It’s been a while since we were getting constant Suicide Squad news when it was shooting on the streets of Toronto over the summer; it feels like all that hype started to dry up after that trailer was released at San Diego Comic Con in July. But as we’re getting closer to the end of the year, the studios will be wanting to jump start the hype for next year’s slate of huge movies, and that includes the Squad, who are getting a close-up in the latest issue of Empire. We’ve already seen one cover featuring Jared Leto‘s Joker, but now we’re getting another as well as cover shots of three other of the film’s, er, heroes… (more…)
Okay, I get it, Catwoman is sexy. That’s basically been her defining characteristic since DC rebooted their entire line of comics last fall. Remember when she and Batman did the nasty in her first issue, and it was, y’know, kind of nasty? Oh! And how about when they first reintroduced Ms. Selina Kyle we didn’t see her face until several pages into the book, after prominent shots of her bewbz and ass? Now DC has really outdone themselves. Just look at the cover for Catwoman’s zero issue (above). Just look at it! What the fuck is going on?!? Sure comics are known for twisting their female characters into unbelievable contortions in order to show off their goods, but this?! How is this even sexy?
Not surprising, most people find this cover ridiculous. DC Women Kicking Ass has a wonderful essay on why this cover is so terrible, beyond the ridiculousness of the pose, that you should really check out. Notably she remarks on why is this how DC has chosen to portray Catwoman to new readers when they’re all about to meet Anne Hathaway‘s Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. (I’m not even delving into why DC is doing zero issues and renumbering their entire line, again, because one post can only contain so much idiocy.) How do the two even relate? Here’s Hathaway’s Catwoman,
Remember the fight scene in Star Wars: Episode I where Obi-Won and Qui-Gon fight Darth Maul? Of course you do! Well, a comedian/musician named Matt Mulholland created a multitrack of himself performing “Duel of the Fates” by John Williams (the original song for this scene) in acapella. On his own. He’s also done a bunch of other acapella TV/movie covers if y’all are interested in checking that shit out. Definitely worth checking out!
Hey, I can make a living off using my mouth as my only instrument, too!