Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #41, and this time around the question is the same as it was last time, because I didn’t finish it last time:
How would I save the DC Extended Universe (again)?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #41: A DC Extended Universe Gameplan
So, recently I watched the best Superman movie to come out in 2013. It featured an massive battle between Superman and a powerhouse enemy with ties to his home planet of Krypton, with tons of epic action, but still retaining some strong character dynamics and the heart of what makes Superman awesome. It was not called Man of Steel, but rather Superman Unbound, part of DC’s original animated feature line, based on the storyline by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank entitled Superman: Brainiac.
Continue reading Superman Unbound
Going on to the next step of my examination of DC’s Showcase Presents editions (at least, the ones that I own), we proceed to Showcase Presents Superman, Volume 2 (click here for comments on Volume 1)
As I’ve stated previously, I enjoy these books, partially because I get a certain weird amount of fun out of reading the strange old days of DC’s Silver Age, and because I don’t mind the black and white. Not only do I find it to be an acceptable trade-off for the ream of comics that I am getting, but also sometimes I find it strangely more rewarding to have to “plow through” the black and white art than to have it all fed to be me in normal color. It’s almost like it gives the stories a classic feel, even in actuality they are silly and dated.
(Beware: some cheaply done image capturing ahead)
Continue reading What’s Black and White and Read All Over? – DC Showcase Presents Superman vol. 2
I just re-read the Superman: Brainiac trade paperback, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. It’s a significant story in its particular period of Superman history as it basically is the immediate prologue to the massive New Krypton storyline that dominated the Superman titles for quite a while. I’ve been making my way through the New Krypton trades for a while now, enjoying an extended Superman storyline in spite of mediocre reviews. That’s what led me to pick up Brainiac even though I’d previously read it from the library. Continue reading Superman: Brainiac