Author Archives: Sean Ian Mills
I don’t care about the Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie. I can remember mildly enjoying all of Zack Snyder’s DC Comics movies in the theaters, but time has curdled that opinion and I don’t care for Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League. So if we’re drawing lines in the sand, I am definitely not one of those fanboys who was desperate for Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League.
I thought the whole idea was as much a joke as this Honest Trailers video on the subject.
But earlier this week, Warner Bros. has announced that they will release the massive, 4-hour Snyder’s Cut of Justice League next year to attract viewers to their upcoming HBO Now streaming service. Gotta have something to offer people to get them to subscribe to yet another streaming service; and someone thought pandering to the fanboys was the right choice.
We’ll see. I’ll probably watch the Snyder Cut some how when it’s out, but I’m fairly certain it’s going to be as bad as the rest of Snyder’s DC output. Such is life.
So this is a thing. And it’s surprised me that I’ve been able to find six examples to make this list. But the series finale of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power provided the last piece of the puzzle and I finally finished this article. It’s a sign of the times. There have been multiple instances where a cartoon show’s series finale finally allows certain characters to come out of the closet and be true to their gay, lesbian and/or bisexual selves.
I think it’s great! But it’s still weird that it’s only allowed to happen in the series finale, right?
Some day, we are going to get a show where the main character and their love interest are both openly queer. Or are both somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It’s gonna happen. Some day we’re going to get a lesbian Disney Princess. Some day, a big fancy company is going to purchase the rights to my own self-published queer comic, Gamer Girl & Vixen, and turn it into a popular, award-winning show! And no, that’s not the only reason I’m doing this list! I just wanted to shamelessly self-promote for a little bit.
Join me after the jump for the phenomenon that is LGBTQ+ cartoon couples allowed to come out and be proud at the very, very, very end of the series. SPOILERS for the end of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
I liked the first season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. It was a fun little show, and I’m looking forward to season 2. It’ll be here sooner than we think, thanks to this nifty quarantine trailer which sees the various actors stuck at home.
But stuck at home dancing, in a callback to that nice little dance bit from the first season.
I liked that scene as much as the next person! And I think it’s really clever to have the actors recreate it while quarantined at home as a teaser trailer for season 2. That’s just fun. We’re all in this together, including actors, and they still need to promote the new material coming out. It’s good stuff stuff!
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy arrives on Netflix on July 31.
Have you been watching all of Kevin James’ new content? It’s great! That’s right, I said Kevin James. I don’t know if it’s a quarantine thing or what, but for the past two months, comedian Kevin James has been reinventing himself on his YouTube channel with a series of deeply funny short films. Not “haha” funny, but darkly, sublimely funny.
Take, for example, his latest Sound Guy sketch from the movie Inception. He plays a sound guy edited into a bunch of movies.
Hilarious. Who knew Kevin James had such depth of comedy? But here he is, cut loose from the rigors of Hollywood and delivering some truly great material!
Definitely worth a quarantine binge!
What’s this? I have more than one comic to review this week? And were I a more diverse man, I’d have a bunch of comics?! The industry is slowly coming back to life with a pile of new digital releases this week, and I was able to catch up on two of my pre-pandemic favorites: Ant-Man and Lois Lane!
It’s not particularly fair to award Comic Book of the Week this week, but I’mma gonna give it to Ant-Man just because I liked that issue better than the other one I read. Both were good comics though. Good enough, at least.
Meanwhile, I continue to busy myself day-to-day with bouts of XCom 2 and Days Gone in video game world. I’m smashing my way through one TV show after another, be it DuckTales, Harley Quinn, Rick and Morty, Dead to Me or, this weekend, the final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. I also finally caved and splurged on some LEGO to keep up my spirits. Stay safe out there, everybody!
Comic Reviews: Ant-Man #4 and Lois Lane #10.