All-Star Superman pays homage to Silver Age craziness and really understands what Superman is all about.
Review of Grant Morrison’s Action Comics #1-18
DC’s brief-lived All Star line of comics was, in theory, a very sound and interesting idea: assemble teams of the industry’s best (again, theoretically) writers and artists, set them free from the constraints of continuity and let them tell the stories they want to tell about DC’s top characters. What could go wrong?
Superman vs Hulk - The Fight (Part 3)
Celebrate 75 years of Superman with this character spanning animation that premiered at New York Comic Con last week.
With casting news about Ben Affleck donning the capped crusader’s spandex and rumours of a possible Lex Luthor appearance drifting in cyberspace, it only seems logical to compile a list of the top five people we’d like to see in the upcoming Superman and Batman team-up film slatted for 2015. While it’s highly unlikely that the following casting choices would ever happen, or that all these characters would be appearing alongside each other, it sure is fun to dream.
Despite all the hype about movies, TV shows, and video games, there are still comics panels and comic related news coming from San Diego Comic Con. Many of the announcements were made before the show, but there were few awesome surprises for almost every company, including Marvel, Dark Horse, and some especially interesting ones from IDW.
Man Of Steel Soundtrack - Percussion - Hans Zimmer
Walking out of Man of Steel this weekend, I couldn’t help but think of the way in which this was particularly a creation of the modern DC Comics mindset. With its dour, somber lead, bombastic, faux-operatic plotting, and general grim and gritty outlook, this was a Superman film that fit in well with Nolan’s Batman trilogy (with its monochromatic color palette feeling at times like a parody of the visual scheme those films developed), yet also with the way DC Comics have looked in the New 52 Era.
Before we go any further, I should make something clear. I am new to the world of monthly comics, spurred to try the medium from the perspective of a regular by DC’s bold relaunch in September 2011. Prior to that fateful month, I had dabbled in comics in trade paperback form, and I have since read some landmark runs as I continue to attempt to build an expertise in the medium. But having read every single #1 to come out in the DC re-launch (I’m still reading roughly 17 DC titles on a monthly basis), and having picked up (about the same number of) Marvel books at the same time, I feel reasonably situated to comment on what this year’s two tent-pole comic book movies, Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 say about the outlook of each line and the way it translates to cinema.