The Best Comic Book Entertainment of 2016
With another year passed, today I’m going to look back on some of the best comic book entertainment to happen in 2016.
The movies! Whether you liked them or not you can’t deny that this year have been chalked full of comic book movies. From Captain America: Civil War to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we’ve seen a lot of comic book characters come to life. Not to mention we got an R rated Deadpool movie that was personally one of my favorites. We also got another X-men movie which was interesting to say the least. Who could forget the crazy Suicide Squad film that inspired thousands of little girls to dress up in booty shorts and way too much makeup? All jokes aside, the movie was decent. One of the best films to come out, though, was Dr. Strange. With crazy magical special effects and Benedict Cumberbatch’s flawless portrayal, we got a truly great comic book film.
Luke Cage. Need I say more? The third Marvel superhero Netflix original, Luke Cage gave a fresh new feel to the genre. Taking the Harlem setting and everything that goes with it to paint a totally new tale about an invincible guy tearing up the gangs of Harlem. With a fantastic cast and a truly awesome soundtrack, what’s not to love?
The CW crossover. I recently fully reviewed this four night crossover that brought an ensemble of superheroes together that rivals the size of the Avengers. It was practically Justice League B team versus aliens. It was an awesome sight to see for sure. Not to mention a crossover to that scale has never really been done on television which made it monumental as well. If you enjoy the CW DC hero shows then this was definitely one of the biggest highlights of the year.
In the realm of comics DC won this year in my book with their latest reboot dubbed “Rebirth”. It has breathed new life into all of their titles. Merging New 52 with everything that came before which made everything canon. Of all the new titles I’ve read there hasn’t been one that I felt wasn’t great. So if you haven’t yet, I suggest you check out some DC titles.
DC has the corner on animated movies and this year they continue to prove it with three new films; Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans and Batman: The Killing Joke. In Batman: Bad Blood, Batman goes missing, so it’s up to Dick Grayson to put on the cowl and protect Gotham. It does a great job of showing off the extended Bat-Family. In Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Robin is forced to join the young super team and soon has to help lead them in a fight against the mighty Justice League after they are possessed by the demon Trigon. It’s a fun story and the animation is top of the line as usual. In Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman must save Commissioner Gordon from the Joker’s twisted quest to drive him insane. This film is adapted from one of the most iconic Batman graphic novel and, besides an unnecessary added intro, it is beautifully recreated for the small screen. Having both legends Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and Joker makes the whole movie.
2016 has been a great year for comic book nerds and 2017 promises to be just as great. Until next time, remember to stay nerdy my friends.
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