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New Gods Movie Update

New Gods Movie Update

Back in March saw it confirmed that DC is making a New Gods movie with A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay directing and developing the project. Now while participating in a Twitter Q&A, Ava DuVernay offers an update for the flick. “New Gods is in early development and feeling good,” DuVernay said in a …

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Brew’s Crew: Takion


It’s hard to improve on a Kirby concept. Few have done it. The tales of the Black Panther in Jungle Action certainly were a different slant on T’Challa, and thus too the creation of Takion from the New Gods mythos by Paul Kupperberg and Adam Lopresti was at once unique and original, for the most part. Too bad the 1996 series lasted all of seven issues.

And remember, whether this jibes with current New 52 “reality” is anyone’s guess!

Josh Saunders, a blind psychologist, was chosen by Highfather to become a Source Elemental and given the ability to manipulate the Source because Highfather felt he was “a man without destiny” and therefore would not be missed. Highfather names him Takion of the Source and tells him that he must clean a taint from the Source. (Got it?)

In reality, Takion was created as an Avatar of Highfather, as a security measure in the event of Highfather’s death. Takion was able to see everything, all his failures and victories, time was without boundary. He was even able to foresee Highfather’s death.

While trying to deal with the ebb and flow of energy through his body into and out of the Source, Josh attracts the attention of Captain Atom, the Flash, and Green Lantern. After a brief fight, he easily defeats all three heroes and leaves the planet feeling that with his immense power levels, he was a threat to everyone on Earth.

The problem was that, unlike a New God, Takion has cosmic awareness but has to filter this awareness and all the information it brought using the primitive thought structures of a human brain. This dissonance was making him unstable. He spent his time in space learning how to separate the future and past from the present, and forcing his awareness to exist only in the present.

He allowed his body to discorporate (spreading himself thin, lol) so that he could re-assemble himself, which is when he first discovered the ability to possess others, read their minds and also their potential timeline and destiny. Takion also learned how to accept and use his cosmic awareness.

During the “Genesis” event, Highfather learned of Darkseid’s plans to destroy the Source Wall and take control the Source itself. He gathered a group of younger gods, including Zeus, Jove, Odin and Ares together to fight him. However, Ares rebelled against Highfather and killed him. Ares was imprisoned in the new Source Wall by the other gods.

After Highfather’s death, the role is offered to Mister Miracle, who is Highfather’s only living heir. He turns the offer down, leaving Takion to become the new Highfather. During a crisis, he asks for guidance from Highfather, who had become one with the Source. Highfather is able to temporarily return from the Source by using the body of his Avatar Takion, as this was the real purpose for Takion’s creation.

Highfather resurrects Supertown, providing the people of New Genesis with new hope.

Takion eventually travels to the Source Wall, accompanied by Himon in order to learn the identity of the serial killer that has slain many New Gods. Takion himself falls victim to and dies at the hands of the Infinity-Man.

Where is Takion these days? Well, we may soon find out!


Brew’s Crew: DC’s own guy above good and evil — Metron!


I love taking plunges into the DC Universe to look closely at cosmic entities both well-known and obscure. The problem is continuity, crises in this or that universe and of course Pandora’s creation or merging of the New 52.

I guess what I am saying, gentle reader, is that whenever you see DCUattached to Brew’s Crew, take all the facts with a grain of salt. There are a lot of long boxes in my basement that have never heard of any Crisis or New 52, lol.

So: Metron, our boy from Kirby’s greatest DC contribution, IMHO, the New Gods.

Well, Metron was a supreme explorer, scientist and inventor of the New Gods. (Thought it was Kirby, eh?) Metron’s mission was the unraveling of the mysteries of the universe. His credo: “Who runs the universe matters not! What makes it run is my prime objective!” The mysteries of his own origins were never revealed, to my knowledge, except that he is not a native of New Genesis OR Apokolips but comes from another place altogether.

Although he has been friends with Orion & Co., Metron was truly neither good nor evil (Galactus-ophobia!) His main reason for helping the New Gods in battling Darkseid was fear of being made subject to Darkseid’s tyrannical rule. This would surely hinder Metron in his search for knowledge.

The Creator first met Darkseid centuries ago, before Darkseid was ruler of Apokolips. Metron was fascinated by the “X-Element,” a strange material that possessed teleportational abilities, which was invented by Himon, a scientist of Apokolips. Darkseid offered the element to Metron if he would use it to create devices with which Darkseid could invade New Genesis.

His Big G curiosity superseded any moral considerations, and as a result he was partially responsible for the ensuing war between New Genesis and Apokolips. Metron joined the New Gods after the warring planets had negotiated a pact of peace, sharing with them a teleportation device known as the “Boom Tube” as an act of peace. (Cyborg is enjoying the hell out of it today in Justice League!)

Metron befriended Orion and Lightray when they were very young, the heirs apparent of New Genesis, and when Darkseid finally did break the peace pact Metron revealed the details of Darkseid’s plan to Orion.

The cosmic being then went back to his research, interfering only rarely in the affairs of the New Gods (maybe Watcher-ophobia?). During one journey through another dimension, Metron discovered the Anti-Life, an extra-dimensional creature of infinite power. The sight of the creature temporarily damaged Metron’s mind and he lapsed into a comatose state. The Anti-Life sent a portion of its energy into Earth’s dimension, and it took the combined might of the New Gods and Darkseid’s forces to banish it forever, but not before countless lives were lost.

Recovering from his coma, Metron continued to wander the universe, oblivious to the carnage his quest for knowledge has often unleashed. Such matters are beneath his concern, he says, because he exists only to discover ultimate truth.

Metron once sensed a tragic event unfolding in the universe, and investigating he discovered that Warworld had destroyed the planet Almerac. He sensed Brainiac’s presence, and the madman’s plan to invade Earth. Metron sent a warning to Lightray and Orion, but Brainiac removed Metron from the Mobius Chair and imprisoned him.

His warning allowed the Man of Steel, Superman, to assemble an army of superheroes to defend Earth. When Metron was freed and reunited with his Mobius Chair, he shows a rare sign of emotion … anger! Metron assisted in Brainiac’s defeat, and later imprisoned him on New Genesis, despite an outcry from several heroes.

The Source Wall revealed to Metron and Takion that Mageddon, a doomsday weapon of the Old Gods, was set to reawaken and attack Earth (we always get it). They agreed to have Orion and Big Barda join the former Justice League of Americain order to combat this threat to the universe.

With the New Gods coming to the New 52, I would not be surprised to see Metron back to not carrying about anyone sometime soon.