I never loved Robin until the updated ‘Teen Titan’ episodes hit air back in the day. He was portrayed as a miniature Batman and a surprise badass. When Nightwing started seeing rare airtime, I couldn’t get enough of him. Lost from my memory was all the mockery I’d hear of Dick Grayson being a joke or Bruce Wayne’s little plaything prancing around the Manor in tights. It would get to the point where I’d defend his character, and subsequently Tim Drake’s Robin also. Brass tacks, I really like these guys, but I’ve grown to appreciate Nightwing even more because he was the Robin I grew up with. So it is with great pleasure that I bring you the release of ‘Nightwing Episode 1: Deathstroke.’ (more…)
When Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice the Internet went balls to the walls bananas. There was virtual pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth that almost jumped right off the computer screen. Funny thing is, rather than being excited that their dad is going to be the frackin’ Batman, Ben Affleck’s kids couldn’t care less. (more…)
Gotham‘s pilot began with the genesis of every version of the Batman backstory: The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne–Bruce’s parents. As the killing was investigated, we were introduced to the series’ main characters (check out Brandon Marcus‘ superlative review of the Gotham Pilot if you need a refresher).
Episode 2 of the show’s freshman season is entitled, “Selina Kyle”, and–as one would expect–offers further insight into the girl who would be Catwoman (Camren Bicondova). Ms. Kyle didn’t have much to do in the Pilot save for perching on statues and fire escapes–watching the goings on in Gotham almost as though she too was a member of the show’s audience. (more…)
After the traumatic events of the ‘Original Sin’ storyline, Male Thor has been rejected by his “best friend” and is having a hard time dealing. He is distraught in the face of forced failure, but somebody has to be a Thor because the power of Thor is Asgard’s greatest weapon. The god’s prized possession Mjolnir sits stubbornly on the surface of the Moon while Male Thor struggles to budge it with everything he’s got. And he gets zero sympathy from his father Odin, who just berates him for being tricked by dark magic. Dumbfounded at not being able to lift the mighty hammer himself, Odin decrees that there simply must be a Thor. Male or female, Thor’s gotta happen. And on the day when the chosen men were deemed unworthy, there came a lady to take up the mantle. (more…)
We know that a companion series to ‘The Walking Dead’ has been ordered and is in development. We also know that it’s moving along gradually because with its 2015 release, there’s just no hurry. With TWD season 5 just around the corner, we’re all gonna be getting our zombie fixes soon enough anyway. Thankfully, the new show will take place in a completely different part of America. It might even be a prequel to the current project. We kinda knew that too. What we didn’t know before was that the tentative characters in the show have been blueprinted and announced. And some of them look like the old characters. (more…)
Marvel Studios’ The Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t even hit theaters until next May and already rumors and speculation have begun to swirl around the third installment in the Avengers series of films. While everyone seems excited to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on James Spader’s Ultron, the teases of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet that have been sprinkled throughout Marvel’s films since the first Avengers movie have had fans wondering when we’ll see the Mad Titan wreak his own unique brand of havoc across the galaxy.
No matter how you feel about the Fantastic Four reboot, it’s on its way. If you already have some preconceived notions, however, the fact is that they are simply based on the actors that have been cast as the superhero quartet rather than any substantial information about the movie itself. How can I be so certain? Simple – there has been almost no substantial information regarding the reboot ever since the cast was announced. Sure, there’s been a possible leaked pic here or there, and writer Simon Ginsberg mentioned that it would be more scientific than its FF predecessors but that’s about it. After months of speculation, we may finally be getting some real details about the project. (more…)
Last year, news of a big screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s Y: The Last Man hit the internet and fans of the comic book series cheered in anticipation. The dystopian tale of the last man alive (and his Capuchin, Ampersand) after an event wipes out all the male mammals on earth seemed ripe for the big screen treatment and while it would have been director Dan Trachtenberg’s first big screen movie, readers were confident that the movie could really be something very special. The months ticked by without any word on the progress being made on the project and now, over a year later, it looks like fans can finally stop waiting. According to Trachtenberg, the project is officially dead. (more…)
Marvel Comics, after making billions and billions of dollars based on the works of Jack Kirby, appears to have become magnanimous to the Kirby family, who have now achieved at least a small victory in its intense legal fight with Marvel and their owners at the Walt Disney Company. Just as the case looked to be heading to one final trial at the Supreme Court of the United States, both sides have come out today to say that their differences have been settled and all systems are go for comics, movies and other media to me made about the characters co-created by Kirby at Marvel during his legendary Silver Age run at the publisher. (more…)
While I loved watching this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, I felt like I had been, in part, been robbed. The aggressive marketing campaign would lead viewers to believe that all of the characters featured in the posters, on the magazine covers, and even the dollar store toys and novelty cups would have at least some bit of screen time. Most of us knew going into the film that the reality was that with a film with so many X-folks, the bigger guns—Xavier, Magneto, that clawed fellar—would capture more screen time than the little fish like Blink and Bishop. However, with the release date of Days on Blu-ray and DVD just next month, it looks like Rogue and the other X-Men who got the short shrift will get their due in an extended version of the film next summer. (more…)