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Birds of Prey Cosplay: Black Canary (Kitty Honey) Cosplay 11 NOV 2013

Hailing from Argentina, cosplayer Kitty Honey, known for her love of donning skintight latext outfits, struts her stuff as DC Comics’ Black Canary, taken from the hugely popular all female covert ops team, Birds of Prey.

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Daughter of the original Black Canary, Dinah Lance certainly hasn’t had an easy life being a super hero. After being involved with Green Lantern for many years, and after a number of traumatic experiences and revelations, as well as the stripping of her natural ultrasonic scream (The Canary Cry), she eventually found purpose in her life once more when Oracle formed up the remarkably efficient Birds of Prey organization and immediately asked her to join.

An exceptional athlete with remarkable martial arts skills, Black Canary also happens to be an expert motorbike rider, meaning she is certainly not one to be underestimated. Never mind the fact that her now digitally enhanced ultrasonic scream is still a huge pain in the head!

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Birds of Prey Cosplay: Black Canary (CanduStark) Cosplay 21 OCT 2013

Hailing from Argentina, cosplayer CanduStark (known as Candela to her friends) struts her stuff as DC Comics’ Black Canary, taken from the hugely popular all female covert ops team, Birds of Prey.

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Daughter of the original Black Canary, Dinah Lance certainly hasn’t had an easy life being a super hero. After being involved with Green Lantern for many years, and after a number of traumatic experiences and revelations, as well as the stripping of her natural ultrasonic scream (The Canary Cry), she eventually found purpose in her life once more when Oracle formed up the remarkably efficient Birds of Prey organization and immediately asked her to join.

An exceptional athlete with remarkable martial arts skills, Black Canary also happens to be an expert motorbike rider, meaning she is certainly not one to be underestimated. Never mind the fact that her now digitally enhanced ultrasonic scream is still a huge pain in the head!

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Superboy Cosplay: Knockout (Molly McIsaac) Cosplay 05 SEP 2013

American cosplayer Molly McIsaac visits DC’s pantheon of supervillains for inspiration and then decides to go for a knockout with this awesome Knockout cosplay. Bam!

Knockout is a fictional character, a supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared in Superboy vol. 2 #1 (February 1994), and was created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett.

Knockout is a former Female Fury from Apokolips. She first appeared shortly after Superboy moved to Hawaii. Using her superstrength, she fought and flirted with Superboy just for the fun of it. Her hidden identity was that of a super strong stripper who worked at a club called the BoomBoom Room.

Later, she was recruited to join Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad for an attack against the international crime cartel Silicon Dragons. She joined Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Sidearm and King Shark on the Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad had to overcome betrayal and overwhelming enemies, and in the end, Knockout was supposedly killed when the Squad left her and King Shark in the exploding base.

She later returned alive, and assisted Superboy in a battle against Valor, although she and Superboy did spar. She turned up shortly thereafter and teamed up with Superboy in several of his adventures.

Knockout is a highly trained warrior and is also a master of hand-to-hand combat. She has superhuman strength, durability, and endurance. She also possesses a healing factor.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knockout_%28DC_Comics%29

Tony S. Daniel and Richard Friend: Justice League Vol. 2 #13 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 02 FEB 2013

The League takes on a villain destined to be one of the greatest threats to the DC Universe: the mysterious Cheetah! But who is she? What is her connection to Wonder Woman? And how will this fundamentally change relationships within the team?

Written by Geoff Johns, the interior art team of Tony S. Daniel and Richard Friend were also tasked with coming up with this brilliantly detailed cover of carnage, featuring a rather angry Cheetah taking on pretty much the entire Justice League!

Teen Titans Cosplay Quickie: Raven (Unidentified) Cosplay 09 JAN 2013

An unidentified cosplayer goes over to her dark size and dons the foreboding cloak of the mysterious Teen Titans member, Raven for this week’s cosplay quickie entry.

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez back in 1980, the enigmatic Raven is an empath, which enables her to take on the feelings on others, steal emotions leaving her victims emotionally “numb” and induce rapid healing by taking away pain.

She also has the ability to manifest her astral projection which is able to interact with the real world, thus providing her with a versatile offensive weapon or defensive shield. Her astral projection takes on either the form of a human or that of a giant raven.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(comics)

Review: Superman vs. The Elite (2012) My Reviews 06 DEC 2012

Superman’s effectiveness as a superhero and a deterrent comes into question with the arrival of a teleporting superhero group known as The Elite, led by the media hungry telekinetic, Manchester Black. The Elite are not afraid to kill in order to stop the bad guys – permanently, putting them on a direct collision course with the Man of Steel, whose refusal to put a final end to the problems plaguing the world seems to have alienated the people who once adored him.

Is there still a place in our modern day world for the kind of superhero ideals that Superman embodies?

Superman vs. The Elite is an animated superhero film based on Joe Kelly’s “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?”, a story published in Action Comics #775, back in March 2001. The movie is directed by Michael Chang and features the return of George Newbern as Superman, and David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen, reprising their roles from the DC animated universe. It is the 14th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line.

After not quite enjoying the last Superman solo outing that was 2011’s “All-Star Superman”, I’m pleased to report that I genuinely, genuinely enjoyed Superman vs. The Elite. The pacing, the story, the character development – everything is right on the money, and the threads all combine beautifully to create a strong story that reaffirms just why we need the classic superheroes to still exist.

It’s a fairly simple and straightforward story that is told, but it has plenty of the necessary drama and twice as much action as that, making for an exhilarating comic book story that is both sure to entertain, as it is to get you thinking.

The animation is solid and bold (though it does feature a slightly off, British Pop sort of musical start intro sequence which doesn’t quite fit in with the film in my opinion), with very smooth choreography and great looking character designs – though admittedly Superman does come off a little too goofy at times thanks to his big eyes and silly chin. Nevertheless, for the most part this is a brightly coloured, strongly animated movie whose style is most certainly good on the eye.

In terms of the aural experience, it feels good to have some of the classic voices return to the characters they voiced so long ago, and mixed with with a very solid soundtrack, Superman vs. The Elite is certainly a polished package.

Overall, there is very little not to like about this film, as it looks good, sounds good, has plenty of superhero action to share around, and most important of all, tells an accessible, thinking man’s story which is guaranteed to entertain. Definitely recommended if you can lay your hands on it then!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_vs._The_Elite

Adam Hughes: Batgirl #5 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 01 DEC 2012

Following DC’s massive late 2011 New 52 line-up shake-up and relaunch, constant fan favorite Barbara Gordon found herself able to walk again, which of course meant flying high in the boots of Batgirl once more. Issue 5 of the relaunch was written by Gaile Simone and featured the interior art of Vicente Cifuentes.

From the press release: “Still reeling from the shocking return of a major figure with secrets from her past, Batgirl goes on the hunt for the terrifying killer Gretel, whose eerie and violent power over the men of Gotham City leaves no one safe – not even guest star Bruce Wayne!”

Veteran cover artist and a personal favorite of mine, Adam Hughes was roped in to provide the cover, and he came up with this doozy, featuring a bloodied gloved hand approaching an obviously hurting young Batgirl.

Marcelo Frusin: Loveless #1 (2005) Cover Comic Book Art | Comic Books 27 OCT 2012

Eisner award-winning writer Brian Azzarello returned to DC in 2005 with his gritty western Loveless, which has been described as a cross between the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film, and the provocative storytelling of HBO’s Deadwood.

From DC: “Wes Cutter is a wanted man running from a violent past – the horrors of the Civil War, a brutal stint in a Union prison camp, and the savage fallout of Reconstruction. Now he’s on a quest for the one thing in short supply: peace. Joining Wes is his beautiful wife Ruth, a woman who has been to hell and back herself – and hides dark secrets of her own. The road they travel will be a bloody one, leaving a trail of bodies stretching from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean.”

Artist Marcelo Frusin of Hellblazer acclaim handles the artwork for the book, but before we even got a glimpse of the interior art, we were floored by this absolutely stellar, fully painted piece of cover art for issue 1!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveless_%28comics%29

Review: Teen Titans: The Complete Fourth Season (2005) My Reviews 22 OCT 2012

The loveable, accessible to all ages but aimed at the younger viewer, Teen Titans animated television series is certainly is a lot darker than normal with the show’s 13 episode long fourth season outing, this time focusing on a far more evil and powerful entity that is tied to Raven’s destiny, and who is for all intent and purposes, completely unstoppable and most likely the bringer of the end of the world as we know it!

Despite this rather dark premise for the season, the writers go out of their way to balance the run with a run of much lighter, more comedic episodes in the middle, resulting in a series that once again manages to cater to a much wider audience than just its core target demographic (i.e. young kids) and in the process manage to be a completely fun and action-packed outing that everyone ought to be able to enjoy and probably pull a good number of laughs in the process as well.

All the same goofy looking characters are brought back into the mix once again (i.e. Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven and Starfire), and the wonderfully fun, loose and often super-deformed, cutesy anime-inspired, animation style is retained, making for a visually light show, that funnily enough works across the rather wide spectrum of both serious and silly episodes that the season throws at us.

Great voice acting mixed up with a good sound track and the same energetic plus insanely cute theme song as always, adds the final bits to what is yet again a totally worthwhile and fun animated series to pick up and watch with the kids.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teen_Titans_%28TV_series%29