Justice League: Dark – Review Feb27

Justice League: Dark – Review...

Are you a fanboy or fangirl who misses NBC’s short lived series about DC’s magical bad boy John Constantine? Then you need to get your hands on the recently released Justice League: Dark, DC’s latest offering from their animated film division. Constantine lead Matt Ryan returns to voice the character, who is the focal point of a new group of magic-based heroes brought together by Batman to deal with a problem out of the Justice League’s wheelhouse. Ryan brings all the charm that he brought to the live action series to this voiceover work. He is definitely the standout in this movie and I am hoping this is not the last time we find him voicing Constantine. The movie borrows from the early issues of the New 52 comics series Justice League: Dark. The team includes fan favorites like Zatanna, Deadman and Etrigan the Demon, and more obscure heroes like Black Orchid too. The screenplay was written by legendary Justice League writer J.M. DeMatteis, and directed by DC Animation all-star Jay Oliva. Right there, you know DeMatteis is bringing both great humor and great drama to the script and Oliva is bringing the insanely well choreographed fight scenes that he’s known for. Neither gentleman disappointed. It’s interesting watching this movie with its more mystical fight scenes. I feel like this is out of Jay Oliva’s usual domain, which usually leans heavily on martial arts. Producer James Tucker continues to prove why he was Bruce Timm’s rightful heir to the DC Animation throne. The worldbuilding that started in Justice League: War continues here, with a huge leap in characters this time. Most Justice League movies give us one or two new characters, but this movie gives us a whole squad (and brings in John Stewart briefly too!). Characters like Zatanna...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 48 – Blue Beetle and Booster Gold Return!...

Billy and Dave are back from Thanksgiving and ready to talk comics! The guys preview new comics coming out on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, including the return of the Blue and Gold team, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, in Justice League 3000 #12! Billy and Dave also once again play the $20 budget game, giving you their picks on what to pick up if you only had $20 to spend on new comics this week. Plus, comic reviews and Star Wars Episode VII thoughts! http://ia601406.us.archive.org/6/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode48/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2048.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Booster Gold Futures End, Comixology and a Hint of the Return of the Pre-Flashpoint DCU?...

Is DC Comics hinting at a return of the pre-Flashpoint DCU? First we got the announcement that the the Giffen/DeMatteis versions of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle were retuning in the pages Justice League 3000. This was met with overwhelmingly positive fan reaction. Then, on the final page of Superman: Doomed #2, we see shattered fragments of reality that are definitely not of Earth 0 in the New 52. Superman with his trunks on the outside, the 1980s Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans team in their 1980s outfits and the classic JSA, with a very pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths looking Huntress. None of the characters in the shards on this page are in their New-52 costumes. And now we noticed that on Comixology, Booster Gold Futures End #1 is filed under the pre-Flashpoint Booster Gold series!   Booster Gold Futures End #1 is also filed this way in DC’s own web store! While this isn’t an in-story hint, it is potentially very telling.  DC and Comixology could have easily given this Booster Gold comic a new volume. What makes this doubly interesting is that Booster Gold Futures End #1 is the first pre-Flashpoint that DC has published since the start of the New 52. Even Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc. was forced to renumber and restart with a new volume in the New 52 (and don’t even get us started on the pre-Flashpoint continuity errors that riddled that book). It’s been rumored in the past that the New-52 Booster Gold might remember the pre-Flashpoint DCU, because he was outside the timestream when Flashpoint occurred. Is Booster Gold the key unlocking the door to DC’s past? What do you think? Is DC hinting at the return of the pre-Flashpoint DCU? Written by Billy Henehan. Research by Dave...