Out with the Old … In with the New …

Here I am, back again for round 2!  Although I’m only just learning the blogging ropes and still developing my structure, my plan is to contribute something daily.  But, as I said in my first post, my head is full of space junk – a lot of it – and so I thought I’d use Fridays to clean-up a bit and talk about all the random things during the week that flipped my fangirl switch. So, without further delay, let me fling open the door and start tossing it out ….

First up, the Marvelverse EXPLODED in a frenzy when the trailer for “Avengers:  Age of Ultron” was (*ahem*) “leaked” earlier this week.  Not long after, Joss Whedon/Marvel decided to make it super-official and stopped yanking all of the trailers, thus bestowing upon their disciples an early Christmas gift (see it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do).  I watched it.  And then I watched it again.  And maybe one more time.  And after recovering from the sheer, goose-pimply, pants-wetting awesomeness of it all, the only two words that could form in my brain were HOLY…LORD.  If the trailer is any indication, when this movie finally sees the light of day in May, 2015, Marvel and Whedon will be able to fund their own mint with which they could potentially solve our national debt and bring an end to global poverty.  Of course, as a die-hard DC girl, I’m wishing it was a second Justice League movie creating this much buzz, which brings me to the next toss-out….

In “Finally Getting Their S**t Together” news, Warner Bros/DC Comics announced a schedule for the upcoming development and release of 10 new films within the next 6 years, featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Suicide Squad, The Justice League, Shazam, The Flash, Cyborg, and …. Aquaman??? (get the scoop here…http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-announces-10-dc-741008). Although I’m not entirely happy with the whole Green Lantern and Aquaman thing, even if the latter sucks, at least it’ll give me a reason to bust out those Converse Chuck Taylor Aquaman sneaks I purchased on deep discount at my local Journeys a couple years ago.  You know, that, and 2 hours of Jason Momoa as Aquaman.  Can’t be all bad (*wincing*) right? Oh, and while I’m at it, if we have to tolerate Ben Affleck as Batman, can we maybe get a little more color in the Wonder Woman costume so that she looks more like, oh, I don’t know … Wonder Woman… and less like Xena?  I know that comparison has already been made ad nauseum, but it bears repeating until Zack Snyder gets the message.

The final toss out of the week is all about my brand new Black Canary figurine (check her out here … http://www.dccomics.com/dc-collectibles-spotlight).  She finally arrived to join Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn on the shelf in my office where I toil away doing actual work.  Given my longstanding love affair with superheroes, all things vintage and the fact that i have never truly outgrown my love of action figures and dolls, I was naturally over the moon when i discovered her as part of a line of figurines in which DC re-imagines a few of their ladies as 1940’s pin-up gals.  And Canary cuts quite the striking figure as a WWII-era songstress (love this very fitting nod to her vocal superpower) — from the matching teal lining on her black skirt and gloves to the texture of her fishnet stockings to the “Oliver” heart tattoo she sports on her left forearm, DC certainly knocked it out of the park with this one.  The sculpting and attention to detail makes this fan girl’s heart happier than Harley Quinn in an oversized mallet store.

And that’s the space junk cleanup for the week.  *whew*

Welcome to the weekend!

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