Marvel Comics is ready to turn the page on its superhero universe as fans know it. Fans of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four aren’t happy these days. As they see it, Marvel is tossing their favorite characters into the dumpster. I say, worry not, X and FF faithful. All will work out in the… Continue reading Marvel shooting itself in the foot? Not in the long run.
Now we’re one month into the story, with three issues in the main miniseries and at least a dozen tie-ins and spinoffs out in the wild — and this is crazy, but “Secret Wars” is really good. Such a simple idea, when you think about it. “Let’s combine the Marvel universe and the Ultimate universe!”… Continue reading SECRET WARS: Worth the Hype? Oh, Hell Yes!
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?