Thank You, Adam West

Other than my many hours reading Marvel (and some DC) Comics, the happiest moments of my childhood were always Bat-Times.

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126-Word [SPOILER FREE] Review of “Wonder Woman”

DC finally found its superhero alchemist formula. In this particular case: take the best parts of 2011 Marvel Films’ “Captain America,” but make them five times better. Wrap in a Greek mythological mosaic photographed like a fable and, in the World War I scenes, very old war footage. Add a thrilling, fun, full story–a war film with great characters and dialogue. Don’t try to hide from the racial/sexual dynamics. Mix until it explodes on-screen. Then flip the bird to Marvel Films. 🙂

“Wonder Woman” is the equal of “The Dark Knight,” arguably the greatest Hollywood superhero film ever made. That’s the highest compliment I can give this film. If this fall’s “Justice League” is just three-quarters as good as “Wonder Woman,” DC will have represented itself well.

My Root Article On Wonder Woman vs. Real African Women As U.N. Ambassador For Women And Girls…..

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……..is here.

I’ve since learned that there are different types of U.N. ambassadors: some for fantasy characters and some for real ones. DECEMBER 21 UPDATE: Not that it mattered, I see.

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And Now, The Geek News:

Okay, THIS would be the geek news of the month

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(with a special note of this grievous wrong “writed” 🙂 )

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but, of course, it was superceded by this journalistic-superhero stream crossing!

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Coates is one of the greatest nonfiction writers of my generation, but he is a little too, uh, um, mainstream and American for me, so I’m interested to see if fantasy will allow him to really open up, as it were. Marvel’s Black Panther will be the perfect vehicle for that.

[WHOOOSSSSH! ARROW SOUND :)] It’s On Its Way!

“Flash” is now my new favorite show, but I still want to see this “Arrow” season finale on Wednesday!

And I think Oliver is returning the favor next week! Look below:

And look some more–with some soon-to-be-starring-in-the-spinoff-stars–during the “Flash” season finale the following Tuesday!