JLI Is Back In The DCU But Guess What Else?

I’ve seen a couple of articles on the net following this exchange in Justice League of America #7:

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It shows that Ice and the Justice League International are back in the DCU; they’re part of the Rebirthed history although, to be fair, it doesn’t say which JLI. Everyone’s jumping to the conclusion that it’s the classic Giffen/DeMatteis era but it could just as easily be the Dan Jurgens written JLI from the New 52.

While I admit it’s a nice development, this wasn’t what caught my eye in this issue.

As you can see above, Atom and Killer Frost are in the wonderfully named Museum of Unnatural History trying to find a cure for her condition when they’re attacked by a guy who hasn’t been seen for many, many a moon – Terrorsmith, one of the villains created in the original Bloodlines event from 1991. And it is that original event, not the Bloodlines series from last year that had next to nothing to do with the 1991 crossovers as Terrorsmith himself explains:

 

Yep – aliens, necks, and spinal fluid, all the classic Bloodlines ingredients. And if there were any doubt left, here’s what he was looking for in the Museum:

Glonth, one of the original Bloodlines parasites.

So yeah, JLI and Ice are back in the Rebirth DCU . . . but so is the Bloodlines event and all the terrible, terrible metahumans it created.

Dark Universe

Man, that makes me want to watch those old Universal films again!

Back when I was a kid (in the long ago 1970s) there used to be a double bill of horror films on the weekend and it was usually a black and white Universal classic followed by a blood drenched (at least to my young eyes) technicolour Hammer Horror film and it was these films that fuelled my love of, and interest in, the horror genre for many a year.

Universal’s new shared universe, starting with the soon to be released The Mummy, gets a collective name of Dark Universe as seen in the montage trailer above that showcases the original versions and while the trailers for the Tom Cruise film haven’t set my world alight, I’ll definitely be giving it a watch.

After all, it can’t be worse than Benicio del Toro’s dreadful The Wolfman.

Can it?

Screw You, CBR!

I mentioned before about Comic Book Resources annoying me with their inclusion of spoilers in their headlines or at the start of their articles; because I still use a feed reader, I can sometimes be surprised by spoilers of comics, TV or films and I hate that.

I haven’t been reading The Button, the current crossover between Batman and The Flash, but I’m interested about the connections to the Watchmen and Rebirth mystery connection so have been keeping half an eye on things. Checking my feed over the weekend, I see this:

I’ve redacted the headline and the picture because of spoilers! How difficult was that, CBR?

It’s the last straw, for me – I’ve unsubscribed from them partly because of crap like this, but also because of their annoying auto play videos and the seemingly never ending list based articles:

Seriously – what is the fascination with 15?

I’ll miss The Line It Is Drawn and the Comic Book Legends Revealed but apart from that, I’ll rely on other sources for my news.

War Of The Gods Annotations Done

Took a lot longer than expected – mostly due to having the entire house redecorated last year – but the War of The Gods annotations are finished.

I might wait just a little longer to publish them and tie them in with the forthcoming Wonder Woman Day on 3rd of June just for the hell of it.

It’s a toss up about what to do next – either Bloodlines or Millennium. Anyone have a preference?