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

Why You Should Read Animal Man of DC’s New 52.

Animal Man has been one of my favorite characters ever since I read Grant Morrison’s run published in the 80’s.  This book cemented my love of this character.  It was weird and wonderful and full of action and adventure.  Plus, at one point Animal Man does hallucinogenics on top of a mountain.  That is clearly awesome.  Many years later, I’m thrilled to see that one of the best things to come out of DC’s New 52 is the brand new ongoing Animal Man series by Jeff Lemire.   Continue reading