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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/8/19

You know what’s sad? I was so disinterested in Dark Phoenix, the end of the X-Men movie franchise as we know it, that I didn’t even bother to come up with an X-Men-themed List of Six this week. That’s how little this movie matters. I’m going to see it this afternoon.

I don’t even have any X-Men comics on my review pile this week. I’ve got Batman, War of the Realms and the new Black Cat comic, but not a lick of X-Men. Oh well. Comic Book of the Week goes to a lesser issue of The Green Lantern, but pickings were slim.

GL Catch of the Day 01

Proper use of phenomenal cosmic power ring

Meanwhile, I’m skipping a bunch of War of the Realms tie-ins in regular ongoing series, from Iron Man to Fantastic Four. The main series hasn’t excited me enough to bother with the tie-ins. And the new issue of Young Justice was painfully uninteresting, so I scratched it off my list too. So…I really need to find new comics that I actually enjoy reading.

Comic Reviews: Batman #72, Black Cat #1, The Green Lantern #8, and The War of the Realms #5.

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6 Thoughts on the Latest Seasons of Arrow and The Flash

Superheroes shows on The CW network are growing by leaps and bounds! Arrow is four seasons deep, The Flash was back for a second, and now they’ve doubled in size, with Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl joining the fray. Who could have guessed that this is where we would be?

And I never could have guessed how disinterested I would be…

Whoda thunkit?

Harsh words, I know. As recently as last year, I was still totally plugged into the Arrowverse and everything this whole enterprise had to offer. But something has happened in the past year. Something has changed. I used to do annual reviews of each show individually, but I’ve decided to cram my takes on Arrow and The Flash together into one List because that’s all I need. Because these seasons…I dunno. Something has most definitely changed…

Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the Arrowverse these days.

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Sizzle Reels Show Both Arrow and Flash With Some Sizzle!

Quick, wicked trailers for the new seasons of Arrow and The Flash were shown off at New York Comic-Con this past weekend, and both are pretty neat. We’ve already seen some of these teases in earlier trailers, but there’s still a lot of cool, new stuff.



I saw the first episodes last week, and both were very good. I’m definitely looking forward to the coming seasons. I still kinda miss Roy Harper on Arrow, but we’ll see how Thea steps up as the new Red Arrow. And here’s hoping The Flash can pull off alternate dimensions. That stuff gets pretty tricky.


New TV Show Trailers for Everybody!

When did TV show trailers become a thing? I completely understand them, expect them and enjoy them…but did they not simply creep up into our lives like a silent ninja? Did they not just appear suddenly and act like they’d always been here? I don’t remember any trailers for new seasons of Family Matters…

At any rate, enough grousing! Let’s enjoy some fun trailers for Arrow and The Flash, both of which seem like they’re going to embrace their comic book roots in the new seasons!

Green Arrow, Jay Garrick, Atom Smasher, other stuff; this is going to be a fun television season!


DC Still Has No Faith in Hawkman’s Chest

The first picture of the new Hawkman and Hawkgirl from the Arrowverse has arrived, and just like in Smallville a few years ago, the good people at DC and The CW are making sure that Hawkman’s manly, muscular chest is covered up. It’s probably for the best, but still…Hawkman!

The wings are probably CGI

At least he’s still got the mace!

I think I like the costumes. They’re definitely along the lines of the Flash and Green Arrow costumes, and that’s a definite plus. It’s a good look — though those helmets do look slightly silly.

Hawkgirl will be played by Ciara Renee, and Hawkman will be played by Falk Hentschel. DC is apparently sticking with the ‘reincarnated Egytpian lovers’ origin for the Hawks instead of something more modern and realistic. More power to them.

At this point, I don’t remember which shows the two are going to appear on. I’m sure they’ll make the rounds everywhere they can before settling on Legends of Tomorrow.


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