When I started out reading, I used to say my favourite series was Alpha Flight. As time went by, that changed to John Byrne’s Alpha Flight when I began to realise that only those first 28 issues (plus appearances in Uncanny) really had the magic for me. So, what makes that series in particular so ‘me’ish?
The reaction to ‘Wonder Woman’ has been astoundingly positive and has further solidified Princess Diana into legendary status. The movie exceed my expectations and there was definitely an appreciation for Wonder Woman, but the character that had perked me up was Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, the plucky secretary that had helped Princess Diana disguise herself into Diana Prince.
What’s puzzling about Wonder Woman is the reaction from a small-but-noisy contingent of men; what is it about this film that provokes such anger and hostility in certain quarters? What are the things in ‘Wonder Woman’ that seem like such a threat to these guys? I think there’s one thing in particular that’s a sticking point; I think what bothers them more than anything is that Diana’s fight matters.
Michael Eury’s new book is HERO-A-GO-GO: CAMPY COMIC BOOKS, CRIMEFIGHTERS & CULTURE OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES, and it’s all about the Camp Craze of the 1960s, when EVERYONE, thanks to Batman and James Bond, was a superhero, a swinging secret agent, or BOTH. Here’s what Michael had to say about the project…
Since everybody’s arguing about Iron Fist, it only makes sense that we here at Atomic Junk Shop should jump into the fray. I thought maybe the best thing to do would be to not get all whitesplainy, so instead of sounding off about my opinion of all this, I thought I’d do something sensible. So I looked through my Facebook list for friends who are geeks of Asian descent; we fired up a group chat and started talking.
Yesterday was the what, Today is the who. Read on for the actors John picks to play the Justice League!
So how DO you go about bringing the World’s Greatest Superheroes to film? John has a few ideas.