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Selina Kyle is a Brilliantly Complex Character When She's Not Catwoman

When Catwoman #35 kicked off a new story arc for Selina Kyle—written by frequent io9 contributor Genevieve Valentine—many fans bristled at the thought of taking Selina Kyle and placing her as role of a mob boss. But not only does it work, it turns Selina, and eventually Catwoman, into one of DC’s best current… » 7/31/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Gotham Adds More Villains, More Heroes, More Worries

As the official io9 reviewer of the first season of Gotham, I thought the show had an unfortunate tendency to merely trot out proto-Batman characters in lieu of decent storytelling and actual character development. Now that the show is adding an absurd amount of new characters for season 2, I don’t think this problem… » 7/29/15 5:30pm Wednesday 5:30pm

Chris Pine Joins the Wonder Woman Movie as Dude-in-Distress Steve Trevor

Apparently Chris Pine is more interested in hanging out with Wonder Woman than being the star of the Green Lantern Corps. Can you blame him? According to The Wrap, the actor, rumored to be in the running for Hal Jordan, has instead been cast as Wonder Woman’s guy pal Steve Trevor for the 2017 film. » 7/29/15 6:35am Wednesday 6:35am

In This Week's Comics: A Story About A Shrinking Man That's Not Ant-Man

Sure, Hank Pym and Scott Lang make all that shrinking look fun, but as you can see in this week’s adaptation of the Richard Matheson classic The Shrinking Man, it can be pretty petrifying. But that’s not all in this week’s new comics—Bruce Timm writes Superman! Hacktivists! Zombie Soldiers! And more! » 7/28/15 2:20pm Tuesday 2:20pm

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled.… » 7/28/15 9:00am Tuesday 9:00am

This Secret Wars Cover Hides An Even More Secretive Superman Cameo

Marvel’s Secret Wars event is all about exploring the different shards of the Marvel universe... the ones that are left, that is. Some of those shards even recall the times Marvel’s heroes crossed over with those of the DC Multiverse, which means Alex Ross got to sneak in one tiny encounter on this awesome cover. » 7/23/15 1:20pm 7/23/15 1:20pm

DC Finally Reveals What's Going On With Its Post-Convergence Comics

The climax of DC’s recent comic book event Convergence confirmed one thing—the return of DC’s long-established comic book multiverse, once cut off by 2011’s “New 52” reboot, leaving readers with a billion questions. Now the company has answered a few of those and made its new continuity a little clearer... sort of.… » 7/23/15 9:20am 7/23/15 9:20am

Even DC's Comic Book Figures Are Getting On The Batman v Superman Trend

Next year will be a pretty big year for DC, as Batman v Superman marks their first tentative foray into a new cinematic universe. That means merchandise out the wazoo—and not just movie stuff. DC collectibles would like to remind you where the movie all started, with two figures from The Dark Knight Returns. » 7/22/15 1:00am 7/22/15 1:00am

The Difference Between Sexiness and Sleaziness in Superhero Comics

Greetings, my pernicious pen partners! I actually had thought that I’d be able to have a “Postal Apocalypse” last week during Comic-Con. Comic-Con had other plans that involved me working 14-hour days and sobbing hysterically at my desk, begging for the sweet release of death. But I’m better now! So on with your… » 7/16/15 12:22pm 7/16/15 12:22pm

The Movie Flash Thinks the TV Flash Is "Awesome"

When Ezra Miller was revealed as the DC Cinematic Universe’s Flash, not everyone was pleased—especially those who were happy with The Flash they were getting from the CW’s TV show. Miller has finally chimed in, and not only is he a major fan of The Flash TV series, he’s totally on board with a movie/TV show crossover. » 7/16/15 9:20am 7/16/15 9:20am

Batman Learns the Joker's Biggest Secret in Justice League #42

Batman has a bit of a rep among comic fans for being... well, a bit unbeatable. Always with a plan, always finding a way to succeed against impossible odds, for a mortal, Batman can stand alongside gods and do just dandy. However, today’s Justice League #42 leans into that reputation... quite literally. » 7/15/15 9:40am 7/15/15 9:40am

In This Week's Comics, Godzilla Goes to Hell. Literally!

It’s a quiet week for new comics, but that doesn’t stop the King of all Kaiju from stomping onto the scene—and into Hell itself! But that’s not all: Scott Lang and Hank Pym team up in an Ant-Man special, Valiant begins their new Summer event, and the comic book adventures of Steven Universe get collected! » 7/14/15 2:20pm 7/14/15 2:20pm

Let's Break Down All The Secrets In Batman v. Superman's New Trailer

DC dazzled Comic-Con with a humongous trailer for Batman v Superman, filled with superheroic action, our first look at Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor in action, and much more—but there were also plenty of little clues and hints about the movie woven in. Join us as we take a deep dive and break the trailer down for you!… » 7/13/15 2:36pm 7/13/15 2:36pm