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What Comic Books Don't Show You

It’s not always exciting to be a superhero. There’s downtime, when superheroes go back to their daily lives, screw around, play jokes on each other and pass the day. Finally, we get to see all this recreated in collectible figures and slick photography.


The Problem With A Nazi Superman

Back in 1941, Captain America punched Hitler on the cover of a comic book. Last week, Superman was working for the Fuhrer in one. Could that possibly end well?


New Superman Story Tries To Re-Write Man Of Steel Movie's Big Mistake

Superman: Earth One – Volume 3 is not a good comic-book story. But it’s one that stands in direct opposition to the sorta OK Superman movie that came out in 2013. It pushes back at that thing that happened in the movie. You know, the thing that pissed off a lot of Superman fans.


Crisis Management: Why DC Comics Is Always Changing Everything

Four years ago, DC Comics killed all of their long-running titles, replacing everything — including their oldest Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman series — with new #1s. This past Friday, they have announced that they’re practically doing that again. Big, universe-shuffling change is a constant at DC Comics but it’s happening more frequently than ever. Let’s look back at the cycles and try and figure out why.


Superman's New Power Makes Him A Little Less Super, A Lot More Human

It’s been a problem that creators who’ve worked on Superman projects have been dealing with for decades: How do you make the near-omnipotent Man of Steel feel more relatable? Ironically, the newest solution comes from giving Kal-El yet another superpower.


Looks Like The Lineup Of Titans Live-Action Series Might Include Barbara Gordon

Video: Looks like the line-up of Titans live-action series might include Barbara Gordon. The redhead known as both Batgirl and Oracle might be part of the twentysomething Titans TV show, according to a report on Nerdist.


Batman Beats Superman In Footage Of Cancelled Justice League Game

Long before the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, there was supposed to be another fighting game that featured the members of DC Comics’ premier superhero team kicking each other’s butts. It got cancelled and footage was never seen. Until now.


Watch Patton Oswalt Trash (And Defend) The Watchmen Movie

It was a weird thing when the Watchmen movie came out in 2009. There it was, a cinematic adaptation of one of the most-loved superhero stories of all time and… it was bad. Mostly, according to comedian and uber-nerd Patton Oswalt, because it was too much like the comics it was based on.


Green Arrow Isn't Quite As Grim In Lego Batman 3's New DLC

The TV version of DC Comics’ Emerald Archer is decidedly more gloomy than his comic-book counterpart. But the Oliver Queen showing up in today’s new Arrow add-on for Lego Batman 3 still might manage to make you laugh. Just look at that Lego stubble.


The New Mortal Kombat Comic Isn't Even Bad In A Good Way

It’s one thing to have low expectations for a comic book spinning off of a video game. It’s entirely another to have the project come in under those expectations. Unfortunately, the new Mortal Kombat X digital comic out this week does the latter.