Top 5 Comic Book Concepts (DC Edition)

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Top 5 Spider-Man Costumes

Having just recently watched Captain America: Civil War, I can honestly say that I loved it and to me it is one of the best films of the MCU. The part I loved the best was the debut of my favourite Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, played by new actor Tom Holland. I loved everything about his performance; his geekiness, his awkwardness, his back-and-fourth banter with actor Robert Downey Jr and  I especially love the newly designed  costume he wore. In this post I will be discussing my top five Spider-Man costumes I love that Peter Parker has worn over the years.

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INFOGRAPHIC #2: Spider-Man

With the release of Captain America: Civil War a few days away and the anticipated debut of Spiderman in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, I have created this rather funny and brilliant tie-in infographic showing The Daily Bugle’s reaction to the second trailer which was released on 10/05/16

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Batman: Year One

Batman: Year One is an acclaimed Batman graphic novel and storyarc written by Frank Miller known for his critically acclaimed works such as; Daredevil, Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns, and drawn by artist David Mazzucchelli. In my opinion this is an essential and the definitive origin of The Dark Knight. The story was released in the 1980s, a decade which saw a growing increase in; crime, poverty, corruption, violence and political commentary on nuclear warfare in America. In the comic industry a new wave of writers and artist would appear and represent these issues in several critical acclaimed comics such as; Watchmen (Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons), The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller) and The Sandman (Neil Gaiman). This movement would become famously known as The British Invasion of comics, as writers of British origin; Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman, to name a few saw themselves being recruited by DC comics to take over from their American predecessors. The writers’ stories and writing style would also see the transition of Comic Books being called Graphic Novels because of their mature content.

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INFOGRAPHIC #1: LexCorp

This is the first infographic I made. When creating this I was influenced by Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the Justice League/ Justice League Unlimited cartoons which portrayed Lex Luthor as a Tycoon type businessman and included his company LexCorp; a research science laboratory.

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History of The Justice League

The day has finally come after years of development, DC comics has united both their biggest figures. The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel have come together onto the silver screen in an epic showdown and eventually partnership, commonly dubbed “World’s Finest”. Not far behind them is the long awaited debut of the immortal Amazon warrior; Wonder Woman. Together they unite to form the DC trinity. The appearance of DC’s most popular and universally acclaimed characters in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, marks the first time all three character have appeared together in the same film. The film is also a first for DC as they will finally introduce the popular team; The Justice League  in their debut film, which is to be set after the events of this film. Cameos and references are said to be included showing some of the founding members of The Justice League.

The Justice League first appeared in the comic book series; The Brave and The Bold #28 (1960), their creation proved to be a huge success for DC comics, as the team’s lineup was made up of DC popular superhero who were published at the time. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, The Flash and Aquaman would band together to fight earthy, supernatural and extraterrestrial threats becoming America and Earth’s greatest team.

Throughout the years the team would expand their ranks enlisting other superhero across the DC universe, several spinoff teams such as; Justice League International would be created which gave b and c list superheroes a chance to shine. The original seven would always remain as they became known as DC first Justice League. Each original member of The Justice League stand out in their own way as they each represent the ideologies and motivations that they hold and show to the world. Continue reading “History of The Justice League”

The Flash Season 3

Hooray! The CW have renewed The Flash for a third season.

The Flash television series is a spin-off of Arrow; another superhero television series which follows the adventures of Green Arrow played by Stephen Amell. The Flash is set in the same time as Arrow and shares the same universe, which has become known as the Arrowverse. Although being a spin-off, The Flash surpasses Arrow in many things such as; its cast, adaptation of popular Flash comic book storylines and arcs, special effects and tone to name a few. Whereas Arrow suffers because of its; slow pacing, overdramatic tone, lack of influence by the source materials and obvious plagiarism of Batman and his entire mythology; but that’s another argument for another day. Continue reading “The Flash Season 3”