14 January 2012

First Look at GL's Pink Lanterns

Thanks to Animation Magazine, we have our first look at members of the Star Sapphire Corps who will appear later in the first season on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Surprisingly they are about as scantily clad as their comic book counterparts. Not sure which violet spectrum wielders will appear, but its appears for the time being at least that Carol Ferris will be absent from their ranks. I am looking forward to seeing the rainbow of corps as they assembe.

13 January 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Devil Fish

Now I suppose it is about time I addressed the Aquacave. I get it that back in the day many of the superheroes were sort of interchangeable and made from the same mold. Green Arrow was basically a Batman clone, etc. And Aquman was just the ocean guy. Of course all heroes need a headquarters, right? Batman had the Batcave, Superman had the Fortress of Solitude, and A-Man, got the Aquacave. The thing is, an underwater "cave" complete with a "state of the art" computer doesn't really make sense. For one thing, the name is stupid. Bats live in caves, hence Batcave. Maybe the Aquacave should be called "The Reef" or something more aquatic. Secondly, the setting is just an electric shock waiting to happen, but I digress.

Green Arrow Joins the Long List of Heroes Hoping for a Break

I suppose it shouldn't be too surprising that a Green Arrow show is in the works for the CW. The Green Arrow character was one of the more popular additions to Smallville, and throughout the finale seasons of that show, rumors of a Green Arrow spin-off persisted. While this incarnation, titled Arrow, is not in fact a spin-off, its will likely be targeted toward Smallville fans.

12 January 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Sinister Sea Scamp

Uh oh, Tusky got lost. Then he got attacked by a serpent made of grass thanks to the Sea Scamp AKA Megamind. Aquaman turned the monster into a "tossed salad." Next, a coral monster struck, but he turned out to not be rock proof. On a roll, the Seas Scamp next created a phosphorous monster. Luckily Aquaman just happened to have a chunk of phosphorous with him. This monster was once again taken out by A-Man's minions. Suffering from the same spatial reasoning limitations as Kahn, Aquaman thought he could hide in the underwater canyon maze. But Scampy went in for the kill leading to his humiliating defeat. This episode was a dud!

Episode Count: 0132
Series Count: (22 of 36)

11 January 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Goliaths of the Deep-Sea Gorge

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the beach, the episode opened with a Black Lagoon-like "gill man" chasing Tusky.

10 January 2012

Onscreen History of Iceman

As one of the original X-Men, Iceman debuted in 1963's X-Men #1. While in the DC universe, ice based characters tended to be plentiful and villainous whereas in Marvel land, the heroic Iceman is one of the only games in town.Just don't call him Frosty.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Torp, The Magneto and the Claw

As if the last episodes team up of three super villains wasn't enough, we have immediately been treated to another villainous trio, who in the comics were called (I kid you not) the Awesome Threesome.

09 January 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Trio of Terror

YES, YES, YES! Did someone call for a super villain team-up?