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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 12/4/21

Good morning, everybody! We’re two weeks away from Spider-Man: No Way Home and I just got my booster shot yesterday. Life is good, and comics are plentiful. This week sees the likes of more Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Girl and Trial of Magneto!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Darkhawk #4 for a very nice issue that finally stops and smells the roses. Not enough comics stop to smell all the roses they themselves are planting.

The new Darkhawk will never be this popular again

Meanwhile, I finished the live action Cowboy Bebop on Netflix and I was not impressed. It was a well-made show, but I felt nothing…other than feeling like going back and checking out the original anime. But then I totally loved the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelations! Those story twists and that grand finale were some epic stuff, and it was all really damn cool. Those 10 episodes will be quick to binge if anybody hasn’t yet.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #80, Darkhawk #4, Wonder Girl #5 and X-Men: Trial of Magneto #4.

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Give Peacemaker a Chance

There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max and this whole thing looks like a hoot and a half! I loved The Suicide Squad movie this past summer, and I definitely look forward to more of that same wildness on my TV screen.

I am always down for fun new comic book content on TV. I have loved all of Marvel’s Disny+ shows — and am currently loving Hawkeye — so if DC wants to give it a try of taking big screen characters and actors and putting them into fun TV shows, I am all for it! Give me more content! Give me more things to watch!

Peacemaker arrives for our viewing pleasure on Jan. 13.

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6 Super-Animals Who Deserve a Spot in DC League of Super-Pets

Two major things have come together to produce this list. One was a List of Six I did a couple of weeks ago, detailing all of the modern super-animals in the Marvel Universe who would make fun additions to the Pet Avengers. The other is the recent trailer for the animated film DC League of Super-Pets, starring Dwayne Johnson as Krypto. We’ve known about this movie for some time now, but what we didn’t know was that this so-called “League of Super-Pets” doesn’t actually feature real DC Universe super-pets! Scandal!

Who are any of these dorks?

Based on the trailer, the movie stars Krypto and then a bunch of random animals created for the film. There’s a dog who looks like Ace the Bat-Hound, but he’s not. Then there’s a pig, a turtle and a hyperactive squirrel, because kids love hyperactive squirrels. Why did the filmmakers go this route? Why create brand new super-animals? DC Comics has a whole plethora of wild and awesome super-pets to choose from. Granted, they don’t have a hyperactive squirrel who shoots lightning, but what important role are these specific super-animals going to bring to the film that necessitates their creation? Bah humbug, I say!

Join me after the jump as we explore existing DC Comics super-animals who deserve to be voiced by Kevin Hart in League of Super-Pets!

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Happy Thanksgiving! How About Some DC Super Pets?

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers. I’m currently home with my family enjoying a nice, big meal. But there are still movie trailers and superheroes to enjoy! In fact, how about you check out the first official trailer for DC League of Super-Pets?

This movie is apparently not what I expected. I thought this would actually feature DC’s wide menagerie of super animals. But nope! It’s apparently just Krypto the Super Dog and then a bunch of brand new, original super-powered animals. Weird choice.

Why would you make this movie and not include the real Ace the Bat-Hound? Or Jumpa the Wonder Kangaroo? Or Streaky the Supercat? What the heck are they even making?

DC League of Super-Pets arrives in theaters in May.

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The 6 Dorkiest Comic Book Archers (Not Named Hawkeye)

The first two episodes of the new Hawkeye TV show landed on Disney+ today and I am just as excited as every other Marvel fan. This show has the potential to be truly wonderful, and I can’t wait to dive in and watch. But before we get to that luxury, how about we celebrate the very idea of superhero archers in the comics? There are a metric ton of them. Heck, Hawkeye is even the first one! He isn’t even the first one with his own TV show!

Will this costume appear in the show? Time will tell

Ultimately, Hawkeye is a pretty cool guy. And his counterpart at DC Comics, Green Arrow, is also a pretty cool guy. Despite the general absurdity of having costumed heroes and villains wield fancy bows and arrows, a lot of archer characters are pretty cool. Both Hawkeye and Green Arrow have archer villain who are pretty cool. And both of them have archer sidekicks who are pretty cool. Kate Bishop is surely going to be a highlight of the new show.

So in order to have a little more fun this week, how about we look at the dumbest and dorkiest comic book archers who just don’t measure up to the likes of Hawkeye. Join me after the jump to watch these guys miss their targets!

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