You are here: Home // Posts Tagged With dc comics

Batman Beyond, Issue 1

DC Comics is going back to the future with the return of Batman Beyond in a new 6 issue mini series. Written by Adam Beechen, an Emmy nominated animation writer who has worked on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with art by Ryan Benjamin.

When a new villain begins targeting the Dark Knight’s old foes, the future’s Batman, Terry McGinnis, must search into Bruce Wayne’s past and find out who the villain is. I was a big fan of Batman Beyond and I’m surprised that it has taken this long to revisit the characters.  The show was innovation and an interesting twist on the future of the Batman universe.

The animated series lasted for three seasons and spun off two movies, including the fan loved Return of the Joker, which had a darker tone then the series but really showed what they could do with the characters.

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
Filed Under Entertainment

That’s right, one of my childhood favorites is coming back!

Thundercats Poster

Cartoon Network is bringing back the classic 80s action fantasy cartoon ThunderCats, which will now be in anime form.  The series is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4C, the company behind The Animatrix and Gotham Knights.

Also announced by Cartoon Network is an animated series based on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern. Way to get my attention Cartoon Network, I’ll be watching both of these.

Smallville, Lois and Clark

We all expected it, but now the CW has confirmed it! Smallville‘s 10th season will be its last!  Here is an official press release by the network:

Entering its explosive tenth season, Smallville culminates in the epic rise of the world’s ultimate hero — Superman. Finally working alongside the intrepid Lois Lane at the Daily Planet, Clark Kent had accepted his destiny as the guardian of Metropolis when General Zod arrived, challenging Clark’s authority and power.

Just when the romance between Clark and Lois began to bloom, Clark was called into duty by the legendary Justice Society and his own burgeoning league of heroes to fight the gathering dark forces. As season nine drew to a close, Clark sacrificed himself to save the world from Zod. Season ten promises the classic reuniting of the timeless romance between Clark and Lois, and brings Clark face to face with his destiny as he overcomes his final trials and forges the iconic identity that will be known for all time.

The series stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen and Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer

Noticeably absent from the cast list is Allison Mack who has portrayed Chloe Sullivan since the beginning of the show (the last remaining original cast member besides Welling). Rumor has it that she will continue in a limited role through guest appearances.  Hopefully the series will be able to convince Michael Rosenbaum to reprise Lex Luthor before the end of its run. What better way to end the series than having all of the pieces in place for the Superman mythology?

batman-brucewaynereturn1

Grant Morrison “killed” the original Batman, Bruce Wayne, and now he is bringing him back in “The Return of Bruce Wayne”.  The first issue of the six-part series hits stores next Wednesday, May 12th. Since the events of “Final Crisis”, Bruce Wayne has been displaced through time. This is his journey. Each issue features the cape crusader in a different era of time with a different artist giving each issue a distinct style. Issue #1 features art by Chris Sprouse.  Meet… “Caveman Batman”.

Other comics on sale Wednesday include:

  • Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1 from Marvel Comics. Warren Ellis continues his run with the X-Men, now pulled away from the main Marvel Universe.
  • The second issue of Dark Horse Comics’ sci-fi series Hellcyon comes out. The series reminds me of Avatar and is written and drawn by Lucas Marangon.
  • Image Comics has Savage Dragon #160 and Sam & Twitch: The Writer #1. Dragon sees the brutal end of the “Dragon Wars”, while Sam & Twitch is a new bi-weekly crime mini-series.

What will you be picking up this coming week?

thatsmyshirt

Since I started My Hollywood Dream I get contacted to talk about a lot of different products and websites.  Everything from travel, to Dish Network, and even Tofurkey Soda. But with out a doubt, Thatsmyshirt.com has some of the coolest products that I’ve had a pleasure to browse. On the image above, you can see hoodies that mimic DC Comics heroes Aquaman and Batman’s costumes and a wicked T-shirt that is styled after the Joker’s costume. These are so freaking badass. In addition to these, they have a Wonder Woman costume styled T-shirt, and for Marvel Comics fans they have ones for Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Hulk.

In addition to the superhero stuff, they have Thatsmyshirt.com Junk Food Tees, Movie, TV, Vintage, Halloween, Sports, and Video Game Tees (to name a few of their categories). Here are three more examples of shirts they sell…

thatsmoretees

The Pinky and the Brain shirt takes me back to my childhood, I’ve never seen a cool shirt like this that features them before. The Chuck Norris shirt is pretty cool also, they have a bunch of different Norris ones. This is my favorite of the mix. I’ve also seen a lot of comics book character shirts in the past, but this Hulk vs Thing shirt is awesome on so many levels. The shirt focuses on one of my favorite comic book rivalries.

You can also check them out on the Thatsmyshirt Fan Page over on Facebook.

Site sponsors help us defer the costs of running My Hollywood Dream.

Posted on March 7th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (2)
Filed Under Sponsorships

The Pit v3 Logo

This really has been a strange week in entertainment. The off-screen drama has been a lot more interesting and contrived than anything that can be written.

  • For example, NBC’s late night debacle.  If you haven’t heard (but I’m sure that you have), NBC is moving Jay Leno out of prime time after 4 months of horrible ratings and putting him back into his old 11:35pm time slot.  To do this, they have to push back their whole line up, including The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (yeah, that Carson Daly guy also). They will also be cutting Jay’s show to a half an hour, aka just airing his opening monologue. Cheers to you NBC, for entertaining us on and off the screen.  I’m sitting on the edge of my seat to see how this will play out. I enjoyed Jay’s Tonight Show, but the series had its time and ended. I love Conan and hope to see where he takes the show over time. I just hope he gets that time.
  • I just want to take a moment to say that I loved James Cameron’s Avatar. I saw it in Imax 3D and it reminded me about what going to the movies could (and should) be.  This is an event film that had a little bit of everything, from mind blowing special effects and a completely new world perfectly rendered, to characters that I could actually care about. Was the plot predictable? Sure, but it didn’t take anything away from the film.  I honestly hope Avatar passes Titanic to become the number 1 Box Office grossing film of all time. It is that good. A Mini Review has been added to the archive.
  • Chuck comes back tomorrow (Sunday, 01/10/10) with a special two hour episode! Then it takes its normal timeslot Monday at 8pm on NBC (see, the Network can do something right). You can catch up on Chuck by watching last season’s finale, “Chuck Versus The Ring”, by heading over to NBC’s official website. We fought long and hard to save the series, now make sure to watch it and tell a friend to watch it to make sure we get multiple new seasons. And don’t forget to get your 5 Dollar Footlong from Subway.
  • Blake Lively has been cast as Carol Ferris in Green Lantern. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Ms. Lively. I actually watch and (used to) enjoy Gossip Girl.  But this is horrible casting. She does not fit the role at all, not look wise or the right kind of attitude. Nor is it believable that she could be running the Ferris Airfield. Will they be de-aging the character to college aged? *shakes head* They hit the nail on the head by casting Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, but this is a misfire. I just hope it doesn’t bring down the film or cause another sequel (lead female) recasting like Nolan’s Batman series.
  • In TV News, Miley Cyrus has quit Hannah Montana. The next season will be its last. Yeah, I think I’ve said enough about that.
  • Bill Paxton is hoping to revisit his 1996 hit Twister with a 3D sequel.  Don’t movies usually wait until the third entry into their series to go the 3D route? RE: Jaws 3D, Friday the 13th Part 3D, Amityville 3D. How else can they seamlessly blend “3D” into the title? All kidding aside, I love Twister and I’d be down for a sequel. We don’t have many event films like it anymore. Man vs nature (now in 3D).
  • Have you checked out Hollywood the Game recently? It is an online Hollywood Simulation Game and Community, where you write, cast, advertise and release virtual films. Do you have what it takes to become a mega producer?

The Pit v3 Logo

Happy Holidays everyone! We’ll keep updating through New Years, just at a bit of a slower rate (as we have been this past week). Thanks for checking out the site!

  • Owen Wilson provides the voice for the newspaper comic strip dog turned movie Marmaduke. Sadly, his voice and the opening shot makes me think its Marley and Me 2. Click here to give it a look. Did anyone know they were making the dog talk?
  • After 23 years Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have split up. What? Seriously? I guess no Hollywood couples are safe, no matter how long they’ve been together or how happy they seem.  On a side note, Sarandon is wonderful in The Lovely Bones. She deserves some Oscar supporting actress love.
  • Warner Brothers have released a synopsis for their DC Comics adaptation of the Losers.  “An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, The Losers centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team — Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar — find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.”
  • There are a lot of movies opening this weekend! For the older crowd we have Maryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in It’s Complicated.  For the kiddies there is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.  For the ladies there is the musical Nine. For the guys there is the action re-invention of Sherlock Holmes from Guy Ritchie. And for both kinds of adults we have Up in the Air with George Clooney expanding, and Heath Ledger’s final film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Page 10 of 14« First...89101112...Last »