DC Comics

Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ryan Reynolds has beat out the likes of Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the role of DC Comics Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern. Green Lantern which is being fast tracked for a 2011 release will be directed by Casino Royale director Martin Campbell. The fact that Justin Timberlake […]

Art-O-Bot: McNiven, Donovan, Templeton

Welcome back to the one and only Art-O-Bot, the column designed to bring you a taste of what is out there in the world of comic book art.  This week we’re featuring two veterans of the industry and a good friend from South of the border.  Art-O-Bot; transform and roll out! Steve McNiven A while […]

Art-O-Bot: Canete, Andrasofszky, Madureira

Welcome back to the Art-O-Bot, this week we present some of the most dynamic artists you may not of heard of.  If you know any artists or are a local artist and want to be featured on the Art-O-Bot, contact jeff@dorkshelf.com. Eric Canete It’s rare in this day and age of comics that an artist […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 17

I want to thank you all for coming back and remind you that if you have any books you think I should check out, or even your own pull list please feel free to comment, or email me jeff@dorkshelf.com. Keep in mind these are not full length reviews, nor is that the intention of the […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 10

Welcome to this week’s pull list.  This is a light week for me, but the quality of books certainly makes up for that. Fantastic Four #567 So Mark Millar (pronounced “Miller”) and Bryan Hitch brought us The Ultimates, one of the best books of the past decade without a doubt.  This is the 8th issue […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the week of June 1st

Welcome back to this week’s pull list: what comics I’m looking forward to reading in the next week, and why I’m excited about them. Last week, I explained what pull lists are, and I hope since then some of you are now happy pull-listers in your own right. Batman and Robin #1 Spoiler Alert!  Dick […]

Art-O-Bot: Perez, Immonen, Picheli

Art-O-Bot is a series of profiles of local, established, and up and coming comic artists. In this second instalment, we profile established artists that have worked for Pixar and Marvel, as well as a new talent working on NYX. Ramón Pérez is truly a jack-of-all-trades. As part of local studio and comic arts collective Transmission […]

Danny McBride wants Hench Movie set in DC Universe

Variety reported yesterday that a few of the guys behind HBO’s hilarious Eastbound & Down are set to develop a film based on the comic book Hench. Danny McBride, star of Eastbound & Down and the upcoming Land of the Lost is set to star in Hench, a movie about a retired football player who […]

EcoComics: The Economics of a World with Superheroes

EcoComics is a hilarious blog that applies real world economic and political science theories to the universes of Marvel and DC Comics.  The site discusses what the economic realities of a world full of superheroes and villains would be.  Among the topics discussed are how the recession is affecting comic book characters and the propensity […]

Art-O-Bot: Oeming, Manupul, and Reilly

What is Art-O-Bot? Quite simply they’re a series of profiles of comic book artists, our way of helping you discover new and talented local artists, as well as highlighting the great work being done by established artists. Any comic artist qualifies, though we hope to focus on artists in Toronto and Canada.  We’ll do our […]

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Trailer

For the past few years Warner Brothers has produced a steady stream of animated straight-to-DVD films based on stories and characters from the DC Universe. The first film WB and DC released was Superman: Doomsday, a retelling of the popular “Death of Superman” arc.  The next was a tie-in to mark the release of The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight: six animé […]

Pocket Review: The Flash: Rebirth # 1

Greetings Dork Shelfers, Jeff here with another Pocket Review. Today I’ll be talking a bit about the first issue of DC Comics The Flash: Rebirth. The Flash: Rebirth is being produced by the same team that did 2005’s Green Lantern: Rebirth. As with all the Rebirth titles, Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver are trying […]

College Humor: The Dark Knight Meets the Justice League

The Justice League have more superpowers than they know what to do with.  Batman on the other hand has no superpowers.  With that in mind, College Humor presents a “realistic” take on what the power dynamic would actually look like within the Justice League of America.

Podcast 3: Steak Sandwich (Take 3)

Jeff, Will, and Lucas deliver an hour of meaty aural content that's sure to set your heart racing. The dorks start off by talking about the games and comics they've been consuming, then discuss the nature and appeal of adaptations. Will speaks of the Johnny Mnemonic that could have been, Lucas wants to know why we revisit stuff, and Jeff can salvage X-Men: The Last Stand. The podcast is back and beefier than ever.

Green Lantern: First Flight Trailer Arrives

The first trailer for Green Lantern: First Flight movie has hit the web. Hit the HD and Fullscreen buttons With the success of DC Comics and Warner Bros. previous direct-to-video animated features like Superman: Doomsday and Batman: Gotham Knight, a Green Lantern movie was bound to happen eventually.  Green Lantern: First Flight introduces us to […]