This episode of Nerd & Tie is sadly just Pher and Trae, as Nick couldn’t make it back in time from Anime Fusion to record the show. Left to their own devices, the remaining Nerds (and Ties) dig into yesterday’s all too tragic ZombiCon shooting, try to distract themselves with the new Gamera trailer, rejoices at Godzilla vs. King Kong‘s confirmation, ogle the overly detailed Man of Steel’s “Fortress of Solitude” drawn by Frank Miller, get amazed by the return of Starhunter, and recount Pher’s experiences at Anime Fusion.
Which, at the time of recording, Nick had finally left.
Look, we all know the original The Dark Knight Returns was pretty great (or at least we all remember it as being pretty great… I think… we had lower standards back then), but Frank Miller has long since gone round the bend. When a third installment in the Dark Knight series was announced last spring, we all kind of rolled our eyes.
And not just because it will be titled “The Master Race.”
Anyway, Miller will thankfully not be drawing the new comic… but DC did let him draw the cover for “The Atom” minicomic that will be packed in with the first issue. And… well… this is what happened:
So besides the fact that Superman looks like he’s been run over by an Acme branded steamroller, you can also clearly see the outline of Superman’s junk.
God damn it, Frank. This is why we can’t have nice things.
Between tons of superheroes, expertly choreographed action and pretty decent visual effects for a network show, this series is already looking to be something huge. I can’t help but imagine the Arrow-verse team are doing things just to show how easy it would be to do some form of live action Justice league.
It’s true that rumors of another Arrow-verse show have been bubbling up for a few weeks now but it has just been reported that the CW is developing a new spinoff featuring several recurring characters from both Arrow and The Flash along with “three major DC Characters who haven’t appeared on TV before.” What is weird is who they have attached for it.
Brandon Routh (The Atom)
Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold)
Victor Garbor (Half of Firestorm)
And Caity Lotz (The Canary who’s sorta Dead)
(I just died typing “Half of Firestorm”)
So yeah, weird team. Not sure what to make of it yet, but this is fueling my belief that The CW wants one DC comics TV show on every night.