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Buzz – The CBU | Superheroes Having Kids

A question that came up in a comic book group on Facebook that I just had to share with my own Facebook group, The Comic Book Underground. What’s your thought on Superman and Batman having kids?  Does it change the characters? Does it age Superman and Batman? Does it bother you? Mine and my guys responses follows: Comments Brandon Rucker One guy said “I like it. It’s DC restoring that sense of legacy it lost after Flashpoint. Also, I’m getting older and am a father too so the characters become even more relevant to me-like I’m growing older with them.” Like · Reply · 3 · September 9 at 11:51am Brandon Rucker Another fella said: “I don’t mind it. Makes sense after 75+ years these guys would procreate. Superman and Lois Lane are the quintessential couple, it’s about time they did something other than make goo goo eyes and have a marriage that’s retconned in …See More Like · Reply · 2 · September 9 at 11:52am Joe Gardner My break is almost over. I’ll …

Poll | Comic Book Underground’s Favorite Publishers

The poll Question I posed to the members of my Facebook group The Comic Book Underground last week: The majority of your monthly and/or trade paperback reads come from which of the following publisher? With only 21 participating votes, the results were: DC Comics (Including the Vertigo imprint) The resurgent #2 publisher in the market with 8 total votes, which ties them with the #3 publisher. +4 Image Comics (including the Top Cow, ShadowLine & SkyBound imprints) The #3 publisher took the early lead in the poll (a charge led by yours truly, of course), but ultimately tied with the house of DC: Rebirth with 8 total votes also. +4 Marvel Comics (including the Icon & MAX imprints) The currently battle-tested #1 publisher takes the third spot with only 4 total votes, which is a surprise because 12, 18, 24 months ago this would not have been the case. If the CBU is but a tiny microcosm of current fandom, then it appears Marvel has fallen from grace a bit. +1 Valiant Entertainment Arguably “the best” …

Buzz: An R-Rating for Wolverine 3?

So the big comic book movie news that went viral today was that the makers of the forthcoming Wolverine 3 (2017) movie are “targeting an R rating”, according to Comicbook.com (and plenty of other sources). My initial reaction was one, surprisingly, of conservative preservation of the status quo. Of course this comes on the heels of the R-rated Deadpool movie having a record-breaking February opening this past weekend. You know how Hollywood works, it’s a copycat town so of course the next Wolverine movie should be rated R, right? I presented this topic to my comics and geek culture group The Comic Book Underground on Facebook today with this opening from me: Here we go, because Hollywood is gonna Hollywood. Wolverine is an exception, I suppose, but let’s not start making every team movie the Watchmen (insert wink emoji). And thus, ensued a spirited for it-versus-against it conversation in regards to the upcoming Wolverine movie having certain liberties that come with an R rating, copied and pasted here, unedited (because I’m lazy): Terrence Sage This makes sense …

Buzz: Flash Ep. 116 & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Ep. 214

Just to get the BUZZ section of the site going, I’m posting last week’s Facebook conversation in regards to Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brandon Rucker I just finished watching a great episode of Agents if SHIELD and a rather good episode of Flash and come here and no one’s talking about either? For shame. March 25 at 9:08pm John Razumich Flash felt like a little bit of a let down after last week. Still good, but less hard-pumping adrenaline. Although I did like the dente between Flash and Captain Cold that set up the motivation for the Rogues that their primary goal is to beat the Flash. March 25 at 9:16pm · Unlike · 2 Joe Gardner Sorry, I’ve not watched any TV this week. March 25 at 9:17pm · Unlike · 1 Brandon Rucker There are 21 members here and a dog. We should be able to pick up your little bit of slack while you’re on vacation Joe March 25 at 9:23pm · Like · 2 Joe Gardner If it weren’t for Hulu, I’d be a tad freaked …