading comics, playing video games, and digging through the internet for new music. With all of that in mind, I’m going to have to my end of year list a little different than the past. This year, each category gets one winner and no runner ups. I’m also so out of the loop that I won’t bother saying what is the best, just my favorites. All set? Ready? Let’s go!
This week on the podcast we’re talking about SHAZAM! – the latest film in the DCEU and perhaps the most fun of the bunch. Zachary Levi has an absolute blast as the titular hero, and plays well against Mark Strong’s villain Silvana. There’s a lot to love with this flick and we discuss every bit.
This week on the podcast we talk about one of DC’s wildest experiments – Batman Ninja. Witness all of your favorite Gotham characters re-contextualized for Feudal Japan, and witness the sheer bonkers-ville that ensues. We recommend going into this experience as blind as a bat.
In celebration of Justice League coming out this week we’re pitting DC’s elite against each other in an animated film battle. Joining us in this epic fight is former co-host of the show Ryan James. Which film will reign supreme? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Batman is a contender, and I have a soft spot for Aquaman, but the Green Lantern is my fave. Here are my top ten green lantern characters of all time.
I’ll start with a disclaimer, I’m not an expert on Green Lantern. I’m a fan, have been for a long time. But when it comes to the nitty gritty stuff, I may not be the best source. Now that that’s out of the way, I want to tell you why the Green Lantern(s) is/are amazing, and why I love him/them so much!
When people ask me who my favorite comic book character is, I alway pause. Part of me wants to say Batman, he’s a clear winner for many people. Then I want to say Superman, Wonder Woman, I have a real soft spot for Aquaman… But when push comes to shove Green Lantern gets my vote every time. This vote, is a total cheat I know… there are many Green Lanterns and I love them all. So as a way to celebrate this fact, here we go! A countdown of my favorite Green Lantern characters!!