Author Archives: JP Fallavollita
Look, the DC Universe is a complex thing.
Despite the attempts of creative and quite brilliant writers, artists and editors to simplify a readers’ understanding of the various realities, superheroes and super villains that make up the history (and our enjoyment) of the DC Comics company, it’ll just have to remain convoluted. And mysterious. And fun. Blame the Flash of Two Worlds.
Understand: no amount of reboots or re-numberings can change that.
Still, today sees the seemingly incomprehensible DC Multiverse look more beautiful, more organized and more appealing than ever before.
Join me after the jump for Multiversity #1!
Who’s not a fan of the “first issue”?
Once upon a time, not so long ago, first issues were just for “collecting” with people of all shapes and sizes and interests getting caught up in the wave of pretend money making off of new #1’s. That was about the time I quit reading comics for the better part of a decade.
I dare say, these days, a “first issue” gets the blood racing not because of potential monetary gain, but because there are so many new storytelling ideas in so many different genres by so many amazing writers and artists.
Today, the blood is pumping for the release of Dark Ages #1.
Follow me after the jump for the 4-1-1.
If you’re just hearing about all this “bat-stuff” now, here’s the why: Batman turned seventy-five years of age this year, didn’t ‘ya know?
Follow me after the jump for a final word (for now) on one of the world’s greatest pop-culture icons!
This whole Marvel NOW! initiative (Marvel Comics’ sort of re-boot and re-fresh answer to DC’s New 52 of a few years ago) has had some interesting results. Issues of Uncanny Avengers, Daredevil and Electra have been provocative. As has the design of the covers which aim to have each Marvel NOW! comic visually jump off the store shelves.
One of the more interesting launches has been Moon Knight, which, six-months later, wraps up its story.
Follow me after the jump for more info on that!
It’s not like those monthly publications from DC Comics were the only place one could get introduced, or get a regular fix, of the Caped Crusader. I was indoctrinated into the Bat-family in the late nineteen seventies via the Saturday morning Super Friends cartoon, after school reruns of the Adam West television series, and the Hot Wheels Batmobile dinky car.
Of course, I had an awesome Batman Halloween costume, the basic pattern of which, I remember, was purchased from Lizanne’s Fabrics at suburban Toronto’s Sherway Gardens Mall – and slightly tailored for an excitable seven year-old, by Mommy.
Batman was everywhere and I loved his look, his antics and his adventures. But my first Batman comic, the original pop-culture home of the character, wouldn’t come until three years later, in 1983.
I thought I was being slightly aggressive with this weekend’s prediction on how much box office pull a talking raccoon would have on cinema-goers. Never would I have thought that I had grossly underestimated that pull.
Follow me after the jump for the galactically surprising numbers that Rocket Racoon, Groot and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy raked in this weekend!
That’s right! He’s attending the 2014 Twin Peaks Festival in North Bend,Washington, and you can follow the blogging exploits of that adventure at Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks And Andy Burns. Have a good time, Andy. And ekil uoy mug yojne.
That leaves me with the duty of predicting what could very well be the biggest opening box office weekend for a film in the history of all Augusts.
Follow me after the jump for this weekend’s galactic-sized predictions!
As I’m sure you know, Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest film in the Marvel Entertainment line of films, was released last night. Look for it to have a big weekend at the box office – our predictions for it (and the other films available this weekend) will be posted later this afternoon.
In the meantime, Marvel Entertainment has just released a five-plus minute trailer detailing the first and second phases of their movie franchises.
It’s an amazing tapestry of cinematic storytelling that catches you up to where we are right now. Catch it after the jump!