Why Are All DC Superhero Intros The Exact Same Now?

Has anyone else noticed how Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl all have pretty much the same opening sequence for their shows? If you don’t know what I mean, allow me to demonstrate. Here’s the opening for Arrow…

…and now The Flash…

…and now Supergirl.

…Yeah, they’re all pretty much the exact same intro. Why is that? And furthermore, whatever happened to shows having opening credits sequences? You know, like this…

Now, I get why one would be like this. It’s pretty different, and therefore would stand out. But when ALL THREE are like that? And Supergirl isn’t even being shown on the same channel as the other two, although we are apparently getting a team-up with her and Flash…which could result in some AWESOME team-ups and crossovers down the line, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m just saying, why can’t Supergirl’s opening credits look more like THIS…

Or Flash look more like THIS…

Or Supposed-To-Be-Green-Arrow-But-Is-Really-Batman-To-The-Point-Of-Reusing-His-Villains like THIS…

I dunno, maybe I’m just outta touch. What do you guys think? Is it better the way it is now, or am I onto something? Lemme know in the comments, and we’ll see what the consensus is. Ja né!

 

What I learnt reading ONLY Batman for 31 days

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In January 2016, I put myself in self enforced exile in Gotham.

31 days of sodden alleyways, low level hoods, inept criminals and bloodshed. I was dragged back to Crime Alley innumerable times and forced to look at Bruce’s grumpy lower face; again and again and again. Batman’s been a part of my life since watching the 60’s series as a child, but I’ve never really asked myself why I’m as fascinated with him as I am. So I decided to dig deeper, by reading LOTS of Batman. Imaginatively I called it #Batmanuary

This is what I learnt:

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Batman is always late, and always seconds away from death

Universally: Batman is late, every criminal was there a millisecond ago, they are always in the back of the frame … getting one up on him and he’s always on the back foot. I get it, there needs to be suspense and…

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Happy Birthday Bill Finger

WOW, he would’ve been 102 today. o.O

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Bill FingerToday would have marked the birthday of American comic book writer Milton ‘Bill’ Finger, best known as the (belatedly acknowledged) co-creator of the Batman. Bill was born in Denver, Colorado in 1914, his family moved to New York where Bill attended the De-Witt Clinton high school in the Bronx, where he graduated with honours in 1933. He met fellow Batman creator Bob Kane (also a De-Witt graduate) at a party, who later offered him a job as writer for newspaper comic strips Clip Carson and Rusty.

After the significant success of National Comics’ (now known as DC) Superman character in 1938, Bob Kane conceived a new character ‘The Batman’, Bob Kane’s original sketches of the character were shown to Bill who recalled that he looked very much like Superman, red tights, a domino mask and two very stiff looking wings. It was Bill who suggested that the domino mask be…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – Big Game Spot

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… … … … …Holy shit, they’re really doing Dimension X for this movie. o.O I mean, I kinda gathered they might be from the last trailer, but it never really hit me, and that’s because none of the other Ninja Turtles movies have EVER done Dimension X. It always seemed like it was just too outside the realm of possibility to do, and they’re doing it. And, I’ll be honest, I’m actually a little more hyped for this movie than the first one, mainly because they seem to be openly embracing the insanity of it all and are doing something none of the other movies have done up until now. So…yeah, if I have the money, I might just go check this out.

…Also, Krang totally needs to try and steal the Statue of Liberty. XD

NXT Champion Suffers Ankle Injury at Live Event; Status to be Updated Monday

Hopefully he recovers soon. :(

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NXT held a live event Friday night in Nashville, TN.  At that event, it appeared that NXT Champion Finn Balor suffered an injury to his leg or ankle.  Today, WWE.com issued a short note to confirm that the NXT Champ is indeed injured and will at least miss tonight’s live event in Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Chris Amann, WWE’s physician, noted that Balor suffered an ankle injury that will keep him sidelined for at least one event.  He noted that Balor will undergo further testing and evaluation on Monday.  Balor, in the meantime, is at least in good spirits.  He took to Twitter and asked why everyone was so serious, as shown below.  Here’s wishing the NXT Champ a speedy recovery.

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Batgirl: Family Business

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The Batgirl of Gotham’s trendy burg Burnside is causing all sorts of calamity in “Volume 2” of her best-selling series.

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The Bat-Family has been in some dire straights of late. After the recent climax to the long-brewing “Endgame” storyline in the Batman monthly that finally saw the end to Dark Knight’s epic confrontation with his arch nemesis the Joker, it appeared that Batman had fallen, and although Bruce Wayne has emerged with no memory of his time as Gotham City’s sworn protector, the task of maintaining order has been duly accepted by members of Batman’s extended family.

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Among those caped and cowled is none other than Batgirl aka Barbara Gordon who has moved to one of the city’s more up-and-coming boroughs Burnside and streamlined her adventurous ways though keeping he faith as is evidenced in Batgirl Volume 2: “Family Business” by the creative team of Cameron…

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Elizabeth Banks To Play the Villain in ‘POWER RANGERS’ Reboot

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Elizabeth Banks has joined Lionsgate upcoming reboot of POWER RANGERS as the villain Rita Repulsa, an evil witch previously imprisoned for thousands of years with plans to conquer Earth.

Dacre Montgomery will lead the team as Jason aka The Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy The Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack the Black Ranger, and musician Becky G. as Trini the Yellow Ranger.

Screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller wrote the screenplay, which is described as a modern reinvention of the long-running franchise. In it, a group of ordinary high school kids find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world. Original creator Haim Saban is producing along with Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur.

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power…

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Radioactive Spider-Gwen #5 Preview

Hoo boy, I had a feeling the situation with George was gonna turn ugly sooner or later. For now, though, I present the preview for Radioactive Spider-Gwen #5.

  • Captain George Stacy has always been a big force in Spider-Gwen’s life.
  • But knowing that his daughter is the Spider-hero swinging around the city has taken its toll on him. Can he come to grips with the knowledge?
  • Can she handle her police captain father if he can’t?

http://www.comicbookresources.com/comic-previews/spider-gwen-5-marvel-comics-2016

Ms. Marvel #4 Preview

…Yup, I think I see where this is going. lol Ladies and gentlemen and others, I present the preview for Ms. Marvel #4.

  • The Hugo Award winning series kicks off its next big adventure! It’s a strange new world for Ms. Marvel. Being an Avenger and a regular teenager isn’t as awesome as she though it would be. But that won’t stop Kamala! She might just need a little help from her friends… A new storyline starts here!

http://www.comicosity.com/exclusive-preview-ms-marvel-4/

Batgirl #45 (aka. trans marriage!)

Also, I love that it didn’t do any of the usual wedding clichés in superhero comics. The only real drama was the situation of the Babs/Luke/Dick triangle. That’s all.

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By Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, & Serge Lapointe.

Cute and sort of sentimental issue with lovely art. I haven’t kept up with the whole “Batgirl of Burnside” thing because I’m not crazy about how Babs was being written, but I didn’t need to know too much to get into it. Highlight of the issue? As far as I know, this is the first time a trans person has been married in a comic! Yay for inclusivity!

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