When Tim Burton’s Batman hit movie theaters in 1989, superhero adaptations were a risky gamble that few movie studios would approach. Twenty-seven years later, films based on The Dark Knight are pretty much a given. But which ones are the best?
Clark Kent’s already done some silly things to try and get his Kryptonian mojo back, like trying to fly right into the sun. His most recent stab at getting fully powered makes that dumb stunt look like a genius move.
While the ultimate showdown between DC Comics’ iconic heroes doesn’t hit theaters until March, the battle begins now, in your mouth.
A new animated movie and series will be featuring DC Comics’ biggest super-team, just in time to tie-in to Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Don’t worry: Kevin Conroy will be doing Batman again on the new TV show.
Shaggy looks like he lives in Bushwick now and works at an artisanal clam chowder pop-up. Zoinks, Scoob!
The newest Clown Prince of Crime in Batman’s hometown isn’t insane. He didn’t fall into a vat of chemicals. Honestly, he’s just kind of a dick. That’s what’s most scary about him.
Last month, Bruce Wayne—who came back from the dead with no memory of his former life as a superhero— found out he used to be Batman. This week, we see how he comes to grips with what that means.
The trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have revealed there will be some truly epic battles playing out between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel, but deep down there’s a part of me who would find it just as entertaining if the two battled it out like a pair of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
Slide-able Batpoles! A Batmobile with a clearly labeled “Emergency Bat-Turn Lever!” Cesar Romero’s Joker, complete with makeup’d over ‘stache! An official “DICK” LEGO piece! Kapow! Whamm! Zooomm!
We’re in the middle of that already weird limbo-week between Christmas holidays and New Years celebrations. Are you stuck at work with nothing to do? Stuck at home and wanting to unwind after all that family togetherness? DC Comics’ might be able to help.
I told myself I wasn’t going to read the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic that came out this week. I also told myself I wasn’t going to enjoy it at all. I was wrong about both of those things.
Being a Robin is illegal in Gotham City. Jim Gordon’s robot Batman suit is trying to kill him. And Bruce Wayne? He’s hitting criminals over the head with a baseball bat. But the biggest thing in this week’s Bat-books is the apparent return of another member of the Bat-family.
War is chaos for all involved, a constant struggle to marshal enough resources, weapons and manpower to survive another day. It’s also great cover for stealing, killing and blackmail.
For years, it seemed like comics fans wouldn’t be getting another Batman story set in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight universe. Then, this summer, DC Comics announced that Frank Miller and a team of other creators were wrapping up work on Dark Knight III: The Master Race. It’s bombastically goofy and absurd, like you’d…
Back in 2004, DC Comics announced Batman: Europa, a miniseries with art by pencil god Jim Lee that would take the Dark Knight and the Joker out of Gotham and across the Atlantic. Years went by. Children were born that learned to walk and talk. Twitter was invented. The book never came out. Now it’s here.
2015 has been a hell of a year for the Man of Steel, bringing the biggest changes that the character’s seen in decades. And, while I mostly like how the current Superman reads after getting his powers reduced and secret identity outed, his monthly adventures feel like they’re losing steam to me.
You’re Clark Kent, a little boy who’s way different than your parents or anyone else in your hometown of Smallville. One day, you start floating high into the sky. Who the heck is going to show you how to fly?
Superman III was not a good movie. But it gave us an evil Man of Steel who took shots and generally gave no fucks whatsoever. The jerkhole Superman who shows up in a new comic this week feels almost exactly like the one in that terrible 1983 threequel.
Batman’s had lots of sidekicks over the years. Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Hood have all had gruff, tension-filled partnerships with the Dark Knight. But only one of them has been Bruce Wayne’s biological son. Trained to kill since he could walk, Damian Wayne is the most ferocious Robin ever. Now his mom wants him back.