The Justice League Cartoon Just Shaded Batman v Superman

Plenty of fans had a field day picking apart Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, though you probably didn’t expect Justice League Action to join in on the fun

In the “It’s A Trap!” episode, Lex Luthor lures Superman into a trap, complete with Kryptonite gas and a customized weapon (via Reddit). As Luthor explains his strategy, he reveals the weapon he will kill Superman with, which is a wooden bat with kryptonite rocks and nails in it.

Superman is not impressed, saying, “You made a bat? You just lodged a chunk of kryptonite into a stick.”

This is, of course, a reference to Batman V Superman, which had Batman crafting a special weapon to take down Superman. That weapon turned out to be a spear with a kryptonite tip, not something very practical for battling someone who can fly and move at super speeds.

You can watch the full clip above.

You can find the description for Justice League Action below.

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.”

Justice League Action stars Kevin Conroy (Batman), Jason J. Lewis (Superman), Rachel Kimsey (Wonder Woman), Khary Payton (Cyborg), P.J. Byrne (Firestorm), Stephen Tobolowsky (Professor Martin Stein), Mark Hamill (Swamp Thing), Lacey Chabert (Zatanna), Chris Diamantopoulos (Green Arrow), Damian O’Hare (John Constantine), James Woods (Lex Luthor), Dana Snyder (Plastic Man), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn), Troy Baker (Hawkman), John DiMaggio (Lobo), Patton Oswalt (Space Cabbie), Jerry O’Connell (Ray Palmer), Booster Gold (Diedrich Bader), and Sean Astin (Billy Batson).

As for the DCEU side of things, Justice League is up next, and you can find the description for the film below.

In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League lands in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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From: http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/07/18/justice-league-action-batman-v-superman-joke/

Superman Reborn (Comic) Review

Mr. Mxyzptlk is one of those odd Superman bad guys who has not only lasted since his first appearance way back in 1944, but has also squirreled away a small amount of real estate within the hearts of many comic book fans. This beloved response likely comes from his stint in animation, especially when he showed up in the 1970’s Super Friends. Almost as odd as his yellow and purple outfit is the fact that his name has been pronounced differently throughout his villainous career. This 5th dimension imp is super powerful, and is constantly giving Superman fits. Things are no different for Superman in the mini-series Superman Reborn.

Superman Reborn is a four issue series that bounces back and forth between Superman #18-19 and Superman Action Comics #975-976. The story begins in Hamilton County, at the quiet home of Clark, Lois, and their son Jon. However, this idyllic scenario takes a turn for the worse when the ‘other’ Clark Kent comes snooping around. When Superman, Lois, and Jon go searching for the ‘other’ Clark, things begin to change. Jon slowly starts to disappear. As Superman tries to save his son, Jon completely disappears not only from their home, but from their photo albums. It’s as if he never existed. As Superman and Lois delve deeper into finding their son, they are transported to a wild world full of candy canes, unicorns, gumballs, and one irritated imp known as Mr. Mxyzptlk. He holds the key to Superman and Lois getting their son back. Unfortunately for the Man of Steel, he’ll have to jump through all Mr. Mxyzptlk’s hoops if he ever wants to see Jon again.

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Superman Reborn is a joyous romp. Writers Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Dan Jurgens do a superb job bringing back one of Superman’s most peculiar yet enjoyable villains. The world the writers have created for Mxyzptlk is an incredibly creative tour de force. It exposes readers to a unique, bizarre, and fun dimension, something completely different than Superman’s world. It was a refreshing mini-series, giving a different villainous plot for Superman to navigate through. Lately, it’s been the Last Son of Krypton taking on Doomsday, the Eradicator, and Lex Luthor. It’s good to see Tomasi, Gleason, and Jurgens bringing back one of Superman’s favoured, if not highly used, supervillains.

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Doug Mahnke and Patrick Gleason tackle the illustrations in Superman Reborn. The two excel at bringing to life the world of Mr. Mxyzptlk. They also create an imp who is at times humorous but at other times downright frightening. Mahnke crafts one terrific sequence where Superman goes splash page by splash page through his own rogues gallery—Lex, Bizarro, Brainiac, Mongul, Parasite, Cyborg Superman, and Doomsday. That is until he meets the real culprit of this son’s abduction: Mr. Mxyzptlk.

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One of the central themes of Superman Reborn is the idea that Superman is as tied to his villains as he is to his own family. This may not be a connection he wants, but Mxyzptlk’s main act of vengeance against the Man of Steel is because of their connection, or lack thereof. As villains like the Joker and Bane exist because of Batman, so too do Superman’s villains.

The other theme emerging from Superman Reborn is a significant act between the past and present—The New 52 and Rebirth. While writing anything more would give away too many spoilers, let’s just say Superman will have to connect with someone he never would have believed from the past.

From: http://www.cgmagonline.com/reviews/superman-reborn-dc-dcu-rebirth-comic-review/

Comic Book Review – Superman: Action Comics – The Rebirth …

Ricky Church reviews Superman: Action Comics – The Rebirth Deluxe Collection Book 1…

In these stories from ACTION COMICS #957-966 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #52, collected for the first time in hardcover, Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But the dueling titans soon meet someone unexpected: Clark Kent! Can these enemies put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen tries to uncover the truth of Clark Kent’s identity.

When DC rebooted their comic line last year, they made a bold choice to kill off The New 52 Superman and bring back the original Superman from before The New 52, complete with his marriage to Lois Lane and even their 10 year old son, Jonathan. The New 52’s Superman and Action Comics weren’t always well received by fans, so DC went to veteran Superman writer Dan Jurgens to usher in this new era of the Man of Steel.

Jurgens’ return to Superman in Action Comics is a cause for much celebration. Throughout Superman: Action Comics – The Rebirth Deluxe Collection Book 1, which collects the first two trade paperback volumes in one (issues #957 – 966, as well as the final issue of New 52’s Justice League), Jurgens shows an incredible understanding of Superman, his supporting characters and the world he inhabits. His Superman is compassionate and intelligent, but not afraid to enter a fight if lives are on the line and uses his intellect to outsmart his opponents and which powers work best.

Superman is a well rounded character in this book, but Jurgens adds a new layer to the superhero with the addition of his son. Jon may not get as much time in the story as he does in the Superman title, but Jurgens uses him to great effect in examining how Lois and Clark adjust to parenting and pass on their wisdom. Lois in particular gets some pretty stellar moments with Jon gets the best depiction she’s had in a long time.

Book 1 collects three stories that build nicely off each other. ‘Path of Doom’ is the main story that sees Superman fight Doomsday in Metropolis, and not the New 52 version, but somehow the original version of the monster. Its funny to see Jurgens writing yet another big fight between the two titans, given that he wrote the original Death of Superman and Return of Superman (he even includes some fun nods to the original stories), but he still makes it seem fresh by adding several new wrinkles to the conflict. Its got some great action beats as several heroes go up against Doomsday and introduces the mysterious new Clark Kent as well as touching on the larger mystery surrounding DC Rebirth.

The other two stories see Superman investigating the Clark Kent doppelganger and Lois trying to figure out what happened to The New 52 version of herself. ‘Lois Lane, Back at the Planet’ actually comes pretty close to topping ‘Path of Doom’ with its spotlight on Lois. Its great to see her back in action working at the Planet and Jurgens captures her voice very well. Her relationships with Clark, Jon and the other characters are a highlight of the book and her feisty attitude brings back something that was sorely missing from Superman stories. For those who bemoaned the loss of their marriage in The New 52, you should be very happy with how significant their relationship is played up.

The artwork is pretty great all round. Patch Zircher, Tyler Kirkham and Stephen Segovia contributed to the artwork and each created some very impressive imagery, particularly during ‘Path of Doom’. The action is well choreographed and easy to follow, but they also do quite well at the quieter emotional moments in the stories. The facial expressions are detailed and evocative and the colours from Tomeu Morey, Ulises Arreola, Arif Prianto and Gabe Eltaeb are vibrant and pop off the page. Superman – Action Comics has a lot of great imagery from start to finish. Included is a collection of variant covers and a few sketches. While it’s a nice addition, there probably could have been some more sketches, especially on Superman and Lex Luthor’s redesigns.

Superman fans will rejoice at seeing the Man of Steel return to his former glory. Jurgens places a lot of emphasis on the characters and their development just as much as he does on the action while the art is one of the books best aspects. Fans will not be disappointed in getting this nice DC Rebirth collection.

Rating: 9/10

Ricky Church

From: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/07/comic-book-review-superman-action-comics-the-rebirth-deluxe-collection-book-1/

15 Dark Superman Facts Even Die-Hard Fans Didn’t Know About

Superman is the archetypal comic book character that has long since transcended the medium of comic books and has become arguably the most mainstream symbol for “truth, justice and the American way”. The grand daddy of superhero comic books, his debut in Action Comics #1 in 1938 remains one of the most iconic images in the industry’s history. With such a cemented place in the hallowed halls of pop culture, writers have been confident enough with Superman’s innate popularity to add some very dark and questionable things to his canon, safe in the knowledge that there was little they could to get readers to hate the Man of Steel.

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Superman has actively pushed the lines of morality many times in ways that even his most devoted fans may not have noticed or perhaps chose to ignore. No matter how much of a boy scout he is, there are some pretty dark things in Superman’s past that fans probably hope never see the light of day again and we here at CBR are ready to expose them for all to see. From his initial inception as a character to the modern day, here are 15 things Superman has buried so deep, even his die-hard fans may be surprised by.

15. HE COMMITTED CRIMES TO SAVE A FOOTBALL GAME

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Back in the pre-Crisis days when every non-Superman character looked like they’d popped over from a Chester Gould comic, the Last Son of Krypton decided to use his considerable influence and god-like abilities to handle America’s most devastating epidemic: corruption in football. In the first year of his Action Comics run, Superman learns that a group of criminals had bribed officials in order to rig the upcoming big game.

Since he is the epitome of American excellence and decorum, Superman decides to drug, kidnap, and impersonate football player Tommy Burke, who he leaves unconscious and bound in his own bed. Superman then goes on to play football as Burke with the reckless abandon and disregard for physical safety that only a god among men can muster. Kidnapping, identity theft, and assault and battery all in the name of preventing a rigged football game. Only in America.

14. HE’S SUPER RACIST

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Being the physical embodiment of a country’s core mission statement can’t be an easy job, but it isn’t exactly made easier by the country in question having some issues with systemic racism. It also doesn’t help that comics generally haven’t handled the subject with grace. In a particularly tone-deaf comic out of the ’70s, Lois turns her skin black in order to write an article of the experience of living in Metropolis’s ‘Little Africa.’ Because the ’70s were weird, man.

The story culminates in Lois confronting Superman, challenging him to marry her while her skin had a higher concentration of melanin. To which good old Clark Kent replied, “Lois…how could you ask such a question of me? Me?!” He gave no further answer. Even if hardcore fans know about this moment, none of them want people to remember that time Superman suggested he’d never marry a black person.

13. HE FIGHTS EVERYONE HE MEETS

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An unfortunate downside to Superman as a character is that he’s one of the most over-powered brands in all of fiction. His gimmick is basically “I win all the fights.” A go-to story for many writers is simply to pit their property against Superman to show how they stack up. Essentially, Superman has become the universal measuring stick to see how powerful a hero or villain really is. Because of this, he’s fought pretty much everyone in his life in a no-holds barred match, either of his own volition or through mind-control shenanigans.

He’s fought every member of the Justice League, but his brawling exploits don’t stop there. His coworkers, allies, friends, and thousands of random thugs, bystanders, and innocents have been on the wrong end of his fists. It’s a harsh reminder of what Superman is really like that virtually everyone he knows will eventually be beat up.

12. HE WORKED FOR GENERAL ZOD

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General Zod is perhaps one of the most iconic Superman villains, second only to Lex Luther in terms of symbolic duality with the Man of Steel. He matches Superman in all physical levels, but prizes Kryptonian heritage over adaptation to Earth culture, making him Clark’s mirror opposite. However, in Superman: World of New Krypton, Superman voluntarily serves under this fascist villain.

After freeing the Bottle City of Kandor from Braniac’s ship, Superman helped establish the city and its denizens on ‘New Krypton,’ a mini-planet opposite Earth in orbit around the yellow sun. Against Superman’s wishes, Zod was freed from the Phantom Zone to help rebuild the Kryptonian military guild. To keep an eye on his old enemy, Superman allowed himself to be drafted into the newly-formed army, directly under the command of one General Dru-Zod.

11. HE’S PROVED LEX LUTHOR RIGHT

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Lex Luthor is Superman’s exact opposite. Instead of a living god empowered by unlimited strength, he’s a simple human who seized power through his vast intellect. And that same intellect is what convinces him that Superman is a threat to the human race who must be exposed and exterminated at all costs. Though this ideology makes him the villain, it doesn’t mean Superman hasn’t tried his hardest to inadvertently show the world that Lex is completely justified.

In non-canon universes like Injustice and the one featured in the”Batman/Superman: Absolute Power” storyline, Superman outright becomes the dictator of Earth, eliminating anyone who opposes his oppression. But even in official continuity, he has occasionally fallen susceptible to delusions of grandeur that threatens to put the entire planet under his tyrannical control.

10. HE’S ONE OF THE MOST BRAINWASHED HEROES EVER

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Another downside of Superman being so strong is that he’s a prime target for people who would use his strength for their own nefarious ends. As such, almost every psychic villain has, at one point or another, wrapped their hands around Superman’s brain. Max Lord, Mongul, Poison Ivy, Darkseid, and Eradicator have each taken their turn toying around with Superman, using him for everything from fighting Batman to making a pornographic movie with Big Barda (more on that later).

One doesn’t even need superpowers to control him. Lex Luthor has occasionally bent the Man of Steel to his will with blackmail, coercion, or Red Kryptonite. Overall, it’s hard to believe anyone in the DC universe trusts Superman, giving his long and storied history of vulnerability to mind control.

9. HE BETRAYED AND IMPRISONED HIS BEST FRIEND

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Pete Ross was a critical part of Superman’s origin. As a human who knew and accepted Clark Kent’s secret powers, he became a standard of how Superman expected people to react to him. So it was very out of character for Superman to abandon Pete’s son on an alien world and drive his old friend to madness. In the late ’70s, Jonathan Ross was kidnapped by the Nyrvin aliens.

Superman went after him, but was stopped by the time-traveling Legion of Super-Heroes who informed him that Jonathan had to stay with his captors in order for their perfect future to develop. So Superman left little Johnny with the Nyrvins and just expected Pete to be okay with that. Instead, Pete had a nervous breakdown at the prospect of never seeing his son again, went on a crime spree, tried to Superman and eventually was incarcerated in an asylum.

8. HE’S BEEN A RAT BASTARD TO JIMMY OLSEN

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Jimmy Olsen has been Superman’s loyal companion and photographer buddy for the better part of 80 years. As the in-universe stand-in for the readers’ viewpoint, you’d expect the fatherly Superman to treat his defacto sidekick with respect. This is not the case.

From adopting him as his son and then emotionally abusing him to forcing him to live in a slum house, to pitting him against Aquaman in a fight to the death over a glass of water, Superman has a veritable rap sheet of criminal and moral offenses against his “best pal.” Perhaps the worst thing Superman has ever done to poor Jimmy though was force him to marry a gorilla. In front of his girlfriend. And a film crew. on camera. For the world to see.

7. HE MADE A SEX TAPE WITH BIG BARDA

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Most in-depth Superman fans will already know this one, but it deserves to be mentioned if for no other reason than we must never forget that it happened. Superman once did the horizontal dance with Big Barda, the former Apokolyptan warrior and wife of Mr. Miracle, while being filmed. Both heroes were under the mind control of Sleez of Apokolips (real name) who forced both of them into it.

Somebody (John Byrne specifically) thought this was a good idea. For Superman, the Man of Steel, to make a sex tape with another hero. The story even ends with all parties vowing never to discuss what happened ever again, as if the writers immediately regretted their decision but didn’t have time to rewrite a whole new story. To this day, the story remains one of the most ludicrous stories ever produced in comics, which is certainly saying something.

6. HE WENT A LITTLE CRAZY AND BECAME ‘GANGBUSTER’

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One of the most formative parts of the Superman character was his first kill. After murdering an alternate version of Zod with kryptonite, Clark was wracked by guilt and began suffered from extreme stress, experiencing long blackouts, insomnia, and poor hygiene. Fortunately, while Superman was apparently on sabbatical, a new crimefighter in a garish outfit was prowling the streets of Metropolis under the moniker of ‘Gangbuster.’

Unlike the benevolent Superman though, Gangbuster was violent and bloodthirsty and quickly fell under the ire of Metropolis citizens. It was only when he battled with the hero Guardian that it was revealed that Gangbuster was actually Superman’s psychotic alter ego. His exposure forced Superman to re-evaluate his life and thankfully he abandoned the persona. It was later picked up and continued by school teacher Jose Delgado.

5. HE HATES ALL THE CARS

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To be fair, anyone who can fly, can move faster than a speeding bullet, or can leap tall buildings with a single bound would probably decline conventional automobiles. Still, that doesn’t excuse Superman literally declaring war on cars and doing his very best to destroy any and all cars he happens to come across.

In Action Comics #12, one of Clark’s friends is killed in an auto accident, triggering a one-man crusade that sees Superman destroy a car factory, a car dealership, and an entire impound lot worth of seized vehicles. There’s also that time he tried to kill Lois by tying her to the grill of a big rig and driving it straight off a cliff because the one thing the man who has everything lacks is a sense of irony.

4. HE’S TRIED TO KILL LOIS SO MANY TIMES

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Just…just so many times. Between 1940 and 1980, if Superman writers found themselves in a bind or running a deadline, they’d just think of a new reason for Superman to try and kill Lois, slap it on the cover, and go for drinks. He’s driven her off a cliff, thrown her into space, exposed her to the Parasite, prosecuted her in court, drove her to depression and an emotional meltdown, blackmailed her, literally robbed her blind, asphyxiated her in space, and gaslit her.

One of the most hilarious comic book cover of all time is Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #102 which features Superman openly confessing to the murder of the dead Lois he holds in his arms. Frankly, it’s hard to believe these two are now married with a kid in DC’s current Rebirth line. Based on his history, Superman’s practically a poster boy for domestic abuse.

3. THAT HAIR

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Goodness, just look at it. You know you’ve taken a wrong step somewhere when your character starts looking like the buff lead singer of an emo band. He looks like something a bored high school boy would draw in the margins of his notebook. It might seem like — wait, one more. He looks like a side character from T2 that got cut for being “too ’80s.

Ask any Superman fan who was around when he sported this cut about the fabled ‘Superman Mullet’ and they’ll gaze solemnly into the distance and deny it ever happened. It might seem like complaining about Superman’s hair is superficial, but hair is important in his world. After all, Lex Luthor starts hating Superman because the latter made him bald and Clark’s signature hair curl is almost as iconic as that ‘S’ on his chest.

2. EVERYTHING PRE-CRISIS

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Before Crisis on Infinite Earths rebooted the entire DC Universe, Superman had the most grab-bag group of powers and personalities of any comic book character, a record he retains today. Super sewing, super language translating, super sneezing, super horse riding were all powers Superman would demonstrate for one or two issues before they were never brought up again. Superman would do heinous things to his friends and family, but they’d always forgive him based on one form of contrived logic or another.

Frankly, the whole thing was a long, uninterrupted mess of admittedly creative stories marred by out-of-character and occasionally offensive tangents. Superman has certainly shaped up in the last 30 or so years, but hardcore fans probably like to believe the hero they know and love was born in 1985.

1. HE MAKES THE ENTIRE DC UNIVERSE OBSOLETE

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Arguably the worst part of Superman is the one least talked about. In the DC Universe, Superman is essentially a deity, and that’s not an exaggeration. His powers extend beyond the traditionally recognized set of flight, strength, and supervision to include faster-than-light speeds, galaxy-destroying power, and sub-atomic vision, among countless others. He is one of if not the most powerful fictional character ever conceived.

As such, there is no problem in the DC Universe that Superman and Superman alone cannot handle in seconds. Crime, natural disasters, cataclysmic events, doomsday devices, and schemes of global domination are inconsequential to him because he can solve them all before breakfast. Other heroes might as well hang up their capes, assured in the fact that whatever the problem, Superman’s got it.

From: http://www.cbr.com/15-dark-superman-facts-even-die-hard-fans-didnt-know-about/

Zod Reveals True Plan in DC’s Action Comics #983 – CBR

Action Comics #983 continues to build on the theme of family, which has been the core of DC Comics’ Superman titles since the Rebirth relaunch. But this time the focus is on the extended Superman family coming to the rescue as Lois, Jonathan and a blinded Clark are threatened by the Superman Revenge Squad, a motley collection of pre-Flashpoint and New 52 villains hellbent on world domination, and on destroying the Man of Steel.

RELATED: Superman Establishes First Ever [REDACTED] in Action Comics #982

Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Victor Bogdanovic and Jonathan Glapion, “Revenge Part V” opens with an inversion of the status quo from the previous issue, which depicted Lex Luthor at the head of the rescue team, with Kara holding a fallen Clark. But Superman has recovered from the beating, and even though he’s still blind, he takes charge of the assembled heroes to confront the villains trying to break into the Fortress of Solitude.

The melee that ensues is a high-stakes six-on-six punch-up. On the one hand, Superman and his crew must prevent General Zod — the de facto leader of the Revenge Squad — from breaking into the Fortress and retrieving technology that would allow him to build a new militarized Krypton on Earth, in the process wiping out humanity. On the other, the Superman Squad must also give Lois and Jon enough time to get away from the Fortress, not only ensuring their safety, but also preventing Zod from discovering that Superman has a son upon whom he can focus his homicidal intent.

That the Kryptonian General has no previous knowledge of Lois and Clark’s offspring suggests the revived Eradicator may have no memory of his previous confrontation with Superman’s immediate family. It also points to the idea that the Revenge Squad is even less of a cohesive unit than we’ve seen in the past. The previous issue showed members of the group at cross purposes, bickering with each other. Their discipline breaking down as they pummeled Superman when he emerged from the Fortress. Its members had not yet started working as a team.

As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Zod has been counting on the group’s disarray to cement his leadership, but before he reveals the true nature of his plan, he must first defeat Superman.

Upon realizing his opponent is blind, Zod also deafens him. In the silence that follows Superman’s scream of pain, he hears Jon and Lois. Realizing that the pair is trying to escape, he trains his heat vision on the departing Kryptonian flyer that promised mother and son safe passage, before turning his attention back to his ultimate prize, the Phantom Zone projector.

As Superman and his cohorts prepare a final stand against the Revenge Squad, Zod reveals his true plan. He never intended to rescue his army from the Phantom Zone. His goal all along was to trap Superman in the nothingness of the shadow dimension in which Jor-El had imprisoned him. In doing so he has also doomed all the members of the Superman Squad to oblivion. In mere moments Zod not only gets revenge on his jailer’s son, but on Kal-El’s immediate family, and a good chunk of his chosen family. But are things as dire as they seem?

 

The likelihood that Jon and Lois are dead is slim. In the panels leading up to Zod’s attack on the flyer, it isn’t clear whether the duo remained on the craft when it launched. And, as we’ve seen in both Action Comics and Superman, mother and child are more than able to stand up to villains on their own when dad’s not in sight.

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There is also another wildcard: Krypto was all over Action Comics #982, but he doesn’t appear at all in Issue 983. The Rebirth version of Superdog has proved to be quite the capable canine, helping the Man of Steel defeat Eradicator in the pages Gleason and Tomassi’s Superman #6. Then there’s the New 52 version of Krypto, who is a very different beast.

In the pages of Grant Morrison’s Action Comics run, Krypto saved Jor-El and his family from the clutches of Xa-Du — the very first resident of the Phantom Zone — as the scientist tried to escape into the shadow dimension while Krypton was being torn apart. In protecting the infant Kal-El, the dog was sucked into the Zone and ended up spending years in exile, fighting off the ghosts of villains until he was rescued by the adult Clark.

Has the current Krypto merged with his New 52 counterpart as have Lois and Clark? Is there only one Superdog? And can he help rescue Superman and his friends? Or is an alternate incarnation of Kal-El’s faithful companion waiting to help him in the Phantom Zone?

Then there’s the matter of Hank Henshaw. In the heat of battle, Superman takes time to ask him how he reverted to his pre-Flashpoint Cyborg Superman version. The villain, who initially brought together the Revenge Squad, reveals that he used the Oblivion Stone, an alien artifact that his New 52 version brought back to Earth, to become a previous version of himself, the astronaut who blamed Superman for his wife’s death.

This beat in the middle of a fight suggests that there’s far more to Henshaw and the Oblivion Stone than we already know. Could Cyborg Superman hold one of the clues to the mystery of Rebirth? Is the Oblivion Stone connected to the upcoming Doomsday Clock story that pits Superman against Doctor Manhattan?

On the surface, “Revenge Part V” is a classic Superhero slugfest, but there’s also a lot that is left unspoken. This bodes well for the next installment of this exciting story.

From: http://www.cbr.com/action-comics-zod-plan/

Zod Reveals His True Plan in Action Comics #983, But Where’s [REDACTED]?

Action Comics #983 continues to build on the theme of family, which has been the core of DC Comics’ Superman titles since the Rebirth relaunch. But this time the focus is on the extended Superman family coming to the rescue as Lois, Jonathan and a blinded Clark are threatened by the Superman Revenge Squad, a motley collection of pre-Flashpoint and New 52 villains hellbent on world domination, and on destroying the Man of Steel.

RELATED: Superman Establishes First Ever [REDACTED] in Action Comics #982

Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Victor Bogdanovic and Jonathan Glapion, “Revenge Part V” opens with an inversion of the status quo from the previous issue, which depicted Lex Luthor at the head of the rescue team, with Kara holding a fallen Clark. But Superman has recovered from the beating, and even though he’s still blind, he takes charge of the assembled heroes to confront the villains trying to break into the Fortress of Solitude.

The melee that ensues is a high-stakes six-on-six punch-up. On the one hand, Superman and his crew must prevent General Zod — the de facto leader of the Revenge Squad — from breaking into the Fortress and retrieving technology that would allow him to build a new militarized Krypton on Earth, in the process wiping out humanity. On the other, the Superman Squad must also give Lois and Jon enough time to get away from the Fortress, not only ensuring their safety, but also preventing Zod from discovering that Superman has a son upon whom he can focus his homicidal intent.

That the Kryptonian General has no previous knowledge of Lois and Clark’s offspring suggests the revived Eradicator may have no memory of his previous confrontation with Superman’s immediate family. It also points to the idea that the Revenge Squad is even less of a cohesive unit than we’ve seen in the past. The previous issue showed members of the group at cross purposes, bickering with each other. Their discipline breaking down as they pummeled Superman when he emerged from the Fortress. Its members had not yet started working as a team.

As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Zod has been counting on the group’s disarray to cement his leadership, but before he reveals the true nature of his plan, he must first defeat Superman.

Upon realizing his opponent is blind, Zod also deafens him. In the silence that follows Superman’s scream of pain, he hears Jon and Lois. Realizing that the pair is trying to escape, he trains his heat vision on the departing Kryptonian flyer that promised mother and son safe passage, before turning his attention back to his ultimate prize, the Phantom Zone projector.

As Superman and his cohorts prepare a final stand against the Revenge Squad, Zod reveals his true plan. He never intended to rescue his army from the Phantom Zone. His goal all along was to trap Superman in the nothingness of the shadow dimension in which Jor-El had imprisoned him. In doing so he has also doomed all the members of the Superman Squad to oblivion. In mere moments Zod not only gets revenge on his jailer’s son, but on Kal-El’s immediate family, and a good chunk of his chosen family. But are things as dire as they seem?

 

The likelihood that Jon and Lois are dead is slim. In the panels leading up to Zod’s attack on the flyer, it isn’t clear whether the duo remained on the craft when it launched. And, as we’ve seen in both Action Comics and Superman, mother and child are more than able to stand up to villains on their own when dad’s not in sight.

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There is also another wildcard: Krypto was all over Action Comics #982, but he doesn’t appear at all in Issue 983. The Rebirth version of Superdog has proved to be quite the capable canine, helping the Man of Steel defeat Eradicator in the pages Gleason and Tomassi’s Superman #6. Then there’s the New 52 version of Krypto, who is a very different beast.

In the pages of Grant Morrison’s Action Comics run, Krypto saved Jor-El and his family from the clutches of Xa-Du — the very first resident of the Phantom Zone — as the scientist tried to escape into the shadow dimension while Krypton was being torn apart. In protecting the infant Kal-El, the dog was sucked into the Zone and ended up spending years in exile, fighting off the ghosts of villains until he was rescued by the adult Clark.

Has the current Krypto merged with his New 52 counterpart as have Lois and Clark? Is there only one Superdog? And can he help rescue Superman and his friends? Or is an alternate incarnation of Kal-El’s faithful companion waiting to help him in the Phantom Zone?

Then there’s the matter of Hank Henshaw. In the heat of battle, Superman takes time to ask him how he reverted to his pre-Flashpoint Cyborg Superman version. The villain, who initially brought together the Revenge Squad, reveals that he used the Oblivion Stone, an alien artifact that his New 52 version brought back to Earth, to become a previous version of himself, the astronaut who blamed Superman for his wife’s death.

This beat in the middle of a fight suggests that there’s far more to Henshaw and the Oblivion Stone than we already know. Could Cyborg Superman hold one of the clues to the mystery of Rebirth? Is the Oblivion Stone connected to the upcoming Doomsday Clock story that pits Superman against Doctor Manhattan?

On the surface, “Revenge Part V” is a classic Superhero slugfest, but there’s also a lot that is left unspoken. This bodes well for the next installment of this exciting story.

From: http://www.cbr.com/action-comics-zod-plan/

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s epic Justice League 3-D ride promotes comic mayhem


Fireworks light up the sky above the Hall of Justice at Six Flags Magic Mountain during the opening ceremony for its new ride, housed in the building, Justice League - Battle for Metropolis. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Fireworks light up the sky above the Hall of Justice at Six Flags Magic Mountain during the opening ceremony for its new ride, housed in the building, Justice League – Battle for Metropolis. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)






Six Flags Magic Mountain has opened its new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark, immersive 3-D ride, an epic shoot ‘em up between good and evil.

Not what most people expect from a rollercoaster-centric theme park, right?

“We’re known as the thrill capital of the world, and this really helps broaden our appeal to young families and thrill seekers,” says Bonnie Weber, president of Six Flags Magic Mountain, whose core audience is largely teens and young adults. “It has a lot for everybody, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the attraction and how it came out. We’re sure it’s going to shatter expectations.”

This first-of-its-kind attraction, designed by Florida-based Sally Corporation, combines motion base vehicles with next-generation interactive gaming to plunge riders into a DC Comics world of mayhem.

Lex Luthor, The Joker and the Joker’s girlfriend, Harley Quinn, have teamed up to take over Metropolis. But first, they must rid the streets of the Justice League superheroes by exploiting their weaknesses.

They’ve already captured Supergirl, The Flash and Green Lantern. Only Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Batman remain, and so they call on the Justice League Reserve team of volunteers — that’s you — to help rescue their friends and, ultimately, restore the city.

Riders don 3-D glasses and arm themselves with laser guns before moving along a track in a motion base vehicle. They encounter suspense around every bend — smoke, fire, bullets, falling oil barrels and a 360-degree virtual loop down a subway tunnel. Their goal is to temporarily stun human targets, deactivate electronics and destroy inert objects to score points, just like in a video game.

Six Flags Magic Mountain celebrated the grand opening of the attraction outside the Hall of Justice on Tuesday night with a swinging jazz band, DJ set and fireworks show capped by confetti. It included an opportunity for guests to experience the dark thrill ride.

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is now the attraction’s seventh incarnation, also having recently opened at parks in New Jersey and Georgia. While the overall storyline is the same, the ride’s end scene differs here.

“Because we’re in a theme park mecca, this is a very important market,” Weber says. “When you compete on this kind of level you have to give it your all, so we pushed it to the limits, and we’re really proud. I think we really shattered all expectations.”

And while the much-anticipated attraction experienced some delay because of the rain, it turns out the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

The ride comes on the heels of the successful “Wonder Woman” film and heralds the Justice League film in November. Just the thing to fuel the aspirations of fans, young and old, who are looking for new ways to step into the ever-expanding universe of DC Comics.

“It’s the hottest brand in the world,” she says. “So it’s a win-win-win.”

From: http://www.dailynews.com/lifestyle/20170712/six-flags-magic-mountains-epic-justice-league-3-d-ride-promotes-comic-mayhem

16 Reasons Batman v. Superman’s Lex Luthor Was the Best

In 2106, Batman v Superman hit theaters, and it was a smash hit financially. Critically, the movie wasn’t as well-loved, and currently holds a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics felt the story was confusing and the characterization was off, especially when it came to Lex Luthor. Jesse Eisenberg’s performance as Luthor was mostly panned by critics and longtime comic readers, and while many people who saw Batman v Superman singled out Lex Luthor as an example of where the movie went wrong, not everyone felt that way. Some of us here at CBR didn’t just tolerate BvS‘s Lex, we loved him.

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Up until Eisenberg, we had only seen Lex Luthor portrayed in live-action by Gene Hackman in the Superman films of the ’80s and Kevin Spacey in 2006’s Superman Returns. While they were both great in their own right, they didn’t even come close to Eisenberg’s reinvention. He was awkward and confident, maniacal and manipulative, and a master of a huge corporation that he dedicated towards the destruction of Superman. Read on as we try to convince you that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor was the best movie portrayal of Luthor ever.

16. LEX WAS A SCIENTIST

Let’s start with the fact that BvS’s Lex Luthor was a mad scientist. That might seem like stating the obvious, but we need to unpack it. In the 1978 Superman movie, Luthor was a criminal genius, but not much of a scientist. For example, he stole a nuclear missile instead of building one. Lex didn’t do anything really scientific until Superman IV: The Quest for Peace when he cloned Superman. Kevin Spacey was even less so in Superman Returns, hiring other people to build his technology and even stealing Superman’s own tech.

In Batman v Superman, Luthor was an actual scientist. He was a genius who was able to figure out alien technology and use it to clone General Zod’s body to create Doomsday. As for “mad,” let’s talk about that, too.

15. LEX WAS CRAZY

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Luthor is supposed to be insane, but the movies haven’t really shown that side often. With Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor was more arrogant than crazy. You could argue that the idea of wanting to kill people just to get rich showed Lex was insane, but that was more internal. They came across more like sociopaths who didn’t care whether people were hurt.

Eisenberg’s portrayal of Luthor has gotten a lot of flack for being annoying, but that was the point. Anyone looking at Lex could see he had problems, especially when he tried to give a speech and dissolved into stuttering and mumbling. BvS‘s Lex is visibly insane with deep emotional problems, putting the “mad” in “mad scientist.” It’s a more realistic portrayal, fitting into the graying Batman and distant Superman.

14. LEX WAS SCARY

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Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman was also scarier than any other Luthor we’d seen in the movies so far. Hackman and Spacey were more cheerful while carrying out horrible crimes, but Luthor’s moments of randomness made him harder to predict, which made every moment he was on the screen more intense.

When he put a piece of hard candy into the mouth of Senator Barrows, there was a moment where you might have wondered if the candy was poisoned or if he really just wanted to give the senator candy. When Lex told Senator Finch she was going to be in “the hot seat,” you weren’t sure if it was a threat or a joke. It turned out to be a threat. It felt like, at any moment, Lex could fly off into a rage or kill someone, and he often did.

13. LEX WAS A BILLIONAIRE

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Since John Byrne’s reinvention of Lex Luthor in his acclaimed Man of Steel miniseries in 1986, Lex Luthor has been almost exclusively shown in the comics and TV shows as a billionaire whose international corporation funds and builds the equipment for his evil schemes, yet that’s never been a part of the movies. In the Superman films of the ’80s, Luthor was still the master criminal he’d been in the comics. Even Kevin Spacey was just an extension of that.

BvS‘s Lex Luthor was the first time we had seen the new billionaire version on the big screen, and that was huge. He wielded the power of a worldwide conglomerate and used those resources to carry out his master plan of stopping Superman. Even if you didn’t like the “mad scientist” part, there’s no denying Eisenberg has been more faithful to the comics than Hackman or Spacey.

12. JESSE EISENBERG

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Another thing that took Batman v Superman‘s Lex Luthor over the top was the actor who portrayed him. Gene Hackman was a brilliant actor, and so was Kevin Spacey. They both brought a strength and humor to their roles that made them unforgettable, but Jesse Eisenberg took his performance to a whole new level.

No matter what you thought of his Lex Luthor, there wasn’t a moment when you could take your eyes off of him. His every word and gesture was calculated to make a maximum impact. He made Luthor into more than just a ruthless criminal, but a wounded soul who had charisma and mania in equal portion. He chewed up every scene he was in. That’s a huge achievement, considering Eisenberg was on the screen with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and other great actors, and he nailed it every time.

11. LEX WAS WOUNDED

In all the movies before Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor was pretty one-dimensional. Hackman and Spacey’s Lex Luthor was evil with a capital E. They wanted to kill millions of people, and suffered no guilt or confusion over it. They were also wildly egotistical. They carried themselves with confidence and swagger that never wavered or broke. They believed themselves to be the smartest men in the world, and set out to prove it.

Jesse Eisenberg made Lex Luthor much more complex than that. He could be confident as well, but at times, his facade fell and we could see the wounded child he really was. He also had fits of anger like when he described his metahuman theory or gave Superman his orders to kill Batman, showing the depths of rage burning inside him.

10. LEX HAD HISTORY

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Once again, we’ll go back to the earlier portrayals of Lex Luthor to see why BvS improved on them. Hackman and Spacey’s Lex had no backstory at all, except for the occasional wisecrack about their fathers. We didn’t know how they were warped into the flamboyant sociopaths they were. Yet in the comics, Lex has a deep and complex history that led him to become the ruthless billionaire he is.

In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor was given a real history for the first time in any movie. We heard him talk about his father building the company and naming it after him. He ranted and raved about the abuses and abominations he suffered at the hands of his father. It was almost enough to make us feel sorry for him. Almost.

9. LEX HAD MOTIVATION

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In the movies of the ’80s, Lex Luthor was motivated by money and egotism. He wanted to be recognized as the greatest criminal mind in history, and he wanted to make a crap-ton of money. He wanted revenge in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and in Superman Returns, Luthor was driven for money and revenge against Superman.

In Batman v Superman, Lex was motivated by altruism, not money or power. He already had money, and he already had power. He thought Superman was a threat, a god or devil who needed to be brought down to size. It’s been said that all great villains are the hero of their own story, and Luthor truly believed he was doing the world a favor by getting rid of Superman.

8. LEX WAS RIGHT

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Another thing that set Lex Luthor apart was his hatred of Superman. In the older movies, Lex Luthor hated Superman because the superhero kept foiling his plans and getting him thrown in jail. In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor hated Superman because he was too powerful and he didn’t believe that Superman’s power could be handled in an innocent way.

The thing is, Lex was sort of right. One of the first things Superman did after revealing himself was destroy half of Metropolis in a fight with General Zod. He has almost unlimited strength, flight, speed and lasers shooting from his eyes. Even the military acknowledged that Superman needed to be brought under control. In a dream sequence, Batman seemed to see a world where Superman had taken control. Lex didn’t seem so crazy after that.

7. LEX WAS UPDATED

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As we said before, Lex Luthor in the older movies was nothing but a criminal. The first time we saw Hackman’s Luthor was with his hand pushing a lever to throw a government agent into the path of an oncoming train. The first we saw Spacey’s Luthor, he was forging an old woman’s signature to steal her fortune.

Like all the other characters, Lex Luthor is different in Batman v Superman. Instead of the older and ruthless Lex Luthor committing some awful crime, we first see Eisenberg’s Luthor playing on a basketball court. He’s a young man, thin and full of energy. He dabbles in all sorts of technology, and is obviously in the media a lot. There’s a reason he reminded so many people of his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, because that’s who Lex Luthor is. He’s been updated for the 21st Century.

6. SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT

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Many viewers complained that Lex Luthor in BvS wasn’t faithful to the comics, which is absolutely wrong. If they looked at 2003’s Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu, they would see someone very familiar.

In that story, we saw Lex Luthor as an older, balder, more evil man, but flashbacks also showed him when he was younger. There, Lex was thin with a full crop of red hair. He had emotional problems from his parents’ constant pressure to make him a genius, and felt alienated from everyone because of his genius. That sounds a lot like the Lex we saw in Batman v Superman. If that’s not close enough, BvS Lex even wore the same trenchcoat that Lex wears in Birthright.

5. LEX IS OPPOSITE

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It was in 2000’s Unbreakable that the character of Mr. Glass said it best: the best archvillain is the exact opposite of the hero. That’s why Lex Luthor works so well as the enemy in Batman v Superman. He’s a genius, using his mind instead of his body, which leaves him with a very thin frame as opposed to Superman’s muscular body. Superman cares about helping others through heroism and kindness, while Lex wants to help others through cruelty. Superman in the DC Extended Universe is very calm and stoic, which means his opposite would be very excited and frantic. Superman is very logical, whereas Lex in the DCEU is chaotic. That all combines to make it a powerful moment when we saw the two of them on screen together.

4. LEX IS EVIL

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The Luthor of the earlier movies was evil, but in more of a cartoonish way. The ’80s Lex pushed a man in front of a train, and tried to kill millions, but it was still on the level of a kids’ movie. Kevin Spacey did awful things, too, like trying to create a new continent that threatened billions, and destroying a city, but those plans never actually went through. Lex attempted far worse and succeeded.

It wasn’t just the fact that he allowed or caused people to die (which he did). Take the bombing of the US Capitol. Lex could have just planted a bomb in the building where they held a hearing, but he used a disabled man in a wheelchair to smuggle in the bomb. In the process, he killed his faithful assistant Mercy, and showed no regrets about it, either proving how evil he is.

3. LEX HAD A PLAN

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In the comics, Lex Luthor has always been a master strategist. That wasn’t the case with the movies, where Luthor’s plans have been pretty straightforward. In Superman, he wanted to drop a bomb on California to build a beachfront property. What was his backup plan if he failed? There was none. The same applied to Superman Returns, where he dropped a crystal in the ocean to make a new continent with no real backup plan.

In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor had a brilliant plan. He plotted and organized for years to bring two of the greatest and most noble heroes up against each other in a fight to the death. When that failed, Lex had a backup plan in the form of Doomsday. When that failed, it’s implied that he had another plan waiting in the wings with what could turn out to be Darkseid. He was a true genius.

2. LEX IS CONNECTED

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One critique of Marvel’s movies (as awesome as they are) is that the enemies tend to be rather disposable. When you consider enemies like Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron or Malekith in Thor: The Dark World, the enemies are more of a plot point than real antagonists. They also don’t tend to come up again in later movies, except as references.

Batman v Superman made it quite clear that Lex Luthor wasn’t just going to be a random villain. Even at the end, locked in a prison cell, Lex screamed how “he’s coming.” Many fans assume he meant Darkseid, who DC has acknowledged is going to be the main villain for the DCEU. Darkseid’s plan hasn’t been revealed, but we know Lex is connected to it.

1. LEX WAS DIFFERENT

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More than anything else, Lex Luthor was a very different villain than we’d seen before. The ’80s Lex was a stylish genius, something we’d seen in movies before. The Superman Returns Lex was really just an extension of the same. Only BvS gave us a very unique Lex Luthor, one we’d never really seen on the big screen before, and it was refreshing.

BvS‘s Lex wasn’t in control all the time. He was more damaged than confident. Many people have compared his portrayal (in a negative way) to Heath Ledger’s The Joker in The Dark Knight, but The Joker only shared an unpredictable nature with Lex and nothing else. The Joker was interested only in chaos, not trying to save the world. He also had limited resources, unlike Lex who had power and wealth. The two couldn’t be more different, except for the odd jokes.

What did you think of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? Let us know in the comments!

From: http://www.cbr.com/15-reasons-batman-v-supermans-lex-luthor-was-the-best/

Exclusive Preview | ‘Action Comics’ # 983

The one true Superman has been reborn, and his greatest enemies have united to take him out within the pages of Action Comics! The Cyborg Superman has assembled the Eradicator, Mongul, Metallo, General Zod, and Blanque as the ultimate Revenge Squad. To achieve their mutual goals and kill Superman, they’ve tracked the Man of Steel to his Fortress of Solitude, where their presence has endangered Superman’s wife, Lois Lane, and their son, Jonathan.

The Revenge Squad hasn’t realized it yet, but Superman was blinded during their attempt to break Zod out of prison. Even Superman can’t defeat all six members alone and without his sight. But that’s the thing about Superman. His power to inspire means that he’s never truly alone. In his hour of need, the new Superman family has arrived to save him. Supergirl, Steel, Superwoman, New Super-Man, and even Lex Luthor have raced to Superman’s side. Now, in CraveOnline’s exclusive preview from Action Comics #983, the ultimate battle is about to begin!

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This issue was written by Dan Jurgens, with pencils by Viktor Bogdanovic, inks by Jonathan Glapion, and colors by Mike Spicer. Clay Mann provided the primary cover while Mikel Janin drew the open order variant cover for this issue. Here’s the official description from DC Comics:

“REVENGE” part one! A beaten and battered Superman can barely hold his own against the revenge squad of his greatest foes—but hope rushes from the horizon as the Superman family arrives!

Action Comics # 983 will be released this Wednesday, July 12, in comic stores everywhere.

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Photo Credits: All images provided by DC Comics

From: http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/1292855-exclusive-preview-action-comics-983

Comic Show Episode 3: Sacred Creatures, Dad Superman, Howard Chaykin, Depressed Joker

Comic Show Episode 3: Sacred Creatures, Dad Superman, Howard Chaykin, Depressed Joker

Welcome to the third episode of the Comic Show by Monkeys Fighting Robots! Anthony and Matt have a lot to discuss with you today: Batman #26 with depressed Joker, Unholy Grail #1 by Cullen Bunn, Dad Superman with beat writer Nick Enquist, our must read Sacred Creatures #1 by Image Comics, and Howard Chaykin’s latest controversy.

Buckle up, True Believers! Episode 3 of the COMIC SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here.

Episode Breakdown:

01:27 Batman #26 review
Matt – 3 out of 5 Robots
Anthony – 3 out of 5 Monkeys

14:49 Unholy Grail #1
Matt – 3 out of 5 Robots
Anthony – 3.75 of 5 Monkeys

23:26 Beat Reporter Nick Enquist – Superman #26

36:34 Sacred Creatures #1
Matt – 3.75 out of 5 Robots
Anthony – 4 of 5 Monkeys

51:44 Howard Chaykin vs the Industry

Thank you for listening!

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About the Comic Show Podcast:
A comic journalist in the twilight of his career still grasping for his first Eisner runs into a young buck that mildly reminds him of his youth. Their warped enthusiasm for the comic book industry unites them to spread the good word to the inter-web. Realistically, we are two nerds that love comic books and want to entertain you with quality recommendations, creator interviews, and reports from your favorite publisher. For diehard fans and comic newbs; all are welcome to the Comics Show on Monkeys Fighting Robots! Hosts, Matthew Sardo and Anthony Composto.

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