Young Justice

Don’t call them sidekicks! Young Justice follows the adventures of the teenaged superheroes Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, and Artemis , who have finally gained independence from their leaders and the privilege to start their own covert operations team with the Justice League.

Warner Brothers and DC Comics brought us another amazing animated show, for any fan of Justice League and Justice Leauge Unlimited you must watch this. The animation is similar to the previous shows and I really like the style of it. The intro to the show is bad ass, I really like the characters in the show and I like where it is going. There is unknown enemy working in the background, something is going on, I really want to see more episodes and luckily its only at the 9th episode and going.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Enemies & Allies – Kevin J. Anderson

As America and the Soviet Union race to build their nuclear stockpiles, two extraordinary heroes must form an uneasy alliance. These studies in opposites shadow and light must overcome their distrust of each other to battle evil and injustice.

Sputnik silently circles in the skies above the fabled cities of the United States as danger lurks in the Earth’s darkest corners.

In Gotham, the shadowy vigilante known as the Batman haunts Gotham’s streets . . . and the police are just as afraid of this Dark Knight as the city’s criminals are.

In Metropolis, the notorious Lex Luthor is leveraging international tensions to build LuthorCorp into a military-industrial empire, competing against his business rival Wayne Industries, which is run by Gotham’s enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. Luthor’s activities have raised the interest of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, who is beginning to realize that Luthor may stop at nothing to achieve success.

At the same time, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are investigating the rumored crash of a flying saucer. Clark is desperate to know if there may be other lost interplanetary visitors on Earth secretly living among them visitors like himself.

When Batman’s and Superman’s paths cross, their lives change, and history will never be the same.

This is one of the books that I was saving, anything to do with Batman & Superman is something to look forward to. I remember not reading some comics to I can watch the movie then go back to the comics so the movie wouldn’t be ruined if I knew too much. This starts off with Batman and Superman in the 1950s/60s with tension high between the United States & USSR, and it has a warm feeling to it. Technology and life are a different level but you have a familiarity with the characters, they mention the characters as if you are just getting to know them. It picks up pace and I do enjoy the contrast and back & forth between Batman and Superman but I kept reading with higher expectations, with something bigger. With so many stories to Batman and Superman you always keep expecting to learn something you about them and to overcome impossible odds but in this case the story was fun but didn’t give me what I wanted at the end, its an enjoyable book but it could have been better.

Link: Amazon
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Green Lantarn @ ComicCon

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For those who don’t know, Comic Con is the biggest Comic Fan convention in the world taking place in San Diego, and many big movies are previewed their with panels from all the actors, producers, directors, and writers. And luckily over the last few years comics are taken more seriously thanks to Batman & Iron Man, but now the movie blockbuster of next summer is Green Lantern. First thing first, I’m a huge Green Lantern fan, him being my favorite comic book character, a ring the has unlimited power, and its only limits is your will power and imagination. New of the movie got me excited but I wasn’t sure of Ryan Reynolds, since I’m used to him being a comedian, the funny guy, the guy that made us one of the best comedies period, Van Wilder, and I also loved him in Smokin Aces, but as the Green Lantern I wasn’t sure. Its a story you have known all your life, and now that it’s coming to the big screen, I just hope that no one screws the movie up, but after that Comic Con panel video below, I have to say that I think Ryan Reynolds will rock as Hal Jordan the Green Lantern, especially at the 1:32 mark.

Link: GeekTyrant

DC Comics for iPAD!!!! At Last

I have been hoping for this App for a long time, Comics have made my iPad indespensible. I love the Marvel App, I’m just annoyed at how slow they are releasing the comics which I am following, I go nuts not being able to read more. Now with DC I will have a large variety of comics to read, but the problem is that I have a lot of comics sitting on my shelf. Its great that they built the application on the Comixology platform which is smooth and high-resolution, with the perfect animated transitions between the scenes, the same as what Marvel did. So I will be buying comics that I don’t have, currently I have a lot of Green Lantern Comics which I ordered a long time ago, so I’m ordering a lot of Batman/Superman comics that I haven’t seen before, a new storyline to enjoy.

Now to look forward to:

  • Superman/Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Flash
  • Green Lantern
  • Justice League: Generation Lost

Link: Gizmodo

The Return Of Bruce Wayne!

Bruce Wayne as Batman kicks ass, he is really superhuman in that suit but now DC has taken a different angle. I’m not really following the whole comic line of Batman at the moment as it has gotten pretty confusing at times to follow them. Now DC has taken a new timeline for Bruce Wayne or to be exact, a Bruce Wayne in every time line, various Batmen of the line: Prehistoric Batman, Witch-hunter Batman, Wild West Batman and the dreaded High Seas Batman. In my opinion the Pirate is the coolest of the bunch, with the cowboy following right after.

Link: Tomopop


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World’s Finest – Superhero Mashup

I think the video speaks for itself, the fans have spoken, and if I didn’t know any better this would look like the real thing. Parts pulled together from The Dark Knight, Smallville and other media sources to make Batman/Superman trailer. This trailer features Batman (Christian Bale) and Superman (Tom Welling) teaming up to bring down the Joker and Metallo (Brian Austin Greene) while Lois Lane (Erica Durance) gets caught in the mix. I think that DC Comics should hear the calling of the fans to make for the ultimate and legendary team up Batman and Superman, damn this would be cool for this to work out.

Captain America – Fan Made Posters

Now that The Human Torch or Chirs Evan has been chosen as the new Captain America all the other actors will be falling in line. I love that Hollywood has finally descovered the depth of all these stories that they have had for decades and they are being now. Thanks to X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and Spiderman, Ironman for knocking the ball out of the park, there have been a few bad movies like Dare Devil and Elektra but I still loved those too. Now Captain America has been put together with a solid script and the Red Skull is none other then “Agent Smith” from The Matrix. I just hope it is as good or better then the build up is turning out to be, just like Ironman the build up was good but the movie was amazing. And I love these fan mad posters, the perfect Captain America.

Link: GeekTyrant


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Review: Justice League Crisis On Two Earths

A heroic version of Lex Luthor from an alternate universe appears to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a devious plan launched by Batman’s counterpart Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

I read the novels of Crisis On Two Earths, Infinite Crisis, and 52 which are all put together from the original comic stories. So the I knew the premise of this animated movie and I had high expectations. The look and feel of the characters is somewhat built on the animated show Justice League and Justice League Unlimited which looks very nice but I wanted more for an animated movie such as this. There is so much to this story they had a lot that they can work with but they took a bit a simpler route since the story could get real complex. The action was fast paced and lots of fun, it wasn’t what I expecting but some good twists and great fight scenes. Its always fun to see how different super heroes fight, and for an animated movie its pretty good but could have been much better.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Lex Luthor is elected as President of the United States, enlists many super powered Heroes to work for the Government. Superman & Batman are some of the few left who doubt him and will not join, Lex manages to turn the world against Superman. Mean while the Earth is on the verge of being destroyed by giant Kryptonite asteroid and Lex doesn’t want the help of the super heroes. A good storyline played out by Batman and Superman, the animation quality is really good but it could have been a little better. The best part was the involvement of so many DC Comic Characters with Superman, I would have enjoyed a little longer story with a little better animation but the movie was still fun to watch and enjoyable for any fan of Superman or Batman.


Link: IMDB
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Review: Infinite Crisis – Greg Cox

The world is falling apart around its greatest heroes. Batman’s paranoia has led him to create a supercomputer that has rebelled against him, threatening the entire world. Wonder Woman has slain a former ally to save the life of another. And Superman has lost his ability to lead, lost their faith, and lost his faith in himself. Four separate crises are converging, and the only hope for the entire Earth is that their champions conquer themselves and learn how to be heroes again.

This is a bit confusing if you aren’t a fan of the DC Comics Universe, or DC Comics for that matter. I have taken the books completely out of order, it was by luck that I picked up this book. I do enjoy reading comics turned into novels, the one thing about this book though is that you have to be somewhat familiar with DC Comic characters but the one thing that Greg Cox does amazingly is give you a portal into the minds of the heroes, the world is falling apart and they are all trying to figure out their way. I found “52” novel first which is book 3 of 3, then I read “Crisis” which is book 1 of 3, then this “Infinite Crisis” book 2 of 3 so I had a very odd or different perspective when reading through this novel. But when I read it, it made me visualize each character and try to image those who I didn’t remember and I just can’t seem to get enough of it, I hope for novels such as these from DC Comics, if you are a comic book fan then this is a must.

Link: Amazon
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