Merciful Hera, Wonder Woman Is A Triumph

In less than an hour, I’m heading out the door for a much-needed trip to Norway, via Copenhagen.  Soon, I will be foundering on crabs in the Land of The Ice and Snow, assuming I don’t fall off of a fjord.  But before I leave, let me exhort you, each and every one, to rush out to see Wonder Woman.*  Do it now, catch the matinée!  Take a friend!  Take three!   Seriously, I don’t have time to review the film but director Patty Jenkins has given us pretty much…

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Only God Can Save You Now

I’ve said a lot of vicious things about Zack Snyder in the past but that’s only because I despise him for taking several very loud, monochrome dumps on characters that I hold very dear.  Despite my antipathy for the man and his “vision”, I would never have wished the sort of personal tragedy he is going through to have been visited upon him.  Losing a child is a horror most of us cannot even fathom.  All biting sarcasm and shit talking aside.  Seriously, we feel for the guy. Principal photography…

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Nostrodumbass

2016 sucked. Apropos of nothing, here are my predictions for 2017. Misty Knight will be the new Captain America. By July, DC will be making noises about rebooting one of their major characters yet again. Bruce Banner will come back from the dead…again. Thanos will continue to be overused. Amadeus Cho will continue to be a tool. Moon Knight will continue to be brilliant…and then be cancelled. Doctor Strange will be cancelled by October. Kamala Khan will experience violent prejudice first hand.  My money says her brother gets attacked or…

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Pioneer Hellblazer Artist, Steve Dillon Has Died

            We have just learned that pioneer Vertigo artist, Steve Dillon has died.  No details are available at this time.  Suffice to say, this is a great loss to the industry.  I personally was a huge fan.  Mr. Dillon’s run on Hellblazer was seminal.  The word “iconic” gets tossed around a lot but I think it applies here.  If you have time today, dig out your back issues of Hellblazer or Preacher and give your eyes a feast.  I know who I will be toasting this evening.…

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I Was Wrong (And I Couldn’t Be Happier About It)

Back on May 23, of this year, I wrote a scathing review of the (as yet unreleased) PS4  versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City which Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment were working feverishly on.  I was not kind.  I believe I said the updated graphics looked something akin to a turd omelette. Well, I stand corrected.  Rocksteady just dropped a new trailer comparing the updated graphics, side by side with the originals.     I have to admit, this is a vast improvement over what they showed us in May.  For the most…

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SDCC Special: Welcome to the Trailer Park

As is usual during San Diego Comic Con, every studio and their grandmothers puts out trailers for movies and television shows. This year is no exception. And there are about a million of them. Or two. I’m not sure. But there’s a lot. But I thought it’d be nice – and maybe the start of an annual tradition – to showcase some of these trailers and give my impressions of what we should expect to see in the coming twelve months or so. To start, I’m going to admit that this…

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Can I say “squeeeee” here? Because I really want to.

By the time you read this, the news has already broken, but just when my utter, complete, rapturous joy at the news that Supergirl is getting a second season on The CW has barely subsided, they announce that the Big Kahuna himself, Kal-El of Krypton will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season! Now, in my previous article, I mentioned about how coyly they inserted Supes into scenes where you didn’t really see him, but it was obvious that it was him, whether it be a silhouette, a familiar red…

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When Titans Clashed: The Greatest Fight of All Time and Space!

By the time you read this, you will have already heard the news about Muhammad Ali. I won’t go into the details of his long and storied career. I’ll leave that to people who know his whole story better than I. But, even though he was an international icon, known the world over simply as “Ali”, to me, he was still one of our own. A hometown boy made good. I was, and still am, proud to say I came from the same town as he did. And growing up,…

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DC Comics: Stillbirth

So DC comics is again relaunching their entire line this month with another “universe-wide” change that “will affect every character” in their stable.   Speaking of stable. DC Comics’ books, stories and all that haven’t been “stable” for years. They promise one thing, and deliver something else, and it’s either late, not what was promised or just… plain… bad. Ten years of this.  Ten. Years. And people still ask me, “did you see this-thing happen with Superman” or “did you read the latest–” NO I DID NOT. I have a ton…

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DC Takes a Mulligan.

Imagine with me for a moment.  Picture this scene.  Your grandfather, a well-respected man of many accomplishments has died.  He left you many things in his will but the items that interested you the most were his fine, shiny ballroom dancing shoes.  No sooner is grandpa in the ground than you have slipped those treasures onto your own feet.  You feel exhilarated.  Now you can walk in grandpa’s shoes. With your heart pounding, you rush out the front door giddy at all of life’s possibilities…and you immediately step right into…

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