DC’s live-action news: at long last, a Wonder Woman movie! (Also: Static Shock! Cyborg! Aquaman!)

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Last week, DC and Warner Bros. announced its planned slate of live-action film projects through the end of the decade. Among the most surprising news: Wonder Woman’s finally getting a stand-alone movie! The only downside is that they also made clear that this version of Diana will be based on the not-kid-friendly New 52 version, complete … Read more

The best 2000s/2010s superhero TV show or movie openings

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Finally hitting the 21st century, here’s my favorite superhero TV show/movie openings for the 2000s and 2010s. I’m combining the two given there’s fewer choices for both decades, plus the 2010s aren’t done yet. My favorite opening is “Teen Titans,” but here’s some others: Static Shock I’ve written about Static previously. Virgil’s show ran on … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #8

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Static Shock #8 Written by: Marc Bernardin Art by: Scott McDaniel The final issue of Static’s “New 52” series sees a summary of Virgil’s life to date, as he’s forced to see his school’s counselor. Not much else to describe about this issue, as it’s mostly a series of flashbacks over Virgil’s past, including his … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #7

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Static Shock #7 Written by: Marc Bernardin Art by: Scott McDaniel The next-to-last issue of “Static Shock” brings, for some reason, a change in writers. While DC should’ve done this on “Mister Terrific” as well instead of just canceling it and “Static” outright, I suppose it’s water under the bridge now. Anyway, this issue’s a … Read more

DC Comics “New 52” cancellations announced: Static Shock, Mister Terrific among casualties

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DC Comics announced it’s canceling six of its “New 52″/”DCNU” titles… said cancellations include: “Men of War,” “OMAC,” “Hawk and Dove,” “Blackhawks,” “Mister Terrific,” and “Static Shock.” Replacing them will be: “Batman, Incorporated,” “Earth 2” (spelled without a hyphen, apparently; the long-awaited Justice Society book), “World’s Finest” (a revival of the old Superman/Batman teamup comic, … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #5

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Static Shock #5 Written by: Scott McDaniel Art by: Scott McDaniel Picking up from last issue, Static faces off against more hired goons, who Virgil quickly dispatches. Afterwards, the rest of the issue consists of: A retelling (via a dream sequence) to Virgil’s origin. Fortunately, Static’s origin is unchanged for the “New 52,” (aside from … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #4

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Static Shock #4 Written by: Scott McDaniel and John Rozum Art by: Scott McDaniel The fourth issue of Static’s title kicks off with Static fighting what looks like a new, but oddly familiar-looking, foe with a metallic, steel blade-like body named “Guillotina” (Static always did seem to go for punny/theme-appropriate names for his foes…). Guillotina … Read more

Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for February 2012

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Let’s look at what DC’s offering for February 2012. Comics I’ll be buying Action Comics #6, on sale Feb. 1, $4 Superman #6, on sale Feb. 22, $3 Static Shock #6, on sale Feb. 1, $3 All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #16, on sale Feb. 8, $3 Tiny Titans #49, on sale Feb. … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #3

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Static Shock #3 Written by: Scott McDaniel and John Rozum Art by: Scott McDaniel The third issue of Static’s new title wraps up the initial “introductions” for this reboot-title. We start off with Static facing off against Virule (the “living virus”) and the other villains from the previous issue. Static escapes, and heads for home, … Read more