Review: Convergence #0 is The Start of Something Big

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In a time where events make people weary, Convergence’s prologue is a reminder of why we actually like them.

ECCC’15: DC Converges the Weeklies on Seattle

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DC Comics brings its upcoming  event to Emerald City with their DC Entertainment: All Access Weeklies and Convergence panel. Among the panelists for this fan sales pitch are Dan Jurgens, James Tyion IV, Ray Fawkes, Maruerite Bennett, Stuart Moore and the writer of the manin series Jeff King. After the introductions were made the group […]

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNDERWORLD Announced for Mobile Devices

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Run Gotham’s underworld straight from your mobile phone.

Lego Suicide Squad DLC Out Today

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Suicide Squad comes to Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Batman: Arkham Knight Gets Rated…

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The wait for Batman Arkham Knight just got longer for some.

Review: THE MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1 “Coming to Germerica”

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Mastermen is a sprint through exploding buildings. You’ll never quite catch a break until you’re slammed into the brick wall ending. If the books mission was to sell Earth-10 as an interesting world you’d want to know more about then it’s a win. If the aim was to tell a complete story… then it’s missing a few pages.

Preview: The Multiversity: Mastermen teams up Grant Morrison and Jim Lee for the second time

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Get a peek at one of next week’s biggest releases

Review: Effigy #1 Burns Bright

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In a week where you couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a good comic, Effigy carves out a noticeable place for itself and on your pull list. Issue one sets up a world of glamour, ritual murder, and mystery that could lead to this series being one of Vertigo’s best 2015 books.

Review: Gotham Academy #4 Just Schooled You Son

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As of late, Bat group editor Mark Doyle has added books to the bat-ecosystem that have captured a similar type of magic previously only on Fox Kids programing. Gotham Academy has been a prime example of it. Issue four continues to unfold the institution’s connection to Gotham’s lore through the lens of adolescence.

Which DC Heroes and Villains were on Didio’s Original ‘Hit List’ for Infinite Crisis?

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By Alexander Jones Modern comic events usually spell out impending doom for a select few of the superheroes we have grown to love. DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio gave some insight into the publishing company process on how they decide which of these heroes stay among the living, and which others enter the revolving door […]

Review: Justice League Throne of Atlantis Animated Goes Deep

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is the animated film follow up to last year’s Justice League War that introduced the New 52 to DC Animation. The last few movies have been a roller coaster of quality. Flashpoint Paradox was excellent while War and Assault on Arkham suffered from execution problems. While the film has a few standout moments Justice League TOA doesn’t quite parallel the emotional strength of its Geoff Johns Aquaman source material.

Convergence to Bring in The INJUSTICE Universe

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by Davey Nieves Today Entertainment Weekly revealed the solicits for the first four issues of the nine part Convergence event from DC Comics. The event will bring together the pre-52 universe with just about every part of the DC Comics multi-verse. Perhaps the most interesting part of the solicit was the inclusion of the popular INJUSTICE […]

Review: It Looks Like Mortal Kombat, It Walks Like Mortal Kombat, But…

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With the highly anticipated next chapter of the game set to release later this year, DC Comics is continuing to capitalize on Warner Bros acquisition of the property with a prequel comic book series. Releasing first digitally, Mortal Kombat X will bridge the gap between the game released in 2011 and its follow up this year.

Lego Batman 3 Arrow DLC Available Today Complete With Brooding

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he pack includes new characters like Diggle, Felicity Smoak, Slade Wilson, and even an adorably stubbled Oliver Queen. In addition to the characters and vehicles, there will be a new level based on Queen’s time stranded on a deserted island.

NBC announces Constantine return date and time-slot

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  When NBC’s take on DC/Vertigo’s chain-smoking anti-hero struggled in the ratings, the network halted production on Constantine after 13 episodes. Middling critical response and a terrible time-slot (Friday nights at 10 pm) didn’t help its cause, and the question became when/if NBC would ever air those remaining episodes after its mid-season finale capped out at […]

Guest commentary: Who Stole Superman’s Undies?

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Guest post by T Campbell.

Can the soul of Western civilization be found in a pair of red briefs? Was our first great superhero at his strongest, his noblest, his superest, before modern interpretations stripped him of his underwear? Is there a connection?

A generation ago, when those red briefs were an inseparable part of Superman’s design, he was the most familiar superhero by a wide margin, leading the field in film adaptations,[1] headlining cartoon shows,[2] and even winning over famous media critics who were fiction writers in their own right. Even now, if you believe superheroes have anything to say to American culture or the human experience, you sort of have to start with him, because he’s the prototype.

Umberto Eco called him “the representative of all his similars” [3] and Harlan Ellison described him as one of “only five fictional creations known to every man, woman, and child on the planet.”[4] Born in the early hours of a visual, easily reproduced medium, he was popular enough to codify most of what being a superhero meant. The Oxford English Dictionary even mentions him by name in its definition of “superhero”: