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Clowns, Cutters, and Cannibals: The Scariest BATMAN Villains

Of all the superheroes out there, no one has a better line up of evil jerks looking to ruin their day than the Dark Knight Detective himself, Batman. Part of the beauty of Batman’s rogues is just how varied they are. They go from straight up goofy – Condiment King – to completely terrifying. When […]

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Fringe With Benefits: Comics That Aren’t Quite Horror

As horror fans, we all know about “the fringe.” Those movies that ride the line of the genre, that are just weird and bizarre enough, maybe they offer enough dread or tension, perhaps they have a random practical effects monster, the reasons vary. For decades, film has rode a dizzying line between “horror” and some […]

Lie Detectors, Bracelets, and Wonder Women

Fine, but make her a woman – Elizabeth Holloway Marston In 1941, comic book readers were introduced to Diana of Themyscira, the daughter of Queen Hippolyta who, on an island of Amazonian women, created a child out of clay and asked the goddess Aphrodite to grant it life. Diana would travel to the world of […]

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Happy Rebirthday DC!

A year ago this month, DC Comics took a big risk – they ended their comics, and for the last week of May released just one book: REBIRTH. The book acted as a soft reboot for the DC universe which, for the last few years, was seen as a struggling concept after the last reboot […]

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The Weirdest Jack the Ripper Appearances

At the end of the 19th Century, Jack the Ripper took the world by storm. His murders changed the world forever, giving us the first famous serial killer and giving tabloid journalism it’s first big story, altering the way we receive news even to this day. So powerful is the idea of Saucy Jack that […]

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Is DC on the Right Track?

Imagine, for a moment, that you find the Cosmic Treadmill, the device Flash uses to travel through time in the comics. There you are, little old you (or young you, I don’t want to be ageist), with a machine that can take you back to any point you want. Imagine that you get into it […]

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Meet The Man With The World’s Most Fully Functional BATMAN Suit

So, I bet a lot of you out there think you are the world’s biggest Batman fan? You might have to take a back seat and give it up for Julian Checkley. The Ireland based FX artist and suit maker currently holds the Guinness World Record for “most functional gadgets on a cos-play suit.” A huge […]

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Supergirl Power! Warner Brothers Needs To Build Out Their Female Superhero Movies

If you liked BATMAN V SUPERMAN or not, I think just about everyone agrees that the best thing in the movie is Wonder Woman. Part of it is that, of the three heroes, she has the least amount of screen time, so there is less time for Zack Snyder to have fucked the character up. […]

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DC Comics Is Born Again (Again) With REBIRTH

In 1985, during DC Comics’ 50th Anniversary, the company released a mini-series titled CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. In it, DC took their multiverse, which consisted of countless Earths with various differences, and chopped it all down to a single Earth in a single universe. The plan was to clean up 50 years of continuity problems, […]

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SUPERMAN Is Dead. Long Live SUPERMAN!

In 1992, DC Comics found itself in a bit of a pickle; they had planned to celebrate the 75th issue of SUPERMAN with a wedding between Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but because of the hit TV series LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN playing the Sam and Diane game with the two intrepid […]

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Who The Hell Is Geoff Johns?

I’m going to tell you a story. Stick with it, I think it hits the core of who we’re about to talk about… When I decided to move from New York to Los Angeles, one of the things I did to save up some cash was quit reading comics. FLASH was my favorite book, but […]

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From SWAMP THING to PREACHER: The History of Vertigo Comics

Karen Berger started working at DC Comics straight out of college in 1979. Smarter than most of her peers, and twice as dedicated, Karen was the assistant to Paul Levitz, who was a wunderkind himself. Levitz had spent the 70s building his name at DC, and would become one of the most important writers and […]

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It’s Here… The Trailer To BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is arguably one of the best Batman stories ever told. Hell, for me personally, and I’m sure a lot of you out there, it’s probably your favorite too. The one-shot graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland shocked comic readers when it hit store shelves back in […]