Batman 3 is officially a go and already the rumors of who the next villain will be are taking the Internet by storm. There’s no doubt that the Batman movie franchise is in good hands, but characters like Harley Quinn, Catwomen, Penguin, and Riddler – although exciting – are easy choices. And with such a large gallery of rogues to choose from there’s something to be said for hoping the lesser known baddies get the chance to have their proper moment in the sun. Not all villains would fit in Nolan’s style, or deserve to be treated as seriously, but we can think of a couple that would. Even our own choices all have reason why they might not work, which is why we’ll more than likely not see any of the following in the movie; however, were going to root for the little guys anyway.
Could Blackest Night Have Been One Of The Best DC Events Ever?
Blackest Night was DC’s biggest event it it’s 75 year history, and could possibly be DC’s best event ever. It was a huge event with multiple mini-series’, many tie-in issues, promotional products and a build-up beginning with The Sinestro Corps War. It was a huge undertaking for everyone at DC, and the amazing thing is they did it with no delays and virtually no problems in it’s execution. Blackest Night crossed over into many DC titles and DC even decided to add another issue to many canceled titles, which has never been done before. Here are the Top 10 Reasons Blackest Night might just be the greatest DC event of all time:
#10. The Overall Scale of The Event
The main Blackest Night title lasted 8 issues, 9 months with the one month break between 6 and 7. BN was a huge undertaking with all the tie-in’s and mini’s, and DC pulled it off excellently. Blackest Night’s scale is unprecedented, and I think it will be a while until another event reaches the magnitude it has.
#9. The Promotions
DC decided to do the Blackest Night Promotional Rings program, where retailers could purchase bags of lantern corps rings after buying a select number of tie-in issues. The promo was hugely successful, many people even bought multiple copies so they could get more rings. I even have a set of the rings sitting atop my computer monitor that I am extremely happy I bought.
#8. The Possibilities For The Future
Blackest Night not only changed the DCU in unheard of ways, it also left possibilities for the future open wide. There have been more additions to DCU continuity and changes to it that it’s really impossible to tell what direction were headed. The next event, Brightest Day, is a direct result of Blackest Night, and has been referred to as DCU Rebirth. Blackest Night opened the doors, Brightest Day will shove us through them. Lead the way DC, lead the way.
#7. The 5 Year Build Up
This image was one of the very first glimpses we were given of Blackest Night, and readers were instantly hooked. The Sinestro Corps War gave us a taste, and that was enough to have readers buzzing frantically for 5 years straight. It was unknown at the time that Blackest Night would be so huge, and we weren’t even given a glimpse at the first Black Lantern until shortly before the event actually started. There was lot’s of foreshadowing to Blackest Night in both Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps, and if you weren’t actually looking for them, you probably didn’t see them.
#6. The Tie-In’s and Mini-Series’
During Blackest Night, we saw 6 mini-series’ and 29 tie-in issues, including the individual issues added to the resurrected titles. The most popular mini was the Batman one, although all of them were successful. The mini’s served to show certain character’s BN experience while not crossing over into their core titles, so they wouldn’t interrupt their storylines. The reach BN had over the rest of the DCU is unprecedented, and will most likely not be surpassed for a while.
#5. The Impact On The Rest Of The DCU
The effects of Blackest Night will be felt for years and will be long-lasting, I guarantee that much. Many characters lost their lives, many were resurrected, and many have had changes in their situations. This event was hugely emotional for many characters, and it’s a sure thing they will never be able to think of their dead loved ones without remembering the Blackest Night. Blackest Night was not only a huge event for us, but the DCU will probably never fully recover from recent events.
#4. The Marketing Campaign
As Blackest Night was getting closer, we began to see more and more advertisements regarding it. The DC Nation features at the back of every DC issue featured ads for it, and DC even put an “Inside The Blackest Night” featurette on the Green Lantern: First Flight DVD and Blu-Ray. Ads like the one featured above arose, featuring the first glimpses at the way the Black Lanterns would appear, and featured Firestorm, Aquaman, Superman of Earth-2 and Martian Manhunter. These ads increased excitement for the event and got readers buzzing more than they had been previously.
#3. The Character Usage
From the beginning, Blackest Night obviously had more of a focus on the smaller DCU characters rather than the biggest name ones. The focus on second-tier characters like Mera, The Atom, Firestorm and The Titans proved that you don’t need Superman or Batman starring to sell a book, as Blackest Night continuously sold higher than many issues starring bigger name characters. We got to see those characters in their own mini-series, but the main Blackest Night title focused more on secondary characters and brought whole new dimensions to their personality.
#2. The Story
One of the reasons Blackest Night was such a huge success was the story it told. Blackest Night didn’t cater to expectations, and oftentimes brought twists and turns to the story that hardly anyone could have expected or predicted. It’s a tale of emotions, or lack of emotions, and does an excellent job at connecting with the reader on an emotional level without being cheesy or over-dramatic. While some elements were obvious to me, it was still amazing to see such a huge story unfold around a single element. The writers DC tasked with bringing BN to life were excellent choices, and the two most important in my mind are Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. Together they grabbed the spotlight and put GL in it and did not let go.
#1. The Execution
The biggest reason Blackest Night was so great was the way DC executed it. They had tie-in’s with many current and cancelled title’s, they had 6 mini’s, and they did it all with zero delays. The marketing and promotions all tied into the story phenomenally and conveyed exactly what was to come without giving many details. DC has perfected events through Blackest Night, and they really seem to have their shit together. Flawless execution of the event is what made it so great, whether it’s the marketing, tie-in’s or promotions, it all came together and fit perfectly into the DCU, and will be incredibly hard to surpass.
Well, there you have it, the Top 10 Reasons Blackest Night was so great. I loved every minute of the event, and I must say I will miss all the anticipation that came with the trip to the comic store to pick up the latest issues.
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It has just been announced that Smallville will be getting its 10th (and most likely final) season in the fall. So let’s take a moment and look at what does and does NOT need to be included at this, the conclusion of the longest running and most inclusive live-action telling of Superman’s story in history.
10. No more Chloe
WHY: Now, I know what some of you are thinking. “But Chloe is the only other original cast member besides Clark.” And while that may be true, it also means she’s the only remaining tether tying Clark back to Smallville. Time was she was Clark’s “tech support,” and she did all his thinking for him. But now that we’ve got an independent Clark, Chloe has become superfluous. She and Clark aren’t even best-friends anymore, so the emotional connection is gone. And since Oliver knows Clark’s secret, he can act as a confidant, further reducing the need for Chloe. Really, at this point, her character seems to be treading water, anyhow. Now, I’m not saying she needs to die. I don’t know why that’s the only way to get rid of a character. She could just move the Watchtower operation to London or Japan or something. Maybe team up with Super-Lana to form their own “Birds of Prey.” Sure, her death could spur Clark to action, but he’s already active. What more motivation could her death add? Just get her out of the way, and let her come back for the last episode of the series, happy and healthy.
9. Make Lois the female lead
WHY: This goes hand in hand with the previous request. Right now, Lois is the #2 female lead, right behind Chloe. In the final year, Lois needs to take her rightful place as a main character. They’ve done a great job of bringing Lois to the forefront in a way I never thought possible during the Lana Years, but she still feels like a supporting character to me at times. What’s more, they’ve been playing up her goofy aspect lately (which is fine, Erica Durance has a flair for comedy) but whatever happened to the brash and almost bitchy Lois from a few years ago? Lois has been great, but in the final year, I’d like to see her toned down to a more realistic level, and maybe gain a few life-goals outside getting the Blur to call her back. She needs to be more 3-dimensional, reflecting her whole history on the show, and she needs to be Clark’s equal in terms of depth and storytelling.
8. Give Kara’s story some closure
WHY: Okay, “Supergirl” didn’t make much sense in Season 7. The main problem then was that Clark hadn’t even got on sure footing himself yet, so the very idea of him “training” his younger cousin was laughable, especially since she had better control of her powers than he did. Despite that, Laura Vandervoort’s Kara was an intriguing character that brought a lot of energy and strength to the role of Supergirl. I’m still not sure how she’d work as a regular cast member, but last time we saw her she was heading off into space to find Kandor, which, it turned out, had been on Earth the whole time. So what’s she doing out there, now? They need to bring her back, if only to ship her off on another mission that gets her out of Clark’s way, just so that we know she’s not left wandering around space, looking for a lost city that she’ll never find.
7. No more Super-Lana/Bring Lana back
WHY: Yes, I know that’s confusing. From what I understand, the reason they ended Lana’s story the way they did, where she is a Superwoman complete with Kryptonite powers, was because they didn’t want to tick off Lana fans. This way, Lana gets to be an awesome superhero all her own, but the Kryptonite in her system means Clark can never be with her, so he just “settles” for Lois. Now, any casual fan will tell you that that simply makes no sense, in the comics or Smallville. I don’t want to see Lana on the show anymore, but if they do bring her back for completion’s sake, I want it to be for a storyline that removes her powers and gets her back on track with the comics. Imagine a story were Lana returns, making Lois nervous because of her relationship with Clark. Lana loses her kryptonite-powers, and Clark… still picks Lois. Not because she’s a consolation prize, but because he loves her for real. The best version of Lana was in the “Legion” episode, where she was Clark’s good friend and trusted ally, but they just knew they didn’t belong together. That’s how they should have ended it, and now they get a second chance to do it right.
6. Make Perry White a regular character
WHY: Back in Season 3, Michael McKean guest-starred as a drunk and washed-up Perry White who, after meeting Clark, decides to turn his life around. Well, it’s been 7 years, Lois and Clark are working at the Daily Planet, and now it’s time for Perry White to take charge. The problem with Perry in some versions is that he occupies the same space as Pa Kent, that of the father figure. But with both Jonathan Kent and Lionel Luthor dead in the Smallville Universe, that wouldn’t be a problem. If nothing else, he could be a new support character primarily for Lois. Rumor has it that Perry will be returning near the end of Season 9, so let’s hope he sticks around next year.
5. Bring back “our” Jimmy Olsen
WHY: I’m sorry, Henry James Olsen was just a terrible idea. The decision to kill off “Smallville Jimmy” and make him the real Jimmy’s brother was not only sloppy beyond compare (you can tell even the actors and writers didn’t try too hard to sell it) but it was insulting to fans of the show, who for 3 years saw this as their Jimmy. I don’t care how they do it, time travel, clone, whatever. Bring back Smallville’s Jimmy. Sure, the character was pretty unlikable in his last year what with the drugs and harping on Davis Bloome, but like Clark said, Jimmy was right all along. Plus he was a great sidekick for Lois and he could take Chloe’s place as Clark’s best friend, which is a role Jimmy Olsen deserves anyway.
4. No Season-long villain story arc
WHY: Let me ask you, what was the story arc for Season 1? There wasn’t one, beyond establishing the show and its world. But in the last few years, we’ve had these season-long story arcs surrounding classic Superman villains that show how they got their start. The problem with this method is that the season inevitably becomes about that person, be it Kara, or Doomsday, or Zod, while Clark and his journey is stuck in the background, becoming a part of someone else’s story when it moves at all. I propose that the last season’s only “arc” be about Clark finally becoming the Superman we all know and love, while bringing back famous and already-established villains like Toyman, Metallo, Parasite, and Bizarro to fill out the season. Heck, they could even bring back Doomsday (the monster, not the man) and Brainiac if they want. Just so long as they only take up as much time as normal villains and don’t steal any of the spotlight away from Clark.
3. No more Krypton
WHY:Everything (good and bad) comes from Krypton. Every major villain, besides the Luthors, has had ties to Clark’s home planet. The Meteor Freaks, the Voice of Jor-El, Brainiac, Isabel the witch’s powers, The Phantom Zoners, Doomsday, Major Zod. Not to mention good stuff like the Fortress, the various Supergirls, and the idea of Clark’s destiny. That’s probably what bugs me the most, the idea that being Superman fulfills some kind of Kryptonian prophecy/calculation. Being Superman needs to be Clark’s choice, not something Jor-El twists his arm into doing. Krypton has been done to death on Smallville, and any new villains or heroes or ideas that show up next season need to come from someplace else.
2. Bring back Lex Luthor
WHY: But NOT for the whole season. Otherwise you run the risk of season 10 being about “The Return of Lex.” Just bring him back for the last few episodes to really heighten the tension. Without a doubt, Lex needs to return before the show is over and reclaim his title as King of Metropolis. Now, this would take a little more finesse than, say, returning Jimmy. I don’t want Lex to come back with amnesia, or as a clone, or via a spell from Zatanna, or anything else that rewrites Smallville history or makes him forget Clark’s secret. There has got to be a cool, clever way to return Lex to glory while still honoring his history on the show. Even if it just means that he knows Clark is Superman. I mean, it works for Spider-Man and Norman Osborn. And really, is there any better way to make Lex the most-dangerous villain ever? And at the same time, this might also force Clark to break things off with Lois, in order to protect her from Lex, setting up a variation on the classic scenario where Lois hates Clark and he’s all timid around her. Whatever the case, Lex needs to come back, but it doesn’t need to steal the show.
WHY: But above and beyond all things, Season 10 needs Superman! And it needs him as soon as possible. We’re all thrilled about the show’s early renewal, but the one thing that scares me about season 10 is that it might simply continue the current Zod/Blur storylines, or that it will introduce a whole new villain, and that the season will be all about them. Sure, they could introduce Darkseid and the Fourth World, but wouldn’t it be better to have this last year focus on closing out the story of “Smallville” as a whole. Clark needs to fly, people need to start calling the Blur Superman, and Clark needs to wear red, blue and yellow. And really, Clark doesn’t need to dress up as Superman for every episode. He could save it for special occasions like fighting Zod or Doomsday in public. But after nine years of “the Blur” running around, we deserve a Superman that flies.
That’s what season 10 needs to be about most. That’s what the only “arc” next year needs to be, Clark as Superman. Not Clark BECOMING Superman, we’ve seen that for 9 years, I mean Clark AS Superman. It’s the only territory the show has left to explore.
Smallville is a great show, and it has been getting better and better over these last few years. Season 10 still needs to close out some of the still-running storylines, and drop other stories and characters whose time came and went long ago. But it’s all there. They have the tools at their disposal to make season 10 the greatest Superman story ever told on film.
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Top 10 Possible Easter Eggs For The New Green Lantern Movie
The feature film starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, is due to begin production in March, scheduled for a 2011 release date. Naturally, I am stoked about this film, and it will be the coolest thing to happen to me since puberty, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing mythology of the Green Lantern Corps in live action, but there are certain things I can’t help but want to see more than others, so here is my Top 10 Easter Egg Wish List for the new Green Lantern Movie
#10 Krona’s attempt to view the birth of the universe
WHY: This event pretty much started it all for The Guardians of The Universe: their race, the Maltusians, always believed that any investigation into the birth of the universe would destroy them all, so they forbade any such actions. One Maltusian, Krona, acted against his races laws and created a machine to view the birth of the universe, and as he saw a large cosmic hand, the other Maltusians destroyed his machine. This event also started the birth of the anti-matter universe and allowed fear to spread into the rest of the universe. The Maltusians imprisoned Krona as an energy form, and continued their life, but this would not be their last encounter with Krona.
#9 The seperation of The Guardians, Controllers and Zamaronians
WHY: Long before the Green Lantern Corps was formed, the Maltusians split up: one group became The Guardians of The Universe, another became the Zamaronians, who would go on to form the Star Sapphire Corps, and The Controllers (pictured). The Controllers would eventually create a group of intergalactic peace keepers known as the Darkstars (who were lead by Green Lantern John Stewart) after Parallax-Infected Hal Jordan destroyed the Corps, but the Darkstars would eventually break apart.
#8 The Weaponers of Qward/ Antimatter Universe
WHY: While I can almost guarantee they will be referenced in some way, shape or form, I still want to see it incredibly. All it would take is a GL mentioning a mission to deal with some Weaponers or a clue that Sinestro is interested in them would be enough. All I ask is that they don’t make their costumes look stupid if they appear full-fledged in a sequel, and hopefully they don’t pull a Green Lantern: First Flight and make them look like some giant gnats.
#7 The emotional electromagnetic spectrum
WHY: Yeah, I know, the film is going to be mainly based off of Emerald Dawn, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the lantern corps can’t be featured. Even if it’s just a mention of Atrocitus and the Five Inversions, or a glimpse of the Guardians chasing Larfleeze and company on Okaara, it would be cool to see. I really hope they will reference the Star Sapphire’s in some way, possibly just a lantern experiencing problems with one or even just the fact that the Zamaronians are using them.
#6 The Book of Oa
WHY: This is something that should definitely make it into the film no matter what. The Book of Oa is possibly the most important object in the GL mythos besides maybe the central power battery, and it should be presented as such. I think it would be cool if they made it part of Hal’s training to study it so we could see a fair amount of it in the film. And of course, it should be written in interlac and be translated by the ring, which brings me to:
#5 The ring interface/ feedback
WHY: This has become a huge tool used by the Green Lanterns over the last few years, as they frequently use the ring to communicate, gather background info on a situation, and adapt to their environment. They should show the ring translating Abin Sur, translating the Book of Oa, and changing costumes like only a GL can do. I definitely want to see a communication construct between two GL’s and It would be cool to see a GL pull up schematics of an environment to coordinate a plan of attack.
#4 Alan Scott
WHY: Alan Scott was the first hero to take the name Green Lantern in the DCU, and should receive the respect he is long past-due. While he is not directly in association with the GLC, his powers do have a relation to theirs. I would love to see his appearance as part of Hal remembering the mystery-men of WWII he had once heard about, or even something as simple as someone saying “Green Lantern? The old one?” or something along that line when Hal first appears in Coast City.
#3 The Manhunters and the Massacre of Sector 666
WHY: The Manhunters were the Guardians first attempt at a group of intergalactic peace-keepers, but due to a “programming error” they all went crazy and massacred Sector 666, leaving only five survivors. Those survivors would become The Five Inversions, and one of them, Atrocitus, would eventually form the Red Lantern Corps. The Manhunters have been through upgrades since then, and have appeared many times in the DCU, and found themselves serving Hank Henshaw/ Cyborg Superman during 2007′s The Sinestro Corps War. This could be used in a montage showing the Guardians history along with the emotional spectrum, Krona’s experiment and the Maltusians seperating.
WHY: To put it simply, Mogo doesn’t receive near enough respect among fans or creators. In the comics lately though, he has been used to show just how important he is to the survival of the corps, which makes me happy. But, Mogo has only ever been featured in anything other than comics in a Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode. Although it was a good episode featuring the GLC, we need to see the planet-Lantern in fully fledged live-action (by way of cg of course). This is one thing I didn’t like about Green Lantern: First Flight, Mogo wasn’t even mentioned in it.
#1 The Parallax Entity
WHY: I really don’t think much of an explanation is required, but I will gladly provide one. You see, I guarantee I am not alone in saying that Parallax is one of GL’s coolest villains ever. He is a bad ass living being comprised of pure fear. He has caused much destruction by way of Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, and Ganthet. I expect the “yellow impurity” to be mentioned, but I would love a glimpse of Parallax inside the Central Power Battery when it is first shown to Hal.
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With more than 70 years now of superheros, aliens, and anything else imaginable pushing the envelope of comic book creativity we can’t forget the role that animals have played it in. Whether they’re a pet, their own character, or a metaphor; logical or ridiculous, animals have impacted comics and superheros more than is sometimes realized and so in honor of some of the most memorable, bad ass, or best here is our Top 10 DC Comics Animals.
WHY: When you talk about some of the best DC Comics animals Comet has to make the list. Not because he’s hardcore. Not because he looks awesome. Not because he won some big battle or has a large reputation within the stories. Comet is on the list because there may not be any more ridiculous comic book animal ever created. Originally Comet is Supergirl’s horse (Why does Supergirl need a horse again?) who used to be a Greek centaur that was mistakenly turned into a horse. To make up for it he was given a ton of powers and every time a comet passes through the same solar system he’s in he turns human for awhile. So guess what? He turns human in front of Supergirl, adopts the name “Bronco”, and they fall in love. Then he turns back into a horse and Supergirl decides to keep him around and saddle him up whenever she doesn’t feel like floating. He was later rebooted to be a half-horse half-human creature who was Supergirls bi-sexual stand-up comic friend and could shape-shift from man to woman. What started out as “Hey, Supergirl should have a horse” turned into that.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_%28DC_Comics%29
WHY: Aquaman is no newbie to pun and ridicule, and despite the loyal fans or creators that have tried to legitimize him (some actually doing a good job) he’ll always have a certain amount of history that keeps him grounded for many in camp and corniness; thusly let me introduce you to Topo, Aquaman’s pet Octopus. Don’t roll your eyes just yet though, Topo wasn’t your average cephalopod. He was trained by Green Arrow in archery, can play 8 instruments at once, and has humanlike intelligence. Now, why an underwater anything would need to shoot arrows or play instruments is beyond me but if I saw an Octopus actually doing them, it would be quite the site.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topo_%28DC_Comics%29
WHY: Although technically not an animal but an insect who’s technically not an insect but an alien Bzzd is close enough to the animal category to make the list and certainly hardcore enough to hang with the some of the best and most classic. Not only was Bzzd himself more than effective in battle but he helps represent and prove just how creative yet grounded comics can get. Always taken seriously and never underestimated amongst his peers Bzzd was as true of a Green Lantern as you can get. The contrast of him having a planet for a partner (Mogo) and even leading an army of Green Lanterns to defend him his more than a lot of other comic book animals can say for themselves.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Green_Lanterns#Bzzd
#7. Detective Chimp
WHY: Any animal who swaps theories with Batman via chat, is granted the Helmet of Fate, a member of Mensa, and loves a good cigar is cool enough to make the list. And his recent putting together of the Shadowpact team helped him save all of magic (not a bad note on the resume). Probably the greatest things about Detective Chimp though is that he makes for a fun read. Detective Chimp isn’t treated or acts like a chimp but as smart Sherlock-Holmes-wannabe-detective. Which is better than watching him eat bananas and finding bugs in his teammates back hair.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Chimp
WHY: How could you make a list like this and NOT include Bubastis? She was the Boba Fett of Watchmen; the mystery surrounding her made her remain memorable in a story where she was barely featured. Watchmen is arguably one of the greatest comic book’s of all time and one of it’s most iconic images is Ozymandias and his genetically-enhanced companion lurking around his Antartic retreat watching televisions and planning out his utopia. Bubastis never plays a large role and only lives within the short amount of pages of Watchmen’s story (and now in the few scenes in the movie) but is easily one of the most remembered animals in DC Comics.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_of_Watchmen
#5. Mister Tawky Tawny
WHY: First, look at that picture and tell me this guy isn’t worthy. In his most recent appearance Mister Tawky Tawny put on an ass kicking clinic that ended with a dead Kalibak (you know, Darksieds son). A member of the Marvel Family he’s got a history that goes back to the 1940′s. Whether he’s the Golden Age tiger-who-wants-to-be-human or the current doll-turned-sapient-tiger Mister Tawky Tawny plays a significant role in DC Comics and has survived the test of time. His current whereabouts are unknown after his appearance in Final Crisis but with Grant Morrison in the drivers seat at DC you can bet there is more tiger goodness on the horizon.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Family
WHY: Two words; Batman’s Dog. The original “Bat-Hound” started out as the masked crime fighting assistance to Batman and Robin (yup, he wore a mask), ended up being seen sparingly post-crisis, and eventually was lost in the shuffle of other forgotten about characters only seen here and there. He makes this list though for his role in the Batman Beyond animated series where he played more than just a gimmicky role. Anyone familiar with the series knows just how often he contributed and in a time where Bruce was too old to zip around skyscrapers and Alfred was long gone Ace filled the “batman family” hole and at times was representative of Bruce’s old Batman spirit or the help he had from all his friends that had moved on. He saved Terry McGinnis’s life on several occasions and could always be found at Bruce’s side. Superhero pets are as gimmicky as it gets but Ace was the first animal that I actually bought into.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_the_Bat-Hound
#3. Gorilla Grodd
WHY: No gorilla in all of science fiction may be as persistent and smart as Gorilla Grodd. This isn’t your typical over-sized silver back roaming around not knowing any better; Grodd is arguably one of the smartest, most violent, and respected villains in DC Comics and has outlasted The Flash for almost 50 years now. Reputable villains such as Vandal Savage and Lex Luthor have sought him out and he’s been on several of the more infamous teams like the Secret Society of Super Villains and the Injustice League. IGN.com even ranked him the 35th best comic book villain of all. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla_Grodd
WHY: Krypto the dog is THE definitive superhero animal. He doesn’t have any telekinetic powers, no history of being human at one time or any weird past lives, he’s man’s best friend…just Super. He defends Superman in combat and lays next to him during those long summer sunsets when Clark is taking a day off in Smallville. And it’s this simple nature that makes Krypto the greatest. He’s a Superdog; and it’s as simple as that. You’ll never see him speaking to anyone and he never turns human or anything like that. He’s the equivalent to a firefighter or policeman’s dog. He’s cute, protective, and a great companion to the Superman family. In a genre that has mind controlling gorillas, ring-powered bees, and once-human-and-in-love horses it’s nice to have Krypto show up and be a normal dog…just Super.
Wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krypto
WHY: Although not written as a character Bats play a much larger and subliminal role than you may think. Consider how different the DC Universe would be had it been a vulture, owl, or raven that haunted Bruce Wayne? Batman’s influence has stretched past just being a character in the DCU and in stories where he isn’t even largely included the imagery or presence of Bats can set the mood. Characters like Robin, Nightwing, and Catwomen can still largely be represented by some kind of Bat-imagery, without their characters directly being related. After all these years Bats have slowly become an elemental part of the DC Universe and represent far more than one single character. In the DC Universe Bats represent motifs such as mystery, fear, shadows, night, scary, smart, and dark…how many characters could fit under that umbrella?
By no means does just 10 cover all the DC animals; there’s Streaky the cat, Beppo the monkey, the dolphins that Aquaman always ride when he pokes his head out of the water, and many many others but out of all of them these are some just some out favorites, our Top 10 DC Comics Animals.
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#10. The Flash (Wally West)
WHY: I debated whether or not to start my list with Wally or Hal Jordan. It was a tough call this far down but Wally wins out because of one reason: family dedication. Looks-wise, I’d say Jordan wins by a hair but Wally’s so ridiculously family guy that it clinched it for me. Also a big bonus: The Speed Force. I mean, come on! Plus, he’s got really pretty green eyes to accentuate the red hair. Yum.
#9. Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
WHY:Though I find the cheesy goatee utterly amusing (and not in a good way), there’s a reason Ollie makes this list, and it’s not the Robin Hood get-up. I think it’s the way he’s the most upstanding guy without being kind of a dork in a Superman way. He actually believes what he stands for and doesn’t hesitate to back it up. Plus, the man’s ripped. Aside from some general asshattery, the guy’s pretty awesome.
#8. Midnighter (Unknown)
WHY:Being known only as Midnighter makes him even cooler in my opinion. I rank him in my list because he is the unattainable. The man’s totally dedicated and in love with his husband, Apollo but that adds to his hotness. Throw in his dark brooding personality and we have a winner. It’s Midnighter that made me want to read more of The Authority.
#7. Superman (Clark Kent)
WHY:Ok ok, so he’s a big ol’ Boy Scout and almost TOO good but he’s, well, indestructible and attractive in a “you’re a big dork” kind of way. There’s a reason Lois Lane sticks by him: he’s polite and bumbling and an all around good guy. Oh, and he can save the world. Never mind that though because as Clark Kent, he’s all lovable and cuddly. I also love reading Superman/Batman because they’re interactions are so cute; they don’t even realize it. So Superman ranks seventh on my list; yeah, he’s pretty.
#6. Red Arrow/Arsenal (Roy Harper)
WHY:Two phrases that sum up the attraction to Harper: “Tortured past” and “Dedicated father.” What do women want but men who need healing and a guy who’s a good dad? Also a fabulous friend to Dick Grayson, Roy’s the kind of upstanding man women dig. The second red-head on my list, Roy’s got the kind of personality to make it to number six, despite the heroin addiction so many years ago. We can forgive that, can’t we?
#5. Gambit (Remy LeBeau)
WHY:With his smoldering red eyes, tightly muscled thighs and that Cajun accent, Remy worms his way into the hearts of many a woman in the comic book world and beyond. His forbidden romance with Rogue symbolized the ultimate thrill for me as a teenage girl reading the pages of Uncanny Xmen. Plus, he has a secret history of theft and roguery that lends itself to the mysterious persona. Bo staff skills and kinetic energy are big bonuses when it comes to this crafty Cajun.
#4. Robin III/Red Robin (Tim Drake)
WHY:I am reluctant to admit my thing for young Timothy for he really IS pretty young. Though his age is often debated (some feel he ought to be perpetually 17) I think he’s technically around 18 now. But if you’re a devout Bat-reader, you’d know that Tim is wise beyond his years. He has mad skills like his older “brother”, Dick, but he’s more calculated and intense, intuitive and introspective. I dare say when he grows up, he’ll even surpass Dick in the sexiness department.
#3. Batman/Nightwing (Richard Grayson)
WHY:Though he may have gone through a lot of REALLY bad costumes – both as Robin and Nightwing – Dick remains one of the sexiest guys to grace the pages of a comic book. Be it his, er, assets, as accentuated by the last Nightwing costume or the fact that he’s gotten into his share of superheroin beds, Dick oozes charm. I’m diggin’ him as Batman and I also really like the relationship between him and young Damian. It is, dare I say, cute.
#2. Wolverine (Logan)
WHY:Without projecting any qualities on this character that may have come from Hugh Jackman’s performance in the movies, this guy is still tops. I fell in love with him more than a decade before anyone made an Xmen film. He may be only 5’7’’ but his muscled body brings more to the table than if he were an entire foot taller. He’s the perpetual bad boy and I always loved how he had the hots for Jean even thoug we all know it’s Scott and Jean. The feral animal instinct, the loner mentality, and his apparent reluctance to admit that he actual *cares* for you bring Wolvie in at number two on this list.
#1. Batman (Bruce Wayne)
WHY:I had to make the distinction because first and foremost, in his own head, he is Batman and then Bruce Wayne. But the fact of the matter is, there’s nothing sexier than a man a.) dressed all in black, b.) who IS the night and who c.) has a ton of gadgets and knows how to use them. He’s well-traveled, extremely well read, and always has a trick up his sleeve. He can be silent and cunning and yet, charismatic and charming. Bruce Wayne, when in Playboy mood, can charm the panties off any Gotham lady but his true sexiness comes through when he’s out for justice, saving the soul of Gotham when he ought to be in bed. And oh how women dream about Bruce Wayne’s bed. Batman represents the ultimate dark hero and to me, is the number one pick on this list. Love ya, Bats!
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Let’s face it, superheroines are hot. They typically wear tight clothing, they are normally fit beyond all reason for all the strength and (at times) children they have, and because they are more than an ordinary human, they are that much more unattainable. Just take a second and think of that girl/lady/woman that you sit next to in class, or buy your coffee from in the morning, or are working with on that big project at your job. Now think of her dressed up as Wonder Woman or Black Widow or Black Canary. She’s at least 10 times hotter, isn’t she? Of course she is.
The Avengers have been the team affiliation for numerous Marvel heroes (and even villains). These characters have ranged from the strong to the intelligent and from big to small. The Avengers often nearly double the number of members of the Fantastic Four. They often have more combined might than the X-Men. Of all the teams and all the characters to be associated with, if you get the opportunity to only ever be a reserve Avengers, you’ve made the big time. Since their humble beginnings in 1963, no threat to the planet can measure up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. As a life long fan, I decided to devise a list of the best of the best, the cream of the crop. So, enjoy My Top 10 Favorite Avengers!
Growing up as a teenage boy reading 90′s comics had it’s ups and downs; I witnessed Kingdom Come and Marvels, Jim Lee on X-Men, long haired superheroes, and far too many company crossovers, but some of my favorite memories are crushing on the poofy haired, bright colored, hard knocked women who controlled the hearts of my favorite heroes. So in honor of them here are the Top 10 Comic Book Girls I’ve Crushed On.
My first real introduction to Rogue was in the X-Men Cartoon, and being the geeky kid who’s mom fixed my hair for picture day and bought some of my clothes, Rogue was that dreamy older woman who would let me wear ripped jeans, ride on her motorcycle (I assumed she had one), fall in love with me, and of course, always wear tight yellow and green spandex.
Rosayn (Calvin and Hobbes)
I grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes and although I admittedly didn’t have a real “thing” for Rosayn I always enjoyed reading her stories with Calvin; I wonder if somewhere deep down inside Calvin was starting to crush on his babysitter (and honestly, which one of us haven’t?) We know he is destined for Susie Derkins but all the times he hid Rosayn’s homework, locked her out of the house, or crank called her boyfriend…sounds like a crush to me.
#8. Vicki Vale
Despite never playing a major role in the Batman mythos and being an obvious Louis Lane rip-off I’ve always had an obligated crush on the Ms. Vale. I mean, if she’s good enough for Bruce Wayne, she’s good enough for me. Also, in 1989 Kim Basinger was a-mazing.
When I was 12 years old Marvel vs. DC Comics was the most mind blowing, out of this world, crazy event ever. It was heaven for me; and other than Dark Claw no one intrigued me as much as Amazon. The coming together of Wonder Woman and Storm was just too much for my head to contain. It was love at first site and for as much flak as 90′s comics get, this was one of it’s shining moments for me (sad…I know).
#6. Barbara Gordon
As a devout Batman fan how was I NOT supposed to crush on Barbara Gordon? Her level of depth in the Batman mythos was deeper than any other female character and despite her lake of kick-butt action or wanting-to-bust-out-of-the-spandex-body (both of which she sports once in awhile) she was still able to catch the affection of some of DC’s finest like Dick Grayson; whether it was her leadership, smarts, or those glasses, Barbara Gordon was always a little different…and that made her all the more desirable.
#5. April O’Neil
Any redhead woman (although originally she had dark brown/black hair) who wears a yellow jumpsuit, loves pizza, and hangs out with the ninja turtles more than qualifies as a crush. Given the size of my obsession as a kid though I imagine our date would consist of me asking question about what it’s like to hang out with “the guys” and her repeatedly checking the time.
#4. Emma Frost
I’ve never read a ton of X-Men and sadly I know very little about Emma as a character…but if ever there was a centerfold model to the Marvel universe it is Emma Frost. And with artists like Greg Horn it didn’t take much for me to memorize Emma Frost’s name.
Young, cute, rebellious, gymnast, sidekick to Wolverine, and again with the yellow jacket…everything my teenager comic book reading needed to develop a crush. Come on, she was perfect. The only thing that spoiled it for me was the thought of Wolverine sniffing out that we sneaked out to the movies. Bummer.
Huntress is the ultimate for me; she’s a Batman character, a real woman (no powers), kicking body, kicking action, could hang with the best, proved herself time and time again, and had the BEST costume of any woman in the DC Universe (matter of opinion). I don’t know if it was a specific story that sparked it or if we were just ‘meant to be’ but Huntress has always been my favorite woman of the DC Universe. Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Starfire, they’re all nice but put Huntress in a story and BOOM, I’m hooked. And if my 15 year old self was here he’d suggest Jennifer Love Hewitt as the perfect casting. Looking back, I wish I could tell you I’m laughing at that…but I had it pretty bad for Jennifer Love too.
#1. Caitlin Fairchild
Only one girl could battle my crush for Huntress and although I only bought issues of Gen 13 here and there anyone familiar with Jim Lee and J. Scott Campbell’s art on the project, along with her natural wittiness and intellectual skills, can understand why Caitlin Fairchild was the perfect girl for me. She was a looked-up-to naturally born leader who could kick ass and star in a photo shoot all in the same day. Sure it’s cliche, the do everything unrealistic looking female comic book character, but I was a teenager, what was I supposed to do? She’s the rich man’s Lara Croft, my Jonathan Taylor Thomas to all those girls who watched hours of Home Improvement.
Well there you have it, my teen years of comic book girl crushes exposed; from the company crossover creation to the mafia born hottie. There were always characters like Catwoman and Black Widow who were a blast to read also but no one was as awesome to me as these 10. Being older now I look back and laugh, but back then there was nothing funny about April O’Neal or the fireworks between me and Jubilee (get it? eh? eeeh?)
What makes a bad superhero or villain costume? That’s a tough question, because in the world of comic books you’re favorite characters can get away with a lot without looking too silly. Capes for instance, bat ears, and even underwear over trousers! But which comic book characters through the years has over stepped the line that little bit too much and committed some series fashion crimes? Keep reading and I hope you enjoy the Top 10 Worst Marvel Superhero and Villain Costumes.
#10. Mister Sinister
WHY: I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this costume. From the tassel type cape and the ridiculously high collar to the cross breed pixie/ kinky thigh high length boots, topped of with a nice big red diamond on the forehead. How very S&M it all is. It’s so bad I can’t help but kinda like it!
#9. Power Man
WHY: The hero of the New York ghetto didn’t look very “hard” in his original get up. Let’s face it; the rock hard man with skin made of steel wore a girly head band with a yellow blouse and looked more like a dancer from Fame than the street tough hero we all know and love. He has now thankfully updated himself to just a plain black tee and jeans, although I would like him to sport some sort of costume again, just not one as flamboyant as the original.
#8. Yellow Jacket
WHY: It’s those black wing things. What the hell are they there for? They just look ridiculous. The antennae ears don’t look too cool either.
#7. Captain Britain/Union Jack
WHY: I stuck these two in together because they are both as bad as each other. They are both rip off’s of Captain America and it seems not much thought was put into the names or the costume designs either. They are so corny, and being British myself, it’s kind of embarrassing that the UK has no really cool superheroes. Who says just because they’re British heroes that they have to have the Union Jack plastered all over them? Its an obvious and easy design that makes them look like a couple of chavs!
#6. Captain Wonder
WHY: From The Twelve series. Captain Wonder was brought from WWII to the present. Bet he wished he packed some trousers! And what’s with the fin too?
Just as famous as the hero’s are some of DC Comic’s villains; look at the Joker, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, and Sinestro just to name a few, and because of their ability to bring our greatest superheroes on their knees and sometimes to the edge of sanity they collect their own fan clubs. People love reading them because some have an incredible depth to their character, or a mystery surrounding it that leaves their motives unknown, some like them because of their sheer power to put guys like Superman and the Flash on an even keel…but not all of them are awesome. Some leave use scratching our heads wondering what in the world some of the creators were thinking. So in honor of the guys who can’t compare to the big dogs here is our Top 10 Lames DC Comics Villains.
#10. Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon)
- Weather Wizard
Reason For Being Lame: He controls the weather. With a wand. In an attempt to give him more villain cred though he got some non-wand-dependent powers, but this happened only in the last couple of years: he’s been running around since 1959 waving around a stick creating storms, which in itself can be hardcore, but for guys like Superman and Flash I ask myself, “for 40+ years you couldn’t get this guy’s stick from him?” Lame.
How to make him hardcore: make him a hot woman, in spandex, with no wand. Wait a minute…
#9. Clock King (William Tockman & Temple Fugate)
Reason For Being Lame: Guns vs. Superheros is lame but at least those guys were trying. Clock King has no powers and no guns, just a great sense of…wait for it…time. Oh and of course he’s also really smart, creates things like teleporters, and the first one was good with a sword. Lately they’ve tried to take him up a notch but really, it’s like lowering a 96′ Honda Civic and putting spinners on it, it’s the car not the accessories that suck.
How to make him hardcore: Give him the power to slow down or speed up the time around him. And screw it, give him a gun.
#8. Captain Boomerang
- Captain Boomerang
Reason For Being Lame: Oh I don’t know, he throws boomerangs! And here’s the part that will blow your mind, he’s Australian. His lameness didn’t go unnoticed though as in 2004 he was killed off, someone shot him. Took 44 years for someone to figure out that a guy with no powers and boomerangs could be stopped by a gun but hey, at least it happened. Don’t get to worried though, he had a son who’s taken up the mantle. Great.
How you can make him hardcore: You don’t.
#7. Blue Snowman (Byran Brilyant)
- Blue Snowman
Reason For Being Lame: First off just look at that picture and think about the name Blue Snowman. Secondly, like all powerless beings who fight people with tons of powers, he has a gun, “which she used to create petrifying blizzards and a “defroster ray” to reverse their effect.” (wiki) So reverse blizzards and you read that right, Blue Snowman was a girl, dressed as a guy, dressed as a Blue Snowman.
How to make her hardcore: ditch the cross-dressing, give her a name like Jaqui Frost, and make her eat people. No guns.
#6. Dummy (Alter ego unknown)
- The Dummy
Reason For Being Lame: It’s exactly what your thinking, a wooden ventriloquist doll that somehow came to life and decided to take it out on the world. Now in 1988 when Child’s Play came out out this became a not-so-lame concept but the trickery he was pulling in the 40′s is just enough to make the list. For a long time it wasn’t known if he was actually a real person or not but after a run-in with Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, where the Dummy walked through his energy force-field, which didn’t work against wood, was proof that the Dummy was in fact just that. So classic bad asses like the Vigilante were getting beat up and tricked by Pinocchio.
How to make him hardcore: There was a second Dummy created who was not made of wood (Danny the Dummy) but even then it was a stretch. Have him fall in love and marry a beaver, who catches him cheating, and she eats him.
#5. Fiddler (Isaac Bowin)
- The Fiddler
Reason For Being Lame: We should start with the elephant in the room, Fiddler is only one letter off from Riddler, and he does have magic powers, which he channels through a F’ING FIDDLE. Are you serious? Imagine your middle school band teacher grabbing his tuba and shooting energy blasts out of it. The only cool thing that ever happened to this guy was being killed by Deadshot, a villain who isn’t lame.
How to make him hardcore: He carries around a fiddler case that is really a machine gun. People think he’s there to play for the recital or give your kids lessons, but the tricks on you.
#4. Goldilocks (Alter ego unknown)
Reason For Being Lame: Straight from wikipedia.com “Her hair is incredibly strong.” She can control it, manipulate it, make it grow, and wreak all kinds of havoc. Why someone thought the girl who found the porridge and bed that was ‘juuuust right’ needed crazy hair she could control is beyond me (Wouldn’t Rapunzel make more sense?). She’s also infamous for wanting to make Robin her “prince charming.” So she’s lame AND a freak.
How to make her hardcore: If strong hair and an unknown alias wasn’t hardcore enough for you she could use some combs that shoot fire or poisonous hair spray.
#3. Sportsmaster (Lawrence Crock)
- The Sportsmaster
Reason For Being Lame: Sportsman runs around throwing exploding hockey pucks, flying bases, and exploding baseballs while dressing up like a fisherman or golf pro (depending on the event he’s crashing). I guess seeing a rocket baseball bat or exploding football would be scary but behind every fishing lure lined with acid is a sad man who got beat up by the varsity team as a sophomore in high school. Personally, I blame the parents; for never checking what their 30 year old son is doing down in the basement with all those beakers and mysterious drums of chemicals.
How to make him hardcore: turn him into a 350 pound NFL linemen who runs an underground mafia. And if you join his posy you’ll always get those awesome cookies his mom makes during meetings.
#2. Doctor Spectro (Tom Emery)
- Doctor Spectro
Reason For Being Lame: Doctor Spectro is so lame that even the the other comic book characters have pity on him, Green Arrow in #26 said, “When a guy twice your size in a costume tells you to stop doing something–you stop! Unless it’s the Riddler. Or that moron Doctor Spectro. ‘Cause they’re just…sad.” And sad is right, since Doctor Spectro has the ability to change his opponent’s emotions. So he’s supposed to beat up the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern by affecting their mood swings? He’s so low on the villain totem pole that dcuguide.com has classified him as a “super-crook.” Can’t even get the “villain” word in there. So sure, you or I could beat the crap of ol’ Spectro but beware, how dumb will you feel when people see you’ve been crying?
How to make him hardcore: Get rid of that ridiculous costume, make him go through a divorce which makes him so mad that he attacks Superman in a fury of rage and since he controls people emotions he’ll make Superman mad too, then Superman kills him. Wait…that’s sad not hardcore.
#1. Tweedlede and Tweedledum (Dumfree and Deever Tweed)
- Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Reason For Being Lame: the #1 lamest DC villain of all time takes the cake by a mile; wikipedia quotes as their power and abilities, “have no powers, but their fat bodies enable them to bounce.” Ok, now read that again but slower, Fat bodies…enable…them…to bounce. Are. You. Kidding. Me? Where do I even start? Well I guess it’s worth noting that fat bodies don’t bounce, I doubt someone named Dumfee or Deever, who have no powers and limited physical ability are capable of getting hired thugs they can boss around, and I wonder how the ability to bounce would give any person (not just superheroes) enough trouble to tell a good story. No guns, no magic, no costumes, no gimmicks, just two fat cousins who bounce.
How to make them hardcore: Grant Morrison actually included the two as inmates in his Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, where they were attached to each other via electroshock helmets, one controlling the right side of the brain the other controlling the left side. I’d like to think that giving them weird haircuts and putting them in a creepy situation (circus with the joker or torturers with the Black Mask) could actually make them pretty intense, specially if they talked weird or had blood stains all over their shirt collars. Kinda reminds me of the two twins in the Shining. So unlike our Boomerang boy and Doctor Spectro, I think these guys could be done right.
So there you have it, the Top 10 Lames DC Comics Villains of all time. What’s even more sad than this list is a) all the other lame-o’s that didn’t make the cut (like Hellgrammite, Puzzler, and Fastball) and b) lame villains isn’t something of the past, it’s more relevant today than ever. Most recently Batman got taken down by a group of high rolling gamblers, Goldilocks (the chick with the hair) was created in 2006, Captain Boomerang’s son is taking over for him, and it was only 12 years ago that Arnold Swarzenegger quoted, “Everybody Freeze.” It isn’t all bad though, they give us something to laugh at.
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So, you’re one of those readers who have just heard about Blackest Night, hadn’t read any current Green Lantern, and wanted some background before you jumped in, so you would know what was going on. Don’t worry, I’ve got all the info you’ll need to get caught up on everything going on in the main BN, GL, and GLC during this mega-event. I narrowed it down to 10 storylines you wont want to miss if you want to get a good understanding of the happenings going on, and here they are:
10- Green Lantern Corps: Recharge. This trade paperback is essential to what is happening in the Green Lantern Corps series, because this is where the modern GLC came into existence. Check it out.
9- Green Lantern: Secret Origin. The modern retelling of Hal Jordan’s origin story, this TPB contains crucial details to BN.
8- Green Lantern: Rebirth. This TPB shows the comeback of GL Hal Jordan, the first GL from earth. Definitely will want to read this.
7- Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1. This shows the length’s some will go to destroy the GL Corps. Good reading, out in TPB.
6- Sinestro Corps War Vol. 2. Same concept as #7, just the second part of it.
5- Green Lantern Corps: Ring Quest. Witness Mongul’s rise to power within the Sinestro Corps. Definitely check it out.
4- Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse. This storyline serves as a prologue directly into BN. Not out in TPB yet, so you’ll either have to wait or grab some back-issues.
3- Green Lantern Corps: Sins Of The Star Sapphire. Witness the creation of the Star Sapphire Corps, fresh out on TPB.
2- Green Lantern: Agent Orange. Not quite out on TPB yet, but definitely worth picking up in back-issues.
1- Green Lantern: Rage Of The Red Lanterns. I don’t want to reveal too much about this, so I won’t. Just trust me, pick up the back-issues, it’s not on TPB yet. You’ll see.
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