“You’ve got me? Who’s got you?”
We talked so much about Superman that we could not contain it all in one podcast. Co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel join Michael Falkner, Mark Finn and Joe Crowe. We discuss the cultural impact of Superman, and Mark froths at the mouth when Deanna references Doctor Who. It is a nerdgasmic cornucopia. Continue reading
JC and Rita are back and what a show we have for you this week! The Whoniverse was all a flutter with news escaping about Series 7b and the 50th anniversary. The biggest question – who or what is Clara? The duo speculate on the possibilities.
Plus writer/creator Ian All-Seals, creator of the independent comic Doctor Atlantis joins in a new segment we’re calling “Indy Comics Focus”.
In addition, they talk about General Zod in the Man of Steel – could he be a good guy? It’s also been 10 years since Farscape left the air, they talk about their memories of the show and has Harrison Ford signed on to be Han Solo in the new trilogy?
We also have our Walking Dead review, Xena Warrior Princess and a bunch more so check it out!
Line up and links after the jump!
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Doctor Who, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged 50th Anniversary, Clara, Doctor Atlantis, Doctor Who, Farscape, Firefly, Ian Ally Seals, Independent comics, Man of Steel, Matt Smith, Rare Earth Comics, Superman, The Walking Dead, Xena
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
2012 is going to be a tough year for Hollywood to top. The year’s most anticipated movies — such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Hobbit” and the new Bond movie, “Skyfall” — were, for the most part, relatively well received by fans and also performed quite well at the box office. However, there are quite a few films slated for release in 2013 that look promising, as well, including several sequels to popular franchises.
While there are quite a few films I’m looking forward to this year, here are the top five I’m most excited about: Continue reading
Posted in Fantasy, movies, Reviews, Sci-fi, Uncategorized
Tagged 2013, Catching Fire, Hobbit, Hunger Games, Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Movie, Preview, Smaug, Star Trek, Superman
by Mike Gordon
This week, DC revealed (via Entertainment Weekly) that Superman’s new “leading lady” will be none other than his Justice League teammate, Wonder Woman. This caused a bit of a buzz online and offline. The news reminded me of one of my favorite DC Comics Presents covers. This monthly comic series was one of my favorites along with Brave & the Bold and Marvel Team-Up with fun mostly single issue stories that introduced me to cool characters through both superhero universes. I know both companies have attempted to bring these titles back for modern readers, but have not had much success. At least the originals are not difficult to find in back issue bins!
I’ve been raving about comic book covers almost as long as I’ve been collecting them (which is a long time). However, only recently did I start blogging about them! All the covers I write about are scanned from my collection. I’m happy to share my raves with y’all at ESO. If you’d like to see some of my past entries, visit my Step Up to the Mike blog.
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
DC Comics writer Chris Roberson, who has worked on recent projects such as Fables and Superman, has announced via Twitter he is leaving the company. Why? Because he doesn’t like the way DC treats writers.
“Having an afternoon cocktail to celebrate the end of my time at DC,” he wrote. “Aside from the Fairest arc I already committed to doing, iZombie will be the last time I’ll ever write for DC.” Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Earth Station One, Internet, News
Tagged Blastr, Chris Roberson, dc comics, Earth Station One, Fables, Superman, Twitter
By Trent Moore, Source: blastr.com
You know that legal tussle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to Supes? It’s getting uglier, and Warner Bros. just clinched a key victory in the fight.
The two sides have been fighting over the rights to the Man of Steel for more than a decade. Now it seems Warner Bros. could have the upper hand.
Warner Bros. is taking a shot at attorney Marc Toberoff, who was both representing Siegel’s estate and serving as a business partner—a somewhat shady move—and the opinion essentially agreed. Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Comics, Earth Station One, movies, News, Sci-fi, TV
Tagged Blastr.com, Earth Station One, Lawsuit, Simon & Schuster, Superman, Warner Brothers
ESO crewmembers Bobby Nash and Mike Gordon will be guests at the Metropolis Supercon in Metropolis, IL this weekend, March 10 & 11th. We both had a blast last year at this con and the line up for 2012 is even better! We will have our most recent projects available for sale and will be recording segments for upcoming episodes. If you’re in the area and want to sit in The Geek Seat, you’ll have the chance! Admission is only $5, so come on by and say “Howdy!”
After watching the new DC animated feature, Justice League: Doom, I find myself bursting with nerd rage. I should make this clear up front that this isn’t going to be a fair and balanced review. This is an outlet for me to express my malcontent. If I step back, turn my brain off and forget all that has come before, Justice League: Doom isn’t that bad…but I can’t turn this pesky brain off!
Doom is a cross between the Mark Waid story Tower of Babel and a generic Legion of Doom tale—as anyone who wants to see this film so close to it’s release date probably already knows. DC has been on a tear of adapting comic runs to animated features lately. I’m not a fan. I would much prefer original stories to rehashing the archives, but they didn’t ask me. Over all, their previous ventures stayed pretty true to the source material. Doom not so much. I’d argue each deviation from the Tower of Babel is a mark against the movie. In fact, I will argue it.
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, movies, Reviews
Tagged animated, Batman, Cyborg, DC, DVD, Film, Green Lantern, Justice League: Doom, Martian Manhunter, Movie, Superman, Tower of Babel, Wonder Woman
By Trent Moore, source: Blastr.com
It looks like fans may just have to wait a few more months for the first look at the latest Superman reboot. Rumor has it the first official trailer for Zack Snyder’s (Watchmen, 300) Superman: Man of Steel film could debut when The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters on July 20.
The tidbit is being reported by Cosmic Book News, credited to a source close to the film. Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Earth Station One, movies, Sci-fi
Tagged Blastr.com, Dark Knight Rises, Earth Station One, Man of Steel, Movie Preivew, Superman, Zack Snyder
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Last year, we heard that Smallville’s story editor Bryan Q. Miller was going to continue the story of Tom Welling’s Clark Kent and his assorted cohorts from the WB series in a series of novels. Turns out DC’s plan is a little flashier and a lot more frequent.
DC will be launching Smallville Season 11 as a digital-first comic, to be written by Miller and released weekly starting on April 13, 2012; they’ll be collected into print on a monthly basis (with an episode guide as a bonus). Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Earth Station One, News, TV
Tagged Blastr.com, dc comics, Earth Station One, Electronic Comics, Smallville, Superman, TV Show