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The Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Comic Crossover Will Be the ‘Bruce Lee Story You Were Dying to See’

DC Comics has won lots of acclaim for how it’s wildly reimagined iconic Hanna-Barbera characters over the last few years, including crossovers like Batman/Elmer Fudd or Green Lantern/Space Ghost. One upcoming team-up will pair heroes from the decade of bell-bottom pants, but don’t dare think that Black Lightning/Hong…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Story That Made Me Realize How Lonely Superman Must Be

When I was a kid, it seemed impossible that Superman might have any problems. Sure, he had adventures that threw setbacks in his path but he always overcame those. It wasn’t until I read Action Comics #500 that I ever thought that the Man of Steel could have the same kinds of persistent emotional vulnerabilities […]

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It’s Amazing That Marvel and DC’s Classic X-Men and Teen Titans Crossover Ever Happened

Thirty-six years ago, the two hottest superhero teams in comics met in an epic-scale single-issue story that paired the New Teen Titans and Uncanny X-Men against each other and major villains from rival universes. It’s the kind of project that seems like a miracle for even existing.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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An Even More Tragic Version of the Joker Exists and It’s All My Fault

It was a foregone conclusion that when the Batman: The Enemy Within video game was done, John Doe would complete his metamorphosis into the Joker. What remained to be seen was how culpable players would feel at the end of it all. Personally, I was so exhausted and guilt-ridden that I made my Batman do […]

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The Strange, Sad Saga of Batman’s Forgotten Girlfriend

Bruce Wayne’s engaged now, all set to marry Selina Kyle, the woman he’s chased across rooftops for a good chunk of his adult life. But as Batman and Catwoman get ready to tie the knot, it’s worth looking back at one particularly knotty relationship in the Dark Knight’s history.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Snagglepuss’ secret life might destroy him in this Exit Stage Left exclusive

Making Snagglepuss gay isn’t much of a stretch for the lisping pink cartoon cat, but in the pages of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, writer Mark Russell and artist Mike Feehan are using Snagglepuss’ sexual orientation to put him at the center of a tense political drama. After turning The Flintstones into…Read more… Continue […]

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The Most Delightful Moments From Crisis on Earth-X Part 1 and 2

The first half of the CW’s massive crossover event Crisis on Earth-X aired last night, and it was pretty much 80 minutes of superpowered delight. There was so much to love, that honestly, all we wanted to do was breathlessly recount out favorite moments. So here they are, in all their glory.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Guide to Steppenwolf, the Villain of Justice League, and DC’s Other ‘New Gods’

Justice League finally hits theaters this week, and while its villain, Steppenwolf, is not the big bad many were expecting when the movie was first revealed, he opens up the gateway to a whole new corner of DC Comics canon: Jack Kirby’s legendary Fourth World and its New Gods. Here’s a spoiler-free guide to…Read more… […]

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For Just $300 You Can Own A Tiny Bat-Signal (Batman Not Included)

A modified spotlight used by the police as a call-to-arms for the Caped Crusader, the Bat-Signal has been shining hope into the skies of Gotham City since 1942. DC Gallery’s $300 replica Bat-Signal prop is a a faithful foot-tall replica of the iconic device with one major difference—it works.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How a Forgotten DC Comics Story Is Helping Me Write My Favorite Marvel Superhero

More than 25 years ago—damn, I’m old—I read a multi-generational superhero story that showed how the identity of Black Canary moved from mother to daughter. Nowadays, I’m writing a project that is, in part, a multi-generational superhero story that shows how the mantle of Black Panther has been embodied across…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Hellboy Beats The You-Know-What Out Of His Opponents In Injustice 2

The inclusion of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy as a guest character in the second wave of Injustice 2 DLC fighters was one of this year’s nicest surprises. What’s no surprise is how much ass the stone-fisted hellspawn is going to kick when he arrives on November 14. Check out our boy in action. Read more… Continue […]

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Who Has the Sillier Car-Based Tie-In Comic: Black Panther or Justice League?

There is often no stranger advertising partnership between a comic book movie and a car manufacturer. Not just because the thought of superheroes who can run at superhuman speeds or fly being used to shill a car is weird, but because it often means a completely insane comic tie-in to go with it. And they’re […]

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Next in DC’s Snagglepuss and Flintstones Comics: Political Persecution and Judging Humanity’s Worth

Last year, the biggest surprise from DC Comics’ radically re-invented Hanna-Barbera comic book series was The Flintstones title written by Mark Russell. It was filled with prehistoric hipsters, existential dread, and dark philosophical undertones. Russell has even more messed-up stuff in store for Fred, Wilma, and……Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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In the New Batman Video Game, Harley Quinn Is Smarter, Stronger, and More Vicious Than Ever

We finally get to see how Telltale Games re-imagines Harleen Quinzel in episode two of Batman: The Enemy Within. The ultra-popular character is planning plunder on an epic scale with a gang of vicious supervillains. Oh, and the guy who we all know is going to be the Joker is deep in a major crush […]

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Len Wein Helped Make Comics’ Universes Bigger and Broader and the Whole World Is Better For It

When I sat down to think about whether I could muster any words of remembrance for Len Wein, I found myself stymied. How do you memorialize someone who went from being a fan to doing so much so well on so many levels? Then I realized that the breadth of his work was exactly the […]

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