Comics from My Childhood – Justice League of America #134

A while ago, I wrote about how I first became a fan of comic books.  This led me to remember several issues from DC Comics that came out in the 1970’s, that were formative parts of my exposure to this whole medium.

So then I decided to track down some of those comics and buy them, and journal the experience. I got three of them.  The first I wrote about here, and now we’re onto the second:  Justice League of America #134.  

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Weekly Geeky Question #46: Comic Book Recommendations for Non-Comic Readers

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 #46, and today’s question is one that Rod describes as quite basic–indeed, he wasn’t sure if it was something he’d already asked. But he hasn’t, and so hear we go.

What are some comics I’d recommend to a non-comic reader to get them started?

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Weekly Geeky Question #42: Backtracking the DCEU–Three Wishes

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 #42, and the question is a follow-up to the previous question, which I answered in posts of astonishing length over the last two weeks:

What are my three wishes for what I would change in the DCEU?

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Weekly Geeky Question #41: A DC Extended Universe Gameplan

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)?

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Justice League

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of going to see a big budget Justice League would have seemed like utter nonsense.  But now we live in that word, where the number of superhero films that we have all seen is growing exponentially, and they aren’t just about Superman or Batman, but now Superman and Batman.  And their friends.  Continue reading Justice League

Supergirl 2.2 Review Online

Just in time for the third episode, I thought I’d let you know that my review for the second episode of Supergirl, called The Last Children of Krypton, is now online over at Cultfix.  It wasn’t the second part of a two-parter in the traditional sense, but it does clearly serve as the second half of the new season re-establishing itself and its status quo. Continue reading Supergirl 2.2 Review Online

Marvel & DC – Smooshing It All Together

Recently, I found myself pondering a question – a question that I’m sure you have all pondered as well:  if all Marvel and DC comic books were cancelled, and I was in charge of restarting the line as one shared continuity, limiting myself to 25 books or so, what would I choose?

That of course led me to think of what a shared continuity between Marvel and DC would actually look like.  How does one integrate the best or most interesting elements of both company’s properties into one streamlined story.  Can you indeed put both the Justice League and the Avengers into one continuity, and give them both a reason to be there?  What about Batman and Moon Knight?  Hawkeye and Green Arrow?  It’s an exercise sort of like what happened back in Crisis on Infinite Earths, but on an even bigger scale.

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Martian Manhunter: Son of Mars

I find it harder to find comics that I want to read than I used to.  I’ve basically dropped reading any new monthly titles, ever since DC cancelled The Legion of Super-Heroes and Francis Manapul left The Flash.  And when I scan the solicitations for new trade-paperbacks or collections that come out each month, I find less and less that grabs my attention. Continue reading Martian Manhunter: Son of Mars