The future of DC’s film and television content, or at least the first phase, has been laid out. It’s not that exciting for me, perhaps it will play out better for you. While I am not the type to just write something off upon initial word about a project, there just wasn’t much that captured my imagination. The closest thing would have to be the “Creature Commandos“. Although, I prefer my team of CC to be kicking Nazi butt, I will give it a whole-hearted shot.
The Creature Commandos are a fictional DC Comics team of military superhumans originally set in World War II. The original team was introduced in Weird War Tales #93 (November 1980), created by J. M. DeMatteis and Pat Broderick. The team was composed of a human team leader, a werewolf, a vampire, a Frankenstein’s monster, and a gorgon.
The Justice League team up books with the Justice Society were always a favorite of mine. Even when I was a youngling and didn’t really grasp alternate universes, I enjoyed the action-packed pages with all the strange and new superheroes. My first exposure to the Quality Comics’ heroes, The Freedom Fighters, came from the pages of the Justice League of America. Read about this epic team-up from JLA #159 from Tom Brevoort.
I was also able to pick up the new issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA at the 7-11 as well. This was the first half of the yearly team-up with the Justice Society of America of Earth-2, which was something I always looked for ward to (even though these stories often got crowded with far […]
When I watch movies, I don’t expect anything more than to be entertained. Expecting some life altering experience, or an Oscar worthy work of art isn’t on my radar. Nor do I judge the merits of a book or game to film on how exact it adheres to the source material. No… I just want to unplug and have fun. I used to care about some of those things in the past, but no longer. Now I celebrate the differences between the X-Men comics and the X-Men movie. Back in the day I was pretty insufferable about my dislike of the un-sameness of the two. Yeah, I was one of those snobby nerds. Until I woke up and decided to embrace the concept of the Multiverse and enjoy everything for what it was, and if I didn’t like a thing, I wouldn’t talk about it. Well… trivial things that don’t have a social or political impact. Those things I’ll openly speak about when I am needed to.
This brings us to Shazam. Both my spouse and I really enjoyed the first one and have watched it a few times. This looks like that but cranked up to eleven! I am sure there are some purists out there who will find a long list of things to crap on, but this trailer is telling me that for roughly two hours we shall be entertained. What more can I ask. I mean other than calling the character Captain Marvel… I do miss that aspect 😉
There have been plenty of video essays on the Superman / Captain Marvel legal battle, and quite a few about the different eras of Marvelman. The legalities of Marvelman / Miricleman is a fascinating story. I still have yet to read one story with the character, with either name, but the early stuff interests me to a degree. Nothing against Moore, but I’d like to see where the similarities between MM and Captain Marvel lie.