What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Infinite Earths

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Infinite Earths

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Elseworlds

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Elseworlds

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Earth-X

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Earth-X

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Invasion!

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Invasion!

Back Issues: DC’s Crisis Conundrum

Ever since the 1938 introduction of Superman, DC Comics has been known for its vast array of costumed crimefighters and interconnected, densely populated fictional narratives. For decades, continuity was played fast and loose; Superman evolved from being a moderately powerful superhuman who could leap over tall buildings into a God-like figure who could turn back … Continue reading Back Issues: DC’s Crisis Conundrum

Back Issues [Watchmen Wednesday]: Doomsday Clock

To celebrate the fact that I finally got around to reading Doomsday Clock (Johns, et al, 2017 to 2019), DC Comic’s official sequel to the seminal Watchmen (Moore, et al, 1986 to 1987), I’ve dedicated every Wednesday of this month to Alan Moore’s influential maxiseries. Published: 22 November 2017 to 18 December 2019Writer: Geoff JohnsArtist: … Continue reading Back Issues [Watchmen Wednesday]: Doomsday Clock

Talking Movies: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Released: 18 March 2021Director: Zack SnyderDistributor: HBO Max/Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentBudget: $70 million (on top of the original $300 million production costs)Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill The Plot:Following the death of Clark Kent/Superman (Cavill), Bruce Wayne/Batman (Affleck) scrambles to bring together a … Continue reading Talking Movies: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Talking Movies: Independence Day

Released: 3 July 1996Director: Roland EmmerichDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $75 millionStars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, and Randy Quaid The Plot:When a series of flying saucers suddenly appear over and attack every major city across the world, United States President Thomas Whitmore (Pullman) is forced to mount a desperate counterattack … Continue reading Talking Movies: Independence Day

Talking Movies: Joker

Released: 4 October 2017 (Hey, that’s my birthday!)Director: Todd PhillipsDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $55 to 70 millionStars: Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, and Robert De Niro The Plot:In 1981, party clown Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) suffers from a medical disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times and lives with his mother, … Continue reading Talking Movies: Joker

Talking Movies [Captain Picard Day]: Star Trek: Nemesis

As amusing detail in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 to 1994) episode “The Pegasus” (Burton, 1994) is that the crew and children of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D celebrate “Captain Picard Day” on Stardate 47457.1, which roughly translates to this day, the 16th of June. They do this by producing drawings, models, and paintings that … Continue reading Talking Movies [Captain Picard Day]: Star Trek: Nemesis