Category: Comics and Graphic Novels

7 Quotes to Celebrate Batman Day!

Today is September 21st which marks the 80th anniversary of Batman’s debut in the DC comic Detective Comics #27 in 1939. In honor of the world’s greatest detective who should have gone to therapy, here are seven of his most famous quotes.

 

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“I only work in black and sometimes very very dark grey.” -Batman, The Lego Movie

 

“I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman.” -Batman, Batman: The Animated Series

 

“Do you want to know something funny? Even after everything you’ve done, I would have saved you.” -Batman, Arkham Asylum 

 

“A criminal is a criminal. Monster or man they all fall the same.” -Batman, Justice League Action

 

“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders.” -Batman, The Dark Knight Rises

 

“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve their faith to be rewarded.” -Batman, The Dark Knight

 

“You may not have a beginning but you have an end.” -Batman, The Batman

 

 

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What We Know About ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

2020 may sound far off but we are only months away from major movie releases like Wonder Woman 1984.

 

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The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins who directed the first Wonder Woman film back in 2017. Gal Gadot’s back as Diana Prince who will be tasked with facing off with a long time foe on the big screen for the first time, Dr. Barbra Ann Minerva aka Cheetah.

 

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Cheetah will be played by Kristen Wiig and this will be the first live action adaptation of the character. This supervillain has always been seen as a strong and capable enemy of Wonder Woman’s. Minerva’s iteration of the character was created by Len Wen and George Perez. Her first comic book appearance was in Wonder Woman (vol.2) #7 in 1987. 

 

 

Plot wise, nothing has been released but Cheetah is obsessed with the Lasso of truth and wants to covet for herself to add to her collection of artifacts. So we can speculate that might be explored.  

 

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Steve Trevor will be back in some sort of capacity even though at the end of the last movie he and his plane blew up. Even if they find a Lazarus pit for Diana’s man, I’m not sure why he has to come back. I’m not mad at Chris Pine for getting a check but I don’t him being a major factor in the story. Maybe it’s because I was sort of upset that his death was the one that pushes Diana over the edge and unleashes her god powers to defeat her uncle. And their “love” plot was barely a plot. 

Maybe I’m just bitter, anyway as a DC fan and huge Wonder Woman fan I’m not sure if this movie will make a massive impact in DC’s overarching universe. As of now the state of their universe is a bit messy. Justice League came out to mixed reviews as did Aquaman.

 

 

Wonder Woman 1984 is set to come out on June 5, 2020 but will it change the game for the DCEU, like the first? Only time will tell.

 

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‘The Far Side’ is Getting a New Online Presence

Gary Larson’s beloved one-panel comic series graced newspapers and magazines for fifteen years in the 80’s and 90’s. The panels included iconic characters like cavemen and cows in surrealist and dark real-life situations that readers could relate to in a twisted kind of way. For the first time since 1995, Larson is teasing new material for his comic strip fit to a modern world.

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“The Far Side” website has been updated for the first time since January 1, 1995 giving fans hope for a resurrection of the beloved comic. The website now shows a cartoon man burning an iceberg full of quintessential characters of “The Far Side” past.

 

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The picture is captioned with the words “Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of ‘The Far Side’ is coming.”

 

 

As the beloved comic adapts to the technology and comedy of 2019, comic fans of all ages can look forward to new material and new dark humor from the celebrated cartoonist after such a long hiatus. No details have been released about when to expect new panels, but we all wait with eagerness to see how Gary Larson will transfer his surrealist dark humor to the darkly comical world of present day.

 

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J.J. Abrams’ ‘Spider-Man’ Comic Opens With A Shocking Twist

Any J.J. Abrams project is going to be full of surprises. Whether it’s television shows like Lost or films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s always something unexpected when it comes to Abrams’ storytelling. Now, his signature style has extended into the Marvel universe.

This week saw the release of Spider-Man #1, the first issue in a new limited series co-written by Abrams and his son Henry. The first issue not only introduces readers with a new villain, but also opens with the shocking death of a beloved character.

 

 

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A grown-up Peter Parker faces off against new villain Cadaverous, and it does not go well: His arm is severely wounded, most of Brooklyn has been destroyed, and his wife Mary Jane gets killed right in the opening pages.

 

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Fast forward twelve years later, Peter has lost his arm and has retired from being Spider-Man to raise his son, Ben Parker. Only after discovering that Ben has spider-like powers like his father, does Aunt May gives him Peter’s old spider suit and encourage him to become a hero.

 

 

Abrams’ Spider-Man is a big step away from the traditional webslinger stories that we are used to, but if the first chapter is any indication, Spider-Man fans are in for something truly intense should they choose to stick with the new series.

Will you be picking up Spider-Man #1?

 

 

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9 of the Best Literary Halloween Costume Ideas for 2019

Halloween is approaching fast and the time is nigh for costume planning! It’s time for us nerds to shine. Let’s pull out all the stops and don the best for 2019!

To hell with the zombies, sexy nurses, and my GOD if I see one more Harley Quinn I’ll…(no disrespect for Harley though, gotta love her!) You understand though. Let’s be original people!

Here are the nine best Halloween costumes for 2019!

 

 

9. Nosferatu – Vic or Manx

 

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There’s been a lot of people talking about the new show Nos4A2, a crime and horror tale that puts a spin on the Vampire genre. The show is based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill, NOS4A2. It tells the thrilling story of Vic McQueen, a woman with supernatural abilities, who crosses paths with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx—a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then sends them to another realm. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims.

Halloween is always a great time for Vampires and monsters, but now it doesn’t have to be a last minute excuse for a costume. Go all out and replicate your favorite character’s costume, or just throw on some fangs.

 

8. Pennywise

 

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It wouldn’t be Halloween if there wasn’t something scary, but people’s sense of horror are so different nowadays. For some, a bloodthirsty, supernatural demonic being will bring on nightmares, but for others, a simple clown with a bad case of the flesh-eating munchies will scare them to death!

So pick your clown, grab some balloons, and be ready to show off those pearly whites!

 

7. The Joker

 

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This Halloween may be the perfect time for clowns to make a comeback! Not only did we have the It: Chapter 2 released, but we have another film coming out that’s centered around a crazy clown. This October 4th, DC will be releasing the highly anticipated film Joker. Have him dancing, cracking jokes, or trying to take over Gotham City, the Joker is the perfect choice for Halloween!

 

 

 

6. Miles Morales

 

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With the deal between Sony and Marvel being cut, fans of the MCU may have to say good-bye to the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. However, not all is lost for fans of both the comics and films—we still have the Spiderverse and, most importantly, Miles Morales! Everyone talks about the original webslinger, Peter Parker, or one of the others Spider-Men (or should I say people), Gwen Stacy, but Miles Morales needs a little more loving, making him a fantastic and original choice for a Halloween costume!

 

 

 

5. Game Of Thrones (Family Costume)

 

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Bring the whole family together this Halloween by dressing up as your favorite family from Game of Thrones! Every family has their issues, and this Halloween you can enjoy the relief of realizing that your family is not as bad as most of these families…I hope.

 

4. The Witcher

 

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Fantasy and gaming fans have a lot to look forward to this December with Netflix’s series The Witcher being released. Unleash your inner beast hunter by donning the armor of Geralt of Rivia. The origin of Halloween was to dress up to ward away evil spirits, with this costume ward away your fear of evil spirits, clowns, immortal beings prying on children, and just about anything else!

 

3. Riverdale

 

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Riverdale is hot right now, and, no, I’m not talking about the steamy scenes. So if you’re addicted to the teenage, crime, mystery drama, and are thinking about going with a less horrifying costume, why not something from Riverdale? There’s a choice for everyone: the jock, the prep, the princess, the delinquent, and the serial killer too!

 

2. Edgar Allan Poe

 

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Edgar Allan Poe had a huge impact on writing and on numerous writers. Til this day he still remains a huge part of our culture and this year especially brought some well deserved attention to the master of macabre. There was not only a Pop figure of him created, but also several YA authors reimagined his work, translating his tales into the modern age. All of this just goes to show that Poe is loved more than ever before, so don his likeness this Halloween and you’ll be the talk of midnight, forever-more!

 

1. Good Omens (couple costume, because we know they are OTP!)

 

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Every Halloween party needs a good couple’s cosplay, but if you haven’t found the Crowley to your Aziraphale, your prayers could be answered this Halloween!

 

If none these costume ideas are book nerdy enough for you, you can always try your hand at creating an Em Dash costume.

 

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