The Marvel Cinematic Universe: A series of blockbuster superhero films, featuring Marvel’s finest comic-book heroes, all set in one single universe. Starting off with Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has become a major success with the first phase of films allowing the franchise become the second largest film franchise ever in such a short space of time then culminating with the mega-blockbuster title that was The Avengers.
While it’s been smooth sailing for Marvel, it has been anything but for DC. DC Comics have been playing catch-up for a long time now with their intentions to establish there own ‘DC Cinematic Universe’as well their major superhero film: Justice League. DC have been playing catch up for years now.
Would they simply emulate the Marvel strategy or simply throw in all their big guns at once? One thing that is certain…
The Green Arrow character has never been as popular as he is now. Is it now time for a Green Arrow video game?
A few months ago I wrote a couple of articles concerning The Struggles of Making a Superman Video Game. I stressed that while Batman’s human limitations enable him to make a success of the video game world; Superman’s many superpowers oppose traditional “video game rules” making it difficult to create a worthwhile Superman game.
At the time of writing that article I was playing the latest Tomb Raiderwhich reminded me a lot of another DC superhero: Green Arrow. Tomb Raider’s storyline is near identical to Green Arrow’s origins story .among other similarities. Lara rocking abow for one. Throughout the entire game I was always thinking “What if this was a Green Arrow game?”
Justice League: War is the first film to be based on DC’s New 52 Universe and. If you’re not a fan of the New 52; chances are you won’t like this either. This is the Justice League before they’re the Justice League. They don’t like one other and the world doesn’t like them. When multiple alien abductions occur around the world the likes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg and… Shazam! are forced to work together to face a greater threat!
My family doesn’t really approve of me reading comics at the age of 21. They laugh, they say comics are for kids and that I need to grow up. Really? I wouldn’t say these stories are made for kids….
The New 52 – In the new, Out with the undies
The New 52 – DC’s mega re-launch of its 60-year plus universe. The aim is to modernize and refresh its well-established characters which had been burden by long and complex back-stories to a new and fresh audience. DC wants to reinvent itself in an effort to incite new readers. The New 52 has made some significant changes and no character, no matter how big, was exempt. Anyone seen underpants lately?
We all know DC are playing catch-up trying to emulate Marvel’s cinematic success that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe topped off with The Avengers. DC’s finally got the ball rolling after the somewhat-successful Superman reboot Man of Steel. While, most of us thought the follow-up would have either been a direct sequel; some even suggested jumping straight to a full-on Justice League film. Which would have been a terrible idea. However, surprisingly DC’s announced that Man of Steel’s “sequel” would be a Superman/Batman film.
Will a Superman game ever be as good as Arkham city?
Ever played a good Superman game? Me neither but why is that? Batman’s had much success in the video game world and DC have had successes from DC Universe Online titles the versus fighting game Injustice. However when it comes to Superman things just don’t go as well. While they have tired, many times, Superman is well-known for having a terrible relationship with games and Superman 64 is widely considered to be the worst video game of all time. So what’s the problem? Continue reading →