Thursday, February 11, 2016
It has been great seeing Katana on Arrow as well as in trailers for the upcoming Suicide Squad. I really hope she makes it through that movie alive though, because even more than the Justice League, Batman and the Outsiders is the comic team I really want to see on the big screen one day. Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Halo and Geo-Force would look great on the big screen alongside their teammates.
Coming tomorrow: STF #1400!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It's interesting that Captain Cold and Heatwave have made the leap from recurring villains on The Flash to regular characters on Legends of Tomorrow. I can understand their inclusion, as it adds to the mix of personalities and lends conflict to the core team. Wentworth Miller's overacting and chewing the scenery as Cold is almost at Jada Pinkett-Smith/Fish Mooney levels though, and he is a bit hard to take sometimes.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
I was always creeped out by the concept of Dracula and Nosferatu when I was a kid. The idea of an immortal creature that could transform into animals and prowled the night in search of victims to bite was suitably scary to me. These days, when I think of vampires, my mind goes to too many movies featuring societies filled with overly primped effete bloodsuckers brooding and falling in love. It seems that something has been lost with this new generation of the undead.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Will Barbara Gordon show up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Actress and former collaborator with Zack Snyder Jena Malone has a mystery role in the film that many have speculated to be none other than the daughter of Jim Gordon. She's not a bad choice for the role, but with so much else going on in the film I wonder how much time there will be fore setting up seeds for a future Batgirl.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
One of the great things about Roy Thomas' All-Star Squadron was that he not only included the Justice Society characters, but also many other Golden Age heroes that I had only seen in a few back-up reprint stories. I always wanted to see more of Johnny Quick and the original Robotman, and finally they were appearing in new adventures.
Iron Man and the Cliff Steele Robotman appeared on this blog together not long ago in a two-part tale...
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Moon Knight is a property that should be on the short list of future Netflix series for Marvel. He's another street level hero that firs right in with the Daredevil, Luke Cage iron Fist and Jessica Jones. Plus his split personality will make for some very interesting story lines as well as plenty for a gifted actor to work with. Really, the toughest part would be translating the white costume to a workable live action version.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Batman has always had feelings for Catwoman, but her criminal ways keep coming between them. Perhaps a heroine with a cat motif would have been more suitable as the Caped Crusader's love interest. How different his history might have been if Linda Turner had been operating in Gotham.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
I always saw Firestorm as filling in a void at DC when he was introduced. Here was a teenage character with no ties to any previously existing hero with his own title. He reminded me of Spider-Man in that way. Given that and the Gerry Conway connection, I think that this would be a fun match up to see.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Mike Colter, Netflix' Luke Cage, let it slip that Iron Fist has been cast for the character's self titled show. I had read that there was some trouble as far as getting the series up and running, so it is good to hear that it seems to be getting on track. The friendship between Luke Cage and Danny Rand is one of my favorites in comics and it is going to be great to see that explored on screen.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Continued from yesterday's cover, it's time to let the whole teams in on the action. Both of these groups have gone through numerous roster changes over the years, but I never get tired of reading stories that feature their original line ups, or at least those members that joined within the first couple of years.
The JLA and Avengers have crossed paths before on the Blog... Once in the League's first headquarters and once in my first 100-Page Giant...
Monday, February 1, 2016
I am really curious to see how Giant Man will be realized on screen, hopefully in the recently announced Ant-Man and The Wasp movie. Sure, we have seen giant sized characters in the movies before, but just as with the innovative shrinking visuals we saw in the first film, I am confident that Marvel will give us a new spin on what it's like to be huge.
This story continues in tomorrow's issue, so be sure to come back!
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Continued from yesterday's tale, we see why some family reunions can be awkward. I have four brothers and two sisters, so I have always enjoyed stories that deal with a family dynamic. It is cool to see the sibling relationship in play with characters like Hawk & Dove, Power Pack, Johnny and Susan Storm, Northstar and Aurora or even Shimmer and Mammoth.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
I revealed that these two were siblings on a previous STF cover, and I have been wanting to revisit that relationship ever since. They just seem to me like they would make a good team, each are street level heroes that would rather use arrows than guns, they even kind of dress alike. Make sure you stop in tomorrow to see the twisted ending to this shocking tale!
Friday, January 29, 2016
Mar-Vell remains the one Marvel superhero that has been allowed to stay dead. Indeed, the Death of Captain Marvel graphic novel made a huge impression on me, and I am glad that they have resisted a resurrection thus far. Then again, Marvel's next big event which they are teasing is called "Dead No More", so who knows what they have in mind?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
I have to say that the one upcoming superhero movie that I feel has yet to make a misstep is Deadpool. Nothing I have seen from the casting to the trailers to the marketing campaign has given me a reason to doubt that I will have a blast watching this film. The humor and attitude has been spot on, and Deadpool and Colossus look great. Plus, I love how well the white CG eyes work - he really looks like the comic character come to life.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Thanks to MeTV, I have finally seen every episode of Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk. Not only is it fun to watch these shows and revisit the TV superheroes of my childhood, it's cool to see which classic 70's star will show up next. From Shields & Yarnell to Sherman Hemsley to Rick Springfield, it's always an interesting blast from the past.
These two also shared a more traditional comic adventure...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
We are only a couple of months away from the second season of Netflix' Daredevil, which I am sure I will devour instantly. One thing I am most looking forward to is Jon Bernthal's performance as Frank Castle. I am glad to hear that he will be very involved in the plot and not just a one or two episode guest star. In the few photos released, we still haven't seen him wearing the classing Punisher skull shirt, though - hopefully we won't have to wait until the final episode for his signature look as we did with Daredevil himself.
Monday, January 25, 2016
DC's Jack O'Lantern is a character that i always felt held a lot of potential, even though he was never able to gain a high profile. I liked him as a member of the Global Guardians and was glad to see him explored closer as a member of Primal Force. Alas, that team did not last long and I don't know if old Jack has appeared since the title was cancelled. I still believe there are good stories to be told featuring him.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
When I was a kid, DC was the place to go if you wanted whimsy as part of your comics. Super-Monkeys, Bat-Mites, wacky alien sidekicks, and crazy Red Kryptonite transformations were just some of the fun kinds of concepts I rarely saw in Marvels more "serious" output. How times have changed in this era of cinematic superheroes. DC's offerings are dead serious, while Marvel has made a talking raccoon one of its biggest stars. I'm not holding my breath for a Beppo appearance on the big screen.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
The only problem with a team like this is finding anyone who could stand up to them. By my calculations, they have the combined powers and abilities of The Justice League, The Avengers, The Legion of Super-Heroes, The X-Men and The Fantastic Four. That's a lot to overcome!