So, I know that there’s been a lot of negativity surrounding the DCEU, but I’ve been enjoying the ride so far. My problems with it aside, Man of Steel was a decent start to this movie universe and I’m one of the (purportedly few) people who really loved Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Suicide Squad was a bit lackluster, but still a pretty fun action flick. Earlier this year we had Wonder Woman, which everyone seemed to love. Now we have Justice League. (Some Spoilers)
Back in 2011, I wrote a piece for Sequart about the nature of continuity and the many techniques that Marvel and DC had used to remedy the problems that come with it. While it isn’t the most complex essay I’ve ever written, I couldn’t help but return to it as DC’s Rebirth books have dominated the comics’ scene for the last year or so. Actually, in the piece I assumed that DC was about to embark on an initiative more similar to Rebirth than that of the actual New 52. We cover more about the confusion surrounding the intent of that initiative in the second episode of Season Two, which you can watch here on the site. At the end of the Sequart piece, I came to the conclusion that continuity was an endorsement of the fan base, a way of telling the reader that their interest was appreciated and that their time had not been wasted. As time has passed, my belief in this has only grown.
Pete and Vinny discuss one of the most controversial moments in DC Comics’ history! Plus, we visit Funny Business in Nyack, New York for some insight into the current comics scene and tap an old commercial for some fun! Bonus! Watch Vinny squirm in discomfort as he deals with a Corneal Abrasion for most of the episode!
In Man of Steel, we were presented with a vision of Superman distanced from previous film incarnations. Superman: The Movie, and most of its sequels, present Superman as a pillar of virtue. A god whose only weakness comes in the form of Lois Lane. Aside from the questionable lengths which Superman will go to in order to either please or save Lois, it is those around Superman who are evolving while he remains the same. This functions just fine, but Snyder and company chose a different direction for Superman, one that has, and presumably will, have ripple effects through the coming DC Films.Read More