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Logan

Article by Gregg Katzman

The third Wolverine solo movie, Logan, is almost in theaters! There’s a lot of reasons to get excited – like the cinematic debut of X-23 and the R rating – and you can bet we’re pretty much counting down the days until we can watch Hugh Jackman unleash as the adamantium clawed X-Man. In the meantime, let’s prepare for the movie by reading some comics that Logan appears to be loosely inspired by, and other comics that just might one day serve as inspiration for an X-23 movie!

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2016: The year Gregg Katzman spent way too much time thinking about BvS

2016: The year Gregg Katzman spent way too much time thinking about BvS

Movies play a huge role in my life. I remember being afraid as I watched the first ant scene in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids when I was just four years old, and I remember the excitement of watching the Ninja Turtles take on the Foot Clan when I was six. Whether a film turns out to be a personal favorite or a disappointment, it has the potential to stick with you for the rest of your life. After all, you’re dedicating around an hour and a half to two hours or so of your time to focus solely on a single story. It has your complete attention and you’re investing time in it – not only the time you spend watching the movie, but often the countless hours you’ll spend thinking about it afterwards. One of the worst things a movie can be is forgettable. Love or hate it, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is by no means forgettable. Now that we’re in 2017, I want to share just how much my thoughts have evolved on one of 2016’s biggest comic book movies.
 

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trinity1

Article by Gregg Katzman; Trinity #1 by Francis Manapul and Steve Wands

When DC Rebirth’s Trinity series was announced, what did you immediately expect from it? You know, aside from amazing artwork, because that’s obvious whenever Francis Manapul is attached to a project. The excellent cover revealed the three iconic heroes (Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman) and several villains reflecting in Diana’s sword. I don’t know about you, but when you have a comic featuring DC’s Trinity, part of me was expecting an epic blockbuster. After all, how many times have we seen these classic heroes save the world? It’s basically what we’ve come to expect at this point. I purposely avoided previews – I wanted to go into this one totally fresh. Would this be just like the many other team-up stories that started with pure action and set incredibly high stakes? Much to my surprise, that isn’t what happened… not even close.

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Marvel Netflix and Daredevil: Born Again SPOILERS are ahead! Obviously, the following article is 100% speculation.

DEFENDERS

Article by Gregg Katzman

I remember the very first time I saw Marvel’s The AvengersWatching Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unite to take on an alien invasion brought me a ridiculous amount of joy. Immediately, I felt like a five year-old kid watching cartoons – it was that level of fun. Now, Marvel and Netflix are hoping to capture that kind of magic on the small screen with Marvel’s The Defenders.

Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Iron Fist. Luke Cage. (And maaaaaaaaybe a cameo from the Punisher?) It won’t be very long until we see these heroes interact and fight a common threat. Will I get goosebumps all over again when I see these characters join forces? Considering how excellent Marvel and Netflix’s shows have been, the answer will very likely be “yes”. But what will make them unite? What could make the Man Without Fear need some help in his ongoing struggle to clean up Hell’s Kitchen? The Kingpin forming an alliance with The Hand, that’s what! For a show this big (which presumably has Daredevil in a key role), I think they should draw inspiration from a big comic: Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again. If you haven’t read it, you really should fix that asap. (While you’re at it, here are five other reading suggestions.)

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suicidesquad

Article by Gregg Katzman

Thanks to David Ayer’s latest movie, the Suicide Squad has become a household name, and that really is something that I never thought I’d say! Suddenly people who have never picked up a comic book before are talking about Deadshot, Killer Croc, Katana, and others – it’s so cool seeing people interested in these characters. Now that we’ve seen what Warner Bros. and DC’s big screen direction is for Task Force X, it’s time for DC to flesh out a brand new adventure for the team where it all began: the comics!

Suicide Squad #1 is totally new reader friendly. It doesn’t matter if you’ve read every Suicide Squad comic before or if the movie was the very first time you saw this deadly group of characters – this comic has what it takes to keep dedicated and new fans entertained.

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Suicide Squad

Article by Gregg Katzman

There are Suicide Squad spoilers in here! You’ve been warned. Politely warned, that is. Not like, Amanda Waller “you’re in for it” kind of warned.

I’ve seen David Ayer’s Suicide Squad twice now. Say what you will about the movie, but I had a great time during both viewings. I’ve had a full weekend to really absorb Suicide Squad, and now I’m left thinking about where Warner Bros. and DC could go next with the cinematic version of Task Force X. There’s a lot I’d love to see, but I’ll be practical and stick to four requests. After you’ve read what I’d like to see in a potential Suicide Squad sequel, you’re obviously welcome to chime in with your own suggestions –  you know, assuming they aren’t silly like, “Make a better movie.” Be constructive with your criticism, people!

Note: this article is assuming Harley Quinn will be back in Belle Reve by the time a potential sequel rolls around, and that Joker received plenty of attention in the Batman solo movie.

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