An Open Letter to Zack Snyder

Mr Snyder, You've been spending a little time lately defending your work with regards to Superman.  Personally, I don't see the need.  Don't misunderstand; Man of Steel is terrible film and is less true to Superman than those Bollywood films you occasionally see on youtube.  But the fact is, the movie is out. It made money and now you've made a movie about Superman punching … [Read more...]

COMIC BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS: DC EDITION

You may have read my Comic Books for Beginners: Marvel Edition. If not, you can read it here.  The gist of it is that I am occasionally called upon to recommend books for new readers.  In this case I am specifically referring to Trade Paperback/ Hardcover collections and Graphic Novels, rather than current series.  I think its best to give a new reader a complete story to start … [Read more...]

BOOK OF THE WEEK

STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE TPB ALSO ON SALE: ALL NEW X-MEN TPB VOL 6 MS MARVEL VOL 4 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE VOL 3 TPB … [Read more...]

The 5 Biggest Problems with the Supergirl Pilot

From the trailer, I assumed that I wouldn't be watching CBS' Supergirl show regularly.  Its pretty clear the target demographic for the show is young girls, say 10 to 25.  Which is as it should be. I don't buy into a lot of the "girls can't get into comics because X, Y & Z" nonsense that I've heard, but I'm all for a comic book- based show that is there for young women. … [Read more...]

All-New Showcase One-Shot #21: Louisiana Comic-Con Chatter

The first ever Louisiana Comic-Con was held this weekend, and Blake and Kenny took the trek to Lafayette to check it out. Blake gives his impressions on the new convention, and discusses the gang’s new game: Cosplay Bingo! And what’s cool this week? It’s a triple pick, with Superman: Lois and Clark #1, Plutona #2, and Paper Girls #1. Music provided by Music Alley from … [Read more...]