DC Comics attempted to do a Batman taking on the supernatural series a few years ago. The series didn’t do as well as it could have, because it featured too much Batman, and not enough supernatural detectives. The publisher is going to rectify that in Gotham by Midnight.
When I was in school (back in the Cretaceous Period), Otter Disaster and I shared a love of the comic adventures of The Spectre. Trouble was, the John Ostrander version of Specs that he loved and the Michael Fleischer version that I loved were almost entirely different characters. The M.S.P. crew occasionally discuss the different editorial takes on an iconic character like Batman or Spider-Man, but secondary characters such as The Spectre, Captain Atom or Star-Lord get COMPLETELY revamped and rejiggered with every new iteration. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks you look a bit familiar, but can’t place
From the creative forces behind the DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, DC Showcase puts the spotlight on favorite characters from throughout the annals of DC Comics in fascinating, short-form tales sure to entertain longtime and new fans alike. The Spectre focuses on a detective story with an ethereal twist, featuring the otherworldly character originally introduced by DC Comics in 1940. The voice cast is led by Gary Cole (Entourage) as the title character and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) as Aimee Brenner. Steve Niles is one of the contemporary writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Named by Fangoria
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 23, 2010.Â Included on the disc is a bonus animated short featuring The Spectre, that kicks off a brand new series of shorts from DC. How well does it work? Hereâ€™s a hint: weâ€™re reviewing it before the feature film.
Or – “Ya Say Ya Likes The Horror Comics? I GOT Your Horror Comics…” Last Monday was a legal holiday… What this meant for those of us who follow comics was the delay ’til Thursday from the regular Wednesday comic shipment. What it means to you, loyal Spoilermaniacs, is that Matthew’s grab bag of recappy goodness has done run dry, and the new comics won’t be out until this afternoon. I considered reviewing the preview copy of New Warriors #1 from the store, (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon & Gage, Topeka! Ask ’em about our Vampirella variant covers!) but wasn’t sure of the ethics of
Tales of the Expected The 2006 installment of Tales of the Unexpected featuring The Spectre, and a backup with Dr. 13 kicked off with a bang that got me in all the right places. Now that I’ve had a chance to absorb issue two, are my tingly places still tingling, or is it more of the same?
Unexpected fun from limited series I just finished reading Tales of the Unexpected #1, and wow, you are in for quite a treat. It starts with Crispus Allen, and ends with a vampire. Unexpected indeed…