Top 5 Comic Book Shows of the Fall 2016-Summer 2017 Season

With so many Comic Book TV Shows currently airing, it’s time for me to list which, in my opinion, were the strongest 5 that I’ve watched.

Honorable Mentions

Heroes v Aliens/Invasion Crossover

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While not exactly a TV show, the 4 part CW comic book crossover showed the best of what a team super-hero comic book show can be, and while it truly was only a 2 part crossover (with Supergirl only crossing over on the last few minutes and Arrow being a celebration of 100 episodes, which, I think is the strongest episode Arrow has delivered by far) seeing Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and the Legends fighting aliens was truly an exciting event which makes it more exciting thinking about what the future crossovers of the Arrowverse might bring.

American Gods

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So, this is kind of cheating, since American Gods isn’t exactly a comic book TV show, but since it’s based on the novel written by Neil Gaiman (who has previously worked on comics, such as Sandman) I decided to put him on the list of honorable mentions. American Gods is a fantastic, over the top and highly-stylistic TV show. Although it takes quite some time for the show to finally go into it’s conflict, this show does a great job handling the gods of different mythologies, how they would still be relevant in our modern word, and emphasizing what is currently “sacred” or idolized by society.

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Iron Fist, The MCU’s Biggest Misstep to Date

Well… it was bound to happen, even though the MCU already had some missteps like Iron Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Season 1 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and to some The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger, no other MCU project failed as hard as Netflix’s Iron Fist. It was surprising how almost everything in Iron Fist was either bland or generic.

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a Spoiler-free defense.

So, I just watched BvS, and thanks to the Man of Steel (a movie I personally heavily disliked) and the fact that critics have been ripping this movie into pieces, I arrived at the movie theater with extremely low expectations and a feeling that I wast going to enjoy the two and a half hours this movie expected from me, but boy was I wrong, because while this movie isn’t the masterpiece that The Dark Knight was or it wasn’t at the same level as the MCU’s strongest releases (The Winter Soldier being my personal favorite) it clearly is a strong starting point for the DCEU.

First of all, I’ve to say, I really think this movie will be mostly be appreciated by adult DC fans, Batman v. Superman expects a level of comic book knowledge from the viewers, because otherwise a lot of things might fly over the viewers head. And also, the movie isn’t as cheery as what we’ve seen in the MCU movies, it’s a level of dark, that might be a bit to much to children under 13.

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My Top 10 Favorite LGBT Characters

10) Dumbledore – Harry Potter

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Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his backstory, it is revealed that he is the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenix, an organisation dedicated to fighting Lord Voldemort.

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Are Superhero Movies and TV Shows Sexist?

So recently in an interview with Empire Magazine Suicide Squad’s Cara Delevingne said that superhero movies are totally sexist and that “Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.” Let me say it before going deeper into this I’m actually a Feminist and I support equality around different media and support women empowerment, but what is Cara Delevingne talking about!? If anything comic book movies along with the TV Shows are doing a great job with female characters, while there may no be a female led superhero movie yet, female characters play an important role in both TV and movies, let’s not forget that Black Widow was basically another protagonist in Captain America: Winter Soldier.

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X-23: An Alternative to Recasting Wolverine in the X-Men Franchise

So by now it has been confirmed that Wolverine 3 will be Hugh Jackman’s last X-Men movie, so what should happen next? Should we get some Wolverine-free movies? Should a new actor be cast to take over Jackman’s role as Wolverine right away? I would recommend Fox to introduce a fan favorite character who will become Wolverine in the All New Marvel Universe, and that character is Laura Kinney a.k.a. X-23.

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