Monthly Archives: February 2014
CW and DC Comics have revealed part of the Flash’s costume for the upcoming The Flash TV Show that will be airing on the CW this fall.
Based on the head of the costume we can see that the iconic lighting bolt is going to be a part of the costume, just not as high. It looks like they went with a darker red color instead of fire engine red. The mask coverage seems to cover the exact same areas as the New 52 costume. In the show, the costume looks like it will be made of leather.
The costume was designed by three time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood who also designs the costumes for Arrow.
I like the direction of the show costume or at least what I can see from the top part of it. It looks like they are trying to stick to the original costume as close as possible while still trying to modernize it. I like the lower lighting bolts because its more subdued but also because I can’t help but think those high ones are going to get caught on something. I am a huge fan of the darker red color because the fire engine red was just too bright. I like the fact that they choose the leather look because it just feels like it will fit the look they have with Arrow, I can only guess they are going with a similar look for the Flash’s show.
Are you excited with the how the costume looks?
Originally, I had thought to do another female perspective post about Sleepy Hollow, much like the one I had done on Sherlock. Even after I had written the post that way, I still was not happy with it. Then I thought about how so many people are either Team Abbie or Team Katrina, I thought it might be a better idea to actually talk about that, since I have not chosen a team yet, I can be an unbiased. Let us look at the two main women in Ichabod Crane’s life.
I should mention that there will be spoilers if you are not caught up.
I decided to look at Katrina first because well she was first. Katrina is Ichabod’s wife, so that alone gives her points. Ichabod is such a noble character, let’s be fair he is not going to do anything while Katrina is still “alive,” by alive I mean trapped in purgatory/ kidnapped by the headless horseman. Lets talk about the headless horsemen and his part in this threesome. Before the horseman became the bringer of death, he was a normal person. More importantly, he was Ichabod’s best friend and Katrina’s fiancé. Then Katrina decided that she wanted Ichabod, betrothals and arrangements be damned.
I will give props to Ichabod, he did his best to let Brom know what was going on but it was not enough to stop the hurt and betrayal that Brom felt. It can be argued that if Katrina had just done what she was supposed to do in the first place that none of this would have happened. Alas, she did not so now we have crazy Sleepy Hollow. I will give points to Katrina she did what she could to help Ichabod after he had awaken; she did put a resurrection spell on him.
Lets talk about the fact that she is a witch, it can be argued against her how she never told Ichabod that she was one. In her defense, they were burning witches at that time, so it was pretty much on a need to know bases. Speaking of need to know bases, it should be mentioned how Katrina kept from Ichabod that they had a baby together and why she was in purgatory. Lets start with the baby; she could have mentioned that to him really quickly one of the his earlier visits. Hey, hunny just so you know we had a baby, I am not sure what happened to him I had to send him away because I was a witch.
Ichabod would have went looking for baby anyway so it’s not like her telling him early on would have changed that. The only that might have changed is that they might have figured out that Henry Parish was Ichabod’s and Katrina’s son earlier. I really don’t think it would have made much difference because he was already set to be War anyway. On to Katrina’s next omission, not telling Ichabod that Brom was Death and that he is the reason Moloch is keeping her purgatory. Granted that information would have pretty much negated an entire episode, that was a pretty cool episode because they had to question someone without a head. Katrina seems to have a thing about giving out information, if she does not deem is important she doesn’t say it. I will give her the first meeting, she was really happy to see Ichabod.
During that first meeting, she did have a short window to tell him things that he needed to know in order to understand why he was alive. The meetings after that Katrina should have been giving out more information. With all that being said, it is obvious that Katrina does care for Ichabod, she does always worry for him every time he visits her in purgatory. She was not happy to see him when he went into purgatory for real to get her out. I would like to point out how Katrina is not worried about Abbie, when Abbie was in purgatory and offering to stay in Katrina’s place Katrina wasn’t going to let her. Why is that, because Katrina had no reason to fear Abbie, Ichabod is not going anywhere.
On to Abbie, well she is already down a peg because well Ichabod is loyal to his wife. Lets be fair right now Abbie stands no chance with Ichabod. With that being said, she compliments Ichabod rather well. They both have the same mission – to stop the apocalypse. It can be argued that they were just thrown in together on this, since they are the two witnesses. In some ways that is true, but they have managed to make the best out of the situation and they have also found away to understand each other. They also have a strong desire to protect those they care about, for Abbie it is her sister and for Ichabod it is Katrina (obviously they have a strong desire to protect each other). Abbie is doing a really great job of introducing Ichabod to the modern world and helping him adapt.
I have to say those interactions are among some of the best in the show. Abbie does care for Ichabod and Ichabod for her; it is shown during many of the episodes. They are always trying to save the other one or help the other one in any way that they can.
Ichabod does what he can to help Abbie’s relationship with her sister. Abbie does everything that she can to help Ichabod get the answers that he seeks. There is a bond between Abbie and Ichabod, one that Katrina will never be able to have with Ichabod, a bond that is only seen between soldiers. Abbie fights, carries a gun, and is an all around badass, something Katrina is not. In Katrina’s defense, women of her time were not raised to be that way. In the modern world women are different and were raised differently. Unfortunately because of that, Ichabod is going to look at Abbie like a fellow solider and not as a romantic interest for a while, at least that is what I think. Abbie definitely gets that, she is does not want Ichabod to look at her like that, if she did then her ass would have never taken Katrina’s place in purgatory. Abbie is a strong independent woman who does not need a man because she is going to do what it is that she does.
Abbie is pretty much going to do what she needs to do to stop the upcoming apocalypse, if she has to beat up some demons the woods she will. If she has to go into a haunted house she will and if she has to fight the headless horseman she is cool with that. Abbie will go into dream worlds to help find answers, she will break into buildings, and if she has to try to destroy the headless horseman’s head she will do that too.
Points that can be made in Abbie’s favor that she has never lied to Ichabod or kept important information from him. Her actions did not help cause the horseman of Death or the horseman of War. Since the first two horsemen have a connection to Ichabod, I wonder if the last two will have a connection to Abbie.
As I mentioned before I have not chosen a team yet, I think it will be a long time before I do. I am a hopeless romantic so I just adore how devoted to Katrina Ichabod is, I would not change that about him. I think it would hurt his character and make him less likeable if he went after Abbie. At the same time, I like a buddy buddy relationship of Abbie and Ichabod. They have a lot of things going on in their lives right now that need to be dealt with. Lets face it Abbie does have quite a few issues that she needs to work out. Right now, I think a romance between Ichabod and Abbie would be harmful to the end goal and their friendship; it would destroy the bond they have built. Not to mention I kinda see Abbie and Ichabod’s relationship similar to Goliath and Elsa’s relationship on Gargoyles. They need time to learn to trust each other before it can be anything more. Much like Goliath, Ichabod does need to get over his ex. For now I am still not choosing a team, I would like to see more from the show first.
Are you Team Katrina or Team Abbie and why?
Game of Throne released new character posters for the upcoming season.
Tywin Lannister – you hate him but at the same time you respect him.
Tyrion Lannister – the only Lannister anyone likes and the one person you want to get drunk with
Cercei Lannister – probably the most hated of the Lannisters – she is Queen Bitch
Jaime Lannister – the only Lannister on the road to redemption?
Joffery – the most hated character on the show – definitely the most hated Lannister (well he’s not a Baratheon), here is to hoping he dies this season.
Margary Tyrell – the girl who really wants to be Queen, I don’t know if Joffery is really worth it.
Sansa Stark – here is to hoping that she will finally figure out how to play the game
Bran Stark – let us hope that he is able to find what he is looking for north of the wall
Arya Stark – the most badass of all the Starks, lets see where her vendetta against all those who wronged her family leads her.
Jon Snow – the bastard of the Stark family, lets see how things go for him now that he is back with the Nights Watch. Lets hope those arrows his pissed off girlfriend shot him with don’t do too much damage.
Ygritte – she a woman scorned now
Tormund – lets see how he reacts to being duped by Jon Snow.
Melisandre – the red woman, the red witch; what other devious plans do she have to put Stannis on the throne.
The Hound – what does he have in store for him and Arya?
Brianne of Tarth- she has given Jaime back to the Lannisters, now she has to take Sansa and Arya, but Arya is not in Kings Landing.
Oberyn Martell – what is this guys story, I can’t help but think that he has something up his sleeve.
Littlefinger – he is always up to something and what is with his fascination with Sansa. Does she really remind him of her mother that much?
Khalessi Daenerys – will she ever get to Westeros? Will she ever fly on the backs of her dragons? With any luck we will be seeing more dragons this season and her saying Dracarys.
Sir Jorah Mormont – will he ever find out his father was killed? Will he ever get out of the friendzone?
Daario Naharis – what is this guys story? He kills his own men and then swears allegiance to Khalessi, how do we know he don’t turn on her?
I cannot wait to see Season 4 and for all of you to find out what will happen to these characters. The joy of having ready the books I know what is going to happen.
If you’ve watched the first season of Orphan Black, then you, like us, have been antsy with anticipation for the long-awaited second season. If you haven’t watched the first season…
Then I guess you’ve just been wasting your life until now.
But the new season starts in about a month and a half, and you can check out the Teaser below!
Plus, there are two teensy weensy little sneak peaks to check out as well:
A confrontation over ownership of the clones. Looks interesting, and will probably be a big deal this season, since it’s pretty much the big reveal in the last moments of last season.
Cosima’s love and loyalties might be tested, and it sounds like she’s going to be taking some big risks this season.
This show is so amazingly tremendously amazing. All of the clones! All of the drama! And the return of Felix!
Can’t wait for April 19th.
Welcome to the second chapter of the Batman/Superman and World’s Finest crossover.
After a very strong first chapter in Batman/Superman #8, let’s check in on how the characters and the story are progressing in the girls’ own book.
Picking up from right where the previous chapter left off, Karen wakes up mid-plummet, but feeling a hell of a lot better than Superman does, apparently.
Not willing to take the chance that their invulnerability has been compromised by the hit and Power Girl’s recent power fluctuations, Batman and Huntress move to intercept them in the jet.
As Karen is struggling to right herself, she and Clark are caught in a net and lowered safely to the ground by the Bat Jet, while Huntress once again marvels at the similarities between this Batman and her father.
While Karen has been really adamant this entire run about not ever meeting Superman and keeping interactions with Supergirl to an absolute minimum (although, I really think that, if anyone were a good idea to try and talk Kara down a la the Red Daughter arc going on right now, it’d be Karen motherfucking Starr), Helena looks to be conversely kind of latching onto Batman, earnestly looking for a reason to build an attachment with this Batman. Maybe with this Earth.
Upon landing, Batman and Huntress rush to Power Girl and Superman to look them over.
Power Girl recognizes the glowy business as a bad sign and tells them to back away.
Karen is about to call him out on his douchebaggery, and the display snaps Helena out of her attempted hero worship/daddy issues. His Bat Manners are severely lacking. But he does have a plan, having brought the Kryptonite ring. He hooks it around Clark’s neck, hoping that the ring will counteract the power overload and just render him, basically, a normal human.
When asked about whether he’s concerned about the fact that the ring could kill him, Batman shrugs the girls off and tells Power Girl that she’s been promoted to Kryptonian PowerHouse/pack mule, and that Huntress should stow Superman in the jet for now.Still irritated with his antics, Power Girl asks him whether he trusts her or if he’s taking her because he does happen to have another Kryptonite ring on himself as insurance.
Is he smirking because he has another ring? Because he’s fucking with her? Or is he just happy to be by her titties?
Huntress can’t believe how her not-dad treats her not-Godfather here. Shortly after they leave, Clark begins to come to and, apparently, being a normal human being is the WORST.
An unknown metahuman appears in the sky nearby and Huntress tells Clark to take cover. He asks if she’s kidding.
This dude with a target on his head and over his solar plexus appears and pretty much tells them all what they did and how to cause Power Girl’s powers to go all wonky.
Dude is tough, still stronger than normal even after Helena hits him with an exploding crossbow bolt. The fact surprises Helena for some reason, in this world where every fifth person is a super villain and this particular dude flew to you to start wailing on y’all.
Luckily, she’s able to use his awkward combination of super strength and poor combat skills and bad balance to her advantage, and is able to knock his bitch ass out with a kick to the face.
Over with Batman and Power Girl in the villain’s country of New Gamorra, because biblical references to town destroyed for their wickedness aren’t a red flag AT ALL, Batman tries to tell PG how she’s gonna roll in there as Karen Starr, since they know her secret ID anyways and that somehow won’t be a giveaway. She, however, is still not having it or his attitude in general.
Batman just let’s her go like a dude who knows EXACTLY how his pals are going to act after their fifth Jaeger Bomb and has no control over the night or their ensuing mug shots and criminal records. Instead, he heads for the sewers, to tap directly into their systems via pipes and wires and shit, since PG will act as a distraction no matter what she does topside.
Topside, Karen is still pissed.
But, as she approaches the boss-man, she’s shocked to find out his identity. The man behind this whole scheme is the Earth Prime of her briefly-boyfriend from Earth 2, Ken Somethingeoranother, son of a diplomat and young would-be hero who done got blowed up on Earth 2, as seen in the World’s Finest Annual #01.
He tells her that he’s really sorry about the whole mess of her powers, that her haywire abilities were the unfortunate side effect of a series of experiments being performed by the people of New Gamorra which, once again, doesn’t ring any bells or set off any alarms.
Meanwhile, unwilling to stay on the sidelines, Clark and Helena are using terrible pseudonyms and costumes which they apparently had already had stowed in the Bat Jet, plus to advantage of being WHITE in an Asian country and so totally sticking right the fuck out (but then, I’m still not sure about Ken because he’s white in WF and Asian in BS) to operate as civilians to solve some shit right under the noses of the general populace of New Gamorra.
So, as Batman is looking around underground and in secret rooms and shit, Karen is allowing herself to be led around by her feelings of puppy love for this dude who they pretty much know to be the villain, and who’s double she only knew for the span of a couple of hours back on Earth 2 anyways!
As Karen is amazed at the appearance of her home planet, at the fact that the big rock is still floating there in space, Batman makes a supremely creepy discovery.
Finally, Karen’s brain kicks in as Ken starts to wax on about the miracles he’s been able to make since reading her genetics, etc.
Karen scoffs at his threats, saying that there’s no way that he would stop her. He, of course, isn’t concerned about that. Like every villain in plan one of evil plan revelation, he’s got his surprise ready to go.
Batman rushes to her aid, hopefully actually sporting that Kryptonite ring that he was vaguely threatening her with earlier.
Meanwhile, this might be the most ridiculous closing panel ever. While Karen and Bruce are WAY the fuck outmatched by dozens of beings who would individually at least give Karen a hard time to wrangle in, Clark and Helena’s big dilemma is… Illegal immigration.
So… I mean, they’re not in Arizona. Helena’s gonna punch this bro out and toss his unconscious body into a shrub while Clark gently chastises her and they continue to take photos, probably ending up with them either caught by a small cadre of armed guards and detained or uncovering yet another disturbing discovery. I mean, I’m guessing, but I’m sure it has to be getting weirder as the crossover continues.
Actually… It’s gotta be something about Earth 2.
It’s mentioned in the May solicits and everything that Earth 2 is still a thing.
So… Unfortunately, we actually do have to wait for the next chapter, now, but we’ve gotten a pretty solid start. This nano bot shit came out of nowhere, and it’s probably bad news that Clark has contracted robo-crabs from his parallel Earth cousin, since they can still probably read his whole life even while his own powers are being suppressed.
Hopefully this won’t just be “Karen’s Got A Problem, Now Clark’s Got a Problem, Now It’s Back Over To Karen, And So On!” But I will say that this issue and it’s preceding chapter in “Batman/Superman” are by far superiour to the usual stuff we’ve been seeing from “World’s Finest” on it’s own, at least for the past several months.
Let’s hope it gets even better.
Until next chapter!
Since both of these issues were released this week, and since they are a much anticipated crossover event, I’m going to review them both today. Look out for World’s Finest #20 in a couple of hours.
This is the first issue of Batman/Superman that I’ve picked up since it’s New 52 relaunch. The writing so far is pretty damn good, and I’m kind of in love with the artwork. Plus the dynamic between Superman and Batman is kind of fun in an odd-couple kind of way. Given the distrustful nature of the New 52 in general, and the relative newness of these characters and their relationships in this universe, I can definitely appreciate this. Plus the writing for Helena and Karen is fucking spot on for two twenty-something besties.
On to the comic.
We pick up with Huntress trapped in the Batcave by Batman. He surmises that she’s only about seventeen (<–WHAT?!) and is surprised because she moves like a Robin, which I guess is a thing. She tells him her story, that she’s his daughter from an alternate universe.
She tells him that everything was groovy until Darksaid appeared and rent shit asunder. She tells him that she’s certain that everyone has died.
Batman being Batman, he’s not particularly willing to believe her story right away, but then some cosmic type shit happens and he’s hit with an image of himself facing alternate versions of himself.
Not able to deal with feeling feelings, he does the only logical thing outside of eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and/or downing a fifth of scotch.
I imagine that daddy Bruce must have won a lot of teenaged arguments and gotten her to stick to a pretty regular bedtime that way.
He starts to look through his system and tries to make sense of her story in the context of his world and his experience, and she soon joins him because, let’s face it, she’s probably built up a hell of an immunity to all kinds of sedatives based on my assumptions of Batman’s parenting skills, particularly combined with Catwoman’s certain efforts to playfully undermine him at every turn.
She shows him surveillance and satellite footage of Power Girl and they aim to intercept her as her powers continue to go wonky. She asks if they’re going to call in Superman, since he and Batman are the World’s Finest drinking buddies.
He says that Superman is too reckless and that they shouldn’t tell him Jack shit. Huntress isn’t so fond of the mentality.
Karen overhears their whole conversation, even mid overpowered rampage and offers her friend some sage advice.
So, usually giving advice gleaned from movies isn’t the best idea, but it’s a totally legitimate genre to quote when your whole life is within the pages of a comic book. Either way, though, Helena’s not listening and Karen’s going ladyballs out crazy.
And just as disaster strikes and all seems lost, entre Superman to save a little brown boy and his dog from being turned to ashes… But not to provide food or shelter or water or medicine or to help provide any kind of economic support, of course. I mean, Batman could totally make that shit happen, but that’d make for a totally different comic and a for some reason less compelling hero.
But I digress.
Batman starts telling Superman what he needs to do and Helena gives Karen some directions as well, and both fucking Kryptonians flat out fucking ignore their Bat-Family counterparts.
The disaster averted, the crew sits Karen down and tries to figure out what to do next. Superman takes the lead here and once again dismisses Batman since he is, after all, a little bit of a douchebag.
After quoting Aladdin, he whisks her away to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where there is an inexplicable outcropping of rock for them to sit on, and he urges her to relax. She lets out a massive ejection of energy and says that it felt like a huge sneeze or a really good cry.
While the Super-People explore their emotions, the Bat-People get their shit done. Huntress and Batman are able to nail down a place and a dude from which the stuff that’s causing PG’s meltdown is coming.
They head to this Asian country to infiltrate a fancy shindig being conveniently held at that exact moment and in the home and apparent lair of the evil Asian es-boyfriend. Enter Bruce Wayne, jet-setting billionaire playboy.
She causes a scene and slips away when their host tends to Bruce’s lightly dinged ego. She hacks into their computers and uncovers… Something. Basically, shit isn’t going to end well Karen the way that things are going. Superman overhears them.
They see that Karen is, apparently, going to detonate! Batman urges Superman to get away from her, that he shouldn’t be in her proximity when she blows. But he’s not about to let her go through this by herself because he’s Superman, and he’s actually acting like it in a New 52 book for once!
The Bat-People are helpless to watch as Superman once again dismisses their orders, and Karen is at risk of ‘sploding.
And this is how the issue ends! The both of them going kaflooey. A potentially TERRIBLE occurrence. What will our heroes do?! How will they get out of this one?!
Well… Just pick up the next issue, World’s Finest #20, since it also came out this week.
SPOILER ALERT: They’re fine. Solicits continue on through May, guys. Even if they die… This is comics.
Check back this evening for our review of World’s Finest #20 and the second chapter in the crossover event!
Adam Driver who is currently on the show Girls is in talks to play the villain in the new upcoming Star Wars movie.
“Sources tell Variety that while no deal is done yet, the “Girls” actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader.”
They would have signed him earlier but they had to make sure there would be no scheduling conflicts. Michael Fassbender (young Magneto) and Joel Kinnaman were also in talks for this role. Right now the studio is doing their best to keep everything under wraps for now. Lena Durham might have tweeted some support for her co-star.
Right now Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling might be talks to play Luke Skywalkers son Ben Skywalker.
Nothing is official right now, so lets not get our hopes up yet. I don’t watch Girls so I am not familiar with Adam Driver. I am more curious about the character being in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. I am wondering if that mean he will be one of Vader’s apprentices? Vader had a few apprentices during his time, so there is a few to choose from. I doubt he will be Darth Caedus, it would make no sense to use that character this early on.
I guess we will see as more information comes out, otherwise we have to wait until December 2015.
Netflix has joined with Marvel/Disney and the Governor Cuomo of New York for a new series. The series will start filming in New York this summer and Governor Cuomo is hoping that it will welcome addition by adding more jobs and revenue to the city. The series will focus on the four defender characters; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist since all four of them are the heroes of Hells Kitchen.
How it will work is each character will get 13 hour-long episode just about them. These will eventually lead into a Defenders series, it should equal out to about 60 episodes in total exclusively with Netflix. The first part of the series will star Daredevil, I guess they are trying make people forget about that horrible Ben Affleck one.
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” – Alan Fine the President of Marvel Entertainment
I have to say I am kind of excited for this, it will be a live action and since they are filming in New York they are at least trying to keep the location authentic. I am hoping that by doing that they will keep the stories authentic as well.
“This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.” – Alan Fine
It will be nice to have a superhero series that can be watch on our own time instead making sure we tune in every Tuesday or Wednesday. Granted DVR makes that possible but it is different with Netflix, Netflix can go anywhere with you, you can watch episode on the commute to work or school. It is nice to be able to binge watch an entire season instead on having to deal with hiatus and wait for a new episode every week.
The new series is set to air on Netflix on 2015.
Have you heard the latest Spiderman rumor? Sony is planning to release a new Spiderman movie every year. I know there were already talks of possibly doing four Spiderman movies with Andrew Garfield. Is that what they are talking about?
No, Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal has confirmed that they are working on releasing spin-off movies about Venom and the Sinister Six.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I remember Venom from Spiderman 3 (yes, I know we would all like to forget that movie ever existed), well Venom was not well written. Maybe with a new writing team Venom might be done in a better way but I just don’t know how a Venom movie on its own is going to do. Venom is an interesting character since it can exist on anyone, mainly Eddie Brock. I am not sure if it would be a Venom origin story or if it will Venom life after Spiderman kind of thing.
They are also working on developing a Sinister Six movie, which is teased to in the Amazing Spiderman 2 trailers. The Sinister Six consists of; Doctor Octopus, Sandman (another failed character from Spiderman 3), Electro, the Vulture, Mysterio, and Kraven. A movie done from the point of view of the villains would actually be fascinating since that has never been done before. I am not sure how this movie would not include Spiderman in some way because these are known Spiderman villains.
It has already been announced that Alex Katzman who wrote Star Trek will direct Venom. The Cabin in the Wood’s writer/director Drew Goddard will write the Sinister Six movie, he might also direct it.
I am not sure how I feel about this; it really feels like they are trying to compete with Disney. Disney has, been doing a great job of releasing a new Marvel movie every year. I am not sure how well that is going to work, I am just not sure Sony is going to be able to achieve the same success that Disney has had with it. Disney is special; they can do things most other normal pictures houses cannot do. Sony would probably just be better off doing the Spiderman movies and leaving it there.
What do you think, will a Venom and Sinister Six movies succeed or will they fail?