The Snyder Cut Being Released

Okay, I have to admit, I did not see that coming.

Zak Snyder’s long called for (by some, not me) version of his Justice League film is to be released on HBO Max next year, possibly as a complete film, possibly as a broken apart mini-series.

There’s a follow-up article over at the Beat which talks about why this might not be such a good idea from the point of Warner Bros being seen to give in to some of the worst elements of the internet.

For me, not having liked any of Snyder’s work in the DC world, this is more of a curiosity thing. Will four hours of a miserable Superman; a grim, grey, washed out world where heroes have no regard for anything like the safety of civilians; and a Batman convinced Superman is the enemy, even be enjoyable?

I doubt it, to be honest.

Sunday Reviews March 2020

The thing about running at the speed of Flash? It’s easy to lose track of where you are.

The Flash pulls a fast one in JUSTICE LEAGUE #42

BIRTHRIGHT #42

The God King Lore’s army has invaded Earth and Mikey, the Chosen One, thinks Lore is sending his werewolves to rescue the witches that Mikey and his family have taken captive. Lore has other ideas, though, and one of the first characters we met in this story comes to an end.

This series continues to be bloody good, both in terms of writing and art – seriously, it’s consistently one of the best looking books I’m getting.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #42

Daxamites under the leadership of the Eradicator have invaded Earth and only the League stand against them. Faced with an enemy they can’t possibly defeat, the League does what it does best and shifts the battlefield, giving themselves the advantage.

Robert Venditti continues to breathe excitement and adventure into the League following the departure of Snyder and his interminable Year of the Villain storyline. Global threats that only the Leagure can stand against – this is what I’ve been missing for some time!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #19

The JL Odyssey team are holed up with the unlikely ally the Lord of Time, who is planning to rewrite the whole of history minus the bad bits. All the League have to do is take out Darkseid’s assassins – trouble is, they missed one.

There really is little connection to the rest of the League other than the title, by now – this team operates in its own section of the galaxy, its adventures having no impact on the rest of the DCU. That said, it’s still a fun read.

MERCY #1

Something attacks the town of Woodsburgh, forcing the people to attempt to seal it within a mine using dynamite. A stranger arrives following the attack and finds help amongst the dead. Years later, the townspeople still blame Lady Swanson for the attack, even though she lost her husband. Strangers arrive in Woodsburgh, the beautiful Lady Hellaine and her butler, neither of whom are what they seem.

Having enjoyed Mirka Andolfo’s art in DC’S BOMBSHELLS series, I thought I’d give this weird horror/Western a go and I’m glad I did. There seems to be a hint of Lovecraftian otherness about it and it looks gorgeous. Well worth picking up.