Constantine – NBC
News comes out from NBC about production halting on the new show Constantine based on the DC comics property. The cast learning of the fate of the show being halted was delivered to them on set this last Friday. The show has only aired 4 of its 13 episodes and I know PLENTY of fans that are happy with the show so far. So it’s just a mystery to me why in the world NBC would do such a thing. It’s not like NBC did the show any favors by giving it a 10 pm start time on a Friday after they spent countless millions on advertising before the show’s premiere. News of the cast also being on NBC’s Thanksgiving Day parade will sure make things a bit awkward to say the least.
While the news does seem dire and troubling to hear, I will warn my fellow comic book geeks that this is in NO WAY a death sentence for the first season TV show. The show is still in contention for a second season, just no new episodes ordered as of yet. The only other good news I can take out of this is that NBC has only given one other show a full season order so far from its lineups. I am very sure that fan support will not let this show get cancelled and if NBC is dumb enough to do that, plenty of other networks will line up to take it over!
Superman Red Son #1
Elseworld tales are known to DC Comic book fans as the fantasy “what if?” stories that can only be told in a setting outside of DC’s regular continuity. Thus giving the comic book creators a world in which to let their vastly talented imaginative minds access to unexplored reaches of some of our most beloved DC superheroes. Tails that could otherwise never have been told…..this is known as DC’s Elseworld! That being said, it sets the stage for this weeks edition of Recommended Comic Book Reading.
Superman: Red Son
Superman Red Son TPB Cover
One of my most favorite Superman tales hails from one of these Elseworld mini series and it is called “Superman: Red Son”. I will give you a brief description of this amazing series but I will also leave key spoilers out for your very own enjoyment because I am recommending you all to read these great comic books!
We knew he was going to be playing someone in something right? It has been a whole 15 minutes since I have seen a movie with “The Rock” in it. I kid, I kid. Looks like it is official that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be playing Black Adam in upcoming DC movies. I can see it. I was hoping for more of a mainstream character for someone with his acting ability but I can see him doing well with this role. So if “The Rock” is going to the be the villain ‘Black Adam’ who is he going to be facing as Shazam? Do you think he could have played someone different?