Even Lex Luthor Is Getting A New Look In DC Comics

It’s not just DC’s superheroes that are getting makeovers in the new post-Convergence comic books, dubbed “DC You”; the villains are too! Just as rumors have begun to swirl that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will don his iconic green and purple powersuit in Batman v Superman, the comic Lex is upgrading to look that’s a… » 5/20/15 2:30pm Wednesday 2:30pm

Alex Ross' Justice League Designs Are Getting Snazzy Action Figures

Well, again, that is. Long ago DC Direct, before they were relaunched as the current DC Collectibles, made a series of 7” scale Justice League action figures based on the artwork of the iconic comic book artist Alex Ross. Missed out the first time? Good news! They’re back, with shiny new repaints in tow. » 5/20/15 3:40pm Wednesday 3:40pm

8 D-List Characters Who Tried And Failed To Replace A-List Superheroes

With a woman taking on the mantle of Thor and a new, heavily armored Batman in Gotham, the idea of a “replacement hero” — where a new character is introduced to take up a legacy hero’s name — is back in style. But more often than not, these shake-ups don’t workout. Here’s eight of the weirdest and worst replacements. » 5/20/15 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Douglas Adams' Holistic Detective Comes To Comics For The First Time!

Sure, the Marvel comics universe might be exploding in this week’s batch of Secret Wars comics, but Dirk Gently himself is heading off on comic book adventures in this week’s releases — and so does Mad Max: Fury Road! Come check them out, and more, in this week’s guide to the coolest new comics. » 5/19/15 2:20pm Tuesday 2:20pm

Grant Gustin Calls Arrow, Flash And Legends Of Tomorrow "All One Show"

My one worry about The CW’s third DC TV show, Legends of Tomorrow, was that it would steal great characters like the Atom and Captain Cold away from their original series. Happily, Flash star Grant Gustin has revealed that some of Legends’ stars will be appearing on all three DC TV series. » 5/19/15 7:35am Tuesday 7:35am

Batman's Mobile Bat-Lab Will Return As A New Playset

Now this is sort of retro revival I can get behind. First, Figures Toy Company announced that they would bring back Mego’s old school cardboard playsets for their Batman and DC 8” figure line — and now they’ve gone a step further and revealed they’ll be bringing back new versions of Mego’s DC vehicles, too.
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DC's Pinup Superhero Statues Are Getting Their Own Comic Book

Well, that’s not something you expect to hear. But yes, DC’s Bombshells — alternate re-imaginings of DC’s cast of female heroes and villains as 1940s pin up sketches that have graced collector shelves as statues and variant comic covers in the past — are teaming up and heading to digital comics. » 5/15/15 1:53pm 5/15/15 1:53pm

DC Heroes Mixed With Thomas The Tank Engine Is A Most Delightful Horror

DC’s cadre of heroes and villains have been mashed up with a lot of things over the years. But transforming them into the wide-eyed, slightly creepy locomotives of Thomas the Tank Engine makes for a toy that is equal parts laden with animated nostalgia and sheer, nightmarish terror. » 5/15/15 11:40am 5/15/15 11:40am

Not Even Adding A Cape Could Make These "Retro" DC Toys Better

Frequent Toybox readers will probably have surmised at this point that a good cape on an action figure can make me interested. Mainly because I enjoy the simple things in life, but also because nothing beats a lovely, swooshy cape. Alas, not even a cape can make me become a fan of these DC retro figures. » 5/14/15 3:41pm 5/14/15 3:41pm

Superman Has An Identity Crisis In DC's New Post-Convergence Previews

There’s big changes coming to the world of DC as the New 52 era finally comes to a close. Last week we got a glimpse of what was to come with the new, heavily armored Batman, and now 10 more preview comics have been released, teasing the futures of Superman, Aquaman’s new costume and more. » 5/14/15 9:40am 5/14/15 9:40am

The 12 Deadliest Living Weapons Ever Created

What makes a living weapon? Well, first of all, living, obviously. But like normal weapons, living weapons are designed solely to hurt and kill others. They aren’t soldiers, who can take a variety of orders, or assassins, who may choose to kill in secret. Living weapons use their powers for one reason: destroying… » 5/13/15 10:00am 5/13/15 10:00am

DC Comics Nearly Made A Sequel To Alan Moore's The Killing Joke

It wouldn’t be the first iconic comic book story to get a follow-up tale many years after the original, but it certainly would’ve been big news: according to the original artist behind the seminal Joker/Batman story The Killing Joke, DC were planning a full-fledged sequel. But now the project may never happen. » 5/11/15 9:00am 5/11/15 9:00am