So it looks like The Rock will be Black Adam. Who do you think would make a good Shazam to go toe to toe with him?

So it looks like The Rock will be Black Adam. Who do you think would make a good Shazam to go toe to toe with him?

christopherjonesart:

Loving the new promo-image for CW’s The Flash.

christopherjonesart:

Loving the new promo-image for CW’s The Flash.

joebloodyhunter:

Quickie Etrigan The Demon sketch for today’s Jack Kirby Birthday Festivities.

joebloodyhunter:

Quickie Etrigan The Demon sketch for today’s Jack Kirby Birthday Festivities.

comicsalliance:

WHY SO SERIOUS: WARNER BROS. REPORTEDLY ORDERS ‘NO JOKES’ IN NEW DC COMICS MOVIES
By Matt D. Wilson
Comics fans have become well acquainted with the notion that sometimes, creative people learn the wrong things from successes. It’s why certain comics have been dominated for going on 30 years by a “dark” and “mature” sensibility that often comes off as grim, self-serious and overcooked.
Well, get ready for that way of thinking to make its way to movie theaters very soon. According to a report at Hitfix, Warner Bros. has a strict rule for its upcoming DC Comics movies: “No jokes.”
What’s particularly surprising is that the rule — which itself is kind of a joke, when you think about it — is that it stems from a failure more than it does a success, at least, according to Hitfix writer Drew McWeeny’s thinking.
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So is anyone else ready to watch the joy and fun be sucked out of their favorite characters on the big screen? Or do you like the initiative WB is taking because frivolity is for babies?
I guess you can see my position from reading the question.

comicsalliance:

WHY SO SERIOUS: WARNER BROS. REPORTEDLY ORDERS ‘NO JOKES’ IN NEW DC COMICS MOVIES

By Matt D. Wilson

Comics fans have become well acquainted with the notion that sometimes, creative people learn the wrong things from successes. It’s why certain comics have been dominated for going on 30 years by a “dark” and “mature” sensibility that often comes off as grim, self-serious and overcooked.

Well, get ready for that way of thinking to make its way to movie theaters very soon. According to a report at Hitfix, Warner Bros. has a strict rule for its upcoming DC Comics movies: “No jokes.”

What’s particularly surprising is that the rule — which itself is kind of a joke, when you think about it — is that it stems from a failure more than it does a success, at least, according to Hitfix writer Drew McWeeny’s thinking.


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So is anyone else ready to watch the joy and fun be sucked out of their favorite characters on the big screen? Or do you like the initiative WB is taking because frivolity is for babies?

I guess you can see my position from reading the question.

The Truth about 1987:

It was Vibe and Steel who didn’t live on to see the new Justice League. Although Gypsy and Vixen didn’t make the cut, they were at least still alive.

Now for 2 Truths/1 Lie. The Year is 1988:

  • Batman: The Killing Joke was released. Not only did it give a more detailed origin for The Joker than ever before, it also changed the life of Barbara Gordan when The Joker shot her and paralyzed her.
  • Keeping with the annual crossovers that started with Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC published Millennium. In this event, the Manhunters, Space’s Police Force before the Green Lantern Corp, set their sights on Earth. They planted spies (both volunteered and mind controlled) amongst Earth’s citizens, including Superman’s Smallville best friend, Pete Ross, and Flash’s Father, Rudolph West. In the end, Earth’s Heroes prevailed with help from the New Gaurdians.
  • Jason Todd’s life hung in the balance as readers voted on if he would survived the A Death In The Family storyline. He didn’t. He was beat to death by The Joker with a crowbar and then the building blew up. This became Batman’s greatest failure and haunted him for years.

It’s been a while since this was posted so here’s a reblog refresher so you know what I’m talking about tomorrow.

dcu:

The Truth about 1986:

Superman was revamped but Zod wasn’t introduced in the issue. That was the end of the movie, Man of Steel.

Now for 2 Truths/1 Lie. The Year is 1987:

  • The Justice League of America title wasn’t doing so hot and was in need of a makeover. So the current JLA who was comprised of mostly minor characters (that’s what the book says but Gypsy, Vibe, Steel, and Vixen are all major to me) against Professor Ivo. This match ended with the deaths of Gypsy and Vixen also also the current incarnation of the JLA.
  • With the old JLA gone, the new Justice League took their place. The book went a different path than grim and gritty like Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and the many of imitators. This book was like a Superhero sitcom. The teams first roster included: Martian Manhunter, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Batman, Guy Gardner, Dr. Fate, Mr. Miracle, Dr. Light and Blue Beetle with Fire and Ice joining later and all backed by the manipulative Maxwell Lord.
  • On a quest to stop the terrorist Qayin, Batman made a truce with Ra’s al Ghul. During this time Batman gave into his feelings with Talia, Ra’s daughter. However when the truce ended Batman went on his way and Talia found out that she was pregnant with his son, Damian in the book Batman: Son of the Demon.
ramonperez:

brianmichaelbendis:

Black Canary by Alex Toth

…a man’s whose art I hold in the highest regard; Alex Toth. His pursuit of the simplified line is beautiful.

ramonperez:

brianmichaelbendis:

Black Canary by Alex Toth

…a man’s whose art I hold in the highest regard; Alex Toth. His pursuit of the simplified line is beautiful.

After having a rough August, I bought me 5 pick me ups.

After having a rough August, I bought me 5 pick me ups.

Do to craziness at work and a surprise (but very welcomed) visitor I forgot to post DC History last week. And unfortunately work is still crazy. So I will have to postpone this week’s DC History as well.
However I’m going to try and get to year 2014 by the end of this year. So not only will you get a DC History every Thursday as normal but you’ll also get some surprise DC Histories on any given random day.

Do to craziness at work and a surprise (but very welcomed) visitor I forgot to post DC History last week. And unfortunately work is still crazy. So I will have to postpone this week’s DC History as well.

However I’m going to try and get to year 2014 by the end of this year. So not only will you get a DC History every Thursday as normal but you’ll also get some surprise DC Histories on any given random day.

themaskedman:

Bleed Pink Series: Tim Drake

themaskedman:

Bleed Pink Series: Tim Drake

redcell6:

Justice League by Gary Frank

redcell6:

Justice League by Gary Frank

midtowncomics:

One of the most anticipated books of the summer comes out next week! Order Grant Morrison's Multiversity #1 today! 

Is anyone excited about this? Or does this seem like just another stunt to get money out of you each week?
Edit: Oops, my bad. So I thought this was the third weekly comic series that was coming (that being Earth 2: World’s End and the others being Batman Eternal and the Future one that I don’t feel like look up it’s name) I still want to know if this is something to get excited for. I only heard about it last week in the back of all my issues.

midtowncomics:

One of the most anticipated books of the summer comes out next week! Order Grant Morrison's Multiversity #1 today! 

Is anyone excited about this? Or does this seem like just another stunt to get money out of you each week?

Edit: Oops, my bad. So I thought this was the third weekly comic series that was coming (that being Earth 2: World’s End and the others being Batman Eternal and the Future one that I don’t feel like look up it’s name) I still want to know if this is something to get excited for. I only heard about it last week in the back of all my issues.

mariswicks:

Black Canary and Martian Manhunter (and some Oreos).

mariswicks:

Black Canary and Martian Manhunter (and some Oreos).

silvaniart:

And so ends the short, undistinguished career of the Batmouse of Baker Street

silvaniart:

And so ends the short, undistinguished career of the Batmouse of Baker Street