With main characters who are former superheroes trying to pursue justice in the turbulent 1960s, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below is a comic book series about revolutions old and new. Fires start burning in the series’ latest issue and writer John Ridley talks to io9 about what it all means.
Big superhero events are always marketed with promises of permanent status quo changes and shocking developments. The problem is, nobody believes that anymore.
Batman’s origin story exists in something of an odd place within the grand comic book canon. It’s a tale we all know the general details and various specifics of. But writers seldom spend time on the timeframe of Bruce Wayne’s life as a young, newly orphaned kid.
Telltale Games’ ongoing creation of its own unique Dark Knight continuity—which began with last year’s Batman: The Telltale Series—has been fascinating to play through. The changes made to the people in Bruce Wayne’s double life have been surprisingly dramatic and the best one may be yet to come.
Reading comics is great because you know, back in your mind, a blank page became alive with the words, lines, letters, and colors of a bunch of talented people. Watching part of that process happen in a time-lapse video is straight-up magical.
In his first comics series, Black Lightning fought against a criminal organization called the 100, led by an oversized crimelord named Tobias Whale. The villain is following the electrically powered hero to TV, where rapper Krondon will be playing Jefferson Pierce’s archnemesis.
If there’s one thing the late, great Adam West and the ever...curmudgeonly William Shatner had in common, it’s their ability to chewing the hell out of whatever scenery they happen to be near at any given moment. Thankfully, both actors turned themselves up to eleven in the new Batman vs. Two-Face animated movie.
Duke Thomas, the Gotham-based vigilante formerly known as Robin, is getting back to his roots this November in Batman and the Signal, a new series chronicling his adventures as a sort of Batman-by-day who patrols the city while Batman’s indisposed. As the sun sets, Signal passes the baton to Bats.
There’s a meddlesome good-thing/bad-thing dynamic I experienced as I sat down with the next installment of Telltale’s Batman video game series: I kept waiting to be shocked. Then when the shock came, I wished it hadn’t happened at all.
Justice League: The New Frontier is one of DC’s better animated movies primarily because it understands who the members of the League are and what they stand for together, as a team. But, as solid a plot as the movie has, it’s also worth remembering the insane levels of talent contained in the voice cast.
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.
During his time starring in Batman: The Animated Series, and in the countless video games, direct-to-video movies, and other spin-offs since then, Kevin Conroy has defined Batman’s voice for an entire generation. Which is why it’s such a delight to hear him become Christopher Nolan’s own Dark Knight.
Last year, Telltale Games’ episodic Batman game confidently carved its own unique interpretation of the Dark Knight mythos by shaking things up and doing the unexpected. The new trailer for the Bat-sequel teases more of the same.
It’s a plot line we’ve seen time and time again. The children of heroes we know today travel into the past from an apocalyptic future to inform their parents of the colossal mistakes they’re destined to make. In its upcoming (and questionably named) Legacy arc, DC’s getting into the parental drama again.
Maybe you’ve seen Three Kings, Twelve Years a Slave or American Crime. Maybe you know that the Oscar-winning writer/producer behind those works also scripts comics, too. Last week at San Diego Comic-Con, John Ridley talked about why.
Nobody thought it could happen. Then it did. Back in October 2016, it was announced that Young Justice—the fan-favorite Cartoon Network series about DC’s teenage superheroes—would be coming back from the dead for a third season, and last week at San Diego Comic-Con, we talked to some of the show’s creators about what…
When the Runaways, Marvel’s group of specially-gifted children who run away from home after discovering that their parents are part of a supervillain cult, return in a new series this fall, writer Rainbow Rowell wants to make sure that you know exactly how to get into the series and have a good time.
The comic book industry is in the throes of an existential crisis of its own making. With sales down across the board for basically all of the major publishers, shops like Marvel and DC have been scrambling to figure out how to bring old readers back into the folks while also appealing to new audiences—and DC says it…
Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One took the detective who made DC comics the powerhouse that it is today gave him one of the most character-defining origin stories in modern comics that’s gone on to color much of the way that we see Batman today. Now, Miller’s doing the same for Superman.
Kara Danvers has managed to dedicate her entire life to protecting the earth as Supergirl while also maintaining her civilian identity a secret. Much like her cousin, though, the constant stresses of leading a double life have been a significant an ever-present issue threatening to tear her apart.