These have hit the web over the last 48 hours, but in case you haven’t seen them, take a look….
One area where Marvel’s always had a massive, massive edge on DC was in the fighting game department. Marvel had the good fortune to have their characters licensed to Capcom, who produced first the X-Men fighter (complete with voices from the animated series) and later the vs. series (which is apparently getting revived fairly soon). DC, on the other hand…
I swear, this is only a somewhat transparent grab for page hits on a slow day. But feel free to skip this one, it’s more of a mini-rant on my part. But let’s put it this way: this is completely unnecessary reading if you’re here for the DCAU stuff, even moreso than the usual weekend asides. And, frankly, if you liked Blackest Night, you may not want to click past this, as I don’t have much in the way of kind words for it.
Written by Roger Stern
Amazon.com entry is here.
Well, this is going to be a rather morbid stretch of updates, since the obvious theme of the next Justice League is how to deal with loss – whether it be on a micro (the death of a close companion) or macro (the death of everything you know). But since the centerpiece of “Hereafter” is the first animated rendition of the most famous ‘death’ in comics history, let’s look at the first time it happened. Read more…
Well, the planned weekend aside was scuttled by my inability to find a copy of The Kents, so, just like always when there’s a gap, revel in the joy that is public domain animation!
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In the continuing theme of “Stuff Found While Cleaning Out My Old Room”, this entry deals with part of the post-Tim Burton Batman movie merchandising boom, a short story collection that hit shelves during what DC took to calling the “Summer of Batman.” And darned if they weren’t right, at least from a merchandising perspective. When you’re selling action figures of “Bob the Goon”, you know you’ve got a hot product on your hands.
This, however, actually had a bit of quality to it.
So my mom’s finally moving out of the house she’s lived in for nearly twenty years – I think I was twelve when we moved there – and I was faced with the daunting task of cleaning up all the toys I’ve accumulated over the years. Although a good bunch of those were the result of my frequent trips to Toy Liquidators while attending Law School in the U.S., I also had to dig through the older stuff. So we might as well talk about the greatest mass-market super hero toyline in history, the Super Powers Collection, specifically the stuff I had. Read more…