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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 6/30/15 2:34pm

Frank Miller Making A Third Dark Knight Comic Titled The Master Race

This... this will not end well. DC comics has just announced that Frank Miller, one of comics’ greatest creators who has since devolved into one of the comics’ world’s weird crazy uncles, is creating a third volume in the saga he began with The Dark Knight Returns, to be titled The Dark Knight: The Master Race. » 4/24/15 1:41pm 4/24/15 1:41pm

Spoiler-Free Review: Marvel’s New Daredevil Series Is Bloody Fantastic

We’re awash in live-action adaptations of comic books lately, including several TV shows. But Netflix’s new Daredevil series still feels like something special. It pulls no punches, never winks at the audience, and perfectly captures the feel of the best Daredevil comics. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
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9 Batman Knock-Offs That Utterly Miss The Point Of Batman

Everybody loves Batman. After 75 years of saving Gotham City, the Caped Crusader has become an archetype. So it's not surprising that every comic needs its own version of Bats. And yet, Batman remains unique, and it's not so easy to copy him. Here are 9 Batman knock-offs that totally miss why Batman works. » 3/25/15 10:00am 3/25/15 10:00am

The 300 sequel is desperately trying to remind you it exists

There's a new trailer for the 300 sequel The Legend of Curly's Gold Rise of an Empire, and it's sad that this once proud franchise has traded its trademark quiet introspection and examination of the human condition for such bombast. Naw, I'm just kiddin', both movies are about half-naked dudes killing each other. » 12/04/13 11:20am 12/04/13 11:20am

A Celebration of Superheroes Staring at Costumes in Fancy Display Cases

Superheroes don't just wear costumes to disguise themselves — they take on a whole heroic identity by slapping on the spandex. So it's no wonder that supers like to keep their suits in elaborate glass cases, so they can stare at them and brood. Here are our favorite scenes of superheroes staring at costumes in cases. » 11/11/13 1:20pm 11/11/13 1:20pm

Alan Moore's lost ‘80s project resurfaces in This Week’s Comics

When Alan Moore wasn’t busy making Watchmen in the '80s, he was writing a screenplay for a twisted version of Beauty and the Beast titled Fashion Beast. This lost epic finally arrives as a graphic novel this week, along with Jeff Lemire’s new Vertigo series, the Dark Tower finale, a Robocop you never saw and more! » 8/06/13 3:20pm 8/06/13 3:20pm

A child’s treasury of 13 horrible Frank Miller comic panels

Frank Miller is a genius whose seminal works helped transform comics in the '80s from a children's medium to a legitimately accepted art form. Unfortunately, he's recently been under attack... by Frank Miller. The current work Miller is doing seems like it's purposefully, relentlessly trying to destroy his own… » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

Watch the first trailer for the animated adaptation of The Dark Knight…

Here's the first trailer for The Dark Knight Returns, Part I, the straight-to-DVD cartoon version of Frank Miller's classic "Batman bucks retirement" miniseries. The Dark Knight is voiced by none other than Peter Weller, Murphy/Buckaroo/the Italian Renaissance art history PhD candidate himself. The movie hits stores… » 7/31/12 9:25am 7/31/12 9:25am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a… » 4/18/12 9:00am 4/18/12 9:00am

Great Comics Artists Who Redefined Batman

Batman's appearance is intended to provoke superstitious cowardice among the criminal element of Gotham City — but it's also become a part of our culture. The bat-ears, cowl and dark silhouette are instantly recognizable. And when you think "superhero," Bruce Wayne's cape and cowl are among the most likely images to… » 12/14/11 1:01pm 12/14/11 1:01pm