Hello interweb, Nate here! So, the DCEU has been kinda sucking hasn’t it? I mean, Man of Steel sucked, Batman V Superman – while I like it as a guilty pleasure – is plagued with sloppy writing, and Suicide Squad most see as the worst of the DCEU movies. So this year Justice League and Wonder Woman is coming out. Justice League will probably suck, and I’m really hoping Wonder Woman is at least a good movie if not a great one. But one criticism the franchise has been facing over and over again is that they’re rushing the movies out too quickly to catch up to Marvel. Hell, they’ve announced a Nightwing movie when The Batman is still having development issues at the moment! So I was wondering if I was in charge of this whole project, how would I run it? So here’s my idea! When reading this, keep in mind that I’m starting from a clean slate. Meaning I’m pretending Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad never happened!
Also keep in mind I’m just focusing on the story aspect at the moment. Not thinking about cast, directors, writers, etc. (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here! So a while ago, a Tumblr page called The Hawkeye Initiative was started in wich people attempt to show how ridiculously women are drawn in comic books. Now if you ever read comic books, you’d know that this isn’t a gendered problem; and in my opinion, it isn’t a problem at all. Now sometimes these drawings do point out a genuinely ridiculous piece of art, but a lot of these it’s a very simple formula: take a reasonable drawing of a woman, draw Hawkeye in the exact same pose with the exact same body type and exact same clothes, and give him a kissy face. That should make it obvious why this initiative doesn’t work but I’ll show you some of the art from the site specifically. Now there are 53 pages worth of content on this site so obviously, I’m not going over every image. That plus sometimes an image of a girl with a thong is turned into Hawkeye with a thong and his testicles are hanging out of the sides and I’m sure most of my viewers don’t want to see that (and if you do then the link is above so just check it out for yourself). I’m just going over ten that stands out to me the most and discussing my opinions on that example. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this, you should be able to assess my opinions on most of the images there even if you disagree. So with that, let’s start!
Disclaimer: All art is owned by the respective comic book companies and all “fan” art is owned by the creators of The Hawkeye Initiative. I am not in any way, shape, or form responsible for the creation of these images. I am only responsible for the critiques I give to these images.
ello interweb, Nate here! After running this blog for a couple of years, I’ve found it quite funny what posts on here get lots of views and which posts gets very little views. There are several articles I’ve written in the past that I was quite proud of making and yet nobody read them. On the other hand, while some of my cringier articles seem to have been forgotten by most, there are some that consistently seem quite popular that haunts me whenever is appears as a “TOP POSTS & PAGES”. Now I realize that that’s just how a blog works and I’m not here complaining that I have a stupid audience and you people are reading the wrong articles, not at all. Luckily I do this blog in my spare time for fun and none of my writing actually gets me money (I’d probably pay closer attention to grammar mistakes and typos if this was a funded blog with sponsors). However, I do want to make the record straight: my “Top 10 Characters Ruined by the New 52 ” is a bad post!
Hello interweb, Nate here! So today was suppose to be the Top 5 DC Comics of 2016, but I’ve been busy and I’m not fully caught up with all the DC comics I’m reading currently. Therefore, I decided to do the comic book movies first and instead of a Top 5 list why don’t I just simply rank them? After all, there were six movies so why not? (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here! So 5 hours ago (at the time of this writing), the teaser trailer for Spider-man: Homecoming just dropped and confirmed that tomorrow the first official trailer will be uploaded. I do want to confirm that I will be reviewing the official Trailers for Spider-man: Homecoming. Some of my bigger readers may have noticed that I’ve been slacking a little on the trailers but that’s primarily because I decided to only do trailers for franchises I know well. Doctor Strange, Wonder Woman, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 I’m not going to do mainly because I’m not as versed in their comics books so there’s nothing I can really add to the speculation of those movies. Spider-man, on the other hand, I know decently well so I will definitely be reviewing those trailers when they drop. So stay tuned for my review which will be coming out soon after the trailer is released!
Hello interweb, Nate here! So Thursday I announced that for my 100 follower special I’d do a Q&A. Now this was an experiment as I probably won’t do these often (maybe every 100 followers?) but I did get a couple of responses from you guys so it’s time for me to answer them! I did take screenshots of each comment just so I don’t misquote anyone (that and it’s easier than retyping out the question when it’s already made) and I will link you guys to each responder’s blog! (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here. Hey, remember that Character Bio I said I’d do for my 100 Follower Special? Yeah, it’s not done yet! I’ve been going through some personal stuff in my life as of recently so I’ve been struggling to find the motivation to actually get it done so I thought I’d do something different. Now I’m still doing the Character Bio which I chose Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) as requested by marvelvarietal (you can check their blog out by clicking that link) because I’m already half way finished and I actually do love Kamala so it would be nice to have her bio up on this blog. However, I figured a Q&A may be easier and quicker to do since I’m literally just taking your questions and answering them. I am at 108 followers however I doubt most of them will participate so I’ll allow you guys to ask as many questions as you wish and they don’t have to be strictly about comic books. They could be about pretty much anything you want to know. So comment below with any questions you may have and I’ll be answering them this Saturday on the 19th. Peace!
Hello interweb, Nate here! So Fox has stated that Logan (which may be the first Wolverine movie that I’m actually excited to see thanks to X-23) will be Fox’s final movie in their X-Men franchise before they reboot it. Now this has lead to some speculations that the X-Men may be heading back to Marvel in a Fox/Marvel X-Men franchise similar to what Marvel and Sony have for Spider-man. (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here! So big news just hit! Warner Bros Animation just announced a confirmation that season 3 of Young Justice is in the works! Honestly, when I first saw the news on Facebook I didn’t believe it since the series was canceled roughly 3 years ago and it looked like hopes for a revival was gone. Even after both seasons were released to Netflix I really didn’t think the show had a chance. However, with a combination of Netflix views and fan protests, we finally got a 3rd season! I’m just super excited that this is actually happening and I can’t wait to see where they’re going to go since the second season ended on a tease of Darkseid and they just ended the Blue Beetle arc so the possibilities are out there. So that’s really all I have to say about this, no need to drag this on more than I can. So with that, have an awesome day and vote for [insert random presidential nominee here] for president 2016!
Hello interweb, Nate here. Sorry for the delay on the 100 Follower special. I’ve been going through some things lately and just haven’t gotten around to finishing it. I have started however so it is on it’s way to being complete but at this point I’m just not going to promise any specific dates. However today I’m responding to an article that appeared on my Facebook feed The Problem with Romanticizing Joker & Harley Quinn’s Relationship written by Kalea Martin for HerCampus.com. Now I know little about the author or this website as it just appeared on my Facebook feed as a “recommendation” however it’s not really the article itself that I’m going to respond to but the idea that Harley Quinn is a sexist character because of her relationship with the Joker and how people romanticize this relationship when they shouldn’t. Because I have seen people say this about the couple over and over again and it is a something that annoys me whenever it’s brought up so I thought I might as well tackle it here. (more…)