Category Archives: DC

She Geek Critique – Bringing the League Together

If you follow me or Geek Watch One, you know I’m a Marvel chick. The Marvel style, characters, stories – it’s just my preference. But this doesn’t mean I hate DC. In fact, as a kid, Marvel and DC were both part of my life and I had a particular fondness for the Justice League. And this past weekend the world finally got to see the team in action on the big screen. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that satisfying.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Bringing the League Together

She Geek Critique – Bam! Pow! Splat!

Whether you’re a fan of the tv shows, the movies or the comic books themselves, you know about the decades-long rivalry between Marvel and DC. Yes, they are obviously competitors in the same market, but it’s always been a little bit more than that. The products they sell may be the same on a basic level, but there’s always been a “mine is better than yours” attitude between the companies and the fans of their work. And for the fans who, like me, love finding out about behind the scenes details, there’s a great new book on the history of these two comic book giants.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Bam! Pow! Splat!

Comics Cosmos – Justice League Extreme

When DC decided to do a reboot of their universe with Rebirth, changes were made across the board. One of the interesting twists was the new version of the Justice League of America. Following the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad miniseries, Rebirth brought together the likes of Black Canary, Vixen… even Lobo.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Justice League Extreme

Comics Cosmos – A Very Kirby 100

This week would have marked the 100th birthday of comic book icon Jack Kirby. For those not as familiar with the history of comics, Kirby was not only an artist, writer and editor, but he created some of the most well-known characters and styles that are still seen in comics today. His first, and biggest, character creation (working with artist Joe Simon) was in 1940: Captain America. Over his career he wrote, drew and/or created dozens of heroes and worked for Marvel and DC, as well as doing freelance work. He was a large part of what Stan Lee dubbed “the Marvel method” of creating comics in a particular style.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – A Very Kirby 100

Gotham Gal West Coast – Harley and the Bats

DCU’s newest film, Batman and Harley Quinn, brings The Caped Crusader, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn together to find Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (aka The Floronic Man). The trio has a limited amount of time to find the couple, as they root out the secret to the bio-restorative compound, which will allow plants to retake the Earth.  Continue reading Gotham Gal West Coast – Harley and the Bats

GW1 Issue 115 – Copious Quantities of Comic-Con

It’s our monthly Malted Meeple issue and our buddy Marcus Calvert decided to join us. By now you’ve heard (and seen) a lot of what came out of Comic-Con International (aka San Diego Comic-Con or SDCC), but we want to make sure you know about some of the cool stuff that was a bit more under the radar. Sure, we have details about the big Marvel and DC properties, but we also have some TV and comicbook news you might have missed. Listen now!    Continue reading GW1 Issue 115 – Copious Quantities of Comic-Con

She Geek Critique – All the Things

Unless you live under a rock (or were vacationing there for the weekend), you know that Comic-Con International (aka San Diego Comic-Con aka SDCC) took place last weekend. It stopped being a true comic convention years ago and is now a pop culture and media convention. Of course, a lot of today’s pop culture is based on comicbook properties, so there’s a full circle thing going on anyway. The fact remains: SDCC is the grand-daddy of comic cons and it’s now where Hollywood lets loose with the vast majority of announcements and surprises for the year in pop culture to come.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – All the Things

Comics Cosmos – Cave Dwellers & Cybernetic Eyes

The first thing to catch your attention about Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye is, obviously, the title. And yes, it’s a factual statement about the main character. But if you pick up the comic you’ll soon find out there’s a lot more to it than an enhanced human character.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Cave Dwellers & Cybernetic Eyes

Best Geeky Finds – Batman & Bill

A couple months ago, not completely paying attention, I noticed the characters’ credit line in the closing credits of Gotham:

“Based on the characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.”

I hadn’t thought much about this at first. Superman is famously created by Siegel & Schuster, so having two creators didn’t strike me as unusual until I picked up a Batman book from the ‘90s and realized that Bob Kane had been the only creator credited in most books.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Batman & Bill

Comics Cosmos – Constantine Lives

Constantine is definitely one of those characters that people either love or hate. He’s a smarmy, smart ass, dark magic Brit looking out for himself who falls into doing the right things for others… and often saving the world from dark forces. The Hellblazer is a comic for those into the paranormal side of heroes – plenty of catastrophes to avert, but no one flying in with a cape flapping behind. Instead, you get a sometimes drunk couch-surfer in a trench coat who just happens to know what he’s doing.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Constantine Lives