The secret is out! The last several issues of Batman have all been a dream. An induced nightmare as Batman is strapped to a machine that’s pumping Scarecrow gas into his system non-stop in an attempt to drive him insane. In a play to keep his mind in one piece, Batman’s psych created a version of Constantine to help guide him along, but it hasn’t exactly worked the way he hoped. Now the question is where did this start? Was it Thomas Wayne? Before that? After? Interesting questions to ponder until the next issue.
This issue was even better than the first, with great action sequences and a fantastic way of establishing the new versions of these classic characters. On top of that, the idea of Uncle Sam being some extradimensional entity that’s fueled by the American Dream is so ridiculous that it just works. It’s such a “comic” idea that it fits so perfectly in this setting, and I’m intensely interested to see where it goes. Lastly, that evil German Plastic Man is the most horrifying villain I have seen in ages.
It’s all coming together. Shayera was using the Absorbascon to create a false Thanagar-Prime to keep the reputation of strength that Thanagar has kept for generations intact. But she knows it was wrong, and now looks to rebuild. Meanwhile, J’onn J’onnz is the key the Perpetua and her army, as he was abducted as a child by Humans from the far-flung future in an attempt to make their DNA whole. Perhaps Starman isn’t who he says he is, and he’s the result of that experiment? Lastly, Kendra knows what the secret on her wings is, now. A map to an alternate dimension of God-like beings. Man, this is intense!
This is going to be quite an interesting book. I can already tell. This first issue sucked me in with its incredible artwork, and relatable characters. Then it hooked me with that cliffhanger ending. What’s special about Naomi? She has an obsession with Superman, and feels close to him as they’re both adopted. Now, she finds out that… maybe she is? But how? What’s different? I wish this was a graphic novel so I could read it all, right now!
I’m glad that they’re making the personal stories, like the arrival of Billy Batson’s mysterious biological Father, on the backburner here. Because the Marvel Family exploring the various magical lands created by the Council is way more interesting. Theme parks are always ominous when they’re magical, and now there’s a creepy clown, and even the ruler of the “Funlands” claiming that he’s a member of the Family. The last Champion. Maybe he abandoned his post to stay in Funlands? We’ll get answers soon, as lead-up to the movie later this year continues.
Warner Bros. is keeping the marketing short and sweet for Shazam! with a new minute-long teaser trailer that features loads of new footage of the light-hearted superhero film. After the massive success of Aquaman, WB is hoping to keep momentum going with another hit, as they shift focus away from a shared universe, to just making good movies (finally).
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Grace Fulton. It hits theaters on April 5th.
Zachary Levi, star of the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation, has shared the latest Shazam! poster on his Instagram page and also teased that fans can expect a new trailer for film after the new year. Though we have yet to see much of Shazam! it still remains a highly anticipated film among the growing ranks of DC Universe films set for release in the coming years.
You can hit the jump to check out the latest theatrical poster in full.
Holy crap that was so unexpected and amazing! Oh my God, I cannot believe how that ramped up so quickly. Batman on the hunt for information on Bane and his current role in Arkham, knowing from the Penguin that there’s something amiss with it all. But then the reveal at the end! The biggest mystery of all! Flashpoint Batman! Thomas Wayne! Is it really him?! So many questions. I’m freaking out. This is the best.
This was an intensely emotional issue that finally put an intense focus on the DC Universe proper, and the importance of Superman, and the Supermen Theory that’s dominated the news in this world. The obvious interference by Dr. Manhattan, as well as the manipulation to put Superman on the side of the metahumans was well-played, and I’m genuinely interested to see where this goes next.
This is a war of ups and downs for the Legion of Doom, they lost Black Manta in Drowned Earth, and now they’ve lost the Joker. The one clearly ahead of all of them in more ways than one, he could have killed the entire Legion if he felt like it, knowing that the Batman Who Laughs is an unlike anything the Multiverse has ever seen. Now, with the inclusion of Brainiac to the Legion of Doom, things should continue to be quite interesting.
With the movie coming out in a few short months, one has to wonder if this new series is going to be any indication on what to expect from the film. If so, I’m definitely in for it, because the Shazam Family are some fantastic characters with rich history that is ripe for exploration, much in the same way Hawkman is being handled right now. Fortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening with the introduction of the Station, and more magical aspects of Shazam being explored.
The insane aliens that Grant Morrison comes up with are so fantastic for Green Lantern that I’m not entirely sure why it took him so long to get on this character. But, here we are, and it’s ridiculous. With an old school design, the Blackstars are back, and it’s fun. Surprisingly, the story here is even moving along at a good pace, with questions being answered regularly, as we even quickly found out who is abducting planets. Given a lot of the stranger books recently, that’s quite a relief.
The revival of Martian Manhunter across the DC Universe has been great. He’s such a fantastic character, and I truly missed him. His first solo book in years started off pretty strong, with dynamic art, and a story that’s going to be pretty interesting given J’onn’s police history on both planets. I love the focus and unique stories that are being told with these interesting characters lately, specifically with DC.
The guys are back from their hiatus for a MASSIVE Post-Comic-Con episode! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
A load of trailers for Aquaman, Shazam!, Venom, Godzilla, and more! Plus, plenty of news, and lots of views (if you know what I mean) on this weeks episode of Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Warner Bros. panel at SDCC was filled to the brim with trailer reveals, and one of the more unexpected of them was the first trailer release for Shazam! from director David F. Sandberg. The trailer is a complete departure for DC with jokes, a light-hearted tone, and a likable hero in Billy Batson.
The cast includes Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi (Thor: The Dark World) as Shazam, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Wizard, and Mark Strong (Kingsman) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a Pre-SDCC roller-coaster… of news! It’s not a train! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
Casting for Spider-Man: Far From Home, a ton of pre-SDCC photos, and some excellent re-sequel (requel?) announcements on this week’s Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! We’ll be live-streaming throughout SDCC! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Entertainment Weekly is continuing its massive pre-SDCC coverage by revealing yet another new still from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Shazam! We get another look at Zachary Levi in costume alongside Jack Dylan Grazer. This time we get to see the light-up lightning bolt on the heroes’ chest which does a great job of driving home the magical nature of the character.
We should be getting plenty more information on the film, including maybe even a teaser trailer this Saturday when Warner Bros. takes to Hall H in San Diego.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first official image of Zachary Levi as the title character in DC Entertainment’s upcoming Shazam! film. The image shows a transformed Billy Batson in full costume, alongside friend Freddy Freeman, played by Jack Dylan Grazer (Stephen King’s It).
The costume is inspired by several different incarnations of the character, including his golden age cape, New 52 lightning bolt and hood, and animated incarnation gauntlets. It’s quite the detailed costume, and I can’t wait to see it in motion, as it’s sure to be even better with full effects. You can hit the jump to check out the image in full.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) has been cast as The Wizard in DC’s Shazam! Hounsou will be replacing Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) after a scheduling conflict prevented Jones from taking the role on further.
The new casting is a bit of a shock, but continues the trend of great casting for the film, though Ron Cephas Jones will be missed as a fantastic choice. Djimon Hounsou will be reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role as Korath in Marvel’s Captain Marvel which releases only a few short weeks before Shazam!
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have unveiled the first official logo for the upcoming Shazam! film, hitting theaters in April 2019. Entertainment Weekly will be streaming live from the set of the film for a Q&A tomorrow afternoon, and it’s possible we could see a short trailer.
We’ve seen plenty of set photos of Zachary Levi in costume as the god-powered superhero, but we have yet to see him truly in motion. Hopefully we can get a look sooner, rather than later.
We’re back from hiatus! Sorta! Josh and Theo have returned sans Bovi after a bout of technical difficulties to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The latest Nintendo Direct, Shazam, a few badass trailers, and some possibly bad news for Deadpool 2! Check out this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
A rare Friday release! The gang’s all here as Josh, Theo, and Bovi cover the coolest shit to come out of pop culture this week!
The guys talk about Black Panther! Lost in Space, Avengers: Infinity War, plenty of DC Entertainment talk, and the Wreck-It Ralph 2 teaser trailer! Plus a ton more in this news-filled week of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Josh and Theo are back, with a splash of Fauxvi and a cherry for garnish! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The first trailers for Mute, and Ant-Man and the Wasp! Shazam! Venom! A bunch of awesome DC Entertainment news & more on this week’s Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Josh and Theo are back, and joined by #SameYearSameFauxvi for a look at the coolest shit that pop culture has to offer this week!
An overload of nostalgia with Duke Nukem and the coolest 80’s action figures! Inhumans news! The new Tomb Raider trailer! Plus plenty more on this episode of… Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!