“…it is easy to see why comic books have the potential to help readers.”

Comic books are great, but the question this article poses is: “Do comic books innovate and improve reading habits for children, –do they lead to more enriching material?” I like the idea, but unfortunately, I cannot side with the idea that comic books improve the reading habits of children.

The digital generation is upon us, and video is king. Comic books are not going to pull young readers into books without pictures, –they’re just a cop-out for trying to get kids to read more. There are illustrated classics already in existence, –and as cool as it is that Marvel is converting classic literature into graphic novels, is it possible that instead of introducing classical literature, we’re just introducing kids to comics? 

source: www.openeducation.net

DC Comics’ Earth One series of graphic novels are meant to be a clean slate: self-contained, fresh takes on some of their oldest characters, perfect…

If you’re anxiously awaiting the release of the next volume of Superman: Earth One –you have definitely come to the right place! There are quite a few pages at EW, –click through the source article in the link below to find enough pages to a) feed your Superman-crack jones, or b) make it incredibly worse.

But don’t worry! You won’t have to wait too much longer, I promise! In fact, the wait is barely a week. Superman: Earth One is going to be released on February 3rd, –yay! By the way, if you’re new to Earth One there are volumes for Batman, and Teen Titans as well. The idea was to create a fresh, new take on the DC Universe, and considerably more dark than their predecessing mythos.

source: shelf-life.ew.com

‘Avengers 2’ actor Paul Bettany says the film is Marvel’s biggest movie so far, and reveals that drone cameras were used during filming.

You know how it is when you’ve literally watched everything even remotely interesting on Netflix, and finally, start watching Lifetime channel movies…? Yeah. So we have to wait patiently for Marvel’s next Avengers movie, and meanwhile, geek out on all the chick flicks Netflix has to offer.

Meanwhile, that Avengers movie, is the most expensive, –$250 million was the budget, and spent on things like “drone cameras” –though the source article says they’re cheaper than filming from a helicopter. The majority of the movie is probably being spent on travel to and from international locations, carting equipment to those locations, as well as the actors. Then actually paying the people making the movie, including the actors, the extras, and all those tiny people behind the scenes that get like, no credit, ever.

source: screenrant.com

“Welcome comic book lovers, welcome moviegoers to the 36th CRAVE article…”

I love the idea of a comic book movie, specifically a DC movie, that has our favorite superheroes… duking it out as zombies: Blackest Night written by Geoff Johns would probably be incredibly bizarre and scary, but definitely won’t make it to the screen any time soon, since the DC movies have tied themselves together to form a unified wall, blocking out some of the weirder, other-universe plots.

My second favorite from the list is Judge Dredd vs. Aliens Incubus, mainly because I absolutely adore everything H.R. Giger; I love the films, including the Alien vs. Predator franchise, –this movie might actually get made. It has a better chance than the other one, and we need a new Alien movie, it’s about the right time. Check out the source article to see the other three topics that NEED to be on screen. 

source: moviepilot.com

In a week THICK with comic book movie news, a 10 movie slate of DC comic book movies has been announced! From “Batman V Superman” in 2016 to “Green Lantern” …

So! This guy talks fast, but he gets the information out there: first! Batman v Superman obviously. But then, Suicide Squad, –and then what? Phew. Every time I hit the space key… oh well. Anyway, in 2016, Suicide Squad will have -everybody-, including a lot of the villains we’ve been waiting to see for like, forever, –and then in 2017, it’s the standalone Wonder Woman movie.

She also has a cameo in Batman v Superman, –and then later that year, there will be the first Justice League movie. And there’s still… The Flash, and later, Aquaman! with Jason Momoa, so hot, ugh, god. Yum. But alas, not until 2018. In April of 2019, there’s Shazam, and in June, the next Justice League movie, –but we won’t see the characters from Justice League get there own movies until 2020, like Cyborg, who gets to be in Batman v Superman, and then The Green Lantern, maybe, in 2020. Phew. I’m nowhere near as fast as this goober. Watch the video. Jeez.

source: www.youtube.com

Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) is now scripting the ‘Fables’ comic book adaptation, which Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) is set to direct.

Woot! I have been wanting to read Fables for so long, –and now I have a good reason to make it a priority. Terrible, I know, but what can I say? I was kind of hoping Neil Gaiman’s Sandman volumes might be chosen at some point for an adaptation, but alas, I suppose not.

I’ll have to go out and get caught up first. The movie probably won’t be out for a long while, and it’s like there’s a race between Fables and The Sandman actually. Btw, if you haven’t read the series yet, it’s about fairy tale characters, quite a lot like the TV show Once Upon a Time, actually, except a bit darker and more sexy.

source: screenrant.com

“NBC TV Series Constantine returned for its ninth episode, this time in a different time slot. All-season long, the show based on the popular DC Comics Hellblazer has been trying to get its ratings up.”

Sad but true: Constantine isn’t doing well, despite multiple attempts to move the show to different time slots, or improve viewership among adults 18 to 49. I don’t understand the problem: the comics were great, the movie was great, tons of fans of Keanu’s Constantine as much as there are tons of fans of the Hellblazer comic series.

But not many people are watching it, and NBC is just not wanting to keep things going. It’s still being thrown back and forth as to whether or not to keep the show on the air. So… if you want to keep it from being cancelled… watch it when it airs, not later online!

source: www.franchiseherald.com

“When Henry Cavill signed on to play Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel , he signed on for one hell of a commitment.”

He’s not only going to be in the movies, but also “plays” Superman in the whole DC Universe: he’s basically going to be the one and only Superman, not just for one time, like Edward Norton’s off and on appearance as The Hulk. According to the source article, he’ll be Superman until 2019.

But honestly, how long is that, really? Especially since there’s only like, one DC movie released every year, so what, that’s 4 more movies, tops? Maybe 5? I dunno, considering how much money the movies net, then at least he’ll be rich.

source: www.cinemablend.com