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A 1950s Superman Poster Says What We All Need To Hear About American Values Right Now

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

With leading presidential candidates floating the idea of a database to track Muslims, media moguls lobbying to bar people of certain r...

(Approx.) 4 Reasons Why Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Could Suck

Dan Truong | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Truong

I've been following the film's development pretty closely, and I've seen both trailers put out so far about half a million times. That being said, I've seen some red flags go up.

Wonder Woman, Feminism and Bondage

Nell Minow | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Nell Minow

In an interview, Berlatsky told me about Marston and his ideas of Wonder Woman as a warrior for peace and an emblem of dominance through submission -- with more bondage and other sexual images than even the wildly overblown allegations of the notorious 1954 Congressional hearings on the dangers of comic books could comprehend.

Tom Hardy Wants To Return As Bane Because He's The Hero Gotham Deserves

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment

You now have his permission to die of happiness. We already know Tom Hardy has a lovely, lovely lip-syncing voice, but somehow the actor jus...

DC Comics' 'Bombshells' Is A Blast From The Past But With Queer Characters

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices

DC Comics is giving some of its most beloved female superheroes a spotlight in the new series "Bombshells."   The comic takes place du...

The Politics Of Racial Identity In The Superhero World

Udoka Okafor | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Udoka Okafor

The conception of superhero fandom is wholly mischaracterized and is borne of a misunderstanding of the values that these superheroes aspire towards, embody, and try to inculcate into the value system of its readers.

Here's An Awesome New Reason To Watch 'Arrow'... There's A Black Gay Superhero!

Variety | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Echo Kellum is set to join the DC Comics superhero series Arrow as the character Curtis Holt aka Mr. Terrific. But this character has a much differen...

The End of Vertigo's Fables

Bryan Young | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Bryan Young

For the last thirteen years, the DC Comics imprint Vertigo has been putting out a comic book called Fables. It's set in a world where the storybook fables of folklore, books, and nursery rhymes are real and they've been displaced from their homelands, living amongst us in our "mundane" world.

DC Movies vs. Marvel Movies: Who Will Win?

Quora | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

The DC Cinematic Universe is beginning to take shape. While it's still in its infancy there are already stark differences between the DC movies and what we see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the differences are positive, but they are also more risky.

The One Thing DC Comics Is Getting Wrong

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As a girl who loves a good superhero film, I wish more than anything that I had more female characters to look up to. Not women that are sexy and flexible, and are the love interests, but women who are strong, brave and just as tough as the male superheroes.

Cara Delevingne Calls Out 'Totally Sexist' Superhero Movies

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...another person calling out the sexism women superheroes face. And this time, it's supermodel and actress Cara Delevi...

Batman Vs. Sherlock Holmes: Who Is The Better Detective?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment

First, Batman's skills have been demonstrated in the context of very complex modern cases with larger "casts" of suspects, bigger and more varied motives, and in which villains have a great deal more sophisticated means of deception at their disposal.

Idris for Green Lantern

Joshua Adams | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Adams

I think we could use a different type of hero. Let Idris to play the iconic green cosmic cop.

I Really, Really Want Supergirl to Be Awesome

Graham Milne | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Love it or hate it, we are living in the age of superheroes. They have burst from the pages and the fringes to cement themselves at the forefront of mainstream entertainment, and they show no sign of folding up their capes and flying out of town anytime soon.

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Talk 'Batman: Earth One'

Bryan Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Bryan Young

Batman is one of the most iconic characters of all time. You know everything about him, about his origin, what makes him tick. Everyone does. So how does one make all of that fresh again? DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank set out to do just that

WATCH: 'Batman v Superman' Trailer Is Here

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment

The first look at "Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice" is officially here. The trailer was scheduled for official release next week during a sp...

'Weird Al' Talks About Editing MAD Magazine

Bryan Young | Posted 06.05.2015 | Books
Bryan Young

The issue comes out April 21st and, to commemorate the occasion, "Weird Al" and John Ficarra were foolish enough to agree to talk to me.

Todd Van Luling

Clark Kent Has Been Hiding In The Marvel Universe All Along | Todd Van Luling | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment

Could Superman join "The Avengers" because of this secret, recurring easter egg within the Marvel universe?

Jason Momoa May Have Just Pissed Off A Bunch Of Marvel Fans

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment

Aquaman has a special message for his comic book competitor. Jason Momoa, best known as Khal Drogo from "Game of Thrones," was cast as the new Aqua...

An Exclusive Preview of Batgirl: Endgame #1

Bryan Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Bryan Young

DC Comics has given us an exclusive first look at Batgirl: Endgame #1 written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher with art and color by Bengal.

Did You Know That Superheroes Use Grindr Too?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices

In the land of DC Comics, even superheroes are on Grindr. Midnighter, a character who reportedly first appeared in the DC Comics franchise in 1998,...

Selina Kyle Is Bisexual Says 'Catwoman' Writer

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices

The world of comics has long been known as an affirmative landscape for queer characters. And now, another iconic character is joining the lesbian, ga...

After Letter Goes Viral, DC Comics Turns Girl Into Her Own Superhero

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents

In January, 11-year-old Rowan lamented the lack of female superheroes in a complaint letter to DC Comics which later went viral. The comic book publis...

'Walking Dead' Star Will Play A Villain On 'The Flash'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

Emily Kinney didn't have had the best luck on "The Walking Dead." After her character, Beth, was killed in the midseason finale last year, fans starte...

Age of Heroes

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

Julian Chambliss is a professor at Rollins College and has edited a fun to read academic book on Superheroes called Age of Heroes, Eras of Men. I spoke to Chambliss about his book, now available in paperback.