REVIEW: Superman #18 – Superman: Reborn Begins

REVIEW: Superman #18 – Superman: Reborn Begins

It’s an interesting time for Superman fans, as Superman #18 proves. First off, the post-Rebirth era has seen the New 52 version of Superman killed off and replaced by the prior version of Superman from before the new 52’s line-wide shake up. But since this switcheroo took place, Superman has been observed by a mysterious figure names Mr. Oz, who has kidnapped several DC characters and has an obsessive interest in Superman, claiming that neither…

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REVIEW: Superman #15 – Crisis With Multiple Supes

REVIEW: Superman #15 – Crisis With Multiple Supes

Superman #15 is the second chapter in the “Multiplicity” arc, a storyline that sees Supermen and Superwomen from across multiple Earths under threat from mysterious forces for as yet unknown reasons. It’s a crackerjack issue, albeit one I think that is a little bit hampered by its large rotating art team. Nevertheless, it further confirms that the Superman-family of titles, and this title in particular, is really nailing the kind of large-scale, imaginative adventures under…

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REVIEW: Trinity #4 – Amazon.Conned

REVIEW: Trinity #4 –  Amazon.Conned

After we got a view into the realities the Black Mercy plants created for Superman and Batman in previous issues, Trinity #4 turns its focus to Wonder Woman, in an issue that succeeds both in revealing Wonder Woman’s character and role within the Trinity while still advancing the plot towards new developments and revelations. In this way, the issue succeeds in maintaining the warm yet incisive look at our heroes while still delivering an intriguing…

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DISCOURSE DISH: DCEU v Supergirl – Tale of Two Supermen

DISCOURSE DISH: DCEU v Supergirl – Tale of Two Supermen

This week, true to form, I return to the DC side of the fence to talk a conflict that’s been brewing for months.  I mean, of course, the conflict between fans of the DCEU and fans of Supergirl over whose Superman is superior. Fans of Tyler Hoechlin‘s portrayal claim that Hoechlin’s Superman is ‘the right’ one.  Meanwhile, Henry Cavill fans claim that Hoechlin just does a Reeve impression instead of bringing anything new to the table….

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REVIEW: Trinity #2 – An Issue Worthy of Comics’ Holy Trinity

REVIEW: Trinity #2 –  An Issue Worthy of Comics’ Holy Trinity

After a first issue I criticized for lacking in incident and narrative drive, Trinity #2 shows far better the kind of book we can expect from writer/artist Francis Manapul, and it’s one worthy of the adventures of arguably the three biggest icons in all of super-hero comics. Trinity #2 is a superb issue, dialling up the mystery, intrigue and jeopardy while continuing to nail the disparate voices and personalities of the three main characters. The…

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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: Superman #8 – Take Your Son to Dinosaur Island Day

REVIEW: Superman #8 – Take Your Son to Dinosaur Island Day

Superman #8 is the opening chapter of a new arc entitled “Escape From Dinosaur Island”, which sees Superman and his son Jon, aka the new Superboy, inexplicably transported to a mysterious island where danger lurks in the form of….well….dinosaurs, obviously. Like the “Night of the Monster Men” arc currently running in the Batman titles, this issue has the feel of a modern reimagining of Silver Age adventures that unfurled on just the right side of ridiculous…

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New SUPERGIRL S2 Trailer namedrops Gotham, glimpses Lena Luthor

New SUPERGIRL S2 Trailer namedrops Gotham, glimpses Lena Luthor

Greetings, all, from National City!  Supergirl just released their second Season 2 trailer.  Clocking in at just over a minute long, this trailer spotlights Kara Zor-El’s slightly more famous cousin.  With the Man of Steel on the scene, things get fast and furious — and also ‘super’ funny. This looks like the folks at Supergirl intend to keep the show’s present tone, a good sign given the CW’s reputation for darker shows for the teen set,…

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#TBT @ THE MOVIES: Superman III starts great, finishes lousy

#TBT @ THE MOVIES: Superman III starts great, finishes lousy

Installment three of the Christopher Reeve iteration of Superman, Superman III opens with an odd Rube Goldberg of misfortunes.  Amidst this, we see Superman save a man from drowning inside a car, which describes the people of Metropolis in a…not-so-flattering way. I make no secret about how I don’t like the Christopher Reeve Superman films.  Personal preference, mostly; I don’t like the period-typical prejudices, and often find the writing a little stilted.  Plus, I find the…

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REVIEW: Trinity #1: Full of Heart, Light on Story

REVIEW: Trinity #1: Full of Heart, Light on Story

Trinity #1 is a weird issue. It feels very heartfelt, as if writer/artist Francis Manapul is taking very seriously the aim of creating the kind of essential, iconic relationship DC’s triumvirate of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman used to exemplify prior to the New 52. To that end, there’s a tremendous amount of warmth, feeling and sincerity to the book that I appreciated. But I have to question the wisdom of opening this issue with…

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