06 January 2012

Ranking Superhero Movie Theme Songs

The time has come to rank the top superhero movie themes of all time... well at least of the last 40 years. In order to make the cut, there were a few basic rules. 

1) The theme had to come from a movie. Sorry Wonder Woman, Justice League Unlimited, and Greatest American Hero, you will have to duke it out another day.

2) The original song couldn't just be in a superhero movie, but needed to be the actual theme music. Sorry Star Spangled Man.

3) The theme needed to be memorable, recognizable, and enjoyable. You may say "D'uh" but 2003's Hulk theme for example fit the character and can be easily recalled, but I don't ever desire to listen to it.   

And off we go...

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Mephisto's Marine Marauders

One thing I do not understand is why the people in Atlantis rely on an oxygen factory. Why is it they can't breathe underwater. Aquaman, Aqualad, and Mera seem just fine underwater. Even Tusky does fine despite his mammalian status. In this episode, even the marauder's are just fine without any underwater breathing apparatuses. So, why are the Atlanteans so lame? Since most of the villains on this show have a plan to burst the dome over Atlantis, the people would be a lot better off if they could just grow gills or something.

05 January 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Where Lurks the Fisherman!

When you have a guy named The Fisherman in your rogues gallery, you may have an image problem.

04 January 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Brain, The Brave and the Bold

Watching this episode was like getting a hearing exam, only I didn't know which hand to raise.

03 January 2012

Onscreen History of Mr Freeze

Although initially named Mr. Zero, Victor Fries made his debut in 1959's Batman #121 before claiming the chillier name Mr. Freeze in the 1960s. Freeze is arguably the best known and premier ice-based character among all of DC's characters.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Satanic Saturnians

Satanic? Wow, was that a tough sell for a kids cartoon? Its also libelous since the Saturnians, though sinister, were not really satanic, at least as far as I could tell.

02 January 2012

Counting Down the Most Anticipated Superhero Shows of 2012 (1-10)


Without further ado I give you my most anticipated superhero shows of 2012 (Check out #11-19 here).

10) G.I. Joe: Retaliation- 29 June 2012

Its no secret that I quite enjoyed GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra for what it was. At this point I find the Joe franchise more interesting, entertaining, and surprisingly age appropriate than Hasbro's Transformers. No matter what you feel about the first one, GI Joe 2 looks to be the better movie. Cast members have been upgraded with additions of The Rock, Bruce Willis, and that girl who almost played Wonder Woman. Also, Snake Eyes lost his "gimp lips." Even though it too may get lost in the shuffle, GI Joe: Retaliation looks like it could be a near perfect summer blockbuster - you know the kind where the plot is irrelevant.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Treacherous is the Torpedoman

Believe it or not, but the shapeshifting robotic Torpedoman made his way from a creation for this animated series into the pages of the Aquaman comic; however, unsurprisingly his popularity never really took off.