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He's the goddamn.. oh.. wait..

Revered by many, criticized by more, and read by all. This seems to be the fate of one man that’s been called everything from one of modern comics’ forefathers, to a fear-mongering mad man. Despite what many may think of Frank Miller, it must be recognized that his work has made a serious impact on the way we see comics today, many of his writings still reverberating consequences decades after being put to paper.

Not only does he write comics, but he also claims the title of artist for many of his works. How many people in the industry can say this? A handful, at best, and none with the same level of exposure as Miller. Two of his pieces have gone on to become major motion pictures (300 and Sin City), and one was made into an animated feature length movie (Batman: Year One). His work on such already developed characters as Batman and Daredevil have taken the characters to lengths never before seen in comics, for better or worst.

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For you comic-based tv program fans out there, there’s a lot of buzz in the air today. The CW, the network that has brought us such delights as Birds of Prey, Supernatural, and Smallville, has announced that they are in negotiations for a new DC-inspired tv series. This news has tickled my fancy, in particular, because it involves one of my favorite characters of all time. Can you guess who he is? Here’s some hints:

  • He is a VERY wealthy man
  • He is from a city that exists only in the DC Universe
  • He is 100% human, with no special powers
  • He is incredibly skilled, and a master fighter in most known fighting styles
  • He is a purported womanizer
  • He’s had multiple sidekicks, his first having been adopted as his ward
  • He’s been a member of both the Justice League and the Outsiders

Have you guessed? Of course you have! It is none other than…. (more…)

As many of you now know, DC Comics has recently announced that they will be raising their page-count for their “Batman” and “Detective Comics” books, from 32 pages to 40 pages. This would be great news, if not for the fact that this page-increase will also have a price-increase attached to it. Both books will now be joining select other DC books at the $3.99 price bracket. This is a significant increase, if one compares that extra dollar against their monthly spending. The news has also irked many fans, who have been expressing their discontent over the inter-webs, as some of you may recall DC’s 2011 campaign claiming “Drawing the line at $2.99”. Obviously this campaign referred to the typical 32-page books, leaving room to wiggle in price increases when opportunities arose to do so. However, I digress, as I do not want the price-increase to be the real news here (as much as I ant it to be).

Now, DC Comics has made a second announcement on the page increase, stating that issue # 8 of Batman will be using those extra pages as a back up story, further explaining The Court of Owls. According to ComicVine.com’s write-up, “The Court of Owls is a secret organization centuries old with immense power and influence embedded into the very architecture and history of Gotham City.” DC has said that these back ups will explore the Court’s secret history, and its relationship with Gotham and its favorite family, The Wayne’s.
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If you’ve been keeping up with my young Blog, then you know by now that in the comic world, I’ve attached my wagon to the DC Universe and its characters. And like any other fan boy, I am utterly obsessed with the what if’s of casting fictional characters into real life movies. Love or hate the move adaptations, there isn’t a geek or nerd alive that can resist the hype brought on by a new movie featuring some of your favorite fictional characters.

Some time ago, I put this list together after some careful thinking, re-thinking, and over-thinking. My reasoning for the below is based largely on looks and body characteristics, but also the actors’ abilities to… well… act. Also, I’ve made sure to pick casting that keeps every character with an actor that’s never been used in a real movie for them before. So without further ado, see below for my list.

Martell's DC Universe Casting

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So what are your thoughts? Agreements? Disagreements? Anyone you would have left out or added?

Let’s hear it!

As my first “Top 10 List”, and in tribute to New Year’s and its constant countdown theme, I am going to list my Top 10 Rich Fictional Characters. This list is not depicting characters placement based on their monetary value, but how they rank as my favorites. For the purpose of this list, fictional characters will include any prominent character in geek culture that are show to be ridiculously wealthy.
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