With "Wonder Woman 1984" arriving June 5, the Amazing Amazon should have a good year. Heck, she's already having a really impressive month!
January saw the release of three important books starring Hippolyta's favorite daughter. That's really unusual for Wonder Woman. While technically part of DC Comics' "trinity" of important and long-running ...Read more
So "Crisis on Infinite Earths" has wrapped up. How's everyone doing? Jazzed about that ending? Tired of all the whinging over Oliver Queen's death? Wondering why The CW scheduled a five-week break between episodes 3 and 4?
That's pretty much my takeaway. But I also took away a ton of notes about the cameos, comics references and funny dialogue....Read more
Last year ended with a bang -- a big bang, really -- of Geek TV.
The clutch of shows released in the last month or so is just a prologue for the avalanche of genre television announced for 2020; I count more than 80 genre shows (supposedly) airing this year. A great many will probably get delayed until 2021, but still, it's an impressive list. ...Read more
This year is one of the leanest for genre movies in some time, with "only" eight movies based on superhero comics. There's still plenty to watch, though, including some classic monsters and James Bond. Here's what I'm eagerly anticipating:
-- Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Feb. 7): Harleen Quinzel is ...Read more
The first three episodes of "Crisis on Infinite Earths" have arrived on The CW, part of the five-episode crossover featuring characters from "Arrow," "Batwoman," "Black Lightning," "The Flash," "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Supergirl." It has lived up to its promise as the biggest TV crossover ever done -- in characters, scale and ambition -- but ...Read more
New graphic novels come out all year long, but they take on extra significance during the holiday season. Here are a few that crossed my desk recently that could find a place on your gift list:
"Chasing Echoes" (Humanoids, $19.95): Will Eisner's "A Contract with God" and Art Spiegelman's "Maus" are significant milestones in the creation of the ...Read more
'Tis the season of Thanksgiving, and as it happens, I do have a lot of people to thank. The public relations folks I deal with all the time are often unknown to the public, but they make my column, and the work of many another ink-stained wretch, orders of magnitude better. Let's do some shout-outs:
Thanks to Anthony Blackwood of Marvel Comics....Read more
"Dawn of X" has arrived at Marvel Comics, and the morning light has revealed the contours of a new world for the X-Men.
Here's how it began: Back in July, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman launched two related, six-issue miniseries: "House of X," and "Powers of X." Despite starring the X-Men, both books were pronounced as if the "X" in each ...Read more
I'm talking about the streaming wars. Yes, they've been going on for quite a while: behind-the-scenes rumors, buyouts, public announcements, cancellations, transplants, some actual premieres, the works. But it's really begun now, because two heavyweights have taken the field: Apple and Disney.
(Also, "it's begun" is a really cool ...Read more
How do you find your voice?
It's a question that each of us must answer on our own, usually in adolescence. But when you're a 13-year-old Dinah Lance, it has a more literal meaning, because her voice is the famous sonic weapon used by the superhero Black Canary. That's the concept behind the latest outstanding young adult graphic novel from DC ...Read more
The Geek-O-Tron 1000 News Ticker has been working overtime. Let's take a look at the whats, and then discuss the whos, whys, wheres and the sometimes how muches of the latest developments:
ITEM: "Cloak & Dagger" Smothered and Knifed!
Yep, after two seasons on Freeform, the show starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, adapted from Marvel Comics...Read more