If you spend enough time in the American school system (doesn’t matter whether it’s public, private, or otherwise), you’re bound to meet or at least hear about that teacher. You know, the one everyone suspects of slipping more than a little booze into their coffee as they make their way into the classroom?
I’m still not entirely sure how DC’s new Dark Nights: Metal is going to incorporate that terrifying squad of evil, alternate universe Batpeople, but that doesn’t matter right now. Folks, we need to have a talk about the Batman Who Laughs and his creepy-ass Robins and how I’m never sleeping again.
In the nearly 80 years that he’s spent terrorizing Gotham City, he’s gone by many different names. John Doe. Jackanapes. The Clown Prince of Crime. Puddin’. The Joker’s true identity is the card he’s always played closest to his chest, but it’s about to be revealed in DC’s upcoming Batman: White Knight.
In Mike Mignola’s Hellboy series, Grigori Rasputin is the famed Russian occultist whose collaboration with German Nazis to bring about the apocalypse during World War II accidentally brought Hellboy to earth. Hellboy goes on to become one of the world’s greatest heroes and Rasputin....well. He’s an evil asshole.
Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America is one of the funniest, most important black comedies of the past 30 years, and if I’m not mistaken, Christopher Priest just worked a clever shout-out to the movie in Marvel’s Inhumans: Once and Future Kings. This one’s for Zamunda.
Even with the success of American Gods, we still may never get a Sandman movie, or even a TV series. But Neil Gaiman diehards need not despair completely, because there’s a new fan film that pays impressively exacting tribute to one of Sandman’s most brutal installments.
Every so often, you come across a comic that throws you for the sort of loop that makes you pause a few pages in and think, “I wasn’t at all prepared for how damned good this is.” Atari and Dynamite’s new Centipede series, based on the classic 1980s video game, is definitely one of those comics.
The Inhumans have always represented everything that’s wild, fantastic, confusing, and frustrating about Marvel’s comics. They are at once larger than life in the very best way, but also sort of absurd and ridiculous in a way that can at times make them difficult to take all that seriously.
Comics are at their very best when they take you on a journey that makes you feel a broad spectrum of emotions. A good comic sets up a bold premise and then crafts a plot around that central idea, but a really great comic draws you into its pages and become deeply invested in its characters’ fates.
Russell Dauterman’s work alongside colorist Matthew Wilson makes The Mighty Thor one of the most sumptuous-looking comics on store shelves right now. So when Empire Magazine got Dauterman to draw them a Thor vs. Hela cover for its latest issue, the artist produced something that truly can only be describes as…
It’s an excellent time to be a fan of cult comedy favorite Wet Hot American Summer. Sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later just hit Netflix—home of 2015 prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp—and now there’s an original graphic novel on the way from Boom Studios.
Hundreds of thousands of people think that Tom King is a good writer. He’s won some of the comic book medium’s most prestigious awards for work like The Omega Men, Vision, and Sheriff of Babylon. But he’s still nervous about his work.
You remember the tag lines, even if you think you don’t. “Ooooooh, somebody stop me!” Or perhaps, “SSSSSSSSSMOKIN’!” Or even, “Hold on, Sugar! Daddy’s got a sweet tooth tonight!” Okay, maybe not that last one, but if you’ve got the time to rewatch The Mask, do it. It’s dated. It’s goofy. And boy, is it fun.
When the 1982 Swamp Thing movie was getting underway, costume designer William Munns debated whether to give the plant hero a penis. The dong analogue didn’t wind up happening, which is good. Swamp Thing has never needed a penis to be sexy.
Though the Batman and Harley Quinn animated movie and its tie-in comics are brand new, everything about them, from their visual aesthetic to the tone of their dialogue, feels as if they were plucked right out of Batman: The Animated Series.
There’s a moment in the newest Thor: Ragnarok trailer that suggests something fascinating about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Hela gleefully chokes the life out Thor, she takes a moment to remind him just who and what she is. She is not a queen. She is not a monster. She is the goddess of death.
Though Ian McShane is best-known for his TV work—Mr. Wednesday on American Gods, Brother Ray on Game of Thrones, Al Swearengen on Deadwood, etc.—the colorful actor has also had his share of memorable big-screen outings. He’ll be adding another now that he’s joined the Hellboy reboot.
Later this year, the DC Animated Universe is returning to one of its most iconic worlds, the art deco noir of Batman: The Animated Series for Batman and Harley Quinn. But before the movie, DC is launching a new digital comic that sets up why Harley and Batman are teaming up where Harleen is the star—and we sat down…
When we learned that Marvel’s Legacy event would kick off with the origin story of prehistoric Avengers who team up in the year 1,000,000 BC, we were kinda skeptical of the premise, but when we saw art for the team, the idea suddenly clicked. But there was still one Avenger we had concerns about.
Though he doesn’t have traditional super powers like most of his friends, Batman’s got a lot going for him. He’s a handsome, rich, athletic white guy with virtually endless resources at his disposal. And yet, every so often, people come along who feel as if that’s not enough to make Batman a real superhero.