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DC Comics- Batwoman #1 – Review- A Few Thoughts

 

I have to admit , even though she’s been around for almost 10 years now, this is my first Batwoman book that I’ve actually read. By “She” I mean of course this incarnation of Batwoman in the form of Kate Kane. The book itself is not a bad jumping on point for new readers. The story  does focus on some events from a previous series, but they don’t overly impact where the story goes in its 1rst issue.

James T Tynion IV & Marguerite Bennett have plotted and written a pretty good first chapter that has very much a globe trotting feel to it with just a tinge of James Bond .The interaction between the characters and the characters own inner dialogue flows well and they even manage to bring in a bit of domesticated banter concerning the dishes that worked in the moment.

I was left with more questions than answers with this book and I’m not sure if that was by design, or not having access to back history of the character. If by design it was well done, if not,” meh”, that’s my fault for not getting here earlier.

The art by Steven Epting was fantastic. I have a soft spot for his work, as I really loved his run on the Avengers in the early 90’s.His run with Ed Brubaker on Captain America also stands out as a fav of mine. He knows how to draw the world of shadowy espionage and his style was well suited to this book .

I’ll probably end up picking the 2nd issue up off the shelf as I have to many books in my pull list now, but if the 2nd issue is as well done I’ll probably end up adding the series.

I did find it a bit odd that the series was listed as “Teen plus”….there’s no blood letting or cursing. Is this due to her being………a badass? A Lesbian Badass? Either way, if you’re previous fan this series seems off to a good start, or if you’re looking for a book with a strong female lead this might be for you. Cheers.

Writers- Marguerite Bennett & James Tynion IV

Art – Steve Epting

Colors – Jeremy Cox

 

 

 

Pre-Trailers for Justice League movie

 

The real one is dropping this Saturday. This is to only tease you. Are you teased yet? I actually find these more annoying than teasing but it’s content so here we go.

1rst one shows some decent shots of Aquaman with trident in hand. He looks every bit the part of Aquaman. I say he LOOKS the part. I haven’t heard him really channel any dialogue just yet

The 2nd one is Batman taking center stage and has some pretty good shots too. The first one has kind of a “300” look to it and the other is of the Batmobile in a retreating stance, guns blazing(That was worth your 20 seconds right there).

And there you have it

Cosplay Thursday

Okay you guys and girls here is another Cosplay Thursday for you all.

Source: Cosplay Facebook

 

Killer frost – Rebirth – DC – Single issue- Review

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Co-Writer: Steve Orlando & Jody Houser

Artist: Mirka Andolfo

Colorist : Arif Prianto

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

There’s nothing harder than staying on the straight and narrow when  those around you want you to fall flat on your face.

I suppose I should back up here for a moment. This particular issue fits into the DC Universe timeline after JLA VS Suicide Squad 6 issue series and BEFORE the new JLA Rebirth title. Now back to it.

This is a one off story on the “Rebirth” of Caitlin Snow and her “testing” of sorts by Amanda Waller to see if she can push her just far enough to make her go back to her old ways, while Caitlin tries to stay on the side of the angels. I enjoyed this JLA epilogue story more than I did  the one about the Atom that came out a few weeks ago. This one gave a much more in depth look into who this newest member of the JLA was going to be……and the challenges a team atmosphere may bring for her. Sometimes wanting to do good…..doesn’t mean you WILL do good.

Writers Steve Orlando and Jody Houser wrote a nicely plotted story that was designed to break Caitlin Snow and test her to her limits. In many ways it was also a story of fighting addiction, of fighting oneself .This was definitely a story more about the human Caitlin snow then the villain Killer Frost. If you’ve ever watched “OZ” or “PRISON BREAK” you’ll be a fan of this read.

Mirka Andolfo was able to draw a softer side to Caitlyn snow which I think added to the redemption involved with this story. Amanda Waller looked a little rougher with how she was drawn(Almost like a mini Kingpin) but it added to her gruffness she needed to display for this issue to work.

Colorist Arif Prianto finished with lots of shades of blues and oranges, which I think had the intention to create a sense of contrast of redemption and recidivism.

The book gave us a nice bridge to the new JLA series so mission accomplished.

P.S Bonus pic of lovely Danielle Panabaker of FLASH fame.

 

 

 

Anyone but Snyder. The Batman conflict

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It appears that it has been suggested by some that Zach Snyder(that’s him up there) be put in charge of the Batman movie to be released after Ben Affleck parted ways with it. The fact that Ben decided not to go there has a big red siren going off in my head. He specifically said he would only do it if he thought the script was good. Either it was not good….or not good enough for him.

The flip side to this is a backlash that been brewing over the thought of Zach making a perceived mess of yet another potential franchise. I have watched the “Directors cut” version of B vs S twice now and it’s not really the shit show everyone is making it out to be. Their biggest sin was editing more than anything else.

There is now a petition at Change.org that is asking for votes and making suggestions on who else might be able to direct as opposed to anyone OTHER then Zach Synder. Bit mean spirited ,but we are on the internet after all.

Take a look below and vote with your heart.

https://www.change.org/p/warner-brothers-please-let-anyone-other-than-zack-snyder-direct-the-batman

 

 

 

Teri Hatcher to join Supergirl

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It’s real…..and it’s spectacular. (Shout out to Seinfeld there)It appears Teri Hatcher will be joining the 2nd season of Supergirl. I’m going to hold my opinion until I actually see who she is playing ,but I feel that it is getting a bit cheesy how every person who ever played in the Superman universe seems to be getting a part on the show.

Unless they hire Gene Hackman next…….then I take everything back.

Early word is that she will play the big bad for the season. I still don’t think she’ll be able to get a seat at Sigourney Weavers table after her turn in the Defenders, but I am curious where they might be going with it.

I read this a whole bunch of places so no gets the nod this time around. Sorry EW, Vulture, TV line. No thanks for you!!!(Still shouting out to Seinfeld)

Cheers folks

Edit: My apologies folks. It appears I posted a pic of her in lingerie. I’ll fix that……later. Relax ladies, my lingerie pics are coming……

Ben Affleck Stepping Down As Director of ‘The Batman”

Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the director’s chair.  Affleck will stay on as producer and star but now the hunt is on for a new directer.

Sources that are close to the Affleck and Warner Bros., said that it was a decision made by both parties.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Is this another bad omen for Warner Bro., and DC. Awhile ago a story was leaked (true or false) that the script was bad but executives at Warner Bros did care as long as it made money over seas. That may have changed with Affleck and Geoff Johns have wrote a script for the solo “Batman” movie.

I for one will wait and see.

How about you. Is Affleck leaving the directors chair good or bad for the film.

Source: Variety