Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Hero Case Files #12: Element Girl

That's her on the right.
That’s her on the right.

There’s something off about a hero who is probably best known for being forgotten and then dying.

That’s more or less what happened to Element Girl.

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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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Kole: Portrait Of A Sacrificial Lamb

That's her on the left.
That’s her on the left.

Most big crossover comics events promise big things about how nothing will be the same and a cast of thousands.  Most comics crossover events fail to deliver by a wide margin.  The only real exception is The Crisis On Infinite Earths, a comic storyline that may not have been the most coherent seeing as how the Anti-Monitor had a new plan every issue, but did deliver cameos from just about every character DC had, whether they fit into the narrative or not, and the multiverse was abolished.  Some characters, like Superman and Wonder Woman, were completely rebooted, while others like Batman had their origins modernized.  Prominent characters like Supergirl and the Barry Allen Flash were killed and actually stayed dead for years real world time.

They also killed off Kole.

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

Divergence-FCBD

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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Gabbing Geek 24: Martian Reading Rainbow

Episode 24.  Or as Jenny likes to call it...the number after 16.
Episode 24. Or as Jenny likes to call it…the number after 16.

Episode 24 of the Gabbing Geek podcast is live.  You should listen to it right now! Continue reading Gabbing Geek 24: Martian Reading Rainbow

Titans TV Series NOT to Include Danny Chase As a Main Character!

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News on a TV series I find so intriguing that I cared enough to write an article on a TV series.  Yeah.  It’s about DC’s Titans.  Per Nerdist: the team will consist of Dick Grayson (he starts as Robin and shifts later to Nightwing), Barbara Gordon (the exact origin as Oracle, but the word “Oracle”is left unsaid in the pilot), Hawk and Dove (the female Dove here, not the original), Raven, and Starfire.  No mention of why Danny Chase, the most popular Titan ever*, was not included in the show.  We expect massive firings to occur at WB over this.

Here’s my take of the news:

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