Remember how David Uzumeri and I reviewed Smallville together, and then switched over to super-hero movies before he had to drop out at the end of the Blade trilogy? Well, guess what?
We’re back, and we’re taking on the first great super-hero franchise when ComicsAlliance Reviews Superman: The Movie! I have what many people might consider to be bad opinions about this one — I think Superman is overrated and boring and Superman II is fundamentally a bad Superman story — so check it out as I try to make the case that these flicks are nowhere near as good as your five year-old self wanted them to be. Enjoy!
Today at ComicsAlliance, it’s another installment of good ol’ fashioned let’s-make-fun-of-this-old-story comics blogging when Bizarro Back Issues takes on The New Adventures of Superboy #11, a Cary Bates / Kurt Schaffenberger classic where Superboy gains the power of bio-magnetism and has a black hole suck it right out of his body.
It’s worth it just for the shot of Luthor in his goggles.
By now, you may have already heard about North Carolina’s The Comics Conspiracy flipping out on Facebook and deciding that a holy crusade against the dark wizard Grant Morrison was in order, but today at ComicsAlliance, I’ve got my own take on the “GD” controversy that unveils the shocking extremes of Morrison’s liberal agenda.
This week on Ask Chris, I tackle a question that — surprise! — I have strong opinions about: whether or not Superman and Batman should be friends.
And as a special bonus, please enjoy the five paragraphs where I go apeshit on comics readers for thinking like third graders, then go back to explaining how two fictional characters would definitely be buddies, without ever once acknowledging the irony. It’s a mean feat, but I accomplish it.
That, my friends, is a picture of David Uzumeri falling asleep, nestled within the flowing curls of John Glover, and that can only mean that Smallvillains has returned!
This week, our Recap/Review returns with the one episode we always meant to do but never did: “Red,” a Jeph Loeb joint where red “meteor rock” turns Clark evil, which actually has the effect of making him more of a proactive force for good than we’ve ever seen from him in the rest of the series. This show, you guys. This show.
So hey, remember that time DC didn’t print Superman #712, and I wrote an article where I spoke to creators and used a timeline of events and recent events to write a theory on why, and then some people thought it was because of a kitten?
Well, now this is happening.
This week on Ask Chris, a simple question about whether or not I like something leads to a discussion of both Lex Luthor as a character and the nature of Superboy as a concept, because that is just how I roll.
Also, there’s one line in there that prompted David Uzumeri to give me a “one-man standing ovation” from his apartment at 4 AM. And no, that’s not a sex thing.