WonderCon 2011: DC Comics unveils plans for RETRO ACTIVE comic books

SUPERMAN Issue 349 | ©1980 DC Comics

After the DC Nation panel during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco on Friday, the editors, writers and artists from the publisher announced that they will be rolling out a new series of comics under the label of RETRO ACTIVE. This will include ’70s, ’80s and ’90s versions of the Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and Green Lantern. These comics will be written by classic writers and artists that will return to the interpretations that they were best known for. Each comic will be one-shots and pay homage to these different generations of heroes. The artists and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SUPER

SUPER movie poster | ©2011 IFC Midnight

Rating: R Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion Writer: James Gunn Director: James Gunn Distributor: IFC Midnight Release Date: April 1, 2011 There is nothing whatsoever wrong with being part of a subgenre. For example, despite the existence of ALIEN, it’s perfectly possible to make a terrific new movie about scary extraterrestrials – which SUPER writer/director James Gunn actually did a few years back with his horror comedy SLITHER. Gunn’s new film SUPER fits into the non-super-powered superhero genre. The giant monolith in this field is obviously BATMAN, but SUPER belongs to an even smaller […]Read On »

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The X List: Catwoman of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: 5 Things You Need To Know

Catwoman is eyeing you. | ©2011 DC Comics.

Well, now we know: The two villains that will square off against Christian Bale’s gravelly-voiced Gotham City crusader in the third Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman film DARK KNIGHT RISES will be Catwoman (purrfect) and Bane (snap!) played by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively. With a fan base not only devoutly dedicated to the many years of continuity in the Bat-comics, but impressed by Nolan’s unique, some might even say pseudo-realistic take on the surreal shenanigans of the cowled one and his extensive rogues’ gallery, how exactly do you handle reintroducing both of these antagonists in a way sure to please […]Read On »

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The X List: Bane of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – 5 Things You Need To Know

Bane barrels toward movie stardom. | ©2011 DC Comics.

Well, now we know: The two villains that will square off against Christian Bale’s gravelly-voiced Gotham City crusader in the third Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman film DARK KNIGHT RISES will be Catwoman (purrfect) and Bane (snap!) played by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively. With a fan base not only devoutly dedicated to the many years of continuity in the Bat-comics, but impressed by Nolan’s unique, some might even say pseudo-realistic take on the surreal shenanigans of the cowled one and his extensive rogues’ gallery, how exactly do you handle reintroducing both of these antagonists in a way sure to please […]Read On »

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CD Review: BATMAN RETURNS: LIMITED EDITION soundtrack (3500 edition)

Batman Returns soundtrack | ©2010 La La Land Records

Few composers have more fun unleashing their devilishly twisted side like Danny Elfman, especially when longtime collaborator Tim Burton truly lets his creativity go bats**t. But if one film takes that cake in their always-eccentric pairings, then it would be the shining piece of comic book coal called BATMAN RETURNS. Sure their first BATMAN was dark, but no one expected the moral bestiality that would result from the pairing of The Bat, The Cat and The Penguin, a ménage a trois complete with whip-wielding S & M, intended child homicide and a very bloody nose- all prancing about to the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Anne Hathaway leathers down for Catwoman in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Anne Hathaway in VALENTINE'S DAY | ©2010 Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. announced today that Anne Hathaway will strap on the leather to play Selena Kyle, aka Catwoman in the Christopher Nolan directed THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Frankly, it couldn’t be a better fit. She’s got the feline grace and the acting chops to pull it off. Meanwhile, Tom Hardy’s role in the movie has been confirmed too. He’s playing the villainous Bane. You’d think Warner’s would have split the two announcements, but hey, at least we have an idea and a direction of where the new Nolan film is heading. What do you think? Love the choices? Hate them? […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE CAPE – Season 1 – ‘Pilot’ – Series Premiere

David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season One | ©2011 NBC/Paul Drinkwater

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, James Frain, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott Writer: Tom Wheeler Director: Deran Serafian Network: NBC, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: January 9, 2011 In all of the recent incarnations of TV superheroes, some sort of powers have come into play. The rights to BATMAN being tied up as they are at another studio, writer Tom Wheeler has come up with a new completely human hero, the Cape, who fights crime in fictitious Palm City. Of course, the Cape wasn’t always the Cape. He started out, and remains in his heart, Vince Faraday (David Lyons), loving […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: John Wirth puts on THE CAPE and reveals what Season 3 of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES would have been

David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC Universal

In the new superhero series THE CAPE (which debuts tonight on NBC at 9:00 EST), David Lyons stars as Vince Faraday, a loving family man and police detective whose honesty gets him framed and left for dead. Unable to resurface publicly for fear that his wife and son will be harmed, Vince is taken in by a circus-cum-criminal enterprise run by magician Max Malini (Keith David). Besides sheltering Vince, Max teaches the newcomer how to wield a surprisingly versatile cape, as well as other sleights of hand that are very useful when reinventing oneself as a crime fighter based on […]Read On »

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The X List: WHICH VILLAINS/HEROES WILL OR WON’T APPEAR IN THE NEW ‘BATMAN’ MOVIE ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?’

© 2008 Warner Bros./THE DARK KNIGHT movie poster

Ever since THE DARK KNIGHT became a pop culture powerhouse of a comic book movie with over a billion box office dollars worldwide, fans have eagerly awaited the third installment in Christopher Nolan’s unique Bat-vision. Now that we know the title – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – the question is: Who will the bad guy(s) be? Which supporting characters will reprise their roles? And will the Boy Wonder ever rear his holier-than-thou head? We’ve compiled a list of five likely co-stars for the cowled one, and five almost certain no-shows. We know how much our readers love to debate every […]Read On »

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