Friday, 29 May 2020

Patreon Exclusive | Stargirl S01E02: S.T.R.I.P.E. Review

After a smashing debut last week, Stargirl, episode 02, picks up right where the pilot episode left off: the first showdown between Courtney Whitmore and the Brain Wave! Just when Courtney thought she was done for, an unexpected ally comes to her rescue: a giant robot piloted by her stepdad, Pat Dugan! As Courtney begins to learn more about the new enemies she's up against, she becomes increasingly convinced in her decision to seek justice for her father and the Justice Society as she suits up for the first time as Stargirl!

Friday, 22 May 2020

Patreon Exclusive | Stargirl S01E01: Pilot Review

Stargirl
, one of 2020’s most anticipated television series, aired its pilot episode early this week, first on the DC Universe streaming service on Monday, then on the CW network on Tuesday, and it became available for online streaming in the US on Wednesday. And, of course, as I duly expected as both a Geoff Johns and Justice Society fan, the pilot episode opened with a bang! Literally! I couldn’t wait to talk about it as soon as I watched it, and in case it needs saying, spoilers ahead!

Friday, 24 April 2020

Robin 80th Anniversary: Helena Wayne's 5 Most Memorable Moments As Robin During The New 52

Robin's 80th Anniversary celebration may have come and gone as quickly as a tornado on a prairie, but that doesn't mean all conversation on DC's famous Robins have ceased. In fact, it's an ongoing conversation since each of these characters have strong fan followings, even characters like Stephanie Brown who was Robin for what felt like a few good seconds post-Crisis. Another famous name that gets brought up a lot in Robin discussions is Helena Wayne who had her origin reworked in 2012 so that she started out as Robin for the New 52 continuity.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Robin 80th Anniversary: Counting Down The Original Earth-2 Dick Grayson's Greatest Hits

The year 2020 has been a big anniversary year for some of DC's greatest superheroes. DC celebrated Wonder Woman's 80th anniversary in January, the Flash in February, Robin in March, and originally Catwoman was supposed to have hers celebrated in April. Alas, however, that's been put on hold due to the COVID19 pandemic that put us all in quarantine indefinitely, and as of today, no new DC comics will be out until the last week of April at the earliest.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

DC Super-Stars #17 Facsimile Gets New Release Date

DC SUPER-STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by PAUL LEVITZ, DENNIS O’NEIL, and JACK C. HARRIS
Art by JOE STATON, BOB LAYTON, MIKE GRELL, JUAN ORTIZ, and others
Cover by JOE STATON and BOB LAYTON
This 1977 issue features the debut of Huntress, the untold origin of Green Arrow, and an early adventure of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Offered to coincide with the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.
ON SALE 05.05.20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The JSA Returns This July With A New Ongoing Series, Prime Earth Helena Wayne Is The Main Villain (April Fools Prank)

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
Written by TOM KING
Art by TOM DERENICK
Cover by LEE WEEKS
The actions of Dr. Manhattan caused the Justice Society of America to disappear from the DC Universe. After becoming inspired by Superman, Dr. Manhattan restored the DC timeline and the Justice Society returned. But are things truly back to normal? As the Justice Society seek to understand their place on this new world, they encounter a new threat in the form of an old friend: Helena Wayne! Now the daughter of our world's Batman and Catwoman, the Huntress travels back in time from a grim future that was set in motion by the sudden reappearance of the Justice Society! Her mission? Save her future by removing the anomaly that destroyed it! Don't miss this explosive extra-sized first issue by DC superstars Tom King and Tom Derenick!
ON SALE 07.29.20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The Best of the Huntress: All-Star Comics #72 Review

Title: All-Star Comics #72
Story: A Thorn By Any Other Name
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Thorn (Rose Canton), Huntress (Paula Brooks), Sportsmaster (Lawrence Crock)
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: 03 May 1978
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: The Huntress has formally joined the Justice Society of America after successfully helping Wildcat and the Star-Spangled Kid put a stop to the Strike Force in Gotham. Now an official member of the legendary team, The Huntress embarks on her first official mission with the JSA in Keystone City where the Thorn has killed a police officer: Jack Reilly.

Saturday, 7 March 2020

The Flash #750: The Future Of Earth-5G Is Up In the Air!

This week, The Flash #750 celebrated the Flash's 80th anniversary, and out of the entire collection of stories featured in the special, only three of them added new chapters to the upcoming Earth-5G initiative: the main Flash feature from Joshua Williamson's run, the Jay Garrick Flash story taking place in Keystone City in 1940, and the epilogue to the recently concluded Flash Forward miniseries, which is also functioning as the prelude to DC's upcoming FCBD 2020 offering: Generation Zero: Gods Among Us.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Tom King’s Upcoming Batman/Catwoman Maxiseries From The Perspective Of A Helena Wayne Huntress Fan

It has been a wild week for me this week. Not just because AT&T removed DC co-publisher Dan DiDio from his position yesterday (seemingly as part of a restructuring effort to align DC with AT&T’s multimedia platform with more emphasis on franchising and branding), but also because Batman/Catwoman writer Tom King dropped another tease bomb this week that caused my Twitter feed to blow up.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn Review

Title: Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Cast: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Pérez, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor
Filmmakers: Cathy Yan (Director), Christina Hodson (Screenwriter), Margot Robbie (Producer)
Release Date: 07 February 2020
Available In: Cinemas
Rating: R (strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material)

It's Valentine's Day today, and the female-led Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (also known as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey at some cinemas) has now been out for a whole week. While I originally intended to see the film today for the special occasion, I also had a bad day at the office last Thursday (long story) that I told myself I deserved to treat myself to something nice. I therefore decided to watch the film on opening night instead, and as for having a good time, the film does deliver on that front. (I'm actually going to go see it again at the cinema after work tonight.)