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Justice is served.

by on Oct.09, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Let’s take a break today from all the Persian goodness to look at the latest Justice League trailer drop. And of course, it is iconic. We also finally get to see some Cavill, but no Superman (just watch, it’s not spoiler-y what I said).

With the film out next month, the PR for this much-awaited live action coming together of DC legends (plus Cyborg, heh) will surely be cranking up a notch in the next few weeks. We’re in for a treat. I’m giddy with excitement.

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Legendary Len

by on Sep.12, 2017, under Geeky, Literature

Photo credit: Twitter @DCComics

Len Wein was a comic book legend.

I mean, he only co-created Swamp Thing and this little-known character called Wolverine.

He was an accomplished comic creator, both as writer and editor, and won multiple awards. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008.

Over at Marvel, Len was instrumental in reviving the X-Men in the early 70s with artist Dave Cockrum, co-creating Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus. Without their work, the later Claremont run would have been nothing. The X-Men, as we know it now, would have never come to pass without Len. He also wrote for Daredevil, The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Fantastic Four, and Marvel Team-Up.

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Young Justice

by on Aug.31, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Society, Travel & Culture, Uncategorized

Please stop chopping onions in my presence.

For the full story, visit this link, which also provides info and links on how to help these kids. You should also visit Josh Rossi’s Facebook page for more awesome stuff.

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Etta remembers.

by on Aug.29, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

“No one looks better fighting in a tiara — although I haven’t had a go yet, so let’s not compare too soon.”

Etta, oh moxie-filled Etta! I hope they find a way to bring you to the sequels, too. Preferably using the golden lasso in those ways you’re thinking of. So very 40s Wondie, tee hee.

Wonder Woman is out today on digital, although the iTunes one will be released on September 4th (I’ve pre-ordered, obv). Blu-ray is out on September 19th.

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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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