san diego comic con 2018 (photo heavy)

The summer event known as Comic Con (San Diego Comic Con or Comic Con International) was last week. Without fail it was one of the hottest weeks to hold a widely attended event.

This year there weren’t any exclusives that I had to get, thank goodness, the line management for exclusive merchandise is just as bad as the panel lines. Seems like camping for comic con has just become a necessity, not for me!

I flew solo at Comic Con this year, this is the first time that I’ve done this, not that it can’t be done, but Comic Con for me has always been a group event. Before Comic Con blew up it was the thing we did in the summer while school was out, we’d call up friends and ask “what’re you doing? I dunno, nothing, wanna go to comic con?”
We’d get dropped off and pay for our one day ticket at the door, walk right in, and that was that.

Now Comic Con is an entirely different beast, getting a badge/admission is a whole other ball of wax.

Despite not having my usual buddies in tow, I had a blast this year. I was able to meet up with friends and believe it or not, run into people on the floor (that hasn’t happened in such a long time).

As always I got a preview of expensive items yet to be on sale;

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supergirl season 2 – featuring superman

Season 2 of Supergirl premiered last night, and boy did it live up to the hype. Season 2 brings Superman to the small screen in live action, this is a simple addition, and they nailed it!
I was worried that season 2’s production moved to Vancouver to lower the budget, because the look of the show was slightly different last night. The special effects aren’t as crisp, they’re not going to have Cat Grant (Flockhart) in every episode, and they started over with Kara’s love life… but in the opening scenes they introduce Superman to us in the best way possible. Superman and Supergirl team up to save a crashing space plane. In less time than it takes for Superman to say “Marthaaaa” to Batfleck, we get who and what Superman is.
DC TV understands Superman way better than Zack Snyder ever will, why can’t this team take over the reigns of the so called “DC cinematic universe?” Continue reading

man of steel sequel – now featuring aquaman, as previously played by john travolta

I previously posted about the Man Of Steel “sequel” a while ago, CLICK HERE, but now that a single image of Aquaman has surfaced (sea what I did there??)… I can’t help but think that they want to prove me right? Shouldn’t they be trying to get my butt in to that theatre seat opening weekend?

But with this newly leaked (pun intended) image, there seems to be a very odd, yet familiar resemblance…

krypton tv show?

There’s been new… news… about more comic book properties coming to the small screen. The latest is on a show called Krypton. You can read about it here.

Seems like overkill, very much like the 90s in comics, where variant covers were over produced causing the value of “collector’s editions” to be worth mere pennies. We’re apparently going through that now with the TV content, pretty soon the “comic book well” is going to run dry.

With Goyer writing Krypton, I can’t say I’m too thrilled, it’s tied to Superman so I’m going watch it, but will I love it? That has yet to be seen. Haven’t we learned that prequels just aren’t the way to go??

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dc comics movies…

So last week Warner Brothers released their DC Comics movies slated for the end of the decade.

I thought about these and the more I thought about it, the more I didn’t care, my initial reaction remained the same. And I hope that I’m wrong, but none of these movies excite me, either who’s attached or who’s casted. I mean it’ll be great to see an Aquaman movie, and a re-try on Green Lantern. But seriously, why wait so long to do another Green Lantern movie? Punisher Warzone came out 4 years after the previous one, so why wait almost 10 years to do another one?? What’re they afraid of? Continue reading

man of steel sequel – no thanks… no thanks – updated

THIS JUST IN!! Turns out I’m (probably) right, here’s the evidence. Isn’t that just the darnedest?

A movie with Superman and Batman should be a summer blockbuster… right? Right?! The film isn’t due until 2016, and it’s already moved its release date, to March… So that it won’t go head to head with Captain America 3… all signs continue to point to disaster.

So let me get this straight… the sequel to Man of Steel, is going to be called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice?
I always want to see a movie before I pass judgement, but facts as they are now, make it extremely difficult to be excited for this film…

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superior – is superior

Superior is Mark Millar‘s take on Superman. Written by Millar and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu.

It’s about a 12 year old boy living with multiple sclerosis, he longs for the days when he could play baseball and run with his friends. He’s now taken to filling his time with movies and comic books to escape reality. Continue reading

man of steel sequel – no thanks… no thanks

So let me get this straight… the sequel to Man of Steel, is going to be called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice?
I always want to see a movie before I pass judgement, but facts as they are now, make it extremely difficult to be excited for this film…

(I know Bats, same here, I just hung my head as well…)

Last year was Superman’s 75th anniversary, where’s the love for Superman? I like Batman just fine, but why does his name get top billing for the sequel to Man of Steel?
Granted this year is Batman’s 75th, but if we’re starting over to gear up for the Justice League movie, give Batman a new set of movies… we accepted a new set of Spider-Man movies right away, why can’t we do that here?

Further to that, the first teaser images are of Batman and the Batmobile? This is a Superman movie right?

Why can’t we have the traditional Superman costume with the red trunks? The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had the traditional Spider-Man costume over the first version they had, and what’s more… they made that textured look work.

And who’s Batman V (Five)? Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Bale… so is Affleck the fifth Batman? Must be right… right?

The one good thing that I was able to discern is that Goyer will not be taking on the full writing responsibilities.

I understand that the powers that be at Warner Bros. and DC Comics want to follow in the wake of The Avengers success, and to a greater extent, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by introducing us to the top three, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But if anyone was to do a multi-superhero movie first, it should’ve been DC, because Warner owns all the DC superhero characters, where Marvel’s properties were spread throughout various movie studios.
I get it, really I do, but they’re doing this the wrong way… what this movie is shaping up to be, it shouldn’t be a Superman sequel, in fact, it isn’t.

It’s really sad that current the DC comics doesn’t understand their once flagship character.
But I still have my comics from the now dubbed Post Crisis Era, I can read those anytime I like.

This “film” is set to be released on May 6, 2016, along with Captain America’s third film, I think I’ll be more pressed to see Captain America that summer.

Just like the Star Trek franchise, I’ll pass.

godzilla – the summer is here!

Godzilla is about, well… Godzilla. But there’s much more to this movie, we start off in the Philippines (hurray?) then you get destruction, monsters, man thinking the nuclear option is always the last best hope, oh and did I mention monsters?
After 1998’s Godzilla: Final Wars,the Toho staple was done, Toho announced that they wouldn’t be making any more Godzilla movies. But it’s 2014… and we have a reboot helmed by Gareth Edwards and penned by Max Borenstein. Let the smashing begin! Continue reading

the amazing spider-man 2 – dazzles and sparkles for an hour too long

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel 2012 film, we get Marc Webb returning as director, as well as Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Sally Field, all reprising their roles.
It’s about Peter Parker doing amazing things (pun intended) as your friendly neighborhood web slinger. But this time we get some new villains in the form of Jamie Foxx as Electro, Dane DeHaan as The Green Goblin and Paul Giamatti as Rhino. All of them impeded Peter from leading a “normal life” as he has to save New Yorkers from the mayhem they bring, they also aren’t very helpful in Peter’s quest to learn more about his father. Continue reading