Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Hero Case Files #49: Amethyst

amethystSuperheroes have long been portrayed as a male power fantasy.  The majority of them tend to be male, and who wouldn’t want to be a powerful do-gooder who always saves the day?

So, what would a superhero designed to appeal to young girls look like?  The answer there may be found with Amethyst, the Princess of Gemworld.

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Why Can’t All Comics Have Awesome Motion Covers Like These?

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Yummy, yummy, yummy, I got love in my tummy.

Comics Alliance recently posted their 25 Greatest Animated Comic Book Covers from artists :ABVH, Kerry Callen, Brad Backofen, and Jim Groom.

I picked out a few of my favorites and posted them after the break. Be sure to visit Comics Alliance and the individual artists blogs for more.

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DC’s Project Runway. Top Dogs Get New Threads Post Convergence

"Do you have any idea what DC are doing?"  "No.  You?"
“Do you have any idea what DC are doing?” “No. You?”

Going hand in hand with DC’s strange mini-relaunch post Convergence, we are getting some new/updated costumes.

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Will There Be A Justice League TV Series Before A Movie Comes Out?

"Not in the face!  Not in the face!"
“Not in the face! Not in the face!”

The CW has had some success with TV versions of Green Arrow and the Flash on, well, Arrow and The Flash, also known as the shows my wife rolls her eyes at when I say I’m going to sit down and watch one.  Now, this season Arrow introduced Ray Palmer, also known as the Atom, and while he so far is more of an Iron Man than a guy who can shrink, the guy’s gotten a lot of screentime and Brandon Routh has been a welcome and charismatic addition to the series.  Given how The Flash began life as an Arrow spin-off, would it be safe to assume The Atom is next?  Eh, not quite.

Instead, the CW is looking to do a superhero team show, and this leads me to wonder…will it be a version of the Justice League?

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Slightly Misplaced Comics Heroes Case Files #2: The Unknown Soldier

"Hey, Unknown Soldier, STOP HELPING THE NAZIS!"
“Hey, Unknown Soldier, STOP HELPING THE NAZIS!”

He was a mystery man, a soldier and assassin who made Axis agents tremble during World War II.  He also had no name.  That was deliberate.

He was…the Unknown Soldier!

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