Even with the Rotten Tomatoes score, I wasn’t ready for this. Wonder Woman is a revelation. We now have a new standard bearer for what a superhero movie can do. There are no spoilers here, obviously. The movie just came out last night! Everyone needs to see this and experience for themselves just how inspiring a comic book movie can be. Marvel, and the world, need take notice too. DC’s cinematic comic book universe has arrived and Wonder Woman is their flagship hero, carrying both the DCEU forward and the possible potential for all comic book movies. Finding what I did in watching Wonder Woman was the most incredible surprise. And you deserve that surprise too! So I’m not talking spoilers but I will speak of the film thematically and speak to how it managed to move me so profoundly. Continue reading
Okay…this is a big one. This is a post I never thought I’d write. The simple idea of saying I’ve come to love DC comics more than Marvel comics is something that makes the seven-year-old version of myself cringe and feel betrayed. It’s something that the thirty-four-year-old version of me has a hard time believing too. But…here we are. I couldn’t hold back any longer. This is just something I have to say. Are you ready? Continue reading
David and I went to see The LEGO Batman Movie tonight! This post isn’t going to be a review though (so no need to fear spoilers). Rather, it’s personal reflection on why this was a perfect example of the right movie at the right time for me. Yes, I’m already going to call it – this will be the best D.C. movie of the year, no contest. Heck, I’ll confidently say this was the best D.C. movie since 2008’s The Dark Knight! But that wasn’t what I was thinking about as I watched it nor is that what I’m thinking about now. Rather I just keep thinking, “Wow, I really needed this.” Continue reading
Granted, I don’t write about DC often on this site. Yet just because Marvel has always held my heart doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy DC’s characters in their own way. Nor does it mean I don’t spend time thinking about them. In fact, Superman is one of the heroes who most often rattles around in my head. There is a story I’ve always wanted to see, a struggle that’s uniquely Superman’s. And I think about it all the time. Continue reading
Guest Writer – Andrew
While I have enjoyed a lot of the DC Rebirth process to date there are two releases so far that for me tower far above the rest of the titles. Those two books are Red Hood and the Outlaws and Batgirl. Indeed if I were forced to pick just two DC books each month then (with some reluctance, especially at not being able to throw Green Lanterns in too) it would be those two as things stand. Continue reading
Guest Writer: Andrew
The last time I wrote for My Comic Relief it was to do a brief assessment of the Rebirth process following the first 6 or 7 weeks of titles. So how are things shaping up since then? Well we’ve had some new titles, and in the main there has been a continuation of strong first issues for the new series. Here’s a further update, with a focus on new appearances to the comic shop shelves since my last post.