Get A Load Of Catwoman Clawing It Up In Injustice: Gods Among Us

Here now, the new Gamescom trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us, featuring a ton of but-whipping (geddit?) by the one and only Catwoman.


Dang, girl! Those are some serious claws you've got there.

(Via Ed Boon)

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I'm gonna be honest; I really don't see the draw to "dark" and "edgy" comic-book characters,

I mean, if you really want people to take someone like Superman seriously, I think you really have to just ditch the suit entirely. Batman has been, in my opinion, the only truly successful character in "going dark" largely because he can aesthetically meet the demands that a "dark" and "gritty" story require.

Now, that isn't to say I don't love comic-book superheroes; far from it. However, I think the immense popularity of Marvel's more recent movies (particularly Iron Man and The Avengers) really showcase that people don't want their characters to be super-serious all the time.

Conversely, let's look at DC's latest movie-attempts. Superman Returns was so genuinely awful that I like to pretend it doesn't exist. Green Lantern single-handedly put Ryan Reynolds' career in a downward-spiral. And then you've got the latest Batman trilogy.

Let's be perfectly honest with one another here; those movies are objectively pretty bad, redeemed largely because of some amazing supporting-casts. However, they at least kind of work because the character of Batman was born and bred as a more down-to-earth character, which allows him to participate in more down-to-earth stories.

Now, back to Spider-Man; does anybody *really* give a shit about Spider-Man's problems? Unless it "How much ass can I kick in this next action-sequence", then no, not really. The issue is that either his problems don't relate to us, or his problems are incredibly mundane and are completely disconnected to his superpowers.

The thing is, when we go to see a movie about superpowers, we're not really there to watch a story; we're there to "experience" those superpowers. That's why Iron Man was such a resounding success; from start to finish, you feel like Tony Stark, and his problems are directly related to his powers. If we wanted a story that dealt with psychological hang-ups, when would buy a ticket to a movie advertising such.

TL;DR I feel like too many comic-book series' take themselves way too goddamn seriously. If you want to tell a more serious story, then create a character with a more fitting background. It's only my opinion, of course...