Posts filed under DC Comics


Your dynamic duo, Nikki and Ben return to talk about one of their favorite movies of 2019 so far: SHAZAM! A charming tale of found family, parentage and straight up Dungeons and Dragons wizards. And that means Nikki and Ben are all over it. Hear us talk about the makings of a good film villain, why Sivanna is fashion goals, and NIkki’s upcoming cosplay plans for Rose City this year. The true meaning of Christmas is SHAZAM!

Posted on May 18, 2019 and filed under DC Comics.

EP39: Justice League: Gods and Monsters


In nearly forty episodes of Super Cinema, Ben Hamlin and NIkki Boylan are sitting down to review their first animated feature. For the inaugural animated episode, we're covering the Bruce Timm style illustrated Justice Leagues Gods and Monsters. What if Superman was a jerk? What if Batman was a literal vampire? What if Diana was more awesome than before? New Gods, Metal Men, The Atom, Alternate Universes and Darkseid. We cover all this AND the new Infinity War trailer in this Super Cinema.

Posted on December 7, 2017 and filed under DC Comics, Animated.

EP37: Watchmen (w/ Katie Hughes)


In one hour's time, you have finished this episode of Super Cinema. In an hour and ten minutes, you are making sure to subscribe and tell your friends. Before the day is over, you will have survived nuclear war. The picture is falling to the ground now. None of this can be said to have even existed.

Coming out of their Rose City Comic Con stupor, Nikki Boylan (still dressed as Wonder Woman), Ben Hamlin (without his cyclops glasses) and Katie Hughes (dressed as a store brand Pussycat), talk about Zack Snyder's Watchmen. Is the film adaption too faithful to the original? Is it too indulgent in its own violence? Yes. But hear us talk at length about the factors that hold Watchmen back.

Posted on September 28, 2017 and filed under DC Comics.

EP34: V for Vendetta (with Bethany Leuthold)!


Ben Hamlin and special guest Bethany Leuthold sit down to talk about revolution, fascism and anarchy in a very intellectual comparison of panel to the screen. This episode might be the closest analysis we've ever done between a book and a movie. V for Vendetta is a very streamlined movie, but does it cut the author out of the work in the process? Listen to this week's Super Cinema to find out!

Ben Hamlin and Bethany Leuthold are both hard at work making Cursed Seas - A Roll With It Anthology will release in late July and Bethany just finished the first prologue chapter of Nest of Paragon! Check out their work on

Posted on July 14, 2017 and filed under DC Comics.

EP33: Batman (1966)!

Holy Film Criticism, Batman! We talk about Adam West, bad puns, and Batman 66 in our tribute episode to our number one favorite comic book movie of all time. Ben and Nikki discuss memorable villain performances, what it was like growing up with this Batman as the default, and most importantly, they spend twenty minutes repeating their favorite lines back at each other. We also talk about the new Black Panther trailer, world building and comics, comics and more comics.

Nikki is departing Super Cinema for the summer in order to work at a summer camp, but we'll have a long box full of guest hosts for the summer including past guests Kevin Veldman and Darryl Mansel, Nest of Paragon artist Bethany Leuthold and Cursed Seas cast member Kat Wendt. If you want more Ben and Nikki, consider donating to our Patreon at the $1 level

Posted on June 29, 2017 and filed under DC Comics.