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Watching the season two premiere of Batwoman, it was not hard to put the pieces together before the cast. Our new lead Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie), witnesses a plane crash and finds the batsuit amongst the wreckage. Either a cosplayer was on the plane or Kate Kane. However, there is nobody. Commander Kane mentions the pilot's hand, and that is it. Within the realms of fiction, especially with comic book characters, we need a body.
Future State: Swamp Thing #1 DC Comics 2021 Written by Ram V Illustrated by Mike Perkins Coloured by June Chung Lettered by Aditya Bidikar
WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS AHEAD! The whole 1980s aesthetic Terrible. Disgusting. Heinous. *insert vomit emoji* If you’re going to make a film set in the 1980s, MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT’S SET IN THE 1980s. It just honestly should not be that hard, considering people who worked on Wonder Woman 1984 surely lived through that period of time. If not, there’s a dense catalogue of visual material (e.g. best movie of the 80s: Heathers) of what the 1980s actually looked like. Instead, WW84 served up a dish that looked scarily similar to what the 80s thought we would look like NOW, in Back To the Future II. Gross.
I recently re-watched 2017's "Justice League" in preparation for the "Synder Cut" to come. As much as I would love to make this article entirely trashing this film, I won't. I'm about three years late for that. However, I felt like there's one interaction that I feel is incredibly overlooked and showed me that this movie does actually have some potential. That sentence really pains me to say as some who absolutely loves the DC universe.
Rorschach #2 DC Black Label 2020 Written by Tom King Illustrated by Jorge Fornes Coloured by Dave Stewart Lettered by Clayton Cowles
The moment that actress Javicia Leslie was cast as the new Batwoman, every entitled fanboy threw a hissy fit. Behavior such is not uncommon amongst gatekeeping, rigidly conservative fanboys. Did they sound off with Black Canary's casting in Birds of Prey? You bet! Remember Anna Diop in Titans as Starfire? A lot of moaning there too. It seems we can diagnose a large swath of DC fans with misogynoir. However, let us focus on Batwoman strictly for now.
Brian Durlin, Who will become Savant, is a spoiled Heir to an enormous fortune who moves to Gotham to become a vigilante. However, after being called out by Batman for his complete lack of care to protect others he changes his path and decides to use his formidable computer skills to build a profitable blackmailing business in order to prove his genius and extort money from people. He was joined in the venture by an ex- Russian KGB Agent, Creote. Creote was devoted to Savant and even secretly in love with him.
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, Ph.D. is an Arkham Asylum psychologist. Harleen Quinzel becomes fascinated with the Joker while working at Arkham Asylum and volunteers to help treat him. She falls hopelessly in love with the Joker during their sessions, and she helps him escape from the asylum more than once.. When Batman returns a severely injured Joker to Arkham, she dons a jester costume to become Harley Quinn, the Joker’s sidekick. She becomes his accomplice and also his on-again off-again girlfriend. The Joker frequently insults, ignores, hurts, and even tries to kill Harley, but she always comes back to him, convinced he genuinely loves her. Harley refers to the Joker as Mistah J and Puddin’, terms of endearment that have since been used in nearly every adaptation in which the two characters appear.
I feel pretty comfortable saying that everyone on the planet Earth knows who Batman is and the basics of his life story. Rich kid, parents killed in front of him in an alley, grows up training all his life to be the ultimate badass, dons a suit of high-tech armored pajamas, and punches out his issues in the face every night. Mostly does good for the world as a whole. I was (and still am, to an arguably lesser degree) obsessed with this show and all its follow up iterations. It inspired my life I think in many ways, but for this essay I’ll cover the top three. My sense of rightness and justice, my love of science, and my spirit of adventure.
In this article we’re going to be learning about a side of the DC universe that most movie watchers never touch. I understand that many of you are probably at the end of what to binge watch with the difficult times keeping many people at home. But in these troubled times, a little escapism can go a long way. So, if you need a break or even need regain a little faith in the promise of what America was supposed to be, these animated titles from warner brothers are absolutely worth a look.
Wonder Woman The events of Wonder Woman pre-date the events of all the other DC movies by a wide margin. The film flashes way back to show the creation of the Amazon women warriors by Zeus, who all live on the secret island of Themyscira.
The World's Greatest Detective The sound of water dripping in a cave, the sound of a swarm of bats intensifying, and the sound of a storm at night. We've seen him again and again over the years. He's known by many names: The Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight, The World's Greatest Detective, and, of course, Batman. Over the years, Batman has been portrayed by Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney (sigh), Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, and yet to be seen Robert Pattinson. This year I decided to make a Batman costume from scratch. I've always been a DC fan and more particularly, a Batman fan. I hope you enjoy this as much as I've enjoyed the process of creating something spectacular.