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The Avengers is A… Remake?

Thanks to YouTube user whoiseyevan, we can now enjoy the trailer for the original Avengers film, made in 1952… Which, oddly, is about a decade before the Avengers debuted. Oh well, enjoy – and check out his site for many more ‘Premakes’!

Plus, check out this video’s frame-by-frame breakdown!

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April Fool Jokes are all Well and Good

But some things just cross the line

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

But for this one, it’s just one word repeated a thousand times:

h/t to Aaron Williams

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Speaking of ‘Smallville’

As I was in a previous post, things like this trailer definitely help to convince me that even with the liberties it’s taken with the Superman Mythos, it’s still a quality show, and well worth watching:

Not sure if the actual episode will live up to the promise shown here, but the fact that the episode is written by comic-book writer Geoff Johns does give one hope…

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Now THIS Looks Promising…

One of the new trailers for the upcoming film, Kick Ass. HitGirl isn’t even the main character, but the movie might be worth seeing just to see her in action… The language and images are, to be sure, intended for adults only. Enjoy!

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Work That Magic!

Diane Nelson, the new President of DC Entertainment (and a stone-cold fox, which is apparently her superpower), has gained some momentum in moving ahead with bringing DC’s stable of characters to other media. Warners has been lax in taking advantage of the iconic characters DC has to offer (two guesses as to which specific one I am talking about), so this is good news for me, a lifelong DC geek!

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Nelson, who oversaw the stupidly successful Harry Potter franchise for Warners, has a big task in front of her:

Ms. Nelson’s new duties will extend beyond trying to create more blockbuster films featuring the DC Comics characters, company officials said, to exploiting more of its characters in other formats — opportunities that Warner executives clearly believed were being missed.

I for one, am more hopeful now than at any time in the past that the best characters in comics will finally get their due. Stay tuned!!

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In Blackest Night…

Well, in the interests of keeping their streak of universe-altering events going, DC has launched the much anticipated Blackest Night storyline. Written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Ivan Reis, this is the culmination of the “War of Light” storyline, which has led to the creation of the Black Lanterns.

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The storyline promises to be earth-shattering, with every hero or villain that has ever died being a potential recruit into the Black Corps. Among the spin-off issues announced are Batman: Blackest Night and Flash: Blackest Night, which makes sense given that in the former case, Bruce Wayne has apparently been killed and replaced by Dick Grayson, and in the latter, Barry Allen has just returned after being ‘dead’ since the mid-1980’s. The Flash, may I add, does have more than one dead Rogue he may have to worry about…

I was a bit skeptical, given that the ‘event’ comic has become typical fare for the summer season, but in reading it, I realized that what I had in my hands was an innovative combination of superheroes and ‘zombies’ (yes, better than Marvel Zombies, which has worn out its’ welcome). Everyone and everything is fair game – some things I feel I can guess at, but other things, even just in issue #1, were so surprising that I had to read it three times before it really sunk in. The seeds of this (at least in true retcon fashion) go back to the Crisis in 1985, so there’s a whole lot of history to draw from.

SPOILERS AHEAD

In Issue #1, we see the deaths of two super heroes, caused by the resurrected ‘Black Lantern’ versions of a recently-deceased couple (hint, hint), and the prelude to an attack on Hal Jordan and Barry Allen by one of their oldest friends, a fellow founding member of the JLA. Oh, and by the way, the two deceased superheroes were immediately… recruited. Let me add only that there are a lot of deceased Green Lanterns in the tombs on Oa. A lot. And they will soon be joined by their bosses…

In short, this blew me away. If you haven’t yet, pick it up, and brace yourself for the rest of this storyline. I leave you with an image of the alternate cover for BN #1. For more images and commentary, head here.

The Dead Shall Rise…

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