Thought Bubbles: Spoiler Space

| July 22, 2014

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We need to talk about spoilers. I’m not talking about people spoiling stuff after it’s happened. As far as I’m concerned, once a thing is out there in the world it is my responsibility to avoid spoilers for it. If I don’t want to know what happened on the latest episode of Game of Thrones […]

The New Batgirl is So Unlike DC and Why That’s a Good Thing

| July 10, 2014

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On the surface, everything about the new Batgirl comic run announced by DC Comics Thursday is nothing like we come to expect from the company. Sure, new Batgirl writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher have a history with DC  from their respective work on Batman Inc. and Wednesday Comics. However, where they plan to take Barbara Gordon and her superhero alter-ego is a complete 180 on how she’s been […]

Truth. Justice. Liberty. Hope. Relevance.

| July 4, 2014

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DC and Marvel each have a character that embodies the “best” of the United States of America. Both of these characters are recognised as leaders in their worlds. They are respected by their colleagues and considered living legends by the people. Yet they are wildly at the extremes of the power spectrum. One is a […]

2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

| June 28, 2014

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It’s that time of year again, where the fans of different genres gather together to share experiences, meet up with friends, and to buy all the merchandise they can carry that day. The 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con took place June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year, I was accompanied by my […]

Thought Bubbles: Dissecting DC’s Weeklies

| May 22, 2014

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When DC Comics launched 52 back in 2006, there were people who wondered if a weekly book could be sustained, not only from a production standpoint but from a sales perspective as well. Many commenters griped about the cost of buying a weekly series, while DC’s response was that, in the run-up to Infinite Crisis, […]

Key Issues : Eternal Ephemera, Symptomatic Adolescents, and Genre-phobic Snobs

| April 28, 2014

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There’s an anecdote Charlie Brown told once (6/11/1979), in which he relates how he was lightly mocked by a drugstore owner for purchasing, and presumably for reading, comic books. This experience, unfortunately, is not uncommon, although it is mainly a distant memory for older fans and anecdotal knowledge for younger fans due to the wholesale […]

Movie Review: Son Of Batman (2014)

| April 21, 2014

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DC continues to knock it out of the park with their titles and Son Of Batman is another one. Based on the story arc written by Grant Morrison, this film deals with Batman being introduced to his son, Damian. The son he had after an intimate encounter with Talia al Ghul, the daughter of one of his most dangerous foes, Ra’s al Ghul. The son that he never knew he had until now.

Movie Review: Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery (2014)

| April 21, 2014

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Those meddling kids and their dog are back at it once again in the new animated film, Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery. If you’re a fan of Pro-Wrestling, then you know what to expect with a title like this. The Mystery Inc. gang has met many famous people during their hijinks over the years. This time they meet the Pro-Wrestlers of the WWE. As it usually goes, this meeting of worlds turns into a mystery that must be solved.

Comic Review: Detective Comics #30

| April 7, 2014

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Of late, it seems that DC Comics has been working on paring down their Bat-titles. Gone are Batman Incorporated and Batman: The Dark Knight, leaving only three solo Bat-books on stands. Much of that paring is likely in anticipation of the soon-to-launch Batman: Eternal weekly series, but the fact remains that there are now fewer […]

Key Issues : The “Jumping-On Point,” or Fearlessly Entering the Black Hole of Continuity

| March 27, 2014

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In 1999, DC Comics released special millionth issues of all of their comics as part of a crossover event. Obviously, as DC Comics releases monthly comics and has only been in existence since the 1930s, their main titles were only celebrating issues in the 700 numbers at the time. Releasing these fictional millionth issues was […]

Key Issues : Fan Rage and the Action Figure Aesthetic

| March 8, 2014

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Currently, the second best way to start a controversy is to say out loud at a comic shop how happy you are with the casting in comic book movies. You could mention most of the recent castings, whether Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Ben Affleck as Batman, or […]

Cape Creator Campaign Day 3: Happy 100th Birthday, Bill Finger!!!!!

| February 8, 2014

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Today is Bill Finger’s 100th birthday. The time has come. Today would be the perfect day to help out, whether by backing the Kickstarter campaign to create a Bill Finger tribute film or by talking it up on the Internet. Every day we’re drawing one name to win a Reward when the campaign succeeds from […]