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Comic Books 

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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Who Killed Superman?

There was a time when heroes didn’t die. At least, not the big heroes. Not the heroes we saw on TV and in the comics. Lone Ranger. Tarzan. Superman. These guys were immortal. They were forever. Nothing would ever stop them from fighting the good fight. This was the promise they made to the kids […]

Comic Books 

Summer Reading: Catch Up On Some Great Comics

Summer. A time for sitting in the sun on a beach, or if you’re more like me, hiding away in a dark room with stacks of comic books. We, the ones David Wain and Michael Showalter so aptly named “the indoor kids” have a love for the four color page, and we enjoy it no […]

Comic Books 

Buried Alien And The Secret Comic Book Crossovers

The second comic books came into existence, readers started demanding crossovers of their favorite characters. Over the years, fans have gotten to see Marvel and DC have multiple crossovers. We got to watch what would happen if the the Terminator fought RoboCop. We saw the exciting battle between the Predator and Tarzan. Heck, we even […]

Comic Books Films 

The Long, Sad History Of SUPERMAN (Almost) On Film

For us comic nerds, we live in truly wonderful times. Superheroes are taking over the screen, both big and small with Marvel’s incredibly long run of critical and financial hits, as well as DC’s burgeoning film universe and solid TV shows. And yet there is a sadness within us. A sadness born from Warner Brothers’ […]

Comic Books 

Where Is The SUPERMAN We Once Knew And Loved?

When I was 10, my dad took me to see SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. At the theater, I met Superman. He gave me a coloring book. He was really, really, super cool, and I was beyond excited. In my 10 year old head, I was meeting a true hero. I mean, I knew […]

Comic Books Films 

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. […]

Films 

Superhero Reboots and Sisyphus: Keep Pushing that Boulder!

A brief primer: Sisyphus was a figure in Greek mythology who was, for his craftiness, punished by the gods by being forced to push an enormous boulder up a hill. When it reached the top, it would roll to the bottom, and he’d have to start again. Sisyphus is a symbol for futile work. This […]

Comic Books 

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 […]

Comic Books 

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 […]

Real Life Scares 

The Stories Behind 10 Shocking Unsolved Real-Life Hollywood Mysteries

Hollywood is known for creating unforgettable mysteries on screen, but some of the most compelling mysteries in Tinseltown have happened off screen. The entertainment world is riddled with scandal, and has a history plagued by suspicious deaths, shocking disappearances, and cold-blooded murder. Here are 10 real-life Hollywood mysteries so fascinating, they’re stranger than fiction. WILLIAM […]

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SUPERMAN/ALIENS – The Best of Both Worlds

In 1992, two pop-culture icons seemingly died. The bigger of the two was Superman, who faced his death as a hero in the pages of SUPERMAN #75. The other was the ALIEN franchise, with the critical and commercial flop of ALIEN 3 it seemed unlikely that we would see another ALIEN film anytime soon. Of […]