In New Gotham, metahumans are being killed by their own powers, and it turns out to be the work of a self-hating metahuman serial killer. This is the point where it all goes wrong, and we start to see Birds of Prey for what it really is: the worst.
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Solkir’s 13-part look at the WB’s short-lived superhero series Birds of Prey continues with “Slick”, where the Birds battle an evil metahuman who can turn into water.
In part one of a 13-part series, Sybil looks at the both the aired and unaired pilots of Birds of Prey, the WB series loosely based on the DC Comics series of the same name, featuring Batman side characters Oracle, the Huntress, and not-Black Canary fighting the evil schemes of Harley Quinn.
In this editorial, Sybil Pandemic talks about the concept of “mature entertainment” and how a certain company is doing it wrong by giving us a child’s version of maturity, undoing all their characters’ marriages and making them angsty, miserable, and hateful all the time.
Solkir reviews a movie that hates everyone and everything. And… what’s this? A new host for the Graphic Novel Picture Show has suddenly appeared!
What do you do when someone else does a thing that everyone loves? Thoughtlessly copy it, of course! That’s why Sony is planning to build an entire cinematic universe around Spider-Man villains Venom and the Sinister Six.
Solkir makes a terrible mistake by watching the 1970s TV movie adaptation of the Marvel character Doctor Strange, starring Peter Hooten as Dr. Stephen Strange and Jessica Walter as Morgan Le Fey.
Solkir reviews a comic book movie brought to us by Disney. He expects no fewer than three talking animals.
Imagine, if you will, a movie so boring that we can’t even think of a description for it.
Solkir watches Daredevil and wonders how such a great movie can be so universally loathed. As it turns out, he saw the director’s cut, a vast improvement over what played in theaters. After seeing both versions, Solkir does an in-depth examination of what makes the theatrical cut so awful.
Solkir reviews a film starring Willem Dafoe, and some other people.
Blade and the gang stumble upon a groovy mystery. Can they figure out who the monster really is?
Solkir examines the recurring themes of the movie version of X-Men and its 2003 sequel X2! What is this sim-ball-ism of which you speak? Never heard of such a thing.
Solkir explains what he’s been up to for the past few months, and then discusses Mystery Men, based on a comic book you’ve never heard of, starring Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, and Janeane Garofalo as a team of second-rate superheroes with mostly useless powers.
All the boys are getting their own movies. Why not the most recognizable female hero in the world?
Solkir reviews one of his favorite movies, Superman vs. The Elite, an animated film where Superman takes a stand against a team of anti-heroes who brutally kill their enemies. He also talks about why, contrary to the opinions of many, Superman is f*cking awesome!
Before Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel’s Avengers, and ABC’s upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there was an attempt to bring a live-action Nick Fury to life, starring none other than the Hoff himself. This pilot never became a series, but we did get David Hasselhoff being David Hasselhoff for 90 minutes. What more do you need?
Solkir reviews Wesley Snipes as the vampire hunter Blade, based on the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in the Tomb of Dracula series. So, it’s a story about killing vampires, but the slayer is a dude? Weird.
Solkir reviews the dumb (yet fascinating) Steel, starring Shaquille O’Neal as a weapons designer who grows a conscience and designs a powerful suit of armor so he can be a superhero. In the comics, Steel’s origin was tied up in the ’90s Death of Superman saga, but there’s no sign of Superman here. Instead, we get Judd Nelson, the Not-Oracle, and a brand new dialect created by future sex tape star Ray J.
Solkir presents his own abridged version of Spawn, the movie version of the Image Comics character that personified the dark/edgy superhero aesthetic of the ’90s. A military assassin is murdered by Martin Sheen and sent to hell, but makes a deal with the devil to come back as a powerful “Hellspawn”. But no hell could possibly be worse than this movie’s piss-poor CGI.