Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey has their villain, and he’s become one of the top-tier rogues in Batman’s gallery. Part-mobster, part-supervillain, he’s been featured in comics, cartoons, and video games, but now Black Mask makes his live-action debut as he goes toe-to-toe with the Birds of Prey. Created in 1985, not many may be familiar with Black Mask despite his recent surge in popularity. What makes Black Mask a contender among the likes of The Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, and Riddler? NerdBastard’s gives an overview of who Black Mask is and what to expect from the masked gangster and the A-List actor cast in the Birds of Prey movie.

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WB’s DCEU Birds Of Prey Begins To Take Flight

White Suicide Squad may not have been the hit WB hoped, there was one thing that stayed with fans – Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Robbie is using that leverage to help spearhead a Birds of Prey film. While we have little details as of yet, and it’s not apparent what role Harley will play with the Birds of Prey, we do have our first casting announcements. As we take a look at our new heroines that will share a screen with Robbie, we also look back on past versions of the characters as soon on TV.

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David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad hasn’t even hit the big screen yet and Warner Bros. is doubling down on Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn being popular enough to spin-off into another DC superhero movie. Word is that it won’t be the old school solo superhero movie, but more the latest trend, a collection of heroes and villains like Captain America: Civil War. Not only will Robbie star, but she’s will also produce. (more…)

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Superhero nerds everywhere have recently been pelted with the mysterious announcement of the REBIRTH event, following a short teaser video that hints at a larger crisis which is probably heading toward New 52‘s way. While there has been no confirmation on whether or not this event will rework the DC continuity (Crisis-style), there has been some rampant speculation regarding the presence of a lot of Silver-Age heroes in the teaser’s line-up. The mystery is soon to be resolved, however, as the publisher recently went ahead to announce their full comic book line up for the duration of the event…

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The show is called Supergirl, but fans have been curious if the show will be limited to the appearance of just one Kryptonian. Superman is the more famous, but the question is whether DC Comics and Warner Bros. would want to have their most famous character turn up in a guest spot on a CBS series? Well question no more because the Supergirl production has sent out a casting call for a tall, muscle-bound, square-jawed man for an “iconic DC Comics superhero.” Plastic Man! No, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, if you fit the right type, and you’re going to around the Los Angeles area for the next couple of months, than the Supergirl casting department would like to talk to you. For Superman! (more…)

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Based on the title alone my expectations were high for “Birds of Prey“. Maybe that’s why this episode left me feeling a little underwhelmed. It wasn’t that “Birds of Prey” was completely unenjoyable, but it was an almost total deviation from this series’ overarching and more compelling plot line for the sake of bringing back The Huntress only to turn her into little more than a mustache twirling villain (that is until the episodes final moments, but still). (more…)

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It’s been almost a year since The Huntress was last seen in Starling City. Actress Jessica de Gouw went and snagged herself a starring role on NBC’s Dracula leaving her chances for returning to Arrow up in the air. Today, however, it’s been confirmed De Gouw is reprising her role as The Huntress for an upcoming episode titled, “Birds of Prey.” Okay, BOP fans, commence freakin’ out! (more…)

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On last night’s Season 2 premiere of Arrow (Psst! Find our review here!) a familiar, leather-clad blonde appeared and took part in a major ass-kicking of some of street thugs. The series is clearly wanting us to believe this is Black Canary, or at least whatever the Arrow-verse equivalent will be, but her appearance could actually be hinting at much larger plans. A whole team of them, in fact. (more…)

All right, big changes are coming to DC Universe in an effort to condense their ever-so-convoluted history and attract new readers with a simple and safe, #1. A lot of characters are getting new back stories, different histories, and some might not even exist anymore! Needless to say many, many comic book fans are freaking the fuck out. Unless you only woke up from a coma, like 20 minutes ago, you haven’t heard the apocalyptic news that DC is rebooting their universe. Well, reboot might not be a fair word. Relaunch? Revamp? Shake-up? Slight alteration  of everything just enough to piss off your die-hard fans? Yeah, it’s something like that.

Of course this isn’t the only time DC decided change was needed. There’s a reason we refer to certain eras in comics as ‘golden’ or ‘silver’, they predominately refer to differences in characters and stories as they reflect their time period. We’re entering a new age now and it’s exciting, thrilling and a little disconcerting.

Listed here, all in one handy post is every new #1 title beginning in September in the post-Flashpoint DCU. Their covers, their quick solicits and a few snarky comments from myself. I admit now I am no DC expert, just a fan. And there are going to be some books I’ll have little to say about, others I could probably devote an entire post to, but I’ll try an keep ’em short. If I don’t share the same concerns you do about a title or I just say little about your favorite new book please, please, please share your thoughts and feel free to contradict me in the comments section. On to the books!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS.

On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

I think this sounds solid. We’re going to be introduced to our favorite heroes as younger, more inexperienced people and with the team of Johns and Lee, it’ll rock. They want to put their best foot forward with this book, this’ll be the title that introduces new fans to the core of DCU. It’s great to see Cyborg being included in such an iconic group, too. They’re starting out strong with their whole plan to diversify the DCU. We’ll just see how long that plan continues…

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