DC and partners to launch DC Super Hero Girls universe for girls

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Little girls like superheroes! At least that’s what WB’s hopes with a while new universe created just for girls aged 6-12. As announced in a news blast the new line will come with heavy hitting partners, including Mattel, which will launch its first ever action figures for girls, Random House and Lego. Dolls for girls! Inconceivable!

While the news is a stunner for the long boy-focused DC Entertainment line, with the swift evolution of comics to a co-ed undertaking, it’s only good business. Plus, if you hang around Disney long enough you’ll notice two things: #1 girl-based licensing programs like Disney Princesses make billions of dollars. #2 people like superheroes.

Put em both together and you MIGHT have a winner.

The New 52 is now the Old 52: a look back

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With Convergence, aka Atlas Moving Vans, now rolling out in the DCU and the New 24 about to launch, several websites have taken a look back at The New 52, which launched in September of 2011 and super-charged the comics industry. As I’ve written several times before, the pr for the New 52 immediately lifted the entire comics industry with more customers coming into stores and finding a lot of new comics to read. Call it the Millennial Rush. The debut of Saga #1 six months later hooked those who were just nibbling and he rest is history: record breaking sales.

The Death of Superman Lives trailer considers what might have been

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You’ve all heard the story, in the late 90’s, Tim Burton was scheduled to direct a Superman film entitled Superman Lives, which was to be written by Kevin Smith and star Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel. It was to be a radically different take on Superman that makes Man of Steel look traditional […]

Gaze at the glory of the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice posters

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Last night, Zack Snyder unleashed the latest marketing volley in the growing behemoth that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by tweeting out the posters that will likely adorn theater walls this year in promotion of the 2016 effort. In short? They’re surprisingly well done. Unlike most movie posters which go the boring floating […]

The official Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer is here

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The official teaser has been released

Justice League: Gods and Monsters, coming this July, unveils its cast

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The latest details on Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett’s newest animated opus

Patty Jenkins signs on as Wonder Woman director

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Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes

Scott Snyder reveals why you should never color tentacles pink

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Scott Snyder is a born storyteller, and the following series of tweets—which reveal the “pulping” of Swamp Thing #15, which he wrote—make that clear. It’s also a clear warning that color choices must be carefully considered.

New Comic Tells the Origin of BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT’s Mysterious Villain

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For Batman fans, it’s the most anticipated game of the year, Batman: Arkham Knight is just a few short months away and shortly after that gamers will get to explore the origin of the game’s title villain. In July, DC Comics will publish a six-issue mini series, Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis . The series will be […]

Wait ‘Til You See The Graphic Novels DC Has Planned for Fall and Winter 2015!

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The following is a list of books DC plans to release between September 2015 and January 2016.  It’s tentative (as we see from the first title, itself pushed back four months from the original scheduled date). This list also covers the important Holiday gift giving season.  What will retailers be able to offer the ravaging […]

Walking the Game Beat: Lego Crisis, New Daredevil Duds in Heroes, and the Future of Injustice?

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Lego does the small toy game thing, Halo 5 gets a new viral tease, and Marvel adds a new look for Daredevil.

Marvel targets Guardians and Inside Out scribes for Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman director leaves project

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As one female-fronted superhero film begins to get its building blocks into place, another one hits a big snag

Furious 7 Director in preliminary talks for Aquaman

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After raking in $392 million worldwide with Furious 7, James Wan is now Warner Bros front-runner to direct Aquaman.

The team behind The Lego Movie joins The Flash feature film

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It looks as though the much in demand team behind The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street film franchise may have finally landed on a new tent-pole project.

Goodbye 1700: DC’s New York offices close for good today

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Usually when I say someone retiring is the end of an era, I mean that the way that person did business is gone. In this case I really do mean it is the end of the era of New York publishing in general, and New York comics publishing in specifics.

Jared Leto strikes an iconic Joker pose for Suicide Squad

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After David Ayer tweeted out the big Suicide Squad cast read-through photo last night, the question on many fans’ minds was: “Where’s Jared Leto?” The obvious answer is, as “paul” pointed out in the comments section: he’s probably just on tour. But nonetheless, it looks like Ayer heard you loud and clear as he shared […]