DC’s Rebirth: In Your Best Arnold Voice, “It’s Not A Reboot!”

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DC gets a lot of flack from some for their various reboots of continuity.  Some of which is justified, like the mess that the New 52 left DC continuity in.  Marvel claims to have never rebooted their continuity.  Not on a grand scale like DC’s Crisis anyway.  But what do you call something like One More Day Marvel?  Besides a slap in the face to fans.  (IMO).

While Marvel seems to get a free pass on the whole “reboot” thing, they are constantly relaunching their line and doing soft reboots along the way.  How many of your favorite Marvel books have had new #1’s in the past couple of years?  I think Spider-Gwen which debuted in 2014 has already had 9 #1 issues!  (That’s possibly an exaggeration.)  The point is, Marvel is just as guilty in their own way.

And DC is hoping that by following the “Marvel model” with #1’s, a soft reboot and not a Crisis/Flashpoint/New 52 style reboot, fans will cut them some slack as well.

More on DC Rebirth’s “it’s not a reboot” after the cut.

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DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow First Look And Name Dropping

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I’ve only seen 6 episodes of The Flash and no episodes of Arrow so I’m probably not the right one to be posting this, but after the cut, a first extended look at DC and CW’s new spinoff series DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.

I won’t spoil anything with regards to the “Name Dropping” reference in the title, but keep your ears open…

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Is For The Birds

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DC Comics has released the first look at Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders and Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall.  Look for Hawkgirl and Hawkman to debut in this season’s Arrow and The Flash crossover before joining the spin-off show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week Eight

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I’ll admit I ran out of steam and interest with the release of Convergence #8.  It took me awhile to get around to completing my reading of the tie-ins, and it didn’t help they were some of the weaker tie-ins of the bunch.  Plus Secret Wars was full steam ahead over at Marvel and I was excited to move onto that.  As such, this final post on DC’s big early summer event got lost in the shuffle.

But since I am contractually obligated to finish these posts, I’ll make a very late attempt to clue things up after the break.

Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:

Week One: Part One, Part Two
Week Two: Part One, Part Two
Week Three:Part One, Part Two
Week Four:Part One, Part Two
Week Five: Part One, Part Two
Week Six: Part One, Part Two
Week Seven: Part One, Part Two

Read on for Week Eight spoilers after the break for Convergence #8, Convergence Action Comics #2, Convergence Detective Comics #2, Convergence Blue Beetle #2, Convergence Booster Gold #2, Convergence Crime Syndicate #2, Convergence Infinity Inc #2, Convergence Justice Society Of America #2, Convergence Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #2, Convergence Shazam #2 and Convergence World’s Finest Comics #2.

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Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Batfleck! Solo Movie Coming Soon?

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If this, Netflix and Charlie Cox don’t make you forget my Daredevil movie, I give up.

It’s not officially official but more “where there’s smoke there’s fire” rumors are popping up again that Mr. Ex-Jennifer Garner is preparing to star in and direct a solo Batman film.  This rumor cycle brought to you by Deadline with the added spin that Affleck will co-write the film with DC’s chief creative officer and current Justice League scribe Geoff Johns.

There is no rumored release date for said movie, but you’d have to think DC/Warner Bros would want this in theatres as hot on the heels of Batsoup and Suicide Squad as possible.  Those two films have release dates of March and August 2016 respectively. When trying to figure out where Warners would place this, keep in mind the current release date for the first Justice League film is Nov 2017.  And at some unknown date in 2017 we are supposed to get the Lego Batman movie.  With Flash and Aquaman feature films due in 2018, I can see some shuffling of DC properties here if this rumor holds up.

There is a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice panel at San Diego Comic-Con tomorrow that may give us some clarity on all of this.

Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week Seven Part Two

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Obligatory Aquaman money shot for Watson.

(Editor’s Note: Let’s all be kind to Jimmy and pretend it is the week of May 20th.  He really does try very hard to get his work done on time.  But for someone with commitment issues (ask Ms. Impossible) he can’t seem to say “No” to any project that comes his way.  So remember, it’s May 20th, Convergence is not over, and Jimmy is awesome.  Thanks from Gabbing Geek.)

Hey everybody!  A couple of clunkers in this batch of issues as we finish up the penultimate week of Convergence.  I’m looking forward to next week when the finale gets released.  I’m sure it will all start making sense at that point.  I’m sure nothing crazy and continuity shattering will occur and everything in the New 52 will be just as we left it two months ago.

Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:

Week One: Part One, Part Two
Week Two: Part One, Part Two
Week Three:Part One, Part Two
Week Four:Part One, Part Two
Week Five: Part One, Part Two
Week Six: Part One, Part Two
Week Seven: Part One

Read on for Week Seven spoilers after the break for Convergence Justice League America #2Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2, Convergence New Teen Titans #2, Convergence Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 and Convergence The Flash #2.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week Seven Part One

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Step One in finishing write ups on all issues of Convergence: forgetting Convergence is over and that you already know how it ends.  Step Two in finishing write ups on all issues of Convergence: forgetting your are burned out on Convergence and more interested in the ramping up Secret Wars.  Step Three in finishing write ups on all issues of Convergence: actually reading the issues.

So I’ll soldier on.  I can’t even call it a labor of love, but I’ll get through it!

Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:

Week One: Part One, Part Two
Week Two: Part One, Part Two
Week Three:Part One, Part Two
Week Four:Part One, Part Two
Week Five: Part One, Part Two
Week Six: Part One, Part Two

Read on for Week Seven spoilers after the break for Convergence #7, Convergence Wonder Woman #2, Convergence Swamp Thing #2, Convergence Hawkman #2, Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2, and Convergence Batman And The Outsiders #2.

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LEGO DC Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Trailer

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It skews a little young for me, but check out the trailer after the break for the next Lego DC original movie, due for release August 25th.

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The Newest Hollywood Trend? Documentaries About Superhero Movies That Never Got Made

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We’ll take a cast photo, from this point forward nothing can possiblie go wrong. Uh, possibly go wrong.

Unlike my fellow Gabbing Geeks Jenny and Watson, I never got to see the new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? complete with a director Q&A.  Mainly because I was about 3500 miles away from the theatre the night they went.  Anyway, I’ll catch the movie soon when it hits the Blu-Rays and other consumable outlets.

But that potential Nic Cage/Tim Burton collaboration wasn’t the only Superman related movie to come oh so close and fall apart.  Way back in 2009, Warner Bros and DC were on the verge of making a Justice League film starring Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as the Flash and Common as Green Lantern.  Obviously this film never happened.  But why?

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week Six Part Two

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There’s a lot of deaths this week, but not of Watson’s main man!

Convergence clues up five more pre-Zero Hour/Wildstorm/Kingdom Come crossovers that will likely have little significance to the event as a whole.  There are quite a number of deaths in these issues.  I’m starting to suspect that Battleworld Telos is going to end up sticking around the main DCU with all those cities intact, so maybe those deaths will have meaning in the near future.  (As I write this, Convergence #8 has not been released yet.  But once you’re reading this it will have been and you will know the fate of Telos and it’s inhabitants.)

Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:

Week One: Part One, Part Two
Week Two: Part One, Part Two
Week Three:Part One, Part Two
Week Four:Part One, Part Two
Week Five: Part One, Part Two
Week Six: Part One

Read on for Week Six spoilers after the break for Convergence Aquaman #2, Convergence Catwoman #2, Convergence Green Arrow #2, Convergence Justice League International #2 and Convergence Suicide Squad #2. 

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