Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time Travel Danger?

I saw this mentioned a couple of places so I figured it was worth talking about.

SPOILERS for Convergence Booster Gold

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Who are the employer and the professor?

Questions that came to me after reading the Convergence Booster Gold issue.


Convergence Booster Gold #1

Without a doubt the part of Convergence I've been looking forward to the most.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Short Review: Convergence #3

A.K.A. buy the minis to see how these other fights turn out.

Short Review: Convergence #2

I'm a little behind in my reviews so it's time to catch up.


The Difference An Artist Can Make

I hated the new Red Hood design when I saw the covers for the new Red Hood/Arsenal series. Then the variant for issue one came out and it made a different impression on me.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Updated Pull List

I was going to try Starfire out but reading more from the creators made me decide against it.

Mini Series: Princess Leia 
Ongoing Series: Gotham Academy, Red Hood/Arsenal

I'm getting the first issue of We Are Robin, I was considering getting the first arc but for some reason the price jumped up a dollar starting #2. I had to wait on Kanan thanks to the cost of Convergence so I'm trade waiting that and likely Lando. I'm still waiting to hear what Mystic U is about.

Jason Todds' Deathday

For those that were wondering it wasn't the beating or the explosion that killed him. It was "asphyxiation due to smoke." The death always bothered me and bought out the ugliness of creators/readers. Unlike other child deaths in comics that ugliness lingered for years and some of that victim blaming still exists.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

So You DIDN'T read RHATO

"Conner said that Starfire would not be promiscuous in the way she was portrayed in "Red Hood & The Outlaws," though the new solo series would address the fact that she has less hangups about sexuality than most earthlings -- mostly with people telling her how she has to dress to match earth decorum." (Found here.)

If Amanda Conner read Red Hood and the Outlaws she'd know better. Apparently "promiscuous" now means being in a relationship with ONE man (Roy Harper) and having a previous relationship with another (Dick Grayson.) Kori flirted with no one besides Roy the entire run nor had sex with anyone else. She was never actually with Jason Todd as later issues confirmed (*1) and even if she was that's considered promiscuous?! I know Dick slept with at least one woman in the new 52 Nightwing series and had a one night stand in Grayson to say nothing of Bruce Wayne. Freaking double standards. This makes me furious, really it does. I kinda of figured this would happen but I'm still upset by it. Does anyone do research on the characters they write when they take over for them? I was willing to give this book a try now I'm not.

Starfire became captain of a ship of freed slaves, saved her planet, had a moving story with her sister, a wonderful relationship with Roy and great friendship with Jason. Now all of that is being forgotten to have her suddenly ditch her friends to "learn about humans" as if she just arrived and act like none of that happened. Thanks for making this easy for me. I love the character but I'm tired of this.

*1 Kori states she's known him only as a friend. Jason rejected the idea when he thought she was suggesting it, it was implied some of it has to do with her past with Dick. He also states they had their chance but chose to friendzoned each other. So tell me who else was she supposedly sleeping with?!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Covergence Theories

I'm usually bad at these but here's my theories, mainly in regards to Booster.

Speculation and a preview SPOILER ahead

Convergence Booster Gold #1 Preview

It's about time! Just this preview has been the best thing I've seen from Convergence so far.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

List of Free Comics on FCBD

Found here. Usually my LCS allows people to get five comics. I always get a Simpsons and wanted to see what else was offered. I'm not sure if I'll get the DC spoiler issue since the surprised was already revealed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DC Universe for female superheroes

A step in the right direction as DC tries to aim for something young girls can enjoy.

The Bendis X-Men Saga Continues

I know the guy has his fans so I thought this was going to be accepted without too much protesting. Apparently not since he's addressing it in an interview. I haven't gotten around to reading the interview yet (I heard he misses the point) but I saw some more concerns I didn't talk about last time which people are calling him out on.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rear Recognition

Back when the weekly series 52 was going on there were many guesses who was under the Supernova mask. During the week where he stared at Lex Luthor through the window many noted the nicely defined rear of the hero and matched it to Booster Gold. I'm not joking, this was done on the old Scans Daily. It was noted that he's one of the characters you could ID based on his butt alone.

So I dare to ask: Can you ID a character by their posterior ?

DC July Solicits 2015

Is it just me or were these a little late?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bendis X-Men ?

It's been a while since I read X-Men. The stories stopped being fun awhile back, everyone seems to date everyone and a lot of the stories/family trees are overly complex. I stopped reading but I hear spoilers every now and then. The latest one has to do with my favorite X-Man Iceman/Bobby Drake.


Favorite New 52 Books

With DC retiring "New 52" as the phrase for their line it seems like a good time to reflect on the titles I'm glad we got.

Favorite Variant for July

Teen Titans Go are the variant covers for this month and the only one I love is the Robin 75th anniversary cover.

  1. Joker (Dick Grayson from The Dark Knight Strikes Again.)
  2. Nightwing (Pre-new 52)
  3. Dead Robin (Could be either Damian or Jason but I'm guessing Jason.)
  4. Red Hood (Jason Todd RHATO)
  5. Stephanie Brown
  6. Bizarro Robin? (I've seen different versions)
  7. Chris O'Donnell Robin
  8. TTG Robin
  9. Carrie Kelley
  10. Burt Ward
  11. Tim Drake (Red version)
  12. Red Robin (could be Dick, Jason or Tim)
  13. Damian Wayne
  14. Batman the Animated Series Robin?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The second Star Wars Force Awakens Teaser

This was better than the first and got me much more excited about the movie.

Sorta Spoilers Ahead

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The New Batman Beyond

This was confirmed and it kind of irks me.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Guess what Giffin/DeMatteis are bringing back

From the sound of it this is some forgotten canon we never thought we'd see again. Look at the summary for the Justice League 3001 story.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Who is the biggest Asshole in Comics?

This was brought up by CalvinPitt over at Sally's blog so who do I personally feel is the biggest asshole in comics? I'm not going to include the more entertaining ones like Guy Gardner or even villains. These are the ones that get on my nerves and I want to see someone take them down a peg. People that as heroes shouldn't be so arrogant, cruel and/or annoying. I'll clarify if I only dislike the new 52 or older version of the character.

Short Review: Convergence Batgirl #1


Short Review: Convergence #1

This issue focuses on the worlds going to war.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Marriage in Comics

Well the interview is more to do with Convergence but this is the bit I want to talk about.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

DC Dolls

I haven't shown any DC dolls in awhile but Tonner has another line and Sideshow is expanding their current line.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sucide Squad Movie Rumor

I wasn't too interested before I heard this but it does have potential.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS (no idea if it's true) for Sucide Squad and minor SPOILERS for animated movie Batman vs. Robin.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NOT Actual Previews from New Books?

According to this article the "previews" we'll see in upcoming Covergence books in May won't be from the actual first issues in June. Their be mini stories from those titles that stand on their own and give reads a taste of the new series. I like that since I have no idea what some are about and I didn't like the idea of spoiling things from the first issues. Better yet for digital readers these stories will be available for free online.

So Sue and Ralph...

I was thinking thanking about the couple and if they will be introduced in the new DC universe. Does anyone really want to see them with other people or starting out as a couple/not married? That's the main reason most famous couples aren't currently together, right? To create drama, to kept people guessing who's going to date who (some of it doesn't even make sense) and be different than the old world. Here's the thing...I don't think many people are interested in seeing Ralph solo. The only time I saw interest was in 52 but even then there were people losing it over the hint that he'd "hook up" with someone else.

I believe it was Morrison that pointed out that Sue and Ralph are a superhero version of Nick and Nora Charles. They play off each other, she encourages him in his pursuits and their the perfect couple. Worried it "ages" them? Have them marry younger when he was starting out as a detective. Have the superhero bit come later and be something they both have to get used to.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Musings on Gotham Academy

I stopped reviewing this book although I still get it. Since I'm in a bad mood at the moment I thought it was a good time to talk about one of my favorite series. Keep in mind that I haven't read the last issue or the Endgame one shot yet. With most of my funds going to the event comic I'll be holding off for a little while.