Hey! It's the end of 2014, so let's take a look back.
We have more new residents of our little comic book funhouse than ever before, hovering at around 150,000 site visits this year. You're a quiet bunch, but I know you're tuning in, so my sincere thanks to you.
As to TV, could this year have been any more amazing? I buggered off of Constantine because it just wasn't my thing. But Arrow finished an incredible second season. The third isn't as good so far, but it's still worth checking out. The craziness of that second season was some of the best comic-based television you'll ever see.
Meanwhile, Gotham was Beloved's personal favorite. The character-based crime drama is well-cast and smartly written, so who could blame her? If you check your preconceptions about the characters at the door (remember, it's an interpretation of the characters, not a translation), it's great stuff!
My personal favorite is The Flash. How they managed to squeeze so much awesomeness into the first half of the first season is mind-boggling. As with Arrow, you'll see bad guys come to life that you never thought you'd see and if a fraction of the rumors are true, Beloved will hardly be able to hear the show over my fanboy squealing. Beloved likes it as well.
But you know what else we discovered that we really liked? Misfits. It's an older British show that's like X-Men with a lot less whining. It ran on a channel called E4 from 2009 to 2013. Check out the opening song and tell me you aren't intrigued:
It's violent, it's sexually graphic and the language is nonstop profanity. And it's perfect. Check it out on Hulu. You'll be glad you did. And while I'm thinking about it, check out Orphan Black.
While I'm not an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fan, we are going to give Agent Carter a try. Dazzle us, Marvel! Prove to us you can make decent television!
Movies? Well.... the thing about movies is that they simply don't have the ability to grow on you over time the way a television series was. We saw all the comic movies and... well, they were fine if not unremarkable. I'm looking forward to some of the movies planned for the coming year. Suicide Squad? I never thought see the day.
As for comics.... well, I'm way behind, but I can say that a lot of DC's "New 52" has left me pretty cold. Whoever decided to make Grifter an alien hunter should be banned from all DC editorial meetings. Then again, Resurrection Man was better than I had hoped. I don't know. I'm years behind, aren't I? It happens.
Anyway, it's been a great year. Thanks again for being a part of it. There won't be a post tomorrow, but we'll kick off 2015 on January 2nd! See you then! Stay safe!