So Many Comic Shows

With the network upfronts quickly approaching there has been a lot of news coming from the networks about potential new shows. While some of the shows are lucky enjoy to get put orders in which a certain number of episodes are guaranteed to air on the network or there will be a fee, most shows…

Favorite Black Characters in DC

It’s time for the next installment in my favorite black characters in media. This week, I’m focusing on my favorite DC characters. DC has been around for a long time and in their long history they’ve developed a decent chunk of black characters into their mythology. While I wish a few more of them were…

Justice League

Official DC Movie Slate

Yesterday, Warner did a lot of announcing, first about HBO decoupling from cable providers and then we were delivered the upcoming slate of DC movies. The slate provided us with a confirmation of what many had always suspected, The DC movie universe is entirely separate from the DC tv universe. We learned this with the…

Marvel

Comic Book Movies

Comics are a beautiful thing. So are movies. Each medium is uniquely beautiful with the ability to reach people and touch them in ways that can’t always be seen. Comic Book movies meld the two experiences together. The result is often something that is either successful or a failure. The adaptation becomes even more important…

Adapting Comics to TV

I’ve talked about adaptations previously (and comic adaptations). I’ve even talked about why I think The Runaways would make a far better TV show than a movie, but I feel like I need to go into why I believe that comic adaptations are well suited for TV. Yes, there are certain arcs that can be…

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Multiple Incarnations of Characters

Multiple incarnations can be confusing or they can be brilliant. Doctor Who does it with a revolving door of Doctors who are replaced periodically. Each Doctor will have their own look and personality and simply follow a similar trajectory with similar themes. Or James Bond who also does a similar thing. No one is ever…

Justice League

What I Love About DC

One day late, but it’s here. Why I love DC comics. Growing up, everyone knows about Superman and Batman. You’d have to live in a hole to avoid exposure to those superheros. DC superheros are iconic, especially as the Justice league. People know and have grwown up with these characters. Nostalgia Even as DC comics…

Captain America 3/ Man of Steel 2

May 6th, 2016: Battle of the Super Heroes

We’ve known for a while that the sequel to Man of Steel, the Batman vs Superman movie, was moved back to from it’s summer 2015 release date to May 6th, 2016. A date which happened to already be occupied by a yet untitled Marvel film. Rumors swirled that Marvel would move it’s date considereing what…

DC Cinematic Universe: Haphazard or Under Control?

I’m not talking about the MMORPG, but the actual cinematic universe that they are creating slowly but surely. After seeing how Marvel successful created an entire universe made of franchises. Each franchise stands on it’s own while feeding into the larger Marvel Cosmos as the characters interact and form one giant Marvel interconnectivity. Every time…