Not a day goes by that the world doesn’t weep for having never had the opportunity to see Nicolas Cage as Superman in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives movie that never came to fruition. But the time has finally come for the actor to bring the Man of Steel to the big screen.
In advance of his new turn bringing Superman into a whole new era, Brian Michael Bendis sat down at a panel at SXSW in Austin yesterday to talk about the joy and burden of Superman’s revolutionary hope.
Even though Batman and Superman have fought and won against one another multiple times in the past, it’s always worth paying attention when they do, because the heated, ongoing debates about how Bruce could ever body Clark are never going to end.
DC Comics’ approach to handling its multiverse is distinct from most other comics publishers’ approaches because of the way it includes a set of iconic stories that, technically-speaking, aren’t considered canon. If you like that sort of thing, their new Black Label should excite you. And well, if you’re a comic fan,…
DC Comics’ celebratory anthology for Action Comics’ 1000th issue doesn’t hit shelves until next month, but you can prepare yourself right now with one of the stories from the issue. And by prepare, I actually mean get punched right in the gut with some emotions.
Syfy’s Superman prequel Krypton already has a bit of a loopy, time-travel premise—acting as both the history of the House of El before Krypton went kablammo and a timey-wimey story of how DC hero Adam Strange has been tasked with going to the past to secure Superman’s present. Apparently, Krypton is doing that by the…
While plenty of comic events are basically the same—universal extinction-level threat, a team (or even teams) of heroes coming together to fight the good fight—DC and Young Animal’s Milk Wars has been the weirdest and most fantastically unsettling comics event from a mainstream publisher in recent memory.
We’ve known for a while that one of Superman’s most infamous villains would be making his way to Syfy’s prequel series Krypton—but now we’ve got our first look at the sinister cyborg Brainiac in action, as well as the show’s haunting version of his spaceship.
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and—what?! You haven’t bought your loved one a valentine yet? Or, rather, you bought one and it sucked because it wasn’t from io9? Lucky for you, we’re here to help with our annual batch of super-special Valentine’s Day cards for all the nerds and geeks in your life. Because we just love…
A lot of people considered Superman’s journey in Justice League to be the highlight of the film. Here is a more idealistic, hopeful Superman, in bright colors and grinning heroism. This is a Superman we can believe in.
Gene Luen Yang’s New Super-Man has always been as much about the Justice League of China (JLC) as the titular hero, so it makes a lot of sense to rebrand the series as New Super-Man And The Justice League Of China for its change in direction. After being part of the Ministry Of Self-Reliance for the first 19 issues of…
There’s a long list of things wrong with the Justice League movie, not the least of which being the hasty and poorly-executed digital removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache that he couldn’t shave during the film’s reshoots. But not to worry, some random dude on the internet with a $500 used PC and a world-changing AI just…
After the infamous nightmare that was Superman’s upper lip in Justice League, Henry Cavill’s mustache has pretty much taken on a life of its own. So naturally, it only makes sense that the mustache has become self-aware and is using its newfound consciousness to promote Cavill’s latest film.
It’s not at all new for roller coasters and other adrenaline-inducing rides to be themed around comic book and cartoon characters. But the upcoming Warner Bros. theme park in Abu Dhabi is going to be on a whole other level, featuring some pretty deep cuts from DC Comics lore.
We all know Superman’s origin story. It’s so simple and elemental that Grant Morrison was able to boil it down to “Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Kindly couple” in All-Star Superman’s opening page. But in the 1990s, another iconoclast comics-maker made a fable about the unfairness at the core of…
After months of speculation about what Brian Michael Bendis was up to at DC now that he’s left Marvel, the publisher announced today that Bendis is taking over writing duties for three Superman titles, resurrecting Jinxworld, and launching an all-new imprint.
A long-thought-lost Superman story, likely written by co-creator Jerry Siegel, is set to be published by DC Comics in celebration of its landmark Action Comics #1000. And this particular story has a very interesting past.
I never thought I’d say this about an issue of Batman, but this might be the gosh darn cutest story I’ve read in a comic book this year.
Henry Cavill discusses how future DC movies will move on from Superman’s resurrection. Wentworth Miller teases one last return to The Flash. There could be even more flashbacks in Ant-Man & The Wasp than we thought. Plus, glorious new Deadpool 2 art, and more on The X-Files’ return. Spoilers now!
Batman and Superman are almost more iconic together than they are as individual heroes. It’s a fabled partnership (and friendship) that reflects the dark and light of DC’s best and brightest, and this week’s issue of Batman explores the sometimes distant intimacy behind it.