I read a lot of “whodunit” stories, and watch a lot of mystery shows on the tube. I have to know who is responsible for what happened, and why. My TiVo is chock full of detective shows. The puzzle I’m trying to solve these days is, when will ever I get the time to watch them?
The new Batman of Earth 2 tries to turn the tide in the war against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips, but even as new allies reveal themselves the planet trembles before its new rulers.
There are no bad characters. Only bad writers. Or at least, writers who don’t know what to do with the characters.
DC Comics was out in full force at the New York Comic Con, and we’ve taken all their panels, and announcements, and give you just the bits you need, on one handy article you can take with you wherever you go.
This week, I have a special conversation with Robert Venditti, who created The Surrogates (which was turned into a major motion picture). He’s doing terrific things with Valiant’s X-O Manowar, which he discusses, including the upcoming Unity event, which will begin in November. We also talk about his work on DC’s Green Lantern, so don’t miss it!
Then I give brief reviews of the books I thought were great that arrived in comics shops on Wednesday, September 25, followed by the latest “News & Previews!”
Everything wraps up with my take on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which debuted this week on ABC.
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A couple of years back when the Green Lantern motion picture was released, some critics complained that there were “too many superhero movies,” and that by the time GL hit the theaters, moviegoers were suffering from “superhero fatigue.” “We just can’t take this many superhero movies in one summer,” said one commentator.
Now, we can debate the quality of the film, which is fine. But I’m intrigued that we’re not hearing about “superhero fatigue” nearly as much this year.
You may, and most likely were, disappointed with the Green Lantern when it came out. There were many issues with the film, but now is not the time to bring that up again. Instead, let’s take a look at some of Sebastian Meyer’s character designs for the movie.
New teasers have come out for DC’s Forever Evil event that kicks off in September with the New 52 Villains Month. Among them includes the original as well as a new image for Nightwing, Teen Titans, and Green Lantern. Take the jump for a look.
It’s a rough comics week for me. Several of my favorite characters are losing their ongoing titles, including Hawkman. But the part that leaves me saddest is the final Geoff Johns story in Green Lantern #20.
I’ve always been a fan of when heroes from different universes meet (or clash, as the case may be). For instance, I would love to see a new Marvel/DC crossover take place. Justice League of America/Avengers is still one of my all-time favorite books!
There have been a number of heroes to hold the mantle of The Green Lantern, and like The Flash before him, everyone seems to have their favorite. Which brings us to the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!