As a kid, Vita Ayala grew up loving Wonder Woman comics. As an adult, they have gotten to write Diana of Themyscira twice. But Ayala isn't content with just living the dream of working on a big corporate superhero. The New York City native is making comics that give voice to people without money, power or privilege.
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It's been less than a year since DC's Rebirth pulled Wally West -- the first one, that is -- out of the speedforce and back into the world of DC Comics, his memory of the old DC universe in tow. Now, he's going to be thrust into a comics fan debate of old for a new storyline: Who's the better speedster, Wally or Barry?
Constantine is coming back to the CW, a bit more two-dimensional than the last time we saw him on Arrow, through a new animated series. And if you were dying for more of Matt Ryan in action as the sarcastic spell-slinging demon hunter, then this preview should be more than enough to whet your appetite.
Batman Ninja, the upcoming animated film coming from Warner Bros. Japan and directed by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Jumpei Mizusaki, is a simple enough idea to wrap your mind around: Batman and co. are flung back through time to medieval Japan. But the few seconds of footage screened today at New York Comic Con showed that the story writer Kazuki Nakashima (Kamen Rider Fourze) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) have crafted is unlike any Batman story we've ever seen. Though the movie isn't quite done yet ahead of its 2018 release, it's already one of the most visually daring and astonishing Batman stories Warner Bros. has ever produced.
We finally get to see how Telltale Games re-imagines Harleen Quinzel in episode two of Batman: The Enemy Within. The ultra-popular character is planning plunder on an epic scale with a gang of vicious supervillains. Oh, and the guy who we all know is going to be the Joker is deep in a major crush on her.
Batman #32 is much more than just Selina Kyle's answer to Bruce Wayne's marriage proposal. The story behind it reveals a pivotal moment in Bruce's past, one that comes to define not just his role as Batman, but how Bruce sees himself as Gotham's Dark Knight.
Comics artist Neal Adams might be famous for his versions of Superman and Batman, but now he has a new obsession: Hunting wabbits. He's released an audio drama based on his new favourite comic book, DC's strange but brilliant Batman vs. Elmer Fudd. It somehow manages to be even weirder than the source material, not that that's a bad thing.
Comic book events often rely on a narrowly-defined idea of "edgy coolness" to convey a sense of import to the story they're trying to tell. It isn't enough that the world is ending -- everything's gotta be gritty and dark. But DC and Boom Studios' Justice League/Power Rangers crossover is fuelled by something else: The power of friendship and teamwork.
Because it's her 25th anniversary, this year's Batman Day has been hijacked by Harley Quinn. While the rest of the world is obsessing over a lovable maniac with a lapsed medical accreditation, we want to revisit the question that always pops up when you think about how many versions of Batman there are.
We're inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we've been in the age of the "practical" hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and there are some things we demand to see.
As a grim, obsessed loner dedicated to fighting crime in all its forms, Batman is supposed to have no time for love, yet somehow nearly all his live-action movies have had a token love interest. However, the animated Mask of the Phantasm revolves around the idea that Bruce Wayne had a fleeting yet meaningful chance at romantic happiness when he was at his most vulnerable -- and its loss is what finally sent him down on his tragic path.