Our New Batman, Ben Affleck, Fights To Save Real-Life Bats

Bats are a crucial component of healthy ecosystems. They eats massive amounts of insect pests and, like bees, are important pollinators. White-nose syndrome, plus wind farms and habitat degradation, mean they're in trouble. Batman (and Lois Lane) have come to the rescue. » 10/31/14 12:03am Yesterday 12:03am

You can now read the World's most expensive Comic Book Online

Action Comics #1 holds an almost mythical status in Comic history, the début of Superman and the birth of the Superhero comic as we know it. It's been available to read online before, but never in a quality quite like this - not surprising, as this is the most valuable, pristine version of it ever sold. » 10/26/14 1:55pm Sunday 1:55pm

Are We Getting Fewer Star Wars Movies And More DC Ones Than We Thought?

Star Wars has announced the return of another actor. Ryan Gosling's rumored to be in all the genre films. Could Batman v. Superman be building Wonder Woman's home in New Mexico? See a first look at Alexander Siddig in Game of Thrones. Plus, more details on Interstellar and Terminator: Genisys. Spoilers now! » 10/17/14 6:00am 10/17/14 6:00am

Why does DC Comics keep insulting its fans?

Another week, another DC comics scandal highlighting their portrayal of Women - this time, particularly egregious T-Shirts asking women to declare themselves the future Mrs. Batman, or 'celebrate' Superman scoring with Wonder Woman. How many more times is it going to take DC screwing up to stop with this bullshit? » 10/01/14 3:25pm 10/01/14 3:25pm

​Why America Will Never Truly Be Able To Make Its Own Anime

Hello, folks. I'm sorry for the absence of last week's mail column; suffice it to say there was some… difficulty in escaping the intelligent apes, and I couldn't do it without endangering myself. In related news, if you ever go to Ape City, they will no longer be fooled by ape costumes. Just FYI. Now, on with the mail! » 9/17/14 8:00am 9/17/14 8:00am

Batman V. Superman May Be More Insanely Depressing Than We Suspected

Hey, remember yesterday when we heard the oddly believably rumor that Warner Bros. had instituted a "no-jokes" policy for its DC superhero movies? Well, apparently it's actually a "no joy whatsoever" policy, if this rumor about Scoot McNairy's character is to be believed. Possible spoilers ahead... » 8/28/14 12:40pm 8/28/14 12:40pm

Great Performances That Helped Prove Comic-Book Movies Could Be Art

Even among other genre films, comic-book movies used to be viewed as disposable pulpy fun. But we've now reached the point where serious A-list actors are vying for roles in superhero films. And actors are actually bringing their "A" game. Here are 12 amazing performances that helped elevate superhero movies. » 8/26/14 1:51pm 8/26/14 1:51pm

These Confusing PSAs Reveal Even Superheroes Shouldn't Drink And Drive

VW commissioned this very strange drunk-driving PSA from Costa Rican art director Fabio Obando, which shows even superheroes can get in accidents if they drive drunk. Obviously Superman is above, and there are a couple others after the jump. They're super creepy... if only because they make no sense at all. » 8/22/14 1:50pm 8/22/14 1:50pm

Why I'm Excited For DC Comics' Massive New Movie Plans

A couple weeks ago, Warner Bros. announced it was claiming release dates for nine unspecified DC Comics films, between now and 2020. This signaled that Warners is serious about building on the success of Man of Steel, and challenging Marvel's comic-book movie ascendancy. And here's why that's a good thing. » 8/19/14 8:00am 8/19/14 8:00am