When Clark Kent Quit The Daily Planet

“I was taught to believe you could use words to change the course of rivers — that even the darkest secrets would fall under the harsh light of the sun…But facts have been replaced by opinions. Information has been replaced by entertainment. Reporters have become stenographers. I can’t be the only one who’s sick of what passes for the news today.”

Clark Kent, upon quitting The Daily Planet in 2012.  Everyone expected him to start a blog.

I wonder what the 2012 Kent would think of the current state of…things.

That Time Robin Fought the Hulk

I love this image.  I found it serendipitously (which spell-check tells me is not a word, because spell-check is a snob).

No, it’s not a far fight.  But if any version of Robin is going to take this challenge, it’s going to be Burt Ward’s Robin.

Source: Free photo: Incredible Hulk, Robin, Comic Book – Free Image on Pixabay – 1202678

The Brave, the Bold, and the Bravado!

Congratulate the writers of “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” for being the team to finally come up with a believable, enjoyable, heroic characterization for Aquaman, and voice actor John Di Maggio for executing it perfectly.

Boo to all the haters that don’t get that this series isn’t supposed to be about Frank Miller’s Batman.  There are nods to many interpretations, but it’s a decidedly heroic take.  It’s also wry without dripping camp or irony.  If you appreciate a long view of DC’s characters (and if you don’t, what’s the point of even following DC?), you should like this show.  The deft handling of Aquaman is really just one example of the overall editorial ethos of the show: I usually don’t use the word “clever” as a compliment, but the interpretations of the in-show universe and the heroes that inhabit it show great ingenuity. And Aquaman is awesome.