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Top 10 Most Iconic DC Supervillains (Part2)

Top 10 Most Iconic DC Supervillains (Part2)

I missed writing here. I mean I do, that’s before laziness ensues and I just get stuck in bed and contemplate what’s next… Err that’s beside the point.

Here is the continuation of our list of iconic DC villains that I wrote a long time ago if you care to search it (Actually I want you to have the convenience and linked it).

5. Black Adam

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Otto Binder and C. C. Beck in 1945 as a one-shot villain for the first issue of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family comic book.

Adam’s origin is told from comicvine:

Adam was born to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II in the neighboring (fictional) land of Kahndaq. While there are contradictory accounts of the circumstances of Black Adam’s early history, certain elements are consistent:

While serving as high priest to Ramses II, the wizard Shazam sought a successor to his godly powers. Impressed with his virtue and martial heroism, he chose Adam. Having determined to make Adam his successor, Shazam’s intentions were altered by the intervention of his half-demonic daughter Blaze. Blaze struck a bargain with the god Set so that when Adam speaks the word “Shazam,” instead of becoming the avatar of the wizard’s deific patrons, he becomes the avatar of the Egyptian gods Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton and Mehen.

He has the power of Shazam. And that is a testament of how powerful this being is. He can call upon the power of the Gods to aid him. Black Adam don’t shy away from bloodshed, instead he revels in it. At one time he is quoted as: “I swim in an ocean of blood and do not drown beneath the waves.” A lot of the time, he’s quick to anger and doesn’t care for the world outside of Kahndaq.

When he fights heroes and villains alike it is with much gusto. One of the only beings to make Superman bleed in the injustice series, Black Adam is a force to reckon with.

4. Doomsday

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How can anybody overlook Doomsday? This villain killed Superman in one of the biggest story arc of DC in the 90’s. Created by writer-artist Dan Jurgens, Doomsday wrecked havoc from the day he was created. Originally known as “The Ultimate,” Doomsday was born in prehistoric times on Krypton, long before the humanoid Kryptonian race gained dominance over the planet about 250,000 years ago. It was a violent, hellish world where only the absolute strongest of creatures could survive.

When Superman “died” at the hands of Doomsday, DC shipped between 2.5 and 3 million copies of Superman #75, with most stores selling out of the issue on the day of its release. This is how iconic this villain is and maybe has most impact of the bunch.

 

3. Sinestro

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Sinestro was created by John Broome and Gil Kane as an enemy of Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps. He first appeared in August 1963 in the comic Green Lantern #7.

Actually Sinestro started out as a Green Lantern and the one training Hal Jordan into the corps. Sinestro was disgusted by most of Jordan’s tactics in keeping order and had virtually no tolerance for him… He completely disregarded the lives of criminals on Earth and would’ve easily murdered countless imprisoned felons, if it was not for Hal.

 

From Comicvine:

Sinestro had to return to his sector. As much as he didn’t want to, he had to bring Hal with him.

On Korugar – Sinestro’s space sector and home planet, Hal Jordan found out the ghoulish secret of his Master’s Success – By enslaving the entire planet with his Superior powers and destroying anyone who dares cross him. Sinestro, In panic of how much malice occurred while he was absent, Impatiently fought his planet who has prepared to fight back to him, And Hal even joined them on their attack on Sinestro. Sinestro was beaten by his so called “friend” and the people he thought worshiped him… And the people of Krouger were grateful for Hal’s triumph. Humiliated and Enraged, Sinestro returned to Earth, and Hal followed a good distance behind him.

On earth, Hal and Sinestro were Ambushed by robots sent by the Guardians to bring them both back to Oa, where Sinestro was put on trial for crimes against his sector. There, the Guardians found the Great Sinestro guilty for his crimes (with Hal Jordan pleading against him), and he was Stripped of his Ring, Mask, and GL insignia and banished into the Anti-Matter Universe of Qward, since at the time the Guardians did not allow a Death Sentence.

On Qward, he forged a new power ring out of the yellow impurity that Green Lantern rings were not able to effect – With help from his new allies, the Weaponers of Qward.

He is one of Green Lantern’s greatest villain ever since.

2.  Lex Luthor

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There is no more iconic Superman villain as Lex Luthor period. Their time and names comes hand and hand thru the generations of comic fans. Described as: a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world.

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1940, first appearing in Action Comics #23, Lex has manipulated, undermined and defeated the man of steel time and again.

 

1. Joker

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The baddest of the bad. If you watched the Dark Knight you’d love this maniacal monster but in the comics he’s even worse.

Created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Joker has spread his psychotic notoriety ever since.

If you don’t know who the Joker is, I don’t know where you came from. And this is why he is the most iconic DC Villain ever.

 

So do you agree with our list? Hit us in the comments below. Thanks again and until next time.

 

(Admin Ryan)

Spider-man: Homecoming review

Spider-man: Homecoming review

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I know, I know I messed somehow.

Laziness has taken me these past months that I semi-shelved this piece. Saw Wonder Woman and it floored me, just like it floored everyone else it seems. I just couldn’t write about her because every other article I saw in the net has praised the beloved heroine. I am also so lazy that I haven’t updated the DC article and haven’t touched the comics as well. I am sorry. Day job is an a*hole. Again I am sorry.

Watched Spider-man: Homecoming yesterday. And I liked what I saw. It was a fresh new take on our beloved character that even new kids from the 2000’s can even identify (Spidey’s big screen image has been rebooted 2 times already and has been played by 3 actors, so far).

This is Peter Parker struggling through his teens part, the essence that the two previous outing didn’t tackle so much, maybe because they were played by older actors. This is the growing up Peter time. Spidey at his most hilarious.

Tom Holland, although in my taste not the matinee idol face you can think of, pulled by far a superior performance of the three actors. Maybe because this time Sony, with my head nodding, sought the help of the Marvel gurus to help with their script and make Spider-Man fresh again. They didn’t need to doubt, as Marvel gave us this wunderkind of a film. No longer do we have a predictable death scene of Green Goblin and Gwen Stacy. What we have now is fresh storyline that nobody can guess.

I think that is the magic of the MCU. It gives us a new fresh prespective of what we read in the comics and make it fresh and brand new on-screen.

I thought Tony Stark would dominate the scenes but no, he took the back seat when he needed to and made Spider-man into the foreground. It’s basically the story of Spider-man like we aren’t used to. And because of this I just can’t wait for Thor to come-out. So far the MCU has brought in two critically acclaimed movies in Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman, it only keeps getting better and better.

 

(Admin Ryan)

Depressing news leaks from Wonder Woman

Depressing news leaks from Wonder Woman

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Say it isn’t so…

Reports by express.co.uk tells us of sources speaking out about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman movie being “very disjointed, disappointing, full of the same problems and stinks just like Batman v Superman”.

As we can all remember, Batman v Superman was a hype train, earning great when it opened, but after being panned by critics and some movie fans alike, took a huge dip in its second week onwards.  Suicide followed, but same results.

So obviously fans of DC has naturally put their hopes  on the next best thing, Wonder Woman, to redeem past mistakes. But a source said it is not going exactly into plan.

From express.co.uk:

During an episode of the Schmoes Know show on YouTube, host Sasha Perl-Raver revealed that the same insider who said Batman v Superman would ‘stink’ says exactly the same about the upcoming Wonder Woman.

She said: “So, I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus.”

“We have somebody within our community who has gotten insider information that broke my effing heart this week, because I have tremendous belief that Wonder Woman is gonna be awesome.

“I heard it stinks from the same person who told me that they heard that BvS stinks.”

She added: “The person who I spoke to…their response was ‘I’m very disappointed in what I saw, and it seems like all the problems are the same problems.

“It’s discombobulated, it doesn’t have narrative flow. It’s just very disjointed.”

This isn’t the first an insider has claimed Wonder Woman will be bad.

The insider, a Warner Bros employee, wrote an open letter to CEO Kevin Tsujihara.

It said: “Don’t try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess.

“It’s almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes over and over.”

In the end, let’s be the judge to that, but let’s hope it’s not as bad as they are saying. Wonder Woman comes to theaters in June 2017.

Warner Bros, still cluless on how to solve the DC puzzle

Warner Bros, still cluless on how to solve the DC puzzle

Word is out that although WB has promised a much darker and edgier alternative to its Marvel counterpart, Batman V Superman and The Suicide Squad have failed to live to its billing according to critics, who continuously pan out the films that WB produce.

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And now more trouble is coming. Rumors are swirling that the new Justice League- which will finally feature DC’s answer to the Avengers with power superhero cast such as Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Flash, Aqua Man and Cyborg – is a mess.

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There are hints that the movie is suffering from plot and general coherence, something that has bugged the previous films as well, and which has called for fans asking WB to sack Zach Snyder as its director (Zach for his part has directed the new Superman movies). And not only that, it seems to have also affected the upcoming stand alone Ben Affleck-directed Batman movie (who’ll also act on the role). Sources are saying that the slated Spring filming has been moved back to Summer.

Ben too hasn’t been too keen on doing it either, in answer to a question about his plans to direct: “That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way, I think it’s really great I’m not going to do it.” (via movieweb.com)

As for the Justice League, we have teaser trailers to keep us excited, but as far as the Suicide Squad goes, which gave us good trailers, we still have to wait how the movie actually looks like when it hits theaters on November 17.

(I have to note that I liked the Suicide Squad movie no matter what).

 

(Admin Ryan)

Top 10 Most Iconic DC Supervillains (Part1)

Top 10 Most Iconic DC Supervillains (Part1)

I’ve been away for a vacation this Christmas and I regret to have kept you waiting. But the hiatus is over and here is our new list for the most iconic DC supervillains ever.

The Top 10 Most Iconic Supervillains of DC (Part1)

10. Catwoman
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Selena Kyle was first introduced in Batman #1 in 1940.  Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Catwoman is a traditional adversary for Batman, until in the 1990’s where she had a love-hate relationship with the caped crusader and sometime love interest. There is also another side of our favorite feline friend; despite her villainous nature, she works hard to protect the East End of Gotham City–surely not your typical villain at all.
9. Deathstroke
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We have to thank this guy, for this guy:

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DC loosely based Deadpool on Death Stroke–they even share the same first name (Slade Wilson for Death ‘stroke and Wade Wilson for Dead ‘pool sounds so much alike, eh?)

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Death Stroke is an assassin-mercenary who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 in 1980. Originally designed as an arch-enemy for the Teen Titans, the writers developed him as nemesis for other heroes as well. There were parallels between him and Batman, and he has a deep-seated grudge against Green Arrow.

Deathstroke has heightened speed, strength, and senses. He’s also a master strategist and tactician. Capable of standing toe-to-toe against some of the DC Universe’s most gifted fighters and most powerful heroes, Deathstroke is never content with an easy assignment, and takes on tougher and more difficult tasks. He constantly pushes himself further and further with an unwavering focus on getting the job done no matter what it takes, no matter how ruthless, deadly, or manipulative he must be.

8. Harley Quinn

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Probably so popular right now because of the Suicide Squad movie and because she was portrayed by the doll herself, Margot Robbie. Harley is the Joker’s most enduring love interest/sidekick to date. Bubbly and Psychotic, she was a masterwork by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992.

Before being a criminal herself, she was Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum. After meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal’s warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad with love that he controlled her.

DC describes her as: Deranged and Psychotic, Harley Quinn is the poster girl for chaos’ terrifying allure.

7. Professor Zoom

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Also known as the Reverse Flash, he first appeared in The Flash (vol. 1) #139 in September 1963. He was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.

Born in the 25th Century, he is a time-traveler who attempts to destroy everything the Flash has ever stood for through murder and deceit.

Story: It was year 2466 when Eobard Thwane inherited a huge amount of wealth that he would use to become the Flash. One day, Thawne passed an antique shop and saw the Cosmic Treadmill. Recognizing it, he bought it immediately and tried to duplicate an accident that would turn him into the Flash. However, the planned accident didn’t go as planned, and Thwane’s mind snapped and he became psychotic and evil.

6. Brainiac

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Brainiac is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics commonly as an adversary of Superman. The brainchild of Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the character first appeared in Action Comics #242 (July 1958).

Described as cold, calculating, unfeeling, and absolutely single-minded in his goals, the aptly nicknamed Collector of Worlds journeys across the universe gathering information and knowledge from every civilization he encounters. Enlightenment? That is not his goal as he seeks the superiority that comes with knowledge.

While more benevolent minds might be content to learn and share new knowledge, when Brainiac encounters a new civilization, he captures and bottles entire cities full of people and technology as samples—before destroying the planet and moving on, leaving little more than rubble in his wake. This is by far one of the most dangerous supervillains to grace comic history.

So, liked our list so far? Hit the comments section for your reactions.

(And, I just want to greet you a Happy New Year.) Keep reading!

 

(Admin Ryan)

 

 

The more you know—

The more you know—

Ghost Rider once killed Dr. Strange.

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(Yeah, Ghost Rider once mistook Dr. Strange as someone else.)

Aquaman film release date revealed

Aquaman film release date revealed

Warner Bros. reveals the release date of the Aquaman movie, finally. The standalone DC superhero film will come to theaters in 2018 with Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

We’ve already taken some peak at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last March (2016), which also gave fans a little hint about the upcoming movie Aquaman.

Aquaman in theaters 2018

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“Aquaman” Plot

Last year, Warner Bros. has already earlier announced Aquaman’s plot, which centered on Aquaman being caught up between the troubles of Atlantis and the surface world. Aquaman is actually half- Atlantean and half-human in the comics, and he’s also the king of Atlantis. In his standalone movie, the marine superhero will be attending to issues on the surface world and also deal with a possible revolt in his own domain underwater.

The Aquaman movie is to be produced by Peter Safran and directed by James Wan (Furius 7, The Conjuring 2). It will be co-produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Rob Cowan.

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Jason Momoa as Aquaman will appear again next year (2017) on a DC superhero movie “Justice League”, and he will be joined by Amber Heard as Mera, Aquaman’s lady-love interest. “Mera” will also be in Aquaman 2018.

Other DC superhero films set to be released in the near future are “Wonder Woman”, premiering next year 2017, “The Flash” (starring Ezra Miller), in theaters 2018, “Shazam” in 2019, and “Green Lantern” and “Cyborg” in 2020.

 

Follow Jason Momoa on Instagram: @prideofgypsies

 

[Sources: Variety, The Holliwood Reporter, Mstar News/Music Times)

(Adim A)

Marvel vs DC

Marvel vs DC

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Tale as old as time, just as the Beauty and the Beast theme song says, that’s how long Marvel and DC have rivalled each other. From comics issues to today’s cinematic universe, it’s a raging war especially for both fans of both parties.

There are also times that they copy each other, especially their characters (I’d write about that in another post, sadly I can’t at the moment). But I’d like to point out some of the major differences between these titanic companies.

1. Location

We all know that Spiderman is from New York, so does the Avengers and their likes. Batman is from Gotham, Superman is from Metropolis. Get it? While Marvel tends to picture their heroes in real life locations, DC somewhat does it fictionally. Did I get that right? Now moving on…

2. Powers

Whilst, the X-men initially treats their powers as curse, Superman and the likes on the other hand on DC tends to treat theirs as blessings. They are given this and are called to embrace their powers and abilities.

3. How they got their powers

Superman’s power was inherent, as with Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Spiderman got his in a freak accident, so does Hulk. Captain America got his through some serum. DC tends to hold their hero born with their abilities or the ability to hone it at a young age. Marvel on the other hand made it look more grounded, more relatable since the heroes more usually get their powers in freak occurrences happening in their universe or immediate surroundings.
From my samples, there are some exceptions, but ultimately these are what I think the major differences between the two comic behemoths.

Here are some more differences between Marvel and DC from Watchmojo’s Youtube channel:

 

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‘Til next time.

 

(Admin Ryan)

Dr Strange Easter Eggs

Dr Strange Easter Eggs

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Every superhero movies (Both DC and Marvel) tend to leave Easter eggs in their movies. It is a treat for die-hard fans, although some who are not so familiar with the comics (like myself) tend to “huh?” when these scenes bust out because we totally have no idea what it is for.

In Batman v Superman for instance, one scene projects the Flash coming out of nowhere as if in Bruce Wayne’s dream. Now, for a non-DC reader it seems disorienting to have that shock (and I totally understand why the critics pan the movie out, sadly the public was swayed in the same opinion as BvS plummets in sales in the second week alone).

For this post I’d like to share some Easter eggs from the recently shown Marvel movie, Dr. Strange. For those who haven’t seen the movie yet I strongly advise that it is better you don’t watch the clip as it may ruin your viewing pleasure.

So did you miss anything? Special thanks to the Looper Youtube channel for those Easter eggs.

‘Til next time!

(Admin Ryan)

Next Year 2017 is going to be an amazing year for superhero movies

Next Year 2017 is going to be an amazing year for superhero movies

An amazing year for superhero movies, year 2017

We’ve probably seen more superhero movies in the recent years more than any decade. (Captain America Civil War, Batman V Superman, Deadpool, X-Men Apocalypse, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange – all in year 2016?) If you think you’ve already seen enough, wait till next year.

2017 is going to be the year the cinemas explode with more Marvel, more DC, more superheroes we love.

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Below is a list of our favorite comic book based films to be unleashed next year 2017.

Upcoming:

Logan
Release date: March 3 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Release date: May 5 2017

Wonder Woman
Release date: June 2 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Release date: July 7 2017

Thor: Ragnarok
Release date: November 3 2017

Justice League
Release date: November 3 2017

Which one of these are you most looking forward to?

 

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