Dear DC Diary

Dear DC diary,

I’m in the mood for some fun-filled, ass-kickery and fictional destruction as only DC can provide. So, for this weekend, should I…

  • Watch Man of Steel again.
  • Watch Justice League: War again.
  • Watch The Suicide Squad again.
  • All of the above.

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Also diary, the hunt for Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman and the Crime Syndicate’s Ultraman has begun.

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Dear DC Diary,

i want Batman’s different batsuits to be distinctly catalogued the way Iron Man’s armor is (MKIII, Silver Centurion, Stealth, etc.). get on that.

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“Iron Man Sucks” is the name to one of my batsuits.

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that’s your password! you’re gonna get hacked!

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You underestimate my bats. They are so brilliant with computers.

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Dear DC Diary,

i posted this three years ago

and now with Superman and the Authority, i kind of feel like i’m getting that wish!

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Dear DC diary,

John Williams is, without question, the greatest modern film composer. His work is top-tier, and we DC fans are lucky to have had his talent touch our neck of the pop culture woods via Superman: The Movie (whose main theme was also used for the Ruby Spears Superman TV series in 1988).

Williams wrote quite the apropos love theme for Lois and Superman (Clark) via this piece:

24 years after composing the score for Superman: The Movie in 1978, Williams wrote this piece for another sci-fi couple who, like Lois and Clark, were literally from different planets and whose love spans the stars:

Now, listen to Across The Stars (one of the few truly great things from Episode II) and tell me you can’t see Superman imagery accompanying that lovely tune.

See, you can see it as a piece for Lois and Clark, which is :superman:uper, just…:superman:uper!

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I read more Justice Society

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John Williams is one of few artists I consider to be “Legendary” tier.

Familiar with both tracks, but never thought of Across The Stars as a possible Lois & Clark theme. I like that take!

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It only donned on me a few days ago that it could pass as that.

I thought to myself “Self, one is by Williams, sci-fi-based and deals with the love of two people from two different worlds. Then there’s Across the Stars which has the same parameters and fits the Superman mold like a glove!”

Thank you, and I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

I used to listen to Across The Stars with a “Too bad it wasn’t written for a better on-screen romance.” mentality, but now…I listen to it under the framework of Superman and think “It accompanies the greatest love story of the DC Universe.”, which adds all-new enjoyment to a beautiful piece of music turning 20 years young this year.

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Dear DC Diary,

It’s Ramadan, and with that comes obligatory binging of stuffs to kill time while fasting. On the docket:

  • Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
  • Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, Zack Snyder’s Justice League marathon
  • Some Batman Beyond
  • Maybe a Chris Reeve Superman movie marathon.
  • Last time I watched Adam West, George Reeve, or Lynda Carter was a long long time ago. Maybe stream a few episodes of each.
  • Some Lois & Clark in HD?
  • The Batman comes out on HBO Max in a couple weeks, so that will make for a nice afternoon.

I think that’s a nice list. There’s a lot of DC stuff I haven’t watched (oodles of animated Batman stuff, 90’s Flash, Superboy, Birds of Prey… to name a few)… but I keep sticking to what’s familiar.

One day I’ll branch out.

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Dear DC Diary,

somebody made a demo of Superman-like physics on Unreal 5

and that article led me down the rabbit hole of canceled/abandoned Superman game projects, like this whole thread

and this Japanese-developed Superman-inspired game that’s apparently free on Steam??

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These all look really cool. A full fledged open world Superman game would be great to see. Modern console games is where I start to show my age though. Just give me a good Superman side scroller beat ‘em up with decent graphics and simple controls.



I should find me an emulator.

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if you like retro games, you might have heard about an “unreleased” (:eyes:) NES Superman game made by Sunsoft

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the developer lost the license, so they did a palette swap to “Sunman”

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which was also “unreleased” (:eyes:)

unfortunately both versions are “unreleased” (:eyes:)

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First time seeing it. I would play that!

I remember this one from like 10 years ago on the iPad. Wish it wasn’t discontinued.

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i never saw that! looks fun. i HATE that they remove games from the app stores. did you know there was a full 3d, Arkham-lite-ish Dark Knight Rises mobile game?

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i barely got to play it at all before it was pulled.

if only it wasn’t

“unreleased”

edit - i thought i remembered the DKR game having voice acting, and yep!

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Yeah not sure why it’s gone. Maybe because no micro transactions making you spend $$$$.

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Dear DC Diary,

Seems I thought I had watched season 2 of Justice League and I didn’t. Just finished a two-parter with a villain called Dr. Destiny, that I have no previous recollection of. That’s some trippy 80s horror movie stuff I didn’t expect to see in a cartoon. It’s of course dialed down to be suitable for kids, but still felt intense. Oh and Batman walking into a diner late at night asking for espresso to keep himself awake, “Give me a triple”… instant classic :joy:.

Good stuff.

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Dear DC Diary,

I bought Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons issue 2 when it came out, and instead of reading it immediately I have left it on the kitchen table where I can savor the idea of reading it because that is a normal thing to do.

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Dear DC Diary,

did we ever learn who @The_Riddler was? was it @HubCityQuestion??

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