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Best of San Diego Comic Con

27 Jul


I did not have the pleasure of attending San Diego Comic Con but I did search the web for news.   Here’s a recap of my favorite out of  SDCC14.

Microsoft unveiled  Trailer for Halo: Nightfall 

The miniseries is a part of the Master chief collection coming to Xbox One.  Showtime is close to a deal with Microsoft for rights to air series on its network.

Fox announced Family Guy Simpsons crossover episode.  Fans of the hit long running shows will be treated to the Griffins visiting Springfield in a episode titled “Simpson Guy”



DC gave us a look at how they plan on taking over television this fall

Starting with CWs Arrow which is now in entering its third season.  Set to premier October 8th.  Arrow is getting a sidekick this season here’s a look at Roy Harper as Arsenal


Heres the trailer for Arrows upcoming third season

Along with Arsenal we have confirmation that Ras Al ghul will be the main villain for Arrow this season.  The Atom and Wildcat will also be showing up. As well as a plenty of characters coming over from the new Flash series.  Both shows will exist in same universe and share characters, stories as well as a two hour crossover event.

Heres a look at The Flash 

Fox has the highly anticipated Gotham which focuses on life in Gotham long before Batman.

NBC nabbed its own hero *Constantine*


AMC showed us what’s to come on season 5 of  The walking dead

DC gave us a closer look at Batman V. Superman with a teaser of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel in a show down.  Heres latest photo of Ben Affleck as Batmanwpid-wp-1406441186744.jpeg


DC also unveiled Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman


Marvel showed footage from Avengers Age of Ultron

imageI dont have any footage of that action but heres a great description from i09.com

We saw a ton of Avengers: Age of Ultron footage, which starts light-hearted. We see the Avengers sitting around trying to untangle the “whosoever is worthy” thing, regarding who gets to hold Thor’s hammer. And they all think it’s a trick, or a circus sideshow.

“If I lift it, do I get to rule Asgard?” Tony asks. And Thor says yes. Tony says he will be fair but firm, and maybe work out the “wench clause.” Tony can’t lift it — even after he puts on an Iron Man glove and gets Rhodey to help him. Soon everybody is trying to lift it — including Bruce Banner, who gets kinda upset — and only Steve Rogers even comes close.

Black Widow doesn’t even want to try lifting it, because “That’s not a question I need answering.”

Tony guess it’s keyed to Thor’s finger prints, or some other biometric, but Thor says the answer is simpler:  “You’re all not worthy.”

Then there’s a ringing sound and they’re all deafened, and Ultron strides into the room, with a crude Avengers logo painted on his slightly misshapen chest. “How could you be worthy? You’re all killers,” Ultron says. “You want to protect the world, but you don’t want to it to change. There’s only one path to peace: your extinction.”

Then a shit ton of robots burst through the wall and attack all of the Avengers, plus Maria Hill.

Then we hear Ultron’s voiceover saying he had a vision of the whole world screaming for mercy, and everybody tangled in it.

And we see glimpses of some city in what looks like Africa being reduced to rubble by an attack. There’s a closeup of Loki’s staff, and everybody looking freaked out on the Quinjet — most of all Bruce Banner, who is holding himself and shaking with a terrified look on his face. People are running everywhere, and the debris is flying like crazy.

Ultron gives a menacing look, as he surveys all the destruction.

io9 breakdown of Avengers age of Ultron footage

Marvel also announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be written and directed by James Gunn heres the trailer for the fim set to hit theaters August 1, 2014

I can’t wait to see this film.  I fell in love with the comic and believe that Guardians of the Galaxy may very well be the sleeper hit of this summers blockbusters.


Choose your weapon wisely

26 Nov

My Top 10 list of Weapons from comic books

10. Daredevils staff: The most awesome part of this weapon its a Cane for the blind that also turns into nun chucks,staff, baton and is  equipped with tons of cable to help the hero swing around New York.  And your impressed by Stevie Wonder Hmmpph!

9. Batarang:  Its a boomerang shaped like a bat what more can I say? batslap the shit out of someone from long range.  Reminds me of my mom when I was a kid before I can finish whatever stupid thing was coming out my mouth I got a slipper POW right on the kisser from like 25 ft away quite impressive.

8. Sai’s: I love this weapon handled both by the ever so sexy yet dangerous assassin Elektra and of course my favorite Ninja turtle Raphael he’s cool, rude and knows how to bust some ass with Sai’s.


7. Freeze gun: Mr. Freeze freeze gun has alway’s been a favorite villain weapon of mine.  I grew up loving Iceman and well Victor Fries figured out away to do it without powers.  He’s a total hit with the kids “icecream get your icescream”.


6. Witchblade: Not only can this ancient gauntlet give you increased physical abilities.  It can create weapons, and body armor, heal the wounded, raise the dead ect.  Its pretty freaking bad ass only problem is if you have a penis you cant use it as it only works for the ladies.

5. Captain Americas shield: Easily the most recognizable weapon in all of the comics is  Steve Rogers shield.  Its virtually indestructible and able to absorb most all energy attacks.  It is great for both defense and on the offensive.  And makes for some great backyard decor during a 4th of July BBQ, just picture serving up some burgers and ribs on that platter.

4. Adamantium claws: Wolverines claws are sick who doesn’t want a pair of those at all times, they are indestructible can tear through just about anything or one who stands in your way.  You’d be a tough guy too if you could heal from all your ass beatings and havethese six sharp friends up your sleeves.  Someone tries skipping you when a new cashier opens up in the supermarket (claws out) “I’m next bub” bet you wont get any arguments there.

3. Ironmans armour:  Tony Stark has all the best toys I love Batman to death but if I could I would alway’s have an Iron suit of armor.  I mean out of all the man made weapons I admire this the most cause it totally turns you into the weapon.  Thank you Stark enterprises now if only we could figure out that bathroom situation and it would be ranked higher.

2. mjolnir: Aka Thors Hammer what more can I say about this sexy tool of destruction.  If your worthy enough to yield its power you take it no questions asked, I mean its from the Gods for petes sake.  So what if you talk all funny like a bad Shakespeare play you can crush anyone who so much as dares to chuckle at ye.

1. Power ring: I rank Green lanterns ring as my number one due to the fact it is pretty much the most powerful weapon I’d want to use.  So much fun could be had with my wacky imagination and yes its only as good as the person wearing it but if someone amazing like Bruce Wayne got a hold of a GL ring imagine what that would be.  Oh my I always wished Hal or one of them other Lanterns said “hey Bats you deserve this more then me your so much better with no powers now lets see what you can do with it”.

Why I miss Saturday mornings. Top 10 toons of my youth

18 Apr

Growing up in the late 80s to mid 90s it was worth waking up Saturday mornings not just for Soultrain but to watch your favorite cartoons. Now with DVR, Netflix, cartoon network etc. it’s just not the same feeling on Saturdays, same goes for the after school tv programming. The quantity of cartoons round the clock has exploded but the quality of animated shows in general has been watered down. Well here’s a reflection of the top ten toons I loved growing up.

10. The real Ghostbusters: Before Ghost hunters there was GhostBusters. Those of us who couldn’t get enough of the movies followed Peter Venkman, Egon, Stan, Winston, slimmer and that hot receptionist in animated version of their Ghost busting adventures.


9. Captain Planet and the planeteers: Captain Planet was fighting pollution before it was cool along with his racially diverse groupies. To this day he has the most epic mullet I’ve ever seen.


8. Mighty Max: He looks like a modern day Dennis the menace but don’t be fooled by his magical backwards hat this show based off the polly pocket toyline was surprisingly good. Teleportation a Viking bodyguard and some kickass action cant go wrong with that.


7. Rugrats: Who didn’t love Tommy Pickles and his gang of babies? It was a cute witty light hearted show full of fun adventures. Sure Nickelodeon tried to milk this hit and spung off a bad “grownup version” but the original is a classic.


6. Batman the animated series: I used to rush home from school to catch this show. Not only is the Dark Knight my favorite comic book character but this was my favorite Super hero show edging out Spiderman and The Xmen. With its gritty stories that followed the comics closely and superb voice acting this was a top notch cartoon.


5. Animaniacs:
A edgy slapstick variety show featured some great characters like the Goodfeathers and Pinky and the brain provided tons of laughs. I have friends still quote them to this day. Animaniacs was hands down the funniest cartoon of my youth.


4. Transformers Beastwars: That’s right I said Beast wars not just any Transformer the greatest series of its franchise. They used cutting edge CGI animation I never saw anything like it. The characters and designs were fresh & creative. Setting the show on a mysterious planet was ballsy and made for some great storylines. Michael Bay wishes his movies could’ve been as good as this cartoon was, and they did it minus his billion dollar budget.


3, Thundercats:
I loved this show, made my parents spend god only knows how much on my Thundercats toys. It could have easily been tops on my list. I want to give Cheetarah a shout out for making animal prints on the ladies a huge turn on.


2. Exposquad: My hidden treasure, most I ask never heard of it but I assure you Exosquad is nothing short of badass. It has a Battlestar galactica feel to it as humans are under attack by there own creations in this case a race called Neosapiens. It’s a intergalactic war for survival, very adult themed, The weapons, vehicle designs and the show in general were well ahead of its time. If you never had the privilege check it out on Hulu thank me later.


1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Greatest cartoon ever! I’m talking the original not that crap they’ve passed off for years calling TMNT, you can never forget your first. We all had our favorite turtle whether Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello or Michaelangelo I remember debating why the others sucked over lunch in the school cafeteria. Then we had our villains Shredder his foot soldiers B-bop and Rocksteady, Krang. It was truly an awesome show I spent countless hours watching then running around imitating. Turtle Power!