WONDER WOMAN Movie Review Jun01

WONDER WOMAN Movie Review

Wonder Woman I really like Wonder Woman a lot, as I wrote about HERE Just back from the opening night of Wonder Woman and I loved every minute of the film. From the opening with Diana getting a package from a friend and then fading to her origin to the very end of the movie with her jumping into action again. Lilly Aspell played Diana as a child and was so good, her posture and expressions foreshadow who she will become. I also loved Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, strong and wise and regal. Robin Wright was Diana’s Aunt, Antiope and played the role beautifully. The Diana becoming Wonder Woman part was a nice blend of things taken from the...

Wonder Woman And Me May31

Wonder Woman And Me

My first exposure to Wonder Woman was in the late sixties when I first started reading comics.  I knew her as a member of the Justice League of America and when I had my own money and started buying comics in the early seventies I did pick up Wonder Woman on occasion. I’ve always enjoyed the character but when I started reading comics she was going through a phase without her powers and no costume. Rereading this years later I enjoyed it but as an eight year old it wasn’t what I was looking for.  As years went by comics evolved and of course so did Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman of today has been shaped by many writers and artists over her...

Review of SCOOBY APOCALYPSE

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE, Volume 1 DC Comics This new, updated version of the beloved team of mystery solvers is put together by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis with art by Howard Porter. The talent here shows they are taking it serious. And serious it is, the world could be ending! In this updated version, Daphne and Fred are pals from college. And while they are great friends, Daphne keeps reminding Fred that’s all it is. Daphne, a former big time TV reporter, now has her own show looking into mysteries that runs on The Knitting Channel with Fred as her cameraman. Velma and Shaggy work for a secret lab that has plans to change the world. Plans that...

Free Comic Book Day Is Saturday

Every spring we kick off our leaving the house into the warmer weather with a trip to C2E2 in Chicago. It’s a wonderful weekend celebration of comics and pop culture.  It is very quickly followed by what has become a Jordan holiday, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (click through the link for their home page). Hundreds of stores across the US will be giving away comic books this Saturday. The goal is of course promotion, bring new people to comic book stores and bring in new readers to comics.  And I think it does do this though how well I can’t say. I do know I love going out and seeing so many people enjoying the comic stores and comics...

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends Apr01

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends

Aquaman, Arthur Curry, gets a bum rap, usually from people who haven’t read the comic, or at least have not read much of the comic. Typically, the jokes involve talking to fish or not being out of water very long. I also think a lot of it comes from the Aquaman cartoon and his portrayal in Super Friends. The cartoons were aimed at kids under ten so of course all the heroes on these shows were simplified. The recent Brave and The Bold cartoons, while awesome, probably didn’t help much with the general take on the King of Atlantis. While being a hero and good in a fight he was also given a gregarious demeanor. I liked it and laughed out loud...