‘Justice League’ #1 Review: Where did everybody go?

Once again, nothing will ever be the same in the DC Universe—at least until another company-wide crossover event comes along and throws gasoline on already-problematic fires once again. That’s the cynical way to read DC’s hero-redefining refresh that begins in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League #1. I’m actually more hopeful, though. If “Crisis on … Read more‘Justice League’ #1 Review: Where did everybody go?

‘Flashpoint’ #5 Review: Batman wept

The end of the DC Universe’s final sprawling crossover event before its much-ballyhooed reboot arrived today in Flashpoint #5. Once more, the burden of DC’s Gordian continuity knot falls upon The Flash, and this is the tale of how he ultimately confronts Eobard Thawne and resolves one scrambled universe cluster-belch and ushers in a newer, … Read more‘Flashpoint’ #5 Review: Batman wept

When can I download the new ‘Justice League’ #1?

It looks like the answer is 2:00 p.m. Eastern. DC Comics plan to implement day-and-date synchronization for their comics digitally and in print is still set to begin today. Alas, I just checked comiXology, and it doesn’t look like iPads are going to be competing with any of the midnight release parties going on around … Read moreWhen can I download the new ‘Justice League’ #1?

DC Comics’ ‘New 52’ reboot: Where do we go from here?

As of tomorrow, DC Comics will be past the point of no return. In much the same way that their chief competitor Marvel rebooted its characters in 1996’s “Heroes Reborn” and then again in the Ultimate titles, DC will be scrapping everything and rebuilding their world from the ground up. Personally, outside of of Grant … Read moreDC Comics’ ‘New 52’ reboot: Where do we go from here?

‘Plants vs. Zombies’ problems on OS X Lion: the solution

Compatibility issues with OS X Lion left me in peace for the most part when I upgraded my late-2008 MacBook’s Apple-made operating system a couple of weeks back. One of my prized time guzzlers, “Plants vs. Zombies,” however, did summon a nasty incompatibility alert when I tried starting it up. I saw some message board … Read more‘Plants vs. Zombies’ problems on OS X Lion: the solution

Review: “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011)

Hollywood has its formulas for action flicks, screenwriters have their story beat quotas and Marvel Studios superhero films have to straddle the demands of savvy readers paying to see characters they love and the demands of audience members who have never heard of Captain America’s younger sidekick. This year, Marvel tasked Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” with … Read moreReview: “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011)