Martian Manhunter

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Enter another TV version of DC Comics‘ famed Justice League. The stage was set on last night’s Supergirl, which already has the main man of the League as part of the show, albeit seen in shadow and odd angleds but Superman isn’t the only primary member of the League wondering around the world of Supergirl now. Along with the Man of Steel and Red Tornado, it was revealed on last night’s episode that there is a third hero in Kara’s company, and it is the familiar visage of J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, and who J’onn has been walking around National City as came as a particularly interesting surprise. Spoilers ahead obviously. (more…)

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Whether you like it or not, the world of Internet journalism is one that demands you stick your nose where it doesn’t rightly belong. After all, how are we going to learn about all those rumors and spoilers if someone doesn’t go out and gather the info? While this does lead to some degree of anger from spoiler-hating fans (myself included) and production companies in general (re: the Star Wars Freakout” incident), it’s just a fact of the modern age. Now, some nosey journalist may have just stumbled upon some interesting information regarding the Warner Bros. casting of the Justice League film, including the main evil-bad-guy. Scroll on to see the three names he discovered. (more…)

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When you’re in the entertainment industry, it’s hard to take everything that happens to you seriously. This is doubly so when you work in the world of super heroes, comic books and geek-centric media. So was the case when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-writer, David S. Goyer was invited to talk, along with several other screenwriters, on a podcast known as Scriptnotes. Unfortunately, what Goyer had to say rubbed a few people the wrong way. Apparently, claiming She-Hulk is just The Hulk’s fuck buddy and reworking Martian Manhunter’s origins didn’t exactly fall on the diplomatic side of things. Read on to hear what Goyer had to say. (more…)

Rock02Few actors have been connected to more live action comic book (particularly DC) adaptations than WWE legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Fanboys, “insiders”, and rumor mongers have mentioned him as a possible candidate for such characters as Green Lantern, Black Adam, Martian Manhunter, Gravedigger, and Lex Luthor.

Johnson was in Las Vegas at CinemaCon promoting his upcoming film, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and he took the time to address the question of which, if any, DC character he might be in serious negotiations to portray on the big or small screen:  (more…)

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While we are still sitting pretty thin on facts from the forthcoming sequel to Man of Steel (just minor things like… oh the freakin name of the movie,) there certainly isn’t any shortage of casting rumors. Yes, just when you thought we could go a day without one, another name is tossed into the ever growing list of possible additions to the cast. The Hollywood Report is living up to its name by reporting that a Hollywood insider claims that Jason Momoa is in talks to join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and the rest in the Zack Snyder directed film and you’ll never guess who they say he’ll be playing. (more…)

Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt is the creator of Mind MGMT, a mind bending monthly comic book from Dark Horse. Here, we talk to Kindt about his role on Ridley Scott‘s recently announced adaptation, having a set end for his opus,whether he’ll tie up loose ends, what is and isn’t real, the rumors that he might take the baton from Geoff Johns on DC’s Green Lantern book, and more.

Matt Kindt gets into your head after the jump. (more…)

DC New 52, it was only nine months ago that this re-boot of the entire DC Universe set the comic book community a buzz. How much would the canon we all grew up with change and would it reduce the integrity of the characters? Well with the constant competition between DC & Marvel, there has been a constant struggle to keep up or make an concept better than the other.

With Marvel’s recent announcement that they plan to wed two gay characters in next month’s issue of Astonishing X-Men, it should be no surprise that DC has an announcement of their own for the LGBT community. The face of LGBT at DC Comics has been Batwoman; the fiery red-head and former soldier  kicked out of the Army due to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, returns home to don the cape & cowl to fight crimes. But it won’t be enough to compete with Marvel’s big announcement, so what could DC have up its sleeve.

At Kapow Comics Convention in London over the weekend, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio was asked about the possibility of other DC Characters “coming out of the secret lair” due to the reboot. DiDio responded that he

“…was more interested in introducing new LGBT characters to the DC Universe than in rebooting old characters as gay or bisexual.”

But he did let slip that

“…the company’s about to re-introduce a previously straight character who will become “one of our most prominent gay characters” alongside the likes of Batwoman.”

So this clues us into the fact that the reboot of sexual orientation will not be for a prominent character in the DC Universe, i.e: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and etc. It may come from a character who will be making a reappearance in the universe after many years or one we haven’t seen  yet. Among the possible contenders could be: Martian Manhunter, Black Adam, Shazam! (aka Captain Marvel) and Hawkgirl. Of course they could just amp up Poison Ivy being a hardcore plant-lesbian, just sayin’.

Place your bets, and sit tight ’cause DC is keepin’ their lips sealed on the identity of the new LGBT character coming to DC.

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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