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  • 2018 Superhero Watch: You Will Believe an Actor can Fly

    2018 Superhero Watch: You Will Believe an Actor can Fly

    For 2018 I set a goal for myself to watch and discuss as many superhero movies as possible. As we approach the halfway point of the year and I look at the list of films I’ve yet to watch, I’m starting to think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. This might go into 2019, guys. It might go into 2020. I might still be doing this when my baby is in college. So far, I’ve talked to you guys about the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and those featuring their little brother, Spider-Man. Today, I’m returning to the hero that gave the genre his name: Superman. We’re going to look at all the performers who have worn the S on the silver screen before the current holder of the mantle. Fans of Henry Cavill, don’t worry, he’ll have his day, but not until I take a look at the DC Extended Universe. And if you want to keep track of my progress in-between articles, there’s a Letterboxd list just for that purpose.

    So let’s talk about Hollywood’s first Superman, Christopher Ree--...
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  • Three Wishes: Streaming the DC Universe

    Three Wishes: Streaming the DC Universe

    We live in a streaming world. We have our Netflix, our Hulu, our Amazon Prime, but that's just where it starts. Do you want a vast selection of horror movies and TV shows? Subscribe to Shudder. Are TCM classics and highbrow fare more your thing? You need Filmstruck. Miss the cartoons of your youth? Get yourself some Boomerang. A fan of a certain famous science fiction franchise and want a service that includes that and literally no other reason to sign up? Right this way to CBS All-Access.

    With so many different streaming services and more on the way, you've got to start being choosy about which ones you're going to get. When DC first announced their plans for a streaming platform, I was skeptical that there would be enough content to make it worthwhile. Then the announcements started: live action shows featuring The Titans, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol and more, plus a new animated Harley Quinn series and the resurrection of the popular and be unfairly cancelled Young Justic...
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  • Justice League #1: As Big As It Gets

    Justice League #1: As Big As It Gets

    Justice League #1 (DC Comics)
    By Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Tomeu Morey & Tom Napolitano


    There have been many versions of the Justice League over the years. Some have been sublime, some have been disastrous, but the best, truest versions of the League have all had a common thread: the biggest heroes, the biggest threats, the biggest stories. The Justice League should be the biggest thing in the DC Universe. With the first issue of Scott Snyder's run, we're finally getting big.

    Following the aftermath of Justice League: No Justice, the League has reorganized with a new headquarters and a new chairman: the Martian Manhunter. Unbeknownst to them (of course), their enemies have also begun to organize, with Lex Luthor assembling a new Legion of Doom. This first issue is, as expected, a heck of a lot of set-up. We get a lovely tour of the new Hall of Justice and we see how J’onn’s chairmanship functions, using his telepathy to link all members...
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  • The Man of Steel (2018) #1: A New Era Begins

    The Man of Steel (2018) #1: A New Era Begins

    The Man of Steel (2018) #1 (DC Comics)
    By Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Jay Fabok, Alex Sinclair, Cory Petit, Jessica Chen, Michael Cotton, Brian Cunningham)

    Well, some 6 weeks after Action Comics #1000, and four weeks after DC Nation #0, we finally have a new, actual Superman comic. And in many ways, THE new Superman comic. (Sure, there was the Action Comics Special and the Superman Special...but as those seem to have been granted as ways to wrap up the individual runs of the prior creative teams without messing up the numbering for how DC wanted to start Bendis' stuff, those don't exactly count for me.) So...some weeks later, here we are...with the first issue proper of "The Bendis Era" on Superman.

    First off, there's the cover. It's a bit generic to me--not a bad visual, and I believe this is part of a multi-part image that'll span the 6 issues of this weekly mini. I have a bit of a problem with it, though, as it shows Superman...
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  • The Cure For Fatigue-Modern Mytholgy

    The Cure For Fatigue-Modern Mytholgy

    Strap in, guys, I’m about to hit you with a revelation that will gut you to the core. Robert Downey Jr. will not be the only actor to ever play Iron Man. And that’s okay. It’s actually part of what superheroes are. It’s part of why we love them.

    The Cure For Fatigueis an irregular feature in which we’ll gather around the campfire, take a look at something that people may be feeling burned out on, and talk about what makes it so great in the first place. Today, let’s talk about one of the reasons superheroes, in all their forms, endure.

    I’m going to make an observation that’s older than Aunt May’s wheatcakes recipe, something you already know, but I need to say it to make my point: superheroes are our modern mythology. I know, it’s nothing you haven’t heard before. But have you ever really thought about what that means? Superheroes have power like the gods of ancient myth. They go on adventures on the scale of Perseus, Odysseus, and Jason. They are divided into...
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  • Justice League: No Justice #1: Crazy Configurations and a Strong Start

    Justice League: No Justice #1: Crazy Configurations and a Strong Start

    Justice League: No Justice #1 (DC Comics)
    By Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Francis Manapul, Hi-Fi, and AndWorld Design

    In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Metal, the Source Wall at the fringes of the DC Universe has been breached. From the cracks comes something dark, deadly, and dangerous… so dangerous that the insidious Brainiac has taken it upon himself to create a new Justice League from members of the old, some Titans, the Suicide Squad, and a few surprise guests. The four unconventional groups will have to work together against the threat of the Omega Titans, with all life in the universe hanging in the balance.

    On the surface, there are a lot of things about No Justice #1 you could be cynical about. The four teams Brainiac has assembled seem in some ways tailor-made to capitalize on characters that are in the zeitgeist right now, and outfitting each of the squads in color-coded uniforms could be taken as a plot to crank out a new...
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  • The Cure For Fatigue

    The Cure For Fatigue

    ​Blame James Cameron for this one.

    Recently, the director of Aliens and Titanic has expressed some… shall we say “disappointment” about the proliferation of superhero movies. The man who is working on a Terminator reboot and four new Avatar sequels was famously quoted as saying “there are other stories to tell,” when speaking about the success of Marvel’s Avengers franchise. The man who helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger a megastar and who once almost made a Spider-Man movie went on to bemoan “hyper-gonadal movies about males without families.”

    I’m picking on Cameron a little here, I know, but that’s because he’s the most famous name that has jumped onto this particular bandwagon. He is by no means the first one. Lots of people have talked about “superhero fatigue” setting in, and with so many films in the genre coming out each year, it’s not an unreasonable concern. Marvel Studios is the juggernaut, but let’s not forget Fox’s X-Men franchise (which...
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  • The Adventures of Superdad

    The Adventures of Superdad

    After a prologue in Action Comics #1000, we stand here a few weeks before the Brian Michael Bendis era of Superman truly begins. As is to be expected, Bendis and DC have both played details of his story pretty close to the vest, aside from a little playful trolling and a reassurance that Bendis doesn’t want to just blow up what the previous creative teams did as they move on. I’m not here to speculate on what comes next, nor to plead with DC to keep things one way or another, but rather to talk about what those previous teams have done right, and why it has meant so much to me. I’m here to talk about Jon Kent.

    But first, let me backtrack. Although I was, of course, aware of the character as far back as I can remember, the first Superman story I ever bought new off the stands, eagerly awaiting each new chapter, was “Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite.” This 1990 storyline culminated in Superman #50, in which Clark Kent proposed to Lois Lane. So you see, while fifty years of comic...
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