14 July 2012

New Man of Steel Poster

I find it a little funny that we have gone from red undies in Superman to tiny red undies in Superman Returns to no undies in Man of Steel. I can't wait to see this costume in action. Less than a week under the trailer... unless it leaks early!

Iron Man 3 Armor Revealed

Comic Con strikes again with this look at a new suit from Iron Man 3. While I like the circular chest piece, all that gold may take some getting used to.

Sorry for a lack of credit, none was offered by ComicBookMovie.

See the Cat Woman of Shanghai

I have a new favorite DC Nation short series. The Bat Man of Shanghai reimagines the world of Batman in 1930's China. This first short focused on Cat Woman and it was a stylized treat.

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Crisis of Infinite Episodes - New Teen Titans: Movies

Before DC Nation officially aired, The New Teen Titans short Movies was released on the world wide web. Along with a couple of funny digs at 3D, we got to see the return of Control Freak! along with a reference to Aliens. I can only assume it was incomplete in its original release, but even without the ending, it was a delight. 

13 July 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Brain Machine

What are the chances that a dude named Dr Cranum would end up with a gigantic head? [/sarcasm] For some reason, the description of a telepath called for the combined efforts of Wonder Woman and an inverted symbol Batman with Robin tagging along as the third wheel, never mind that Cranum was operating in Superman's Metropolis.

12 July 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The All-New Super Friends Hour

After a renewal in popularity of the trimmed and syndicated 1973 Super Friends along with the popularity of the live action Wonder Woman series, Hanna-Barbera was eager to give the Friends another shot in 1977. The second time was a charm for the heroes, ensuring that this reformatted presentation would continue to be tweaked and revised for years to come. To freshen things up, gone were Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog, replaced by the alien teens Wonder Twins Zan and Jayna and their own pet, the space monkey Gleek. 

11 July 2012

The Citizenry of DC Nation Assemble and Pose

With Comic Con, I expect there to be a tidal wave of news and I may not have something quipy to say about everything so I will keep this brief.  Hopefully this DC Nation "family photo" implies that Princess Amethyst will soon be making her dramatic debut as we have already seen everyone else in the pic. To quote Anakin, "Yipee!"

See The Dark Knight Returns (Part 1) Box Art

[Removed at the request of WB]

Courtesy of **** (seriously) the Internets comes this first look at the DVD cover art for October's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1. Even though its not exactly in the same art style as the graphic novel, I really like the lightning motif and predict this will be a hot seller.

Sorry for removing the image. I will repost when it is officially released, same goes for the previously leaked trailer.

See Guy Gardner, Earth's Newest Green Lantern

Comic Con is here and thus begins the news flow! Rocking his trademark double breasted duds and bowl cut, TV Guide has revealed that Guy Gardner is headed for Green Lantern: The Animated Series. This will be the second speaking role for Guy's Gardner in animation following on his featured role in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Oh, and the Anti-Monitor is making his onscreen debut as well!

According to TV Guide:
When Cartoon Network's Green Lantern: The Animated Series returns in September, Hal Jordan is finally back on Earth, having vanquished the rage-feuled Red Lantern Corps. But producer Jim Krieg cautions the audience "not to get too comfortable with the happiness Hal is feeling in his heart, because we're just gonna mess up his life again." That begins as soon as Hal gets home and finds he's been replaced as the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 by Guy Gardner, a character well-known to comic-book fans as a tactless and hotheaded bruiser. "He's like Hal Jordan cranked to Level 10," says producer Giancarlo Volpe. "He's that much cockier, more brash and a womanizer."

Voicing the role is Diedrich Bader, star of the late, great Batman: The Brave and the Bold, who gives the character a comedic touch. "Somehow he did this thing where he made lines funny that weren't even supposed to be funny," Volpe says.

A rival ring-bearer will be the least of Hal's problems as the season progresses. He'll face a threat from the Anti-Monitor, a legendary DC Comics villain. To face this colossal enemy, Hal will need to reunite with teammates Kilowog, Aya and Razer — who aren't going to be immediately available or interested. Jokes Krieg, "Essentially it's the plot of The Blues Brothers — but there's less music."

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - DC Meets The Simpsons

Heaven knows that The Bartman was not the only reference that the Simpsons has made to the heroes and villains of the DC Universe. The first on my record was the cameo appearance of the Joker in season two's Old Money in 1991 hot off the heels of the Michael Keaton Batman movie. While I cannot promise that this review will be comprehensive, I will do my best. If I missed anyone, please post a comment and I will do my best to revise.

10 July 2012

Onscreen History of Black Panther

Making his debut in 1966's Fantastic Four #52, the Black Panther was the first mainstream black superhero in American comics. T'Challa is king of the African nation of Wakanda, and over his career has served as a member of the Avengers.With rumblings that Black Panther may get to headline his own feature film in the second phase of Marvel Studio films, its time to look at his onscreen history.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Bartman Begins

In 1990, everyone was doing the Bartman thanks to a song written and produced (without credit) by Michael Jackson. Shortly thereafter in 1991, The Simpsons series introduced The Bartman as Bart Simpson's alter ego. The disguise was first shown in season two's, Three Men and a Comic Book as Bart hoped his costume would earn him free admission to a comic book convention. And if it was any wonder, Bartman is a parody of Batman.

09 July 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The New Adventures of Batman Recap

 Sometimes it felt like a Batman show, but sometimes it felt like Batman was included in episodes as an obligation. The best example of this was the two-part episode set half on an alien planet with a talking, flying robot. By the end of the series run, it felt like the show had become a full-on Batman parody. While I won't say the New Batman Adventures reached the lows of Super Friends, it was close, and the New Adventures definitely fell short of the original Adventures of Batman a decade earlier.