The Dark Knight Returns' Carrie Kelley may be Batman's new Robin

It looks like Carrie Kelley, the female Robin to Grumpy Old Batman in Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns, is joining the DC universe proper. She's on the gatefold cover of Batman and Robin #19 (which comes out next Wednesday) in a Robin costume. Does this mean she'll actually be the next Robin? Maaaaybe. » 4/05/13 8:40am 4/05/13 8:40am

The terrifying secrets of the “Jedi Mindmeld” revealed!

In a world where everything seems to change — like the look and format of your favorite website — it can be nice to know some things stay the same — like your friendly fake post-apocalyptic mailman. This week, we look at how Gotham City will have the Damian Wayne’s death, an odd amount of Star Wars-related politics,… » 3/13/13 8:00am 3/13/13 8:00am

7 Superheroes Who Should Get Their Own Arrow-style TV Shows

It's still a little weird to say out loud, but The CW's Green Arrow show Arrow is good. Like, really good. Like, a perfect match of superheroics, accessibility and non-superheroic drama for mass audiences, and with no need for budget-busting special effects. It's possibly the perfect superhero TV show, and it got us… » 2/26/13 10:00am 2/26/13 10:00am

DC would like you to know Robin is gonna die this week in Batman, Inc.

My apologies for the lack of a spoiler warning, but DC has gone out of its way to let comics fans know that, if they pick up Grant Morrison's Batman, Inc. #8 this Wednesday, they will read about the death of Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's assassin-trained son and the current Robin. The news was announced earlier today… » 2/25/13 7:00am 2/25/13 7:00am

Remember when Robin fought Batman while he was taking a shower?

Batman and Robin have been through dozens of strange scenarios, but few compare to the time the Boy Wonder ambushed the Cape Crusader for some Eastern Promises-style fisticuffs. Such a scene went down in 1983's Batman #356. I'm particularly fond of the final panel, where it's sort of unclear if Bruce Wayne is… » 9/07/12 8:40am 9/07/12 8:40am

10 Insanely Awkward Superhero Romantic Subplots

Superhero romance is a bit like unstable nitroglycerine, in that A.) it's very rarely handled well; and B.) it often blows up in everybody's face. Here are ten times your favorite crime-stoppers experienced relationship foibles mere mortals like you and I can barely comprehend. Remember when Superman made an adult… » 5/02/12 12:50pm 5/02/12 12:50pm

Never-made 1980s action figures turned Robin into Mad Max (and Batman…

In the 1980s, toy manufacturer Kenner produced the Super Power collection of action figures for DC Comics. In an effort to capitalize on the Mad Max craze, Kenner also drafted designs for a line of "anti-hero" toys that recast DC heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman as leather-sporting ruin dwellers. As you can see… » 2/05/11 7:30am 2/05/11 7:30am