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Gotham Adds More Villains, More Heroes, More Worries

As the official io9 reviewer of the first season of Gotham, I thought the show had an unfortunate tendency to merely trot out proto-Batman characters in lieu of decent storytelling and actual character development. Now that the show is adding an absurd amount of new characters for season 2, I don’t think this problem… » 7/29/15 5:30pm Wednesday 5:30pm

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled.… » 7/28/15 9:00am Tuesday 9:00am

Watch Batman Watch Superman Be a Dick in This Man of Steel/BvS Mash-Up

Someone has taken the footage of Superman obliviously destroying Metropolis in Man of Steel and cut it together with the footage of Bruce Wayne running through the streets of Metropolis in the latest Batman V. Superman trailer. The result? A very cool fan edit where we see exactly what makes Batman so furious. » 7/22/15 6:33am 7/22/15 6:33am

Even DC's Comic Book Figures Are Getting On The Batman v Superman Trend

Next year will be a pretty big year for DC, as Batman v Superman marks their first tentative foray into a new cinematic universe. That means merchandise out the wazoo—and not just movie stuff. DC collectibles would like to remind you where the movie all started, with two figures from The Dark Knight Returns. » 7/22/15 1:00am 7/22/15 1:00am

Batman Is A Corny Dingus, And Superman Should Whomp His Ass

As the title suggests, the upcoming stupid-ass movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature Batman and Superman opposing each other, at least for a while, before they inevitably come together to form what will become the Justice League of America. I do not follow this garbage film franchise, because it is… » 7/21/15 2:22pm 7/21/15 2:22pm

Batman Learns the Joker's Biggest Secret in Justice League #42

Batman has a bit of a rep among comic fans for being... well, a bit unbeatable. Always with a plan, always finding a way to succeed against impossible odds, for a mortal, Batman can stand alongside gods and do just dandy. However, today’s Justice League #42 leans into that reputation... quite literally. » 7/15/15 9:40am 7/15/15 9:40am

Let's Break Down All The Secrets In Batman v. Superman's New Trailer

DC dazzled Comic-Con with a humongous trailer for Batman v Superman, filled with superheroic action, our first look at Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor in action, and much more—but there were also plenty of little clues and hints about the movie woven in. Join us as we take a deep dive and break the trailer down for you!… » 7/13/15 2:36pm 7/13/15 2:36pm

Ben Affleck Will Direct The Batman Movie, and Geoff Johns Will Write It

It’s been rumored for a while, but now Warner Bros. has finally managed to roll a big enough wheelbarrow full of cash convinced Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck to direct and star in the first new stand-alone Batman movie of the new DC cinematic universe, from a script by DC Comics’ Geoff Johns. » 7/09/15 4:05pm 7/09/15 4:05pm