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Nightwing's Still Using His Sexuality to Make Comics More Progressive

We’re getting to a point in Dick Grayson’s career where he’s spent more time galavanting around the world as a world-renowned spy than he has as Bruce Wayne’s successor to the cowl. But one of the things writers like Gail Simone and Grayson’s Tim Seeley (who also writes the current Nightwing Rebirth series) made a…

I Wish More Comic Book Events Were as Fantastically Weird as Milk Wars

Comic book events have the unenviable task of proving to readers that their story is fresh (but familiar), big (but intimate), and important (but not taking itself too seriously) all at once. “Milk Wars,” the bizarre battle at the heart of the Justice League of America and Doom Patrol’s new crossover, does all that…

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DC Comics Tries to Capitalize on Announcement of Impending Apocalyptic Disaster, Regrets It Immediately [Updated]

Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that for the first time since 1953, the Doomsday Clock—its representation of how close the world is to a catastrophic, civilization-ending disaster—would be moved to two minutes to midnight. DC Comics decided that was a grand way to promote its current event…