Comic Review: Superman The Black Ring Volume 1

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Comic Review: Superman The Black Ring Volume 1

Superman The Black Ring

Superman The Black Ring

An awesome series that is all about Lex Luthor and his strive for more power. A great DC series written by Paul Cornell (Saucer Country, Demon Knights) and illustrated by Pete Woods (Legion Lost).

Lex Luthor is at the top of his game, he has finally regained control of his company LexCorp but this is not enough. Recently, Lex has wielded the power of the orange lantern ring. Hoping to regain these powers again, he begins a quest to find the power behind the black ring. Can he find a way to control this power and will he use it to defeat Superman?

This series is filled with interesting side characters such as Gorilla Grodd and a Robo-Lois. It also takes an in-depth look at the psych of Lex during a near death experience. Tons of stuff here for anyone looking for more on Lex Luthor.

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Comic Review: Kingdom Come

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Comic Review: Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

This DC book really got me into reading comics. It’s the story of how after Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the older superheros quit, the present generation heroes are faced with the blurred line between right and wrong.Writer, Mark Waid (Incorruptible, Daredevil) and artist, Alex Ross (Astro City, Universe X), tell this story.

The superheroes that fight to save people have lost their way. They’re more concerned with destroying their enemies than saving the lives of the people in danger. Superman has been retired for some time but still keeps an eye on the world. One day, he can no longer let things continue down its current path.  His intervention and presence brings out the heroes of the  old. With these actions, a rift in ideals is created that challenges the status quo.

The story delves into what truly makes a superhero. Is it just fighting evil at any cost or is it more than that. Being that this is in the future, you get to see how age has changed some of your favorite heroes. You may be surprised to see how some have changed.

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Comic Review: All Star Superman Volume 1

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Comic Review: All Star Superman Volume 1

All Star Superman Volume 1

All Star Superman Volume 1

A stunningly beautiful take on Superman that is a great stand alone series. Grant Morrison (Joe The Barbarian, New X-Men) reminds us why we love Superman as Frank Quitely (Baman and Robin, American Virgin) shows why we love all the places Superman can go.

Lex Luthor has finally done it, he has killed superman. Luthor sabotages a mission to the sun with Superman and Dr. Leo Quintum. From this, Superman gains a new power to project his bio-electric aura which causes his cells to absorb to much solar radiation. He only has one year to live. It’s been said that in the last year of his life the 12 labors of Superman will be completed. This sends superman on some of the most amazing adventures yet across the globe, galaxies and time itself.

Personally I was never a huge fan of Superman but this series made me believe in Superman and see why everyone loves him. So many great friends and adversaries throughout this volume and the next. The illustrations are very warm and inviting it’s like seeing the world through the eyes of Superman himself. Highly recommend this series for older fans and new.

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Comic Review: JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

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Comic Review: JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

How can you stop the Justice League, the most powerful team on the planet. That is the question posed by writer Mark Waid (The Brave and The Bold, Indestructible Hulk) and artist Howard Porter (Aquaman, Doc Savage) in DC’s Tower Of Babel.

Batman has a plan for everything but what does he do when they are used against him. Someone has stolen files on how to defeat all the members of the Justice League and are implementing them. It’s up to Batman to save his friends and find out who is behind all this. Even if he can do this, will the Justice League ever forgive him?

Great tale about the strongest superheros and how they deal with being utterly helpless. If you are a big Batman fan this is just one more reason as to why he kicks so much ass. But, even he is left vulnerable at some point in the story.

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Comic Review: Justice League Volume 1 Origin

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Comic Review: Justice League Volume 1 Origin

Justice League Volume 1 Trashed

Justice League Volume 1 Trashed

It’s the origin story of how all the members meet for the first time and formed the Justice League.  Written by Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, 52) and illustrated by Jim Lee (Gen 13, Deathblow), it’s the world’s most powerful team.

The DC Universe has been changed after the events of Flashpoint. Some changes are small and barley noticeable, while others are drastic. With the Justice League, the members have not even meet yet. A dramatic event is on the horizon that will cross the paths of these hero’s. With a great evil too powerful for any one person, they will need to ban together. Unfortunately it may take awhile before they actually work together.

Great jumping on point if you are new to the Justice League. It definitely sows the seeds for the current Trinity War. Also the origin of cyborg and how he was created is part of this volume.

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Comic Review: Infinite Crisis

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Comic Review: Infinite Crisis

DC Comics Infinite Crisis

DC Comics Infinite Crisis

The heroes of the DC Universe faces one of their greatest challenges. This is also a sequel to the 1980’s series. A story written by Geoff Johns (JSA, Avengers) and drawn by a team consisting of George Perez (Avengers, Teen Titans), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, Invisibles), Jerry Ordway (Superman), and Ivan Reis (Green Lantern)

Following the events of Identity Crisis, Batman has inadvertently released an army of OMAC’s on the world. Also revealed in this story line is that there were survivors from the original “crisis”, Crisis on Infinite Earths. These survivors, which included Alexander Luthor and Superboy Prime, were hiding in a cave. Now they feel it is time for them to reveal to the world of their existence. If the original crisis was any indication, you can expect a pretty rough road ahead for the heroes of the DC Universe.

The story was well written and kept you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire event. Geoff John worked his magic quite well like he did for the revival of the JSA series. As well, George Perez has not lost his touch as the king of jamming as many characters into a panel as possible.

Must read tie-ins into this story are Days of Vengeance, OMAC Project, Villains United, and Rann Thanagar War as well as Superman: Sacrifice which ties into OMAC Project. This story leads you into the 52 week series “52” and continues on to Countdown to Final Crisis and Final Crisis.

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Latest News: Warner Bros Announces Actors for Superman Batman Movie

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Latest News: Warner Bros Announces Actors for Superman Batman Movie

After weeks of speculations, Warner Bros announces who will be playing the roles of Superman and Batman in the upcoming Superman Batman movie that was announced in July.  Man of Steel actor, Henry Cavill will reprise his role of Superman and just announced, Ben Affleck will be Batman. The movie is slated for release July 17th 2015.

I wasn’t impressed when Henry Cavill was announced to be Superman/Clark Kent for Man of Steel. Of course, I’m pretty bias since in my mind the only person who can be the “real” Superman is Christopher Reeves and nothing can ever change my mind of this.  I guess considering the newest Superman movie made over $650 million it’s pretty hard to argue that Warner Bros would want Cavill back for another movie.

Now that Ben Affleck has been chosen to be the Dark Knight, I definitely think Warners Bros have lost their mind and no amount of money could ever buy it back! You would think someone who could play Daredevil wouldn’t have much problems being Batman but need I remind you that Affleck acting as Daredevil/ Matt Murdock was as good as Roseanne Barr singing the US National Anthem.  Not only was he horrible as the blind vigilante, he got majorly upstaged by his co-star Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell. Garner, of course, was so good the studio thought it was a great idea to give Elektra her own movie. We all know how that went. Mind you, I wasn’t fond of Christian Bale as Batman in the Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan either but I was able to see past it because everyone else in the cast did a good job to make it work.  I am not sure who Warner Bros are going to get to make Affleck look good in this movie but I sure hope they have lots of funds in their budget to hire some really talented cast members.

Also announced a few cast members of this new movie are: Man of Steel stars Amy Adams as  Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The rest of the cast has yet to be determined.

The new Super Hero film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.

As much as I love to see Superman and Batman together on the big screen, I am pretty skeptical that it will be good enough to impress me. Hopefully, by some miracle the movie won’t be as bad as Green Lantern.

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Comic Review: Batman Superman #1

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Comic Review: Batman Superman #1

Batman Superman #1

Batman Superman #1

DC Comics have released a new reincarnation of the Batman and Superman love hate relationship in the new Batman and Superman series. The story is penned by Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk/Incredible Hercules, World War Hulk, Magneto: The Testament) and drawn by Jae Lee (Dark Towers, Inhumans, Transformers/GI Joe Dreamwave).

The story begins with their early days as they struggle with the concept of being heroes as well as getting to trust and rely on each other. The story so far is well written and captivating. After reading the first issue, I was craving for more. The artwork is not the best I’ve seen from Jae Lee. His usual trademark dark, gritty tone does fit the theme and direction of the story but it is not as detailed as his previous work .

I would recommend reading this series for the fact that you would want to see two of biggest characters in the DC library together. They are basically the comic book version of the “ODD COUPLE”.  Could this series foreshadow what we could expect from the recently announced “Superman Batman” movie?

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Latest News: Superman Batman Movie Announced!

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Latest News: Superman Batman Movie Announced!

There’s a new dynamic duo coming to the silver screen and thank god it’s not Batman and Robin as it was hinted in the last Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises.

At the Warners Bros/Legendary panel during the 2013 San Diego Comicon, a new DC Comics movie,  Man of Steel director, Zack Snyder,  announced there will be another Superman movie. A new Superman AND Batman movie to be more precise.

Following the success of the Man of Steel, Warner Bros has decided to venture into another movie but this time with their two most recognizable characters teaming up.  There’s very little details released about the new project. What we do know is that Warner Bros plan to create a connected cinematic universe similar to what Marvel has with interconnected movies.

Hopefully, more information will be release soon. In the meantime, let the rumormill in comicdom begin!

Batman Superman #1

Batman Superman #1

For those of you who want to get a glimpse of what the movie could be, check out the new Batman and Superman series by Greg Pak and Jae Lee

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