Redecorating The House, One Wall At A Time

I was away for the weekend – honest, I’m not just making excuses for not finishing the Eclipso annotations yet – visiting family and ended up walking through a bizarre odds and ends, not quite antiques type of shop that sprawled over about three different buildings. Tucked away in a corner, I found the poster below – it looks like a copy of a sign from the Flash TV series that someone printed out and pasted onto some board. Either way, it’s now hanging on my kitchen wall, looking good:

Flash Poster

DC’s Rebirth

DC Rebirth

After all the speculation, DC have released their line up of titles following the forthcoming Rebirth. There’s also a short video from Geoff Johns about it where he lays out what Rebirth is all about, how there’s something missing in the DCU. Over the coming months, we’re going to get a slew of Rebirth specials followed by new #1s of loads of series.

Just going on the titles alone, here’s what I’ll be definitely be getting:

Aquaman
Blue Beetle
Earth 2
Green Lanterns
Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps
Justice League
Justice League America

With the exception of Blue Beetle, and allowing for a couple of renamings, those are all titles that I’m currently getting. I don’t collect Superman or Batman titles and I haven’t picked up Green Arrow since Ann Nocenti’s horrible run about a year into the New 52; similarly, I picked up the first Teen Titans after the New 52 but once it finished, I’d lost all interest.

There might be one or two other titles I try when the creative teams are released but for now, my current 7 monthly DC series remains static – a far cry from this time two years ago when I was getting 14 titles each month from DC.

Deadpool – Just Watch It, Already

Deadpool

I’m not a massive Marvel fan – I don’t get a single Marvel superhero title – and don’t think I’ve got a single appearance of Deadpool in my comics collection (scuttles off, checks his database – nope, not a one) so everything I know about this character, I know from the internet.

Thank you, internet.

Deadpool is funny, filthy, sweary, violent, fast . . . oh, and really funny, too. It works – Ryan Reynolds is just spot on and this more than makes up for the Green Lantern from a few years ago (and hey, I was one of four people who actually liked that film)

If you haven’t already seen it then go and do so now. And, as usual these days, stick with the credits for a mid-credits Matthew Broderick style scene.

Best superhero film of 2016 so far.

I Return To Good News

Mrs Earth-Prime and I returned from Sweden yesterday so I’m busy going through things, reading my news feeds, catching up with stuff, all the post-short break things you do, and what do I find: news that the Flash and Supergirl series are going to crossover in an episode called “Worlds Finest”

Supergirl Flash

That’s made me smile.

Eclipso Annuals Done

Finished writing up the annuals for Eclipso: The Darkness Within so will now be turning my attention to the detailed annotations for #2 of the bookends.

Thing is, in a couple of days, me and Mrs Earth-Prime are off to Sweden for a few days of tramping through the snow and riding with huskies so it might be next week before the notes are finished.

Eclipso See You Soon