Why Dan Didio Should NEVER Write Comic Books–A Look Back at O.M.A.C. of The New 52

At first glance this may look like a review for O.M.A.C., the series penned by Dan Didio and Keith Giffen with art by Giffen, and in many ways it is.  However, this isn’t entirely intended to be a review as it is also an examination of Didio’s writing skills (or lack there of).  It’s a critique of Mr. Didio that I’ll gladly give you the conclusion of at the outset.  Dan Didio should NEVER write comic books.   Continue reading

Tim Drake Was Never Robin? And More Reasons Why Scott Lobdell Angers Me.

So ComicBookResources.com released this article today which covered the DC Comics Young Justice panel at San Diego Comic Con.  Scott Lobdell, writer of Teen Titans and Superboy (among others)  had a bit to say about what he’s planning on doing with said books.  Unfortunately what he said made me so…I was just…I mean…I’m ready to…AHHHH!!!!   Continue reading

Why You Should Read…Batman: Earth One

So I’ve just finished reading Batman: Earth One.  And after some “ooh’s,” a few “ahh’s”  and more than one uncontrollable fit of maniacal laughter I absolutely had to post some reasons why everyone, especially YOU should read this book. Continue reading

10 DC Properties Warner Bros. Should Focus On Other Than The Metal Men.

So according to the internets, Barry Sonnenfeld is going to helm the film version of The Metal Men.  In case you don’t know, The Metal Men are the creation of Dr. Will Magnus who, thanks to his “responsometers” imbued his creations with various (and often wacky) personalities.  The Metal Men (and Woman) have special abilities derived from the alloys (or ya know…metals) they are made from.  Sooooo Gold can stretch super far, Lead can stop harmful radiation, and so on and so forth.  Here’s the wiki if you care to know the rest.  The bottom line is they are a crazy bunch of super robots and are a lot of fun to read.  When they actually have a comic book that is. Continue reading

Wally West For DC’s New 52!

Like many others out there I’m a HUGE Wally West fan.  When I started reading comics Wally was long established as The Flash.  That was it, he was The Fastest man alive and that’s all I needed to know.  As I started looking into the history of the DC Universe and The Flash I realized that he was part of a much richer heritage and legacy.   Continue reading

The World Has Been Avenged. When Will We See Justice?

First off, I’m not interested in writing a review for Marvel’s The Avengers.  Mainly because the internet is already flooded with various reviews and articles on how The Avengers beat the bad guys and obliterated box office records.  It’s obvious that the world loves The Avengers (myself included) except for apparently 7% of the critics out there according to Rotten Tomatoes.  What I am interested in writing about is how DC and Warner Bros. absolutely NEED to follow Marvel’s lead (no matter how much it may pain them) and create a series of their own super hero movies that lead to a Justice League film.  Continue reading

Are DC and Marvel bringing back the Amalgam Universe?

Probably not.  But is this week’s issue of Justice League International just a coincidence or a fun homage to a time when DC and Marvel had a friendly rivalry?  As opposed to today where they have more of an “I’ll cut your heart out with a dull spoon” kind of rivalry.  Why a dull spoon, you ask?  Why not an ax?  Because it’s dull you twit.  It’ll hurt more.

And if you get that reference you have greatly earned my respect. Continue reading