And We’ll Be Right Back…Following This Infomercial For Convergence

Yes...I know this isn't Convergence.
Yes…I know this isn’t Convergence.

DC Comics have released a short video/commercial for their upcoming Convergence mega crossover event.  It’s an interesting watch that gives us a few new details and art.  Watch after the break.

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Internet, Aquaman. Aquaman, Internet.

"My trident can cut through plastic can holders in three, sometimes two swipes."
“My trident can cut through plastic can holders in three, sometimes two swipes.”

It’s about time you two crazy kids met.  Thanks to Zack Snyder’s tweet (posted after the break) we now have our official first glimpse at Jason Momoa as Aquaman.  He looks like he smells of anger and seaweed.  But I’m sure Watson will have more to say when he wakes up.

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The New 52 Is Dead. Long Live The…New 49?

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Not to be outdone by whatever Marvel announces on The View today, DC is trying to make waves of their own with huge changes to their entire line of comics in the wake of Convergence.

Up first, RIP New 52 branding.  It hasn’t made sense in a long time and I guess we are back to it simply being the DC universe.  (Unfortunately it doesn’t sound like we’ll be back to the Pre-Flashpoint DCU.  Sniff.)

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Your Weekly Update On All Things Multiverse (Or Are Secret Wars And Convergence Out Yet?)

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As we trek ever closer to the big 2015 events for Marvel and DC (editor’s note: do not call them reboots!), more and more pieces are falling into place and coming into focus.

Up first, CBR has released a nicely compiled Guide to Understanding DC Comics’ Convergence. Including background on the three main time periods that the event will be revisting: Crisis, Zero Hour and Flashpoint. DC has set up each week of this event to focus on one of those time periods so you can pick your favorite and roll with it. They finish by touching on what everyone is wondering…what happens after this event? Is it a reboot (editor’s note: hey!  What did I just tell you!?!) or is it back to status quo of the New 52?

Switching over to Marvel, they started filling in some of the blanks on their Secret Wars Battleworld Interactive Map.  (The map is very cool.  Be sure to click through to it.)

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From A Certain Point Of View: Political Perspective In Speculative Fiction

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Way back in the year 2000, I was snooping around the DC Comics message boards and came across a debate over who the various members of the Justice League at the time would vote for in the 2000 Presidential election  One particularly memorable individual insisted that all the various Leaguers would have obviously voted for George W. Bush except for that “treehugger” Aquaman.

There is one problem with this assumption:  Aquaman at the time couldn’t really vote in an American election.  He was the king of Atlantis.  You know, foreign citizen.  And given the way he was being written in his solo title at the time, it probably didn’t matter much to him who the president was.  Plus, there aren’t many trees to hug on the  bottom of the sea.  Oh, and he’s a fictional character.

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Mini Review: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (NO SPOILERS)

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Sadly, I WILL have to come at you, bro.  Despite being the biggest Aquaman supporter around (there isn’t a ton of competition), I gotta pan this one.  It was a completely phoned in DC Universe Animated Original Movie; a franchise that has shown a tremendous decline in quality since the days of Under the Red Hood and Public Enemies.

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Now Available

Better believe I’ve already bought it! Review to come!

Batman v Superman: Two Helpings of Batsoup?!?

EW is reporting, based on a picture circulating, (EW is usually moderately careful reporting rumors) that Batman v Superman might be split in two films appearing one year apart. 

Allegedly (grain of salt) the first would be named Enter the Knight. The second would retain Dawn of Justice. 

Hopefully this is BS but I wouldn’t put it past WB. 

Source: EW

Aquaman’s VILLAINS Even Get a Lego Set

Aquaman has coattails!  The man doesn’t even wear a coat and he has coattails!  Lego has released a Black Manta Deep Sea Strike set for kids and adults alike to create their own Aquaman related adventures!  The rising tide that is Aquamania continues!

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Check it out on Lego’s site!