This is seriously one of the best purchases I have made in a long time. I believe this was Grant Morrison’s first American work (please correct me if I’m wrong), and it set the stage for a brilliant career. Animal Man was the beginning of Morrison doing what he does best—making you give a shit about characters you forgot about or never knew existed.



The new Batgirl design has been often credited to Cameron Stewart OR Babs Tarr but rarely to the both of them. The design process was in fact a collaboration with both artists contributing to the final design.

Cameron: When DC first approached me about taking over Batgirl as…

"I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come…in your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember…the one man who beat you."

And as the sun that had been too afraid to show its face in this city started to turn the black into grey, I smiled. Not out of happiness, but because I knew… that one day, I wouldn’t have to do this anymore. One day I could stop fighting. Because one day… I would win. One day, there will be no pain, no loss, no crime. Because of me, because I fight. For you. One day, I will win.

Facebook! I was cleaning out a room and look what I found!! True story… I’m converting a room into an office despite the fact I don’t actually work for a living and I found two Arrow statues. We’re going to raffle both of them off, with all proceeds going to Prayers for Sophie. If you aren’t familiar with this cause, familiarize yourself.

First, the link to enter:

Here’s how it works: 

  • Watch the video.
  • $5 gets you one ticket, $10, gets you two… and so on.
  • There is no limit on number of tickets.
  • Please identify yourself with your name and add my name. What do I mean? Put “Arrow,” “Stephen Amell”… just something to let us know that you want to be entered into the raffle.

Raffle will run for two weeks and then we’ll pick TWO WINNERS.

Again… here’s the link:

Good luck everybody. Let’s raise money for a great cause!!

Here’s an update on the Superman post.

That last image gets rid of all the Snyder so you can actually see the slight costume changes.

I sure hope this shot of the new Superman costume is just a mockup & not the sign of a return to Snyder’s lazy, washed out, gloomy, low-budget CGI backgrounds.

Man Tapped to Draw the New Wonder Woman Doesn’t Want Her to Be Feminist

"I think she’s a beautiful, strong character. Really, from where I come from, and we’ve talked about this a lot, we want to make sure it’s a book that treats her as a human being first and foremost, but is also respectful of the fact that she represents something more. We want her to be a strong—I don’t want to say feminist, but a strong character. Beautiful, but strong.


I’m pretty visual and I’m really interested in that. She’s got a great costume and she’s got a lot of history—I’m really very visually attracted to “Wonder Woman.” She just looks great on the page.” — David Finch

The plus side: knowing Finch’s track record, we’ll only have to put up with about 5 issues a year.

Personally, I’m still trying to picture Wonder Woman all dark & muddy.

Director Neil Marshall spoke to Collider about CONSTANTINE (and other topics), but what struck a nerve with geeks was this:

COLLIDER: Can John Constantine smoke on TV?

MARSHALL: No we’re not. It’s the one thing, a compromise I guess. On network it’s the one thing you can’t smoke on network. That’s one of his character traits. We’re working around that. We’re trying to get aspects of it in there as much as possible. We’ll see.

A couple of things I’d like to point out here. First off, look at the way he answered the question. He seems to be conscious of this being an issue, so that’s a good thing. It’s always nice when creators know their source material. Second, Marshall is only directing one episode—the pilot. There could be much more the he may not be aware of storywise & they could bring the lung cancer in as a flashback/backstory as well as John being cured by the Lords of Hell.

All hope is not lost.