My Second Top 5 Characters for Young Justice

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So yeah, I’m gonna make this a thing like with my Legends of Tomorrow character lists. Honestly, thinking about both of those shows, they are in a way similar to each other, though they do use different methods of storytelling, different formats on which to do them (i.e. YJ is animated and LOT is live-action), and yet they kinda have different yet similar premises to each other, in which both shows are about a wide variety of characters from DC Comics and team up together and go on missions together, difference between em is that YJ is about, as the title suggests, the young characters, while LOT has heroes and villains teaming up together. With both of these shows having these elements, it allows them to incorporate a lot of characters, concepts, and ideas to be put into them, no matter how unlikely or difficult it is, and manages to pull it off well. That being said, there’s still plenty of characters that can be put into the show, regardless of whether they be members of the Team, supporting characters, or antagonists. Here we go: Read More

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My First Top 10 Characters For DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

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Let’s face it, the Arrowverse (which may or may not include Supergirl since it’s created by the same people) is already well in place as DC’s premiere live-action universe right now. Yeah, there’s the Extended Universe (seriously, who came up with that name?), the Gothamverse (so far not connected to anything…for now) and while not every shared universe has to copy the Marvel method step-by-step and release 2-3 movies every year, with multiple shows on different networks connected to it no less, DC certainly is taking their time, and the slate of upcoming movies is both promising and cautious. But the Arrowverse has had buildup, character growth and development, and storylines maintained throughout all the shows that take place in it, because that’s the beauty of TV dealing with long-running stories instead of things being condensed in a movie consisting of two hours or more. But then again, that doesn’t mean there can’t be both or that they can’t crossover, as Disney/Marvel has proven so far (Fox’s iron grip on X-Men notwithstanding too…for now).

The Justice League movie (or movies, rather) is happening, but not for a while. In the meantime, there’s already a premiere live-action team show in place for the Arrowverse, and that’s Legends of Tomorrow. Read More

Convergence #8 Comic Review

Convergence #8

Rating: 2/5

Writer(s): Jeff King and Scott Lobdell

Artist(s): Stephen Segovia, Carlo Pagulayan, Eduardo Pansica, Ethan Van Sciver, Jason Paz, Scott Hanna, Trevor Scott, and Peter Steigerwald

It’s finally friggin OVER. While the story as a whole isn’t entirely terrible, it just felt bloated, boring, nonsensical even for a superhero comic and crossover, and really inconsequential given the ending for it and what led up to it. Forever Evil may have been a bit bloated and prolonging, but at least it was exciting and there were stakes in it. Convergence, on the other hand, was just bleh. The story focused on mostly the Earth 2 characters rather than involving everything DC for the entire story, New 52 universe didn’t appear until the sixth issue and even then they didn’t play that much of a role other than “wait and see” which they still do even in THIS issue (HOW ARE THESE PEOPLE SUPERHEROES? HOW? TELL ME HOW?!!!!!), kept switching from antagonist to antagonist with each one overpowered until some tiny thing beats them and renders them useless, pacing was on/off at various points, A LOT of the story was told in tie-ins (which I might get to, I did read some of them and they were pretty good), and in the end it didn’t really matter because everything turned out fine, which I’ll get to. Read More

Convergence #7 Comic Review

Convergence #7

Rating: 3/5

Writer(s): Jeff King and Scott Lobdell

Artist(s): Aaron Lopresti, Mark Morales, and Peter Steigerwald

Things are almost finally coming to a close in this issue, yet some things are thrown in and make it confusing. There’s this giant monolith thing called “the great Oracle”, and Cyborg has good sense to question what it is, to which Batman explains that Superman encountered it before in some story, which isn’t even given a text reference or anything within the comic, so I have no idea. Superman is finally out of the “wait and see” mode and starts trying to save people, which include characters from Stormwatch (wait I thought they got killed or something?), and to provide more inconsistency, while the other New 52 heroes from last issue return, Guy Gardner is now a Green Lantern again, though previously he was a Red Lantern. Consistency, what’s that? Read More

Convergence #6 Comic Review

Convergence #6

Rating: 3/5

Writer(s): Jeff King and Scott Lobdell

Artist(s): Ed Benes, Eduardo Pansica, Trevor Scott, Scott Hanna, Wayne Faucher, and Peter Steigerwald

So, after SIX ISSUES (plus the zero issue), the New 52 universe comes into play in this story. Okay, technically the New 52 was involved with this story from the beginning, having Superman in the zero issue and the revised version of Earth 2 taking up most of the story so far until now, but it took up til near the end for the New 52 universe to show up? It’s just another example of how this isn’t much of a crossover and more of a showcase of Earth 2, with additional stuff. Read More

Convergence #5 Comic Review

Convergence #5

Rating: 2/5

Writer: Jeff King

Artist(s): Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope, and Brad Anderson

Remember when I said that issue #4 was the best one? Yeah, it goes downhill from here in this one.

There’s more reveal about who Telos is, but not everything. All that’s shown is that super mega giant Brainiac came to his world and turned him into something else, a servant or quite possibly…a herald. Gee, does that sound familiar? *cough*Galactus and Silver Surfer*cough*. I am NOT KIDDING. This is just like Galactus and Silver Surfer, only with super mega giant Brainiac and Telos. I mean, really? I know DC and Marvel tend to rip off each other a lot, but this is ridiculous! Read More

Convergence #4 Comic Review

Convergence #4

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Jeff King

Artist(s): Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz, and Peter Steigerwald

Long story short: This is probably the best issue so far of the comic. It still has its problems with the stilted dialogue and narration, but it’s got somewhat good characterization, depending on which characters.

It’s become clear that part of this story involves a hero’s journey of sorts for Dick Grayson. I have no problem with that. He gets his back and legs “fixed” by Telos and actually serves as a pretty good foil for Telos, trying to convince him that all life is precious and this “experiment” of his shouldn’t be carried out. And even Telos is more fleshed out, as his backstory is hinted at and he starts questioning his reasoning for following super mega giant Brainiac, but feels he has no choice. It’s kinda touching, really. Read More