From the poison brick-slinging Brickbat to The Horrible Hand, author Jon Morris’ humorous reference book catalogs some of the weirdest and worst supervillains in the history of comic books. Can’t get enough? Round out your bookshelf with some equally unfortunate superheroes and their half-baked sidekicks.
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From his earliest comic book days to incarnations brought to life by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Hamill, and Adam West, The Joker is one of the greatest supervillains in history. Warner Bros. interviewed filmmakers, authors, and actors to talk about what makes The Clown Prince of Crime tick.
(PG-13: Gore) With its over-the-top violence and incredibly questionable morality, the Amazon Prime series The Boys is definitely not for everyone. We enjoyed the wild ride for its first season, and are looking forward to seeing what’s next. Of course, Screen Junkies has a thing or two to say before season two kicks off.
The Hacksmith continues to build out his collection of superhero-inspired gadgets with a version of Aquaman’s trident that blasts streams of water from its three tips. He starts out with a small prototype, then scales up to a much more powerful full-size version. We’d like to see this connected to a larger water tank.
After fan demand, HBO Max will be rolling out The Snyder Cut of Justice League in 2021. The four-ish hour version restores Snyder’s original vision, adding characters left on the cutting room floor, and giving more time and importance to others. Some $25 million is being spent to complete the effects, score, and editing of new footage.
After the trainwreck that was David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, DC attempts to hit the reset switch by putting Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn at the helm. This time, our ragtag crew of antiheroes works their evil version or good, or is it good version of evil in an action-packed 1970s war movie. Time for roll call.
We no have our first really good look at Robert Pattinson’s take on Batman. With director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of/War for the Planet of the Apes) at the helm, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Andy Serkis as Alfred, we’re as stoked as ever for this new incarnation of The Dark Knight.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) After the surprising reveal at the end of season 1, Billy Butcher and the lads are on the run, while Vought International takes advantage of panic on the streets and introduces a new supe who could push Homelander further over the edge, if that’s even possible. Premieres 9.4.2020 on Prime Video.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) After the horrifying events of season one, Billy Butcher, Hughie and their gang are on the run from Vought’s so-called superheroes, while a new member of the team, Stormfront, could shake things up even for the lead megalomaniac Homelander. Premieres 9.4.2020 on Amazon Prime Video.
James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist loves to draw complicated scenes featuring lots and lots of characters. In this clip, he meticulously illustrated 100 versions of The Dark Knight as seen in his many different guises over the years. Join James’ Discord community for a chance to win a print of the finished image.
Reigarw Comparisons already showed us the chances of winning big and how we might perish. Now they’re back to explore just how unlikely it is that you’d possess one of the many real-world “superpowers” that our genes can bestow us with. Now imagine how slim the odds are of having multiple mutations.
After wowing us with their Super Hero Bowl and Super Villain Bowl, Joe and Rita of ArtSpear Entertainment are back with their most epic assembly of characters yet, as Good and Evil must team up to battle an even more terrifying force, known as OSCAR. And this golden guy eats Infinity Stones as a snack.
After numerous requests to do Honest Trailers for individual Marvel movies, Screen Junkies smashed the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe into a single clip. Along the way they trash just about every trope, from the confusion of magic, science, and technology, to daddy issues, to their obsession with ’70s and ’80s pop culture.
(SPOILERS) Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter tries to move on with his life, both as a superhero and as a high schooler. Fortunately, he’s going on a vacation with his schoolmates. Unfortunately, a problem of mind blowing proportions has followed him.
We’re not sure why 20th Century Fox didn’t just start with this trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It has everything you need to know about the film – how Jean Grey got the Phoenix Force, why she’s losing control and why she’s going up against her friends. Premieres 6/6/19.
(PG-13: Language/Gore) From the warped minds behind Preacher comes a new Amazon Prime series which envisions a world in which superheroes abuse their superpowers instead of use them for good, while our protagonists “The Boys” do their best to expose and take down the super-evildoers. Drops 7/26/19.
While Marvel’s theme music has missed the mark lately, there are still classic themes for heroes like Spider-Man and Batman. Listen up as Tom Thum gives these tunes the beatbox treatment. Sure, Knight Rider and Ghostbusters aren’t quite superheroes, but Tom is still super.
Captain Marvel is shaping up to be a blockbuster. Variant Comics jumps in on the movie’s hype by sharing the most notable versions of the hero/heroine. That includes the original version, one who defeated and then restored Death itself, and even a villain.
Set in the aftermath of the still to come Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home sees Peter Parker going on a trip to Europe with his school friends. He really wants to enjoy the downtime, but Nick Fury and a group of elemental beings have other ideas.
The latest trailer for Captain Marvel sees our heroine believing that she’s part of an alien race called the Kree. One of their enemies are the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifters. But it appears that Marvel had a life on Earth before she became a super space soldier.
Casual fans of Spider-Man may have been surprised by the animated pig that showed up in the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Variant Comics shares the origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham, as well as his surprisingly formidable abilities.
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