Attend to my words fellow Geeks!!! Based on the nature of this particular happening, I felt that it would best be served by informing you as early as possible in the day and just after midnight seems a great time so without any further adieu; “YES” my dear friends and fans of the printed page – Today is officially the “Free Comic Book Day” for 2014 and you should be as excited as all get out.
It’s once again time to spin that web and swing around New York City with Peter Parker as “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opens up in theaters nationwide today. Did you see “Amazing Spider-Man” when it opened in 2012? Did you enjoy it? Let’s discuss after digging into the poster.
Continuing along with the now monthly presentation of the Marvel Comics titles that are being delivered under their branding of the “All-New Marvel Now!” here are the brand new first issues that we shall be seeing in May of 2014. There is not a lot of brand new title releases with this particular month but we do have some offerings that come to you free of charge thanks to “Free Comic Book Day” (and I will toast this in a post as well tomorrow for good measure).
“Super Duper Alice Cooper” is the documentary about the legendary, and larger than life Alice Cooper and comes care of Banger Films. Those are the guys who brought us “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” and “A Headbanger’s Journey” and “Flight 666” to name a few. This film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival just over a week ago but now opens up to the rest of the world at large at theaters near you for a limited running engagement.
The Plot: At the headquarters of the League of Assassins, Ra’s al Ghul grooms Damian Wayne (son of his daughter, Talia, and Batman) to succeed him as head of the league. The league is attacked by a group of assassins led by Slade Wilson, Ra’s al Ghul’s initial choice for successor before meeting Batman; Feeling betrayed, Slade decides to seize power. During the battle, Ra’s is defeated and fatally burned, dying before he can reach the Lazarus Pit. Damian stabs Slade’s right eye during the battle, forcing him to flee. Talia takes Damian to Gotham City to meet his father and ask for his protection.
Jason O’Mara – Bruce Wayne / Batman
Stuart Allan – Damian Wayne / Robin
Morena Baccarin – Talia al Ghul
Giancarlo Esposito – Ra’s al Ghul
Xander Berkeley – Dr. Kirk Langstrom
Thomas Gibson – Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
David McCallum – Alfred Pennyworth
Dee Bradley Baker – Man-Bats
Sean Maher – Dick Grayson / Nightwing
Diane Michelle – Francine Langstrom
Andrea Romano – Suit #2
Fred Tatasciore – Waylon Jones / Killer Croc
Bruce Thomas – Commissioner James Gordon
Kari Wahlgren – Rebecca Langstrom
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not up to speed on the storyline that this film follows but I have enjoyed most of the DC Animated Universe so far. One has to wonder if the eventually arriving big screen universe can contend with what they are doing on home video. Let’s see if they can match their own quality. I will likely rent this on Amazon.com or wait until it comes to Netflix if they choose to run it. Will you be renting this one or purchasing on DVD when it comes out in a few more weeks. Let me know down below.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_Batman