The Legend of Wonder Woman

DC Comics

DC Comics

Several months ago, when my schedule allowed, I attended a “Heroines Book Club” at the comic book store that the Mysterious Mr. C and I frequent the most. While the writers of the chosen comic books didn’t have to be women, their subjects were and I figured – as a self-proclaimed GeekyNerdyGirl – that it would a good way to get my feet wet since I am, admittedly, new to the genre.

From the start, I knew I was a bit of a black sheep – I was the only one that didn’t have an existing pull list at the shop and wasn’t known by name, and I often hadn’t had time to read that month’s selection, but I still went because I enjoyed hearing everyone else’s thoughts and learning more about the wide world of comic books and graphic novels.  Read More

“Make ‘Em Laugh”

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

After nearly two weeks of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being panned as a grim, joyless slog, the website Birth.Movies.Death. reported last Friday that Warner Bros. is working to lighten up its next DC Comics flick, Suicide Squad – which will hit theaters on August 5. But while the timing of the news seems to suggest that the “tens of millions” of dollars being spent on reshoots is in reaction of the poor reviews of BvS, the fixes seem to have been in the works for at least a few weeks.  Read More

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

CW/DC Entertainment

CW/DC Entertainment

So, I’ve got to be honest: My thoughts on the CW’s newest foray into the superhero genre – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – have been a little all over the place, which is partly why it has taken me so long to review the show. While the Mysterious Mr. C and I watched the introductory special that aired on January 19 and saw the first episode of the pilot shortly after its premiere, Legends didn’t seem to catch our attention enough to tune in with any sort of regularity. But since I’ve been trying to give shows a few episodes to find their footing, I wanted to catch up before passing judgment.  Read More

The Flash

DC/Warner Bros.

DC Comics

I’m honestly not sure why it has taken me so long to review CW’s The Flash, which the Mysterious Mr. C and I have been avidly watching since it premiered in October. I think part of it is because I wanted to give the show a full season to find its legs, like I did with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but even after I switched to the three-episode set-up like most professional television critics, The Flash never made the blog calendar. Well, that changes now!

For as long as I can remember, I have been aware of the Flash as a comic book character/superhero, but I didn’t know anything about his origin story or the world he lived in. Read More

iZombie

DC Comics

DC Comics

I first heard of iZombie a couple of years ago, when executive producer Rob Thomas mentioned his work on the new show in one of the many Veronica Mars Kickstarter update emails he sent to us backers. Since I’ve never been a big fan of zombie stories, I wasn’t entirely sure I would check it out, but the previews looked intriguing and as a Mars devotee, I figured it deserved a look.

Though I normally wait at least three episodes before reviewing a show (only two have aired so far), I figured I would make an exception for iZombie, partially because doing so would make this a Thomas week on the blog (I reviewed his latest Mars novel on Monday) and partially because I completely fell in love with the show!  Read More