So after reading about how we’re actually going to get a Joker origins movie, I started thinking about The Dark Knight and howit portrayed the Joker. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that with one fundamental change, the movie could have been a lot more interesting.
Superhero comics, as we know, are just big soap operas. And there is nothing that soap operas love more than a wedding. In fact, we’ve had two weddings (from both Marvel and DC) in recent weeks that have, well, had their complications: Marvel’s wedding between Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin and DC’s wedding between…
Valerie D’Orazio worked at DC Comics from 2000 to 2004, first as a Creative Services Coordinator and then as an Assistant Editor, editing books such as Aquaman, Batman: Black and White, and JLA. After leaving DC, she has talked about how much of a toxic environment it was and how she was sexually harassed, but more…
The CW seasons are wrapping up, and as they do I begin my annual wrap up for where each show is standing. Starting off on a high note, I’ve got Legends of Tomorrow’s third season to review, and yeah, I manage to go a little more in depth than just “Oh my god, you guys, it’s so good”. I could’ve left it at that, but…
James Witbrook over at io9 wrote a sort of blurb/review editorial hybrid about Batman Ninja and mentioned that the story makes no sense. There is a reason it doesn’t make sense, and you can read more about it from this Gamestop article with interviews from its English language writers:
DC Comics released Tom King and Clay Mann’s five page story for Action Comics #1000, “Of Tomorrow,” fully on their website. Please read it. It is incredibly beautiful and heartfelt and now I want an entire Superman book just done by Tom King and Clay Mann. This is the Superman I want to read all the time.
In this article, Evan Narcisse laid out his argument for why Warner Bros. should make an Icon film in order to replicate the success of Black Panther. I respectfully disagree — I think Blue Beetle is a much, much better option.
It will also feature the debut of some writer named Brian Michael Bendis or something.
Now that 2018 is kicking into high gear, let’s look at everything that’s coming up and what, exactly, we know about them.
Today, DC streamed live a panel called “The Aftermath: Battle & Trauma in Comics,” where Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle, The Vision) talked with other people about trauma and PTSD and then announced that he would be writing a book for DC called Sanctuary, which would be about a superhero trauma crisis center.
Last year was Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday and we still don’t have the awesome biopic for him that we deserve. So I figured I could make one up — and instead of a simple biopic, it would be a biographical mini-series, going through different eras in Jack’s life.
Doomsday Clock is a 2017-2018 comic book mini-series that will act not only as the culmination of the story arc introduced in DC Rebirth #1, but also as the sequel to the seminal classic Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons in 1986. Doomsday Clock is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by…
With Warner Brothers executive still restricting which characters can be used on TV, perhaps now is the time to make a show using characters that will likely never appear on film. They are the world’s strangest heroes trapped in the most surreal storylines you can imagine: they are the Doom Patrol.
I stopped reading the main DC Wonder Woman book after Greg Rucka finished his run, but there is a Wonder Woman book that I am currently reading: Wonder Woman/Conan by Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti. It is fantastic in all meanings of the word.
So Justice League has finally arrived and it’s sure to make money — yes, domestically it’s a disappointment, but it still made over $281 million if you count international sales — and so the time has come to look to the future of this cinematic universe.
I went into Justice League not really expecting much. All I really needed to enjoy the film was for it to deliver some great action scenes and some good character interactions. And boy, did it deliver that and a little bit more.
So Brian Michael Bendis is leaving Marvel for DC. This is pretty shocking news in itself, considering Bendis has been with Marvel for close to seventeen years now and has written almost all of their major characters and even created some new characters that have become very popular. So while we might speculate what…
Long before DC actually announced their plans for Doomsday Clock —in fact, long before Doctor Manhattan was revealed at the end of DC Rebirth, back in the wild days of 2012, the prophet known only as “Chip Zdarsky” made a bold proclamation about Watchmen 2.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m big into synecdoches. There’s a lot of situations where one little aspect of a piece of media is indicative of a broader philosophy, and when you look at the big picture thinking about this philosophy, you can see how it all works together.
Comics like to explain things. In cases of suspension of disbelief, it’s necessary to give some kind of an explanation as to how a character like Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound; in cases of character motivations via backstories like why Batman decided to dress like a bat and fight crime, this is a…