First Look At The Batman v Superman Toys That Are Heading To Comic-Con

With Marvel skipping Comic-Con this year, Batman v Superman plans to dominate the Superhero movie talk at the convention—and the movie is bringing in the merchandising to help do so. We already got our first look at the Funko Pop! Batman and Superman, but now we’ve got a look at even more toys! » 7/01/15 7:20pm Wednesday 7:20pm

Check Out Mondo's Beautiful Posters For Flash Gordon, Ant-Man And More

Hope you haven’t already paid your July rent—because Mondo has another batch of beautiful posters for sale, both online and as exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out Flash Gordon, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Ant-Man posters, plus Aliens and Superman: The Animated Series vinyls. » 7/01/15 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

Which DC Comics Character Has The Most Ridiculous New Costume?

DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe! » 6/25/15 1:24pm 6/25/15 1:24pm

We Have Our New Spider-Man—So Which Villain Will He Fight First?

Greetings, my pencil pals! Sorry about last week’s missing column; as it turns out I managed to catch a Mutant Deathvirus (mild infection) from the Radioactive Biker Crocodiles of Texas (air travel). I was basically unconscious all last week. But I’m up now, and rarin’ to answer some of your letters (earn my paycheck)! » 6/25/15 1:03pm 6/25/15 1:03pm

They Weren't Kidding: That New Justice League Cartoon Is Really Dark

It’s not like we’ve known this for a while, but Bruce Timm’s return to DC animation, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, wastes no time in getting down to the grim and gritty. See it in action in this first episode from the prequel web series, as new Batman, Kirk Langstrom, hunts down a psychotic Harley Quinn.
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Alex Ross' Justice League Designs Are Getting Snazzy Action Figures

Well, again, that is. Long ago DC Direct, before they were relaunched as the current DC Collectibles, made a series of 7” scale Justice League action figures based on the artwork of the iconic comic book artist Alex Ross. Missed out the first time? Good news! They’re back, with shiny new repaints in tow. » 5/20/15 3:40pm 5/20/15 3:40pm

8 D-List Characters Who Tried And Failed To Replace A-List Superheroes

With a woman taking on the mantle of Thor and a new, heavily armored Batman in Gotham, the idea of a “replacement hero” — where a new character is introduced to take up a legacy hero’s name — is back in style. But more often than not, these shake-ups don’t workout. Here’s eight of the weirdest and worst replacements. » 5/20/15 10:00am 5/20/15 10:00am

DC Heroes Mixed With Thomas The Tank Engine Is A Most Delightful Horror

DC’s cadre of heroes and villains have been mashed up with a lot of things over the years. But transforming them into the wide-eyed, slightly creepy locomotives of Thomas the Tank Engine makes for a toy that is equal parts laden with animated nostalgia and sheer, nightmarish terror. » 5/15/15 11:40am 5/15/15 11:40am

The Art Of Tricking Normal People Into Enjoying Nerdy Entertainment

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! It’s another fine day here in my vague post-apocalypse, although any day I can sit and answer your mail instead of running from plague-ridden puppy-scorpions is all right in my book. Today we’re talking about the new Joker, why Daredevil can’t curse, Kryptonian sex taboos, and more! » 4/30/15 12:50pm 4/30/15 12:50pm

The Best Superman Stories Not Actually About Superman

Superman has had some great stories by some excellent writers and artists. These are not them. These are not actually about Superman. Sure, some may look like Superman, but closer examination will show that they are a completely different character...but the stories themselves are excellent Superman stories. Just, you… » 4/28/15 8:30pm 4/28/15 8:30pm

10 Obvious Superhero Weaknesses (That Supervillains Hardly Ever Exploit)

We think of superhero weaknesses as being fancy or complicated — radioactive fragments of their old home planets, or the people they love. And that’s why superheroes win. In fact, most superheroes have super-obvious weak points. Here are 10 obvious superhero weakness that villains almost never attack. » 4/27/15 10:17am 4/27/15 10:17am

Wonder Woman's Costume In Batman V. Superman Actually Has Color In It

If you were at all perturbed by the grim darkness of the new grim-dark Batman V. Superman trailer, or even just the drab costumes DC’s three greatest heroes seemed to sport in the movie, good news! A new photo of Wonder Woman’s upcoming costume reveals she’s still wearing red, gold and blue! (Kind of!) » 4/20/15 11:50am 4/20/15 11:50am