22 September 2007

Reign of the Supermen

This has been quite a week for the Man of Steel. Tuesday marked the arrival of his direct to DVD movie Superman Doomsday. I know I have been seriously lacking on my Ink Blots feature due to a renewed commitment to my PhD dissertation (which surprisingly has nothing to do with Superman) but look for a Superman Doomsday review in the near future.

Today, Superman guest starred onThe Batman's season 5 premier. In addition, 2 Superman's were seen on the season 2 premier of Legion of Superheroes. By the way, there were actually multiple Superman in Doomsday as well.

As if that was not enough, look for the return of Supes Jr this Thursday on Smallville as he faces of against Bizarro Superman and meets Supergirl.

Its a good time to be a Superman fan... if only some of our other heroes could get some love.

The Friends and Foes of Batman - Crazy Quilt

I admit, this guy was pretty much included on the countdown due to his outrageous lameness. Crazy Quilt has never been seen outside the pages of the comics.

Crazy-Quilt was a noted painter who led a double-life as a master criminal. He gave the plans for his crimes to various henchmen through clues left in his paintings. His criminal empire crashed to a halt when one of his henchmen double-crossed him and set him up to be arrested. Blinded by a gunshot wound, he was sent to prison, until he volunteered for an experimental procedure that would restore his vision with a special helmet fused to his optic nerves.

The procedure worked to a point, but had a tragic side effect; He could see, but the colors were blindingly vivid and disorienting. It drove him mad, and upon release he took on the guise of Crazy-Quilt. He was stopped first by the Boy Commandos, but has since had encounters with Batman, Batgirl and two Robins, Dick Grayson and Jason Todd.

Crazy-Quilt's sight was restored briefly for a time after he kidnapped a surgeon to assist him, Batman and Grayson's Robin intervened, and in self defence, Robin reflected the madman's light beams back into his newly restored eyes, inadvertently blinding Quilter permanently. Obsessing over his young adversary, he became one of the few batvillains to hate Robin more than his mentor. This extended to Graysons' successors in the role. Later thinking to enact his revenge upon Grayson, he mistakenly took out his aggression on Jason Todd who was new to the role at the time, nearly beating him to death. Again, it was Robin who was pivotal to stopping Crazy Quilt's plans.

Friend and Foe Profiles:

Ra's al Ghul
Talia al Ghul
Baby Doll
Bat-Hound (Ace)
Black Mask
David Cain
Calendar Man & Calendar Girl
Clock King
Crazy Quilt

The Dark Knight returns in 300 days!

18 September 2007

Narnia 2 Poster

I have my doubts about how well this will translate to film, but this poster, I like.

Doomsday is Here

The first in the line of DC adaptations for older audiences has arrived on dtv DVD. Count me as there! Post thoughts and reviews here.

17 September 2007