Robots!

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Monday – 29 February 2016
The New York Post offered up this article today: Robot secretaries are a real thing now.

They’re only 30 years late with this one – the Fantastic Four has had a robot receptionist since 1982:

Roberta

Better late than never, I guess…

Tim Miller + Justice League = Deadpool ?!?

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Wednesday – 17 February 2016
Today is “New Comics Day” across the land. Amen.

Today is also the day that I learned a bit of news that I found interesting. Over the past week or so, people have been flocking to see Fox’s Deadpool. (Yes, some people have even taken their kids to see it, but that’s story/issue for another time.) Tim Miller, the film’s director, has also gathered accolades for not only bringing Marvel’s “Merc with a Mouth” to the big screen, but also for not pulling the punches (um… sorry) and bringing an R-rated superhero movie to the screen. What I did not know, until earlier today, was that Miller directed a short film featuring the Justice League that attracted the attention of the-powers-that-be at Fox and put him on their radar as a candidate to helm Deadpool.

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What was the short film?

This:

That’s right. Miller, during his tenure at Blur Studios, directed the promo trailer/intro cinematic for DC Universe Online, a long-time favorite game of mine.

The Hand of Nefer-Tem in Metropolis

The Hand of Nefer-Tem in Metropolis


 

The Hand of Nefer-Tem in Gotham City

The Hand of Nefer-Tem in Gotham City

For more information on how the Justice League helped Miller get the Deadpool job, check out this article on Comics Alliance.

Faster than a speeding… waitaminute!

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Wednesday – 03 February 2016
First there was Arrow.

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With this, they gave viewers (and DC Comics fans) a plethora of heroes and villains on the small screen.

Then, they expanded the “Arrowverse” to include The Flash. With this we got even more heroes and villains. (Let’s be honest: I never expected to see Firestorm on TV in anything than an animated form.)

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This year, DC’s trenchcoat-wearing occult detective – and con man – John Constantine was officially brought into the Arrowverse.

CONSTANTINE -- Pictured: "Constantine" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

(Photo by: NBCUniversal)

The powers-that-be even put together a supergroup: Legends of Tomorrow.

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As if all of that wasn’t enough, today it was announced that there will be a Flash/Supergirl crossover.

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Yep, that’s right: Supergirl – and I’d take it, by association, Superman (as he’s appeared a couple of times on the show) – is officially part of the Arrowverse.

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Congratulations and well done CW and CBS for creating a cohesive, cross-network television universe!