I’ve previously covered recommended comics for Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Thus, here’s a list of recommended comics for their Justice League pals, as well as the rest of the DC Comics roster of characters. Again, I try to favor trade paperbacks over single issues (or the expensive Archives editions).
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Solstice, a DC Comics superheroine. Solstice first appeared in “Teen Titans” (vol. 3) #89 in January 2011. She was created by J.T. Krul and Nicola Scott. Background Solstice (real name: Kiran Singh) is a teenage girl from Delhi, India, whose parents are archaeologists. While at an archaeological conference … Read more
While animation exploded in quantity and popularity in the 90s, the 2000s also saw various changes. Some of the changes, however, didn’t seem for the better. Various factors (poor-looking Flash TV animation, a push for live-action programming even on Cartoon Network, the death of broadcast TV animation outside of Fox, etc.) led to this being … Read more
This week’s package show look is at “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure,” which ran from 1967 to 1968 on CBS. I’ll also look at “The Batman/Superman Hour,” which aired in the 1968-1969 season. Both shows mark the animation debut of most of the classic DC Comics stable of characters. The only exception is Superman himself. He’d … Read more
Other than Amazon’s purchase of Comixology, the biggest comics topic online in the past week’s been yet another embarrassing round of sexism by a vocal segment of comic fans. To summarize: Janelle Asselin, a contributor to Comic Book Resources and comic creator, wrote a critique of the cover to the upcoming reboot/issue #1 of “Teen … Read more
It’s time to see what’s of interest from DC Comics this May. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4, on sale May 7, $3 Astro City #12, on sale May 14, $4 Adventures of Superman #13, on sale May 28, $4 (digital first) Batman ’66 #11, on sale May 21, $4 (digital first) … Read more
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
I thought I’d compile a list of what I consider the 10 best opening title sequences for superhero TV shows and movies. I largely went decade by decade in analyzing the best openings, though the 60s or 90s seemed to be the two biggest decades for superhero TV shows (probably the influence of Batman for … Read more