Category Archives: DC

Legendary Comic Writer and Editor Len Wein Dies at 69

Len Wein, the influential comics writer who co-created characters including Wolverine and Swamp Thing, has died. He was 69. DC Comics confirmed the news following an outpouring of tributes from the comics community overflowed online. “Len Wein was one of the most welcoming people and legends in comics from the moment I joined DC eight……

via Len Wein, Legendary Comics Writer Who Co-Created Wolverine, Dies at 69 — Variety

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Black Lighting Coming To CW

The Black Lighting is coming the the CW this fall and there are no plans for Black Lighting to be part of the Arrowverse.  According to network president Mark Pedowitz that there will be another Arrow/Flash/Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow but Black Lighting will be in another universe.

One of the reasons that Black Lighting will be set in a different universe is the location. Black Lighting will be filmed in Atlanta while the other shows are all in filmed in Vancouver. So doing a cross over can be a little difficult with all the travel.

My feeling is the show will take on the same theme as the other show have of protecting a city. After watching the trailer I did get a Luke Cage feel for it. Unlike the Luke Cage where Luke is interested in protect Harlem, Black Lighting will be protecting his city. Black Lighting maybe the CW’s attempt of getting some of the same audience as Luke Cage. My feeling is that the ability of Marvel to go a little darker on Netflix will give Luke Cage the edge.

The show does have something different from the other shows on the CW. This show leads are black and hopefully it tackles some more adult stories and not worry about the pretty young people. Tackling what it is to be a black vigilante that is a hero and the struggles it is to be one. Time will tell if the audience will jump on board and follow another superhero show on the CW.

DC Database:

Black Lightning is a super-hero with the ability to generate and control lightning. Originally he was a high school principal and Olympic-level athlete who became a vigilante to take down organized crime in MetropolisSuicide Slum. Eventually he would become a member of Batman‘s team of Outsiders for many years, although he retired briefly to become secretary of education under president Lex Luthor. He returned to crime-fighting, though, as a member of the Justice League. His two daughters operate as the super-heroes Thunder and Lightning. Black Lightning was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden, first appearing in Black Lightning #1. (1977)

Source: io9, DC, Youtube

Zack Snyder Stepping Down From Justice League

 

Zack Snyder and wife Deborah

 

ZackSnyder is stepping down from the upcoming Justice League movies after a family tragedy. Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter he decided to step away after the sudden death of his daughter.  Justice League is in post production and Joss Whedon will be stepping in to finish help with post-production and do some additional scenes. The plan is still have the movie on track for its Nov 17 release with the help of Whedon.

Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter:

“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” said an emotional Snyder in an interview Monday in his office on the Warner Bros. lot, with Deborah sitting by his side. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”

Synder also told The Hollywood Reporter that he is already anticipating what some DC fan may think.

“Here’s the thing, I never planned to make this public,” he says. “I thought it would just be in the family, a private matter, our private sorrow that we would deal with. When it became obvious that I need to take a break, I knew there would be narratives created on the internet. They’ll do what they do. The truth is … I’m past caring about that kind of thing now.”

I have been on the side of those wanting Warner Bros/DC to find someone new to helm the DC movie universe. I do like Zack Snyder and some of his work but I felt that he missed with his vision of the DC universe.

But not this way.

Now I am not saying he won’t be back. Yes I would love to see Joss Whedon take the reins of the whole DC universe along with Geoff Johns. I think some wonderful things can happen. But I do not wish what happen to Zach Snyder and his family on anyone.

So I wish the Snyder family my condolences and hopefully Zach will be back soon making movies again.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

 

DC-VERTIGO – Savage Things – #2 – review and a few thoughts

 

Man, I am loving this story so far. It’s gritty, horrifying and intense. Justin Jordan has  to have one of my favourite writing styles right now. Through flashbacks and present time conversation you’re getting a thoroughly flesh out story of what created this rogue ex- military death squad and why main character Abel was allowed to “escape” the program so many years ago.

The story and character reveal have been as slow and as methodical as the killing machines that they are referencing. Lead character Kira Sinclair has no illusion who she is dealing with….the psyche who she is dealing with, and it’s refreshing to see a character written who does not automatically try to see the good in humanity.

You can feel a bigger story at play here, but the writing has been so entertaining on the subplots that you don’t really feel the need to think about that too much at this point in time. Many times I feel there can be too much foreshadowing in a story that it gives you too much opportunity to guess ahead. I legitimately have no idea where this next chapter is going to lead.

Artist Ibrahim Moustafa and Colorist Jordan Boyd have been able to paint a dark, ice blue world as cold as the characters in this story. For being a self admitted “Goody two shoes “Ibrahim Moustafa sure does know how to draw some psychotically happy looking characters. He’s not as classic a drawer as his influence Alex Ross, but he’s been able to bring out the sinister in every character he has drawn in this series so far. Serenely brutal facial expressions

Can’t recommend this book enough folks. I’m enjoying it more and more each issue. Issue #3 ships May 3rd.Issues #1 and 2# should still be on the shelves.Cheers

Writer :Justin Jordan

Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

Colured by Jordan Boyd

Lettered by Josh Reed

Oh Goodie The First Official Preacher Season 2 Trailer

AMC trailer for the upcoming season of ‘Preacher’ hit the web and it looks so much fun.

If your a fan of the comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon yes the show does go in a bit of a different direction. Unless you are a stickler and have to have the series follow the books exactly, well don’t bother watching. Stay in the basement. But if you are not Season 2 is looks to be a very wild and entertaining adventure. Season 1 was more of a world building season. Now it looks like the show will kick into high gear.

Preacher follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by the renegade spawn of an angel and demon and gains the power to control people with just a word. The series’ second season returns this summer and follows Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God, dealing with issues both worldly and other-worldly along the way.
Source: HeroicHollywood

Source:YouTube, AMC

The Flash – Season #3 – Episode – 19 Trailer

Just watched Episode 18 of the Flash and now we’re on a 4 week hiatus until the next new episode on Apr.25th.That seems a long time to let this storyline simmer in my opinion. I’ve been hot and cold on this season so far, and I’m not sure if this long hiatus is going to give me time to find better shows or make me miss the Flash Gang.

WB dropped this new trailer before they left, and I’m pretty sure they just spilled a major secret that they have been teasing fans with all season. Unless of course it is just a Red Herring. Still, if you don’t want  any clues to the identity of Savitar you should probably NOT watch the attached trailer and stop reading right now…..Thanks for the visit………………………………………………………………………………..Still there?…….last chance. Okay, on with the trailer.

Well, basically this trailer keeps teasing who Savitar is with a few  cryptic statements from Cisco and Killer Frost and the appearance of a rather Emoish looking Barry Allen. “Your from before she dies, aren’t you?” dropped a few hints for me who Savitar is….but again, could be a Red Herring.

Guess we’ll find out on Apr.25th

 

 

SAVAGE THINGS – DC Comics(Vertigo imprint) #1

 

This is a pretty dark book. Think a cross between Dexter and the Bourne franchise, and you get a good feel for the pulse of this series. Studies have shown that approximately 1% per cent of the population are born psychopaths. If you had a chance to channel them…would you? Put their talents to better use then the uses they’d find for their talents themselves….?

Writer Justin Jordan tells a pretty good first chapter of exactly what can happen when you lose control of something you never really understood in the first place. The most scary and realistic part of this story is that there is probably a good chance aspects of it has already happened here in the real world. The dialogue is really well written and the pace of the book is eerily calm for the situations that are presented panel to panel.

I’ve always liked books that teach me something also, along with telling a good story. I had no idea what a homicidal triad was until I read this first chapter. Now I question myself why I had such a fascination with lighting matches when I was younger. Thank god that’s only one prong. I have 4 dogs and love them like children so I’m safe on that count. You learn things in this book though:)

There are forty of you in here now. This door doesn’t open again until there are twenty“……..brutally effective writing. Add that with the art of Ibrahim Moustafa and those panels just run ice cold. A good artist can tell a lot with facial expressions. A great artist can tell a lot with SUPRESSED facial expressions.

I’m still not sure where this story is going. Is it a story of redemption? of unfinished business? or just a trip into the warped minds of a serial killer nation? I should state now that this book is definitely for mature readers. There are some pretty disturbing panels of art in here but there pretty much needed to be.

Chapter 2 is out April 5th.I’m going to be reading it.

Writer: Justin Jordan

Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

Colored by Jordan Boyd

Lettered by Josh Reed