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Road To Justice League: Long & Winding & Obstacle Filled

The road to the about-to-be-released Justice League film has been a long and winding one.

Long and winding and fraught with bumps and pitfalls and massive industry, cultural, commercial and familial obstacles.

Resiliently plowing through these numerous impediments, Warner Brothers has finally made good on a long-standing promise to showcase the greatest heroes of pop culture on the silver screen – the comic book visages of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg, the Justice League, together for the first time.

Sort of.

It’s actually not technically the first time the Justice League has been together on screen. There have actually been numerous iterations of the group over the years. But the road taken for this particular Justice League, is an interesting one indeed.

To get to here, let’s take a quick look back at there, and all the previously mentioned hazards that nearly conquered the world’s greatest superheroes.

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BBP’s Running Reviews Of: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Last weekend, the latest large-popcorn, comic book superhero, cinematic-universe-builder blockbuster, dropped into movie theatres everywhere.

And much like the citizens of fictional Metropolis, none of us could escape the heavy-handed and all-encompassing fallout from both advertising and on-line word of mouth. A strange thing happened after you bought your theatre tickets in advance.

Last week the online crowd roared loader than Doomsday. People hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Loathed it, in fact.

But was it all that bad?

Over the course of the day, Biff Bam Pop! writers will give their high level take on the film. Check back regularly, as more contributions are added to this post of reviews that are sure to run the gamut of praise and abhorrence.

Let’s not waste another bat-second. Our heroic thoughts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are but a super-jump away!

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Top 9 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Easter Egg Wants

Batman v SupermanWith the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film only ten days away from release, we here at Biff Bam Pop! thought it was high time to ask some of our most interested (and often affected) DC Universe enthusiasts what they might want to see as Easter Eggs in the film.

You know. Easter Eggs: those hidden gems of story or nods to characters, situations, etc., from the winding canon of comic book history that only the most hard-core of hard-core fans would ever recognize – and probably appreciate.

We know that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film will be the hoped-for inciting point for everything that will come afterwards in the DC Cinematic Universe. Can the filmmakers make links to what comes next in an altogether intuitive, interesting and non-obtrusive way?

Here, then, are 9 Eater Eggs that three Biff Bam Pop writers want to see in the blockbuster film. Give them a read, and then tell us what yours might be, fan-boy and fan-girl!

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Aw Shucks, It’s Millar With His HUCK #1 On The Wednesday Run

Huck1Everybody remembers that scene, in that movie, don’t they?

Revered American comic book superhero creation, a fictional emblem for those who believe in truth and justice and all things inherently good, snapping the next of his most feared enemy.

Yep. That scene from the Man of Steel film a few years ago.

Many people had serious problems with Superman killing the evil General Zod in Man of Steel. Superman is inherently good, after all. He doesn’t murder. He always finds another way. We here at Biff Bam Pop! discussed that very issue and that very scene in our Biff Bam Popcast! and we wrote about it here.

Acclaimed comic book writer Mark Millar decided to write a new, ongoing comic book series because of that scene. What he’s given us is Huck #1.

Follow me after the jump for the scoop!

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The Flash S02 E01: The Man Who Saved Central City

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I don’t think I’ve have been this excited about a season premiere of a television show since the series premiere of “The Flash” last year. You see, the Flash isn’t just my favorite superhero, but Jay Garrick is my favorite Flash. To see him brought to life on the small screen is just pure nerdgasm. Meet me after the super speed jump for my thoughts on “The Man Who Saved Central City.”

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Avengers Assemble S02 E25: New Frontier

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The Guardians of the Galaxy didn’t always have a monopoly on Marvel space adventures. Old school Avengers fans know that space is where Earth’s mightiest heroes work best. From the Kree-Skrull War to Infinity and beyond, you don’t mess with the Avengers Assembled. Now Thanos is back, and our heroes are taking the battle to him, so meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “New Frontier.”

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Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected: Cinematic Universes All The Way Down

NickFury-IMTen years ago, we didn’t have cinematic universes. We had franchises, and every studio dreamt of them, even though what they dreamt of would usually peter out after a trilogy.

But then 2008 happened. Iron Man came out and walloped audiences at the end with an appearance by Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury and the introduction of the Avengers initiative. Rapid announcements of a series of Marvel movies came, and the concept of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began to take shape.

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Sneak Peek at the Supergirl Pilot

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Sometimes these things happen, an upcoming pilot makes its way to the internet, the web blows up, and puppies cry. This is one of those times, minus the puppies. The CBS “Supergirl” pilot was released online, and somehow, I’m not saying how, I managed to see it. Meet me after the jump and I’ll let you know what I think, of the “Supergirl” pilot.  Warning – spoilers ahead…

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Avengers Assemble S02 E18: Secret Avengers

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Here we have another episode title referencing something very specific from the comics, like the Secret Avengers series, yet giving it a new spin on the “Avengers Assemble” animated series. I have to say, I really like this trick. This week, Captain America’s team of Avengers faces the Winter Guard, Russia’s mightiest heroes, or are they? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Secret Avengers.”

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If I Did It – Man of Steel

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Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we can be pretty critical of the movies, television, and comics we love. I know I’m guilty of it. It’s easy to criticize, but the question is – could I do it better? Now we present the first in a new series, If I Did It, the brainstorm of editor-in-chief Andy Burns, where contributors tell how they would do things differently in work they disliked.

Meet me after the jump for my first If I Did It… a film about which I have had a lot to say in the past, and not a lot of it good… Man of Steel!

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