Holiday Comic Book Cover Cavalcade

 

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   Over on the site’s FaceBook page, I posted a Comic Book Cover Cavalcade of Holiday themed back issues in a photo gallery. Check it out here: Four Color Holiday Celebration. I post graphic heavy content on FaceBook to save space for blog-specific items. Anyhow, head over to the gallery, and check it out. There are a few magazine covers too, due to extra christmasy content.

   Happy holidays! 🕎☃🎁🎄🎉🖖🎅👹

Why Batman Doesn’t Use Guns

   A great, and in depth video, by Nerdsync. Scott’s ability to break things down is concise and informative. Often he goes through historical events of the day that affected the way comics were made and presented. I’ve been a reader-collector for most of my life, since I was eight in 1978, and he will drop something that I didn’t even know.

That time Superman became the Flash…

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Action Comics 314, by the Superior Curt Swan.

   Check out this awesome post from the blog of Dial-B-For-Blog about this story by Edwin Hamilton from Action Comics number 314. Drawn by Curt Swan, this is a fantastical tale from DC comic’s technicolor Silver Age. They really don’t make them like this anymore, and I doubt if they could or even that it would be acceptable by today’s standards.

   Visit Dial-B-For-Blog’s post here: dialbforblog.com/archives/306. I was reminded of the awesome tale by Thomas Perkins, @TNPerkins4 on Twitter, this morning. Swing over and check out his awesome artistic skills.

A New Arrow on DC Legends of Tomorrow

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   Connor Hawke made his fist appearance in the DCTV Universe this week, and I am most impressed. I wonder if Oliver will be his Father, or if the mantle of Arrow is held by a group of people in Star City. No matter what, we get a Connor Hawke! We also get an older Ollie…

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Supergirl on CBS is Sci-Fi Fun! All of a sudden Mondays don’t seem so bad any more.

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   Supergirl is a lighthearted, good time. Melissa Benoist is awesome at playing a quirky, sometimes dorky and awkward Kara Danvers. The scope of the show seems a bit small at times but I am betting that once the popularity of it increases, so too with the budget. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Kara next week 🙂

   All of a sudden Mondays don’t seem so bad any more.

The Vision vs. Red Tornado: Battle of the Droids?

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   We recently had a reveal of the new Red Tornado (August 1968) that will be appearing on the Supergirl TV show, airing on CBS soon. While they are both androids they are very different. For the new or casual viewer, that may be moot. All red skinned androids are the same to the non-geek public. I know, I am as shocked as you are that there are still some hold-outs to the Geek lifestyle. I can’t stress enough about the fact that this probably won’t be the final look for the Red Tornado. Pardon the pun but it just won’t fly with the community. The Vision (October 1968) was executed perfectly on the big screen, and while the screen may be smaller our expectations, as geeks, are not. Both have a long history, and both have a legacy that predates the characters themselves, one has been honored and we’ll soon see if the other follows suit.

   Who else out there can’t wait to see this old/new character to take to the airwaves?

DC’s Super Hero Girls Brand Site Launches

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DCSHG_WW  So, yesterday, DC launched dcsuperherogirls.com. It is pretty simple but that is where the beauty lies. I dig the flat design and it is a pretty good start for getting the brand out there. DC Super Hero Girls will see DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. collaborate with Mattel, LEGO and Random House. From what I can tell there won’t be any product, other than maybe from Random House, until 2016.

The site opens up with this blurb:

WELCOME TO SUPER HERO HIGH!

   Want to become a Super Hero? Then head to Super Hero High! We know that life as a teenager can get awkward (especially when you have super powers), but you’re about to learn how to channel YOUR powers and put them to use! Your first assignment: Meet the DC Super Hero Girls.

   I am a huge supporter of positive, powerful, female role-models for both girls and boys. That being said, I have high hopes for DC’s Super Hero Girls to not be another high-school-ish drama laden brand about teen angst, or characters having “attitude” without any positive direction. I will be keeping an eye out on this brand. We should be seeing some digital content soon and perhaps some TV presence this Fall. In the mean time I wonder if they’ll (DC Comics) be launching a companion comic book series in conjunction with the animated content or before… either way, it’s something to look forward to.