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  • No Self-Respecting Adult should Buy Comics or Watch Superhero Movies

    03/30/2016 5:05:51 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 104 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 28, 2016 | Rhymer Rigby
    Another month, another superhero movie staggers to the silver screen, lurching under the weight of its own self-importance, groaning with the expectations of fans, and burdened with a nine-figure marketing budget. I am, of course, talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to give it its full, clunkingly portentous title. Can we all please grow up? Can we acknowledge that Marvel and DC have scraped right though the bottom of the barrel? Can we call time on superhero films? Films which are too dark for kids the comics were originally written for, yet too dumb for any thinking adult.
  • The Main Reason Why Audiences Want To See ‘Batman V Superman’? It’s Wonder Woman

    03/23/2016 10:04:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the latest Fandango survey, moviegoers say that the introduction of Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is a primary draw for them. The film hits U.S. theaters tomorrow at 6 PM, and some exhibitors have raised their opening-weekend projections to north of $160M. Currently, BvS reps 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, and the Zack Snyder film is outstripping pre-sales for all superhero titles at this point in time including The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Advance ticket sales for BvS among all services is figured between $20M-$25M.
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': What Fans Are Saying

    03/21/2016 12:20:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2016 | Michael Rothman
    Last night, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premiered in New York City, and while the critics are embargoed until later this week, some lucky fans who saw the flick early have taken to social media to voice their opinions of the movie. And guess what, they liked it!
  • 'Hey everyone!': Spider-Man finally makes his entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in [tr]

    03/10/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2016 | Ross McDonough
    It's the moment all Marvel fans have been waiting for. Spider-Man has finally made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the final trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Released on Thursday, the new two-and-a-half minute clip closes with the much anticipated face-off between Chris Evans' Cap and Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man.
  • Deadpool is on track to be highest-grossing R-rated movie in history... as Ryan Reynolds film [tr]

    02/22/2016 6:31:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2016 | Rachel McGrath
    It's violent and it's laden with expletives but movie-going audiences around the globe love it. Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds as the physically and mentally scarred Marvel Comics antihero, demolished the opposition for a second weekend running in North America. And worldwide, the film looks certain to eclipse The Matrix Reloaded and grab the title of highest-grossing R-rated movie in history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Huge 'Captain America: Civil War' Spoiler Revealed Via New Toys

    02/19/2016 9:42:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 18, 2016 | Marcus Errico
    We mean that in the literal sense. Big. Ginormous. Giant. So stop reading now if you want to remain spoiler-free for the upcoming superhero movie. All clear? OK…
  • 'Deadpool' Kills It With Historic $135M Box Office Weekend, Colossal $150M Holiday

    02/14/2016 12:42:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    In a sea change for Hollywood’s go-to genre — comic book adaptations — the very R-rated and irreverent Deadpool grossed a record-breaking $135 million over the three-day Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend, one of the best showings of all time for a superhero movie and shattering all expectations. For the four-day holiday weekend, Deadpool is estimating a colossal $150 million, a Presidents Day best that beats the $93 million grossed a year ago by sensation Fifty Shades of Grey (official four-day estimates will be released Monday morning, so it’s possible the final number could come in higher). Among other records broken,...
  • Coming Out as Gay Superheroes

    12/23/2015 8:08:45 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2016 | GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
    When the mutant superhero Iceman came out last month - thanks to a one-two punch of his prying telepathic teammate and a time-travel visit from his younger self - he immediately became the most prominent gay comic book character. But his revelation was far from the only story line involving gay, lesbian and transgender characters in the fast-evolving world of comic-book narratives. In October, Alysia Yeoh, a transgender friend of Batgirl, and her girlfriend Jo were married in a simple ceremony unmarred by super-villainy; Peter Parker, perhaps better known as Spider-Man, attended the wedding of Max Modell, his scientific mentor...
  • Captain America battles right-wing conservatives in new comic

    10/17/2015 8:10:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/16/2015 | n/a
    <p>In the latest issue of Marvel’s revamped Captain America, the iconic superhero takes on a group of right-wing conservatives trying to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border.</p> <p>In “Captain America: Sam Wilson #1,” the superhero also known as Sam Wilson heads to the border to take on an “evil” militia group known as the Sons of the Serpent, who are patrolling the area between Mexico and Arizona, according to a video summary of the issue created by the Maciver Institute.</p>
  • The Fantastic Bore! A dull plot, dreadful dialogue - and Billy Elliot as a walking pile of [tr]

    08/07/2015 6:43:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2015 | Toby Young
    Fantastic Four begins quite promisingly, with a schoolboy standing up in front of his classmates and telling them about the science experiment he's conducting in his garage. He's trying to build a teleporter that will beam human beings from one location to another, like in Star Trek. As you'd expect, his schoolmates laugh and his teacher tells him to stop fibbing, but one boy's curiosity is piqued. This is Ben Grimm and the science nerd turns out to be Reed Richards, a brainiac to rival Albert Einstein.
  • A Superman comic just took on police brutality and left me breathless

    07/02/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joshua Rivera
    One of the biggest changes to come out DC Entertainment's big comics revamp this summer turned Superman's world upside-down: Lois Lane revealed his identity to the world, and then he lost almost all of his powers ... Now that he's been outed, Superman's relationship with everyone around him has completely changed. Some are supportive, and grateful, surprised to learn that he's been living among them all along. Others, however, have a chip on their shoulder, resenting all the supervillains that he has attracted. Unfortunately for him, most of the angriest folks are cops. This quickly escalates into open conflict by...
  • DC Cancels Comic Cover After Complaints That Joker’s Threatening Batgirl Is Sexist

    03/18/2015 6:16:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    At the artist’s request, DC Comics has decided to cancel a cover design after complaints that the Joker attacking Batgirl is misogynistic and sexist and promotes violence against women. The cover, which features the villain holding a gun to Batgirl and drawing his blood-grin across her face, was supposed to be released as a “variant” cover in June as part of DC’s “Joker Month.”
  • ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise: Sony Teaming With Marvel on Future Movies

    02/10/2015 10:13:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 9, 2015 | Linda Ge
    Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Marvel is coming on board to produce future “Spider-Man” films with Sony, the two studios announced Monday. Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.
  • Garry Trudeau, Call Your Office

    12/30/2014 6:19:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sonny Bunch
    I realize that Doonesbury is nothing more than liberal pap designed to make Baby Boomers feel good about themselves—yes, yes, Garry Trudeau, Republicans are squares and warmongers, we get it, you’re from the 60s, get out, back to the 60s, there’s no place for you here in the future!—but even still, this weekend’s strip is pretty egregiously terrible. Check it out, it’ll only take you a couple of seconds to read. If you don’t want to read it, allow me to describe it to you. One of the characters, a mom, is telling her daughter than she’s not allowed to...
  • From the New ‘Annie’ Movie, Lessons on Money and Inequality (an exercise in white guilt)

    12/27/2014 5:11:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | DEC. 25, 2014 | RON LIEBER
    There will come a point in the next 10 days, after the cabin fever has set in, when the small people you parent, grandparent or otherwise dote on demand to see “Annie.” You will recall the unfavorable reviews of the newly updated movie musical, or will look them up. You will read of the bad singing and stilted dance numbers. And still you will go, because it’s a children’s holiday after all, and that’s what they want to see.
  • Andrew Garfield may be booted from Spider-Man movie series, according to the latest Sony email leaks

    12/15/2014 7:25:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Decemebr 15, 2014 | Ollie Gilaman
    Actor Andrew Garfield may be booted from the Spider-Man movie series, according to the latest revelation from hacked emails at Sony. The correspondence reveals that Sony - which was reportedly already not happy with Garfield - might give up the franchise to comic book giant Marvel. It is believed that Marvel would prefer to start the series from scratch, putting Garfield's role as Peter Parker, which he has played in two movies, in jeopardy.
  • Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree

    10/22/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/21/2014 | James Delingpole
    Splattergate II: Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree  When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death? When it's all being done for the noble cause of environmentalism, of course! Such is the take-home message of an award-winning graphic novel which has been praised by a top scientist at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "a marvellous way to convey the knowledge accumulated by our scientific community." It has also been recommended by a curriculum developer at the US National Council of Teachers...
  • Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

    10/10/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Dressing up like Wolverine or Cersei Lannister is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs. Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles — combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers — have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless. Then again, they...
  • A Thor Subject

    07/19/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    JULY 19, 2014 A Thor Subject The comics industry grapples with attracting women readers. By Jim Geraghty The surprises came in a trio: First, Marvel Comics announced that the character of Thor, based upon the Norse God of Thunder, would become a woman. The second surprise was the venue in which the switch was announced — ABC’s feminine-minded daytime talk show The View — but perhaps that was predictable, considering that Marvel and ABC Television are both owned by Disney. But the third, and biggest, surprise is that anyone thought this was a good idea. “This is not She-Thor,” senior...
  • Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Is Now A Woman

    07/15/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/15/2014 | alicia lutes
    No, your eyes do not deceive you and thankfully this is no joke — Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes. And by that we mean: there’s a new superlady in town and she’s wielding the hammer of Thor! As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer. Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his —...
  • COMICS: Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control

    07/14/2014 11:06:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | AllahPundit
    My thoughts exactly: @allahpundit did not know jughead was gay.— Bruce Wolf (@BruceWolfChi) July 14, 2014 We should have known. There’s campy, there’s John Waters campy, and then there’s wearing a crown to school every day.No, actually, the gay friend here is Kevin Keller, whom they introduced back in 2010 and then married off in 2012 in the first “Archie” gay wedding. Having re-written the “boy torn between two girls” storyline eight thousand times in the past 75 years, the writers wanted something more “impactful,” to borrow an atrocious word favored by the company’s CEO. That’s understandable, but …...
  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    06/07/2014 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2014 | Henry Hanks
    -- Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series.
  • Calvin & Hobbes' Bill Watterson Returned to Comics - In Secret!

    06/07/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 51 replies
    The Escapist ^ | 7 June 2014 | Bob "MovieBob" Chipman
    15  The reclusive comics legend ghost-wrote/drew a fellow artist's strip for three daysBill Watterson spent ten years writing and drawing every installment of Calvin & Hobbes, considered by many to be the single greatest comic strip in the history of the medium. During that period he experimented with daring new art techniques, negotiated unprecedented levels of creative independence from his publisher and famously resisted merchandising or "franchising" his characters; making him a hero to fellow comics professionals and something like a god to legions of devout fans.Then, at the height of his fame, he walked away.Since then, Calvin &...
  • Soul of Mad Magazine, Al Feldstein Dies at 88

    05/01/2014 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Borges · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/1/2014 | BRUCE WEBER
    Al Feldstein, who took over a fledgling humor magazine called Mad in 1956 and made it a popular, profitable and enduring wellspring of American satire, died on Tuesday at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Mont. He was 88. His wife, the former Michelle Key, confirmed the death. In recent years, he was a wildlife and landscape painter in Montana, outside Livingston. Mr. Feldstein had been a writer and illustrator of comic books when he became editor of Mad four years into its life and just a year after it had graduated from comic-book form to a full-fledged magazine.
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent “Life With Archie” series. “We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the character’s impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT · by MissTed · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/14 | Henry Hanks
    Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series. The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie...
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Pro Edward Snowden, Pro Freedom

    04/04/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is first and foremost a rousing sequel, the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity. It's also a film we're unlikely to see screened at the Obama White House thanks to its anti-NSA message. The new film offers some political undercurrents not seen in most superhero epics, from fears of government spying to the need for unvarnished transparency. It's all fused to a Marvel-approved template starring actors who know precisely how to bring two-dimensional characters to the big screen.
  • New Season of ‘The Boondocks’ Excludes Its Creator Aaron McGruder ("Black Jesus")

    03/29/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Cartoon Brew ^ | 3/25/14 | C. Edwards
    It was recently announced that, after a nearly four-year hiatus, the Adult Swim animated series The Boondocks would be returning on April 21st for its fourth and final season. However, any excitement that fans of the show experienced when hearing the news was cut short when they learned that the show’s creator, Aaron McGruder, would not be involved. Adapted by McGruder in 2005 from his popular syndicated comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks follows the social misadventures of Huey and Riley, two urban black pre-teens being raised in suburbia by their eccentric grandfather. Its unapologetic ridicule of everything...
  • NY Times Cartoon Suggests 'Climate-Change Deniers' Should Be Stabbed to Death

    02/24/2014 7:15:35 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 2/23/2014 | Jack Coleman
    Editorial cartoons often aren't pretty, to paraphrase Steve Martin's observation about the perils of comedy. But one found in the Opinion section of today's New York Times is downright ugly. The cartoon, alluding to this year's brutal winter, suggests U.S. Department of Commerce "Strategies for Dealing With the 2014 Icicle Surplus." Among them are using icicles as "locally sourced hydration devices," "temporary doorsteps," and "brainteasers for dogs." Then comes a suggestion that one immediately looks at again, in disgust and disbelief -- icicles can also be used as "self-destructing sabers for dispatching climate-change deniers." (Entire cartoon shown after the jump)...
  • Stan Lee Named as One of Forbes' Most Influential Celebrities for 2014(Lee Beats out Rush)

    01/17/2014 9:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 16, 2014
    Lee beats out Rush Limbaugh on the magazine's list of the 10 celebrities with influence, thanks to his role as co-creator of the Marvel Universe.
  • Female CEO claims she can't be liable for sexually harassing employees because they are WHITE MEN

    12/02/2013 7:23:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Mark Duell and Daily Mail Reporter
    The female CEO of Archie Comics, who has been accused of sexual harassment by five employees says she can't be guilty of the accusations - because her employees are all white men. Nancy Silberkeit argues in legal filings that the employees who are suing aren't from a 'protected class' of people - and therefore their claims of harassment aren't legally viable. Silberkeit is accused of repeatedly shouting 'Penis!' at the employees and also referring to them as the male organ instead of their names.
  • Meet the Muslim Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan’s Fight Against Stereotypes

    11/08/2013 2:41:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Rula Jebreal
    Kamala Khan isn’t your average New Jersey teenager battling a cultural identity crisis. She has superpowers. And she’s here to smash the stereotype of young Muslim-American women.Marvel has a comic book superhero named Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from New Jersey. This idea is refreshing. It’s important. It reminds me of the late ‘60s film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. That was a revolutionary story about interracial marriage in America at a time when it was taboo. Like that film, Kamala will shatter taboos, too. Ms. Marvel (Kamala’s alter ego) will open the eyes of a new generation of comic...
  • "Teen Titans," "Aquaman" Artist Nick Cardy Passes Away at Age 93

    11/04/2013 10:54:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | November 4, 2013 | Albert Ching
    Nick Cardy, a revered and influential comic book artist known best for his DC Comics work in the '50s, '60s and '70s, passed away Sunday at age 93, according to multiple industry reports... At DC Comics, Cardy worked on the first 43 issues of the original "Teen Titans" series as either a penciler or inker (or both), in a run lasting from 1966 to 1973. He also drew the first 39 issues of the initial "Aquaman" solo series, along with extensive cover illustrations on DC books including "Action Comics," "Batman" and "Justice League of America." Cardy wrote two issues of...
  • 'Batwoman' Co-Authors Exit, Claim DC 'Prohibited' Lesbian Marriage

    09/05/2013 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 32 replies
    DC Comics' Batwoman is losing its two co-authors. In a blog post late Wednesday, co-authors J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman wrote that they'd be exiting the comic after Issue 26 is released in December, citing creative difficulties with DC. Batwoman was relaunched in 2010 as a stand-alone series that told a new origin story about female Caped Crusader Kate Kane (aka Batwoman), this time a member of the U.S. Military Academy who was forced to leave after allegations arose that she was gay. Rather than hide her sexual orientation, she opted to leave the academy. "In recent months, DC...
  • Are Late-Night Comics Becoming more Balanced?

    08/07/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/06/2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Over the years, I’ve shared lots of political humor from the late-night talk shows. Much of this humor is left leaning, but I can appreciate good jokes even if they’re at my expense. In recent months, though, I’ve speculated that there’s been a shift away from Obama, especially on the part of Jay Leno (see here, here, and here). Well, it seems that I was right in sensing a change. Here’s a report from Fox News about a new study. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats are providing...
  • BATMAN & ROBIN as Gay Couple, Secret Sex Lives of Superheroes in New Novel

    08/06/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 36 replies
    Newsarama ^ | August 5, 2013 | Vaneta Rogers
    Any male character that runs around in spandex with his "Boy Wonder" is going to be the target of a few speculative comments related to his sexuality. But a new novel has taken the speculation a step further, "outing" Batman and Robin as a gay couple. Released in English this July in the U.K., Erotic Lives of the Superheroes has been getting attention from British tabloids because in the novel, Batman is outed as a gay man. The story shows that Batman and Robin are an aging, bickering gay couple whose sex life has gone flat, and the dullness spurs...
  • Comic-Con: Avengers 2 Title is Avengers: Age of Ultron

    07/21/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 47 replies
    IGN ^ | July 20, 2013 | Jim Vejvoda
    The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con ended with writer-director Joss Whedon taking the stage at Hall H to announce the official title of Marvel's The Avengers 2, which is ... Avengers: Age of Ultron! You may know that "Age of Ultron" is a relatively recent Marvel Comics storyline so it'll be interesting to see how much they cull from that for the big screen sequel to the 2012 blockbuster. Here is the official title treatment courtesy of Marvel and Disney:
  • Canadian superhero Captain Canuck rises again

    06/30/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    CBC ^ | JUNE 28, 2013
    Comic book fans can easily rhyme off names like Superman and The Avengers, but a Canadian team is hoping a new revamp will put Captain Canuck back in the mix. The Canadian hero, who debuted on comic book shelves almost 40 years ago, is making a comeback in a new animated web series debuting — fittingly — on Canada Day at captaincanuck.com. Back in the early 1970s, as industry leaders Marvel and DC Comics were putting out stories about Spider-Man, Batman and Superman, Winnipeg-based artist Richard Comely and his artist friend Ron Leishman were wondering why there wasn't yet a...
  • 'Man of Steel' filled with Jesus, Christianity references

    06/14/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/14/2013 | Justin Craig
    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s … Jesus? When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created their iconic comic book hero Superman in 1938, their character wasn’t just a representation of “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” but for many, a metaphor for Jewish immigrants in 1930s America. Created by two young Jewish men, Superman was an allusion to the Jewish faith and history, from his baby Moses-like origins to his golem-esque invincibility, to his outcast status and his ultimate struggle to assimilate in a new land. But somewhere along his journey since 1938, Kal-El converted to Christianity, which...
  • Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus

    06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2013 | METRO
    s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.
  • Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...

    06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK
    Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man! ‘I grew up in Kansas,’’ says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster “Man of Steel’’ as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. “I’m as American as they come.’’ Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in “Superman Returns,’’ an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
  • Archie Comics gets first gay kiss with openly gay character Kevin Keller

    05/20/2013 12:05:01 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 37 replies
    news.com.au ^ | May 21, 2013 | Staff
    IT'S just a quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate's diner, drawing the ire of at least one disapproving Riverdale mom. The woman "gets very offended and kind of pitches a bit of a fit," said Dan Parent, who writes and draws the issue, Kevin Keller No. 10 that is released Aug. 7. "Kevin is kind of used to that, but Veronica records the whole thing and of course uploads it...
  • Axing Jay a liberal NBC laugh gaffe

    05/18/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2013 | ANDREA PEYSER
    Bring back Jay Leno! He hasn’t left the building yet? Maybe there’s still hope. This boneheaded move stands to go down along with history’s greatest mistakes: The ascent of Anthony Weiner. Tiger Woods, too. The public disembowelment of former NBC “Today’’ show host Ann Curry.
  • Book Review: Bosch Fawstin's THE INFIDEL

    03/29/2013 5:39:47 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 1 replies
    www.blog.allenmitchum.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Allen Mitchum
    Book Review: The Infidel by Bosch FawstinSummary: A refreshing, creative and entertaining critique of Islam and jihad. Think Frank Miller channeling Robert Spencer.IllustWriter Bosch Fawstin is a pioneer of sorts in the field of digital counter-culture literature. He's published anti-establishment artwork on the internet for years, well before the proliferation of ebooks. Much of his work uses sophisticated cartoons to express skepticism of or mock government, politicians and current events. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islam was increasingly a target of Bosch's creative talents. In February 2011, Bosch released Chapter 1 of his much anticipated graphic novel...
  • 'Batgirl' #19 Features First Openly Transgender Character In Mainstream Superhero Comics

    04/11/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 27 replies
    Comicsalliance.com ^ | April 10, 2013 | Matt D. Wilson
    The sibling conflict teased on the cover of Batgirl #19 may be the hook that pulls readers in, but it will be another reveal in the issue that will occupy a spot in comics history, as one of the book's characters will reveal she is transgender, the first time a character has done so in a mainstream superhero comic. Wired reports that writer Gail Simone was inspired to create a transgender character by a conversation with Batwoman co-creator Greg Rucka at Wondercon a few years ago. Simone asked why there seem to be fewer gay male comics characters than lesbian...
  • Gay Kryptonite

    03/21/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | March 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Gay activists insist that “faggot” comes from the word for the kindling beneath the feet of heretical homosexuals. That’s a lie. But while the word “faggot” doesn’t come from “a bundle of sticks,” the word “fascist” does. Funny, that. Behold: In the name of “truth, justice and the American way,” a renowned science-fiction writer has just been condemned to (professional) death for expressing his views on homosexuality in a tiny Mormon magazine almost twenty-five years ago. Orson Scott Card wrote the beloved 1985 Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Ender’s Game“ about the innocence of a child winning out over war...
  • 'Superman' Artist Quits Over Protests Surrounding Anti-Gay Marriage Writer

    03/05/2013 4:02:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 5, 2013 | Breitbart News
    The artist assigned to illustrate author Orson Scott Card's upcoming Superman series for DC Comics is leaving the gig in the wake of protests regarding Card's views on gay issues.
  • DC Comics Dress Judas In Jesus’ Clothes

    09/05/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | September 5, 2012 | Rich Johnston
    The Phantom Stranger #0 is published today – I mentioned it earlier, but there was one point I wanted to highlight separately.The comic does not mention Judas or Jesus by name. But it is very clear who is meant to be who. Middle Eastern characters two thousand years ago, Judas’ suicide, the thirty pieces of silver, his appeal to be forgiven as “he” would forgive, it’s a blatant as it can be without actually naming names.And while we know about the thirty pieces of silver round his neck, and how that becomes a motivating for for him in The Phantom...
  • 'Justice League' #12: DC reveals Superman's new leading lady... and it's a doozy - EXCLUSIVE

    08/22/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Bratch · 61 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Aug 22 2012 | Jeff Jensen
    When DC Comics rebooted its entire line of superhero titles last year, the publisher did away with Superman’s marriage to Lois Lane to pave the way for a new romance. Without further ado, EW can exclusively reveal that Superman’s new partner in love is no mere mortal, but a superhero icon in her own right: None other than Wonder Woman. herself. Their next level relationship begins in the pages of Justice League #12... The comic, which goes on sale Aug. 29, culminates months of flirty foreshadowing. Writer Geoff Johns hints that some event — possibly tragic — will impact every...