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
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.
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! VOTE! (after the jump)
Press Release Project: Rooftop is proud to announce their next redesign contest, spotlighting on the DC Entertainment hero Green Lantern. Originally created back in 1940 by John Broome, Gil Kane, Bill Finger and Martin Nodell, Green Lantern has become one of the biggest super-heroes in comic books. And now Project: Rooftop is putting out the call for artists around the world to submit their own renditions of the hero to be spotlighted on Project: Rooftop’s website and be reviewed by the P:R staff as well as long-time Green Lantern writer Ron Marz and in-demand artist/designer James White.
Creator of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise, NetherRealm is back this year to allow players make their favorite heroes and villains from the DC Universe battle it out. Characters included in the game continue to be named and today a video released show casing the two different Hal Jordans in the game, a Green Lantern and a Yellow Lantern.
The new Justice League of America débuts with a whoppingly ridiculous 54 covers, with Geoff Johns on script and David Finch handling art. Will Justice League of America #1 have you declaring “America, F yeah!” or just mumbling “America… ehh… whatever…”? Stoke your patriotic pride as Major Spoilers reviews Justice League of America #1 (this reviewer got the Indiana cover).
In this episode, Zach sits down and learns all about the Spaghetti Western as we look at The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles respectively. Director of photography Tonino Delli Colli was responsible for the film’s sweeping widescreen cinematography and Ennio Morricone composed the famous film score, including its main theme. It is the third film in the Dollars Trilogy following A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For
Or – “It Takes A Real Man To Be A Superhero AND Host The Daily Show!” In a way, it’s kind of astonishing that in an industry that started in the mid-1930s, there were virtually no superheroes of color until the 1970s. Though today’s Hero History entrant wasn’t the first black superhero (that place is held by The Black Panther, circa 1966) nor the first African-American character to headline his own book (that honor goes to Dell Comics’ Lobo, a cowboy type who will probably make for a fine Retro Review soon enough), but John Stewart predates either Luke Cage
When Disney acquire Marvel the thought started of, “What would it look like for Pixar to do a Marvel movie?” Well there is still no word on that happening any time soon, so Daniel Araya decided to give the world what it really wanted: a Pixar designed BATMAN! After the jump are the images of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman.