Actor/comedian Nug Nahrgang and writer/director Andrew Cymek hit The Silver Snail once again to review this week’s DC Comics “New 52″ #1′s. This week features Batman #1, Wonder Woman #1, Green Lantern Corps #1, Blue Beetle #1, Catwoman #1, Supergirl #1 and much more!
Wondercon attendees were treated to an extended trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern film last night. The trailer expands on a number of concepts that I was curious about, namely the setting up of the film's main villain (Parallax?) and introducing us to the Green Lantern Corps in their entirety.
Green Lantern - both the character and the series - has reached phenomenal new heights of popularity under the guidance of superstar writer Geoff Johns. For me though, the comic has become a victim of its own success. The title seemed trapped in this never-ceasing loop of mega-events that required buying ever more series to stay involved. So, after Blackest Night, I dropped it from my reading list. Not because it was bad, but just too sprawling in its scope.
The first trailer for the DC universe animated film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights debuted today. Emerald Knights is an anthology of short animated films, in the same vein as the Batman: Gotham Knight film that coincided with the release of The Dark Knight. Similarly, this film will be released in the weeks leading up to the live action Green Lantern film on June 17th.
Spinning out of the events of Battle for the Cowl, is the debut of the new Dynamic Duo of Dick Grayson and Damien Wayne. I thoroughly enjoyed the new Batman and Robin series at first, but found my interest waning during the second story arc. I thought I was finished with the series after issue #13, until I saw the previews for the latest issue tucked at the end of all the major DC comics this week.
The first trailer for DC and Warner Bros.' live-action Green Lantern film has hit the web. Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, test pilot and man without fear – or rather man who is able to overcome fear as it was later retconned. The film is being directed by Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and also stars Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins.