A relic from a network’s past. 

Long time ago, when Nickelodeon was just a part of Warner Amex Cable’s QUBE system and not quite a stand-alone network, they put anything kid-friendly on that they could produce, including a show like Video Comics.

What’s Video Comics? 

Literally what it says on the tin, an on-air dramatic reading of comics, in this case DC Comics (one of Warner Amex’s parent companies was Warner Communications, owners of DC Comics, so, they came pretty easily). It may seemed odd at the time, but it blends comic imagery with radio acting. It’s kind of like a primitive motion comic before such a thing existed. 

Pretty brilliant. 

So, check out this rarely-seen episode of Video Comics featuring the origin of Swamp Thing. 

Now That The Movement Is Canceled…

… are there any more books featuring Wildstorm characters and elements in the New 52? It seems like nearly every book with Wildstorm characters is getting the boot. Stormwatch is ending soon, The Ravagers, Grifter, and Voodoo ended before them. Even Superboy and Teen Titans are getting rebooted for some reason. 

So, it seems like one of the big draws of the New 52 (the integration of Wildstorm in the new universe) might be coming to an end, unless they’re planning to do something else with those characters. 

Not really holding my breath on that one.

The first big-screen Wonder Woman, boys and girls. 
Played by the talented Cobie Smulders in the #1 film in America, The Lego Movie. Not as big a role as Batman’s in the film, mind you, but she still got in a couple of great lines to boot. 
Just putting it out there. Biggest superheroine in comics. First motion picture appearance is in a kids’ film based on a popular block set. 
Oh, DC and Warner Bros, I love you guys, but you can do better than that with the character.

The first big-screen Wonder Woman, boys and girls. 

Played by the talented Cobie Smulders in the #1 film in America, The Lego Movie. Not as big a role as Batman’s in the film, mind you, but she still got in a couple of great lines to boot. 

Just putting it out there. Biggest superheroine in comics. First motion picture appearance is in a kids’ film based on a popular block set. 

Oh, DC and Warner Bros, I love you guys, but you can do better than that with the character.

jay-jay3 asked:

Name 5 things you would personally change about DC's New 52 and why?

Just five things? Okay, I’ll try:

Make One of the New 52-Era Earths the Pre-New 52 Earth: Why not? That universe has a strong 25-year continuity that many fans still connect to. Instead of making various titles featuring the “Original Universe,” make a singular book with various characters in multipart stories with a different set of creators and characters for each story. 

Restore the Lois/Clark Relationship: Of all the things I miss, I miss the chemistry of the Lois Lane/Clark Kent relationship, which is almost nonexistent in the New 52. 

Lose The Grimdark Elements: No love? No happiness? Super grim and gritty? Why is the New 52 so serious? The bad guys win more than the good guys? There’s room for a little levity in the universe, and it would definitely uplift this dark universe. Oh, they’ll remind folks that the Injustice universe is darker, but at least they’d acknowledge there was happier times when heroes were heroes and not grim, collared Batman pastiches Bring a little light to the New 52, and I don’t mean one from a Lantern’s light.

Focus on OTHER Heroes in the New 52: There are so many heroes in the New 52 and so few books to put them in. I think DC was foolish to cancel DC Universe Presents. That book was a great place to focus on heroes without their own titles. It’s a good place for creative teams to tell their own stories featuring heroes unaffected by major storylines as well as introduce/reintroduce characters from the DC and Wildstorm universes without interrupting other stories (BTW, I didn’t say Milestone because I feel that DC treated those characters like garbage and that DC should let release those characters back to the publisher so they could tell stories with them on their own). I’d have two books. DC Universe Presents would have stories with higher profile characters without their own books, and Showcase, which would reintroduce little known or brand new heroes into the larger DC Universe. You know, like it used to be. These books could be used to bring in new, fresher, diverse talents as well to DC Comics

Define the Trinity in The New 52: There’s no reason why there’s 10 Batman books and only one Wonder Woman book. I’m not talking about the Batman family of books, I’m talking Batman books. Batman and Detective Comics should suffice, just like Superman and Action Comics, or Wonder Woman and Sensation Comics. That’s all, no more. You want to tell more Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman stories outside those books? Don’t make just another separate book for each. Make a book that has stand-alone stories featuring each hero. Not multiple books with stand-alone stories. One premium book. A team-up story arc, a solo Batman one-shot story, a solo Wonder Woman one-shot story, and a solo Superman one-shot. That’s Trinity. No Batman/Superman or Superman/Wonder Woman. You present the big three characters in a big book. Seven books total. And that’s all for them, not counting their spinoff books, digital spinoffs (although they could remain digital-only), and Justice League books. 

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meloncow:

24/52 CANCELLED, DC New 52 Wave 1 cancelled list update.

This is interesting. That’s almost half of them. Also found out through this that Teen Titans is getting cancelled, which I have mixed feeling on cause I really like the characters but Lobdell’s writing was going down hill fast for me that I could read it anymore around the time Raven was “introduced”. I hope they come back under someone else’s pen.

DC History is coming, as soon as I get home from work. I know at least 5 people are excited about learning what happened in 1960. Who they are, I have no idea.

Also there was a ton of commentary on this post if you want to look at it you can click here. I deleted it to make this a shorter post.

The last issue of Batman: The Dark Knight (first group, second row, third cover) comes out in March: 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #29
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
The savagery of Man-Bat reaches a horrifying peak this final issue of the series!

So, about half of the New 52 books are canceled and another title, Animal Man, is ending on its own terms in March, so that’s not quite a cancellation, but it is another notch from the New 52 that’s gone.

27/52 gone. 

Over half the relaunch books. Weird. 

Things I’ve Noticed #1

  • People are watching PBS dramas. Lots and lots of people are watching PBS dramas. And talking about them publicly.
  • American dramas are adapting the British television model, and that’s not a bad thing at all. 
  • The Weather Channel, which now has a prime-time lineup of reality shows, is now considered expendable and replaceable by a major cable/satellite operator.
  • Power Rangers is on Nickelodeon-owned outlets. Craig McCracken has a show on Disney Channel and Genndy Tarakovsky is making films at Sony.
  • There are more Warner Bros.-branded cartoons on Hub Network than Cartoon Network. 
  • Lots and lots of people absolutely love My Little Pony, and a whole lot of them are dudes. 
  • Hawaii Five-0 is on CBS again. And Dallas is heading towards its third season on TNT.
  • There are four broadcast (non-cable) shows (three dramas [Scandal, Elementary, and Sleepy Hollow] and one comedy [The Mindy Project]) with female POC leads.
  • There’s a Teen Wolf series on MTV that’s nothing like the movies it’s based on but is remarkably better in every way.
  • Also of note, there’s a show from the creator of You Can’t Do That on Television on The CW right now. 
  • Nickelodeon has largely gotten away with airing one show throughout 75% of its afternoon lineup. And USA has become Crime Marathon TV Network with wrestling on Monday nights.
  • The West Coast hates the East Coast Social Media scene. We spoil things. A lot.
  • Lots of people are looking at television shows, but not on television. It’s confusing to folks that don’t get it. 
  • AMC can stretch out a final season.
  • DC Comics is too selective when it comes to adapting their properties to any medium. They put Batman in EVERYTHING. Marvel Comics is too loose when it comes to adapting their properties to any medium. They put Iron Man in EVERYTHING.