Tag Archives: DC Comics
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I’ll Have the Super-Heroes, Hold the Grim and Gritty

This is not an argument of era or audience sophistication. Sophistication does not negate sincerity, nor does it even deny it, as the Captain America movie proves. Sophistication demands better storytelling, clearer motivation, purer intention. “Gritty” is an apologist word in this sense, used in the place of “realism.” We don’t go to the movies for “realism.” This is why documentaries aren’t the major product in the theaters. Sophistication does not demand realism; it demands smart.
Greg Rucka

Today marks the launch of the New 52 at DC Comics.  I was stoked last night that the DC Twitter account retweeted my excitement… and a nice nod to The Great Escape Records and Comics in Bowling Green. Since DC has the opportunity to start fresh, I hope they’ve learned some valuable lessons over the […]

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Booyah! DC Comics is Finally Giving Cyborg a Shot at the Big Time

Booyah! DC Comics is Finally Giving Cyborg a Shot at the Big Time

I have a special place in my heart for what some people might consider the “second-string” characters at DC comics.  In many respects, Geoff Johns provide with his runs on Booster Gold and, most recently, Green Lantern, that a character given love, attention, and a proper mythology can find a welcomed seat at the table […]

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Six Flags’ Green Lantern Roller Coaster Looks Sick

…or it will just make you sick when you ride it. While elements look similar to most modern coasters, the ride–which is slated to open in 2011–is being billed as the first of it’s kind in the US.   It’s isn’t about speed so much as the motion and the dizzying spin the ride provides.  It’s […]

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DC Comics Pop-Up Book

Stephanie and I have been seriously considering a purchase of Your Baby Can Read, the infomercial-hyped series that will have your baby tackling the likes of Barth and and DeLillo before they’re out of diapers. Personally, I think it’s a hoax, but I’d still like to give it a try anyhow.  For now, Elliott and […]

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Kingdom Come and a Comics Renaissance

'Kingdom Come' was a reaction to the current state of comics. The term 'super-hero' is a misnomer. It's more as though 'super-human' is the proper term for contemporary 'super-hero' characters, because 'hero' denotes some sense of ethics. And you won’t find ethics in your average comic book.
Alex Ross, Comic Book Artist and Creator, 1997

In many respects, Kingdom Come was the wake-up call the comic book industry needed in the 1990s.  The characters that defined the rebels at Image Comics had spread their influence over Marvel and DC–and not in a good way.  Sales were in the dump and the future of the industry was being called into question. […]

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Please Don’t Mess This Up DC/Warner Brothers

All-Star Superman, the twelve issue maxi-series written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely, is arguably one of the most gripping pieces of superhero comics since Watchmen in 1986.  What Moore did to subvert the genre, Morrison turns into a love letter.  Perhaps, All-Star Superman is more in the vein of one of  Moore’s […]

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DC Comics Chucks Kick Villainy’s Butt

DC Comics Chucks Kick Villainy’s Butt

It’s no surprise that I love me some comic book goodness.  Thanks to Stephanie, I can also add Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars shoes to the list of things to which I am partial.  That’s why I was super-stoked to find out that Journey’s (of which there is one in the Greenwood Mall) now has special […]