Paul Dini: Superhero cartoon execs don't want largely female audiences

In an interview with Kevin Smith, writer and television producer Paul Dini complained about a worrying trend he sees in television animation and superhero shows in particular: executives spurning female viewers because they believe girls and women don't buy the shows' toys. » 12/15/13 2:00pm 12/15/13 2:00pm

Who Will Step Into Batgirl's Pointy-Eared Fetishwear?

Batgirl's coming back to Gotham City after a long absence — but who is she? Her new writer's not saying. But at least we know what Fake Bruce Wayne will get up to, over in the Batman comics. Bat-spoilers ahoy! » 7/25/09 6:30am 7/25/09 6:30am

Batman Is Reborn...With A Vengeance

Bruce Wayne is dead (or is he?), but the Batman franchise is back in full swing after three months of the meandering Battle for the Cowl. But with seven different Bat-related titles released in June alone, which are the must-reads? » 6/27/09 1:00pm 6/27/09 1:00pm

Something For Everyone In This Week's Comics

Hope you've been saving up your pennies recently, because this week's comics are full of new treats for you to savor, whether they're Gotham Girls, deadly alien Predators, or Barack Obama in a loincloth. Okay, maybe not that last one. » 6/23/09 9:00am 6/23/09 9:00am

Batman Vet Raises Clone Wars' Bar

An episode of Clone Wars in which the good guys lost, the best parts weren't ripped off from the movies and Ahsoka wasn't annoying enough to make me want to lightsaber my eyes out? Not only is it not impossible, it also makes for the best episode of the series yet. » 12/06/08 2:00pm 12/06/08 2:00pm

Why Did We Never See Neal Stephenson's Future-Batman Movie?

Batman Beyond, the darkest and most futuristic animated Batman series, came close to becoming a live-action movie before Warners decided to go with Bat-origin story Batman Begins instead. The story of a teenager who becomes the new Batman in the dystopian future of 2040, thanks to a cybernetic Batsuit, Batman Beyond » 6/18/08 1:00pm 6/18/08 1:00pm