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Justice League Dark 22

     This particular part of the “Trinity War” is where the story slows way down.  After all the action this was definitely a letdown for me personally but the art was wonderfully done by Mikel Janin.  The story does not really progress or provide any real answers in this issue.  Wonder Woman is still on a wild goose chase to try and help Superman while Batman is trying to stop her.  Batman is following the lead of the Phantom Stranger and the heroes are divided between the pair.  The story ends with Superman escaping from his restraints and leading a third team for answers as well. In summation, the Justice Leaguers chase their tails all issue long.

    I think this was a case of just too much going on for a smaller caliber book to handle. Jeff Lemire struggled to write the guest crossover characters.  On a positive note the usual suspects like Constantine and Zatanna shined in this issue. Overall everything just seemed a bit forced with too many heroes acting out of character.  Since when does Batman blindly follow the advice of someone he never met? Hopefully the action picks back in part four and the bigger picture starts to get a little clearer. I would have to give this issue a solid yet disappointing 3 out 5.

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Justice League of America Issue 6

     In the words of Kanye West “It’s what you all been waiting for ain’t it?”  As fans we have all been teased about this blockbuster crossover and so far it has not disappointed.  It is part two of the “Trinity War” and the battle royale between Justice Leagues continues.  The JLA wasted no time doing what they have been trained to do since the inception of the team.  The action ends with Superman turning himself in like the Boy Scout we all know him to be.  Which leaves Wonder Woman to look for answers wherever she can find them regarding Pandora’s box.  Her journey leads her in the direction of Justice League Dark which is of course the next tie in.

The art is solid and I have to say this is the first issue of Justice League of America that I have actually enjoyed.  Prior to this the only thing to look forward to was the short story about Martian the Manhunter in the back of each book. On a quick side note who wouldn’t want to see a  Manhunter monthly series written by Geoff  Johns? Anybody?  I did not think so.  It is one the untold tragedies of the New 52 that Manhunter is one of only three members of the JLA without his own monthly series.  But I digress, the only downfall of this issue is that I doubt Geoff Johns can keep this kind of magic up with this team after this crossover is done. Overall I give this issue a 3.5 out of 5.

 

Playing Catch-up

PallyDOTS —  20/07/2013 — Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again, when all the rumors and whispers are going to be confirmed or shot down. It’s the San Diego Comic Convention and there is a buzz in the air. There have been rumors circulating since The Avengers movie did so well, that a Justice League movie would come into play to compete with the Marvel franchise. But first they should introduce the starring cast within their own franchises.

You of course have Batman. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Everyone knows the line-up. Just recently released you have Man of Steel which introduces Superman. Somewhere in the mix you have the box office bust Green Lantern. But three heroes does not make the Justice League. Tentatively, the next hero we are to meet is The Flash. The untitled Flash movie is set to be released in 2016 as reported by THR. Also reported in the same story is that the sequel to Man of Steel will not be Man of Steel 2, but a Superman/Batman team-up movie. The two are known in some circles as The World’s Finest. The logo for the upcoming film was shown at SDCC as shown below.

All of the details on the Superman/Batman movie have not come together, but we do know that Henry Cavill will be in the role of Superman, since he is signed on for the franchise. Who will play the part of Batman? It does not look like Christian Bale will be in that role as taken from an interview with Entertainment Weekly. It’s likely that Batman will be a rebooted character. But where does Christopher Nolan fit within this team-up? The writer from the Dark Knight series and Man of Steel looks like he is going to be on board. But it looks like he will be an executive producer on the project. David Goyer is also set to come back as a writer for Superman/Batman. Goyer was a co-writer with Nolan on the Man of Steel and many of the Dark Knight movies. Joining Goyer will be director Zack Snyder, who was the director on the Man of Steel movie.

Other actors are set to come back to the next in the DC line of movies. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from Man of Steel will be back in their roles in the new film. The Superman/Batman film has a scheduled release date of 2015.

To meet the only female character within the Justice League, there are still rumors floating about a TV series about Wonder Woman. Since the success of Arrow, more comics are looking to be portrayed on the small screen, like The S.H.I.E.L.D. We do not know as of yet if other Justice League members such as Green Arrow or Cyborg will make an appearance in the film. The Justice League movie is scheduled to release a year after the Flash movie in 2017.

Does this mean that DC is starting to catch up with Marvel in the motion picture game? Who would you like to see as the new Batman? Who would you want to see play the Flash? Make sure to leave a comment below and share the exciting news with your friends!

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Superman Unchained Issue 1

     I am going to open and honest, I hate Superman and only purchased the book because of Jim Lee’s art.  The New 52 has not done anything to sway my opinion in either of the current monthly Superman books.  I wanted so badly to read this book hate it and rip it in this review but I cannot.  Scott Snyder has done a great job with Batman and after reading the first issue it looks like he is doing more of the same here.  Superman has to be the hardest character to write for because let’s face it he has almost limitless power and few enemies that could be a legitimate threat.  Snyder manages to capture the essence of what makes Superman great while avoiding what I call the” Superfriends Effect”.  For those who are not aware the “Superfriends Effect” is when characters do something awesome but it comes off completely cheesy due to execution.

    Snyder has a few irons in the fire this issue with objects falling from space, a Lex Luthor appearance, and a secret military plot.  What I loved most about this book was cliché seven weaponized objects falling to earth is truly a job for Superman. Too often Clark is doing feats that other heroes are just as easily capable of and it is about time that stops.  The only real downside to this issue was the price because $4.99 is ridiculous for thirty-two pages.  Snyder did the improbable and made a primarily Marvel guy into a Superman fan.

This issue gets 5 out of 5 from me