4K Blu-ray Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

4K Blu-ray Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Brendan Campbell | September 14, 2021 | Blu-ray Reviews, Reviews, Top Story | No Comments

The web that led to the Snyder Cut being made is a tangled one, and I won’t delve into too much of it here and kind of give the Coles Notes of it all. Basically, after the poor reception of Batman V. Superman in theaters, the studio weren’t overly happy with the direction that Justice League was heading. Director Zack Snyder wanted it to be the major epic it deserved to be, and the studio wanted to change the vibe of the Snyder-verse. Now, to be fair, the Ultimate Edition of Batman V. Superman (which adds 31-minutes of story and character development to the original theatrical release) is fantastic. It was simply another movie that suffered due to the desire to bring down the theatrical runtime so that more showings could be held in a day, and in turn, more money can be made. I do get that making money is the endgame for studios, but when it comes at the cost of the film itself – and then blaming the film for the failure that making those changes caused, well, it seems counterproductive.

So when Snyder had to step away from the director’s chair of Justice League for personal reasons, Joss Whedon was brought in to replace him. Whedon was tasked with re-writing parts of the script, as well as doing various reshoots to help change the film’s tone and also bring it down to a more theatrical-release friendly 120-minute runtime. He did both of those things, and while the film did gross over $650 million, it was still viewed as a box-office disappointment due to the enormous production cost, and what was expected in terms of potential returns.

I did give the film a positive review; however, in hindsight it wouldn’t be as glowing. I always thought that Warner Bros. should’ve taken their time with the DCU and not tried to instantly catch up to where Marvel was with their cinematic universe, but by this point it was what it was and audiences were being introduced to 50% of the Justice League in the flagship movie itself, instead of properly introducing them in independent films beforehand. It wasn’t a terrible movie, it just wasn’t great and the changes that were made hurt the overall film, including the complete deletion of Darkseid, a character Snyder had set up to be the big bad. Instead we were left with Darkseid’s lackey Steppenwolf as the main antagonist, and almost zero mention of Darkseid himself. Steppenwolf was just a complete dud of a villain, and a strong villain is incredibly important in a superhero film – especially one where you have all of your franchise players teaming up to take on said villain.

So the film came and went and the DCU started going in a different direction after it didn’t perform as well as they’d hoped; though the rumblings of a potential Snyder cut of Justice League kept appearing and an online groundswell began to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Now, I won’t get into the toxic side of this fandom, which I don’t believe should reflect on those who had only positive intentions towards wanting to see Snyder’s original vision to see the light of day. Toxic fandom is rampant across the board these days, it’s unfortunate and it should not be given a voice. So when Warner Bros. finally listened to this cry for the Snyder Cut to be released and said they’d do so, in no way do I think they were listening to or bowing down to those who chose to use this movement to express their toxic nature.

Come 2019, Snyder again teased the existence of his original cut, and with the backing of the actors in the film, who also spread the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag through their social media, Warner Bros. finally decided to do just that – and more. With HBOmax on the horizon, WB viewed this as the perfect film to release and bring eyes to the streaming service and in 2021, after reshoots and an additional $70 million onto the budget, The Snyder Cut was released on HBOmax. Now, The Snyder Cut is available on 4K Blu-ray to add to your collection, and this review is aimed more towards those who may not have watched the film yet, or to those who may still feel scorned by the 2017 release and didn’t want to just watch a longer version of the same movie. Let me tell you that you’re safe, this is not the same movie at all, and you, in fact, owe it to yourself to pick up a copy and watch it.

Yes, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is an absolutely magnificent superhero film. It differs so greatly from the Whedon release (which some fans have nicknamed the “Josstice League”) that you should have no hesitancy in watching the Snyder Cut if all that’s holding you back is fear that it’s just the 2017 version, but two hours longer. Yes, the Snyder Cut is 4-hours total, and while some did find it to be a bit too long, I thought it was perfect. Okay, perfect may be a strong word, but I didn’t find any parts to be unjustifiably long. Sure there’s loads of slow motion, but it’s vintage Zack Snyder so it’s to be expected.

For those who do still think 4-hours is too long that’s okay, as Snyder actually broke the film down into seven chapters, and while I watched the whole way through without issue, each chapter ends at a point where stopping for the night and picking up the next day should be just fine. So why is it two hours longer, and how is it that much longer without being the same movie if Whedon didn’t come in and reshoot the entire thing? Well, there are scenes that overlap, as the framework for Snyder’s version was used in 2017; however, now there’s just so much more depth, and the introduction of Cyborg, The Flash and Aquaman don’t seem as jarring because they’re actually given time to grow.

We also see the return of Darkseid which, in turn, makes Steppenwolf a far greater villain overall. Now, the disgraced Steppenwolf’s motivation to bring together the Mother Boxes to regain favour with his boss makes sense, and there are plenty of extra scenes that build him up so that when he and the Justice League do battle the audience are actually invested instead of simply checking off the “good guy vs. bad guy climactic battle” checkbox. Plus, Darkseid! We actually get to see a solid amount of Darkseid, as well as the inclusion of Martian Manhunter (Joe Morton) and it’s all amazing.

The amount of scenes that add character depth to everyone involved is what’s best about the Snyder Cut. There are plenty of extended action scenes, but the amount of moments that just allow these characters to get fleshed out is exactly what fans were hoping for. Obviously each hero getting their own film (or at least all but one, who could’ve been the focus of joining the group here) would’ve been ideal, but it is what it is at this point, and the Snyder Cut actually delivers in the best way possible given the way the DCU was built.

The biggest frustration this film will bring is the knowledge that it’s clear that at least one more major Justice League film was being set up with how this one plays out. Once it ended I only wanted more. I wanted to see that one more movie that capped everything off. That would’ve been wonderful, but at the same time, I’m honestly just grateful that Warner Bros. allowed the Snyder Cut to be released, and invested even more to make it the best version of Snyder’s vision that he could make. Now, at least, fans are able to watch both Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman: The Ultimate Edition, then cap it off with this 4-hour masterpiece of superhero filmmaking and be satisfied that while the Snyder-verse may not continue, it at least received the send-off it, and the fans deserved.

4K Blu-ray Video and Audio Review:

The most notable thing about the Snyder Cut is Snyder’s decision to use a 1.33:1 aspect ratio for the entire film. This is usually reserved for IMAX films, but it’s how Snyder envisioned the film and to their credit Warner Bros. gave him complete control at how this film was put together. I hadn’t known about it before watching it when the film was first released, so I was a bit taken back by the black bars on each side of the picture, but it quickly becomes obvious why the choice was made and the film is better because of it.

On the picture side of thing, those who know the DC Snyder-verse know that he uses darker tones, but even with that being the case the 4K delivery of the movie looks near flawless, with just crisp, clean visuals, and colours popping even if they don’t appear that often. The darker scenes showcase deep blacks and the textures are immaculate. The entire presentation is elevated nicely with the HDR10 boost, as the Snyder Cut becomes one of the reasons to upgrade to 4K if you have yet to do so.

The Dolby Atmos audio is superb, as this version of the film is just packed with a fantastical score and constant sound effects during action sequences. The dialogue is clean, and the entire mix comes together harmoniously. This is a top tier 4K release and is highly recommended to add to your collection.

Special Features:

The Road to Justice League – This is a 24-minute feature that has the cast and crew touch on the trilogy that creates the Snyder-verse, along with some behind-the-scenes footage. It`s an easy watch, but it`s pretty by the numbers in terms of content. With this being the only feature on such an anticipated movie, a deeper look into how it came to be, the journey and so forth would`ve been welcome. I feel as though this is a movie that will end up with at least one more big release down the line that will find itself with more special features. But one can`t be certain there, and it`s unfortunate we didn`t get to see more on this release, as there`s lots that could`ve been covered.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Directed by: Zack Snyder. Written by: Chris Terrio. Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Joe Morton. Running time: 242 Minutes. Rating: 14A. Released on 4K Blu-ray: Sept. 14, 2021.

Tags: Batman, Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Mamoa, Justice League, Ray Fisher, Snyder Cut, Zack Snyder, zack snyder's justice league

DC Comics & September 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Dirty Business Of Justice With Checkmate, Justice League, Superman & The Authority!

DC Comics & September 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Dirty Business Of Justice With Checkmate, Justice League, Superman & The Authority!

John Babos | June 20, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and September 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Dirty Business Of Justice With Checkmate, Justice League, Superman and The Authority!

Solicitations and covers below.

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #4
Writer: GRANT MORRISON
Artist: MIKEL JANÍN
Cover: MIKEL JANÍN
Variant Cover: GENE HA
$4.99 US | 40 PGS | 4 of 4 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 9/7//21

Is the team ready for what’s next?

Will the Man of Steel’s new super-group fall apart before they even begin? The Ultra-Humanite has put together his own team of rogues designed to match the Authority fist for fist. This series comes to an explosive conclusion that will threaten to split the Man of Steel in half!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #68
Writers: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and RAM V
Artists: SIYA OUM and SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover: DAVID MARQUEZ
Variant Cover: ALEXANDER LOZANO
$4.99 US | 40 PGS | $5.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 9/21/21

THE TOUR! The Justice League has some new members. And those members get a tour of the Hall of Justice from the legends who helped build it while they learn about the people who have dedicated their entire lives to its higher calling.

Merlin and his army of the aquatic dead have taken over Atlantis! Can Zatanna handle him and the horror she is hiding within?

CHECKMATE #4
Writer: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Artist: ALEX MALEEV
Cover: ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover: MATT TAYLOR
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 9/28/21
Leviathan has arrived. They have followers and agents all over the globe. What is the secret behind Leviathan’s power? The all-new…Checkmate! A collection of the most dangerous spymasters must team up to take back the world. Who is the secret hero behind Checkmate?! Guest-starring Superman!

Tags: Authority, Checkmate, comic book solicitations, DC Comics, Justice League, Superman & The Authority, The Authority

Pull List Roundtable 4/2/2021 – Old Guard #1, Way Of X #1, Justice League #60, Radiant Black #3 & More!

Pull List Roundtable 4/2/2021 – Old Guard #1, Way Of X #1, Justice League #60, Radiant Black #3 & More!

John Babos | April 26, 2021 | Columns | No Comments

For a full list of these releases, head to ComicList: The New Comic Book.

James Fulton

Old Guard: Tales Through Time – I like Greg Rucka’s take on Eternal Warriors, and am curious to see what different creators do when given any point in history to play with.

Way of X – Simon Spurrier is a unique writer (I think of him as the new Peter Milligan, with way fewer misses), and I’m glad he’s the one who gets to explore Nightcrawler’s new sense of Krakoan spirituality. I am enjoying stories where the new Mutant culture gets explored, and have missed seeing a lot of Kurt Wagner in comics. This should be good.

I’m also looking forward to new issues of Alien, Eternals, Orphan and the Five Beasts, Post Americana, Rain Like Hammers, Sacred Six, SWORD, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, and X-Force.

John Babos

6 books this week.

  • Avengers#45
  • Flash #769
  • Justice League #60
  • Nightwing #79
  • Radiant Black #3
  • S.W.O.R.D. #5

What intrigued you this past week?

Tags: Pull List Roundtable

DC Comics Lets Fans Decide On Their Next Series As Part DC Round Robin! 16 Series From Justice League Queer (JLQ) To Robins (All Of Them) & More!

DC Comics Lets Fans Decide On Their Next Series As Part DC Round Robin! 16 Series From Justice League Queer (JLQ) To Robins (All Of Them) & More!

John Babos | April 3, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics Lets Fans Decide On Their Next Series As Part DC Round Robin! 16 Series From Justice League Queer (JLQ) To Robins (All Of Them) and More!

DC Comics reports.

Voting Rounds

  • Round 1 voting: March 31 through April 7

  • Round 2 voting: April 8 through April 15

  • Round 3 voting: May 5 through May 13

  • Round 4 voting: May 20 through May 27

Bracket 1

Green Lanterns: Underworld On Fire

A deadly outfit of space outlaws are razing the intergalactic underworld sector by sector under the command of a disruptive new kingpin, in search of an ancient payday worth becoming the target of every power player in the galaxy—including Sinestro! Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog are put on the case, but will Kyle be able to do this one by the book when he finds out who’s behind it all?

Etta Candy: Holliday Hero, Inc.

On summer break from Holliday College, an accident grants Etta Candy her very own superpowers! Taking on the new superhero mantle of Candy Stripe, Etta joins forces with Wonder Woman, Amanda Waller, and her Beeta Lambda sorority sisters to create Holliday Hero Inc.—an all-girls agency sworn to protect and assist anyone in need. WOO WOO!

Bracket 2

The Brave and the Bug: Crisis on Infinite Ambush

Ambush Bug must team up with some of DC’s greatest heroes to survive an attack by revenge-seeking Ambush Bugs from across the MULTIVERSE who never got to exist thanks to AB’s refusal to be rebooted.

Zatanna and the King of Nightmares

Something is terribly wrong with Zatanna’s powers, but before she can heal herself, she is forced to confront her worst fears in a strange new spiritual realm ruled by the terrifying otherworldly foe known as the King of Nightmares.

Bracket 3

Lobo / Animal Man: Scorched Earth

Lobo. The name makes entire alien races collectively wet themselves with fear. The Main Man is proudly hyper-violent, arrogant, loud, stubborn, impatient, and ill-tempered. The best thing about him is that after he completes his contract, he leaves. Until now…

Son of the Creeper

An awkward teenager’s life is turned upside down when he inherits his dad’s chaotic powers. With his family in danger, Kieran Millar must save a father he doesn’t know from the monster he’s become.

Bracket 4

Justice League Queer

Eight young queer heroes investigate a series of monstrous manifestations around the world and discover that something much more terrifying is coming.

Robins

In the Blüdhaven apartment of Dick Grayson, a group of young people meets for coffee, doughnuts, and kvetching (between long, awkward silences.) The only thing they have in common? All were once Kid Wonders. Sidekicks to Batman. Robins.

Bracket 5

Paws Off the Justice League

When the Justice League disappears, Jimmy Olsen and the Super Pets must save the world from certain doom by posing as the missing League.

Jesse Quick: Control

When Jesse Quick uses her speed to access an alien artifact from a long-dead civilization, she finds herself imbued with the ability to harness and control the elements around her as her former super-speed is drained. But, when the power begins to corrupt Jesse, she must decide to give up these gifts or risk becoming, quite literally, her own worst enemy.

Bracket 6

Blue Beetle: Graduation Day

Trapped between heroics and his future, Jaime Reyes is directionless. When the Reach interrupt Jaime’s high school graduation, things only get worse. Starfire becomes a new mentor to Blue Beetle, but is it Jaime or the Scarab that’s really in the driver’s seat? And why hasn’t Jaime applied to any colleges?

Nightrunner: Love in Paris

All of Paris is obsessed with an intoxicating virtual songstress, whose holographic stage shows are lighting up the City of Love. But when the “vocaloid” ingenue’s fans start to disappear, Nightrunner must track down the infamous developer behind the eerily realistic celebrity AI.

Bracket 7

Swamp Thing: A House of Secrets

When love will not die, the dead must rise from the grave to kill it.
Louisiana, 1905: Caught in an eternal triangle of love and living death, the monstrous Alex Olsen; his widow, Linda; and his undead rival, Damian, vie for control of the cursed swamp where life, death, the past, and the future spiral into one never-ending nightmare.

Suicide Squad Seven

Harley Quinn leads a team of criminals—a millionaire adventurer, a stage magician, a sugar-obsessed serial killer, a delusional former superhero, a drunk assassin, a mute metahuman, and a child who becomes a monster—to stop the centuries-old Church of Blood from trying to destroy all of humankind.

Bracket 8

Asteria: The Last Amazon

An immortal Amazonian champion returns to Man’s World to discover her and the Amazons’ sacrifice now forgotten; a new breed of hero seeking power, glory, and dominance; and the secret family she left behind offering one last chance at redemption.

Superman & Lois: Ignition

Our solar system is a machine—and its purpose is to trap and kill Superman! The sun is darkening, Mars’s orbit is changing, and a mysterious citadel in Jupiter’s Great Red Eye has awoken; it is time for Kal-El to stand against the very end of his world. But he won’t be doing it alone: Lois Lane is suited up and blasting off to get the biggest story in human history…and to watch Clark’s back as he faces his greatest challenge yet. Facing ancient aliens and planet-sized machines, trickster asteroids, and the gigakrakens of Neptune, Superman and Lois will fight across all nine planets to prevent Earth’s dark destiny and save our future!

Which series intrigue you?

Tags: DC Comics, DC Round Robin, JLQ, Justice League Queer, Robins

DC Comics & DC Future State Suicide Squad #2 Spoilers & Review: Infinite Frontier Seeding Gold Beetle, Justice League, Suicide Squad Vs. Teen Titans Academy! Black Adam & DC One Million!

DC Comics & DC Future State Suicide Squad #2 Spoilers & Review: Infinite Frontier Seeding Gold Beetle, Justice League, Suicide Squad Vs. Teen Titans Academy! Black Adam & DC One Million!

John Babos | February 24, 2021 | Spoilers, Top Story | No Comments

DC Comics and DC Future State Suicide Squad #2 Spoilers and Review follows.

Infinite Frontier Seeding Gold Beetle, Justice League, Teen Titans Academy Vs. Suicide Squad!

Black Adam and DC One Million!

The issue’s first story involves Amanda Waller’s Justice Squad vs. Peacemaker’s Suicide Squad now named here and here.

It ends with Superboy having a flashback to the Suicide Squad vs. Teen Titans Academy cross-over from May 2021…

…before he tells Amanda Waller he won’t kill for her leaving her to kill Peacemaker and herself while…

…Conner Kent / Kon-el is the SuperMAN now.

The second story remains, in my opinion, more interesting than the opening story and much of the DC Future State line.

No one knows their “savior” Gold Beetle is so she gives them her historyorigin including how her alien The Reach scarab can help them now.

This revelation is just-in-time as the possessed Justice Legion A attacks and…

 

…our heroes escape due to Black Adam being able trigger the scarab.

They are found by the Phantom Stranger who takes them on a journey through the 853rd Century’s Speed Force Wall, New Genesis, Skyland and the Tower of Fate now…

…the last bastion for magic where some familiar faces reside.

The Phantom Stranger puts them in contact with the future’s Quintessence which still is lead by the Wizard Shazam.

Looks like their foe the Unkindness is planning a reboot which makes our resident Time Master Gold Beetle get a migraine, but she also disappears in the middle of it all?!

Looks like Resurrection Man be able to help Black Adam against the Unkindness and his forces, but it takes a sacrifice. 

 

Story begins to end with the Unkindness on the attack and at the suggestion of the Wizard Shazam…

…Black Adam uttering his name and defeating the Unkindness!

However, this act transports him from the 853rd Century to…

…Hell in 2021 setting up his new statue quo as part of the Justice League in Infinite Frontier?!

The Pulse:

While I preferred the second story to the first, they were both engaging with lots of intrigue and action plus solid art teams. 8.5 out of 10.

Tags: Black Adam, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Conner Kent (Kon-El / Superboy), DC Future State, DC One Million, Gold Beetle, Infinite Frontier, Justice League, Peacemaker, Suicide Squad, Teen Titans Academy

DC Comics Teases Infinite Frontier With Batman, Justice League, Wonder Woman Flash, But Superman MIA?! (Sans Spoilers)

DC Comics Teases Infinite Frontier With Batman, Justice League, Wonder Woman Flash, But Superman MIA?! (Sans Spoilers)

John Babos | February 23, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics Teases Infinite Frontier With Batman, Justice League, Wonder Woman Flash, But Superman MIA?! (Sans Spoilers)

The following house ads were in DC Comics’ core super-hero books this week.

Interesting.

Tags: Batman, DC Comics, Flash (Barry Allen), Infinite Frontier, Justice League, Wally West (Flash), Wonder Woman

DC Comics & Infinite Frontier #0 Spoilers: Justice Society Of America (JSA), Batman, Black Superman, Kid Quick Plus Blue Beetle & Booster Gold Teased!

DC Comics & Infinite Frontier #0 Spoilers: Justice Society Of America (JSA), Batman, Black Superman, Kid Quick Plus Blue Beetle & Booster Gold Teased!

John Babos | February 8, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and Infinite Frontier #0 Spoilers follows.

Justice Society Of America (JSA), Batman, Black Superman, Kid Quick Plus Blue Beetle and Booster Gold Teased!

Writer Josh Williamson teased the below.

Calvin Ellis Superman and Barry Allen Flash

Well, President Superman is in the issue. He has an important role in the issue and that’ll kind of set up some of the stuff that comes out afterward…

…The stuff with President Superman, the scene that he’s in with the Flash Family, and the scene where he’s talking with Barry will impact things down the line.

You’ll start to see that in the Flash book later, and then you’ll see some stuff later on in the summer that really start to tie some of these things together.

Batman Family

I mean, the stuff that happens in the Bat story alone that impacts all the Bat-books immediately.

Justice Society’s Green Lantern Alan Scott and Infinity’s Inc. Obsidian and Jade

Like some of the stuff with Alan Scott, Jane, Obsidian – the moments in there will then pick up a little bit later.

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold

Blue Beetle only has a very small scene in this, but that’s partially because of him having a role in something else later on in the year. Like we wanted the cover to represent not just this one issue, but also some of the stuff that’s coming in DC for 2021 and because of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold and some of their roles later is why we put them on the cover.

Jess Chambers (Non-Binary) Kid Quick from Future State: Justice League

We’ll definitely see them again, for sure. I always worry about getting into too many spoilers. Their story isn’t over. And if you look in the issue, especially once you get to Future State: Justice League #2, you can see I’m a big fan of them as a character. I’ve written a lot of Flash. So, it was important to me to do something different and to write a Flash that I hadn’t written before.

So, when I was offered to work with Jess, I totally went for it and really fell in love with writing all of the characters or writing their relationship with Andy in particular. It was one of the things that unlocked the stuff in my head for writing the whole cast. It was writing that scene with them in issue 1 – it’s funny that script went through a lot of changes, but that scene never changed. That scene always stayed. Partially because I think a lot of stuff came around that interaction between the two of them. They really helped me build out a lot of the interactions with the rest of the cast. That being said, I have a plan for the DCU and a plan for all this stuff in Infinite Frontier and Jess is definitely part of that plan.

Infinite Frontier #0 lands in stores on March 2 /3, 2021.

Tags: Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Calvin Ellis, DC Comics, Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Infinite Frontier, Infinity Inc., Jade, JSA, Justice Society, Justice Society of America, Kid Quick, Obsidian, Superman

DC Comics & Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers & Review: Last New 52 / DC Rebirth Era Justice League Tale Sets Up Black Adam’s Post DC Future State Justice League?!

DC Comics & Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers & Review: Last New 52 / DC Rebirth Era Justice League Tale Sets Up Black Adam’s Post DC Future State Justice League?!

John Babos | December 30, 2020 | Spoilers | No Comments

DC Comics and Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

Last New 52 / DC Rebirth Era Justice League Tale….

….Sets Up Black Adam’s Post…

DC Future State Justice League?!

Endless Winter Chapter 9, the mini event’s finale, has…

…the Justice League take on the Frost King directly, but…

…he quickly escapes yet…

…is quickly found.

The Viking Prince / Swamp Thing entity takes on the Frost King as everyone else takes on his frosty forces.

Elsewhere, in the Fortress of Solitude we find the flesh-and-blood Frost King…

…who Black Adam wants to do harm to, but Superman stops him setting up tension between the two that began earlier in the issue.

Aquaman joins the fray with his Molten Men allies…

…as the Frost King is…

…finally defeated.

Black Adam is not happy with how things went down and is scheming.

The book ends with closure on the Frost King story.

He will be frozen likely his family until they can be safely thawed.

Finally, we get a 10th century flashback that shows Black Adam being imprisoned again so that the origin of Shazam story remains intact.

The Pulse:

A mixed bag story with mixed bag art. Liked seeing Black Adam and the Molten Men in this, but nothing else. This issue and the whole “event” was missable. 2 out of 10.

Tags: Black Adam, DC Comics, Endless Winter, Justice League

DC Comics & Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers & Review: Endless Winter Part 1 Sees A New Threat Emerge With A 13th Century Justice League Or Legion Of Doom Debuting?!

DC Comics & Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers & Review: Endless Winter Part 1 Sees A New Threat Emerge With A 13th Century Justice League Or Legion Of Doom Debuting?!

John Babos | December 8, 2020 | Spoilers | No Comments

DC Comics and Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

Endless Winter Part 1 Sees A New Threat Emerge With…

…A 13th Century Justice League Or Legion Of Doom Debuting?!

The Justice League are dealing a threat that…

…turns out to be a purported to be returning of…

…the Frost King.

He is either allied with or against 13th Century “tricksters” in the form of Black Adam, Hippolyta (Wonder Woman’s mother) and the Viking Prince; no sign of the Viking Commando though. 🙁

The Frost King easily…

…dispatches the Justice League and…

…disappears.

He has absorbed Kryptonian crystals and is a bit stronger now as the world is under a freeze.

We then pivot the past, the 13th Century, and…

…the formation of the “tricksters”.

The Pulse:

A cliffhanger revealed in the teaser preview within an issue that felt like it was about 15 pages too long. This could be have been a normal length comic book. It is a so-so premise, but it shows promise for a character like Black Adam. 5 out of 10.

Tags: Black Adam, DC Comics, Endless Winter, Justice League

DC Comics & Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers & Beyond: Black Adam, Catman & More Return For 9-Part Event! Preview!

DC Comics & Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers & Beyond: Black Adam, Catman & More Return For 9-Part Event! Preview!

John Babos | November 23, 2020 | News, Top Story | No Comments

DC Comics and Justice League: Endless Winter #1 Spoilers and Beyond follows.

Black Adam, Catman and More Return For 9-Part Event!

Let’s take a look a the interior pages.

Here’s the checklist for the event.

It all kicks off on December 1 / 2, 2020.

Tags: Black Adam, Catman, DC Comics, Endless Winter, Justice League

Rabblecast 600 – Making Sense Of HBO Max, Justice League The #SnyderCut

Rabblecast 600 – Making Sense Of HBO Max, Justice League The #SnyderCut

Erik Hernandez | July 13, 2020 | Features, Podcasts, Top Story | No Comments

We live in a world with a plethora of streaming apps and services. It’s nice to see one of them try to streamline themselves. HBO Max will replace HBO GO and HBO NOW at the end of July 2020. AT&T and Warner Bros. are hoping to be another serious competitor in the digital streaming business.

One of their deals will bring us a new cut of Justice League! The 2017 film will have a new life as the #SnyderCut will be an exclusive to HBO Max in 2021. Will you watch the new cut of the film?

We are The Rabblecast!

 

@Rabblecast on Twitter

Rabblecast page on Facebook

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Rabblecast@gmail.com to send in stories, pictures, thoughts, etc.

 

Tags: #SnyderCut, DC Universe, HBO Max, Justice League, Zack Snyder

DC Comics Universe & September 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands Further With Doom Metal & Justice League During Crisis Level Reboot?!

DC Comics Universe & September 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands Further With Doom Metal & Justice League During Crisis Level Reboot?!

John Babos | June 12, 2020 | News, Top Story | No Comments

DC Comics Universe and September 2020 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands Further With Doom Metal and Justice League During Crisis Level Reboot?! This is on top of all the other Justice League books coming out in September. Solicitation and cover below.

Justice League #53
Written By Joshua Williamson
Art By Xermanico
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Cover By Liam Sharp
Variant Cover By Ben Oliver

ON SALE 09/15/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

“Doom Metal” part one of five—the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in that will directly impact the finale of that event! Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches. But to do so, he’ll need the help of none other than…Lex Luthor?! The surprises are only just beginning, as Nightwing, Lex, and a new Justice League must fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse. Titans will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be spilled!

Tags: comic book solicitations, Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC Comics, DC Universe, Legion of Doom

DC Comics Universe & Justice League #45 Spoilers & Review: Heroes Fight! Civil War! Batman V Superman Redux! What Is Justice Society Of America (JSA) Stalwart Spectre Up To?!

DC Comics Universe & Justice League #45 Spoilers & Review: Heroes Fight! Civil War! Batman V Superman Redux! What Is Justice Society Of America (JSA) Stalwart Spectre Up To?!

John Babos | May 27, 2020 | Spoilers | No Comments

DC Comics Universe and Justice League #45 Spoilers and Review follows.

Heroes Fight! Civil War! Batman V Superman Redux!

What Is Justice Society Of America (JSA) Stalwart Spectre Up To?!

The book opens in the distant past with the Amazons closing off some kind of portal to hell?

In the present, the Spectre has some major influence over the Justice League leading to…

…Batman V Superman…

…the Flash V Green Lantern…

…Aquaman V Wonder Woman.

They realize what’s going on and confront the Spectre who…

…wasn’t necessarily controlling them since the beefs they had with one another were lingering concerns just unfettered.

The Spectre than has them bear witness…

…to the challenges around the world that…

…God seemingly wants them to see.

As a result of that witness, the Justice League plan to head to hell via the portal we saw at the opening of the issue; Wonder Woman leads the way putting her in conflict with her Amazon sisters over the male “cockroaches” she has brought with her.

The Pulse:

A story with potential that was ho hum with art that was ok, but not something I’d expect for DC’s flagship team. Great seeing the Spectre again. 5.5 out of 10.

Tags: DC Comics, DC Universe, JSA, Justice League, Justice Society, Justice Society of America, spectre, The Spectre

DC Comics Universe & August 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: A Whole Lot Of Dark Nights: Death Metal… As Hell?!

DC Comics Universe & August 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: A Whole Lot Of Dark Nights: Death Metal… As Hell?!

John Babos | May 17, 2020 | News | No Comments

DC Comics Universe and August 2020 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

A Whole Lot Of Dark Nights: Death Metal… As Hell?! Solicitations and covers below.

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #3
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
card stock foil cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
card stock variant cover by DAVID FINCH
card stock variant cover by JEROME OPEÑA
card stock variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
1:25 card stock variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:100 black and white card stock variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

All aboard! When the Justice League launches its assault on New Apokolips, the team’s goal is to free Superman from his solar prison. But it’s all going off the rails when they learn that the Man of Steel is gone for good thanks to the Anti-Life Equation. Plus, the deep secret of the Darkest Knight is revealed—but how much darker could the Batman Who Laughs possibly get? And don’t miss the surprise return of everyone’s favorite wanna be Robin!

ON SALE 08.11.20
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 3 OF 7
CARD STOCK COVERS
FC | DC
This issue will ship with six covers.

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHTS #1
written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, PETER J. TOMASI, WARREN ELLIS, GARTH ENNIS, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, and FRANK TIERI
art by TONY S. DANIEL, JIM CHEUNG, JOËLLE JONES, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, RILEY ROSSMO, and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:25 variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS

The DC Universe has become engulfed by the Dark Multiverse, where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, all ruled by the Batman Who Laughs. In this collection of short tales, learn the terrifying secrets of these new Bats out of hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is just the worst! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a dinosaur?

ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 08.04.20
CARD STOCK COVER
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK #1
written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, BECKY CLOONAN, VITA AYALA, CHIP ZDARSKY, and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
art by DOUG MAHNKE, BECKY CLOONAN, EDUARDO RISSO, KHARY RANDOLPH, and DAN PANOSIAN
cover by YASMINE PUTRI
1:25 variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON

Earth is turned upside down, shrouded in a realm of darkness after the Justice League’s defeat by the cosmic goddess Perpetua. Now the Batman Who Laughs and his army of Dark Knights rule the planet, wreaking havoc on humanity and raining destruction on the world. As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in this strange new landscape, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders in the hope of forming a plan of justice…and penance.

This issue showcases the new factions of Earth and explores the mystery of what happened to our heroes after their battle with Perpetua. How does Wonder Woman, the new queen of Hell, reign over her prisoners? What is Batman doing with the Black Lantern Ring? And what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, and finds love in the process? All this and more in this jam-issue exploring the new world order.

ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 08.18.20
CARD STOCK COVER
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Dark Nights: Death Metal, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook, Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights, DC Comics, DC Universe

DC Comics Universe & Justice League #44 Spoilers & Review: Who Betrays The Team & Which Justice Society Of America (JSA) Hero Returns?

DC Comics Universe & Justice League #44 Spoilers & Review: Who Betrays The Team & Which Justice Society Of America (JSA) Hero Returns?

John Babos | May 12, 2020 | Spoilers, Top Story | No Comments

DC Comics Universe and Justice League #44 Spoilers and Review follows.

Who Betrays The Team and…

…Which Justice Society Of America (JSA) Hero Returns?

The battle with the beasts ends with Batman raging at Superman over revealing his secret identity to the public…

…followed by the rest of the team imploding and betraying each other?

Is this the Spectre’s influence or is he here to deal with this?

The Pulse:

A convoluted story with nice art and cliffhanger. 5.5. out of 10.

Tags: DC Comics, DC Universe, JSA, Justice League, Justice Society, Justice Society of America, spectre, The Spectre

DC Comics Universe, Justice League #44 & Justice League Odyssey #20 Spoilers: Confronting Existential Threats On The March To Milestone #50 & #25 Issues Continue! Preview!

DC Comics Universe, Justice League #44 & Justice League Odyssey #20 Spoilers: Confronting Existential Threats On The March To Milestone #50 & #25 Issues Continue! Preview!

John Babos | May 11, 2020 | News | No Comments

DC Comics Universe…

…Justice League #44 and…

…Justice League Odyssey #20 Spoilers follows.

The books hit stores this week through DC Comics alternate distributors as well as digital. They also land in stores next week through traditional distributor Diamond.

Confronting Existential Threats On The March To Milestone #50 and #25 Issues Continue! Four other books are out this week through DC’s alternate distributors; they are also in stores via Diamond on May 27, 2020.

Harley Quinn #72
Lois Lane #10
Metal Men #6

We have a look at the two Justice League books below.

Justice League #44 Spoilers

Now onto the interior pages.

Justice League Odyssey #20 Spoilers

Now onto the interior pages.

So, do these teaser and preview pages intrigue you enough to pick up the book this week (or next week)?

Tags: DC Comics, DC Universe, JLO, Justice League, Justice League Odyssey

DC Comics Reveals New Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 & Event Launch & More For June 2020!

DC Comics Reveals New Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 & Event Launch & More For June 2020!

John Babos | May 8, 2020 | News | No Comments

DC Comics Reveals New Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 and Event Launch and More For June 2020!

DC Comics reports the following.

      DC Reveals June Schedule for New Tuesday Comic Books

      …Snyder and Capullo Get the Band Back Together for More Head-Banging Fun as Dark Nights: Death Metal Debuts on-sale June 16…

      …Heading into Summer, DC’s ready to turn up the heat with more New Comic Book Tuesday titles heading to open and operating stores across the U.S. and Canada…

      …On June 16, it’s time to tune up your axes and crank the noise up to 11, as the fan favorite team of writer Scott Snyder, artists Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia and Jonathan Glapion take the stage for the debut issue of Dark Nights: Death Metal. In this earth-shattering encore, the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse and the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight for their survival as well as the fate of humanity…

Dark Nights: Death Metal scribe Scott Snyder describes the story as “…we’ve been building [to this] for three years – we pitched it when we pitched Dark Nights: Metal. It brings a lot of threads together to give what we hope will be the epic ending of one era of DC Comics and the equally epic start to a new one…”

While DC Comics notes Tuesday is NCBD, that is via their two new distributors; traditional distributor Diamond, that many comic shops have not left because Marvel and other publishers remain exclusive to them, will have the books like usual the next day on Wednesday. However, the digital version of the DC Comics will be out on Tuesday as well. Key highlights from DC Comics revised June offerings are below, but the full schedule is here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Batman/Superman #9
Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
Event Leviathan: Checkmate #1
Far Sector #6
Shazam! #12
Absolute Fourth World by Jack Kirby Vol. 1

Tuesday June 9, 2020

Batman #92
Batman Secret Files #3
Flash #73
The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
Justice League #46
Justice League Odyssey #21
Legion of Super-Heroes #6
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen TPB

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
The Flash Annual #3
The Green Lantern Season Two #4
Hawkman #24
Superman #22
Young Justice #15
Doomsday Clock Part 2 Slipcase Edition
Joker: The Deluxe Edition HC

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Batman #93
The Flash #756
Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
Suicide Squad #6
Year of the Villain: The Infected TPB
Legends of the Dark Knight: Matt Wagner
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DCeased: Dead Planet #1
Event Leviathan: Checkmate #2
Justice League #48
Batman: Arkham Asylum (New Edition)
Infinite Crisis Omnibus Hardcover (New Edition)

Tags: DC Comics, Diamond, Discount Comic Book Service, Midtown Comics

The Weekly Round-Up #541 With Batman, Spider-Man, Justice League & More Including The Week In Music!

The Weekly Round-Up #541 With Batman, Spider-Man, Justice League & More Including The Week In Music!

James Fulton | April 20, 2020 | Columns, Top Story | No Comments

We are now three weeks without new comics, but I’m surprised by how slowly I’m going through my backlog.

Bargain Comics:

Batman #77-84 – I’m a huge admirer of Tom King’s writing, but I ended up dropping his Batman long ago.  These eight issues, which I picked up back on Boxing Day, I really enjoyed, but they also illustrate everything that has been wrong with his Batman run.  A few very big events happen here, but at the same time, almost nothing happens for issues on end. Bane and Batman’s father consolidate their control over Gotham, and kill off a major character from the Bat-Family, while Bruce convalesces, flirts, and reconciles with Catwoman before making his very slow return to Gotham.  There is a lot of strong emotional work here, and I think King has a better understanding of these characters than Scott Snyder ever did, but it’s all just a little too slow. I feel like I’m reading a manga series here, where the story should be coming out in 150 page spurts, instead of as a biweekly drip of minor events. Reading eight issues back to back makes this work better, but I’m still left feeling exasperated with it.  This series is all over the place, artistically, with beautiful issues by Jorge Fornes and Mikel Janín, standard DC art by Clay Mann and Tony Daniel, and some blocky, ugly John Romita Jr. stuff. There is so much potential to King’s story, but there is also so much that just doesn’t work, especially in the context of the larger shared universe. Last week I read White Knight, and it’s weird how much certain story elements of that series are reflected here, but dragged out.  It should be better than this.

Batman Annual #4 – This is the type of story that Tom King is best at.  Using the framing device of Alred’s diary, we see the day-to-day life of Batman, where one day he might be using his detective skills to solve a crime, and the next he might be fighting dinosaurs or dragons, or boxing an MMA fighter.  The incredible Jorge Fornes draws most of the issue, with the equally incredible Mike Norton handling the rest. It’s a very attractive comic, that embraces all sides and angles of Batman, treating his existence as a daily job. I liked it a lot; much more than the overall Tom King Batman run, sadly.

Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man #14 – I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see that this title didn’t last, and it’s a shame as Tom Taylor’s take on a more grounded, family and neighbourhood oriented Spider-Man was a welcome one.  This entire series was very well-written, and this last issue, which has Spidey trying to fix a city-wide blackout while Aunt May undergoes surgery, is touching.

The Week in Graphic Novels:

Annual – In recent years, I’ve increasingly found myself on the fence about Joe Casey’s writing.  Some of his stuff, like his Batmanish series Sex, is very compelling, while other things have felt sloppy and too familiar.  Still, the idea behind Annual, a one-off anthology, sounded like it could be interesting. The first story, about a man who is transported from the 1950s to today, is very good, but most of the rest of the book is given over to The Winternational, a Mignolaesque story about a guy with ice powers who has to save a US diplomat from a variety of odd threats.  Everything in here was perfectly fine, but nothing was particularly exciting or impressive.

Justice League: Graveyard of Gods – The first Justice League trade was a mess.  I didn’t understand the weird cosmic aspects of the story, with its Totality, and seven magic whatever thingies, and glowing doorknobs and whatnot, but I remember when Scott Snyder was one of my favourite writers (pre-New 52), and figure that it always pays off to keep track of the tentpole books.  Parts of this volume, which had spin-off issues that weren’t included in it, worked a lot better, as for a big chunk of the book, the story was clearer than before. Some otherworldly water gods came and wanted to take over the Earth by drowning it in alien water that turns everyone into sea monsters.  The Justice League tries to stop them, while the Legion of Doom tries to take a glowing ball from Batman, and a magic key from Wonder Woman, who is hanging out with a two-headed bird named for an ancient Amazon. Aquaman’s powers get given to Black Manta, everyone goes looking for a conch shell that doesn’t look like a conch shell, and somewhere between issues, Superman starts wearing an S-shield adorned eye patch, even though there was no scene that made it clear that he’d hurt his eye.  Okay, never mind, this book was a mess too. So many characters show up for a panel or two, and then disappear, and I am left not really being sure what the League’s current line-up is. Is Firestorm a member? Is Mister Miracle? This book, and what I’ve read of this series so far, reminds me of the worst excesses of 1990s comics events, where story devices flit in and out at random, and the plot becomes incredibly convoluted. It feels like everything happens in the service of one more cool moment or image (which might explain why Superman puts on a waistcoat at one point, mid-battle), story be damned.  Part of me sees this series as a metaphor for DC’s increasingly desperate and directionless approach to shepherding their titles, and it doesn’t bode well. Sure, there are some lovely pages drawn by Francis Manapul, but the inconsistency of the art (there are seven pencillers in here) helps make the story even more confusing. I have the next volume sitting on my shelf, and I’m not all that excited to give it a shot now, but it’s also kind of fascinating to see what a trainwreck this book is.

The Week in Music:

Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia – I’ve been looking forward to this album for years, and it’s everything I’d hoped for.  Lido Pimienta is a Colombian singer living in Toronto, who is a force of nature and one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.  She sings in Spanish, largely about her relationship with her country and the people who live there, but from such an emotional place that I “get” her songs without understanding the language at all.  She has a beautiful voice, and the production on this album is incredible.  I’m already pretty sure this is going to be my favourite album of the year.

Spectacular Diagnostics – Raw Unknown – I’m a little late in discovering this very cool collection of underground hiphop songs made by Chicago producers Spectacular Diagnostics.  Favourite rappers like billy woods and Quelle Chris feature on songs, as do a bunch of people I’d not heard of before, which led me to dig into the Generalbackpain catalogue.  This is cool.

City Girl – Siren of the Formless & Goddess of the Hollow – The formidable lo-fi bedroom instrumental hip hop producer City Girl blessed us with two EPs this week.  On the first couple of listens, I think I prefer Siren of the Formless, but both are lovely and great quarantine reading soundtrack music.

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Jeezy – Don’t Make Me Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
Yeah
Justice League
We’re here now
We’re here
Yeah
Hundred and three plus one, yeah
Don’t make me do it
Yeah‚ ’cause you know I will‚ nigga

[Chorus]
China from China (China from China)
My shit’s designer (My shit designer)
I came from nothin’ (I came from nothin’)
Thought I’d remind ya (Thought I’d remind ya)
My hustle soared (My hustle soared)
Step on the floor (Step on the floor‚ yeah)
My door go up (My door go up, yeah)
Aventador (Woo, let’s go)

[Post-Chorus]
Go get it right (Go get it right)
Break out the ice (Break out the ice)
Go get the money (Go get the money‚ yeah)
And count it twice (And count it twice)

[Verse 1]
Don’t make me get back up on my shit, boy (Shit)
Take a whole thang, break it all down to nicks (Nicks‚ yeah)
Ziploc, nigga, that’s a bag full of tricks (Ha-haa)
And the doors go up (Up), all that’s for kicks (Yeah)
Ten on the floor, nigga, that’s money well-invested (Ayy)
Got it from my dawg, I ain’t even gotta test it (Nah)
Thank God for hustle (Hustle), that’s exactly what I’m blessed with (Blessed with)
Iron out the grind (Woo) ’til you get the shit perfected (Ayy)
True wealth is in your heart, boy (Boy), gotta hustle hard, boy (Yeah)
All the hard times got you doubtin’, then you’re gone, boy

[Chorus]
China from China (China from China)
My shit’s designer (My shit designer)
I came from nothin’ (I came from nothin’)
Thought I’d remind ya (Thought I’d remind ya)
My hustle soared (My hustle soared)
Step on the floor (Step on the floor)
My door go up (My door go up)
Aventador (Yeah, let’s go)

[Verse 2]
Don’t trust a soul, exactly what it told me (Me)
Couldn’t even trust him is what he showed me (Yeah)
When you broke the rules, dawg, you broke my heart (My heart)
Ten-room mansion sittin’ in the dark (Damn)
Ten steps ahead, I’m a visionary (Woo)
Richest place in the world is the cemetery (That’s right)
If the streets a jungle, I’m a fuckin’ lion (Lion)
Shit can be impossible, I’m fuckin’ tryin’ (Yeah)
Went from baggin’ reefer, now we sell tequila (‘Quila)
Mix the water with the soda like a margarita (Ha-haa)
Who ever knew the game of life was so for real?
So many layers in the onions you just gotta peel (Yeah)

[Chorus]
China from China (China from China)
My shit’s designer (My shit designer)
I came from nothin’ (I came from nothin’)
Thought I’d remind ya (Thought I’d remind ya)
My hustle soared (My hustle soared)
Step on the floor (Step on the floor)
My door go up (My door go up)
Aventador (Yeah, let’s go)

[Outro]
Don’t make me do it, nigga
Don’t make me
Yeah
‘Cause you know I will
Yeah
Aventador
My door go up
Aventador
Break out the ice
Go get it right
Safe in the floor
Aventador
Yeah
Go get it right
Break out the ice
Safe in the floor
Yeah
Richest place in the world is the cemetery