Monday, March 30, 2009

Wanted Movie by the Dork: Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman

UPDATED with VIDEO!
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Whedon's Promotional Poster for Wonder Woman
Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman Movie History (clipped Wikipedia): In March 2005, Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures announced that Joss Whedon would write and direct the film adaptation of Wonder Woman. According to Joel Silver, the script would cover Wonder Woman's origin and include Steve Trevor: "Trevor crashes on the island and they go back to Man's World."

After being handed the role of script-writer for close to two years, though, Whedon still had not managed to write an actual script, "It was in an outline, and not in a draft, and they studio
executives didn't like it. So I never got to write a draft where I got to work out exactly what I wanted to do."

In February 2007, Whedon departed from the project, citing script differences with the studio.

Whedon reiterated, "I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistent front-runner. I didn't have time to waste on casting when I was so busy air-balling on the script."

Whedon stated, "I would go back in a heartbeat if I believed that anybody believed in what I was doing. The lack of enthusiasm was overwhelming."


Joss Whedon is a master of portraying female characters in lead roles. The women of his series, from Buffy to Firefly, are not only strong in body and character but sexy as all hell. A lethal combination for both the male and female audience.

There is no other Director I would want on a Wonder Woman movie and if I had three dork wishes that would be one of them. The second dork wish would be for Monica Bellucci to play the part of Wonder Woman. And my final dork wish would be for her to be twenty years younger. Not that she couldn't do it now, but damn if I'm making wishes...why not.

But if wishes weren't involved and I had to pick someone. I would go with my girlfriend's choice...Gina Torres. Who by the way said that she would love to do the part and has been practicing on her transformational twirl since she was a youngster.
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Wanted TPB : The Omega Men Pre-Series '83 Collection.

Writer:Various
Artist: Various
Publisher:
DC Comics (1981-1983)
Includes:
Green Lantern #141-143, 160, and 161, Action Comics #535 and 536, The New Teen Titans #24,25, and Annual #1 , and DC Presents #89

The Omega Men were a team banded together for a common good but internal strife and personal agendas seemed to dominate the team dynamic.

I think when the Omega Men were first introduced then later fleshed out more in the Teen Titans this team could have become a DC type X-Men book. However, once the series came out that "quality" seemed to fall to the side, but before that happened these issues gave a hint of what could be for this rogue alien band.

I didn't include it in the original above listing, but I would also add the Who's Who pages of the Omega Men to this compilation as a nice added bonus.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wanted Poster: George Perez's Pinups

Here is a two page pinup and a two page spread by George Perez that I would like to see DC release as either posters or in a portfolio set.

The Cookie Monster Slayer!

This is by far the COOLEST and DORKIEST costume I have ever seen. If anyone knows who this girl is drop me a line and we'll give her the credit she deserves.
Thanks to Nancy Dorsner and Cayusa for capturing these pictures for historical purposes.

The 1970's Superhero Catalog

Click on the title or image to look at a complete PDF of these 1970's catalogs. Enjoy

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Rarest Justice League Unlimited Action Figure: Hal Jordon as Green Lantern

Fun Fact (clipped from Wikipedia): The rarest figure in the Justice League Unlimited line....

...100 copies of the figure were made and then the molds were destroyed. The figures were packaged on a special green and red card and autographed by Bruce Timm. The figures were given as a Christmas gift in 2005 to employees of the animation studio who worked on the show.

Mattel has definitively stated, in multiple published reports, that there will be no Hal Jordan figures made available to the general public.

Dork Fact: I have only seen this on Ebay once and where I got these pics from. The figure went for over a grand!

Wanted TPB : Batman, Catwoman and Talia

Writer:Various
Artist: Various
Publisher:
DC Comics (1980-1983)
Includes:
Batman #323, 324, 330, 331, 332+Catwoman backup story, 333
+Robin & Catwoman backup story, 334, 335, and 355

This compilation of issues dives into the complex relationship between Batman and the two loves of his life...Catwoman and Talia.

Plus Robin gets all pissy and Catwoman returns with her cool purple dress costume; which I would vote as the best design for her. Well, the current one is a close second.

The 30 Year Anniversary of the Death of Batman of Earth 2

Batman of Earth 2 died in 1979 in the issue of Adventure Comics #462. LONG LIVE EARTH 2!

Wanted TPB : The New Doom Patrol Pre-Series '87

Writer:Various Artist: Various
Publisher:
DC Comics (1977-1987)
Includes:
Showcase #94-96, The Superman Family #191-193, DC Comics Presents #52, Supergirl #8-10 and
Secret Origins Annual #1

With the recently announced "New" Doom Patrol series being launched in 2009 I thought it would be cool if DC released a TPB of the old "New" Doom Patrol and the various places in the DC-verse they appeared BEFORE landing their 1987 series.

Fun Fact (clipped from Wikipedia):
Eclipse Comics also printed a two-issue index (with covers drawn by John Byrne) to the Doom Patrol in 1984, which included all of their appearances from their first to their final appearance before their early 1980s return.
Dork Fact: The Doom Patrol series in 1987 was the only book I ever submitted an idea for the letters page's name. I can't remember what I submitted but I know it was cool and that they were lame for not picking it!