So, first things first, Happy Geek Pride Day to all of you freaky geeks out in the world, representin’ the nerd deep in your heart on a daily basis. For myself personally, I find that accepting my inner-geek was valuable to my growth as a person. No, I don’t care if the normals think that my considerable knowledge on pop culture and geek history is a wasted talent. I care little that they may think I am strange. I have been given the power of the geek, and it makes me mighty. RAWWR! #geekpriderules
dc rebirth rocks!
Also of considerable note, DC Comics has once again taken the road to rebranding with the new event Rebirth. I know, I know…DC is doing this reboot thing every two years or so now. I had my doubts as well. Then I read DC Universe Rebirth #1. I was so wrong.
Yes, without being super spoilery, a lot of what happens in the comic is hand-waving explanations of things we could never have known until now. The story that started with the excellent Flashpoint event a few years ago is finally paying off, and we’re seeing the full repercussions for the first time. Things are going to get crazy. The best part is that if you know who the villain is going to be, then you know our heroes are in for a fight like nothing they’ve faced before.
For the first time in a long time, I’m excited to see what DC does next. I’m also constantly amazed at the profound effect that Geoff Johns is making across the realm of the DC properties. That man is insanely good at his job.
As for the venerable House of Ideas which is Marvel Comics, they have decided to make the beloved hero Captain America a card carrying member of Hydra. Not only that, but he’s been part of Hydra since he was a child. According to the series writer Nick Spencer,”[T]he one thing we can say unequivocally is: This is not a clone, not an imposter, not mind control, not someone else acting through Steve. This really is Steve Rogers, Captain America himself.”
Okay, nah, I just can’t get down with that. This isn’t what Captain America is, and to tell us that his entire existence, all that the character has done to inspire us, was a lie? That’s insulting to any fan that has been loyal and dedicated to the brand.
In truth, a friend of mine pointed out how odd it was that this just happened to coincide with DC’s Rebirth launch, and I can’t help but agree. It’s a cheap marketing ploy to take some cash away from the distinguished competitor.
(Psst, you wouldn’t have to do that Marvel, if you simply told better stories here lately. If not for Captain Marvel, I wouldn’t buy anything from you on a monthly basis. Get your stuff together.)
Well, that’s it for now. Check out what DC has going on, because I sniff the hints of possible greatness. Until next time…