Aug
03
2017
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Could… could DC be planning to NOT screw up the live-action (Teen) Titans show?

Mayyyyybe:

EXCLUSIVE: Australian newcomer Teagan Croft has landed one of the leads, the series regular role of Raven, in the new live-action series Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. The series is slated to premiere in 2018 as one of the first series that will launch a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.

Here’s the thing: Teagan Croft is 13.  Which is compatible with a Teen Titans show, and it also suggests that we’re going to get something that’s, you know, family-friendly and whatnot. Because I don’t care if it’s direct-to-consumer, people are going to start screaming if they sexualize characters being portrayed by nigh-literal tweens.

Also, Teagan Croft’s facial features just kind of looks right for Raven. They’ll need to dye her hair, of course. But that’s easy enough.

Jul
19
2017
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In the Mail: Gotham by Gaslight.

No picture for it tonight: my wife’s reading it at the moment, and it’s her birthday so there you go.  Gotham by Gaslight was good, though. Batman generally comes close to a Victorian aesthetic anyway — it’s sort of implied by the word “Gotham” — so having the comic just drill down and embrace it fully works pretty well. Fair warning, though: it’s more of a mood piece than an action comic.

Jul
13
2017
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New international TV trailer for Justice League.

And, I admit: I’m kind of surprised that they haven’t succumbed to temptation and shown any Justice League footage yet of Superman.

(From Geeks Are Sexy) (more…)

Jul
11
2017
3

DC doing Gotham By Gaslight Batman animated flick.

It’s supposedly leaked, but I have to wonder whether I should be writing ‘leaked.’ After all, what is the downside of people learning a month and a half early that the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn DVD is going to have a sneak peek at a hitherto-unannounced Gotham By Gaslight project?  The original title is popular,* and strategically revealing the feature on the DVD may spark both sales and interest.

I mean, I may now pick up B&HQ.  Because Gotham By Gaslight would be pretty cool, if they do it right. And if it works, they could do The Doom That Came To Gotham, which would also be pretty cool (and is exactly what you’d expect it to be, from the title).

Moe Lane

*For those who don’t know, it’s a Mignola/Augustyn Batman story that reimagines him in Victorian England, hunting Jack the Ripper.  The favorable reception of this caused DC to come up with their alternate DC history Elseworld series. So, pretty seminal, there.

Jun
27
2017
2

Some helpful suggestions for DC, given the Wonder Woman thing.

The ‘thing’ being that the Wonder Woman movie is almost certainly going to be their best-grossing DCEU movie by the end of Fourth of July weekend.  In light of that, I feel that DC should review their character conceptions. Potentially drastically.  Here are some suggestions. (more…)

Jan
05
2017
6

So. Apparently ‘Powerless’ went through a major rewrite.

Powerless used to be about an insurance agency dealing with Acts of Supers in the DC Universe; now it’sabout  the wacky hi-jinks of a R&D division of WayneTech.  Oops, sorry: “Wayne Security.” Anyway, it’s got Alan Tudyk in it!  That’s good, right?

…Please tell me that that’s good.

I mean, it might not suck. And DC is better at television than it is at movies. In fact, DC is good at television.  So who knows?

Feb
24
2016
4

The fix is in!

I’d love to know how they came to THIS conclusion:

Actually, I can guess: lies, damned lies, and statistics. I imagine that a good analysis of the criteria they used to determine best mass transit system would prove interesting. Or at least informative.

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Feb
23
2016
11

DC Comics gets into the sitcom business with Powerless.

DC is doing a sitcom!  It’s called Powerless, and it honestly sounds kind of like a stand-up comedy sketch:

The single-camera workplace comedy is set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The project is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.

…and I’ll be honest: theoretically that doesn’t sound so bad to me. It’s an interesting concept, because living in a superhero universe would be a highly surreal experience.  And ‘surreal’ is a short jump to ‘comedy.’  Of course, it’s the implementation that matters. For that matter: are we at saturation point yet when it comes to superheroes and TV?  I don’t actually have cable, remember, so I wouldn’t really know.  What’s next, though? Superhero soap operas?

…Well, maybe. After all, superhero webcomics are a thing, so the concept might transfer over.

Via @kennethhite.

Jan
06
2016
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DC news organization car robbed… while parked at anti-robbery press conference.

This is not irony: …well, maybe it is. “An ABC7 News car was broken into while the crew was attending a press conference held by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier to discuss a Task Force created to fight robberies.” Well, maybe it’s not: I’m really not sure. Apparently the robber did a smash and grab while the mayor and police chief were right there: is there a brazenness exemption for irony?  Or a hold-in-utter-contempt exemption? Because both are on display, here.

Via Memeorandum.

Moe Lane

PS: I suspect that every cop in DC is going to be looking for this particular so-and-so. Or will at least give a nice payout to whoever gives him up.

Sep
27
2015
5

DC Climate Change rally goes from hundreds of thousands expected to… just hundreds.

Via Climate Depot comes this entertaining point (August 2015)…

Several environmental groups are planning a major climate rally that will draw hundreds of thousands to the National Mall on Sept. 24, the day Pope Francis speaks to Congress and is expected to address the public afterwards.

…and counterpoint (September 2015):

On Thursday morning — as Pope Francis prepared to make history by addressing Congress — hundreds of activists gathered on the National Mall.

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May
19
2015
4

Judge throws out anti-gun regulations in DC. AGAIN.

How many times does this have to happen?

Seriously: what part of Shall not be infringed was unclear, DC city government?

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction saying the District of Columbia’s new concealed carry law is unconstitutional.

The order, issued Monday by Judge Frederick J. Scullin, was the second decision in less than a year declaring the Washington, D.C., gun carry laws to be unconstitutional. In October of 2014, the same judge ruled that the district’s complete ban on gun carry was also in violation of the Constitution.

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Jul
24
2014
5

DO ANY OF THIS ON METRO AND I WILL EAT YOUR SPLEEN WHILE YOUR CHILDREN WATCH.

Do NOT imitate the behavior found below.

Stand on the right; pass on the Left.
STAND on the RIGHT; PASS on the LEFT.
STAND ON THE RIGHT; PASS ON THE LEFT.

Welcome to DC. HEED AND OBEY.

Via @baseballcrank.

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