The Marvel and DC Movie Challenge

With all the comic book hero movies coming out, I thought I’d add a new challenge. I’d like to watch every Marvel and DC Comics movie ever made. I don’t mean any TV movies or direct to video movies. Only theatrical ones.

I have some favourites. I loved the first couple of Superman movies with Christopher Reeve. I also really liked Michael Keaton’s version of Batman. The first couple of X-Men movies were pretty good, too.

Growing up, I was always a DC superhero fan. I loved Superman and Batman, but I was also interested in others that joined the Justice League. But then, I also liked Marvel’s Spiderman, and watched the old cartoon a lot. I’ll be interested in seeing if I like Marvel or DC movies better. I should keep score.

What’s your favourite and least favourite superhero movie?

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Planet Hopping in Science Fiction

I grew up watching Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, so they have a special place in my mind. They’ve inspired me, and they’ve made me wish we were living in the future. But I also enjoy reading books with a similar theme, and that is interstellar travel.

Many science fiction novels I’ve read have interstellar space travel, including Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, Night’s Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton, Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons, and so on. There are many novels and series where the characters move from planet to planet.

I thought Hyperion Cantos did extremely well in making you feel like you were on the planets. They were so creative and unique. Night’s  Dawn makes it easy for people to travel between planets quickly, but we mostly see asteroids, habitats, and spacecraft.  Revelation Space has an interesting group of planets, but I need to read more.

What novel or series would you recommend that has interstellar space travel and many interesting planets?