Recently “Le Messor” had a post here about “Things Geeks Aren’t Supposed to Think,” which included comments on Watchmen; in the comments section, somebody remarked, “I think people really took the wrong lesson from Watchmen.” That got my brain going in a bit of a different direction from what they intended, and the comment I began to draft in response quickly revealed that it wanted to be a post. So here we are. Following in the wake of Greg Hatcher’s dissection of points missed in media, I find myself adding to his list.
Harley Quinn turns 26 this year. That’s why rebooting characters back to their “definitive” version is usually a bad idea. As probably everyone reading Atomic Junk Shop knows, comics make …
When constructing a story, especially a visual or acted out story or simply when “breaking story” on a script, you identify the moments you need to hit. “Need” is subjective. But you identify the things you can do in a given moment that would be hard to do later. In this case, the moment you can do with god powers in play is to have Thanos win…
As a kid, my favorite superheroes were the Flash and Green Lantern. The Flash, because his real power wasn’t super-speed; his speed was a tool he used, but his real power was that he was smart – he outsmarted his opponents. Green Lantern worked on two levels. First, he had a ring that was functionally magic; if he could think of it, the ring could do it. Second, and more importantly, the ring ran on willpower. He had to bring resolve to the fight, to dig in and hold on and never give up, because if he didn’t, the ring would fail. He kept that willpower up through something completely unique to comics: his daily oath.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange was made available for Digital HD/3D download and at Disney Movies Anywhere on February 14, and the film will be on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand next Tuesday, February 28. The Blu-ray and Digital releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of extra features and behind-the-scenes material. As a little preview, here’s a look at some of the bonus material you’ll get.
Today is Stan Lee’s 94th birthday. So why is that so many people want to use the occasion to shit on the guy?
A follow-up to my previous article Some of the Best superhero Costumes, and Why They Are so Cool! This time around we have some of the best super villain costumes, and why they are so evil, sinister, scary, villainous, heinous, etc.