Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine…

Earlier this week, we showed you Hillary White's amazingly bizarre mashups of pop culture characters with classic paintings. Now other artists are getting in on the act, taking Wolverine, Black Canary, and a host of other heroes out of their normal comic book element and putting them in pieces of fine art. » 4/21/12 7:30am 4/21/12 7:30am

What's With Characters With "II" After Their Names, Like Nite Owl II…

In the world of comics, superheroes - like movies - have sequels. This wasn't always the case, and, confusingly, still isn't; Superman is still Clark Kent and Batman is still Bruce Wayne (Let's just ignore that whole "Battle For The Cowl" thing for now, huh?) despite the fact that they've fought for justice alongside… » 3/01/09 11:48am 3/01/09 11:48am

Superhero Cops And Star Trek Keep A Quiet Week Of Comics Upbeat

As the American economy crashes and burns around our ears, it's comforting to know that the comic industry is doing its bit to help out your bank balance by having an exceptionally quiet week filled with... well, not an awful lot of things to look at, really. Isn't it unusually reassuring to know that someone out… » 9/30/08 9:00am 9/30/08 9:00am

Barbie Releases Street-Walker Black Canary Doll

You never really realize how unpractical a superhero outfit is until you see it in real life. Barbie's new superhero collection debuts with DC Comic's sonic-screaming badass Black Canary, in all her fish leggy glory (suitable for collectors above the age of 14). I forgot how ridiculously slutty Dinah could look… » 7/18/08 8:40am 7/18/08 8:40am

Green Arrow's Shaft Makes Black Canary Scream On Smallville

Tonight's episode of Smallville features Green Arrow finally returning from the "wherever the hell he's been" limbo that the character has been languishing in since his informal Justice League decided to stop Lex's operations around the world. Although with that much superpower on a team you would have expected them… » 2/07/08 12:20pm 2/07/08 12:20pm

Black Canary On Smallville: Why So Skanky? (Minor Spoilers)

Black Canary, one of DC Comics' coolest heroines, is appearing for the first time in an upcoming episode of Smallville. And it looks as though someone decided to give her a weird Heath Ledger-inspired eye-smudge and a horrible update to her costume, with giant lapels. The only thing they kept was the silly fishnet… » 1/21/08 6:30am 1/21/08 6:30am