The big news that dropped yesterday was Ben Affleck teasing some test footage of Deathstroke the Terminator, with some people confirming that he will be the villain in the upcoming solo Batman movie. He may even make an appearance in the Justice League flick.
I am totally cool with this. Here’s a villain that Batman can actually fight hand-to-hand, and based on what we saw in Batman v. Superman, that’s hopefully going to be a priority. No more of this movie Batman who is too stiff in his suit to actually get into fisticuffs. Ben Affleck’s Batman is gonna kick butt from dusk until dawn, and Deathstroke is perfect for that role. Bring it on!
I’ve been waiting for this comedy short to be posted since we first heard about it at San Diego Comic-Con! The director of Thor: Ragnarok has produced a little short about what Thor is up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War. Why didn’t he get involved? Why didn’t Tony or Steve give him a call? Watch and find out!
Hilarious. Definitely lived up to the hype. If this is the sort of quality and potential comedy we can expect in Ragnarok, I’m even more excited than ever! And I love that Marvel is open to doing things like this. It just enlivens the whole experience. Plus, they might as well use the actors for everything they can while the contracts still hold.
Another great week of comics is upon us! But this one is tinged with a bit of sadness and fear. We’ve got amazing comics like Batgirl and Patsy Walker, but the new issue of Detective Comics has me shaking in my henchman-issued boots. Can DC Comics really go through with the unthinkable? Dare they do this to me and all of the fans out there?
I guess we’ll find out next month.
For now, let us all join hands and celebrate the brilliance that is Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11. Writer Ryan North takes us to class in more ways than one, producing one of the most ingenious comic books of the year so far! Instant masterpiece, instant Comic Book of the Week. Here’s a quick lesson in how to count to 31 on one hand!
I know so much more about dactylonomy than I ever did before! It’ll make more sense once you read the issue.
Comic Reviews: Batgirl #2, Captain America – Steve Rogers #4, Detective Comics #939, Patsy Walker a.k.a. Hellcat #9 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11.
The Captain America: Civil War DVD will be out in a week or two — just in time for my birthday! And as usual, we’ve got a fun look at the gag reel. I love that stuff.
I need to rock out on a movie set someday. It looks like a lot of fun.
I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when Tony Bedard was given this writing assignment. I have to imagine that DC editorial told him he had relatively free reign to just write generic, harmless Teen Titans stories using whatever villains he felt like. Mallah and the Brain? Check. Amanda Waller? Check. H.I.V.E. and Queen Bee? Here we go!
Comic Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good.
It boggles the mind what DC is doing with Teen Titans right now. For reasons that I will probably never know, DC has decided to hold off the Teen Titans Rebirth launch for awhile, months after every other comic had their Rebirth. And for some reason, DC also decided to just drag out the massively unpopular New 52 Teen Titans rather than bring it to a merciful end. So we get issues like Teen Titans #23, where Tony Bedard writes a perfectly fine but utterly pointless Teen Titans comic.
Teen Titans #23 is about as banal as comic books can get. It’s harmless fluff written and drawn by a professional, highly skilled creative team. But they don’t spin straw into gold, they just keep it straw.
Join me after the jump for the full synopsis and more review.