Midnighter is The Best Portrayal of a Gay Superhero in Mainstream Comics

When Wildstorm became a DC Comics imprint, Midnighter became one of DC’s greatest gay characters. As part of DC’s recent publishing revamp he’s finally gotten a new solo series, a first in nearly a decade—and so far, Midnighter represents one of the best portrayals of an out superhero in comics right now. » 7/01/15 12:41pm Wednesday 12:41pm

Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin Is So Bad, It's Actually Awesome

In 2005, DC teamed legendary Batman comic writer Frank Miller and equally legendary artist Jim Lee for what they clearly hoped would be the ultimate Batman comic. What they got was a comic in which Batman called Robin “retarded.” In short, they got the worst Batman comic ever made. And I love it. » 6/30/15 2:34pm Tuesday 2:34pm

In This Week's Comics, Canada Defends Itself From an American Invasion

Oh, and did we mention that the U.S. brought giant robots with them? And that this was written by Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn? We Stand On Guard leads the charge of all the coolest new comics starting this week, but it’s not all there is: Barb Wire makes her return! Space Knights! Grant Morrison madness! And more! » 6/30/15 2:20pm Tuesday 2:20pm

Finally, Batman '66 Batgirl Has a Gloriously Glittery Action Figure

When Yvonne Craig made her debut as Batgirl for the third season of Batman, she dazzled the streets of Gotham in a ridiculously glitzy Batsuit. Now that we’re finally getting merchandise based on the classic show, Batgirl is heading to the toyshelf at last—and she’s as wonderfully glitter-laden as ever. » 6/26/15 12:00am 6/26/15 12:00am

Which DC Comics Character Has The Most Ridiculous New Costume?

DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe! » 6/25/15 1:24pm 6/25/15 1:24pm

We Have Our New Spider-Man—So Which Villain Will He Fight First?

Greetings, my pencil pals! Sorry about last week’s missing column; as it turns out I managed to catch a Mutant Deathvirus (mild infection) from the Radioactive Biker Crocodiles of Texas (air travel). I was basically unconscious all last week. But I’m up now, and rarin’ to answer some of your letters (earn my paycheck)! » 6/25/15 1:03pm 6/25/15 1:03pm

Final Fantasy Designer's Alternative Catwoman Continues To Look Insane

When he wasn’t busy adding a hojillion extra arms to Batman, esteemed Final Fantasy director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura lent his own particular brand of insanity to Play Arts Kai’s variant Catwoman. Now we’ve got an even better look at the figure, and it’s still ridiculous in all the right ways. WHIP TAIL! » 6/24/15 11:11am 6/24/15 11:11am

A Whole Army Of Robins Descends on Gotham in This Week's Comics

It’s a slightly quiet week for comics—but that doesn’t stop both DC launching new series, as part of its ongoing lineup revamp, and Marvel from launching another wave of Secret Wars tie-ins. But that’s not all in this week’s newest comics: Future Mulans! Time-travel police! A sequel to Evil Dead 2! We have it all. » 6/23/15 2:30pm 6/23/15 2:30pm

David Weber's Honor Harrington Finally Returns To Comics This Week

Mad Max’s Furiosa gets her own origin story, and Nimona and Lumberjanes writer Noelle Stevenson brings back Marvel’s Runaways — but really, the star of this week’s newest comics is David Weber’s sci-fi military heroine making a welcome return. Here’s your weekly roundup of the latest, greatest new comics out this week! » 6/16/15 2:45pm 6/16/15 2:45pm

The New Constantine Comic Is Way More Comfortable With His Bisexuality

This week saw the launch of Constantine: Hellblazer, a new DC ongoing series for everyone’s favorite British Occult Detective. And while its first issue is enjoyable in and of itself, it has one notable little element to it: The comic is portraying John Constantine’s bisexuality more openly than ever before. » 6/11/15 10:20am 6/11/15 10:20am

The New Batman Has Another, More Batman-y Costume

The identity of DC’s new Batman, making his official debut in today’s Batman #41, isn’t his most controversial aspect: It’s the hulking new “BatMech” outfit, which is a little less Dark Knight, and a little more Iron Avenger. But it turns out he has an alternate costume out of the suit that’s much more like Batman. » 6/10/15 1:30pm 6/10/15 1:30pm

They Weren't Kidding: That New Justice League Cartoon Is Really Dark

It’s not like we’ve known this for a while, but Bruce Timm’s return to DC animation, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, wastes no time in getting down to the grim and gritty. See it in action in this first episode from the prequel web series, as new Batman, Kirk Langstrom, hunts down a psychotic Harley Quinn.
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At Least One Marvel Star Isn't Showing Up In Captain America: Civil War

Is Lucasfilm really planning a trilogy of films based around Obi-Wan Kenobi? Even more Civil War rumors tease a new Hulk, and whom Martin Freeman’s playing. Plus, our first look at the final Hunger Games film, Game of Thrones speculation, and what’s to come on The Messengers and Wayward Pines. Spoilers Get! » 6/04/15 6:00am 6/04/15 6:00am