Ever since DC began its Rebirth initiative, one giant mystery has hung over its comics: just how the hell do the Watchmen play into the new DC universe? Today’s Batman is the first issue in the saga that promises to reveal this mystery. It’s light on revelations, but it already has us asking even more questions.
A live-action film adaptation of Watchmen hit screens in 2009. Eight years later, it seems very likely that an animated version of the classic superhero story is on its way.
When DC Rebirth kicked off, Batman found the blood-dripped badge of the Comedian embedded in the wall of the Batcave, leaving him very confused but confirming to us that the world of Watchmen was coming to the DC universe. Since then, nothing much has really happened with it—but starting this April, that will change.
And it’s a pretty reasonable assumption to make that he’ll be the writer behind anything Watchmen-related that happens this year in DC Rebirth.
You might remember that the Watchmen movie was accompanied by a video game tie-in. It was called Watchmen: The End Is Nigh, and it was terrible. But Warner Bros. Interactive was apparently also pitched on a number of other possibilities, including one from the developers who worked on 2002's The Mark of Kri.
In case you don’t remember the man behind the big blue dick, that would be Billy Crudup, who is reportedly in contention to take on the role of Barry Allen’s dad in the Flash movie.
Recently, DC began making a huge move that pushed Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s legendary series Watchmen into the wider DC comics canon. And now they are a part of that canon, DC would very much like you to pay a silly amount of money for new, premium versions of Watchmen again.
Greetings and salutations my... uh... greeters/saluters. Sorry last week’s mailbag got briefly lost in the mail (the irony!) but here’s an extra-large one to make up for it, including whether WB could “Rebirth” the DCMU, who should star in Marvel’s Suicide Squad, and how you can recognize if a woman is in a…
The powers-that-be at DC Comics are terraforming their fictional landscape yet again. Let’s take a look at exactly what’s transforming.
Bruce Timm is finally getting to adapt one of the most iconic (and controversial) Batman stories, The Killing Joke, but this is hardly the first time plans have been made by DC and Warner to turn Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s best-selling comic into a movie. They’ve tried twice before, and two very different…
The bombshell is out: Rebirth has made the Watchmen part of the DC comics universe, and turned at least one of them into the biggest antagonist in the cosmos. It’s been a controversial twist, but would DC’s biggest competitor have done it, given the chance? According to Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort, absolutely.
Today is the day! DC Rebirth #1 is out, and with it, a crazy new chapter begins in the annals of DC Comics’ long and storied history. There’s a lot of big teases in this huge 80-page special—we’ve read through the whole thing and broke down the biggest reveals, and what they might mean for DC’s multiverse going…
This week DC is heralding a new era for its comics, both creatively and in terms of its story, with the release of DC Rebirth #1. But they’ve just revealed some of the craziest ramifications to come out of the new issue, including one that changes the DC universe-at-large in some pretty dramatic ways.
Seven years ago before he became the face of DC’s cinematic universe, Zack Snyder adapted one of DC’s most famous graphic novels, Watchmen. And critical reaction was divided. All these years later, however, the movie holds up for me, for one simple reason: It’s incredibly gorgeous.
The mystery at the heart of V for Vendetta remains iconic, whether you first encountered it in the comics or the 2006 movie: Who is the titular hero? But here’s a crazy theory: What if V was actually a reborn Rorschach from Alan Moore’s other seminal graphic novel, Watchmen?
A few days ago, many people were shocked—shocked!—at a pair of new studies that found that many Americans have authoritarian tendencies. They want a strong leader, who can sort out “those” people. This went against everything we had lazily chosen to believe about America! But it’s also pretty apparent if you pay any…
Watchmen is one of those comic books people hold incredibly near and dear to their hearts. It’s difficult, it’s dark, and it’s been incredibly influential on everything that followed. Which is why, no matter how he tackled it, Zack Snyder’s movie had its back against a wall.
Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
We all learn a lot from reading science fiction books—not just the cool ideas, but also the fascinating thought experiments. But college professors often reach for classic science fiction when they’re planning classes on literature, society or philosophy. Here are 11 science fiction books that are often taught in…
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…