Judging by the internet, I’m not alone in saying that Wonder Woman has restored my faith in DC. As a fan of their animated features, especially the earlier version of the film made in 2009, I was pleasantly surprised by Gal Gadot’s portrayal of the Princess of the Amazons.
But with the film doing as well as it is, I couldn’t help but mull over how many other superheroines deserve more screentime. Too often are such characters left less fleshed out, pushed to the side, or tokenized in lieu of their male counterparts. While full-length movies and spinoffs aren’t for everyone, the following five characters definitely deserve more love. I did my best to pick a variety of girls and women who are beloved in their own right – if only a bit underused.
As the resident trailer fan here, I feel it my duty to let you know that the new one for 2017’s Wonder Woman has hit the internet – and in my honest opinion, it’s pretty fantastic.
Many DC and Comic Book Movie fans have been very hesitant to get excited about Patty Jenkins’ cinematic adaptation of the famous female empowerment icon. But with the Comic Con trailer that debuted over the summer, and now this recent bit of advertising, Wonder Woman feels like it is going to be one of the better DC adaptations, and maybe will fix the issues of the past few “Snyder-verse” movies (looking at you, BvS).
This was a year of major firsts for New York Comic Con. This year, the convention featured three offsite venues, including Madison Square Garden. While con attendance reached record numbers, the offsite spaces meant that the main show floor, hallways, and Artists Alley didn’t often feel overcrowded (the exception being a few peak times each day). Continue reading New York Comic Con 2016 in a Nutshell→
As you can guess, the best days of most cons are Friday and Saturday, and this year’s SDCC did not disappoint when it came to the excitement levels of news. So here we go friends – let’s take a look at the most incredible, nerd screaming information that has been released to the masses from San Diego Comic Con 2016 over the past two days! Are you excited? Because Princess Diana certainly is!
Hey there, friends! SDCC is here, ready to get you pumped for the pop culture onslaught that is coming your way for the next year and more. Though none of the DG team is at the con in person, there is tons of overall news to cover. So to keep things organized and to the point, DG will be posting the best news stories for each day of Comic Con, giving you the highlights so you don’t have to muddle through article after article. So without further ado, let’s check out Thursday’s offerings for SDCC 2016!
You may remember from my previous reviews that Hot Topic and I have a love/hate relationship. I love everything about the clothes, and the hardcore representations of fandoms. I just can’t stand their sizing! This time around, DC Comics Bombshell collection is on the block. Fortunately, my local Hot Topic had every item from the line in store. Everything I tried on is a size XL, except for the Wonder Woman shorts, which are a size 15. A quick note before we dive in, I am not wearing the proper undergarments. I wasn’t expecting everything to be in store, so pardon the sports bra. Let’s begin!
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On March 29th, DC’s latest animated film Justice League vs. Teen Titans was released online. Like many Teen Titans fans, I was thrilled to see the titular team make a glorious return. However, the movie was far from what I’d expected. While it wasn’t downright bad nor good, it was extremely underwhelming – which is saying a lot considering the fact that the story was supposed to focus on my all-time favorite heroine. The poor treatment of its female characters is just one of the things that made the film feel like such a missed opportunity.
DC Comics – a company that in comic and TV form I love deeply, but cinematically has let me down so many times. From the brilliance of Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy to the less than stellar results of both Green Lantern and the later 90’s Batman films, the inconsistency of DC’s comic to film adaptations have left many to speculate what they’ll be like in the future. But at Comic Con 2013, a ray of light seemed to shine down from the cinematic comic book heavens, and it was in the shape of a Bat mixed with a giant oversized symbol of hope. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could well have been the movie to get DC on the same track as the Marvel Comics Universe, and I – like many fans of the Justice League – had high hopes for the film. But did those dreams exactly come true? Eh….not really.
Some of you might have heard that last night was a pretty big event in the DC movie world. On the CW, after the premiere of a new episode of The Flash, we got a sneak peak into what DC is cooking up with Warner Brothers in terms of their cinematic adventures. We got some general info on the members of the Justice League, footage from the Wonder Woman solo movie, and the debut of the first full-length Suicide Squad trailer. Was it good? Was it bad? Was it what we wanted? Well, these were only brief looks at these new movies at best, but they sure brought up a lot to think about. Here’s a breakdown of The Good, The Bad, and The Comicy.