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.
In the main Justice League comic, some of DC’s preeminent superheroes have become infused with the power of gods. All that increased might hasn’t exactly changed Superman, Batman and the Flash for the better. The Dark Knight’s campaign for justice was already obsessive but, when he becomes the God of Knowledge, it… »
The Teen Titans was one of the best concepts in the long, intricate history of DC Comics. It made sense that a team of sidekicks and superhero surrogate children—led by Batman’s partner Robin—would hang out together to get away from their annoying super-parents. But then DC changed their whole universe up in 2011 and… »
Look, up in the sky! A Superman who’s still married! A Lois Lane who didn’t expose Clark Kent’s secret identity to the world! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! This is all happening in the newly re-rebooted DC Universe, where there’s another weaker Clark Kent leaping tall buildings. What the heck is going on? »
When he was Batman, Bruce Wayne was the master strategist of the Justice League. No one on DC’s premier superhero team was smarter than him. But Bruce Wayne can’t be the Dark Knight anymore. The World’s Greatest Superheroes want to make sure. A little magic lasso won’t hurt him, right?
So, I think the man responsible for hawking fried chicken to millions of people worldwide is, like, a reserve member of the Justice League now. »
The end of the universe is nigh. The domino that starts existence rapidly spinning towards oblivion is a long-ago crime-of-the-heart by The King of All Imagination. Now the pain is rippling outwards and threatening billions of innocent lives and there’s only one perfectly way to save it all. »
Dick Grayson was the first Robin, the first person to be a junior partner to Batman. But then he changed as he grew up, becoming Nightwing and earning the respect of other big-time superheroes. For ages now, his loved ones thought he was dead. This week, they find out he’s not. »
For decades, DC Comics has resisted crediting Bill Finger as one of the co-creators of Batman in screen adaptations. Following an agreement between the writer’s estate and the company, Finger’s name will appear in the credits of projects such as Gotham and Batman v. Superman. »
Despite being the titular bad guy in the newest Batman video game, the Arkham Knight was underdeveloped as a major villain. It’s a good thing that a new comic series is convincingly demonstrating how someone very close to the Dark Knight wound up wanting to kill him. »