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First Image Of Superman From 'Justice League: War' - Science Fiction

First Image Of Superman From 'Justice League: War' - Science Fiction | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Science Fiction First Image Of Superman From 'Justice League: War' Science Fiction Following 'Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox' the DC animated universe is headed into The New 52 territory with 'Justice League: War' which adapts the opening...
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All your favorite Disney characters will soon be available in Lego form

All your favorite Disney characters will soon be available in Lego form | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Lego just announced that it's bringing many Disney and Pixar characters into the toy world with a new minifigure set.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Move over, Wizard of Oz, there's a new album sync in the galaxy.
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It's Batman vs. Joker in the first trailer for the animated 'Killing Joke' - CNET

It's Batman vs. Joker in the first trailer for the animated 'Killing Joke' - CNET | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
DC Comics fans have plenty to smile about in this animated, R-rated version of the seminal graphic novel.
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‘Batman v Superman’ is too smart for Marvel fans

‘Batman v Superman’ is too smart for Marvel fans | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
The verdict is in on “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”: The critics say it’s worse than leprosy. In fact, it’s even worse than last year’s “Entourage” (33 percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes against an appalling 29 percent for “BvS”).

Let’s step back a bit. “Batman v Superman” is not that bad. In fact, though flawed, it’s pretty good. I can prove the film is worthwhile with one word: “the.”

Calling Superman “the Superman,” as the film does in an aside, opens up a whole new dimension for superheroes. “The Superman” — not that friendly neighbor we all felt we knew so well we could casually call him “Superman” — has a complicated relationship with ordinary mortals, such as Batman.

This dimension lends the film a gravity and level of interest that places it at the opposite end of the spectrum from such sophomoric Marvel movies as “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Deadpool.” All three feature brainless, low-stakes action that’s as interesting as watching a waiter fall down the stairs while carrying a tray of dishes; juvenile, self-referential jokes that are neither clever nor funny; and an imaginative perspective whose boundaries are marked by other movies and comic books.

At no point do these movies intersect with reality, much less muse about heavy political or philosophical points. These films are about themselves, which gives them a dismally onanistic tone that, along with their wit-free sense of humor, makes them ideally suited for the teen mentality that rules popular culture.

“Batman v Superman” may be pretentious, but it’s far more mature and ambitious than these other films, and it’s even occasionally interesting. A hauntingly painted tableau in which Superman is surrounded by worshippers on Mexico’s Day of the Dead underlines how eerie and alien it would be to have a superbeing among us. Moreover, the film considers the ramifications of superbeings to a depth rarely attempted in the 78-year history of these characters.

Is Batman right to point out that someone who wields ultimate power is likely to turn bad in the end — that if there’s even a 1 percent chance Superman will wander off the right path, he should be stopped now? It’s worth thinking about.



A senator portrayed by Holly Hunter chimes in that Superman is operating “without oversight," an argument that might appeal to some on its face: Given that lots of collateral damage, including the deaths of innocents, may occur when Superman leaps into action, shouldn’t he get some kind of permission from the people before he does anything?

Yet, when a bomb is ticking, there isn’t time to hold subcommittee hearings, which is what gives the senator a satiric component. She’s a reminder that, even if a god should land among us with purely benevolent intentions, Washington will oppose him because government can never countenance a reduction in its own power. You can defeat General Zod, but you can’t fight City Hall.

On another level, the film considers the perpetually uneasy relationship between the government and religion: Is the First Amendment meant to protect the government from religion, as liberals think, or to protect religion from the government, as conservatives say? It’s not an accident that the film was released on Good Friday, the most solemn day of the Christian calendar. An image of the stricken Superman juxtaposed against crosses places him strongly in a Christian context. The truly great ones, the film suggests, are too often destroyed by mob fears, and mobs in turn are often stoked by elites.

The leftist intellectual Andrew Sullivan (whose website the Dish once ran a piece asking, “Is Superman a fascist?”) appears in the film suggesting the people reject their miraculous benefactor — evidently a joke at Sullivan’s own expense. (In the film, Sullivan says, “Are there any moral constraints on this person? We have international law! On this Earth, every act is a political act.”)

A scene of destruction at the US Capitol is a perfect illustration of how TV and other media platforms fan hysteria and create an image that’s more or less the opposite of the truth: Superman is blamed for something he had nothing to do with simply because he happened to be standing there when it happened. It’s a deft way to work in the idea that leaders (presidents, notably) can reach such a level of prominence that they find themselves vilified for events beyond their control.

I wouldn’t call “Batman v Superman” the most coherent film of the year, but it’s pretty much the opposite of mindless entertainment, and some of the critical complaints sound a lot like, “Thinking makes my head hurt.”

Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe that’s not it at all. Maybe a wisecracking raccoon and Deadpool’s masturbation jokes are just a lot more interesting.
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Second The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer Released

Second The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer Released | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. has released a second trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie.This new trailer sees LEGO Batman poking fun at some of the other Batman films, and also shows him running alongside the LEGO Justice League.The new trailers comes within a week of the first LEGO Batman Movie trailer.The LEGO [...]
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Batman v Superman v Iron Man v Captain America [video]

Batman v Superman v Iron Man v Captain America [video] | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
This parody trailer had to be made. The superhero movies have gone out of control in their attempts to make money, so the Frost Bros lambasted them for it with this massive mashup.
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Superman And Aquaman Join The LEGO Dimensions Justice League In Wave 4 Fun Packs

Superman And Aquaman Join The LEGO Dimensions Justice League In Wave 4 Fun Packs | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
LEGO Dimensions Wave 4 expansions hit store shelves today, including the Midway Arcade Level Pack and DC Comics Superman, DC Comics Aquaman and Ghostbusters Stay Puft Fun Packs. These new packs offer additional gameplay, buildable characters, and rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets with [...]
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Justice League Behind-The-Scenes Photo Shows Aquaman, Flash, Mera, & More Costumes

Justice League Behind-The-Scenes Photo Shows Aquaman, Flash, Mera, & More Costumes | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder just posted this picture of himself with Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, revealing a handful of mysterious costumes. Deep in it with Jason on JL #Aquaman #JusticeLeague #Leavesden @PrideofGypsies pic.twitter.com/3BIgebQvHF— ZackSnyder [...]
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The 10 Most Expensive Comic Books Ever Sold

The 10 Most Expensive Comic Books Ever Sold | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
After a copy of Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 sold for a record amount, CBR looks at the priciest comics of all-time.
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More Money Comics - Investment and Speculation Potential of Marvel/DC Comic Books

More Money Comics - Investment and Speculation Potential of Marvel/DC Comic Books | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Comic-book Investing and speculation. Top Comic-books. Amazingly Secret Approach Novel Data Analysis for Comic Book Investing and Speculation
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WONDER WOMAN Is A 5000 Year Old Retired Superhero When BATMAN v SUPERMAN Begins

WONDER WOMAN Is A 5000 Year Old Retired Superhero When BATMAN v SUPERMAN Begins | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Some surprising new details have been revealed about Batman v Superman's Wonder Woman, and how her personality changes when switching between that and her Diana Prince persona!
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What the end of the Fantastic Four means for Marvel

What the end of the Fantastic Four means for Marvel | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Why space, inclusivity, and franchise filmmaking pushed Marvel's flagship superteam into irrelevancy
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Architectural wonders made entirely from Lego

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Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry hosts extraordinary exhibition made entirely from toy bricks
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How to watch every Marvel property in the perfect order

How to watch every Marvel property in the perfect order | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Infographic: We've laid out every Marvel movie and TV show -- and the absolute ideal order for watching them -- so you can check out the latest Marvel properties super prepared.
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Change and Opportunity

Change and Opportunity | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
The online market has turned many collectors into dealers who prefer to focus solely on the more lucrative first appearance of popular characters, adding to the competition for “key” books. But unl…
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‘Batman v Superman’ deleted scene features Lex Luthor and an alien (video)

‘Batman v Superman’ deleted scene features Lex Luthor and an alien (video) | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
If you go to the official website of Lex/OS, you're greeted with a deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! The video is hosted on Warner Bro
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Batman Vs. Superman Speculated To Hit A Billion; Breaks Opening Records

Batman Vs. Superman Speculated To Hit A Billion; Breaks Opening Records | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Zack Snyder's Dawn of Justice dominates at the box office thi
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Impossible Collection: Billionaire Ayman Hariri wants to share his rare DC comic book collection with you

Impossible Collection: Billionaire Ayman Hariri wants to share his rare DC comic book collection with you | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Hariri, one of Forbes' youngest billionaires, admits he has an emotional connection to Superman and Batman comics.
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Why The Flash Was Chosen As First Crossover For Supergirl

Why The Flash Was Chosen As First Crossover For Supergirl | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
When it was announced that The Flash would be crossing over with Supergirl, fans were ecstatic. They're still ecstatic. The episode will air before the month comes to an end but one has to wonder a bit,
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Unbalanced Production: The Comics Business in the 1940s

Unbalanced Production: The Comics Business in the 1940s | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
by Carol Tilley
The business of early comic book publishing in the US is something of a black box: too little data about actual practices, too many secrets in the name of competition, and too much self-aggrandizement in lieu of actual information. What we do know is kludged together lovingly by a sm
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Colleges confront the simple math that keeps students from graduating on time - The Hechinger Report

Colleges confront the simple math that keeps students from graduating on time - The Hechinger Report | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
HONOLULU — Angie Anderson loves being a college student. She just doesn’t want to be one forever. Anderson is a double major in English and theater in the honors program at the University of Hawaii. She commutes an hour each way every day to the campus in Manoa, works as a peer advisor, tutors student …
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ICv2: How Low Can DC Go?

ICv2: How Low Can DC Go? | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
Daily coverage of the pop culture products industry, including toys (action figures, models and statues), anime (anime, manga, and Japanese imports), games (collectible card and roleplaying games or ccgs and rpgs), comics (comics and graphic novels), and movie and TV (licensed) merchandise. We feature business news, and in-depth analysis for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, distributors. Trade properties we cover include Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Men, Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Akira, Lone Wolf and Cub, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Mage Knight, Superman, Spider-man, JLA, Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sailor Moon, Sandman, Harry Potter. Genres we cover include fantasy, science fiction, horror.
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Build your own life-size Star Wars BB-8 for less than $100

Build your own life-size Star Wars BB-8 for less than $100 | Comic Book Trends | Scoop.it
A 17-year old self-proclaimed 'tinkerer' has come up with a way for anyone who can't afford a BB-8 replica to build their own life-size version. Angelo Cas
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Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) goes undercover as Matt, a radar technician, at Starkiller Base. Subscribe to the SNL channel for more clips: http://goo.gl/24RRTv Dow...
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