Apr 232014
 

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In lieu of Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn’s admission that they are “struggling with” their decision to debut Captain America 3 the same day as rival studio’s Batman vs. Superman on May 6, 2016, I decided to compile a few reasons why I believe the onus is on Warner Bros. to change their release date, not Disney/Marvel.

Full disclaimer: I want both films to succeed, and even if both were released on the same day, I’d probably see them both that day. These are just my realisitc views on the matter from the perspective of an average moviegoer. Not a comic book nerd.

1. Captain America is now a “mainstream” hero.

After the critical and commercial success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (see Silverwolf and Elessar’s reviews), Cap has now solidified himself as a mainstream hero. Up until this point, Cap was looked upon as a secondary hero to his Marvel counterpart Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. has no doubt made Iron Man a household name, and I believe Chris Evans has done the same with Captain America. In other words, in the eyes of the mainstream audience, he’s not inferior to Batman anymore in terms of popularity.  Continue reading »

Jan 212014
 

Fans of Damian Wayne rejoice! The next DC Universe Animated Original Movie, titled Son of Batman, will adapt Grant Morrison’s famous 2006 Batman arc “Batman & Son”, which introduced the comic book world to Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul’s headstrong son. The principal cast includes Jason O’Mara as Batman, Morena Baccarin as Talia, Stuart Allan as Damian, David McCallum as Alfred, Thomas Gibson as Deathstroke, Xander Berkeley as Man-Bat, and Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s al Ghul. The film will debut at WonderCon 2014 before being released on home media late spring.

 

Nov 072013
 

Green Arrow #25 cover

The Batman title has focused on a story titled “Zero Year” for the last few months, retelling Batman’s origin for the New 52. This month, DC is rolling out a number of “Zero Year” tie-ins, including not only the standard Bat-family titles, but also the likes of Green ArrowGiven my love of Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Marcelo Maiolo’s work on the character since February, I was very excited to see how the team portrayed the Emerald Archer’s early days. Continue reading »

Oct 292013
 

Time for another NYCC 2013 interview! This time, we bring you an interview with comic book artist Dustin Nguyen, whose more recent popular works include Li’l Gotham.

You can find Dustin at his official website, Facebook, Tumblr, and deviantART.

Oct 192013
 

NYCC 2013 banner

Since I’ve moved to the Midwest, I was unable to attend New York Comic Con this year as I have regularly since 2008. Even so, I still wanted to keep up-to-date with the latest news from the convention. Several of my fellow MoarPowah writers have already voiced their reports on the Con, so I decided to compile a list of the top 3 announcements from NYCC 2013 I’m excited for, and the top 3 that made me groan. Continue reading »

Oct 032013
 

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The title says it all! Listen to Silverwolf and I as we discuss our favorite comic crossovers, events, and arcs!

Judge’s favorite crossovers/events/arcs
Recent : Death of the Family (October 2012-February 2013)
Somewhat recent: Flashpoint (May-September 2011)
Honorable mentions for somewhat recent: Civil War (2006-2007) and Blackest Night (2009-2010)
Classic: Hush (Batman 2002-2003)

Silverwolf
Recent: The Kill Machine (Green Arrow #17-23)
Somewhat recent: Blackest Night
Classic: Green Lantern/Green Arrow (1970′s)