Supergirl – First Episode

Supergirl

Finally caught up with the first episode of Supergirl and was pleasantly surprised.

It suffered a little from being the first episode – cramming all the back story in as quickly as possible, setting up the characters with broad brush strokes – but on the whole it was more than a little enjoyable. Melissa Benoist was pretty much perfect in the role, coming across as enthusiastic and willing to learn, despite the obstacles in her way and it bodes well for the rest of the series.

The only real niggle I had was the references to “he” and “him” when they clearly meant Superman; it seemed they were going out of their way not to mention the name. Oh, and the last scene where Kara’s evil aunt is revealed as the threat behind it all was hammed up terribly.

Still, like I said, an enjoyable first episode.

Superhero TV In The UK

Based here in the UK, there’s sometimes a wait for the US shows to come over. Agents of SHIELD has or is about to start in the US but here, we’re still waiting; Gotham has started its second series in the colonies but nothing here yet; Agent Carter won’t be around until next year; and as of this writing, no network’s picked up Ash vs Evil Dead.

Thankfully Flash is up and running (sorry) and I’m thoroughly enjoying that, particularly with the introduction of Jay Garrick and Earth-2 and this Thursday sees the start of the new Supergirl series which I have high hopes for, if only because it might thumb its nose at the grim, depressing Man of Steel film and its attendant universe.

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All told, it’s not a bad time to be a comic fan on TV.

Blackest Night Annotations Done

Blackest Night 01Finished the annotations for Blackest Night – you can find the link on the right hand side.

There’s one or two things I’d like to add in – not least of which is a new version of the character map / reading order that I compiled on the old site.

But for now, the main notes are done and everything’s linking from one page to another.

Now, do I drag over the Final Crisis notes next or do I actually annotate something new…?

Blackest Night Issues Being Done

Blackest Night 01Busy transferring the annotations for Blackest Night from the old site to the new one.

There’s a lot of tie-in issues to sort out for this one as well so it might take me a little while to get them all done; I’ll concentrate on the main series first (seems logical) and then get the tie-ins in place.

I’m going to re-do the character map that I did for the old site and this time concentrate on reading order of the issues rather than which character goes where.

New Star Wars Trailer

Okay, I know this is going to be everywhere by now but I’ve just seen the new Star Wars Episode VII trailer:

and sweet Cthulhu, it looks good.

Here in the UK, it’s released on the 17th of December, a day when I’m supposed to be in one of my organisation’s other offices, half way across the country.

I wonder if I can get the time off for religious observance…?