Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: Women of Legend Trading Cards

Since it is Women in Comics month, I wanted to take a moment to look at the Women of Legend Trading cards. Cryptozoic was kind enough to provide us with some packs at toy fair back in February.

Each card features a prominent female character from the DC universe. Some characters are represented more than once because they are on their own card as well as a team card. One card that I got in my packs that made me really happy was Lois Lane. She was described by her personal achievements, and not her relationship with Superman. I thought it was very empowering to highlight that.

One feature I really liked was that every card had original artwork. For the most part, the art was very well done, while being true to the well known style of the character. In some packs, you can even find original art. I actually found a Saturn Girl painted sketch card! My only complaint was it was nearly impossible to find out who the artist was on any of the cards. They have a list of the artists on the website, but they really don't distinguish who worked on what.  Hopefully, if they do a second series, they will have a spot on the card to highlight the creator.

Like every set, Women of Legend has special, hard to find cards. This one comes with the aforementioned sketch cards.  They also have Totally Fabricated cards, which comes with a "piece" of cape or even some of the invisible plane!  There is also two special sets put together by writer Gail Simone (foil cards) and artist Katie Cook (sticker cards).

When it comes right down to it, this is a great trading card set to collect. This is a great set for any DC fan, but especially for the younger set who are still discovering all of the amazing characters of the DC Universe.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

[IGH] at the Movies: Godzilla

By BatHobbit


You know what was a great Godzilla movie?

Pacific Rim.

You know what wasn't a great Godzilla movie?


No, I'm not referring to the 1998 film, though that one was pretty awful. I'm talking about the 2014 film that all the ads portray as a "serious take" on the King of Monsters.

If you've seen the trailers and the television ads, you've gotten a sense that the new Godzilla movie is a disaster film, with the titular beast as the force of nature sending the human character scattering to recover. Footage of decimated cities and ravaged tropical landscapes is intercut with Bryan Cranston shouting that it's not a natural disaster and that the public is being lied to. It looks like a pretty gripping epic, but it's not the movie that you'll see if you head to the theater.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

First Glimpse of Batman: Assault on Arkham

Who doesn't rave about the Batman: Arkham games?!  Now we can enjoy that world even more with the announcement of Warner Bros. Animations new's release, Batman: Assault on Arkham!  As per Warner Bros. press release:

Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a 
group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces 
them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret 
information stolen by the Riddler.  Things take a turn for the 
worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the 
Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and 
Gotham City.  Batman must use his super hero wits and strength
 to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad. 

This sounds great!  The film will be released on August 12, 2014 on BluRay, DVD and Digital Download.  If you can't wait, watch the trailer below.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

[IGH] at the Movies: Son of Batman

Out this week is DC Animation's Son Of Batman.  You can check out a clip and here is the official description:

Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of his most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences.  

Check below the break to see a sorta spoilery review!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy May the 4th be with You!!!! Break out your stormtrooper gear and your lightsabers to show the world how much you love Star Wars!!!

In case you want or need a refresher on the original trilogy, check out this awesome Lego recap!

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