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Without having read anything about Season 2, I vote for Mister Fear, The Jester, and of course Bullseye as villians I'd most like to see.

There were hints of The Gladiator becoming more than what he was in the first season, so I'm assuming we'll see him at some point as well as more of Kingpin and The Hand.

I can see them doing something with Stiltman, but hopefully as more of a joke thing, since I could never take him seriously.

Once they get all the shows running then crossovers/team-ups would be cool also.
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I refuse to read anything or expect. Just a happy fan waiting to see.

Have not finished season one yet.
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As I had said before, I'm worried that AntMan may be Marvel's first misstep. I hope I'm wrong.

After watching the latest trailer, I'm a bit more hopeful.


Yes, the Antman shows promise because even a tiny ant can look menacing when seen in closeup with its mandibles.
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Although I began as a DC fan during the 1960s, I am slowly changing into a Marvel fan. It's NOT necessarily Marvel's domination at the movies but another reason. It's because the heroes at DC were/are my favorites because of specific superpowers they had,i.e., The ATOM for his size-shrinkage ability and the ELONGATED MAN for his elasticity. Since I know that the Atom will Never have his own movie but see that size-shrinkage is seen in Marvel's ANTMAN film, I've decided to get gratification by using the Antman as proxy for the Atom. As for the Elongated Man, I get gratification by using Marvel's Reed Richards (of the Fantastic Four)as proxy, who will appear again in the August movie.
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In the past day, they've released teasers for upcoming TV shows, "Supergirl" (CBS) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (CW). Both are from the same people who brought us "The Flash" (CW) and "Arrow" (CW). I've read online that these 4 shows have a shared universe. "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" even has some of the same cast / characters from "The Flash" and "Arrow".

Orville_Smith talked about Atom doing his size shrinkage in the post above, and he does it in the teaser video for "DC's Legends of Tomorrow".

Including "Gotham" (Fox), that makes 5 DC superhero shows on TV next year.

They've also announced that "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC) and "Agent Carter" (ABC) are returning to TV next year.

And of course, there are Netflix shows like "Daredevil", etc.

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The trailer for Supergirl looks as bad as the SNL spoof of a Black Widow TV show was made to look. Plagiarism?

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In the past day, they've released teasers for upcoming TV shows, "Supergirl" (CBS) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (CW). Both are from the same people who brought us "The Flash" (CW) and "Arrow" (CW). I've read online that these 4 shows have a shared universe. "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" even has some of the same cast / characters from "The Flash" and "Arrow".

Orville_Smith talked about Atom doing his size shrinkage in the post above, and he does it in the teaser video for "DC's Legends of Tomorrow".

Including "Gotham" (Fox), that makes 5 DC superhero shows on TV next year.

They've also announced that "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC) and "Agent Carter" (ABC) are returning to TV next year.

And of course, there are Netflix shows like "Daredevil", etc.

- Donald

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Thanks, Donald, for those links. What surprised me the most from the link,"DC Legends of Tomorrow" was the inclusion of Rip Hunter, Time Master, because he's very obscure compared to heroes such as The Flash. So obscure that a decade ago,he was made part of a two-part story called "The Forgotten Heroes." So if Rip Hunter receives that v.i.p. treatment, then CW should also add Congorilla, another obscure hero. It was about a safari-hunter named Congo Bill who had a magic ring by which he could switch bodies with a golden-furred ape. That is, Bill's soul would transfer into the ape's body while the ape's soul would transfer into Bill's body. The ape inside Bill's body would still behave like an ape, therefore prior to the mind-swap, Bill would swallow a sleeping pill so his body (housing the ape's mind) would be kept out of mischief.
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To add about Rip Hunter, I recently bought the black and white reprint book Showcase presents Rip Hunter. During the 1960's, I did not care for that series, having only one or two issues from that time. But I could not pass up that bargain of $20 for 500 pages. Much to my surprise, I find that Rip Hunter has not one but TWO time machines! When Rip time-travels to the Jurassic Era, two criminals hijack his 2nd time machine.
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I've been kind of fast forwarding through the final episodes of The Flash just to see where the story line was going with Reverse Flash. I've come to the conclusion, especially after watching the episode with Mark Hamill as 'The Trickster', that the show is going for the campy feel of Adam West's Batman in a lot of ways. Now, I realize a lot of people liked that but I really don't think it's great for our current era.
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Although I began as a DC fan during the 1960s, I am slowly changing into a Marvel fan. It's NOT necessarily Marvel's domination at the movies but another reason. It's because the heroes at DC were/are my favorites because of specific superpowers they had,i.e., The ATOM for his size-shrinkage ability and the ELONGATED MAN for his elasticity. Since I know that the Atom will Never have his own movie but see that size-shrinkage is seen in Marvel's ANTMAN film, I've decided to get gratification by using the Antman as proxy for the Atom. As for the Elongated Man, I get gratification by using Marvel's Reed Richards (of the Fantastic Four)as proxy, who will appear again in the August movie.


I don't remember Ant Man having control over his size and mass, that was Atom's thing (Silver Age Atom that is, Golden Age Atom from the Justice Society was just a really tough short person.) As they're showing Ant Man having control over his mass, you are right to use him as a proxy for the Atom.
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One of my friends told me that when the ATOM appeared as live-action on the CW-channel that he was using jet-packs in order to fly. That doesn't make any sense because when the Atom uses not only his size-control but also his mass-control, he becomes feather-light so that he travels by being carried by the wind. In effect, he doesn't really fly but GLIDES. Maybe in the CW version,he doesn't have any weight-control yet. Maybe.
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Notable on CW's Flash is the appearance of Gorilla GRODD that I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned it. In the comics, Grodd is one of the most formidable foes of the Flash so it's about time that he made an appearance. Some directorial changes were made, but I found them acceptable. After all,budgetary-limitations would have made it unfeasible to show an entire Gorilla City. So instead Grodd was presented as the result of a laboratory experiment. What made Grodd appear so impressively menacing was that his slambang fight with the Flash takes place in the murky darkness of a subway tunnel.
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Yea never been a Grodd fan.
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When Grodd first debuted during the 1960s, he was the very first of The Flash's foes to get a 3-part story,that is, three consecutive issues. Many DC fans have insisted that since any issue-cover that showed a gorilla sells many issues that motivated DC to have so many gorilla characters, not only in the superhero comics but also in the anthology comics.

In the superhero comics, there was Grodd and also Mr. Mallah, the villainous ape who fought against the Doom Patrol, and Congorilla (which I explained in detail in a previous post), and Detective Chimp. Detective Chimp is one character of whom I have never read any story but want to. All I know is that he was a chimpanzee with human intelligence and wore a Sherlock Holmes hat, so his name is self-explanatory. If anyone knows of any Reprints of Detective Chimp, they can hopefully share the information here.
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We've got a new Spiderman actor:

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Tom Holland. He played the oldest son in 'The Impossible', the movie about the Thailand tsunami.
I think he's a good choice. He'll be able to play a younger spiderman than the previous actors have been which will be more in line with how Spiderman started out.
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One of my friends told me that when the ATOM appeared as live-action on the CW-channel that he was using jet-packs in order to fly. That doesn't make any sense because when the Atom uses not only his size-control but also his mass-control, he becomes feather-light so that he travels by being carried by the wind. In effect, he doesn't really fly but GLIDES. Maybe in the CW version,he doesn't have any weight-control yet. Maybe.


Maybe they feel that he has to have some way to direct himself when using his lower mass. Gliding on air waves, while working in a still medium like comics, wouldn't sell on television.
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Marvel's ANTMAN gets star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame:
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/A......1875.php
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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the Antman movie yet. Saw it on Saturday, and that was surprisingly the first time I saw an audience actually clap their hands at the finale. The audience actually applauded. And deservedly so. I had attended to expect a campy film, what with Paul Rudd a comedian as the actor, but was pleasantly surprised at a straightforward adventure, although with some humor. When you think about it, the idea of someone who can communicate with ants is sheer absurdity, so it's a wonder that idea was so realistically shown as a superpower. When the audience laughed, it was all in the right places. Especially when Michael Douglas as Scott Lang's mentor, Henry Pym, communicates with ants on the dinner table to bring sugar-cubes to Scott. To see those two ants pushing two sugar-cubes to Scott evoked laughter from the audience. The difference was that the laughter was NOT due to humor but instead laughter caused by sense of wonder, the feeling of wonderment. Because the laughter was mixed with oohs and ahhs.
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When Grodd first debuted during the 1960s, he was the very first of The Flash's foes to get a 3-part story,that is, three consecutive issues. Many DC fans have insisted that since any issue-cover that showed a gorilla sells many issues that motivated DC to have so many gorilla characters, not only in the superhero comics but also in the anthology comics.

In the superhero comics, there was Grodd and also Mr. Mallah, the villainous ape who fought against the Doom Patrol, and Congorilla (which I explained in detail in a previous post), and Detective Chimp. Detective Chimp is one character of whom I have never read any story but want to. All I know is that he was a chimpanzee with human intelligence and wore a Sherlock Holmes hat, so his name is self-explanatory. If anyone knows of any Reprints of Detective Chimp, they can hopefully share the information here.


I've never heard of "Detective Chimp," I DO remember "Angel and the Ape" who were a pair of private investigators, one of whom was an ape who augmented his income drawing comics freelance.
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Marvel has nothing on DC.

Marvel superheroes are the Disney kind, if you like that kinda thing.

DC treats its audiences like adults.
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