Fantastic Beasts 2 is looking for some younger versions of its cast of characters. Legends of Tomorrow recruits a mystical new heroine. The brains behind Stranger Things discuss the role of the monsters in season two. Plus extensive new looks at The Mummy and Transformers: The Last Knight. Behold, Spoilers!
Salutations, my self-adhesive envelopes. Sorry “Postal Apocalypse” is a day late; I’d explain why, but I, uh... swore an oath to a wizard. Or something. Look, it’s been a long week. A long week that ends with answers: How Marvel could have connected its movies and TV series way better! Who’s worse at time travel than…
James Gunn no longer wants to do a ROM movie. New reports hint a touching scene between Luke and some old friends in The Last Jedi. Joss Whedon discusses casting Batgirl. Plus, more clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, promos for American Gods, and Ashley Eckstein on Ahsoka’s Rebels return. Spoilers, assemble!
Yes, there are really already rumors about who’s been cast as Barbara Gordon. More speculation on the future of the Star Wars Story spinoffs. Could a Rogue One location play an important role in The Last Jedi? Plus, get a look at Molly Ringwald on Riverdale, and new footage from Arrow’s return. Behold, Spoilers!
Batgirl is coming to DC’s cinematic universe, and she’s got one hell of a name directing her: Joss Whedon himself.
In January 1967, DC Comics put out Detective Comics #359, which introduced a new Batgirl to the Dark Knight mythos. Barbara Gordon wasn’t the first Batgirl in the publisher’s history but she’s the one that’s best known to most people. She’s gone on to have a long, dramatic career as a superhero over the last 50 years,…
Ever since Barbara Gordon took on the mantle of Batgirl once more in the New 52, no one has stepped up to take on her former mantle as superheroic cyberintelligence expert Oracle. That is, until now. And the new Oracle is a bit of a surprise.
A few years ago, Cliff Chiang did designs for a Gatchaman-style (better known in the U.S. as the 1970s cartoon Battle of the Planets) take on DC’s finest heroes that had us longing for a classic anime take on the Justice League. But artist Jordan Gibson has added to those hopes with a whole series of Gatchaman…
There are a lot of things from the movies and TV shows making their way into the comics these days, since both influence each other in an endless marketing cycle. This list is about characters who, these days, are important enough to the original comic book world they were spawned from that it’s genuinely strange to…
The biggest problem with The Killing Joke movie’s portrayal of Batgirl goes beyond a poor approach to a female character. Its biggest problem is that what it adds to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s original 1988 comic is so pointless, that its shoddy treatment of Barbara Gordon becomes all the more insulting.
The Killing Joke is a 30-year-old Batman graphic novel that goes to ugly places, especially in what it does Batgirl. And when folks expressed anger at Barbara Gordon’s portrayal in a new, controversial scene in the upcoming film adaptation during a DC panel, things got ugly in real life.
Independence Day 3 may already be on the way. Deadpool 2 is definitely on the way. How the Flash messing up the timeline in his TV show has made one actor’s return very confusing. And the Suicide Squad movie receives its own bad theme song. Spoilers, yo!
Rumors abound that DC Comics’ new “Rebirth” project will reboot its comics continuity yet again, and put an end to the “New 52" era that began in 2011. Although the current DC universe has often been a mess, it has also resulted in some fascinating new directions for its heroes. In case the end is nigh, we’ve looked…
It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s 20 of 2015’s best.
It’s not been a good day for DC Comics. Earlier this morning, the company announced that it was down over $2 million in its total revenue and expenditure for the last financial year. It’s getting worse, though: DC’s reaction to the bad news is apparently to get editors to stop experimenting with its comic books.
I’ve been waiting a long time to play as Batgirl in a modern video game. Now the chance has arrived in the form of a new add-on for the latest Batman title. Is it what I wanted? Not really.
When Yvonne Craig made her debut as Batgirl for the third season of Batman, she dazzled the streets of Gotham in a ridiculously glitzy Batsuit. Now that we’re finally getting merchandise based on the classic show, Batgirl is heading to the toyshelf at last—and she’s as wonderfully glitter-laden as ever.
Batgirl's radical tone change (and snazzy new outfit) under the creative direction of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr has made Batgirl one of DC's most popular ongoing comics. Apparently however, the change wasn't expected to catch on — DC only planned for it to last six issues.
Batgirl has been in the media for all the wrong reasons recently — but this is nothing new. The iconic heroine has long been a source of controversy for DC, thanks to a series of strange decisions. Here's the story of DC's Batgirls, and the controversies that have come to define them.