The 10 Hilariously Confusing Origins of Hawkman

There are few comics characters that have as much history as Hawkman. That’s not just because Hawkman has been around longer than most superheroes, but because DC has given him several histories — different origins, major retcons and other nonsense that has made him one of comic’s most baffling characters, and here’s… » 10/24/13 10:15am 10/24/13 10:15am

Goodbye Joe Kubert, Comic Book Titan

Yesterday pioneering cartoonist Joe Kubert passed away at the age of 85. Kubert was famous for creating and defining such characters as the hard-as-nails Sergeant Rock, the supernatural crime-fighter Ragman, the DC Comics stalwart Hawkman, and the caveman Tor, whose prehistoric adventures were catalogued in Kubert's… » 8/13/12 9:10am 8/13/12 9:10am

Why the Avengers shouldn't text

Joss Whedon loves to remind us that the Avengers are just one big dysfunctional family, and if there's one thing that family does, it's send horrible text messages to one another. The Avenger's text messages reveal side you don't get to see in the comics, including Pepper Potts' attempt to explain Harry Potter, and… » 1/28/12 1:00pm 1/28/12 1:00pm

In this exclusive preview of The Savage Hawkman, it's weird bad guys…

Courtesy of DC Comics, here's an exclusive preview of next week's installment of The Savage Hawkman, a new series starring stalwart bird-fellow Carter Hall. » 10/22/11 9:00am 10/22/11 9:00am

The lost Hawkman movie was a Baby Ruth commercial

While we speculate how DC Comics are going to regroup their superhero blockbuster strategy post-Green Lantern, let's not forget that DC heroes have been manhandled worse. In 1997, Hawkman shilled a nutty candy bar. » 7/06/11 7:45am 7/06/11 7:45am

Wait. Is DC really trying to make a Hawkman movie?

We've got great Batman movies, a relaunched Superman series, and a Green Lantern movie about to break. But a Hawkman movie? We honestly did not see this one coming. Could Hawkman beat the Flash to the big screen? » 6/01/11 12:44pm 6/01/11 12:44pm

The Hobbit's cast and titles are officially announced! Plus the…

More key returning players are confirmed for The Hobbit. Mark Strong explains why Green Lantern's Sinestro isn't your average villain. Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams talks Super 8 together, plus another glimpse of season four of True Blood! » 5/31/11 6:00am 5/31/11 6:00am

Smallville gives us a proposal, a funeral, and a battle with…

Because the show's going on holiday hiatus until January 28, Friday's Smallville — "Icarus" — pulled out all of the stops by cramming a half-dozen Very Important Events into 60 minutes. It wasn't exactly cogent storytelling, but it wasn't boring. » 12/13/10 9:45am 12/13/10 9:45am

When Monkeys Ruled Comic Books!

For mid-20th century DC Comics, there was one surefire way to raise sales: Stick an ape on the cover and make readers ask why. And it still works! Go on - pretend you don't want to read these stories. » 2/26/10 12:42pm 2/26/10 12:42pm

8 Superhero Relationships More Dysfunctional Than Yours

Leave it to superheroes to set an example for the rest of us, even when it comes to co-dependency and messed-up relationships. Here are some brightly costumed romances that provide anti-role models for the rest of us. » 2/14/10 1:00pm 2/14/10 1:00pm

Will Hawkman Fly Into Theaters? And Who Will Love Green Lantern?

Is DC Comics' high-flying superhero Hawkman headed for the big screen next? And who will be Green Lantern's main squeeze? Ahead of next month's big DC Entertainment announcements, rumors about their movies have started appearing all over the place. » 12/22/09 12:40pm 12/22/09 12:40pm

The 15 Dumbest Superhero Retcons Of All Time

Superheroes can escape almost any trap... except for 50 years' worth of backstory that's dated, self-contradictory or gets in the way of a story. So what do you do? Reach for the retcon! Here are 15 examples of retcon fail. » 11/17/09 8:40am 11/17/09 8:40am

The Top 5 Dinosaur Fights In Comics

Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! DINOSAURS! Fighting! Fighting! FIGHTING! Fighting humans, fighting animals, fighting nautical craft! There's nothing like a seven ton Tyranosaurus Rex to separate the capes from the commoners. See who can hold their own against the Late Cretaceous period! » 10/17/09 3:00pm 10/17/09 3:00pm

Digging Deep: 24 Science Fiction Archaeologists

What's the best part about living in the distant future? There's so much more past for you to explore! We take a look at some of science fiction's most illustrious antiquarians. » 3/14/09 9:00am 3/14/09 9:00am

Hawkman To Fly High In 2009?

This image just may be the sign of what's to come for DC Comics' Hawkman next year - Or perhaps just a practical joke on fans of the flying Space Cop Turned Reincarnated Egyptian God. » 12/21/08 9:00am 12/21/08 9:00am

Batman Gets To Know Hawkman Much Better

Animated Hawkman: alien cop or Egyptian prince? We may soon find out the truth. Hawkman put in a cameo appearance, along with some other heroes, in the season four finale of The Batman animated series, but we didn't learn much about him. Now Hawky and Batman are teaming up just as a duo, to fight the Shadow Thief and… » 2/06/08 3:00pm 2/06/08 3:00pm