Sunday, August 22, 2010

Superman: New Krypton (Review)

Citizen's Grade: Impressive.

Geoff Johns, James Robinson, Sterling Gates, & Greg Rucka weave a masterful tale of the lost, "bottle" city of Kandor and the new civilization of Krypton. After Superman had saved both Metropolis and Kandor from the clutches of Brainiac, Kandor had "re-grown" to original size in the antarctic (at the site of Superman's Fortress of Solitude), Supergirl had destroyed Brainiac's missile fired at the Sun (which would have sent it Supernova), and Superman had beat down Brainiac. But all that came at a Pa Kent was killed because of a second Brainiac missile fired at the home of Pa & Ma Kent (See: Superman: Brainiac for the whole story).

As Clark Kent comes to grips with the death of his adopted Father, Superman must come to grips with the resurgence of Krypton...New Krypton.

Superman: The Coming of Atlas (Review)

Citizen's Grade: O.K..

Atlas, ruler of a world through the power of his might. After conquering all, he is tricked by the magic of a servant.....and transported through space and time, caught and brought into the world of "now" by a secret and dangerous organization. This secret group; ran by a shadowy General, is bent on studying and ultimately destroying Superman.

Atlas is "brought up to speed", and is recruited through his vain pride to help this organization in bringing down the Man of Steel. Let loose in the city of Metropolis, Atlas wreaks havoc upon the citizens of Metropolis, calling out a challenge to Superman!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Yvette's NOT dead!!!!!

For fans of the Elephantmen series; created by Richard Starkings, the death of Yvette in the War Toys:No Surrender storyline was always somewhat of a letdown. I always imagined that Starkings didn't realize that Yvette would become so popular to the readers of the series, but there was another reason.......

....Yvette's NOT dead!!! I'm not sure how yet (until I read the issue!), but according to an interview with Marian Churchland @ Newsarama, Yvette will be co-starring in a new War Toys one-shot, Agathe! After starring in a War Toys one-shot of her own, Yvette is the object of curiosity and obsession in War Toys: Agathe, which focuses on Yvette's rescuers.

For more information on the background story of Yvette, read the Scavenger Review of Elephantmen: War Toys.

Batman: Under the Red Hood (Review)

Citizen's Grade: Impressive.

This animated movie; based on Judd Winick's Batman: Under the Hood Graphic Novel, is probably the best animated movie I've seen DC Comics/Warner Bros. put out yet! The script; written by Winick, is very good and "adult-themed", the action is fantastic....and for someone not familiar with the story (of either Jason Todd's death or the Under the Hood storyline), as was the friend who watched the movie with explains all the background you need to enjoy the plot and get into the movie.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

District Court Judge Crabb for Supreme Court!!!

That's right! Federal District Court Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled on Thursday (7/29/10) that "Dark Ages" Spawn, Domina and Tiffany, characters from Todd McFarlane’s Spawn comics, are derivatives of "Medieval" Spawn and Angela, two characters created by Neil Gaiman for Spawn #9 in 1992. Here is an excerpt from her ruling:

“According to the rules of the Spawn universe, only one Hellspawn could be on Earth at the same time and the Al Simmons Hellspawn was already around....