Today on the DC and Marvel Heroes Forum, I post a topic where you, the readers are invited to share your memories of the Iron Man category of the Marvel Universe franchise as we take time to celebrate 50 years of Marvel's famous powered armored super-hero.
Here are some questions you may want to consider as you take part in the discussion: How you first got to know Iron Man? What are your favorite Iron Man adventures/battles? Any favorite characters from the Iron Man comics? Any favorite Iron Man armors from over the years? Would you say Iron Man's gotten more fresh in comics over the years or worse, even after the launch of the Marvel Now! initiative? Any favorite moments from filmed Iron Man media? Any collected merchandise so far?
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Today, I post up lists of DC and Marvel Hero comic book issues/one-shots I recommend you should check out in this month.
DC Releases of 5/01/2013...
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With the release of Man of Steel nearing, I thought for today's posted topic on The DC and Marvel Heroes Forum, I host a topic where the theme is all things live-action films and T.V. series based on DC Comics' comic book hero and/or heroine characters. Yes, it's been 70 years since the first live-action filmed piece based on a DC Comics hero/heroine came out (that's of course the 1943 serial The Batman). Over the years, we have witnessed the releases of a number of live-action productions based on characters of the DC Universe mythos (like the 1966 Batman T.V. series, the 1974 Shazam T.V. series, the 1970s Wonder Woman T.V. series, Superman: The Movie, the 1990s The Flash, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern, and recently Arrow) as well as live-action productions based on DC Comics heroes and heroines not part of the DC Universe mythos (like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, A History of Violence, The Spirit, Red, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen).
Anyway, in discuciing the theme of this forum post, you can talk about things like what DC based-live-action works are your favorites, what works you find best respect the appeal and essence of their comic book counterparts (example: do you find Watchmen was true to the comic book limites sereis it was based on?), what live-action works you find have lead actors who well looked and/or acted the DC heroe/heroine roles themselves (example: do you find Linda Carter well acted and looked the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman when she starred in the 1970s Wonder Woman T.V. series?), and what DC Comics-based live-actions would you recommend to non-comic book readers.
5:59 PM Canada EST
Today's topic on The DC and Marvel Heroes Forum is all about Injustice: Gods Among Us, the new DC Universe-based video game from the makers of Mortal Combat. While I never played the video game myself, I find that the visual look of of the game itself, from what I have seen on Reviews of the Run and on the internet anyway, are very impressive, especially when the designs for the DC Universe characters look like the kind that could translate well into live-action filmed media without any drastic need for alteration. Anyway, here are some questions to think about as you take part in this forum post, that is if you played the game: What is the game play like? What do you find to be the strengths and weaknesses of this video game? Do you find this game worth playing, even in comparison/contrast to previous DC Universe video games? Would you say this video game could serve as good introduction to all things DC Universe for video game players who have never read a comic book before? Do you think this game has the potential of encouraging former comic book-reading gamers to return to reading comic book stories of the DC Universe's heroes and villains? Would you like to see this video game get a movie treatment in the future, regardless of format (live-action or animated)?
8:26 PM Canada EST
It was while finding out at StarTrek.com that the original Star Trek won the award for "Favorite Classic TV" from TV Guide and I found out that TV Guide Magazine granted the Fan Favorites Award for "Favorite New Show" to the currently running hit show Arrow, the first live-action version based on DC Comics' Green Arrow. Despite the tragic critical and commercial failures of numerous DC Universe-based live-action filmed media works that don't center around Batman or Superman, it's nice to know that this new hit series is proving glorious in its reception from the North American mainstream viewers. Congratualitions to the makers of Arrow on this glory.
If you're curious about what Arrow went up against in the category where it won, pick up a copy of the Fan Favorite double-issue of TV Gudie Magazine, now available in stores where magazines are sold.
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