TBT @ the Movies: Batman (1989) — Ever dance with the devil…?

TBT @ the Movies: Batman (1989) — Ever dance with the devil…?

Okay, confession time: I’m not a huge Batman fan.  I think he’s a great character, sure, and Batfleck was something incredible, but if you ask me to choose, I’ll always pick Supes over Bats. But I had a really good time with this movie!  I like neo-noir as a genre, and this movie definitely holds more to those genre conventions than, necessarily, to what would come to be ‘comic book movie’ genre conventions.  And as a neo-noir,…

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RECAP/REVIEW: White Canary Becomes Legends’ Leader in LoT 2×02

RECAP/REVIEW: White Canary Becomes Legends’ Leader in LoT 2×02

Last week‘s episode of Legends of Tomorrow ended with a cliffhanger: The Justice Society of America (or JSA) appeared to arrest our heroes!  Leaderless without Rip Hunter, the team has to decide who will lead them — and White Canary is the natural choice. This week, we pick up with the JSA telling the Legends of Tomorrow that they’re under arrest.  The Legends take that just as you’d expect, and a knock-down, drag-out fight ensues.  The…

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RECAP/REVIEW: Supergirl 2.02 – Metallo, Cadmus, and Snapper, oh my!

RECAP/REVIEW: Supergirl 2.02 – Metallo, Cadmus, and Snapper, oh my!

Okay, let’s hit the ground running with this one!  The episode, “The Last Children of Krypton,” opens up with a brief recap of last week: man falls from sky, stuff explodes, Superman is there, and wham, Metallo! Everybody got it?  If not, my last recap is right here. Moving on.  The episode proper opens with Clark and Kara ‘showboating’ — stopping crimes and averting disaster all over National City.  Hank, back at the DEO, really…

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#TBT @ THE MOVIES – Superman IV: Quest for Peace

#TBT @ THE MOVIES – Superman IV: Quest for Peace

I tried really, really hard to like the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, I promise I did.  And I see why people do like him, and what he means for people.  Even with Superman IV: Quest For Peace, I tried to give the movie the benefit of the doubt.  Despite pretty much everyone involved in the movie regretting it, apparently, according to the Superman history book I’m reading. But man, I just can’t get on board with a…

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REVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow season premier a solid episode of series.

REVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow season premier a solid episode of series.

Legends of Tomorrow premiered tonight, rounding out a four-day slate of 8pm DC superhero shows on The CW.  I tuned in, having followed this show from the beginning, with a lot of excitement. It didn’t disappoint, but to be honest, it didn’t really rock my world, either.  With Hawkgirl and Captain Cold no longer on the team, all of my favorite character dynamics don’t exist anymore.  Additionally, Hawkgirl’s exit means that White Canary has no…

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REVIEW: Supergirl #2 and the Reign of the Cyborg Supermen Part Two

REVIEW: Supergirl #2 and the Reign of the Cyborg Supermen Part Two

With season 2 of Supergirl premiering this week, I wanted to take a look at Steve Orlando‘s Supergirl ongoing.  Considering that I love both Orlando’s work and Kara Zor-El, it seems appropriate.  This issue, called “Reign of the Cyborg Supermen pt. 2,” covers really interesting ground involving Kara’s father, Zor-El, and Kara’s soon-to-be mentor, Cat Grant. And man, I relish this issue.  Titling this issue “Reign of the Cyborg Supermen pt. 2” shows us a familiarity with the…

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“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

This past Sunday morning, I got up bright and early to make an interview at New York Comic Con.  A comedy of errors meant I didn’t get to interview Steve Orlando until 25 minutes after his interview period started.  Soon enough, though, I was sitting across from him. Orlando is not a physically imposing man (unlike his most well-known current character, Midnighter).  I see something of my favorite kind of Clark Kent in him, in all…

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SUPERGIRL: 2×01 “Adventures of Supergirl” Delirious Fun, Great Writing

SUPERGIRL: 2×01 “Adventures of Supergirl” Delirious Fun, Great Writing

Fans of Supergirl, rejoice!  The show, newly moved to the CW, premiered its first episode of the season tonight.  As of this writing, West-Coast US fans are getting to the climactic sequences — but of course, this recap/review will contain spoilers for those waiting to watch on DVR. The episode opens with the Berlanti stylistic device of the opening voiceover.  Then, we cut to Kara and the rest in her apartment, toasting the idea of family….

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DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

This week, I wasn’t sure I would get a Discourse Dish out.  I have an interview to do today with Steve Orlando, after all.  And I hoped that I would have nothing to report on, no discourse to get involved in. And then I had to face the fall of an old idol. By now many people have heard about the antiziganist (anti-Romani) rant that Peter David went on on Friday.  For those who haven’t:…

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NYCC2016: Valiant Announces NINJAK VS THE VALIANT UNIVERSE

NYCC2016: Valiant Announces NINJAK VS THE VALIANT UNIVERSE

At 2:45 pm today at New York Comic Con, Valiant and Bat in the Sun announced the upcoming Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe, a six-episode webseries.  The series will focus on all-out violence between Ninjak and other headliner characters in the Valiant universe. Foes include X-O Manowar, Livewire, Roku, Armstrong, and Bloodshot.  Take a look at the official trailer here — though I have to warn for blood and gore: I had the luck to…

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