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There’s a long history of bizarro crossovers between Archie Comics and other entities. Archie and friends have in the past met up with the Punisher, KISS, George Takei, the cast of Glee, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and real life politicians President Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin. Riverdale, it seems, is on the road to everywhere, even Gotham City. DC Comics and Archie Comics have announced that they’re teaming up on a new story that will see BFFs Betty and Veronica come face-to-face with Gotham City Sirens Harley and Poison Ivy in Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica (more…)

That’s right, 69 years. In an era when half of all marriages end in divorce, nearly seven decades of marriage is almost incomprehensible. Except to the Lees. Stan and Joan Lee got married in 1947, and were together through thick and thin. Without Joan, there would have been no Marvel Universe, because it was her challenge to Stan to write a comic he was proud of that resulted in the Fantastic Four. Otherwise, Stan Lee might have been another failed novelist instead of the godfather or a multimedia empire. It’s just one reason why we’re sad to report tonight that Joan Lee has passed away at 93.  (more…)

Remember when San Diego Comic Con was about comics? Pepperidge Farms remembers, and so does Chuck Rozanski, president of Mile High Comics.  In spite of the shift in the last 15 years, from an event still largely based in the comic book medium, to a multimedia event that’s more a trade show for Hollywood studios, TV and cable networks, Rozanski and his crew from Denver, CO, have stayed the course and helped put the “comic” in “Comic Con”, but no more. Rozanski has announced that after 44 years, he and his shop are going to skip San Diego and its vaunted con.  (more…)

Batman & Harley Quinn Prequel ComicWe’ve know for awhile that we’d (sorta) see return to the much loved Warner Bros. Animation Timmverse with the Batman & Harley Quinn movie and it is starting to look like the 90’s borne fan favourite and critical darling Dark Knight defining cartoon’s return might be more than just a one-off direct to home movie. ScreenRant has just reported that the cartoons spin-off comicbook is making a return too to in the form of a prequel that will help set up the new movie. Here’s are the official details: (more…)

Disney Making Jack Kirby a Legend at this Year’s D23

Now you may read that headline and say, “Hey, Jack Kirby is already legendary!” and you would be right. Along with Stan Lee, Kirby laid a lot of the ground work for the Marvel Universe and gets co-creator credit for Fantastic Four, the original X-Men, and The Avengers, and on his own he did a lot of outstanding work including the Fourth World Saga for DC Comics, which includes The New Gods. Still, Disney will be enshrining Kirby’s status as a legend at this year’s D23 Disney fan convention by posthumously giving him a Disney Legends Award next month.  (more…)

Big Trouble in Little China was never one of those blockbuster hits. In fact, when it debut, it was far from it. However, over the years it developed a cult following which has prompted things like board games, t-shirts, and numerous petitions for a sequel. While the later may be a little further from reach than expected that doesn’t mean fans can’t find the answer in other forms of media. From BOOM! Studios, you and other fans will be able to get their hands on a new comic book series which follows a much older Jack. Hell on Earth no longer is just a saying – it’s the real deal. It’s been some time, but Jack’s found himself all alone during these times. Until his radio finally picks up a signal. On the other end is a voice claiming they can fix things – fix it all.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been one of the most successful franchises in recent history. Starting with Iron Man way back in 2008, the MCU had continued to grow to help birth the current age of superhero films. Sure, we love the characters and their heroics, but the MCU films also have had a wide reach with their audience. That is mostly due to the fact that all MCU films have had the family-friendly PG-13 Rating. While the Netflix Marvel Television shows have toes the line with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones doing the nasty and the constant barrage of the N-word on Luke Cage, they are still relatively tame compared to anything Tarantino would ever put out. Marvel Studios has played it safe with their 15 films by having them all be PG-13.

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In the land of comic books, this one is a doozy. If you haven’t read the latest issue of Batman in DC’s Rebirth Universe, then you should bookmark this article and come back. What happens in it is pretty big. In the pages and on the big screen, the big, black bat has always been kind of a loner ever since his parents died (spoiler alert). Aside from Alfred, maintaining a close and personal relationship has been out of the question. This issue explores why he’s been a loner. It doesn’t go into too much detail, but it does ask the right questions. At the end of it all, it pushes him to do something no one saw coming.

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As one of the founding members of the Justice League, Princess Diana of Themyscira has been one of pop culture’s most influential heroines for decades. In her years fighting injustice, she has taken on everyone from Hitler to Superman. With a new movie on the horizon bringing her story fully into the modern DC cinematic universe, Wonder Woman is as powerful a character today as she ever has been. This week marks the release of her first solo film under the DCEU. The Amazon princess and immortal warrior has become an iconic role model for woman the world over. (more…)