It’s been a little over a year since the launch of The New 52 so I feel it’s time to take a look back at this initiative’s success and look forward a bit to what The New 52 will look like in the future. Regardless of how you feel about the reboot it’s clear that The New 52 gambit worked out very well for DC Comics and, according to some, the comic book industry as a whole. In light of that, I wanted to talk about about the success of The New 52, the concept of reboots, and my concerns with how the New 52 will look like a few years from now. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Just a thought about the eventual Justice League movie that DC and WB keep assuring us will happen. First of all, let’s face facts. Marvel won. They beat DC to the punch and brilliantly created the Marvel Universe (or parts of it anyway) on the big screen. Through a series of 5 films they were able to introduce us to characters and concepts that would eventually lead to the big screen version of The Avengers. This was no accident. This was perfectly planned if not always perfectly done (sorry Hulk). Continue reading