May 29, 2009

Here the true nature of men is laid bare.

So if the Golden Lasso compels you to tell the truth, what do you think the Golden Whip makes you to do?

Toronto photographer Ian Pool is to blame for these hilarious portrayals of our most beloved icons. Alternative lifestyle choices for some, everyday *ahem*business for others, I couldn't help but fall in love with these gorgeous shots. He's a self-described, "freelance portrait and creative environmental photographer working in editorial and advertising media. His work is based on conceptual and often entertaining ideas captured with stylistic simplicity."

What? Can't a crime-fighter get a cup of coffee? He does work the third shift and all.

Oh Doc, not the Jonas Brothers! I'll give you a pass for R-Patz though. Who do you think he's gabbing to?

Hey, everyone poops. Think he has one of those flaps on the back of his suit? I don't know if you can see it but the picture outside reads, "May the Dark Side of the Force be with you."

View these plus several more, including Spider-Man taking a literal piss, at Pool's official site. While you're there, check out his equally impressive non-fictional character work as well. I'd really love to work with this guy, he's got a great imagination.

May 28, 2009

Comic Book Review: Doctor Who - Time Machinations

If it feels like forever until the next episode of Doctor Who airs, I’ve got just the prescription.

I’m a simple girl – I like sci-fi, I read comic books. So what’s a girl to do when one of her favorite sci-fi shows goes on hiatus? Pick up the comic book equivalent of course! IDW has you covered with their Doctor Who Classics series, featuring reprints of comic strips about the Fourth Doctor, and Doctor Who, featuring new original stories with the current 10th Doctor. What’s great about the Doctor Who: Time Machinations one-shot is fans get a little of both and then some!

Continue reading my review of the latest issue of Doctor Who from IDW at the Girls Entertainment Network.

May 27, 2009

DoubleDCoverage #9

I'm back with this week's installment of DoubleDCoverage at the Girls Entertainment Network!

Supergirl pleases this week but Battle for the Cowl makes Jill something, something. (Go crazy!?) Don’t mind if I do! Reviews for Battle for the Cowl #3 and Supergirl #41 are ahead, also, check out my star ratings for my other pulls from last Wednesday! Also, a reminder – new books come out Thursday this week due to the holiday.

Click here to check out DoubleDCoverage #9.

May 26, 2009

Does the word "duh" mean anything to you?

It's the words you've been dying to hear. They're making a Buffy movie. Only it's without Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar or any of the Scoobies. As if!

Director of the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer film, Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui, are working with Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment on a remake/relaunch of the 90's classic. The Hollywood Reporter says Buffy creator Joss Whedon so far is not involved in the project which is not even far along enough to have a studio attached to it. "While Whedon is the person most associated with 'Buffy,' Kuzui and her Kuzui Enterprises have held onto the rights since the beginning, when she discovered the 'Buffy' script from then-unknown Whedon," says THR.

The parties involved believe BtVS lends itself to a relaunch because the framework of the mythos consists of a Slayer born for every generation. "The new 'Buffy' film...would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon, putting the parties in a similar situation faced by Paramount, J.J. Abrams and his crew when relaunching 'Star Trek,'" says THR.

So what would a Buffy relaunch actually look like? "The parties are meeting with writers and hearing takes, and later will look for a home for the project," says THR, "The goal would be to make a darker, event-sized movie that would, of course, have franchise potential." Kuzui herself had this to say, "Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this."

In the immortal words of Hilary Swank, "Well, it's retro." Contrary to what my title suggests I have to say I'm not completely against this. After all, as much as I love SMG and crew, I was gaga for Kristy Swanson first ("You threw a knife at my head!"). Plus, let's face it, a movie with the TV cast is never going to happen. I can see it now, Swanson and Luke Perry as Buffy's parents! 

Bottom line, I love Buffy as a character and I'll take anything I can get, providing it's quality. Hey, if it's done right we could have a whole new Buffy franchise to look forward to! And let's not get hasty folks, they never said Joss Whedon wasn't going to be involved at all, just that he hasn't been asked yet. Considering they've worked with each other for over 15 years I'm sure the Kuzui's will ask him once they have something more substantial established. Whether he chooses to be involved is another story. What do you think?

May 21, 2009

Nerdy News

In this edition of Nerdy News a ghost gets another finger, we realize geeks will do anything for a hot girl, find out the perks of being a director's wife and a movie poster gives me dirty thoughts. Intrigued? Read on.

According to Dan Aykroyd and reported by the LA Times, the long-talked about third Ghostbusters film is finally moving forward. The entire team, plus Sigourney Weaver, are set to reprise their roles. Aykroyd pointed out that Bill Murray had previously been the holdout but the situation was more nuanced than the public knew. "Now we're at a point that there's a story that he can accept and that's going to work, and I think we're going to be in production fairly soon. We could be in production by winter," he said.

Writers of the upcoming Year One, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, have penned the script but no director has been established as of yet. Details of the script itself are still sketchy but Aykroyd hopes there will be a new team with some female members, "I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation," he said. And who would he like to see in those female roles? He suggested Eliza Dushku and Alyssa Milano, who we learned not too long ago, was going to be voicing one of the characters in the Ghostbusters video game. 

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One thing to remember - even when the economy sucks, geeks will always pay good money for something that touched the skin of a hot woman. One fanboy is sleeping soundly tonight.

Tricia Helfer's iconic red Number Six dress from Battlestar Galactica sold at auction for an astounding $23,000. "Offered alongside hundreds of props, costumes and set pieces from the acclaimed SCI FI series, the dress netted the auction's highest bid after two buyers drove up the price in a fierce bidding war," reported SciFi Wire

Starbuck's flight suit went for $16,500 while Sharon's flight suit took in a measly $13,000. It's not just stuff the hot girls wore mind you, anything they touched turned to gold. "Another item estimated to sell for less than $1,000, 'Kara's Bizarre Painting on Canvas,' went for $15,000," said SciFi Wire. Don't feel bad for the guys though, their stuff went for big bucks too.

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Some more news via SciFi Wire, proving it's not what you know, but who you know. 

Rookie actress and wife of Green Lantern director Martin Cambell, Sol Romero, says she will have a role in her husbands movie. ORLY?

The actress who has all of four credits to her name (one uncredited mind you) said, "We're still in the casting process so I really can't talk about who I'm playing yet." Wait, wait, it gets better. "In the comic book, he is a regular guy who is a little bit afraid of his dad's shadow, and so he is piloting a jet plane [to prove himself]," Romero said. "But then he gets involved with this Green Lantern and is protecting the Earth, so he dies and becomes the next Green Lantern."

Don't worry though, according to Romero Green Lantern is gonna be great, "But I personally think the movie is going to be bigger than any other comic movies, like Spider-Man." I'm sure that her husband is the director has nothing to do with it.

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And finally, just because I can, the first official teaser poster for New Moon. If Edward would just reach back and hold hands with Jacob...

I'm sorry, I got distracted there for a second. In actual, can-we-call-this-news? news, Robert Pattinson has confirmed there will be a film version of the fourth and final Twilight book, Breaking Dawn. Pattinson told the Hollywood Reporter in Cannes on Tuesday "that he is committed to starring in the final outing to date but doesn't know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor's jam-packed shooting schedule."

Pattinson also spoke about his role in New Moon which has been increased considerably. "You're playing a figment in Bella's imagination so I was trying to do it in a 2-D way. I hope it doesn't translate onscreen as being boring," he said, laughing. Hey, at least he's aware.

May 20, 2009

DoubleDCoverage #8

I'm back with another installment of DoubleDCoverage at the Girls Entertainment Network!

Find out how Soranik Natu got that tattoo on her face and why you should be reading Green Lantern Corps. Also, who needs a wheelchair after The Cure? Reviews for Green Lantern Corps #36 and Oracle: The Cure #3 are ahead, also, check out my star ratings for my other pulls from last Wednesday!

Click here to check out DoubleDCoverage #8.

May 19, 2009

Comic Book Review: Locke & Key – Head Games #5

Using a key to open your brain and take out bad memories is not a good idea. I repeat, NOT a good idea.

Imagine how tempting it would be to know that the power to remove all of your bad memories - fear, sadness, insecurities - from your own brain was just the turn of a key away. Well that’s exactly where the Locke siblings find themselves in this penultimate issue of Locke & Key: Head Games and it’s a very dangerous and exposed position to be in.

Continue reading my review of the new issue to be released tomorrow at the Girls Entertainment Network. (spoiler free)

May 18, 2009

To cancel or not to cancel, that is the question!

Is it just me, or has the television industry gotten really brutal over the last few years?

I remember the days when tv shows began in the fall, had a short break during the holidays, then wrapped up just as summer was starting. I looked forward to watching episodes again as they would repeat during the summer or watch episodes of Happy Days or something. And before you ask, no I'm not THAT old, they used to air it on what is now the CW in the early 90's and I loved it. Anyway, now we have mid-season replacements and countless reality shows that make the old tv season a thing of the past.

Now granted, I don't blame the networks for finally realizing that having new shows on year-round makes them a lot more money than repeats but it's become an absolute war to keep shows on the air, even those that have already proved themselves successful. A flurry of renewals and cancellations over the weekend is the latest example.

I think the most highly anticipated verdict was Fox deciding to renew Dollhouse. I thought for sure it was a goner, but they've given it 13 more episodes. I hear part of the decision was looking at Hulu and DVR numbers which, duh, get with the times - of course those count! Sadly, according to the Ausiello Files, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been canned. I'd hoped they'd wait to see how Terminator Salvation did this weekend before they made a decision but I guess not. He's got a full run down there of what's staying and what's going if you want to give it a look. Some might even change by the time you're reading this.

Besides deciding what stays and what goes, some networks are even prepared to pick up what others decide to leave behind like giant tv-show-eating vultures. And don't forget, if your favorite show only lasts one season, there's 10 brand new shows waiting take it's place. If all else fails, there's always Happy Days.

May 15, 2009

Being Human

A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf walk into a bar...scratch that. A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf move into an apartment, work together and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being human. There we go, that's a little closer to the premise of the BBC show Being Human.

I recently had the pleasure of viewing the British supernatural drama-comedy Being Human. It follows three otherworldly characters trying to pass themselves off as humans; Lenora Crichlow as Annie, the ghost, Aiden Turner as Mitchell, the vampire and Russell Tovey as George, the werewolf. I'll admit, when I first heard about the plot I thought it was silly (How exactly does a ghost pass herself off as human?) and not worth my time but it came highly-recommended by a friend so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did.

The series consists of only six episodes plus the original pilot. All but one of the original cast from that pilot followed over into the series and that's Tovey. You may remember him as the Little Sailor That Could, Midshipman Frame, from Doctor Who's "Voyage of the Damned." It was the best move they could have made as he turns out to be the heart and soul of the entire show. Creator and writer Toby Whithouse still considers the pilot canon even though he reuses some of the material in the first episode so it's worth a viewing if you can find it.

As with most tv shows and films (not to mention books), Being Human makes up it's own set of rules for it's supernatural characters to follow. The vampires go out in daylight and can eat regular food but they can't come into your house uninvited or see themselves in mirrors. The werewolves are the usual, change during the full moon and spread the infection through a scratch or bite but it's the ghosts who are given a new set of characteristics. Although she's stuck in the clothes she died in for the entire series (poor girl), Annie is basically solid (contrary to promotional photos), can be touched by other people and do things around the house.

Each of the characters are tested during the series by others of their kind, none more so than Mitchell, as the vampires become a source of conflict for them all. George is the innocent one of the bunch and provides most of the comic relief through his neurotic tendencies and therefore is slightly protected by the other two who have seen "death." There's a lot more to Annie as her character changes the most throughout the course of the show but I don't want to spoil it.

It's a very dark show at times and definitely not for the feint at heart but certainly for those who enjoy the supernatural. So what happens when non-humans start getting real? See for yourself, Being Human airs later this year on BBC America and has been picked up for a second season to air in January of 2010 on BBC3.

May 14, 2009

This is why I'll never be an adult.

Move over Legos. Get outta town Minifigs. There a new block on the, umm, block. Blammoids!

Did DC Direct make these just for me? I love DC and I love all things adorable so it's guaranteed I'll be buying these puffed-up little fellows. Sinestro's mustache! Firestorm's flame! Aquaman's complete lack of eyes!! (Click on the images to view large)

Here's the publicity description:
Kick off 2010 with a powerful and cute new look for your favorite DC Comics heroes - BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, AQUAMAN - and more. Blammoids, a new wave of boldly designed toys from the team at DC DIRECT are unlike anything you've experienced before, but you'll definitely want to experience them again. A striking, energetic and kinetic take on the heroes you hold dear, how could you not want to collect them all? They bounce. They BOOM. They're collectible. They're Blammoids. They're fun.
While I don't appreciate them telling us they're fun (I can figure that on my own thank you), I am looking forward to what other characters they decide to use. I'd imagine the females are going to look very busty unless they do a completely different look for them like larger bottoms. Wait...that's not good either.

May 13, 2009

DoubleDCoverage #7

I'm back with another installment of DoubleDCoverage at the Girls Entertainment Network!

I’ve got two hot-off-the-presses number ones for you today and more different, they could not be. Reviews for Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1 and Power Girl #1 are ahead, also, check out my star ratings for my other pulls from last Wednesday!

Click here to check out DoubleDCoverage #7.

May 12, 2009

A Fables Novel

In the beginning, there were novels filled with fables. Then came those same Fables in comic book form. Now it's time for those famous fables to get back to their roots. This October, Vertigo will release "Peter & Max: A Fables Novel."

Announced at this years WonderCon, "Peter & Max" will be written by none other than Fables creator Bill Willingham. Additionally, the prose novel will feature several illustrations by the comic's inker, Steve Leialoha. Comic Book Resources reported, "It will feature an 8 page traditional comic story in the back of the book, which will serve as a bridge between the novel and the regular series."

So, just exactly who and what is this novel about? The answer and cover photo comes via Whitney Matheson at Pop Candy, "[It] tells the dark story of brothers Peter Piper, of Pickled Pepper fame, and Max Piper, the Pied Piper of Hamelin." Two of the lesser-known characters in the Fables universe but an intriguing duo to be sure. "Willingham says he wrote his novel for everyone, and readers don't need to be familiar with the Fables universe to appreciate 'Peter & Max,'" said Matheson.

I'm a huge Fables fan so naturally I'm very excited for this. And what a wicked cover! Also, it could be a great way to bring new readers to the comic if they enjoy the novel. I'm confident enough to recommend this to people before I've read one page. What I'm really interested to learn is, where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

May 11, 2009

Star Trek Beams Green

"Don't tell me they don't use money in the 23rd century." Well no, they don't, but here in the 21st century Star Trek fans have earned J.J. Abrams new film $72.5 million.

To my surprise, Star Trek did not beat the $85 million X-Men Origins: Wolverine took in last weekend but it certainly wasn't a poor showing either. "That figure far surpassed the opening grosses posted by any of the previous 10 'Star Trek' films, even when adjusted for inflation, and kept up a robust pace for the second week of Hollywood's summer moviegoing season," reported Reuters.

The marketing was far and beyond that of any previous Trek film seeing as how they really needed non-Trekkies to get their butts to the theaters. It seemed like everywhere I went there was an ad or tie-in for the film. And it worked. A teacher I know who's a Trek fan told me he overheard one of his students asking another if they were going to see the movie over the weekend. The student replied, "I've never seen any of the shows but it looks so good, I'm definitely seeing it." 

So what about the loyal, die-hard, obsessive fans? Well I think this clip from Saturday's SNL says it all.


As for me? Of course I saw it! I'm not planning on doing a full review so here's my verdict: I loved it. Sure, it was a little odd getting used to new actors taking on the dialogue or personality quirks of the characters we've known for so long but they all did a superb job with it. The story and action were great. I really like how they chose to relaunch the franchise. It pays homage to the past while leaving the future wide open. There's so many great moments, we can discuss in the comments if anyone wants to.

I only had one problem with the film. Now, I don't know if it was done specifically for this purpose or if J.J. Abrams was just being really lazy the day he thought up this particular plot device, but if you watch Alias you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, go look up Mueller Device.

Anyway, if you'd like to hear me talk more about Star Trek or what I thought of the finale of Dollhouse, Marvel Divas, Power Girl, Battle for the Cowl and what it would take to get me to dress up as Gaila (above), stream or download my podcast appearance on Hour 42 last night.

May 10, 2009

Sunday, bloody Sunday

I don't usually update on weekends but something special is going on that I wanted to let everyone know about. Tonight, I'll be popping my podcast cherry.

The fellas who produce Hour 42 have graciously invited me to be a part of their show tonight at 11 pm EST. I'll be joining them to discuss the recent Marvel Divas controversy, the first issue of Power Girl and lots more. This is my first podcast ever so I'm really excited. I hope you all tune in!

Also, like I mentioned last week, the Comic Team at the Girls Entertainment Network put together our collective Free Comic Book Day experiences. Lots of fun was had by all and we even took pictures so go check it out.

May 8, 2009

I'm crazy for keys!

People who know me very well know I have a bit of an obsession with keys. Not just any keys mind you, old skeleton or just plain unique keys grab my attention. It's no wonder I love Joe Hill's Locke & Key, well, besides the fantastic writing and art. Imagine my utter geekasm when I saw this.

IDW Publishing has commissioned a replica of the Ghost Key from the comic series. It's going to be a San Diego Comic Con 2009 exclusive and will come with the velvet pouch below, not the frame above. Limited to 500 pieces and priced at $20, this pewter with plated silver finish is bound to go fast.

Joe Hill will be at the convention Friday to sign the tag. The key itself was created, by Israel Skelton of Skelton Crew Studios. He's also done a prototype of the Anywhere Key from the comic as well that's equally drool-worthy. I want them all.

May 7, 2009

Torchwood doesn't do maternity leave.

The 21st century is when everything changes for Torchwood star Eve Myles. She's expecting her first child and no, it's not an alien. At least, she hopes it isn't. 

"We went for a scan and my mum was there," the 31-year-old actress said. "And my mum went: 'No, it's not a Nostrovite! It's a real Welsh human!' But of course it crosses my mind – I hope it's not an alien!" She's got a great sense of humor considering that's exactly what happened to her during the shows second season. Remember when Jack said this: "Rhys might forgive her for going down the aisle pregnant, but not giving birth to a razor-toothed monster that eats half his family."

Myles and her partner decided to try for a child after she wrapped the upcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth special. "I've wanted to do this for such a long time, but I kept getting job after job after job," she said, "I thought, if I put this off any more I'm going to be 65." She added that they are "over the moon," and she hopes the creators decide to make Gwen Cooper a mother should they continue with the show, "It's not like I have to really save the world – I just have to sit in make-up!" Congratulations to the beautiful Welsh lady who's going to make a beautiful Welsh mommy.


May 6, 2009

DoubleDCoverage #6

I'm back with another installment of DoubleDCoverage at the Girls Entertainment Network!

Geoff Johns lets us say hello again to a beloved character while he says goodbye to the team that put him on the map. Reviews for Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #4 and Justice Society of America #26 are ahead, also, check out my star ratings for my other pulls from last Wednesday!

Click here to check out DoubleDCoverage #6.

May 5, 2009

An X-Men by any other name…

...would still call you Bub. Wolverine is one of the most highly regarded characters in comics. His demeanor and all-around look make him particularly likable to fans, so it was a no-brainer to give him his own movie. But was it really necessary?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was an action-packed, highly entertaining film but was missing something to take it that extra mile. This spin-off of the X-Men franchise tells the story of Wolverine's life before joining the famous team. His discovery of his mutant powers, time fighting in several wars, membership in Team X and his painful adamantium bath following the death of his love are all covered in just under two hours. Sounds like a lot to pack into one movie but it doesn't feel that way upon viewing. After all, who doesn't want as much Wolverine as they can get?

Hugh Jackman doesn't disappoint in this, his fourth time playing the character but there's nothing terribly new and exciting either. His temper flares when he needs to be angry and he's sweet when he needs to be tender. The few comedic moments he had were handled perfectly though. The portrayals of each member of Team X was fantastic and left me wanting to see them in action longer, especially Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson. Sure this was Wolverine's film, but Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, was a major player. It seemed as if Liev Schreiber barely got a chance to get his feet wet and his motivations weren't well developed enough to make his quest believable.

On the other hand, there was someone who did a lot with a little - Taylor Kitsch. He played Remy LeBeau, otherwise known as Gambit, with an ease that made me think he should have been given the origin story. Sure, I was disappointed in his lack of a heavy Cajun accent but once he threw those cards, it was on. Lynn Collins as Kayla Silverfox had a quiet determination that really worked well for the role. 

One of the biggest problems with the film was it's pacing. There was action followed by some calm downtime, then action and some more downtime. For a guy who was on a mission of revenge he sure took the long way to get there. I also could have done with a little less screaming into the air and enemies charging at each other from across the room but that's just nitpicking. The ending definitely could have been stronger and a tad bit less contrived but it got the job done.

As to the ending, or should I say endings, there are two scenes after the credits and two versions of the very last credits scene. The first comes just a few seconds after the credits have rolled and may fool you into thinking there isn't more. There is. The next scene you see will be after the credits have completed and depends on which print your theater received. Unfortunately I viewed the less exciting of the two. It was ok, but didn't have the interest level you expect from a post-credit scene. I've since watched the alternate version online and it was slightly more wink-wink to the fans.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was, for lack of a better word, a good movie. If the three X-Men films preceding it hadn't spent so much time focusing on Wolverine maybe it would have had more impact as a standalone project. But, as it is, we've seen a lot of Wolverine already. Just like I wanted to see more of Team X in action, I was also dying to see more of the various mutant children in this film and that makes me wish for more X-Men team films. The smartest thing for them to do would be to have a rotating cast. Take out one or two of the major players each time and let others have their chance to shine. Wolverine needs a rest.

May 4, 2009

Various Ramblings

It was a fun but exhausting weekend. Of course the big deal was Free Comic Book Day on Saturday. I did just a few mobile blogs for Comic Book Resources who had fantastic coast to coast coverage of the event. Check out all the great shots and posts here. I had planned to stop at several stores but my cat got sick at the last minute so I kept it low key this year. I'll be posting about my specific experiences along with a few other of the girls from GEN later in the week.

Big and exciting news for me - I'm going to San Diego Comic Con this year! I've never been and things finally aligned this year so that I could go. It's July 22-26 and I got my plane ticket this past week so it's official. I can't wait! So what I'm looking for now is advice from anyone who's gone in the past. I've obviously been to conventions before but never one of this size or scope. What were your experiences like? Where would you suggest to eat? Hang out? Let me know!

I saw Wolverine this weekend as well. I enjoyed it and will hopefully have my review up tomorrow for you guys to read about. Who else saw it? What did you think?

May 1, 2009

Bodacious Baddies - DC

Who among us hasn't fallen for the bad boy once or twice (or 10) times in our lives? The long hair, leather jacket, motorcycle drivin' persona is hard to resist. Yesterday I presented my Hunky Heroes of DC Comics - now it's time for the villains. Some are newly hot while others have been beating them off with a stick for centuries. Bear in mind, a few on this list aren't straight up bad guys, more like anti-heroes. I had to stretch the rules a bit seeing as how, in the traditional sense, villains aren't made to be pretty. At least not the men. The uglier they are, the more you root for them to get taken down. I hope these guys win.

Ares, the God of War. If you're attracted to guys with power, look no further. He's had a few different looks through the years. Hell, he's got two looks right now - an attractive blonde man with red eyes and a fully armored warrior...with red eyes. Both are extremely good looking. Being a god and all he's never really had a girlfriend. Instead, he keeps consorts. And that has dirty written all over it.

He's the second character to hold the title of Captain Boomerang and by far the better looking of the two. Owen Mercer took the alias following his father's death and immediately took up with the Flash's Rogues Gallery. He's also got speedster genes which have yet to show their full potential. He's spent some time in prison (what villain hasn't?) and begrudgingly took up with the Outsiders. It was then he began a friendship with Supergirl which creeped everyone out, including him. No matter how little clothing she'd walk around in, he kept his hands to himself and for that, I applaud him and want him.

It's the greatest makeover the DCU has ever seen. Thank you Gail Simone for turning chunky, inept Catman into what we see here today. He's lived naked in Africa with a pride of lions. Naked. Sure, he's the poor man's Batman but he's got his own thing going and I enjoy watching him work. Plus, he can dance.

Deathstroke the Terminator is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. He's got absolutely no redeeming qualities. He let a villain slit his son's throat, continues to screw with his daughter and actually screwed a fifteen year old girl. But damn if that eye patch and white hair don't make him one handsome devil. I'd do him.

I'm aware that Jim Craddock, the Gentleman Ghost, is an actual ghost and has no face to speak of. But there's something to be said of good fashion sense isn't there? Any guy, living or dead, that can pull off a monocle will catch my eye. He can't touch or be touched by virgins which is good for them as I have a feeling he'd get a kick out of a little possessing, if you know what I mean.

That's right. I'm saying it. Lobo is hot. Ok, maybe not all the time, sometimes he can look downright bizarre, but he does have a great body. He's the bad boy alright - he smokes, wears a leather jacket and rides a motorcycle. Let's not forget he's a bounty hunter. What really made me first take notice was his love for space dolphins. Seeing that man take vengeance on their murderers was a thing of beauty. Believe it or not, he and Supergirl make a great team. Not like that. That would be gross.

God help me, I'm a sucker for a man with an accent. So what if it's only in print? Evan McCulloch, aka Mirror Master, is a Scottish babe with a penchant for reflective surfaces. Hey...I use mirrors! We totally have something in common! Even though he's a villain in his own right, it's great seeing him work with the other Rogues. Especially when even they realize they've gone too far. Or, when they're sitting around drinking.

Be careful what you wish for. Neron will give you your hearts desire, of course he'll be taking your immortal soul in return. Who hasn't this guy screwed over? I mean, really. But I guess if I had to live in Hell for all eternity I would gladly choose to serve under him rather than a random red dude with a pitch fork you know? He gets points for having long hair but sadly that's all he's got seeing as how he was recently beheaded. Oh well, I'm sure he'll be back.

The Demon's Head, Ra's Al Ghul, sounds like someone you'd want to stay far, far away from. For some reason, I'm all about him. It's the facial hair and the white streaks I think. Not many men could pull both those off at the same time. If nothing else, the man has purpose. You gotta give him that. I'd like it if he could just leave Batman alone once and for all but you know it'll never happen. The man's been around for centuries, you have any idea how much he could learn about a woman's body in that time. Sadly most of that knowledge is probably used for murder but he's gotta devote some of his time to sex, right?

Ahh, Vandal Savage, you dirty old man you. And I mean old - 52,000 years give or take. I've never really been clear as to what his overarching goals were but he certainly is persistent. You wouldn't think of him immediately as a sex symbol but one week on the hell planet in Salvation Run and he already had his own harem intent on repopulation. Damn playa'. There's a bit of a gross-out factor though - he's a cannibal. I guess if you've lived that long, you've tried at least everything once. And I do mean, everything.