All posts tagged: DC Comics

Weeknd Scene: Super Digital

February 3 / 18 Hello everyone! Short, but simple post. I mentioned that two films are coming to digital this month, right? Something to do with a dude with a hammer and a group of superheroes creating a team? One Marvel, the other DC…Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League are coming to digital.   THOR: RAGNAROK / February 20 DVD/Blu-Ray: March 6             JUSTICE LEAGUE / February 13  DVD/Blu-Ray: March 13     Both will be available on iTunes and VUDU. As of right now, you can pre-order one or both films. That was short but simple and to the point. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.     Image source: AppleInsider, The HD Room, Cosmic Book News, Batman-News.com, & Geeks of Color Advertisements

Creative Close-Up: DC Extended Universe is Not Dead

January 29 / 18 Question…Is the DC Extended Universe Dead? For some or most people yes, but for those like me, no. Not even. We eagerly waited for Justice League to hit theaters. We were giving the latest superhero film high hopes, but alas, that wasn’t’ the case. I for one like the film. Don’t get me wrong, it had its share of great and funny moments. There were some scenes that we saw in the trailers didn’t make it to the film. Let’s not forget about Henry Cavill‘s CGI disastrous upper lip. My only complaint is how rushed the film was. Zack Snyder had to leave due to a personal tragedy, so Joss Wheadon finished where Snyder left off. Wheadon wrote the screenplay (along with Chris Terrio) for the film. With both director’s visions put together, what we got was a mess.     Justice League grossed $655 million worldwide, while domestically the total was $227 million. These figures are low. I would’ve expected more from both markets, but again, that’s not the case. According …

Best of 2017: Film

December 23 / 17 Hello! Best of 2017 has come to a close and what better way to close it with the Best of Film. 2017 gave us what we needed in this department. The big blockbusters and the small indie hits. Here is the top ten…     Wonder Woman     Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, including me!)       Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2       Thor: Ragnarok       Kong: Skull Island       It       Annabell: Creation       Wind River       Justice League       Murder on the Orient Express   Spiderman: Homecoming and Alien Covenant are not on the list, but both these films did well for this year. Can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.     Image source: Cinema Blend & Variety    

Creative Close-Up: Why I Love DC & Marvel….

November 30 / 17 With the third installment of Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, Marvel, and DC are busy whipping up superhero films left and right….well, Marvel is. DC is just catching up. You have people who love DC, like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and then there are those who love Marvel, such as Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, and the Hulk. Me? I simply love both Marvel and DC. Yeah, I said it. Why? Well…. Both Have Created Complex Heroes DC has their god-like superheroes with their fair share of problems. Let’s look at Superman. For at least the past several decades this Kryptonian has become the fixture your typical boy scout hero, with the power to destroy Earth, but he chooses to not to. Even though he’s forbidden to get involved with Earth’s affairs, he chooses to do the opposite. He wants to be the solution instead of the problem. While people embraced him, some have not. Even though he has his adoptive mother, Martha Kent and the love of his life, Lois Lane, …

Weekend Scene: DC Writers Workshop 2017

August 19 / 17 Found something for those who are diehard DC Comic people and who love to write…. Credit source: DC DC is ushering in a new class of up-and-coming comic talent with the launch of the 2017 Writers Workshop program, led once again by bestselling writer Scott Snyder. The DC Talent Development team fielded more than a thousand entries again this year, selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers. Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO). “We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work …

Film Review: Wonder Woman

June 5 / 17 Wonder Woman…..The amazing Amazon’s story is finally on the big screen and it was good….We follow Diana’s journey from her island home Themyscira, where her mother Hippolyta (Connie Nielson) is queen. For those of you who are true Wonder Woman fans, you know how this island paradise came to be. The Amazons were created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect mankind from Ares, God of War. Diana wants to fight and be a great warrior, but her mother is against it, thinking that Ares is long dead and won’t return. Her aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright) thinks the opposite and believes that her niece needs the training. By the time she’s a fully grown woman, Diana is already a warrior. Things get interesting when a plane crash-lands near the island. Diana saves the pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) from the wreckage, but is followed by the Germans. Diana is clearly willing to fight Trevor’s war, World War I that is, thinking it’s the Amazon’s responsibility to fight. She goes with Trevor …

Shadow Spotlight: Jack Kirby

December 5 / 16 Hello and Good Morning! Again, since this month will be short, for the next few weeks, I will be cramming lots of things in. The late Jack Kirby is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. With Captain America, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and the Hulk, Kirby is pretty much a comic legend. Not only with Marvel, but also DC.  I found a documentary film about the man. It’s a five-part documentary, but this will give an insight into who this man was and how much of an influence he was and still is to the comic book world.           You can go to this site, Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center to know more about Kirby’s work. I hope you enjoyed this post. It was great to work on and I’m happy to see the results. Come back for more Wednesday. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!                               featured images: comicbook.com

Shadowbox Review of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

April 4 / 16 Afternoon! Trust that the weekend has been kind to everyone. Of course you guys know that this is a film review, but don’t hold your breath too much. There won’t be a film review post all the time. I would need help with that department. I’m only doing films that interests me and DC and Marvel have whipped up films for a long while….mostly Marvel. DC has put Superman and Batman on the big screen, but there are doing some catching up in the DC Extended Universe. I finally saw Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.   Like a few or maybe more comic book die hards, I’ve been waiting to see this for quite some time. As most of you know, the critics have been pretty harsh with the film, but the box office numbers really did the talking. Ok….the film starts off two years after Superman’s (Henry Cavill) battle with General Zod, which almost left the city of Metropolis in shambles. People were left hurt, angry, even helpless. Billionaire …