Or – “Despite The Peek-a-boo Costume, Dawnstar Is Not A Stripper!” I’m always appalled at the apparent adoration for the artwork of Aicahael Aurner… Uh, I mean, Michael Turner. The cover of this issue has a very-malnourished looking Hawkman holding his mace in an incredibly phallic manner, while Red Arrow (Ugh.) positions one of his, you should pardon the expression, shafts to try and compete, but looks disappointed not to measure up, while Dawnstar hovers overhead, leaning forward to apparently make it easier for them tuck her tips into her cleavage. Luckily, she found some of Jimmy Olsen’s Elastic Lad
There have been a myriad of rumors and confirmed rumors of celebrities being cast for upcoming comic related movies. Which are true and which are false? Thomas Jane said in an interview with Ain’t It Cool News that he’s dropped out of the sequel to The Punisher, while David Boreanaz is reported to have auditioned for Namor in Marvel’s Sub-Mariner movie. The Punisher sequel is said to be pretty dark and gritty, which could be a good thing compared to how “tame”*snicker*the first movie was. As far as Angel cast as Namor? I think he’s just a bit bulky for
DC Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover for the first trade of 52 arriving May 30, 2007. This is a great looking cover that I can’t stop looking at (mainly because I made it my new desktop wallpaper). All I can say is this cover reminds me a great deal of the original Star Wars movie posters from the 70s. If this is indeed an homage, then I can’t wait to see the covers for the other trades when they come out.
Or – “A Naked Blonde Walks Into A Bar…” “She’s got a mystical extraterrestrial artifact of infinite power under one arm, under the other she has a six-foot salami.” I honestly can’t decide whether I’m disappointed in Green Lantern or not right now. Certainly, they’ve lost a bit of momentum… Not so very long ago, in the wake of Geoff John’s and Ethan Van Sciver’s excellent “Rebirth” miniseries, Hal’s book was the DC’s second best selling title. Heck, GL even had enough momentum to spawn a second title, ‘Green Lantern Corps,’ but in March of this year, Hal’s book clocked
Warner Bros. has posted the teaser page for the Dark Knight movie scheduled to be in theatres July 18, 2008. I’m both excited and nervous about this follow up film as it could really rock or it could really suck. We have just over a year to find out. We’ll keep checking the site for any and all updates. via The Dark Knight
Or – “As The Creative Team Called It, ‘That Damn Legion Tabloid’…” This is it, Spoileroholics… The Holy Grail of my Legion collection. The first Legion of Super-Heroes issue I ever read, the one that started a lifelong obsession with Legion and with continuity. Miraculously, I got it on an internet auction site for COVER PRICE (plus shipping, of course) and it’s actually one of those rare experiences that is still as entertaining now as it was then. In 1978, the Legion was in the midst of a renaissance, with new members, a new title (taking over ‘Superboy’ and eventually
Or – “You Gotta Love Grace…” There’s two important safety tips to the reading of Major Spoilers recaps of Outsiders. One: I am a fan of Judd Winick, his dialogue and plotting, so while many other reviewers may raise hue and cry about the earmarks of Judd’s writing, you won’t get that here. Secondly, I have a huge imaginary crush on Grace Choi. I don’t know why, and I’m not going to try and defend it, but a six-foot tattooed half-Asian woman with super-strength appeals to me. As Grant Morrison (or someone quite like him) said in this week’s ‘Tales
I sure as hell hope this isn’t another Zero Hour Even though the final numbers aren’t in yet, 52 was a huge success for DC, which means if the formula works once, it will surely work again with the brand new series Countdown. I’ve read through the first issue, and while I’m excited about following yet another weekly series, one comment in the entire issue has me worried just a little bit.
If you haven’t become a regular visitor to Josh Howard’s blog site, why not? Beyond his awesome work on Dead@17, the LostBooks of Eve, and the brand new Sasquatch graphic novel, Josh spends quite a bit of time doodling various characters. His latest is Dark Knight Returns Robin. Take the jump for the larger image, then head over to Josh’s site to see more of his work, including his take on Harry Potter.
Hey kids, DC’s Countdown arrived in stores today, and if you live in New York and love love love Paul Dini, you can get your issue signed by heading down to Midtown Comics at its Times Square location (200 West 40th Street) from 5 to 7 PM. COUNTDOWN will serve as the spine of the DC Universe for a year, with its events sending ripples and shockwaves through the rest of DC’s titles. Issue #51 hits shelves May 9th. The series will count down backwards, one number a week, until issue #0 is published in 2008.
Or -“Since You Won’t Join In On My Internet Meme, Time To Drop Some Knowledge…” There’s just no excuse for the lack of information available on the heroes of my youth in this, the so-called information age. When I can easily access incredibly sensitive personal data, download the plans for any number of unwise-to-create devices, or see one of thousands of pictures of Britney’s bajingo, it’s absolutely criminal to see the dearth of solid information on something as basic as The Legion of Superheroes. I’ve been talking up Blok, the Legion’s resident philosopher, historian, and silicon lifeform for a couple
“This is the end…the end my friend, the end…” So this is it, the final bow, the big finale, the wrap up of the weekly series that has propelled some of the lesser known DC Characters to the forefront and engrossed readers for an entire year. This week, most of the unanswered questions get answered, Mr. Mind gets even more vile, the official return of the Multiverse, the return of someone we thought dead, and an appearance by someone who is apparently still dead.
Or – “Two Excellent Books Are Crossing Over… And You’re Reading SPAWN, Aren’t You?” I know, I know, I shouldn’t be mean about Spawn… Every single title out there is somebody’s fave-rave, and just ’cause I don’t get it (and maybe resent Todd McFarlane’s general public persona and history of questionable litigatory decisions) doesn’t mean that it isn’t awesome in… some… way. Maybe… Anyway, back in the realm of statements that keep my foot out of mouth, we’re about to embark on an interesting case study in the DCU. Outsiders, a relatively underrated book with a ton of neat characters