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Any given day you can find some sort of argument online between DC and Marvel fanboys. The constant “Marvel vs DC” debate has been ongoing since before most of us were born, since Marvel and DC were young comic book publishers.  Now that there are cinematic universes surrounding DC and Marvel characters, the endless debates have continued to a new medium. Now, of course, we don’t have to pick a side. As comic fans, it’s perfectly OK to like both equally. In fact, many actors/producers/directors in both universes often offer praise to each other for the success of their films and many endlessly gave DC their props for Wonder Woman. Now, the heads of the Marvel and DC cinematic Universes joined together in praise of someone else.

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When Warner Bros made Man of Steel, it was supposed to be the beginning of a DC cinematic universe. Much like Marvel has been crushing it with their cinematic universe, DC was going to start making legit superhero films. Unfortunately, DC has been going through some growing pains in building their cinematic universe. While their films have been commercially successful, many disagree about the quality of the films. While some have disliked the story or editing, many agree that the films were just too “dark.” In Man of Steel, we had a 9/11-esque battle with massive collateral damage.  In Batman v Superman, Batman was a murder-prone.  While trying to differentiate themselves from the sunnier Marvel films, DC might have taken it a step too far. Needless to say, there’s a need for some course correction.

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Rebirth, which DC reps has assured fans it is NOT a reboot, is a landmark event for the publisher. DC is going back to the heart and soul of what made their comics great. While looking back at pivotal moments in the history of its characters and striving to reclaim the success of the past, the titles which spawn from Rebirth will also look forward into a new era for some of the most beloved heroes and villains it has produced. For this transition, DC Comics called up their ace… Geoff Johns. (more…)

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Remember when you first heard about Batman v. Superman:Dawn of Justice and you were super excited?  Unfortunately, things didn’t necessarily turn out as well as they should of and because of it…Well, Warner Brothers and DC really have a bit of a mess on their hands, don’t they? After the absolutely critically panned BvS, rumors about WB shaking things up continue to swirl and if THR has it right, things may be even stickier than they appear.  According to sources, thanks to Captain America: Civil War‘s box office grab over the past few weeks, WB/DC has finally made a decision to focus on shifting things in the DC Extended Universe before it gets too late.   (more…)

DC Comics Preparing to Answer “Who is the Joker?”

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Even in comic books there are certain absolutes: Uncle Ben stays dead, Krypton was destroyed, and no matter what they do the X-Men are always hated and feared. One of those absolutes used to be the lack of origin for the Joker, or at least a canonical origin of the Joker, but all that will change in the near future when DC Comics will reveal the official origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime. That was just one, but perhaps the most consequential, of numerous announcements pertaining to DC’s Rebirth project at WonderCon this past weekend. (more…)

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Superhero nerds everywhere have recently been pelted with the mysterious announcement of the REBIRTH event, following a short teaser video that hints at a larger crisis which is probably heading toward New 52‘s way. While there has been no confirmation on whether or not this event will rework the DC continuity (Crisis-style), there has been some rampant speculation regarding the presence of a lot of Silver-Age heroes in the teaser’s line-up. The mystery is soon to be resolved, however, as the publisher recently went ahead to announce their full comic book line up for the duration of the event…

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Last night’s DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League special hosted by Kevin Smith on the CW had a lot of treats, most of which including the new Suicide Squad trailer and the first footage from Wonder Woman, have already been shared. But there were other insights into other movies that are in development. Other members of the Justice League got a moment to plug their eventual film projects with excerpts of interviews with the actors playing Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg. For fans worried about the DC movie guys reinventing the wheel, don’t worry, it doesn’t sound like much reinvention is in the works. (more…)

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Well, everyone once in a while a rumor comes along and is actually confirmed to be true. I know, it’s like a Christmas miracle here in Internet land, but it IS true! The rumor this time around is that one revolving around Ben Affleck taking the reigns of a new solo Batman flick. And while one might normally expect news of this magnitude to be reserved for an SDCC panel this time of year, that’s not the case here. Scroll on for all the details. (more…)

dc-post-new-52The New 52 is dead. Long live the New 52 (sorta)!

Earlier today, DC Comics announced that following this spring’s Convergence event their entire line-up will be overhauled and a bold new direction for the comic company will begin, one focused on diversity, accessibility, and every other buzzword comic book companies use to describe major shake-ups such as this.

Still, when you look into the details it seems that DC might have some method to this madness. Fresh talent working with long time veterans. Bestselling fan-favorite series will be joined by a very interesting (and surprising) list of new titles. (more…)