Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and a dozen others streaming services compete for our money and attention. And now DC Comics has thrown their hat in the ring. DC Universe offers more than the DC content already released – DC Universe plans to release original content and give fans access to their digital comics, members-only merch, all in one place. But what fans need to know is what can they expect from the DC original content, what digital items will be available and how much is going to cost? NerdBastards dives in to give fans the answers they need to decide if yet another streaming service is worth it.
DC Comics have shaped so much of nerd culture during their tenure as superhero kings. Their comic books have shaped dreams, inspired heroes, and sparked imaginations. Their animated series have left fans in wonder, have created iconic characters, and connected superheroes to viewers outside of their normal audiences. DC has created some of the most memorable heroes to ever exist: Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman.
This year at the San Diego Comic Con, DC revealed several new productions about their superheroes. Fans marveled at all the upcoming projects. The company showed trailers for two films, Aquaman and Shazam, one live action series, Titans, and the continuation of their animated series, Young Justice: Outsiders.
It was in October of 2016 that a report surfaced that AT&T was attempting to acquire Time Warner. The deal would give AT&T significant holdings in the media industry. The following February Time Warner shareholders approved the merger. This was quickly followed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refusing to review the deal. That left it in the hands of the Justice Department. Every other country involved has since approved the merger. It was only the U.S. that kept it from being final.
President Trump’s Justice Department filed an anti-trust lawsuit last year in November. That pushed the merger deadline till the 21st of this month. Today a judge stepped into the fray and approved the merger.
Batman has always been considered a really rich guy with some kickass abilities to… well, kickass. He is trained in just about every method of martial arts, so it’s not like he’s just a rich guy in a suit of armor or anything, he’s truly a superhero. That being said, he has always been considered just a human, which is one of the reasons why fans loved him. He was integral in establishing the Justice League meaning he was just a man who stood with giants, but that’s all about to change now that DC is considering him a member of the metahuman community. Spoilers ahead for Suicide Squad #22…
Lex Luthor, Starro, heck… .even Ultra-Humanite! The Justice League has a long list of dastardly villains and nefarious nemeses but the only one that has come close to defeating Earth’s greatest (DC Comics) heroes is a little bit of hair on Superman’s lip. Well, that’s what the internet wants you to believe at least.
Yes, I am sure by know you have heard the whole torrid tale of Henry Cavill‘s $25 million dollar mouth brow. Reportedly (if you scan the headlines that have been trending for the past few days) this is the latest in a long line of doom and gloom rumors surrounding this fall’s DC Extending Universe epic team-up movie, Justice League, surely meant that the production was in turmoil… Okay, maybe not so much. Superman (AKA: Cavill) took to social media to make the following comment. (more…)
There’s a long history of bizarro crossovers between Archie Comics and other entities. Archie and friends have in the past met up with the Punisher, KISS, George Takei, the cast of Glee, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and real life politicians President Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin. Riverdale, it seems, is on the road to everywhere, even Gotham City. DC Comics and Archie Comics have announced that they’re teaming up on a new story that will see BFFs Betty and Veronica come face-to-face with Gotham City Sirens Harley and Poison Ivy in Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica. (more…)
We’ve know for awhile that we’d (sorta) see return to the much loved Warner Bros. Animation Timmverse with the Batman & Harley Quinn movie and it is starting to look like the 90’s borne fan favourite and critical darling Dark Knight defining cartoon’s return might be more than just a one-off direct to home movie. ScreenRant has just reported that the cartoons spin-off comicbook is making a return too to in the form of a prequel that will help set up the new movie. Here’s are the official details: (more…)
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen comic is a timeless classic. The limited series graphic novel has a rich history as being one of the greatest graphic novels ever created. The alternative history murder mystery surrounding former superheroes employed by the government was a deconstruction of the idea of the superhero and was infused with politics as well as the idea of a “dark side” to heroes and has always been heralded as a perfect story. For a long time, the series was deemed “unfilmable” by its creators. Zack Snyder did a fairly accurate film adaptation of the comic back in 2009 that was met with mixed results. Some thought it was too much like the comic and others thought that the ending didn’t ring true to the original (changing the surprise at the end). The Director’s Cut of the film helped flesh it out even more than the theatrical cut. Either way, it was a worthy effort. Recently there have been talks about a reboot for the comic and it looks like we might get a TV adaptation.
We’ve been in an Adam West-less world for a little less than a week, and as the tributes and memorials continue to roll out, fans can seek solace in seeing the actors remaining work released posthumously. West, who passed away on the 10th of June after a far too brief battle with leukemia at the age of 88, earned his iconic status by not only being everyone’s first Batman, but also by making numerous appearances that often served as an endearing little wink to his status in pop-culture.
Last March it was announced that West would be appearing on NBC’s DC Comics superhero meta-comedy Powerless, however the show was canceled before the episode aired. In true heroic fashion, DC Entertainment has made the episode, titled “Win, Luthor, Draw,” available for a limited time and you can watch it below. (more…)
Ready for your first look at The Dark Knight’s unexpected yet highly anticipated team-up with and Mister J’s number-one gal? Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive debut trailer (which you can watch below) for the Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn, and it looks absolutely perfect (puddin)! (more…)