Black Lightning Is Finally Becoming as Weird as the Rest of the CW's Superhero Shows

One of the most fascinating things about Black Lightning is how it’s managed to keep itself fairly grounded and restrained in moments where many of the CW’s other shows tend to err on the more fantastical side. All of that changed this week, though, when the show decided to embrace the inherent wildness of the comics.

Joker Was Originally Going to Team Up With Enchantress in Suicide Squad

A lot of bad edits, behind-the-scenes antics, and other questionable decisions turned DC’s Suicide Squad from a cool antihero saga into a weird, confusing mess. Jared Leto’s Joker took the biggest hit—making the much-hyped “method” character a glorified cameo. Now, director David Ayer is shining another light on the…

Superman's Underwear May Be Back (On the Outside) in Action Comics #1000, But It Might Not Be Staying

When you think of Superman’s costume, what do you think of first? The cape? Fair. The S-Shield? Good one. But you probably also think of red undies, proudly worn outside the blue suit instead of, well, under it. They’ve been gone for a while, and are making a triumphant return soon... but they may not be here for long.

Lethal Women Face Life or Death (Mostly Death) Situations in This Week's Best Comics

Though Father Time stalks us all in anticipation of the inevitable moment when we pass on from this life to the next, that doesn’t stop us from doing everything we can to stave off death as best as we can. In time, everyone makes peace with the fact that they can’t escape death and most people decide to try and make…

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This Week's Mister Miracle Changed the Game for the Fourth World, in a Beautiful Way

Mister Miracle, DC Comics’ haunting, beautiful series about the small lives of Scott Free and Big Barda being swept up in the enormous scope of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World (soon to be seen in live-action), is all about contrasting the banal with the fantastical, the drama of real life amid the drama of scifi weirdness.…

New Teams of X-Men and Ghostbusters Both Battle the Dead in This Week's Best Comics

One of the greatest things about comic books is that they can (and often do) tell stories about updated versions of classic teams we’re all familiar with, and at a much more rapid pace than you’d see in television or movies. As a result, comic teams change rosters almost as quickly as individual team members change…