I’ve mentioned before that I used to own a comic book store. I have always loved comic books, superheroes, fantasy, mystique and all that. Almost every comic book movie that comes out now is an instant success. That’s a far cry from the “old days.” It seems that Marvel is king in the modern superhero movie and pretty much, that’s true since DC doesn’t give them much competition.
I can tell you that I have always loved this stuff, and I love Marvel but, really… the comics have always been about DC for me. I’m a DC guy. Sure, I love Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man. But, I don’t really care about Captain America, X-Men, Hulk and all that. I mean, I don’t dislike them, they just don’t keep my interest. What does keep my attention is Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Justice League, Green Arrow, Nightwing, Shazam! (whom I still want to call Captain Marvel), Joker, Riddler, Captain Cold, Titans, and so on. Those have always had my attention.
A couple of years ago, DC came out with its own streaming service. I didn’t know if a limited playlist and features list would be worth it. Plus, I thought it was about $15/month. It’s only $7.99 per and the playlist is only growing. Plus, a lot of the other streaming services are losing their DC content and it’s showing up on the DC platform. I’ve only had it for about 30 hours and I’ve watched a lot of Super Friends, a couple of animated movies and am now watching the remastered (and it looks fantastic) Shazam television show from 1974-1976 and love it! All that and I can read comics on the app, as well. So, I’m a believer.
So, I recommend the service for anyone who is a DC Comics fan, likes the campy, the cheesy, the fantasy and more. I mean it wasn’t cheesy back then.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Chosen from among all others by the immortal elders – Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury – Billy Batson and his mentor travel the highways and byways of the land on a neverending mission: to right wrongs, to develop understanding, and to seek justice for all! In time of dire need, young Billy has been granted the power by the immortals to summon awesome forces at the utterance of a single word! Shazam!” – Shazam!