4 items from 2014
Even though she was never a writer or artist, Karen Berger is one of the most influential people in comics. She has won three Eisner Awards for Best Editor and singlehandedly created the Vertigo imprint for DC Comics while recruiting some of comics’ greatest talents to work for DC (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman). By the end of the 1980s, the books she edited (Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, The Sandman, Shade, the Changing Man, Animal Man) became the “Berger-verse”, whicheventually turned into the Vertigo imprint. Existing on the edges of the DC Universe and later becoming mainly creator owned books, Vertigo was a place where talented creators had relative freedom to create comics of any genre from horror (Hellblazer), fantasy (Books of Magic), crime (100 Bullets), modern day fairy tales (Fables), or even books that transcend genre boundaries, like Sandman, The Invisibles, or Preacher. During her 20 year tenure as executive editor of Vertigo, »
- Logan Dalton
S1 E2, 'The Big Bran Hypothesis'
The second episode of The Big Bang Theory is where everything really starts to gel, and although still in its infancy, we see exactly what we can expect for seasons to come. The boys are setting down to dinner when Sheldon gives us the first of many injections of trivial information that most people couldn't care about in the least - this time it's about silverware usage in Thailand - all because Raj wanted to use chopsticks to eat his Thai food. It's these great moments that not only entertain and educate viewers, but also show just the need Sheldon has to prove that he is, indeed, the smartest one in the room.
The plot is really moved along when Penny stops by and asks Leonard for a favor, to which he says yes before even knowing what it is. As it so happens, »
While the next big-screen adventure of the Caped Crusader has hit yet another speed-bump, DC Entertainment’s animated ventures continue apace. The first of two Batman-centric animated films to be released in 2014, Son of Batman has debuted an impressive first trailer.
Shared by TV Guide, this preview introduces a character that may not be known to those only familiar with the Dark Knight’s cinematic adventures: Damian Wayne, the son of Bruce and femme fatale Talia al Ghul. Damian originally debuted in a polarizing 2006 comic book story penned by Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman), and has been a consistent fixture in the Batman side of the DC Universe ever since. Son of Batman appears to be a loose adaptation of that same initial storyline.
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- Kyle Hembree
DC’s brief-lived All Star line of comics was, in theory, a very sound and interesting idea: assemble teams of the industry’s best (again, theoretically) writers and artists, set them free from the constraints of continuity and let them tell the stories they want to tell about DC’s top characters. What could go wrong?
This. This is what went wrong.
Except one of the writers in question was Frank Miller, who kicked off the All Star line with one of the most universally reviled comics in the history of the medium: All Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder. For a while it looked like the All Star line was doomed, and would be remembered only in the same light as Miller’s own disastrous Dark Knight Returns sequel from years earlier.
But then a gaunt figure appeared in the doorway, and a deep, reassuring brogue rang out saying “There now, »
- Thomas O'Connor
4 items from 2014