The A-Z of Underrated Comic Runs: Aquaman (1994)

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There’s a whole lot of comics out there. Unfortunately, with hundreds of releases every week, some hidden gems are bound to get swept under the rug. We’re here to bring you what we consider to be some of the best underrated comic runs.

Note: This is limited to material I own/have read, so if you feel like I’ve missed out on better stories, don’t get too hurt. Or better yet, tell me in the comments, and let me know about it!

What better way to start it, than with one of history’s most underrated characters, Aquaman? Scorned ever since his appearance in the ‘80s cartoon Super Friends, he’s often referred to as the joke of the Justice League, the ‘weird guy who talks to fish’. Aquaman takes a lot of flak from other writers. Luckily for him, he’s had some very dedicated talents over the years, working hard to expand his lore and help him reach his potential.

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Free Comic Book Day 2015: The Sydney Guide

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That’s right folks, you’ve seen people click attending all over your newsfeeds, you’ve heard it whispered by scared workers in bookstores – Free Comic Book Day is drawing nigh. And most of you might be wondering – “Free comic books? What the heck, and where can I find this?” Well, fear not, Sydney-goers, us good men at Super Team have decided to point you in the right direction.

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Finding Convergence confusing? Let DC clear it all up for you.

Earlier this week, our resident DC critic James said in his review of Convergence #0 – ‘I don’t really get what’s going on yet, and I should probably read up on what’s meant to happen in it, but what I read was good.’ This seems to be the general consensus for most new readers on the series, and even a few followers like myself. Luckily, DC’s Dan DiDio has taken some time out to help readers catch up and adjust for the series.

It’s a quick video, only 2.5 minutes, but gives a detailed look at the characters and plot threads leading up to Convergence. The convoluted nature of the series might put off readers, which is sad, especially for a series displaying so much intrigue. Plus, it’s the comic debut of veteran TV writer Jeff King, who’s work on Stargate and Star Trek has no doubt prepped him for this kind of writing.

Convergence #0 hit last week, and will be continuing as a weekly series, so make sure to catch up!

‘Arrow/Flash’ Spinoff adds Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter to cast

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The ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ spinoff show in the works is gaining considerable momentum in it’s development. Announced via CBR, The CW show has cast two more roles of it’s previously 3 described new characters, and it’s paid off for some internet theorists. Broadway actor Ciara Renée has been cast in the role of Kendra Sunders, AKA Hawkgirl. Later on, CBR revealed Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill was cast as enigmatic time-traveller Rip Hunter.

It seems like we’ll be expanding the previously ‘no powers’ universe of Arrow, to great extent if we’re using characters like these. As previously stated, Rip Hunter is a time-traveller, which is a concept recently used in the TV universe. Hawkgirl, however is “a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries”. This will certainly add a mystical element to the show, and hopefully they’ll be able to handle this diversity.

The spinoff show will also be starring Brandon Routh as The Atom, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, Victor Garber as Martin Stein, and Caity Lotz as a presumably Canary type character, following her ‘death’ on Arrow. It will most likely debut midseason next year, being outside the current pilot cycle, and will be helmed by Andrew Kreidberg, Marc Guggenheim, and Greg Berlanti.

Comic Reviews 26/3/15

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Welcome, fellow comic enthusiasts, to another week of raving, raucous, ravenous reviews! This week we’ve got a reboot of classic ’80s cartoon Jem, written by novelist Kelly Thompson! On top of that, we’ve got more Darth Vader, Multiversity, Gotham Academy, and more to come! If you like fun, and nice things, read on and find out the verdict!

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