I guess it is not a binge in the traditional sense but whenever I have time these days I am usually reading or watching something DC related. The only times that I have not done this have been when I decided to rewatch what I have of the Magicians (see my review of the show so far) and when I went over to the “dark side” and watched Deadpool with my bf and also read one of the comics. To be honest I didn’t find the comic all that smart or funny like many people have said they are and to me he just came off as insane.
Well any who back to my binge.
I think what has started this binge is the most recent DC reboot which is being called Rebirth. First off I am not the biggest comic book reader and though I do own a few selected titles (Flashpoint Paradox and a few of the Kevin Smith titles) I had never read a whole arc, if we can call it that, from start to finish. I have read everything within in the Rebirth titles and especially enjoyed The Flash titles, Titans, Aquaman and Green Arrow.
This had bled out a little and I am now reading the Darkest Night titles, a Nightwing title and Cyborg because there is just something about Cyborg that I like. I have also finished reading Killing Joke because of the movie being release in August.
On the video side of things I have watched the following:
- The first season of Young Justice
- Half way through the Justice League Unlimited
- Working my way through the Batman: Brave and the Bold and Green Lantern the animated series
- Green Lantern: First Flight (animated movie)
- Green Lantern: Emerald Nights (animated movie)
- Wonder Woman (animated movie)
- Batman: Under the Red Hood (animated movie)
- Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (animated movie)
- Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox (animated movie)
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (animated movie)
- JLA: Trapped in Time (animated movie)
- Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (animated movie)
- Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (animated movie)
I also started to watch The Dark Night Returns (animated movie) last night but my internet dropped and I couldn’t get it back so I am hoping to finish watching it tonight. As you can see I have not watched any live action but I do own all of Chris Nolan movies and I am planning on buying a digital version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tonight.
Song Of The Day
Kinda appropriate, hey
I have threatened in my previous posts that I will do a post on DC and my preferences to the characters from these comics opposed to those in Marvel. Today is that day I believe and this week I have the rare opportunity to be able to watch Arrow and the Flash TV shows live instead of waiting for the iTunes availability that usually comes on the Friday after the airing (The Flash airs on Wednesday and Arrow on Thursday here) but sometimes it can take up to the Sunday.
The reason I have this mighty ability this week is because of the fact that my stepfather is away and thus does not have control of the remote control. My sister has no care of what I watch in the evening and I am not going to care what my BF wants. Hell I might even be able to watch Supernatural live tonight instead of tomorrow when it appears on the station stream tomorrow. That will all depend on other factors like me being able to get a good version of Once Upon A Time (unfortunately I have to torrent this one as the station that has the rights to this show are not treating it’s Aussie fans well and has not even aired the 4th season of the show) and what time my BF will be getting home tonight as he is going to visit his brother after work.
Well back to DC and why there characters are more preferable to me than Marvel. To be honest I am really not sure why. I guess I feel more invested in the DC characters than the Marvel ones. I like the X-Men characters very much and I grew up watching X-Men cartoons and my brother used to read X-Men comics. I only really saw the Batman 1960’s TV and the movies from the 80’s and 90’s and Superman from the 80’s. I loved the early X-Men movies as well. It has only been in the last 5 to 10 years that I have really come to appreciate and love DC and in particular Batman and think that is partially because of Kevin Smith.
His love of Batman got me interested in Batman and the character somehow resonates with me. I just think that he is believable and that he could really be a real person unlike other Superheroes that we see. The same goes for Green Arrow in a sense. I think it is the morality of the DC heroes that I appreciate as I think in someone ways Marvel Heroes are a little more selfish. I am probably one of the few that absolutely can’t stand Spiderman and don’t actually see the appeal or the fuss that is made about the character.
I am not the biggest of Superman fans and I never watched Smallville (though my BF did and he wants me to watch it) but I did watch Lois and Clark (Dean Cain was/is hot!!). I am, however, enjoying the Supergirl show, another show I have to torrent because it is not available here yet and I probably won’t be able to watch live though I will buy it on iTunes if it becomes available. I really don’t get the hate levelled at Aquaman as I think he has more going for him in terms of powers than some others do and his Marvel equivalent is probably Thor and he doesn’t get the hate. I also loved the Justice League cartoon movie Throne of Atlantis and Jason Momoa looks awesome as Aquaman in the upcoming movie/s.
I haven’t seen all that much of him other than a couple of the DC cartoon movies released but I am really liking Cyborg as well, yes I know he is in Teen Titans but I haven’t seen a lot of that yet as it has not become available on iTunes, DVD or any of the streaming services, but his character in the movies is very good. I am also gaining a great liking to Wonder Woman as well and not just because she is a female superhero. I also like the Greek mythos behind her because I am part Greek myself and Greek myths has always interested me (Percy Jackson, anyone).
I think that I will it at that for now but I reserve the right to revisit and talk more of my love of Batman in particular and also DC villains and in particular Joker and Harley Quinn.
Song of the Day