True Grit

In 1986 industry giant John Byrne wrote and penciled a six issue series for DC Comics titled The Man of Steel.  DC had just wrapped up the Crisis on Infinite Earths and had entrusted Byrne with the task of rebooting Superman.  Byrne responded by producing an instant classic; at once groundbreaking and timely yet reverential of the character’s deep roots and history.  It was a great time to be reading DC Comics. In Byrne’s saga, Clark Kent/Superman comes to Metropolis and very soon finds himself embroiled in a tense hostage…

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Suicide Squad, Another “Fuck You” From Warner Bros.

After ages of hype the long-awaited Suicide Squad film opens this weekend.  I genuinely hope it’s good.  DC villains are the best.  Seriously, they’re so twisted. Regrettably, I’m really starting to lose all hope.  Aside from a few enthusiastic exceptions, the initial reviews have ranged from “Poor” to “Meh”.  Then, there was the whole issue of the 10 million dollars’ worth of re-shoots.  Or was it 20?  Depends on which source you don’t trust.   Despite all of that, Warner Bros has kept on their game face and acted pretty enthusiastic. …

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