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Constantine creators Daniel Creone and David Goyer are meeting with NBC executives today to pitch the second season. In an effort to show NBC that fans are behind the show and want more, Creone put out a Call to Arms Tweet to Constantine fans around the world. Tweet using hashtag #SaveConstantine during the meeting starting at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST in hopes of convincing NBC that Constantines fanbase won’t take it’s removal from television lying down.
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Especially appropriate now after all the Black Widow drama, (being excluded from Avengers: Age of Ultron merch, the Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner comments…), it seems girls are finally getting some good news! DC Entertainment, Warner Brothers Animation, Warner Brothers Consumer Products and Mattel have all teamed up to launch a new movement towards marketing to girls starting this fall- it’s called DC Super Hero Girls! (more…)

Two New ‘Suicide Squad’ Cast Picks Announced

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As production for one of the most-hyped upcoming movies draws nearer, we’ve been afforded a little more news about the casting of the Suicide Squad film. Two more cast members will join the ranks of the Rogues Gallery as they complete missions deemed to dangerous for normal government employees, and it begs the question…is Suicide Squad becoming too ‘Hollywood’? (more…)

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Few characters in the expansive DC pantheon have had as many designs as Harley Quinn. She was originally created as a throwaway henchman for Batman: The Animated Series, but Paul Dini adored her so much she became a mainstay, eventually working her way into comics and Rocksteady’s Arkham video games. Over the years, she has had costume after costume, ranging from the sleek to the slutty, and we finally have details on her outfit for the very first live-action appearance on the big screen.

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Check Out Wonder Woman’s New Full Bodied Costume

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Whether she’s wearing pants, metal bra, leather jacket, gold tiara, or a star spangled bikini, Wonder Woman is the diva of costume changes. In a new cover that debuted online earlier today, the creative team of Meredith & David Finch are updating the warrior of themyscira’s look once a again. Premiering in the June issues Wonder Woman #41, WW is now decked out in a full body suit, and has ditched the lasso and sword for retractable blades on her wrists.  (more…)

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With Marvel Studios getting all the attention these days (you heard Spidey is coming back to Marvel, right?) We haven’t heard much from the DC camp. Sure, hearing about the casting announcements and rotations on the upcoming Suicide Squad movie (which is gonna a be nuts!) makes for a good proverbial snack, DC/Warner Bros. need to give something more. Well more they have given!

How about our first look at Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman from Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice? That ought to do, right? (more…)

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Diversity is a loaded word when it comes to the four-color world of comic books and superheroes. For some, it’s an eye-rolling attempt at political correctness to force characters of different colors and religious and sexual persuasions into stories that supposedly don’t need them. Others see it as cynical money grab by tone-deaf publishers, namely DC and Marvel, to improve sales by enticing noob readers into buying books with characters who look like them on the covers. Me, I see it as strips of the quilt that has made up my reading material in and out of comics since I foolishly ripped the pages out of a copy of Charlotte’s Web my mother gave me when I was seven to make paper airplanes. I don’t need to be able to relate to a character before I pick up a book no matter the genre because I’m just as likely to be the last survivor of the planet Krypton as I am the reincarnated soul of a bloodthirsty mercenary sent back to Earth as a spawn of Hell. So just make sure the yarn holds my attention and I’ll judge it on its own merits. However, when I do find a character I see some of myself in, I’m hooked for life. Heroes and a few villains like Easy Rawlins, Sherlock Holmes, Batman, Nino Brown, and Black Manta. But when I saw Black Lightning, the protector of Suicide Slum, on the cover of a Justice League of America comic in 1979, I said that’s me.  (more…)

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There’s more to Aquaman than the hackneyed “he talks to fish” joke. He’s far cooler than most people ever give him credit for. He’s a born leader, handles hardships like a boss, and gets shit done. The moment the character grew a beard and jabbed a trident on the stub that was once his left hand,  cemented him as a total bad-ass in my book. I  mean seriously, why would anyone doubt a guy that has the potential to summon a Sharknado? Still, the vast majority of pop culture enthusiasts just think of him as that homoerotic water boy who rides giants seahorses.

While recent media outings like the DC Animated feature Justice League: Throne of Atlantis have tried to reintroduce the king of the 7 seas to some decent fanfare, Aquaman’s cool factor tows the line to a small (maybe not so small) pocket of fans who appreciate and understand him.  It will be real interesting to see how the characters star meter rises (or falls) when Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa dons the scaly orange suit and raises the royal trident when he appears in Batman v Superman and the eventual Justice League movies and Aquaman standalone film. (more…)