I’ve watched a lot of clips and read a lot of articles online regarding Injustice: Gods Among Us. I’ll admit, it has my attention. It touts impressive graphics, an immersive story-line and what lookslike awesome, interactive and often multi-arena battles. The roster is chock full of your favourite DC characters including – but not limited to – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Bane…it’s pretty much an amalgamation of the entire DC universe into one game.
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A year in the making.
That’s how long it’s been that the fanboys and fangirls of DC’s “New 52” have been waiting for the return of Batman’s arch villain, the Joker.
Oh, yeah, you remember: the final scene in the pages of last September’s Detective Comics #1 - the scene where Joker really goes off the deep end and, as part of some sick, twisted scheme, has his outer epidermis savagely sheared from his face and left behind, pinned to a wall as a trophy – no – as a warning, for Gotham’s finest?
A “rebirth”, Joker called it.
We haven’t seen him since that issue. And now it’s October. 2012. And Joker’s back. You don’t get a better Halloween treat than that, do you? Yes you do!
There’s a trick to go with that treat!
We’re just a little over a half hour away from the next Biff Bam Popcast, our weekly gabfest into the world of pop culture. These week, Glenn Walker, Emily McGuiness, Jason Shayer, JP Fallavollita and Andy Burns are talking about the one year anniversary of DC’s New 52 and the upcoming Marvel NOW relaunch of key titles. Find out what we’re reading, what we’ve dropped and why and what we’ll pick up from Marvel starting this fall.
The popcast will be live right here beginning around 10pm – watch it live or catch up later!
Dreamer. Artist. Creator. Inspiration. Teacher. Legend. Only a handful of appropriate words that describe Joe Kubert. Sadly, Joe Kubert passed away yesterday at the age of 85.
A prolific artist, Kubert started in comic books in the early 1940s and continued to draw up until earlier this year. He was best known for the co-creation of World War II hero, Sgt. Rock. He would go on to draw other heroes, such as Enemy Ace, The Viking Prince, Hawkman, and Tarzan, putting his unique mark on all of them. Not only did he influence many great artists through his artwork, he founded The Kubert School in the late 1970s that has and continues to produce fine talent.
Joe Kubert’s legacy will live on through his sons Andy and Adam, those inspired by or taught by him, and his many, many fans. Rest in Peace, Mr. Kubert.
Over the past twelve months, since the launch of DC Comics’ “New 52” wherein the publishing company re-numbered every title with a new #1, writer Scott Snyder has been crafting a Batman tale long in the making. Well, long in comic book terms.
You see, he’s gone back to the origins of Gotham and reshaped the architecture of what we, as readers, had grown accustomed to: that the city was Batman’s. That no one knew its streets, alleyways, buildings and history as well as the Dark Knight Detective.
Over the last twelve months, Scott Snyder has made an overconfident Batman weak with his distinct lack of historical knowledge. He discovers, in essence, that he doesn’t know his own city! And we readers have followed the character in his naivety, making for some startling – and amazingly fun – reading!
If you can’t get enough Batman, here is an exclusive trailer for the upcoming DC animated features The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1, based on the genre-defining Frank Miller graphic novel. If you’re not a Bat-expert, this series had an influence on both Tim Burton’s 1989 film, along with the Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think – personally, I wish the animation was a little more stylish, but I’ll refrain any more judgement until I see the film when it’s released this September.
The CW’s new Arrow looks promising to say the least. With a solid cast and plenty of intrigue, this adaptation of DC’s Green Arrow comic series should be a great addition to the sometimes sagging CW line up.
In the past, tv hasn’t always been consistent with how they treat superheroes but The CW seems to take a more serious tone with this adaptation. It works, very well. The creators know how to treat the material so fans will like it and nonfans will enjoy it. The pilot is very fast paced but it teases and tells enough to set the stage for a great tv series. Find out more details after the jump.
This Thursday, thousands upon thousands of pop culture fanatics from around the world are going to arrive in San Diego for Comic-Con 2012, mecca for the uber geek in all of us. Now, while I’ve never been to San Diego Comic Con , watching Morgan Spurlock’s wonderful documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, I felt as though I received a crash course in what all the hype is about. Check out the trailer and then read more after the jump.