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Justice League’s Biggest Hurdle

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One of this year’s most scrupulous films, aside from possibly Patty  Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (the first female-led comic book film in more than a decade), is the sequel to the much maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed again by Zack Snyder. While casting, story, tone, editing, and promotion all garner examination for the final product, they miss the single most monumental challenge the film faces: so far, it seems like a repeat of The Avengers.

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The Next Generation:Teen Titans

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Created by DC in 1964 during the Silver Age, Teen Titans was a group composed of the sidekicks of more popular heroes back when that was a thing. It didn’t catch on until Marv Wolfman and George Perez revamped the concept into The New Teen Titans which was far more contemporary and a mega-hit. Decades later, while DC had several top-notch animated shows running, one hit television in a way that hasn’t been replicated since: Teen Titans. Continue reading The Next Generation:Teen Titans

The Rough Guide To DC Rebirth

Like Marvel comics has had before them, today I’m taking a look at the new DC Comics Rebirth lineup of titles announced last weekend. DC Comics attempted to reboot in the summer of 2011 with their New 52 initiative. Though initially successful, readers quickly tired of the redundant writing & art styles that was often overtly in your face with little substance and dated concepts, while creative talent left the books in droves over accusations of overreaching editorial mandates. In 2015, the publisher began walking away from the concept; first with their Convergence event whose story was used to reestablish the Multiverse and then the DC You initiative,  a sincere attempt to diversify the style and creative talent on their line of books. In spite of some really great comics, DC You failed to reestablish the publisher’s already shrinking market share while the one two punch of Star Wars & Secret Wars allowed chief competitor Marvel Comics to dominate the direct market. During WonderCon 2016, DC Comics announced another new initiative with a relaunch of the publishers comics with new #1’s and creative teams for their series of titles. Some look great, some of the creators brought in during DC You have leveled up, some familiar faces are sticking around, some new writers have been brought into the fold and some comics vet’s are returning after years away from the publisher. Some books look great, some have potential, some look kind of bland and some look like hot garbage. Will divide the contenders from the pretenders with Yay, Mayhaps or Nay. As always, remember that not even all of the creative teams have been announced let alone all the possible series so this lineup is subject to change.

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What I don’t want in the New Year (2016 Mix)

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2016 has gotten off to an eventful start, to say the least. The movie theaters are full of films to entertain, the big two are chugging along, and there’s plenty to look forward to in the coming months in terms of TV, movies, and comics. Before all that happens, I wanted to lay out another list of what I don’t want to see in the coming months…

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Freeze Frame 12/4/2015

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From Cyborg #5 by Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR & Andriano Lucas

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Freeze Frame 10/30/2015

From Robin Son Of Batman #5 by Patrick Gleason & John Kalisz
From Robin Son Of Batman #5 by Patrick Gleason & John Kalisz

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#Walker4Mayor: Could Comics Writer David F. Walker be the Next Mayor of Portland?

Shortly after Portland, Oregon Mayor Charlie Hales announced that he would not seek re-election, comics writer David F. Walker – perhaps best known to comics fans for his work on the DC Comics series Cyborg  – took to Twitter to ponder the possibility of his candidacy for the position.

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Freeze Frame 10/9/2015

From Siege #4 by Pere Pepe Larez & Ian Herring
From Siege #4 by Pepe Larez & Ian Herring

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