I never read comics as a kid, but I knew who the major superheroes were from TV. Batman, Robin, and Batgirl (one of the major inspirations for me studying to be a librarian) I knew from the Adam West series and Michael Keaton movies. Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno were my Hulk. I heard the Spiderman theme everywhere despite knowing nothing about him. Yet the hero I never lost track of was Superman. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – DC Keeps Holding On to Its Hero
Fans of the Man of Steel have been waiting for Krypton since the show was first announced by Syfy more than a year ago. Not a lot has happened in that time, but they are finally getting beyond rumors and general development, announcing actual characters and casting. Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Krypton
Back in November (right here), I talked about how casting can count for so much in a comic book movie, how it really helps when you have actors who look the part when a movie is based on another visual medium like comics. Well, after seeing Batman v Superman last weekend, I stand by my opinion on casting. Continue reading Miss Dawn’s Musings – When Casting Goes Wrong
With Batman ♥ Superman coming to theaters next week, I couldn’t help but ponder whether the epic battle between the two heroes will be anything like Starkid Productions predicted in their 2014 musical Holy Musical B@man! In the musical, after Batman (played by Joe Walker) throws the Joker off the Greater Gotham Bridge, he becomes depressed because the only person who really knew him is now dead. To make things worse, he realizes that Alfred (Chris Allen) has been tricking him into thinking he’s had more friends all his life. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Holy Musical Batman!
Imagine a world where the tale of the Man of Steel is dark. Not like destroying-Metropolis-to-take-down-Zod dark, but Batman dark. A world where Nicholas Cage is Superman (not wanting to be or thinks he is Superman, which I think Cage might already believe, but actual is playing him). Where Chris Rock is Jimmy Olsen. A Pre-“Superman Returns” film with Kevin Spacey as a Lex Luthor/Brainiac hybrid. What kind of Superman movie would this be? One directed by Tim Burton. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – The Death of Superman