Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Ya know folks I may get a little bit of heat about this but I after doing some reading of the DC Legends mini-series this weekend I'm not that big of a fan. Now ofcourse this isn't the first time I've read the series but even back then it honestly didn't grab me despite all it had going for it. You had The Squad's first mission along with a bunch of some of the best heroes and villains in the DC Universe's history and great talent on the series like John Ostrander and John Byrne. I feel the same way about the original Crisis on Infinite Earths maxi-series after having finally read it I felt like it was really over rated despite it's legendary status among the DC readership. Can't quite put my finger on it as far as the why but both of these series just didn't make for a great read for me unlike say for example Marvel's original Secret Wars which was like an adrenaline charged page turner which holds up pretty good even today.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Information wise the movie throws a lot at you. Those who are familiar with the Justice league story lines and characters from the comics will have an easier time catching all the details, references and Easter eggs. The CGI got to be a bit heavy handed at times. Steppenwolf works ok as the villain in the movie even though they took a lot of liberties with the character from what I could see. Same goes for the parademons and motherbox. No Darkseid in this one and I'm not really sure if we can expect to see him in the next Justice League installment. But they were pretty clear we'll be seeing more DC heroes added to the team that's for sure. Despite whatever problems it had it's certainly worth the price of admission you'd be a damn fool not to see it at least once while in theaters.
P.S. The Blade Runner sequel was an all around disappointment but Thor Ragnarock turned out to be better then I expected despite the problems I had with it.
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the same "photographic reflexes" power hence forth I think that would have made for an interesting match up between the two.
November 25 Update: So just last night I was doing some shopping at a Target store when I spotted a single Justice League movie Batmobile from Hotwheels. It was the only one on the rack in the 99 cents Hotwheels section so ofcourse I grabbed it even though I wasn't on the look out for it specifically. It's just one of those things when you see it for a buck you just get it. Just like when I saw the Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice edition on a toy rack in a grocery store of all places a couple months ago. Clearly in each case they were missed by those asshole dealers that go around to stores on shipment days and buy up all the shit you can hardly ever find but wish you could. As you can see the main difference between the two is the color and the extra gun emplacements including a turret that actually swivels.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Too bad we never got to see this in the old DCU it would have been epic!
November 11 Update: Saw this from Hot Wheels at a local Toys R Us and on a whim decided to grab it. It was the only one that they had and I think it must have been missed by those asshole dealers who usually show up at Toys R Us stores right before they open on the days they get their shipments and buy up all the hot items so they can then double the price at cons. I actually used to have the original one from Ertl that came out in 1989 but I always hated how they had the bat symbol painted on the roof I never understood the point of that. It's like yeah we know this is the Batmobile already http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/05/ertl-1989-164-scale-batmobile.html Ever since I saw this version of The Batmobile at that vintage car show in Hayward (go back a few postings) recently I had it in the back of my mind to hopefully own a nice replica again some day with out getting ripped off.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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* Peacemaker made multiple appearances in the The Suicide Squad series during the Janus Directive story line https://suicidesquadtaskforcex.blogspot.com/search?q=duchess
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Gal Gadot's $820 million world wide block busterWonder Woman has become one of the biggest BDS (the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanction movement against Israel) fails of all time. Her next appearance as Wonder Woman in The Justice League next month is guaranteed to be another massive commercial success. SNL has had something of a sketchy record for episodes that don't suck vs ones that do but Gal hosting tonight's episode in and of it's self should make it worth watching.
I just got done watching the episode and it was great! Gal Gadot did part of the monologue in Hebrew and according to her this was the first SNL episode broad cast live in Israel. Also, I can honestly saw most of the skits (both with and with out Gal) were funny especially the one with Gal on a date with O.J. Simpson. Hosting SNL is always a milestone for any up and coming celebrity so we can consider tonight yet another BDS fail. Jew haters every where who have tried to defame her would love nothing more then to see Gal Gadot be discredited as a role model for woman and see her career go down the drain.
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Just throwing this out there for the Hell of it. Anybody remember this DC Comics series based on the mini-series hit TV show from the mid 80s? V taught us that fascism isn't just a human concept, not by a long shot.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
As for Wolverine, I was a fan long before it was hip to be a Wolverine fan in the 80s I collected every appearance I could find. Back then a Wolverine appearance in a non-X-Men title was always guaranteed to bump up it's value but I didn't care much about that I just wanted to read more Wolverine and seeing him interact with other Marvel super heroes from Captain America to Spider-Man and even ROM was beyond awesome. Ofcourse Wein's body of work went far beyond just co-creating Swamp Thing and Wolverine and I think it's nice to know all that will still be around for future generations to enjoy.
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September 15th Update: So now we have it happen again this week. Another big name from our child hood as comic book and sci-fi fans has passed away. This time it was Harry Dean Stanton who died at 91. Stanton has had a long career on both the big screen and small spanning for decades. I knew him best as Brett from ALIEN and as Brain from Escape from New York. And don't forget about Stanton's brief appearance in the first Avengers film where he plays a security guard who finds Bruce Banner amid a mass of debris caused by him falling through the roof of an abandoned building while he was The Hulk.