It’s long been unclear who is the worse reporter: Clark Kent, who lies to his readers daily by not mentioning that he’s the guy he is always writing about, or Lois Lane, whose ability to recognize Kent’s true identity is kryptonited by a pair of glasses. »
They bitch about character changes. They make fun of other fans for not knowing as much as they do. They hate on cosplay. Look in the mirror and pray that you are nothing like the babymen of the Eltingville Comic Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy Horror & Role-Playing Club.
Usually, superhero cosplay goes in one direction: from the pages of a comic book out into the real world. But a bunch of cosplayers will be winding up on the covers of series featuring the Marvel characters they dressed up as. Pretty cool. »
Squirrel Girl started as a joke, a character so implausibly silly that you had to laugh at her even in her victories. But, a funny thing happened after the character got her own series: people started laughing with her.
I never thought a comic book would make me feel sorry for Katy Perry. But The Wicked + The Divine generated some real empathy for someone whose music I can’t stand. It’s that damn good. »
The moment that I knew graphic novel American Born Chinese was something special, and real, was in its second chapter. »
The Black Panther isn’t Captain America. He’s not Iron Man, either. He’s different than most of Marvel’s big superhero characters and, in the right hands, he’s arguably better. Don’t think so? Read these comics and see. »
The second most-surprising thing about Marvel Comics’ big 2015 crossover comic book event is that it’s very good. These epics tend to disappoint, but not this one. The bigger surprise? Even the comics tying into it are mostly really good. That never happens.
Alfred Pennyworth has finally gotten what he’s been wanting for decades: A Bruce Wayne who he won’t need to stitch up, worry over or be ignored by. Thomas and Martha Wayne’s son isn’t a superhero anymore. And the new Batman comic posits that he can’t be The Dark Knight ever again. »
Things will be a lot different after the reality-bending events of Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars crossover wrap up. Tony Stark’s still going to be Iron Man, though, and he’ll be wearing an all-new suit of super-armor. It sounds like it can do... anything? »
Superheroes fight each other all the time. Usually, they get over it and pound the real bad guys into the ground. But in the new Civil War comic, which is an alternate-reality continuation of a 2006 Marvel crossover of the same name, Captain America and Iron Man are ready to do some real messed-up things. Like… »
The first time we saw the new version of DC’s outer space super-team, they were broadcasting what appeared to be the live murder of someone who used to be a Green Lantern. One of the Omega Men slit Kyle Rayner’s throat as millions of sentient beings watched. Believe it or not, the Omega Men are supposed to be the good… »
The Red Hood wears a Bat-symbol on his chest but goes around killing bad guys. He’s a character that fans are supposed to love to hate. Too bad his playable appearance in Batman: Arkham Knight is so terribly bland. »
Master Bruce isn’t here right now. But Alfred Pennyworth is more than happy to take out Gotham’s trash. »
For decades, Lois Lane’s been the butt of jokes involving Superman’s double identity. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who gets fooled by a pair of glasses? Come on, girl. This week, Lois puts it all together. And, yeah, she’s pissed.
This five second clip from the story trailer for LEGO Dimensions is more entertaining than 75 percent of DC Comics’ massive universe-clashing, office-moving Convergence event. »
Do you miss Angel? You remember it, right? The Buffy spinoff where the hunky vampire-with-a-soul was a PI who worked cases involving mystical creatures? Well, there’s a new comic book series that’s similar in concept but with a few different twists. »