the abc's of dc

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2.13 || 4.04

Having mixed feeling right now….Elated that Supergirl will return with another season on The CW.

Upset that ABC cancelled Agent Carter and won’t pick up the MCU’s Most Wanted

ORPHAN BLACK at PaleyFest LA 2017

The Paley Center for Media today announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA
March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26th and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites.

In addition to The Walking Dead, the PaleyFest LA 2017 lineup includes NBC’s This Is Us (March 18): a matinee Superhero event featuring the cast members of the CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (March 18); ABC’sGrey’s Anatomy (March 19); CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles (March 21); CBS’s The Late, Late Show (March 22); BBC America’s Orphan Black (March 23); FOX’s Bob’s Burgers (March 24); Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars (March 25); HBO’s Westworld (March 25); and closing out the festival on  March 26, will be an amazing double header including a matinee event celebrating the 100th episode of ABC’s Scandal, followed that evening by FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke.

As official media sponsor of PaleyFest, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to a selection of clips and the full-length discussions from the festival. Subscribers can view footage from the event by visiting hulu.com/paleyfest

THE FLASH Beats ‘AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’ In The Ratings.

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The ABCs of 90’s Comics!

Q is for The Question!

The Question is one of my absolute favorite comic book characters ever. Yes, I say that about different characters, like eight times per list, but this time, it’s an absolute.  Created by comics legend Steve Ditko in 1967 for Charlton Comics as a backup feature for the Blue Beetle, the Question is Vic Sage, investigative reporter by day, faceless vigilante at night. When Charlton Comics sold the rights to their characters to DC Comics, the Question, along with other action heroes like Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, and Nightshade, were introduced to the DC Universe in the world shattering and restructuring Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

Once the Question settled into the DCU, he was given his own magazine, written by Charlatan Comics veteran and another comic book legend Dennis O'Neil, with art by Denys Cowan.  Sage was a resident of Hub City, a town so corrupt and crooked, its citizens went to Gotham City to relax. Seriously, it was corrupt from top to bottom, and Vic Sage was just the man to get to the bottom of it all.  Unfortunately, Vic wasn’t quite as prepared for Hub City as he thought he was. Encounters with thugs, crooked cops, and the mysterious and deadly Lady Shiva left Vic at death’s door.  How would Vic recover? 

That’s a good question. He was introduced to Richard Dragon, one of the DC Universe’s preeminent martial artists and owner of the pimpest name in the world. Dragon showed Sage how to focus his considerable anger into something useful, and turned the back alley brawler into a (somewhat) competent combatant. Sage, as the Question, returned to Hub City as a new man, no longer as self destructive as he was when he began investigating the city’s corruption.

O'Neil and Cowan put together quite a run with the Question, stretching over thirty six issues, two annuals, and five quarterly issues, with Cowan handling most of the art chores and O'Neil writing every issue except one issue of the quarterly series. I left the details on the series out, because one of my goals for this Tumblr is introducing and recommending comics, new and old. Most of the issues are still $5 and under, and the thirty six issue series was collected in six trades a few years ago. The original on-going series was published from 1987-1990, with the quarterly series starting in late 1990. So the Question barely slips in the door for this list of 90’s Comics, but when you make the rules for these things like I do, you gotta leave yourself a little wiggle room. 

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DC & Marvel Live Action TV Shows Appreciation Post (2014-2015)

Arrow (2012-present)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-present)
The Flash (2014-present)
Gotham (2014-present)
Constantine (2014-present)
Agent Carter (2015-present)
Powers (2015, upcoming)
iZombie (2015, upcoming)
Daredevil (2015, upcoming)
A.K.A. Jessica Jones (2015, upcoming)
Preacher (2015, upcoming)
Supergirl (2015, upcoming)
Atom (2015, rumored)  

 Character: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) / From: DC Comics & ABC’s ‘Batman’ 1960s T.V. Series / Cosplayer: Florencia Muir (aka Florencia Sofen Cosplay, aka FioreSofen) / Photo: Rafael 'Fali’ Ruiz-Dávila (2016)