Man of Steel came out a few weeks ago, and Budjette Tan contacted me and suggested that he, David Hontiveros, and I sit down and make a podcast out of it. I've made my feelings clear on Man of Steel here in this review, but I should note that it's kept changing and adding to itself the more time passes. So join me and Budj and Dave as I talk to them about what they thought about the movie, what they liked about it, their issues with it, and where they hope DC movies go from here!
Budjette Tan is the writer of the Filipino comic book Trese, which currently has five volumes out. Drawn by Kajo Baldisimo, Trese is about an investigator of the supernatural named Alexandra, who encounters and fights a whole lot of Filipino demons and monsters. It offers an "alternate history" view to the Philippines all based on the concept that the demons are more prevalent than they are in the real world. You can find out more about the series here.
David Hontiveros is the writer of... a bunch of stuff. He's won a Palanca Award for his fiction (that's the #1 literary award in the Philippines) and writes, among other things, several titles for his shared universe called "The 'Verse," and, for the Superman fans, Bathala: Apokalypsis, which is the story of a Superman analogue who has to fight the biblical apocalypse. It's available for the Kindle.
Also, my recorder (which, as you will hear, is not the best to start with) started dying halfway through the podcast, so we had to stop and start several times. So if you catch anything that sounds like someone was cut off and then someone else started talking, that's probably what happened. Sorry about that.
We'd also like to do more of these in the future, but since Soundcloud's free service only hosts up to 2 hours and I'm cheap, it looks like I'll just have to keep replacing episodes as time goes on and make the older episodes available on demand via email or Google Drive. Can anyone out there recommend a more permanent solution that doesn't involve me not being cheap? I'll owe you a virtual beer.