As superheroes continue to win massive profits at the box office and graphic novels strengthen their literary credentials, the amount of comic book adaptation increase in turn. This year’s crowded slate kicks off on Friday with The LEGO Batman Movie. While the majority of these projects remain dominated by capes and tights, there is some cursory interest in exploring other aspects of the medium. What follows is an overview of 2017’s offerings loosely ranked by level of interest.
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Joshua Williamson of The Flash, Birthright, Ghosted & Nailbitter will work with artist Jason Fabok of Justice League, Forever Evil & Batman Eternal for an event miniseries Justice League vs Suicide Squad and will spinoff the launch of JLA. More details at The Wall Street Journal
“The Future’s starting to look a lot brighter.”- Barry Allen, The Flash, 1991
Demonstrating the core concept of the Multiverse and parallel Earths, we have Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash on the CW and Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash in the DC Cinematic Extended Needs Less Adjectives Universe. Fans are mixed about this fact, but like the character both actors share Ezra Miller isn’t slowing down anytime soon… Continue reading Ezra Miller is the Flash
DC has rebooted once again and were covering it every week in our comic convo’s. Here is week seven on Hellblazer, Batgirl & The Birds of Prey Rebirth & Justice League #1 Continue reading Comic Convo: DC Rebirth Week Seven
Warner Brothers also unveiled today the first glimpse of next year’s Justice League movie. Orientated around Bruce Wayne recruiting members for his new “team” it features most prominently Ezra Miller’s Flash and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. And yes, it does have a less somber feel about it . . .
Justice League, directed Zack Snyder, opens November 17th, 2017.
Like Marvel comics has had before them, today I’m taking a look at the new DC Comics Rebirth lineup of titles announced last weekend. DC Comics attempted to reboot in the summer of 2011 with their New 52 initiative. Though initially successful, readers quickly tired of the redundant writing & art styles that was often overtly in your face with little substance and dated concepts, while creative talent left the books in droves over accusations of overreaching editorial mandates. In 2015, the publisher began walking away from the concept; first with their Convergence event whose story was used to reestablish the Multiverse and then the DC You initiative, a sincere attempt to diversify the style and creative talent on their line of books. In spite of some really great comics, DC You failed to reestablish the publisher’s already shrinking market share while the one two punch of Star Wars & Secret Wars allowed chief competitor Marvel Comics to dominate the direct market. During WonderCon 2016, DC Comics announced another new initiative with a relaunch of the publishers comics with new #1’s and creative teams for their series of titles. Some look great, some of the creators brought in during DC You have leveled up, some familiar faces are sticking around, some new writers have been brought into the fold and some comics vet’s are returning after years away from the publisher. Some books look great, some have potential, some look kind of bland and some look like hot garbage. Will divide the contenders from the pretenders with Yay, Mayhaps or Nay. As always, remember that not even all of the creative teams have been announced let alone all the possible series so this lineup is subject to change.
With one of the most anticipated movies of 2016 premiering this week, showcasing two of DC’s biggest icons together for the first time on film, we gathered ten stories that show the best of both heroes and their ideologies…
10. Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything
By Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Watchmen creators Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons craft a heart wrenching story of Superman having to reconcile with his past and how Batman will do anything to save him-Pat Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Batman & Superman Stories