A good Batman story can be told without Batman even appearing in it. I actually quite enjoy those rare stories that focus on Gotham City itself, on the everyday citizens who live there, and on the mythic, ever present effect that Batman has on it and them. Batman’s PRESENCE can suffuse a story whether or… Continue reading Is screwing with Batman a recipe for success, or disaster?
I’ll go on record now. I am officially worried about Marvel Comics. Right now, anyway. I’m excited but apprehensive at the same time. Overall, the books and stories they’ve been producing over the past several years have been so damn good, I’m afraid they can’t maintain that high of a standard. Especially now, with so… Continue reading All-New, All-Different Marvel: Will it be TOO different?
Were you around back in the dismal 90s? If so, first off, I can sympathize. We comic lovers really had it bad back then, didn’t we? The trend towards flashy art and creator-owned titles (which were mostly blatant rip-offs of existing series, usually the X-Men), with the focus solely on the visuals and no real… Continue reading It’s INHUMAN time!
DC Entertainment will now give Bill Finger official credit for his work in film and television projects based on his creations, including Batman v Superman. This is a long overdue honor, and is still incomplete. Writer Bill Finger needs to be credited in EVERY Batman comic, should be credited on every television show, every cartoon,… Continue reading The OTHER Creator of BATMAN
Man of Steel and Watchmen director Zack Snyder responds to Steven Spielberg’s comments on superhero movies and addresses the rumor mill around the DCU. I’ve actually been a little worried about this myself. Commenting in the past on the Hollywood beast’s inability to generate any original ideas, lamenting its tendency to simply mimic what is… Continue reading Comic Book Movies Going the Way of the Dodo?
and it’s exactly who you think it is. Well, I called it. If you don’t believe me, do a quick search for my previous article on this site concerning the identity of the “Totally Awesome” Hulk. Come on, people, was this even a surprise? I can’t be the only one who saw it coming ten… Continue reading THE AMAZING AMADEUS
It isn’t news that Hollywood is incapable of actual thought. “Hollywood” is a mass organism, a parasite, sort of like a Portuguese Man-O-War, a composite animal, a siphonophore (loving the word “siphon” makes up this name, as it’s so apropos for the point I want to make here), a cluster of millions of micro-celled organisms… Continue reading Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel
Two high profile stories ran on Bleeding Cool yesterday, that laid out certain woes at DC Comics. When DC Comics chose to wipe the slate clean and start over back in 2011, canceling all their titles and erasing their established continuity, relaunching all the books as first issues and creating an all new, all different… Continue reading THE NEW 52—Is the Fat Lady singing?
After all the build up I share Clark’s emotions at the end of the issue. Not with Lois Lane and her galactically stupid error in judgement – but with DC. The fanbase is divided over the new direction the SUPERMAN comics have taken, as indeed they have been since the launch of DC’s “New 52”… Continue reading SUPERMAN is a broken man—and I’m loving it.
He’s getting just old enough for this s–t. Hey, I have an idea! Let’s replace Bruce Wayne as Batman! That’s NEVER been done before! (Except for a couple’a dozen times, but nobody remembers any of those. Comics fans have lousy memories, right?) Then we’ll put some guy in armor and let him play Batman, until… Continue reading Replacing Batman—Didn’t they try that already?