Spot On Animation: Justice League Action

   So I was looking for something new to try on Google Play on Thursday night, I found Justice League Action. I was interested when I saw some of the previews before it came out, but not having cable I forgot about it. The price tag was a bit steep for what I thought were 2 – 3 minute episodes. I was surprised to find that the first episode was 43 minutes in length and it was AWESOME. The episode was full of action and fun, and it only cost 99¢!

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   Needless to say, with Mrs. Multiverse’s fan-girl permission, I purchased the rest of the episodes on Friday and have been watching them, in between some Boomerang content all weekend. The rest of the episodes run about 11 minutes long, and are just as entertaining as the first. So if you want to give yourself the gift of fun, pick these up for $29.99 on Google Play… it’s worth it.

Legend of the Bright Knight: History of the Adam West Batman TV Show

   The Nerdsync team has outdone themselves on this tribute video. If you watch, and rewatch, only one Adam West tribute then it needs to be this one.

#Superman and His Incredible Fortress of Solitude

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Source: Superman and His Incredible Fortress of Solitude – DC Special Series large format comic #26 (1981)

   This issue of DC Special Series is a treat. Head over to “A Superman Collector in Hawaii” to read his entry on the issue.

   When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of Superhero Secret Lairs, and among my favorites were Batman’s Batcave and Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Other than the Cool factor of the X-Men’s Danger Room, I cannot think of any other hideouts that I would rather visit.

Batman 1989

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   Being what I consider to be the first of the modern comic book movies, Batman 89 brought us into a new world of capes and cowls. While it is not the best overall representation of the Dark Knight, it is still one of the best. I have room for all versions of the live action adventures of the Bat, to varying degrees, but this and Adam West’s portrayals are my favorites. It has its faults, and I think that is also part of its charm as a film.

   Anyhow, I’ll be celebrating the 38th anniversary of this movie with a viewing this weekend.

Adam West, and the Fate of “BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE”

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Source: ADAM WEST and the Fate of BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE | 13th Dimension, Comics, Creators, Culture

   Adam West’s last performance. I cannot wait to see this. We are finally getting the Batman (66) / Two-Face face off  that we’ve, and by “we’ve” I mean ME, have always wanted. Bill Shatner as Two-Face? This is going to be Bat-Tastic! Adam and Bill started out on a pilot for “Alexander the Great” in the 60’s. This will be a wonderful send off for a very kind, fun, and funny man.

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Bill Shatner & Adam West

Farewell, Old Chum…

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   Growing up in the 1970’s, Adam West was the only Batman I knew. There was no other. Sure there was Olan Soule, from the Super Friends, but still. I was one of the few who didn’t make fun of the original series when the 1989 movie came out. Everybody I know did. I still loved it. There was room in my fandom for both, and there still is. Thanks for the memories, Bat and otherwise, Adam. You shall be missed.

The History of Dick Grayson

   “Faust” walks us through the entire history of Dick Grayson. At least up to the pre-New 52 storylines. This video was my gateway into the world of fan generated content on YouTube. I had watched videos on YT before, but it’s always been little clips on my computer. Then I picked up a “Smart” TV, and that changed many ways that I consumed content. The now defunct “Comlink” got me into watching videos where people would discuss properties. Faust introduced me to the fact that a small one person, or small group of people, could offer substantial content that is quality.

   This video sparked my obsession with discussion based content, and tossed me right into the world of podcasting as well.

   Anyways… if you are a fan of the original Robin, I am for the version that George Pérez brought us in “The New Teen TItans“, then this video is a must-see.

Kerry Callen’s Blog!: Super Antics #11

Source: Kerry Callen’s Blog!: Super Antics #11

Justice League, Kinda Like a Band.

   It seems a little off, but perhaps that it because Superman isn’t there yet. I dig the portrayal of Aquaman.