America’s Ace of the Airways is the subject of this week’s column on the history of comic-book movies.

That would be “Hop Harrigan” to those of you born this century, –but, to be fair, comic book movies got their start a very, very long time ago. Superheroes have long been the subject of film and TV, –just ask Superman, or Batman. This is actually the fifth chapter of the web series, so I definitely advise you to browse through the earlier installments.

Each entry gives the basic credit overview; directors, actors, and biographical information on the movies or shows. They also give the best and worst effects on the show. Most dated (oldest cliche) moments, the most timeless moments, and further thoughts (like on Jerry Springer), –and original shots from the production, –those will give you a hint on how old this contribution is. Who do you suppose will be next? I’ve got my fingers crossed for Spider-Man.

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Over the past few days, the plethora of comic book movies being made by Hollywood studios have […]

Comic book movies get bashed a lot, not just for their content, but for their constancy; there is no end to comic book movies. If I was arguing on the side of cinema, I would say, “Comic book movies are great, –but when are we finally going to stop making so damn many of them? Is the trend ever going to end? Can’t we see something original …ever?”

But, the advocate in me also thinks, hey, there have been a lot of awesome comic book movies made too; The Dark Knight trilogy, the older Batman movies modeled after the Adam West series, and do I really need to even mention Watchmen? That movie alone stands as a testament to the value of comic book movies, –and coupled right alongside Guardians of the Galaxy, I think that if any argument were to be made against superhero/comic book movies, it would be that maybe the mainstream comic book movies are getting a little tired, and more attention should be paid to the smaller titles. 

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“In September Fox granted Neil Gaiman’s DC and Vertigo comic Lucifer a pilot commitment…”

This is so exciting! Neil Gaiman’s many comic contributions to the world of graphic novels includes the dandy character and Lord of Hell, “Lucifer” –who, has his own piano bar in Los Angeles, because to be fair, Lucifer gets pretty bad rep, and has for a long time. Maybe he isn’t happy in Hell, so… he takes off, abandons his post, and runs his bar. And also helps the LAPD punish criminals.

A lot of big names are involved in developing the pilot, –so this is one to watch. I wonder who will play the starring character… Lucifer is portrayed in the comics as being very handsome, and very blonde, as pictured above. I think Alexander Skarsgard would make an excellent Lucifer, –they’re both sexy blonde gentlemen, who might make really awesome vigilantes.

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Zack Snyder released the first image of Aquaman via Twitter, and, well. We wouldn’t mess with him.

It occurs to me that casting Jason Momoa as Aquaman might have been like, a way to get more girls to watch comic book movies; or at least, a way to get more girls and gay men into the theaters; not that Thor didn’t do it for s plenty, –but he’s so wholesome… and blonde. Jason Momoa is… well. He’s effing Khal Drogo, okay? 

So this is the very first photo of Jason Momoa, aka, Khal Drogo, as Aquaman, –and I really like what they’ve done with him here. Instead of clean cut, white guy who just happens to be able to swim fast and control fish, we get a big merman looking warrior who seriously seems to have an ability for ass-kicking, in and out of the water. Definitely the best choice for Aquaman. 

source: io9.com