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Comic-Con

July 25, 2016

A *lot* of new trailers…

DC

I still haven’t watched BvS, I will one of these days but the more I saw the less interested I was. The Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers have repiqued my interest.

Wonder Woman

So… Wonder Woman is a total badass. Superhero with shield in WW2 brings to mind another comic book property but this looks like the war portion will be more grounded than Cap fighting Red Skull (apart from the part where she’s straight out of Greek mythology and has a magical lasso). Hopefully Zach Snyder’s contribution isn’t much more than those couple of slow-mo shots.

Justice League

It looks fun! The grimdark of the BvS trailers really put me off so it’s great to see a DC trailer with some fun. I’m a big fan of the Flash (thanks Grant Gustin!) and his sequence here made me smile in a similar way to Spidey’s appearance in Civil War. We don’t get to see much of Cyborg, but casting Jason Momoa as Aquaman definitely looks like the best way to make Aquaman not a joke. He looks fucking terrifying.

Doctor Strange

I’m already excited about this, I don’t need much more encouragement. Part of me wishes I hadn’t watched it as I liked that Mads Mikkelson’s character had yet to be revealed, then again, it’s nice to see some more Chiwetel and that brief pinch of Benedict Wong.

King Arthur

I genuinely don’t know what to make of this.

I’m definitely looking forward to it, it looks fun, but it is not what I was expecting at all.

Kong

Apocalypse Kong? Yes please.

Justice League

November 23, 2014

justice

By Rafael Albuquerque.

I meant to post this back at Halloween but it slipped through a crack somewhere. For those that don’t know Albuquerque illustrates American Vampire which is worth a read (I was sold after issue 1).

Bruce is certainly channeling a dose of Skinner Sweet in this cover but for me it’s all about Aquaman – how badass does he look! Remove the hair and you’re not far from dark Abe Sapien. I approve wholeheartedly.

Superhero Hideout Cutaways

September 2, 2014

Comics these days don’t have enough cutaways.

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