Upon its announcement the DC FanDome experience was going to showcase four separate rooms to explore and a full schedule of DC fan experiences that users could choose from to create a customized itinerary. However, as you can see from the incredible Hall of Heroes event itself two weeks ago, there was justtoomuchawesometocontainto oneday.
So on September 12, for 24 hours, get ready to return to the FanDome, to explore the multiverse!
Stan Lee, like Ken Jeong, is one of my personal heroes. I previously wrote about how he probably is Asian1. As a writer, his legacy is unmatchable; he created literally DOZENS of characters with which almost everyone in America has a passing familiarity. I mean, ask a person in a bar to name four characters in The Great Gatsby and it might take a while, but that person will at least have heard of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Thing, Daredevil, X-Men, Galactus, Magneto.
And, I’m Chinese American, so yeah, technically I’m in favor of more Chinese superhero characters (there are only, like, three of them). And as a culture critic I see the righteous value of a female-led narrative in a Chinese context. The world needs those.
Let me pose to you a scenario. “In this issue Ghost Rider will become infested by the Brood.” Yeah, sounds pretty cool, huh? But for some reason THAT part of the issue doesn’t click with me the same way as I remembered. Maybe I’m older, and maybe in a lot of ways, Ghost Rider just doesn’t seem that cool anymore? I mean he’s still COOL, but maybe those movies rubbed off on the mantle of the young Blaze.
X-Men #8 — Tooth and Claw
Guys. You guys. If you are around 30 years old and read comics, then X-Men #8 is a milestone in your comics life. This is the infamous X-Men picnic issue. The seminal Psylocke-in-a-bikini issue. This was one of those moments you remember forever. I have so much to talk about, that I’m basically going to dedicate a whole post to this issue. Are you ready?