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COMIC TITLE: DCeased #1 (2019)
Trevor Hairsine and James Harren– Artist
Tom Taylor–Writer
May 1, 2019
DC Comics

DC-comics-DCeased-1-Yasmine-Putri-horror-variant-coverOne of the most exciting books to come out this week comes to us from DC Comics and it’s the latest horror injected miniseries they are doing. There are a lot of great first issues that have come out this week, but DCeased #1 is the comic book that caught my attention and I had to have it. To be perfectly honest, it was Yasmine Putri ‘s movie variant cover that really caught my attention as they did a parody of 2017’s IT movie poster with The Joker as Pennywise and Robin as Georgie. In the issue, the Justice League has just defeated Darkseid and all of his minions or so they think they have defeated him, but Batman notices that Cyborg is missing. When Darkseid returns to his home planet, he activates the anti-life equation and when he is returned to Earth, the equation links itself to all digital devices and begins turning the citizens into rabid zombies. Now, it is up to Superman and co. to try and figure out how in the heck can they stop this virus before it’s too late. For more information on the comic and anything else DC related, you can find out by visiting their website here.

DCeased_01_preview1What I truly love about this story is that they take what all of society is addicted to and they make it our worst nightmare. To avoid being infected, you have to avoid all forms of social media and television. Darkseid has literally sent the world into the dark ages if you think about it because how are you going to get the news if you can’t use your phone, tablet, or TV? As simple of an idea as it is, it was definitely a smart route to go because we are always exploring the dangers of technology and we always have through films and comics. I feel as though this comic starts right where Justice League 2 the film would have ended if that was still going to be a thing for the DCEU. Darkseid was going to be the main villain and this definitely explores the aftermath and how we are foolish for thinking we’ve won the war. The artwork to the comic was definitely phenomenal and I can not wait to see what they bring to the table in issue #2. This could definitely be one heck of a ride moving forward. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

man of steel titleFor this week’s Super Sunday, we are heading back into the DC Universe for one of the comics that basically made them who they are today. For a lot of us comic book fans that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, Christopher Reeve was the man known as Superman in all of our eyes. In 2006, Warner Brothers and DC Comics decided to bring back Superman to the big screen considering things were hot for Marvel at the time with Spider-Man and X-men. The only problem is their 2006 film Superman Returns was a huge flop and disappointment in the eyes of many fans. It would take seven years and for Christopher Nolan to dominate with his edgy and dark take on the Batman series with The Dark Knight Trilogy for DC and Warner to finally realize what they had to do with the Superman series and now we have 2013’s Man Of Steel. Henry Cavill (Immortals) stars as Clark Kent, Kal-El, or Superman as the film explores his origins of how he made it to Earth. Although in this film, we learn that General Zod (Michael Shannon) and the fact that Krypton was about to end was the reason for him travelling to Earth. Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Lara (Ayelet Zurer) had to sacrifice their lives so that Kal could live on a new planet. That doesn’t stop Zod and his outlawed and banished team from trying to find Kal so that they can recover something that is key to their planet. The film stars Diane Lane (Chaplin) as Marta Kent, Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves) as Jonathan Kent, Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Perry White, Antje Traue (5 Days Of War) as Faora-Ul, Richard Cetrone (Watchmen) as Tor-An, and the film was directed by Zack Snyder (300).

superman Visually, I think this film is out of this world and that expression, “This film is visually stunning” is 100% accurate about Man Of Steel. Where Superman Returns failed, this film made up for it in every category. There is a reason why this film won the superhero movie of the year award last year in the 3RD Annual Monster Entertainment Awards with 50% of the vote and it was because it was that badass. I can’t pinpoint one performance that wasn’t better than any other performance because the cast was superb and Michael Shannon played an excellent villain. The special effects were great and the cinematography was on point. The only thing is that I wasn’t used to the idea of the film having Superman meet Lois Lane before he starts to work at The Daily Planet. This was definitely one of my favorite films from 2013 and unfortunately we have to wait until 2016 to get the second film in the series Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. which stars Ben Affleck as the new Batman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I am going to give this film an A for a final grade. If you want to get involved in the voting process for the 4TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards which features everything from Superhero film of the year, Horror, Action, comedy, and music categories as well, then click here.

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superman doomsdayFor today’s Super Sunday film, we are travelling back to the DC Universe to take a look at an animated film that I always wished they had a made a live action version. The film is 2007’s Superman/Doomsday which features the battle between Superman (Adam Baldwin) and the alien destruction machine Doomsday. You see Lex Luthor (James Marsters) is still reeling from the fact that he can’t defeat Superman or do anything without the savior of Metropolis knowing. While on a digging expedition, a team hired by Luthor accidentally let’s out a absolute killing machine known as Doomsday. Doomsday will make his way to Metropolis where he and Superman will fight to the death (literally). After Superman saves Metropolis once again, he unfortunately dies or so at least we think and the city especially Lois Lane (Anne Heche) mourns his death. Then all of a sudden, Superman has risen from the grave to save the day once again, but Lois begins to notice that he isn’t acting the same as he used to. Luckily, Lois and one of Superman’s robots is on the investigation as they discover that Lex Luthor has been up to something very dastardly. The film also stars John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Toy Man, Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as The Robot, Swoosie Kurtz (Liar Liar) as Martha Kent, Ray Wise (Robocop) as Perry White, Adam Wylie (The Smurfs 2) as Jimmy, and the film was directed by Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series).

doomsdayOne of the best parts of this film is the fight scene between Superman and Doomsday, it felt like that fight was never going to end. I always thought that this should have been explored in a live action manner, but nevertheless we got it as an animated film which means they can do more than they could in a live action film. I like how dark the film became when Superman returned from the grave (or at least you think he does), but the end battle between the two Supermen is pretty good as well with the real Superman donning a new suit. The animation for the film is still in the style of the 90’s animated series which I love more than today’s animation.  The film is PG-13 which means that even though there isn’t any sex or anything, there is still some adult subject matter in it like it’s known that Superman takes Lois Lane for weekend escapades at The Fortress Of Solitude in this film. The film is only 75 minutes long so, it doesn’t feel like a huge investment of time, but it is well worth it if you are a Superman fan like me. If you have the special two disc edition of the film, it comes with the comic The Death of Superman on a special CD-Rom disc that you can check out as well.

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