​The Real Problems With This Controversial Batgirl Cover

Hello, my friends and potential food source. Spring is dawning here in the post-apocalypse, with its requisite rain showers, blooming flowers, and of course, the cannibal horselords of Old Sante Fe. Now who wants to talk about how incredibly awful that Joker variant cover of Batgirl #41 is? I sure do! » 3/18/15 4:26pm 3/18/15 4:26pm

Why We Didn't Know How Tall the Washington Monument Was Until Now

It only took more than a century, but we now know how tall the Washington Monument really stands thanks to—you guessed it—science. Oh, and we know the exact location, too. Finally. » 2/17/15 10:35am 2/17/15 10:35am

I want to see this movie where Marvel superheroes fight DC superheroes

There's something like 237 superhero movies coming out from Marvel and DC in the next few years and yet none of them are the movie that everyone wants to see: Marvel vs DC superheroes in an all out war that pits Spider-Man and Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers against Batman and Superman and the Justice League. » 12/22/14 10:49pm 12/22/14 10:49pm

Washington DC's Very Own High Line Will Clean Its Dirty River Water

The Anacostia River that runs through Washington DC has historically been known as, well, not the cleanest river in the country. A new elevated park straddling the river plans to filter the dirty water with a waterfall feature (apparently projected with Frederick Douglass's face). It's the winning design announced… » 10/16/14 4:30pm 10/16/14 4:30pm

Yes! A Lego Batman movie is coming in 2017

A plastic Dark Knight was arguably the best character in The Lego Movie and it would seem that fans everywhere agreed. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first spinoff of the film will be a Lego Batman feature that could be in theaters in a little over two years. » 10/10/14 3:42pm 10/10/14 3:42pm

Japan's Spending $5 Billion to Fast Track Maglev Trains in the US

Come on guys. It's just 40 miles. We'll even go halfsies with you. Except, in this case, "halfsies" still amounts to $5 billion. Japan, in an effort to help DC build a maglev train that would cut travel time to Baltimore down to 15 minutes, is offering up half the cash to do it. The question is: Does that make the… » 9/08/14 5:44pm 9/08/14 5:44pm

Our First Glimpse of Batman V. Superman Includes the New Wonder Woman

We just had our first thundering look at Batman v. Superman, and it really did give the feeling of a confrontation between demigods. Plus we saw our first look at Wonder Woman's costume! And we saw the Trinity, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, on stage together. » 7/26/14 3:51pm 7/26/14 3:51pm

This 80 Second Video Shows a Year of Washington Monument Repairs

A few months ago, we got a glimpse of the amazing restoration work going on at the Washington Monument, which sustained more than 150 structural cracks during a 2011 earthquake. But a new time lapse from EarthCam illustrates the entire project in 80 seconds—and it's awesome. » 5/10/14 9:00am 5/10/14 9:00am

Here are 7 facts about superheroes you probably didn't know

After enlightening us with obscure facts about The Simpsons, CineFix is revealing more information about something else everyone loves: superheroes. So here are 7 facts about your favorite superheroes—Spiderman, The Avengers, Superman, Wolverine, etc.—that you probably didn't know. » 3/11/14 7:55pm 3/11/14 7:55pm

D.C.'s Planning Its Own High Line On a Freeway Bridge

The runway success of the High Line has sparked trendy rail-to-trail conversions across the country. Now D.C. is offering its own twist: A park on a span of decommissioned freeway that crosses the Anacostia River. Maybe they'll call it the "Highway Line." » 3/06/14 1:20pm 3/06/14 1:20pm

Which Hurts More, AC or DC Electricity?

If you mange to get yourself electrocuted, you probably won't care too much what type of electricity is pumping through your body. But this video takes a playful look at whether AC or DC current will hurt more when that day comes. » 3/07/13 3:43am 3/07/13 3:43am

DC's Incredible Man of Steel Statuettes Look Like They Walked Straight…

Superman is coming, and this summer he's going to be tearing it up, kicking ass, and taking names on the big screen. For the meantime, though, we're stuck with slightly smaller versions of the Man of Steel and his posse. But damned if they aren't pretty. » 2/11/13 5:20pm 2/11/13 5:20pm

Check Out This Exclusive Look At the New Justice League Statue "The…

At Toy Fair 2013, DC's got all kinds of goodies ready to promote the upcoming film Man of Steel. And they're letting out just a little tease in the form of an exclusive image of the new, never-before-seen Justice League statue "The Kiss." Prices and availability for this and other upcoming statues have yet to be… » 2/10/13 3:00pm 2/10/13 3:00pm

Guy Orders TV from Amazon, Gets Giant Assault Rifle Instead

Talk about a dealzmodo! DC resident Seth Horvitz bought a new HDTV on Amazon, but when he opened the peculiarly not-TV-shaped box, he found a $2,000 Sig Sauer SIG716 semi-automatic rifle instead, DCist reports. A mistake has been made. » 8/08/12 3:01pm 8/08/12 3:01pm

The 10 Weirdest Superhero Gadgets of All Time

One of the many lists in my new book is "Ten Crazy Items Found on Batman's Utility Belt," spotlighting Batman's penchant for carrying strange gadgets within his belt. However, the gadgets within Batman's utility belt are just a small taste of the many odd gadgets in comic book history. Here are ten of the strangest. » 5/29/12 4:00pm 5/29/12 4:00pm

All Your Digital Comics Just Went HD

Reading comics on the new iPad's retina screen is about to get a lot better. New comics from Marvel, DC, Image, and other major comic publishers are all available in retina-level resolution, and back issues and indie comics should follow suit very shortly. » 3/20/12 11:00am 3/20/12 11:00am

Here's What Happens When Our Nation's Capital Is Nuked

Late last year, the government conducted a study to discern what happens if DC is hit with a 10-kiloton nuke. Would it be good, or would it be bad? The results are in, and surprise! It would be very, very bad. » 3/14/12 3:20pm 3/14/12 3:20pm

DC's New Website Will Have a Bunch of Exclusive Before Watchmen Content

Digital comics are one of the most embraced parts of print publishing going digital, but for whatever reason, comic book publisher websites are consistent eyesores. DC's launching a new site to try to fix that, and it's going to bribe you to get there with exclusives on upcoming events like Before Watchmen, the… » 3/06/12 12:00pm 3/06/12 12:00pm

Superman's Debut "Steels" Title of World's Most Expensive Comic

The first issue of Action Comics sold for 10 cents in 1938 and featured a brand new hero: Superman. Fast forward 73 years and that same comic leaps to over $2 million dollars in a single bound. » 11/30/11 11:30pm 11/30/11 11:30pm