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If you think this sounds like something out of the 90s, you can be forgiven. There was a storyline that ran through the Superman books in the mid-1990s called “The Death of Clark Kent,” where one of the Man of Steel’s adversaries learned his secret identity and launched an attack to destroy him, forcing Superman and his adoptive parents to become fugitives flying under the radar in a Winnebago. But this time is different, because in the 90s Supes never got around to choosing a new name for himself, and this time, he has. Say hello to truck driver Archie Clayton: Last Son of Krypton. (more…)


Without reservation, we can say that Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most seminal graphic novels ever published. The sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Back, not so much. The latter book, published in 2000, is largely seen as part of an overall decline in quality from Miller in the last several years, including heavily critiqued works like 300, Holy Terror, and All-Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder. Now those books may have their good points too, but Miller criticism will go to a whole new level if the following piece of art is a hint at what we might be getting with the upcoming The Dark Knight Returns III: The Master Race. (more…)


There were many changes to DC Comics‘ lore when the publisher relaunched all its books in 2011 with the New 52, and not many of them were greeted with cheers from the comic book fandom. However, one of the much-loved new additions was “The Court of Owls,” the storyline that kicked off the re-launched Batman title and introduced the titular villains to the Dark Knight’s vast menagerie of weird and spooky bad guys. Naturally, if it’s popular with Batman fans, then it’s a no-brainer for the producers of Gotham. There have been rumours that the Court of Owls is coming to the Fox drama, and now showrunner Bruno Heller has confirmed that yes, the Owls are coming. But when?  (more…)


The new TV season is officially underway, but most of the superhero action is still a couple of weeks off, and more than a month away in the specific case of Supergirl. The new DC Comics inspired drama will debut at the end of October on CBS, but in the interest of striking while the iron is hot, the network has launched a new trailer with “never before seen” footage from the series. Although fans have been suspicious since the first trailer debuted earlier this year, it’s hard not to anticipate Supergirl being one of the biggest shows of the fall. So does this new footage make the case that Supergirl will fly high ratings-wise? (more…)

Is There A New Justice League Cartoon In The Works?


Well, the internet seems to think there is… This morning a picture started making the rounds on Reddit (and we all know that they can’t post something there if it’s not true…) reportedly from an alleged Warner Bros. Animation office of some kind showing what appears to be posters of possible animated productions that the studio may or may not be producing. One of these supposed posters features what could possible be an indication of what could be an all new Justice League cartoon… Begin wild speculation now! (more…)


There’s no shortage of superheroes on TV, and we don’t just mean the ones that topline their own shows. Nope, if you have a superhero show, it’s just an invitation to have more superheroes come and help save the day because that’s just the way it goes. Arrow welcomed Black Canary, The Flash ushered in Firestorm, and it sounds like Supergirl will play host to Red Tornado some point later this fall. Long a member of the expansive DC Comics family of heroes, Red Tornado’s never really gotten his due, but maybe now, with the help of the Girl of Steel, he can get his 15 minutes of mainstream fame. (more…)


Despite the fact that this whole DC Extended Universe began with 2013’s Man of Steel, the next phase of a solo Superman adventure seemed oddly an after thought during last year’s announcement of the DC Entertainment film slate through 2020. Sure, Supes is one-half of next year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he’ll almost certainly lead the two-part Justice League movie, but Man of Steel 2 or whatever it’s going to be called – well, “limbo” would be a fairly accurate description of its current status. But now we get word that the situation may be simpler, and the news from Warner Bros. is that if you’re holding your breath for the next Superman standalone, you should probably stop. (more…)

NBC Developing Work-Place Comedy Set in… The DC Universe?


Marvel Studios gets all the glamour with their movie series, but without a doubt, Warner Bros and DC Entertainment presently own the TV side of things. The upcoming television season will feature the return of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and iZombie, which will be joined by Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and eventually, Titans. Room to grow? Absolutely! In Hollywood, success breeds opportunity, so why would DC Entertainment stop at just seven series across four networks? To that end, some fascination news today. DC Entertainment has a pilot approved for production at NBC. The hook? It’s a single-camera, work-place comedy a la The Office. Color me intrigued… (more…)


The trailer for CBS‘ new Supergirl series didn’t win a lot of fans over, but because of the pedigree, Arrow and The Flash executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, those same uncertain fans are reserving judgment until they can see Melissa Benoist take flight, in full, when the show debuts this fall. In the meantime, let’s talk about casting. Both Arrow and Flash have been pretty good about recruiting comic book bad guys for their TV heroes to fight, and it seems that Supergirl will be no exception to that rule. Prepare yourself people, for the random radioactive arrival of Reactron! (more…)