With the release of the teaser for the 2016 Suicide Squad film there has to be a lot of people who thought the 3 minute video was totally cool beans (like me) but had no clue who the hell all of those bizarre looking characters were. So as a full on comic book nerd and longtime Suicide Squad fanboy I figured I would provide a public service to the movie-going masses and give folks the lowdown on who’s who in the Suicide Squad.
This week brings us giddy comic book fans the long awaited Grant Morrison project for DC, Multiversity…Ed Brubaker’s foray into 1940s Hollywood in his new Image book…and even more secrets revealed from Marvel’s Original Sin event.
This was a good week for me as I found myself liking pretty much everything on my pull list and the selections for this post run the gamut from a day in a dog’s life to a new book from an industry heavyweight to the return of the World’s Finest team to a coda for one of the worst miniseries ever that is actually pretty enjoyable.
This week a horror novelist and
a-list comic writer his long-time collaborator team up to give a new take on God’s walking among us; the other Justice League take the fight to the Secret Society’s doorstep; a new team of X-women is formed; the Illuminati get Doom’s attention; and we may just be seeing the debut of the next great Vertigo series.
DC dives back into the world of fantasy comics with the launch of this comic that features the return of the 1980s character Amethyst who has been reimagined for the New 52 DC universe. This comic is written by Christy Marx who knows a thing or two about jewelry based heroines from her days writing for the Jem and The Holograms cartoon. The book also contains a back-up feature focusing on Beowulf by Tony Bedard and Jesus Saiz.
Legendary creators Marv Wolfman and George Perez return to their most successful work with the 20something years in the making GAMES Graphic Novel. Set in the heyday of the Wolfman/Perez Titans series, the team is recruited by shady government agent King Faraday to help him win a deadly matching of wits against The Gamesmaster.
THE TEN-EYED MAN
Real Name: Philip Reardon
Powers: 360 degree vision
First Appearance: Batman #226 (1970)
Ever wanted to see a live action battle between Batman and Captain America? Well if you are as big a nerd as I am you have been wanting to see such a battle for ages.
Now DC and Marvel (or WB and Disney) will never give the people want they want so we will just have to get our geek curiosity satisfied through fan made vids like the one by Ultimate Fan Fights that’s under the cut.