Earlier this week, DC Comics revealed a major, incredibly unexpected return of a character that many fans thought they’d never see again, thanks to the final page of Dark Nights: Metal #1. It was definitely a shocking moment in a comics event that’s been promising to be a bonkers exploration of the DC mythos for a…
Hawkman’s history in DC Comics is as long as it is mind-bogglingly complex. So when the publisher reveals its latest miniseries is called Death of Hawkman, it has us wondering if there’s anyone who’s been able to follow along long enough to care that the feathered hero could meet his maker.
Legends of Tomorrow is hitting in a big way—we saw the awesome trailer last week, and the current Arrow /Flash crossover is setting up this spin-off to those two shows. While some of the characters have appeared on TV already, some of the Legends are still strange and mysterious. Here’s our guide to who’s who!
Courtesy of the first still of this year’s much-anticipated (by me!) Arrow/Flash crossover, we have our first look at the Hawkpeople of the DC-CW-TV universe, in their Hawk-duds. It’s certainly an improvement over what Smallville presented, but suffice to say I don’t think the Hawk-helmet has been mastered in…
There are few comics characters that have as much history as Hawkman. That’s not just because Hawkman has been around longer than most superheroes, but because DC has given him several histories — different origins, major retcons and other nonsense that has made him one of comic’s most baffling characters, and here’s…
Yesterday pioneering cartoonist Joe Kubert passed away at the age of 85. Kubert was famous for creating and defining such characters as the hard-as-nails Sergeant Rock, the supernatural crime-fighter Ragman, the DC Comics stalwart Hawkman, and the caveman Tor, whose prehistoric adventures were catalogued in Kubert's…
Joss Whedon loves to remind us that the Avengers are just one big dysfunctional family, and if there's one thing that family does, it's send horrible text messages to one another. The Avenger's text messages reveal side you don't get to see in the comics, including Pepper Potts' attempt to explain Harry Potter, and…
Courtesy of DC Comics, here's an exclusive preview of next week's installment of The Savage Hawkman, a new series starring stalwart bird-fellow Carter Hall.
While we speculate how DC Comics are going to regroup their superhero blockbuster strategy post-Green Lantern, let's not forget that DC heroes have been manhandled worse. In 1997, Hawkman shilled a nutty candy bar.
We've got great Batman movies, a relaunched Superman series, and a Green Lantern movie about to break. But a Hawkman movie? We honestly did not see this one coming. Could Hawkman beat the Flash to the big screen?
More key returning players are confirmed for The Hobbit. Mark Strong explains why Green Lantern's Sinestro isn't your average villain. Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams talks Super 8 together, plus another glimpse of season four of True Blood!
Because the show's going on holiday hiatus until January 28, Friday's Smallville — "Icarus" — pulled out all of the stops by cramming a half-dozen Very Important Events into 60 minutes. It wasn't exactly cogent storytelling, but it wasn't boring.
For mid-20th century DC Comics, there was one surefire way to raise sales: Stick an ape on the cover and make readers ask why. And it still works! Go on - pretend you don't want to read these stories.
Leave it to superheroes to set an example for the rest of us, even when it comes to co-dependency and messed-up relationships. Here are some brightly costumed romances that provide anti-role models for the rest of us.
Superheroes can escape almost any trap... except for 50 years' worth of backstory that's dated, self-contradictory or gets in the way of a story. So what do you do? Reach for the retcon! Here are 15 examples of retcon fail.
Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! DINOSAURS! Fighting! Fighting! FIGHTING! Fighting humans, fighting animals, fighting nautical craft! There's nothing like a seven ton Tyranosaurus Rex to separate the capes from the commoners. See who can hold their own against the Late Cretaceous period!
What's the best part about living in the distant future? There's so much more past for you to explore! We take a look at some of science fiction's most illustrious antiquarians.