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#1 Edited by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past are my top two. I liked The Amazing Spider-Man - mainly for Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, and her chemistry with this new kid playing Peter Parker - so, the sequel looks very good. I've never read Guardians of the Galaxy, but the hype on the film seems huge. Robocop...really?

#2 Posted by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

The costumes in this look worse - is that even possible? - than they did in the original comic book story. I've read and re-read that story and I understand that Victor Stone's Cyborg was the central focus of the story. He was added in place of J'onn J'onzz, and became a focal point of the story. I still don't care for it. A better story is the origin story told on the Justice League animated series. That story could have been re-worked with Thanos - I mean, Darkseid - and still kept J'onn. So, I'll stick with that version instead. Oh, and on top of replacing The Martian Manhunter, they replace Aquaman with Shazam!, the former Captain (Shazam!) Marvel. I'll watch this one on Netflix.

#3 Edited by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this book! As much as I'd like to follow it digitally, I have to go print and support my local comic book store, Book Review!

Bookworm is one of my favorite Bat-villains! I love what Jeff Parker is doing with the characters!

#4 Edited by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

Warner/DC could pull off a successful Justice League film and then roll out individual, solo hero films. Marvel needed to build excitement, because live action super heroes have been notoriously cheesy. George Reeves' Superman; Adam West's Batman; Nicholas Hammond's Spider-Man; Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman; even Bill Bixby's The Incredible Hulk - the TV films were huge cheese-fests. The first one ruined Thor. Captain America had two television films and a theatrical release - all three cheesy. Iron Man never had anything more than cartoons, so he was an untested property.

Justice League has done pretty well over the years, but mostly as the cheesy Super Friends and then as the incredibly successful animated series. There's really no need for anything more than to hit the ground running with a story that shows off the best of all the characters and then do solo films. The solo films stand the chance of turning out like Green Lantern did, so go for the team movie, then go solo...

#5 Edited by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't read digital comics yet. But I am excited that DC is launching the Batman '66 title. I can't wait to read that in traditional, regular print. I saw the Previews description for the second issue, featuring a '66 version of Killer Croc!

#6 Posted by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, so it's a studio issue. That's a no-brainer: they just follow the money.

I thought I'd read somewhere that Ron Perlman was kinda tired of the make-up process, because he had done it for so long with so many different characters, not just Hellboy. I thought THAT was the real snag to a Hellboy 3...hope I'm wrong...

#7 Posted by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

What I appreciate is comics that tell great stories. There needs to be a purpose and reason for death. Bucky's death had meaning and purpose; so did Uncle Ben's and Gwen's. The Wayne's deaths had a point. I'm not a fan of death stories, because if Superman's death can't stick, no one's can. If no one death can stick, then death has no meaning. I'd like there to be some reason, some meaning or purpose to a character's death. If a writer wants me to connect with a character like family, then Ted Kord's life and death should mean something like my grandmothers death.

Ted Knight passed away the same month as my dad did. My dad died from prostate cancer. My dad was 70. I imagine he was about the same age as Ted would have been when he passed, battling The Mist. Everything that Robinson had written up to Starman 72 helped me understand and appreciate Ted's life and death. As a son, I grieved for my dad, and for Jack, for the loss of his dad. Jack was family. Ted's death was a lot better than Pantha's, having her head popped off by Superboy-Prime.

#8 Posted by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

That's some awesome stuff!

#9 Posted by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

My wife and I adopted last year. His name is Justin.

Geoff Johns updating of Shazam doesn't really impress me. Orphans are motivated by fear and love. Not hate. My son is afraid to be alone or by himself. One of us HAS to be with him all the time. He's 10. I've met older orphans that are not bitter like Billy Batson. They're lonely. Yeah, that can become bitterness. But, I'm not drawn to Johns' update because Billy's this bad@$$, tough loner.

He's been telling us bits and pieces about what he remembers of his birth family. It's full of angst and heartbreak.

I'm watching my son very closely to see when he starts exhibiting meta-human abilities - he really is a super kid. I'm also wearing a bullet-proof vest, 'cos you just never know...

I'm also trying to instill in him a sense of great responsibility, but not for EVERY thing, just for putting his plate in the sink and his trash in the garbage can - I think with a great meal comes great responsibility...

#10 Posted by AirDave817 (809 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret identities don't seem to be too much trouble for The Avengers...

Pretty much every one knows Tony Stark is Iron Man. Thor doesn't seem to have or need a secret identity. There's not much Bruce Banner can do about his identity. Doesn't seem to matter if Steve Rogers, Clint Barton or Natasha Romanoff wear masks.

If Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman were real, how big a deal would it be? They'd be celebrities like Charlie Sheen. Except for Batman, who's considered an urban legend. Does Wonder Woman really use a secret identity? I think the bigger secret is Superman being an alien. No matter how many stories show up in the paper or on the news, that would always be a bigger story than who he really is. A hunter trying to hunt down Superman and kill him just seems hilariously funny rather than deadly serious somehow. Does he have any Kryptonite? And how does a person acquire Kryptonite? It's not like there's a huge supply. So, you'd have to steal it. If you even knew about it being something that could weaken Superman. There's a few things about Superman that's taken for granted.

It's a bigger deal for someone to find out Spider-Man or Batman's identity. Not so much Superman. He could just use his heat vision to perform a lobotomy like he did on Doomsday in Justice League Adventures...Batman could just get Alfred or Superman to help impersonate him. Seems like Miles needs to out his uncle in some way without revealing his own identity - unless it's important that his dad know who he really is like MJ knew Peter's identity...