"Titans" is back on the DC Universe streaming service, raising questions for those among us who aren't experts in the history of DC Comics. Fortunately, Captain Comics is here to answer those questions!
Q: "Trigon," the first episode of "Titans" season 2, felt more like the end of a season than the beginning of one. Why is that?
A: Because "...Read more
A few weeks back, DC Comics promised to bring a long-abandoned, fan-favorite super-team back to its pages, and sure enough, the Legion of Super-Heroes reappeared in all its old (and updated) glory on Aug. 28.
And they've done it again. On the same week that the Legion returned, DC re-introduced another long-abandoned, fan-favorite super-team. ...Read more
If you're a genre fan, Disney+ is going to get your money.
The new streaming channel doesn't launch until Nov. 12, but the House of Mouse held its biennial D23 Expo Aug. 23-25 with enough juicy announcements to make Lockjaw salivate. Disney+ will have both new and legacy content from all its major brands -- Disney, LucasFilms (Star Wars), ...Read more
The just-ended, comics-based shows "iZombie" and "Swamp Thing" have three things in common:
1. Both just aired their series finales.
2. Both were uncommonly entertaining for most of their runs.
3. Both ended in a clumsy, rushed manner.
Writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred launched "iZombie" in 2010 at Vertigo, a DC Comics imprint,...Read more
You might have noticed that it's hard to find heroes in Amazon Prime's new series, "The Boys," which dropped July 26. A look at the source material shows that this is by design.
"The Boys" began as a comic book series at WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics, in 2006. After six issues, though, the anti-superhero slant -- and no doubt the over-the-...Read more
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced the entire lineup for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe July 20 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. While he piled surprise atop surprise, comics fans may have had a sense of deja vu.
Let's explore the new Marvel slate to see why:
1) "Black Widow" (May 1, 2020): The movie is set after...Read more
DC Comics is reviving the Legion of Super-Heroes with some pretty big names. And, judging by the reaction on the internet, it's going to make a legion of readers pretty happy.
The Legion isn't among DC's best-known properties, and its existence is more a testament to fan enthusiasm than editorial planning. But that enthusiasm launched one of ...Read more
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" was a whiz-bang, crowd-pleaser of a movie. But, as usual with a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, there are elements with long, unmentioned histories in Marvel Comics. So with a hearty "Spoilers ahoy," let's dig down on some of them:
EARTH, AIR, FIRE AND WATER
The "four elements" of ancient Greek have a long, deep ...Read more
So just who is this Mysterio guy in "Spider-Man: Far From Home"? Let's go the Sacred Texts of the Nerd Canon to find out!
Mysterio first appeared in "Amazing Spider-Man" in 1964, in the 13th issue. That proved to be anything but unlucky, as that was the launch of a long career for the master of illusions.
The issue opened with Spider-Man ...Read more
The comics ticker is rattling away with news -- good, bad and uncertain:
FLASH! Fans of DCUniverse.com, the DC Comics streaming service, have had reasons to be nervous of late. But Comic-Con International: San Diego has given them reason for hope (maybe).
Despite the apparent success of its first two live-action shows, DCU's debut of "Swamp ...Read more