Category Archives: Batman

So They’re Going to Release the Snyder Cut

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.

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Let’s Revisit Amalgam Again with Newsarama!

Newsarama is one of those comic book news sites that’s always got some solid content on whenever you’re blandly surfing the internet — which I do all the time. It’s also one of those sites that this blog was created for, like my own personal resume for being able to write comic book news and features that should get me hired! But I never pursued any of that, so here I am excitedly sharing a Newarama feature on Amalgam Comics instead of writing it for them myself!

During these crazy quarantine times, the staff at Newsarama apparently took it upon themselves to revisit Amalgam Comics and come up with a bunch of their own combined characters. Like the Iron Bat!

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Billionaire, playboy, genius, philanthropist

Beautiful.

For those who don’t know, Amalgam Comics was this glorious moment in comic book history when Marvel and DC Comics were working together for the greater good of humanity. Amalgam spun out of the Marvel vs. DC event in the 90s, during which the two companies merged their characters and actually jointly published a line of comics about these new oddities.

You had Dark Claw, the combination of Wolverine and Batman. You had Super Soldier, the combination of Superman and Captain America. You had Iron Lantern, the combination of Iron Man and Green Lantern. You had Lobo the Duck, the combination of Lobo and Howard the Duck! Seriously, Amalgam Comics were a perfect sort of thing that only comes along once in a lifetime. I owned a couple issues myself.

Too bad all of the collections have been out of print for decades and cost a princely sum on Amazon.

So kudos to Newsarama and their art teams for having a little fun this quarantine.

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The Mighty Mortal: Thor and Shazam!

They did five characters total, which you can check out on their website. This is exactly the sort of fun, creative silliness we should all be doing in quarantine.

Amalgam was everything I love about comics. And I know I’m not the first online to suggest another crossover between Marvel and DC would be a great way to bring the comic book industry back to life following this shutdown.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/11/20

The virus apocalypse is still very much in effect and the world of comics may never be the same. You all know this. You’re here for comic book reviews! And good news, I actually have one! This week saw the release of the much-talked-about Gotham High graphic novel aimed, I think, at young adults.

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I’m pretty sure that’s Squirrel Girl on the right…

There are no new regular comics coming out, only random digital comics that I just don’t feel like reading. So I decided to grab a digital copy of Gotham High to read and review because this book has received some heat recently — and not the good kind of heat. The annoying, roll-your-eyes, can’t believe the people that say this stuff call themselves comic book fans kind of heat. Rather than let that stand, I decided to add my review to the mix!

Comic Reviews: Gotham High.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/21/20

This is one of those weeks where I’m reminded of a bunch of really good comics that I let slip by the wayside. Perhaps if I’m forced to self-quarantine I’ll finally catch up on Fantastic Four and Jimmy Olsen. For now, I’m still enjoying the likes of Batman and Runaways!

Comic Book of the Week goes to the first issue of the new Spider-Woman series, and not just because my favorite comic book couple — Spider-Woman and Porcupine — are still together. It’s a fun introduction, though it could have been more.

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Spider-Woman vs. helicopter!

Meanwhile, this week saw the release of the giant-sized Robin 80th anniversary spectacular! A bunch of creators wrote up a bunch of awesome Robin stories, and there was no way I was missing out! I read most of it and enjoyed all of it! Go Robin!

Comic Reviews: Batman #91, Runaways #31, Spider-Woman #1 and Strange Academy #1.

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Season 2 of Harley Quinn Looks Dope!

The second season of the Harley Quinn cartoon starts on April 3 and I’m excited! Turns out, WB and DC ordered a full 26 episodes and then decided to split them into 13-episode seasons. That works fine for me!

Because check out this sweet as heck trailer!

I love this show! It’s hilarious, it’s raunchy, it’s emotional, it’s well-written and well-developed. It’s perfect all the way around. And the new season is going to feature Catwoman, Batgirl and the ever-evolving relationship between Harley and Poison Ivy!

This show is great and I highly recommend it to all of you! It comes out weekly, though, so you can’t binge it in the virus apocalypse.

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