This list was written a while ago, but I wanted to wait until I’d posted my best of 2016 list to post this. That said, I’m still not done watching the movies from that list, so I won’t be posting it yet. I did want to post this one, though. I’ve already seen one movie from this list, and I have to say, I should have placed it higher on the list. Split has just bumped the next Shyamalan film up higher on my list for the year it is coming out.
The long awaited Justice League film is happening, and it’s happening sooner than most thought it would. Zack Snyder masterfully directed Man of Steel, which was my favorite Superman movie so-far. His upcoming sequel, currently under the working title Batman vs. Superman, is ramping up production, and has already been filming in various locations. Costume tests have been done, showing Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in costume together.
And now, it’s been announced that Zack Snyder will also be directing Justice League.
These are the team comics that I’m the most interested in, which haven’t been listed in any of the other articles I wrote prior to this. There are two Justice League teams, a very Young Justice like Teen Titans and a pair of Legion of Superheroes titles. I’m most excited for Justice League and Teen Titans, out of the lot of them, as they appear to have the characters that I know and like.
Justice League #1
Featuring the major characters of the DC universe: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg (?), this is the title that starts it all. I really enjoy seeing multiple heroes working together.
Reading comics is always a double-edged sword. When I was a teenager I recognized the ridiculous nature of the artwork with regard to the women as artists draw them. I also recognize that they’re drawings. That doesn’t mean that for some they won’t be something of a challenge, though. Well, last week a new design was announced for Wonder Woman. It’s not the first time her costume has been redesigned, but it is the most drastic. The thing about it, though, is that it’s both realistic and functional. It’s also far more modest than anything that she’s worn in the past, outside of an all white full body costume at some point that I’d never seen before. I only wish that it had gone further with the modesty, but such is life.
Now, let me just say that I’ve never been that big of a fan of Wonder Woman. The character is one that I only knew about because when I was young I’d watch Super Friends. When the FX network was kicking off, they would show the old Batman show, followed by The Green Hornet, and I seem to remember watching the old Wonder Woman tv series there as well.
I also read some JLA and saw her again in the Justice League cartoon. Otherwise, I really had no interest in the character.
That being said, I think that the new costume is the right direction for DC Comics to take her. It’s something that adds a big more strength to her character and will earn her more respect.