Man of Steel

After seeing the new trailer for Man of Steel for the umpteenth time, I am convinced that next year will be a banner year for the Man of Steel.  A little background: I am a major Supes fan.  I know it’s not as cool as Batman.  I know that Superman is a boring boy scout.  I still don’t care.  The first comic book superhero movie I ever saw was Superman: The Movie.  Christopher Reeve and director Richard Donner made me believe that a man could fly.  It still does.  It’s still my favorite superhero movie even with all those Avengers, Batman’s, and that Peter Parker guy, running around in movies these days.

In the last few years it has been a ridiculous tragedy that Warner Bros.  cannot figure out how to make these DC superheroes as great as they are on the page.  Except for Batman, they just can’t seem to pull it together.  Well I certainly hope that this is it.  Because I want kids today to experience what I did when I first saw Christopher Reeve catch that helicopter.

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t already seen it. Enjoy.

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Comic Confession

Comic Confession time.

I have never, ever, read a Judge Dredd comic.  I hang my head in shame.

In fact I hadn’t even heard of the character until that awful movie with Sly Stallone came out back in the nineties.  Y’know this one.

From what I’ve heard this movie adaptation did not go over well.

So when I heard that they were making another version that would be more true to the comic, I thought maybe this was my chance.  I’m interested in fascist political commentary in my comics as much as the next person.  After searching the interwebs I was able to find some help here and here.

The question is where do I start? Unfortunately here in the US (not to mention the western state where I’m located) it’s hard to get a hold of Judge Dredd or 2000 AD.  So I’ll have to wait a while but hopefully I’ll get to see what all the fuss is about.