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Tarnished Reps

Since late 2017, sexual harassment has been dominating cultural discussion in Hollywood and the media. Men are using their positions of power to exploit women and cover up heinous acts. Unfortunately, the comic industry is not immune to this, and has been hit with a string of high-profile incidents.

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This Year’s Finest 2016: TV Convo

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2016 brought an increasing number of comic based programs to television. Josh joins me in discussing a large cross-section of what both worked and did not these past twelve months.

Cosmo: This year, the DC/CW brand continued its bold expansion, launching one new series (Legends of Tomorrow) and annexing a another (Supergirl). Before we get to those, and the Arrowverse’s namesake, let’s begin with what I feel remains the most consistently successful of the CW shows: Flash.

Josh how are you feeling about the series?

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SDCC: Ragman Joining Arrow

So, it looks like Cosmo will be watching more of Arrow this fall . . .

Joe Dinicol BetasEntertainment Weekly is reporting that Rory Regan, aka Ragman, will be appearing in the fifth season of the CW’s Arrow. He will be played by Joe Dinicol (Blindspot, Grey’s Anatomy, Betas).

Ragman was created by Robert Kanigher & Joe Kubert for their 1978 series of the same name. While the title only ran 5 issues, it is a classic well-worth reading. Since then Ragman has surfaced occasionally throughout the DCU, most notably headlining a limited-series in the early 90s.

For more, see Entertainment Weekly.

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Tuesday Top Ten: Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Characters

Over the many years (and comic adaptations), many people have brought our favorite characters to life, some more than once. Maybe the first was a dud and the second was brilliant. Maybe they’ve nailed each casting and we rejoice seeing their names in the credits. Either way, here are the ten actors who’ve given the best multiple comic performances…
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#10. Brandon Routh

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Rise and Fall of the Long Form Narrative

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In the age of binge-watching and Shared Universes, Movies and TV finally seem to have caught up to comics in building stories that last and enthrall for years. On the flip side, with regular reboots and more competition than ever with paltry efforts at diversification have comics become more like TV of the past? Continue reading Rise and Fall of the Long Form Narrative

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Pilot Review

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(Minor Spoilers)

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is very much a genre show that doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. In that regard, it’s an acceptable offering in the slow season of television. Judged against the shows it springs from, and shows on other networks, it is lacking in many ways.

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This Year’s Finest 2015: Comic Convo TV

Thought that there were a fair amount of comic book based TV series last year? Well, this year there were even more. So, let’s dive right in and revisit what excelled and what was meh in home viewing in 2015  . . .

Daredevil Fisk paintingCosmo: So, I was thinking that we should start with Marvel’s pair of Netflix series as they were the most high-profile comic book TV projects of the year. As I stated in my reviews, I feel that Daredevil & Jessica Jones both really raised the bar on what a superhero series could be. They were among the best TV of any kind  I saw in 2015.

Josh:I have to agree, and not just because Game of Thrones was so-so and Fargo Season 2 has been a slow-burner.

Marvel’s Netflix is shaping up to be the dramatic counterpoint/compliment to their films.
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A Sidelong look at Constantine

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Tonight is a special occasion for DC fans of the CW’s Arrow, and the occult anti-hero John Constantine whose self-titled series on the NBC network was cut short. Tonight, the “Arrowverse” gets a bit bigger by inviting John Constantine into its less darker world to share in a bit of magical mayhem. Seems like a good time to look back on Johnny boy’s last outing and what brought him to this point in the comic book zeitgeist.

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