29 April 2011

Brave and the Bold Gives Us an Army of Batmen

Tonight's Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, Night of the Batmen started off with Plastic Man, Captain Marvel, Green Arrow, and Aquaman filling in for an injured Batman. By episodes end, Batmen from universes far and wide arrived to help clean up Gotham City. Some of these dudes appeared previously in Season 1's Game Over for Owlman, but this time Batmen from previous shows came along for the ride. This picture captured the awesome.

Starting in the top left and going round clockwise (and with a little help from the interweb and some guesswork) we have:

Solar Batman

Batman of 800,000 AD
Batman from Batman Beyond
Batman of Zur-En-Arrh
Captain Marvel as Batman
Batman from The New Batman Adventures
Bat-Manga Batman
Nighthawk of the Justice Riders
Super Friends Batman
Plastic Man as Batman
Scooby Doo Batman
Green Arrow as Batman
Captain Leatherwing
The Dark Knight Returns Batman
Batman and Robin ("nipple") Batman
1960's Adam West Batman
Batman from The Batman
Aquaman as Batman
and Brave and the Bold Batman in the center.

28 April 2011

Watch the Transformers Cut a Building in Half

Say what you want about Michael Bay, he knows how to mess $#!+ up as proven by this trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This does look to be stuffed with 'splosions. One thing I don't get is how that dork keeps getting girlfriends.

The Green Latern Corps Smile for the Camera

A new banner has appeared for Green Lantern showcasing a few more of the Corps members. I am not sure who one of these buggers is, and am taking the Internet's word for Ngila, but the rest I have listed (corresponding left to right) with links to their profiles for all the uninitiated "greenies" out there. Some involved in the production are calling this the "new Star Wars." I will say this, not since Star Wars has there been such potential for an ever expanding line of awesome action figures until now.


Ngila Grnt
Abin Sur
Hal Jordan
Tomar Re
R'amey Holl

27 April 2011

Will The X-Men Fool Me Thrice?

The new X-Men: First Class trailer looks awesome... But so did the trailers for X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Then again, I give those movies more credit than most, so I am pretty sure this will be a enjoyable move. It also has some real potential to rejuvenate the X-Men franchise, its just too bad it is coming out in a superhero saturated Summer. Will it stand out enough amid Thor, Captain America, and Green Lantern to overcome the negative buzz of the last two X-Films?

The other question I have is this, if X-Men First Class is a success, what then? The direction of the franchise has been so confusing. There are still rumors of X4 and X5 in the works along with Deadpool and a Wolverine sequel. Are all those films really going to get made. There have also been rumors that there could be sequels to First Class set between this movie and the original trilogy. I don't know if that is a good idea. I mean, if First Class is good, why pigeonhole the sequels into trying to fit into the same continuity which is already unraveling? And after burning through so many characters already in X3 and Wolverine, they are limited in who could logically be included in sequel prequels. I really think if there is an X-Men First Class 2 (terrible title by the way, but what would you call it?) that even though it would be totally ripping off Star Trek, they should do some sort of time alteration to free themselves up. Time travel is a part of X-Men lore, why not use it to start a new, more consistent with current comics, branch of stories for the movies?

Anyways /end rant. This looks good.

More Transformers to Meet Your Eyes

The less said about Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, the better. The movie was not good, but it was also really incoherent, which makes me sympathize a little bit with excuses that the movie was hit hard by the writers strike at the time... The argument would hold more water if the first Transformers was good. Don't get me wrong, it was a highly entertaining movie, but cinema, not so much. Anyways, Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon is nearly upon us and these images promise more sword toting robots and giant flying bug bots. So, it might be another good diversion to finish of the trilogy. What I am most excited about is what I don't see, the twins.

Sentinel Prime

Giant Flying Bug Bot

26 April 2011

Behold Three Emerald Knights of the Green Lantern Corps

I have to say, when these guys aren't moving they look pretty good. Hopefully the final effects will look this sharp.