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.
Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin) Smallville Justice League episode
I still love this show.
I don’t remember much about this show, except that it impressed me when I was in the sixth grade.
The Kato show… oh I mean the Green Hornet 😉
Still a classic.
Rex Smith played Daredevil in the late 80’s. Recognise the suit?
Ultraman! The show responsible for my ultra geekness!
Before Reeve there was Reeves.
Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (2015)
Justin Hartleys Green Arrow and Michael Shanks Hawkman Smallville Justice League episode
Tw of the best heroes ever, Mr. Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor and Liz Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 🙂
Xena. Nuff Said.
Beastmaster was an okay show.
The Power of Isis
Yes. This is going to be a great show. Trust me.
Tarzan was always a favorite show of mine in the early 1970’s.
The Monster Squad was another favorite. Supernatural Superheroes.
Super Spies rank right up there as well. Wild, Wild West.
This fits the spirit of the superhero show.
Campy, yes, but still a fun show to enjoy OR make fun of.
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.
DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 09: Ben Affleck on the set of “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/GC Images)
So when the teaser came out, last year-ish, I wasn’t too impressed. I am tired of the sepia-haze that is now the hallmark of WB Superhero movies. That and the whole “No Humor” thing sort of irked me.
Something has changed. What’s made me change my tone? What ONE thing has made me pull a 180? One thing. One human. One Actor. Ben Affleck has sold me on the direction and tone of this upcoming film. Sure, Ben has been in some films that just didn’t work but this is not going to be one of those. When you watch the trailer you don’t see this “sad” Batman that we’ve been saddled with for however long now, you feel “mad” Batman. Yep, beyond seeing the anger that Ben portrays, you feel it. That is the mark of good director and a talented actor.
I am still unsure if I will actually go see this in the theater but I will see it. At this point I can’t wait for it to come out so I can view it at home. Why? Why wait for the BluRay/Digital Download? Well the movie looks so intense that some people in my household, perhaps even me, would need to take some breaks from viewing it.
Pepsi Super Series Collection The Flash (Moon) Glass 1976
The Flash finale on the CW network hit ALL of the right buttons. This was the fledgling show’s opening swing and it hit home-run after home-run. Ever since Grant Gustin’s (@grantgust ) introduction as Barry Allen, on the Arrow, I’ve been excited about this show. It works. The inclusion of John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp), the original Flash from the 1990’s, as Barry’s father is one of many nods to the past. Not only the old show received the hat tip, the comics were heavily referenced. The Flash is a love letter to the character’s fan base and an open door with flashing welcome sign to those who know next to nothing about him.
My anatomy isn’t quite right but here is my Flash…
You don’t have to watch each episode to enjoy them either. Unlike some shows, if you can keep up at any point then you are along for the fun ride. It has a very Babylon 5 vibe to the way the stories are set up and is quite possibly THE best live action show I’ve seen on TV… ever. This is coming from a Trekker/Trekkie and hardcore Marvel fan.
WB needs to see how this show is built and rethink their humorless dick policy for their theatrical releases. Barry doesn’t take everything to seriously. He cracks wise and a smile quite often.
If you want to be entertained at a fast pace, do yourself a favor and watch the first season of The Flash. Head over to read Rob Bricken’s take on io9:
So, what do we have here? Well, Stephen Amell is his normal smiling self, and why shouldn’t he be? Then we have a blonde Katie Cassidy. Interesting. Maybe she believe blondes have more fun or, in the case of her sister, they kick more ass. The biggest part that we take away from the behind the scenes from season three is that Paul Blackthorne is back. Not only is he back but his character has been promoted to Captain. The Captains bars told me that this wasn’t a flashback episode, which can feature actors that have been “killed off” since the first episode.