Is This Cover Appropriate for Batgirl?

So recently, there's been a kerfuffle over the "Joker Variant" cover of Batgirl #41. DC has been doing monthly variants for most of its comics and this month, the theme was the Joker. Unfortunately, the variant cover they chose for Batgirl didn't exactly match the fun tone that the book conveys. In fact, it was pretty… » 3/18/15 3:12am 3/18/15 3:12am

11-Year-Old Schools DC About Female Heroes, So They Turn Her Into One

This is kind of awesome. Eleven-year-old Rowan Hansen wrote to DC Comics asking why there weren't more female superheroes, and why the female heroes don't wear more practical costumes. They responded with a drawing of Hansen as a superhero. Her response: Thanks, but that's not what I asked for. » 2/20/15 12:41pm 2/20/15 12:41pm

Crisis Management: Why DC Comics Is Always Changing Everything

Four years ago, DC Comics killed all of their long-running titles, replacing everything—including their oldest Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman series—with new #1s. This past Friday, they've announced that they're practically doing that again. Big, universe-shuffling change is a constant at DC Comics but it's… » 2/09/15 1:49pm 2/09/15 1:49pm

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am 12/16/14 8:00am

​DC Comics Announce New Wonder Woman Digital Series

Hey comics fans! This weekend at New York Comic Con, DC Comics announced a new Wonder Woman series, Wonder Woman '77 (similar to the Batman '66 title), which will be based on the Wonder Woman TV show starring Lynda Carter that aired from 1975 to 1979. You know what that means: skateboarding Wonder Woman! » 10/13/14 11:04am 10/13/14 11:04am

Stories That Lost Their Writers (And Their Plots) Halfway Through

Sometimes it can be confusing to be a fan of pop culture. Sometimes writers leave halfway through a story, and a new writer has to wrap things up somehow. Sometimes a creator gets fired, and the replacement told to change gears in a hurry. Here are 20 stories that changed drastically when the writer left in the middle. » 9/08/14 1:01pm 9/08/14 1:01pm

Here's Why Comic Con 2014 Was Actually Great For Comics

Is San Diego Comic Con still for comics? For years, people have bemoaned the fact that SDCC is increasingly about movies and TV, and now comics retailers are giving up. Yesterday, we listed comics as one of the "losers" of Comic-Con, but veteran journalist and Image Comics staffer David Brothers disagrees. Here's why. » 7/29/14 3:50pm 7/29/14 3:50pm

First Details On DC’s Klarion The Witch Boy Comic And All-New Catwoman

There's a shake-up coming to the DC universe. io9 can exclusively reveal that Catwoman writer Ann Nocenti will helm a new comic starring Klarion the Witch Boy in October — while author/io9's own Genevieve Valentine takes over Catwoman! We were able to talk to both writers about their series and what's in store. » 7/08/14 8:20am 7/08/14 8:20am