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Comic Books 

DC Comics And Gerard Way Are Getting Weird With Young Animal

In 1993, DC Comics saw a hole in the market. The core audience of comic readers was getting older and many were moving away from the cape and cowl comics. Superheroes weren’t giving these readers the stories they were looking for. Karen Berger, a DC editor who had recently been spending her time working with […]

Comic Books 

Five Freaky BATMAN Stories That Would Make Great Movies

BATMAN V SUPERMAN is out and we all have… opinions… about it. Personally, it didn’t work for me. I’m not a fan of angry Superman. Still, I think everyone’s pretty happy with Ben Affleck as Batman (aside from all the killing he does), and we’re all looking forward to seeing more of him as the […]

Comic Books Real Life Scares 

Who Is The Man Who Laughs? The Origin & Shocking Real-Life Inspiration Of THE JOKER!

In May of 1939, the world was introduced to a detective dressed like a bat. Created by the teenaged Bob Kane and the more experienced Bill Finger, Batman exploded onto the scene in DETECTIVE COMICS issue #27. Something of a mirror image to Superman, Batman was a human with no special abilities outside of being […]

Comic Books 

The History Of DOOMSDAY, The Monster That Killed Superman

With the release of the latest Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice trailer, we know for sure that the rumors are true, and Doomsday will be showing up. The movie, it looks like, is going with a different origin for the monster that killed Superman, with his creation coming from some experimentation with the body […]

Comic Books Scary Fun TV 

The Story Behind SOLOMON GRUNDY, DC’s Scariest Looking Villain!

Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Ill on Thursday, Worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday. That was the end, Of Solomon Grundy When I was a kid, there weren’t many things in comics that would creep me out. I would read my brother’s collected editions of […]

TV 

Can We Please Give John CONSTANTINE Another Chance?

On last week’s episode of The CW’s ARROW, HELLBLAZER fans got a surprise. An extra hour with the now short-lived and title character of NBC’s CONSTANTINE with Matt Ryan reprising his role as John Constantine. And it was wonderful. I mean, when Ryan first looks up and asks for a cigarette in his first appearance […]