Helm, Ruby and Sand: We Discuss Netflix’ Sandman episodes 1-5

Brian and Sam enter the Dreaming to discuss the first five episodes of the Netflix show Sandman, based on the comic written by Neil Gaiman.  Setting the tale in a dream world gives Gaiman a great deal of freedom in writing. We discuss Gaiman’s brand of storytelling in relation to other Christian writers as well as the Bible, and also the value of being able to write your story into the story of Christ. We also discuss some parallels between Morpheus’ story and Jesus’. Plus, Brian’s garden is formidable, Sam finds Cain and Abel charming, and yes Morpheus is based a little bit on The Cure’s Robert Smith.

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Sam and Brian Review: The Batman

Sam and Brian discuss the newest DC offering of the dark knight, The Batman. We talk vengeance and vocation, as well as Sam’s fond memories of the “Great Pittsburgh Blizzard Game”, the modern church’s abandonment of the city, and the need for restorative justice in the world. And, in Batman’s quest for vengeance, is he the worst?

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The Dollar Bin: Brian and Sam discuss Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns”

 Here is our Dollar Bin, Church of the Geek’s equivalent version of the discount long box full of old comics that hold a treasure. Brian and Sam hold up a previous episode for a re-examination and this one is a gem.

In this episode we dive into the classic 1986 publication of The Dark Knight Returns. A title that Brian had never read.  Creative team: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley. It was a landmark series that redefined the character for generations, and its impact is still felt today in films like Batman V Superman and most recently The Batman.

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Off The Shelf: Brian reviews Arkham City: The Order of the World #4

Welcome to “Off The Shelf”, our comic book reviews of recent titles. Today Brian reviews Arkham City: Order Of The World #4, written by Dan Watters, illustrated by Dani and colors by Dave Stewart

What happens when our world views are challenged to the point of breaking? Can we trust any order that has been superimposed over our existence? Brian, skeptical at first, is eventually captivated by the idea of testing our world view in order to see if it really matches reality.

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