Superman

manfromuncle

It seems like the perfect combination: take the guy who directed Snatch, Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. versions), and RocknRolla, and let him make a spy movie that stars Superman and The Lone Ranger.  Oh, and set it in the 1960s, where men were men and you had to rely on your wits and your talent instead of letting technology do your dirty work.  Sounds pretty badass, right?  Well, movie-goer, you’re in luck – because The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an amazingly-cool movie that’s fun to watch and easy to enjoy.

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As the protector of Truth, Justice and the American Way for nearly 80 years, it would makes sense that if there were a group of people being victimized, unarmed against a well-armed force, that the Man of Steel would step in to help. But what if the victims were people protesting the police, and the people doing violence against them were the actual Metropolis Police force? That’s the very real world inspired story line in a recent edition of Action Comics, and one in which Superman comes out on the side of the people. Naturally, Fox News has a problem with this. (more…)

reactron

The trailer for CBS‘ new Supergirl series didn’t win a lot of fans over, but because of the pedigree, Arrow and The Flash executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, those same uncertain fans are reserving judgment until they can see Melissa Benoist take flight, in full, when the show debuts this fall. In the meantime, let’s talk about casting. Both Arrow and Flash have been pretty good about recruiting comic book bad guys for their TV heroes to fight, and it seems that Supergirl will be no exception to that rule. Prepare yourself people, for the random radioactive arrival of Reactron! (more…)

BestofComicCon15

As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15.  As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired.  Enjoy!

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nicolas-cage-superman-lives

While I file the idea of the infamous overactor and perpetually creepy Nicolas Cage playing Superman in a Tim Burton film under the apocalypse-worthy failures bin, this documentary is high on my must-watch list. If nothing else, it’ll surely be hilarious to see Mr. Cage, who is a noted Superman fanatic, overact his way into a ridiculous, rubbery Supersuit. Luckily for all of us, Jon Schnepp endeavored to document the project’s ups and downs in the new documentary The Death of Superman Lives. Luckier still, we got our grubby little hands on the first ten minutes of footage to share with all of you fine folks.  (more…)

Clark_Kent_All-Star_Superman

Of course, it’s kind of a running gag for comic book readers, how exactly can no one see that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same all because of a pair of glasses? Sure, in spite of the obvious we believe that a man can be so thoroughly disguised by some eyewear, but it’s been in the back of our collective minds throughout the nearly eight decade history of the Man of Steel. Well, the jig is up! As part of the new normal after DC Comics‘ recent Convergence crossover, Superman is about to be exposed as Clark Kent and vice versa. (more…)

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When first announced, Batman vs. Superman seemed like the best idea since sliced bread.  By bringing together Batman and Superman on the big screen for the first time ever, Warner Bros. could basically just sit back on their laurels and count the money as it poured in.  Adding Wonder Woman was a master stroke and while those dollar signs became more clear to the studio heads, the fans’ anticipation for the Justice League launching point became almost a fever.  Like any fever, however, as the source of that fever, i.e. information about the upcoming film, became more and more scarce, public interest has waned a bit.  With the news that Marvel will be sitting out San Diego Comic-Con this year hitting the interwebs earlier today, WB has finally decided to let fans have a peek behind the curtain and has released the official synopsis for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. (more…)

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The Licensing Expo taking place in Las Vegas is going to be a treasure trove of images for upcoming movies and Zach Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has stepped up to the plate with the costumes for Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Images are coming out today that show some of the best up-close looks at the costumes we’ve had so far with a detailed look at Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume. (more…)

predator

Those wacky Predators are like the Scooby-Doo Gang of the universe – they seem to cross-over with just about anybody and anybody famous.  Over the course of their time in our pop-culture crosshairs, they’ve ran into the Aliens, Batman, Witchblade, Judge Dredd, Superman & the JLA, the Terminator, and even very recently, Archie and his crew from Riverdale.  There’s a ton more encounters that are encompassed in fan fiction, too; one particularly well-done version has recently hit online and is making the pop-culture world take notice.  (more…)