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Tag: DC Comics

The Elongated Man

by on Aug.05, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

I cannot say I’m a big fan of DC’s Elongated Man a.k.a. Ralph Dibny. While I like him enough, especially when he and his wife Sue were with Justice League Europe, I always preferred Plastic Man in the strechy super-hero game.

Ralph had already been mentioned as an easter egg on CW’s The Flash TV show, and given that he was Barry’s best friend in the comics, it was only a matter of time before they bring him in. And this past week, they announced that they’ve cast the character for a recurring Season 4 role, and boy did they get it right (visually, at least – let’s see how they actually write him).

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Memories of Maritess

by on Aug.04, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Snark

Maritess will never, ever grow old. And with Justice League coming out later this year, it’s just but awesome for me to dig this out of YouTube – oh, and for the record, I first saw this years before YouTube ever even existed.

Go, go, Maritess! Happy Friday, everyone.

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Sizzling Legend

by on Jul.30, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Legends of Tomorrow is really shaping up to be a personal fave of mine in the Arrowverse. It’s just plain fun, doesn’t take itself seriously, and they’re not afraid to dig deep into the most obscure recesses of the DC Universe for some truly out there character choices.

I mean, Season 3’s sizzle reel not only has a Titanic in-joke involving Victor Garber. It also has a B’wana Beast easter egg. Well, hopefully, it’s not just an easter egg because he looks hot.

Talk about sizzling.

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Marston’s Wonder Women

by on Jul.27, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

I’d previously noted how the creator of Wonder Woman, Dr. William Moulton Marston, was a man ahead of his time with his progressive sexual politics in early/mid 20th century America. He was part of a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizbeth and another woman, Olive. He had strong opinions about the value of women, S&M/bondage, loving submissiveness, and other radical ideas of the time. All of these informed his creation of Wonder Woman and the stories he wrote for her comic.

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You can’t save the world alone.

by on Jul.23, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

New Justice League trailer: Oh. My. God! This will slay! Leaguers! Amazons! Hippolyte! Themiscyra! Atlantis! Apokolips!

“No protectors here. No Lanterns. No Kryptonian.” Hmm. Sounds hinty!

The suspense is just too much.

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The DCEU is truly here.

by on Jul.07, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

From the opening credits of Wonder Woman

Because the true superhero legends are about to rise.

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Girl Power

by on Jul.01, 2017, under Geeky

Much as I love Supergirl, Power Girl has always been significantly better and more interesting. I’m glad she’s in Injustice 2. My only real complaint is that PeeGee is only a skin and not a separate and distinct character. The real Power Girl would be royally pissed at being relegated to the shadow of another Super-person.

That said, I’m loving this.

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A Wonderful End

by on Jun.27, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

I watched Wonder Woman twice again last weekend.

I have no regrets for seven viewings. So far.

And that wonderful end credits sequence?

It’s been made available online. Enjoy!

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Climb to Heaven

by on Jun.14, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

This is just too good not to share. It hits you right in the heart.

In Memoriam: Adam West

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Holy Legend, Batman!

by on Jun.11, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Another legend just passed away.

He called himself the Bright Knight, a play on his most famous role’s title The Dark Knight. His Batman may have been the product of a bygone and more innocent era, but it will always be an iconic and legendary portrayal that generations will always love.

Rest in peace, Batman.

Adam West

19 September 1928 – 09 June 2017


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