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Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

Jonathan London Surveys the Geekscape

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Geekscape, which started out as something akin to a Wayne's World-type program broadcast from Jonathan London's Los Angeles living room, has transformed into a fledgeling media empire with over 200,000 unique monthly visitors and growing.

An Interview With Legendary Designer Chip Kidd on DC Comics and Batman

Bryan Young | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

You know his work even if you don't realize it. He designed the cover to Jurassic Park and Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

Why DC Comics Should Replace Wonder Woman With a Man

Seriously Skewed | Posted 07.18.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

Yes. Wonder Woman -- a fantastic character that stands in her own right as a member of the DC pantheon of Gods and on par with Superman and Batman. That to me is giving respect to minorities, not what Marvel Comics is doing.

The Crime Buff's Guide to Comic Con International: San Diego 2014

Davian Hoffman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Comic Con International: San Diego 2014, the four-day extravaganza of all things "comics and related popular artforms" taking place July 24-27, has a decidedly dark bent to it, as do many of the works it celebrates.

Top 5 Alternatives to San Diego Comic-Con

Home Away | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Home Away

While 130,000 geeks head to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, you can check out a more affordable and low-key alternative in your own backyard.

DC Entertainment Reverses Superman Ban On Memorial For Abused Boy (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

UPDATE: July 9, 2014 at 1:15 EST: DC Entertainment said on Wednesday that it will allow its Superman logo to adorn a memorial for a boy who was abuse...

Exclusive Preview: Kevin Smith's Batman Meets The Green Hornet #4!

Bryan Young | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

It's been a treat to see the Adam West and Burt Ward versions of the Batman and Robin characters coming back to life in the pages of the comics, and now getting Van Williams and Bruce Lee's likeness into the act is making it twice as sweet.

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman Talk Batman

Bryan Young | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

The Adam West version of Batman is one of the most iconic and oddly beloved versions of a character who is now known for his dark grittiness. Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman are bringing this version of the character back in comic book form, teaming him up with The Green Hornet to finish their business from the two-part crossover on the original TV show.

Captain America vs. Batman and Superman: A Heavyweight Bout

Darryl Woodard | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Alright, alright, alright, it appears that for two major film studios for now May 6, 2016 is set. A gauntlet has been thrown down. Meaning an epic bat...

Watch This Awesome Animated Short To Celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary

Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment

To celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary, DC Comics had legendary animator and producer Bruce Timm create a new short film, "Batman: Strange Days." It's...

Comic Book Guy

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

Hannibal Tabu has been the longtime writer of The Buy Pile at Comic Book Resources, and one of the closest things to a popular literary critic there i...

Talking The Royals and "Destruction Porn" with Rob Williams

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Set amidst World War II, the story revolves around the British royal family -- which just so happens to be super-powered.

Indie Comic Super! and the Quest for Global Domination, Part II

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Following up on our previous conversation, the duo discusses their influences, the various natures of parodies, and their (ongoing) attempts at working with traditional publishers.

Indie Comic Super! and the Quest for Global Domination, Part I

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Super!, a brand-new, Kickstarter-backed indie comic book, is all over the place. It has superheroes, as the name might suggest, but it also includes robots, drunkards, and corporate entities that seem too big to fail.

Creating the Bat #11: Jason Fabok

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

As Batman: Eternal looks to start up in the very near future, Jason Fabok has ended his tenure on Detective to be the primary artistic force on the new weekly series.

6 Times The Beatles Invaded Comic Book Culture

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Everyone knows Beatlemania took over the minds and bodies of 1960s youth, spreading the band's signature skiffle rock and mophead hairdos far and wide...

Creating the Bat #10: John Layman

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

John Layman took over writing duties on Detective Comics in October 2012, just over a year after the title's relaunch. Though his has been, as of yet, a short run, his time with the character has already proven to be memorable.

Creating the Bat #9: Dave Taylor

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Dave Taylor is a British illustrator who's seen more than his fair share of projects -- and his roles on them -- over the years. Taylor, however, is arguably best known for his work on Batman.

A Look At Some Of The Biggest Trans Moments Of 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In late 2012, Vice President Joe Biden made the claim that transgender discrimination would become "the civil rights issue of our time." In the ye...

Creating the Bat #8: Scott Peterson, Part II

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

"Creating the Bat" takes just a short peek into this never-ending process, asking five quick questions to the creators who have helped to make the Batman what he is today.

Weighing in on Wonder Woman

Graham Milne | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Too often in the past, we've seen them screw it up...by refusing to invest female action heroes with humanizing nuance, by writing them as archetypes instead of as people. Broad caricatures who have to lose what makes them women in order to compete on the same playing field as men.

Creating the Bat #7: Scott Peterson, Part I

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Scott Peterson joined DC Comics as the assistant to Batman Group Editor Denny O'Neil in 1991. Peterson quickly established himself as a capable and knowledgeable overseer and was rewarded by being promoted to an editor in his own right.

Creating the Bat #6: Graham Nolan

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Graham Nolan worked in the Bat-universe from 1992 until 1998, most usually with writing partner Chuck Dixon. Although collaborating on a great number of stories together, the one that the artist has become the most famous for is Vengeance of Bane.

Exclusive: MAD Magazine on Spitzer and Weiner

Bryan Young | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have once again set their sights on the dumbest things of the year. 2013 had quite a few dumb things take place in it and, as ever, MAD took aim at political absurdities.