This is the episode many of the comicbook fans have been waiting for, the introduction of Jonah Hex to the Arrowverse. As each episode of the CW’s new show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gets a little better than the last, hopefully the fan base becomes a bit a larger. It would be a shame to lose this show before we see what it can do. If this episode is anything to judge by, it seems it can do quite a bit. This week sees the Legends in the Old West circa 1871, in a town called Salvation, which is being overrun by a group of bandits called the Stillwater Gang. What secrets and mysteries will light be shed on this time? Can the Legends unite with Jonah Hex and save the day? Will they be able to formulate a plan to stop Vandal Savage before the time bounty hunters find them? Read on to find out. But, beware of spoilers! (more…)
After a three week break, the Legends of Tomorrow return this Thursday with more time travel adventures as Rip Hunter and the gang work to undo the centuries-spanning evil of Vandal Savage. When we left the Legends, some of them were stuck in the not-so-idyllic 1950s while the others disappeared back into the time stream on the Waverider, and what happened to Heatwave was never really explained… But now, in the back half of the season, things seem to be really heating up (so to speak). This new trailer for the show reveals old faces, younger faces of beloved characters, and the beat up face of the man called Jonah Hex. (more…)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has the entire time stream to play around in and the show is wasting no time skipping back and forth through time to tell the tale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. One big payoff for old school DC fans will be when the group travels back in time to the old west where they’ll meet bounty hunter Jonah Hex. Now some of you might be asking yourself, Hex who? Well, we’ll tell ya after the jump pilgrim. (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…
“Jonah Hex” was an object lesson in how not to adapt a comic book. It was an incoherent mess of a movie, all style, no substance and just painfully awkward.
The movies big problem was that it deviated from the source material. Namely, by allowing Hex the ability to resurrect the dead temporarily, a skill never demonstrated in other versions of the character. Then again, if they did follow closer to the source and dropped that silly speaking to the dead thing, would the movie have been any better? Nope.
Here, the actor who played Hex, Josh Brolin reveals his true feelings about working on the movie and talks about how it all went wrong.
Well, there you have it. He basically says that all you have to do to enjoy Jonah Hex is to visualize retards masturbating.
Sweet baby Jesus and the Orphans…That’s not a good thing to begin. This movie has been Hexed (Pun intended, DERP!!) since inception with all its preproduction issues, and we all will suffer for it.
Jonah Hex, based on the anti hero DC comic characther, created by John Albano, is one of those films that draws in the ignorant with cool commercials and than the theater workers chain lock the doors once your inside. To say that if this film makes a ton of cash this weekend it would be because those drawn in (like myself) didn’t know any better.
Hot off the net press from Comic Con 2009 comes the first movie poster for the upcoming DC Comics film, Jonah Hex. In my opinion this is such a generic, un-inspirational poster. Though we do get our first official look at Josh Brolin in make-up as Jonah which is pretty damn creepy and I guess Megan Fox is looking pretty hot as the prostitute packing heat.
Jonah Hex hits theatres June 18, 2010