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Tom Welling Will Return As Clark Kent In CRISIS ON INFINITE...

One question that has been repeatedly asked concerning the upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover on The CW. Would Tom Welling from SMALLVILLE reprise...

Doctor Who Meets A Superhero At X-Mas

After a year-long absence, the Doctor returned to TV in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”. The sci-fi series climbed aboard the superhero bandwagon to show what would happen if the time travelling hero from Gallifrey met a Superman-like caped hero. Did the comic book homage work or was it a super stinker?

Felicity Smoak and the Mary Sues of TV

 

Mary Sue, Mary Sue: oh how our heads ache from you. The season finale of the CW’s Arrow, and the unquestionably cheesy ending with Oliver and Felicity driving off into the sunset has increased the long-growing hostility against the character of Felicity Smoak, who is the latest, annoying Mary Sue to worm her way onto our screens. Isn’t it time to retire this clichéd trope?

 

Will a TV Incarnation of the Justice League Come Before the...

 

The upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will set up the planned Justice League movie in 2017. For comic fans who just can’t wait another two and a half years for the iconic super hero group to appear, you may be getting an earlier version on TV, in the shared universe being created by Arrow, the Flash and the in-development Supergirl show.

Graphic Review: Smallville: Season Eleven Volume Two: Detective

Sometimes it's hard for comic book fans to separate the worlds of the printed page with that of the film and television ones. I'm just as guilty as anyone of wanting the two to co-exist together, even though it really isn't possible. Some would argue, but I found Smallville to be an entertaining and satisfying adaptation of the traditional Superboy tale. The show consistently showed the trials and tribulations of growing up as a normal teen, not to mention one with secret super powers which kept you from fully opening up to even your closest friends.

Graphic Review: Smallville Season Eleven Volume One: Guardian

What better place for a TV series like Smallville to continue past its actual run than the pages of comic books. The concept worked for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, so why wouldn't it work for a super hero who started out there in the first place? Things can be done in the pages of comics you could never pull off onscreen without going over budget. The medium opens up a whole new level of story possibilities and can go on way past the actors have outgrown their parts. Smallville Season Eleven Volume One: Guardian is a near-perfect example of the points I made above.

Nerd Approved: Smallville: Season Eleven Issue #5 Comic Book Review

Ten seasons for a television show about a super hero is a great track record to hold. Many people believed a show like Smallville might last three seasons at the most. How far can you take the concept of a high school-aged Clark Kent dealing with his new found super powers and saving his hometown from "meteor freaks?" Apparently a long way. When the show ended, fans and DC Comics weren't satisfied and an eleventh season via comic book was launched.

5 Ways Zach Snyder can make the new Superman movie awesome

With Zack Snyder heading up Superman: The Man of Steel, expectations are high that the man behind 300 and Watchmen can bring a Dark Knight-level of success to Big Blue. As Superman Returns proved, however, achieving greatness isn't easy. Like so many superhero films of late, what seemed like a great idea for a Superman story didn't quite materialize on the big screen. 

Man of Steel is set to begin filming this year, so I've thought hard about how the director can really make this film work.  I've now compiled five different ways Zach Snyder can make us all happy to see the Last Son of Krypton on the big screen again.

It Is What It Is, with The Jackass! Episode 219: Return...

It’s another episode of It Is What It Is, and B.C. is talking to Kingsman Michael Anthony Shafer This week on IiWiIJA, B.C. is joined...