Saturday, February 6, 2016

Moon Knight and The Spectre




Moon Knight is a property that should be on the short list of future Netflix series for Marvel.  He's another street level hero that firs right in with the Daredevil, Luke Cage iron Fist and Jessica Jones.  Plus his split personality will make for some very interesting story lines as well as plenty for a gifted actor to work with.  Really, the toughest part would be translating the white costume to a workable live action version.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Batman and The Original Black Cat



Batman has always had feelings for Catwoman, but her criminal ways keep coming between them.  Perhaps a heroine with a cat motif would have been more suitable as the Caped Crusader's love interest.  How different his history might have been if Linda Turner had been operating in Gotham.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Firestorm Vs. The Green Goblin



I always saw Firestorm as filling in a void at DC when he was introduced.  Here was a teenage character with no ties to any previously existing hero with his own title.  He reminded me of Spider-Man in that way.  Given that and the Gerry Conway connection, I think that this would be a fun match up to see.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Iron Fist and Rai



Mike Colter, Netflix' Luke Cage, let it slip that Iron Fist has been cast for the character's self titled show.  I had read that there was some trouble as far as getting the series up and running, so it is good to hear that it seems to be getting on track.  The friendship between Luke Cage and Danny Rand is one of my favorites in comics and it is going to be great to see that explored on screen.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Justice League of America and The Avengers in: "Banished and Betrayed!"



Continued from yesterday's cover, it's time to let the whole teams in on the action.  Both of these groups have gone through numerous roster changes over the years, but I never get tired of reading stories that feature their original line ups, or at least those members that joined within the first couple of years.

The JLA and Avengers have crossed paths before on the Blog... Once in the League's first headquarters and once in my first 100-Page Giant...

Monday, February 1, 2016

Aquaman and Giant-Man



I am really curious to see how Giant Man will be realized on screen, hopefully in the recently announced Ant-Man and The Wasp movie.  Sure, we have seen giant sized characters in the movies before, but just as with the innovative shrinking visuals we saw in the first film, I am confident that Marvel will give us a new spin on what it's like to be huge.

This story continues in tomorrow's issue, so be sure to come back!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hawkeye and The Huntress in "Blood Relatives!" Part Two



Continued from yesterday's tale, we see why some family reunions can be awkward.  I have four brothers and two sisters, so I have always enjoyed stories that deal with a family dynamic.  It is cool to see the sibling relationship in play with characters like Hawk & Dove, Power Pack, Johnny and Susan Storm, Northstar and Aurora or even Shimmer and Mammoth.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Huntress and Hawkeye in: "Blood Relatives!" Part One



I revealed that these two were siblings on a previous STF cover, and I have been wanting to revisit that relationship ever since. They just seem to me like they would make a good team, each are street level heroes that would rather use arrows than guns, they even kind of dress alike. Make sure you stop in tomorrow to see the twisted ending to this shocking tale!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Adam Strange and Captain Marvel



Mar-Vell remains the one Marvel superhero that has been allowed to stay dead.  Indeed, the Death of Captain Marvel graphic novel made a huge impression on me, and I am glad that they have resisted a resurrection thus far.  Then again, Marvel's next big event which they are teasing is called "Dead No More", so who knows what they have in mind?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Snake Eyes Vs. Deadpool



I have to say that the one upcoming superhero movie that I feel has yet to make a misstep is Deadpool.  Nothing I have seen from the casting to the trailers to the marketing campaign has given me a reason to doubt that I will have a blast watching this film.  The humor and attitude has been spot on, and Deadpool and Colossus look great.  Plus, I love how well the white CG eyes work - he really looks like the comic character come to life.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wonder Woman and The Hulk (The Movie!)



Thanks to MeTV, I have finally seen every episode of Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk.  Not only is it fun to watch these shows and revisit the TV superheroes of my childhood, it's cool to see which classic 70's star will show up next.  From Shields & Yarnell to Sherman Hemsley to Rick Springfield, it's always an interesting blast from the past.

These two also shared a more traditional comic adventure...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Punisher Vs. Hourman



We are only a couple of months away from the second season of Netflix' Daredevil, which I am sure I will devour instantly.  One thing I am most looking forward to is Jon Bernthal's performance as Frank Castle.  I am glad to hear that he will be very involved in the plot and not just a one or two episode guest star.  In the few photos released, we still haven't seen him wearing the classing Punisher skull shirt, though - hopefully we won't have to wait until the final episode for his signature look as we did with Daredevil himself.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jack O'Lantern Vs. Jack O'Lantern



DC's Jack O'Lantern is a character that i always felt held a lot of potential, even though he was never able to gain a high profile.  I liked him as a member of the Global Guardians and was glad to see him explored closer as a member of Primal Force.  Alas, that team did not last long and I don't know if old Jack has appeared since the title was cancelled.  I still believe there are good stories to be told featuring him.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Beppo the Super-Monkey and Rocket Raccoon



When I was a kid, DC was the place to go if you wanted whimsy as part of your comics.  Super-Monkeys, Bat-Mites, wacky alien sidekicks, and crazy Red Kryptonite transformations were just some of the fun kinds of concepts I rarely saw in Marvels more "serious" output.  How times have changed in this era of cinematic superheroes.  DC's offerings are dead serious, while Marvel has made a talking raccoon one of its biggest stars.  I'm not holding my breath for a Beppo appearance on the big screen.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Totalitarians



The only problem with a team like this is finding anyone who could stand up to them.  By my calculations, they have the combined powers and abilities of The Justice League, The Avengers, The Legion of Super-Heroes, The X-Men and The Fantastic Four.  That's a lot to overcome!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hawk & Dove and Spider-Man



The only thing that really bummed me out about TNT deciding not to go forward with their Titans series is that they had intended to use The Hawk and the Dove as part of the roster.  I have always liked these characters, both Pre and Post-Crisis versions, and it would have been cool to see them in live action.  Something tells me the costumes from the comics would have been highly altered had this come to pass.  They may be pretty retro, but I really dig those Ditko designs.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Superman Vs. Archie



This cover comes about from a request from none other than comics' veteran Jim Valentino.  Jim's creativity brought us normalman, a classic Guardians of the Galaxy run, Shadowhawk, A Touch of Silver, and many other comics and concepts throughout the years.  Above and beyond that, he has shown great support to the blog, so how could I pass up the opportunity to use a suggestion by him?

Archie Andrews and Kal-El met once before under decidedly different circumstances...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Boba Fett Vs. Predator



I've read in more than one place that Captain Phasma is the Boba Fett of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  I can see why the comparison has been made - both are very cool looking characters that ultimately do very little in the film and are dispatched fairly easily.  Phasma is still alive though, so there is still a chance for her to get some redeeming scenes the next time around.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Teen Titans Vs. Godzilla



TNT has decided not to move forward with their Titans series, and I think that might not be a bad thing.  The more I heard about the show, the more it seemed to veer away from the classic Tenn Titans concept.  Now there are rumors that the previously announced Cyborg film will be morphing into a full fledged Teen Titans project.  I am hoping those are true because the whole team is worthy of the big screen treatment.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Gyro Gearloose Joins Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew



He may never have quite reached the popularity of Donald Duck or even Uncle Scrooge, but I always thought that Gyro Gearloose was pretty darn cool.  I have always been fascinated by unique inventions, so I would naturally gravitate to stories featuring this master tinkerer.  It was always interesting to me to see what new devices he would come up with.

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