The San Diego Comic Con for 2016 was over and as noted in previous posts, the convention keeps me busy with trailers for upcoming films or the skimpiest of teaser clips. As we’ve attended to many of the awesome movies that are coming down the pike, its time to pay a little mind to the television shows that feature these colorful characters. I’m continuing on with The CW Television Network since they have not one, but five different DC Comics shows airing during the week. “Legends Of Tomorrow” was the fourth show to hit the network and it begins its second season in October. Here is the trailer for this upcoming season.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I am on the fence about this show since I did feel that it had its moments and was loaded with necessary action. I also enjoyed the occasional interaction with a new live action hero or villain face as the series went on. The dislikes was the pacing and the overall sense of boredom that I was finding every now and again. An ensemble show is not easy to do in comedy and drama much less super-hero action type stuff. I was very happy to find the viewers learning of the Justice Society Of America and think that these heroes will be a perfect inclusion. I’d like more of this sort of thing so these heroes can be used across the other series since there is a level of continuity going on. I’d like to get a “Supergirl” season 2 trailer here since The CW picked up the show from CBS and one for “I Zombie” season 3 but I don’t see them on the official CW Television YouTube.com account. Feel free to let me know what you thought of this trailer and the show overall if you have been watching. The comments are open for you to do so.
The CW Network shows no signs of stopping with all of their DC Comics properties that they are bringing to small screen life and now “Legends Of Tomorrow” will join both “Arrow” and “The Flash” as an offering. It’s a spin-off based on the two series and will unite numerous heroes from across space and time. Check out the poster, the premise and the cast rundown. I’ll return afterward with some added thoughts.
If you’ve been following the small screen adventures of DC Comics’ “Arrow” and “The Flash” over on the CW Network then I have some exciting news for you as a brand new spinoff series is coming at us entitled “Legends Of Tomorrow” and will air sometime in the Fall of 2015. Take a look at the sneak peak video that was released yesterday along with the brief premise and characters that you can expect to see on the screen.
As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Justice League grouping gets a whopping eleven titles in the relaunch and that made immediate sense to me based on all of the characters that it needs to address. Green Lantern is not among them as he has his own grouping and the same applies to both Batman and Superman but believe me you have a lot to sink your teeth into without them. Check out what they are offering us: Justice League, Justice League International, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Captain Atom, The Fury Of Firestorm, The Savage Hawkman, Green Arrow, Mister Terrific, & DC Universe Presents.
The first two League books made sense to me but I was unsure about Captain Atom and Firestorm getting new titles for this one. There are more important characters to the whole of the DCU mythos such as The Atom or perhaps The Justice Society since those heroes are so relevant to the League beginnings. I also questioned the Mister Terrific title and while initially paused can understand the need to give Aquaman and Hawkman a title again. They are staples in the DCU after all. I managed to secure nine of the eleven titles and have offered up my views on them. Should I fill in the blanks of the missing entries, I shall append the blog posting post mortem.