Zoom. Who, on Earth-2, could Zoom be? While at work today I heard an interesting theory from one of my managers that began a very short trip to the identity of Zoom. My manager was in the ballpark but it just didn’t add up. Why would Zoom not just take Barry out, himself? What is the purpose of blackmailing other metas to do his dirty work? Obviously Barry can thwart his plans, whatever they may be.
Born in 1970, I was exposed to some of the greatest animated shows from all over. From the 30’s to the late 90’s, I watched it all. Even the 2000’s had/have it’s fair share of good shows. Kick back and enjoy the play list. It will be growing.
Jay Garrick’s hat shows up in a teaser for the new season of THE FLASH. This has made the rounds on most of the sites, but I just had to repost the image. This fills me with both excitement and trepidation. I hope they do the heroes of Earth-2 justice. Perhaps even Justice Society…
So there I was, again, searching through random image on Google when I came up with the idea to do a post about the WORST attempts at live action Superhero shows ever. Well, I found several lists along with images and the world has enough negative posts about everything.
I decided to post a few images of, what I feel to be, the best executions of superhero(ish) characters to make it to the small screen. I won’t list (Green) Arrow, the Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the bad-assness of Dare Devil, since they all go without saying that they are some of the best shows to date based on comic book material. So without further ado I bring you, in no particular order, my favorite heroes that can be found on television.
Beastmaster was an okay show.
Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (2015)
This fits the spirit of the superhero show.
My first crush. ^_^
Guy Williams as Zorro!
Yes. This is going to be a great show. Trust me.
Ultraman! The show responsible for my ultra geekness!
Justin Hartleys Green Arrow and Michael Shanks Hawkman Smallville Justice League episode
Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin) Smallville Justice League episode
Tarzan was always a favorite show of mine in the early 1970’s.
The Power of Isis
Before Reeve there was Reeves.
Man From Atlantis from 1977
Super Spies rank right up there as well. Wild, Wild West.
Still a classic.
Tw of the best heroes ever, Mr. Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor and Liz Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 🙂
I still love this show.
Rex Smith played Daredevil in the late 80’s. Recognise the suit?
The Kato show… oh I mean the Green Hornet 😉
Campy, yes, but still a fun show to enjoy OR make fun of.
Xena. Nuff Said.
I don’t remember much about this show, except that it impressed me when I was in the sixth grade.
The Monster Squad was another favorite. Supernatural Superheroes.
So one day, a few years ago, we all woke up to the internet and saw THIS photo of Nick Cage in a Superman suit. I don’t know about you but I was like “What the F**k is this shit!?”, and “Dodged that, faster than a speeding bullet”. You see, I had gotten so used to type casting that there was no room in my tiny, angry, nerd opinion for somebody who didn’t fit my vision on what this that character was supposed to look like. I look back at that reaction, which I really try to recognise any and all knee-jerk reaction that pop up in my life in order to crush them before they gain momentum, and I am a bit embarrassed. Michael Keaton, not the ideal classic Bruce Wayne/Batman type, but he owned the role. You would think I would have kept that in mind.
First world nerd problems.
Enter Jon Schnepp’s‘The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened?’ Why would I possibly watch, let alone purchase something that was related to the image above? Well Jon released a teaser. That shit was like Kool-Aid and he was handing out free samples. Now I am drinking gallons of what he’s selling. It was absolutely entertaining and informative. There are great interviews with multiple people who were involved with the production and a shit-ton of pictures, production drawings and video. I like documentaries, even though they tend to be dry. THIS doc is NOT dry in any way, shape or form. It features the always entertaining (now skinny) Kevin Smith and the enigmatic Tim Burton. Two of my favorites in the industry.
Jon’s passion for the subject is infectious and leaves you wanting more. I purchased the digital edition and it was more than worth the price I paid. I cannot recommend this documentary enough.
Sure you can find somewhere to download this title. Don’t. Support Jon’s work, and >Purchase< this shit Right now. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to see what Jon may have in store for us next.