by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, April 18th, 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:00 pm, April 17th, 2014
[Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on Jill's tumblr, The Bird and the Bat. Trigger warning for language about sexual threats.]
I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise).
You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re under the impression comics are for men. Men only. And the characters therein, specifically the female characters, are there for them to ogle. The mere thought of that being taken away from them is frightening (even though, you know, porn and porn comics!). So frightening they will do anything to stop it. And they think silencing women with threats is the answer.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:15 am, April 14th, 2014
by Alan Kistler | 1:57 pm, April 8th, 2014
For years, Scott Snyder has been gathering fans in both the superhero and horror genres. Via DC’s Vertigo line, he’s created the sci-fi horror series The Wake, which brings up old terrors from Earth’s oceans, and the American Vampire saga that features how the New World mutates familiar monsters. Along with this, he’s been hailed for his work on Swamp Thing, Batman and Superman Unchained. Currently in the pages of Batman, he’s redefining the early days and Bruce Wayne’s war on crime in the story Zero Year. Along with this, he’s gearing up to join other creators for the new series Batman Eternal, which will feature new challenges for Gotham City and its heroes in the present day. At Emerald City Comicon, Scott was kind enough to chat about his current and upcoming work on Batman.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 3:00 pm, April 5th, 2014
One of the many constants in this universe is that every pop culture franchise you love will eventually be ruined by Robot Chicken. Given the current prominence of comic book superheroes and Game of Thrones, respective skewerings were probably inevitable. Speaking with Zap2it, Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green commented that as far as DC Comics goes, “There’s no real line we can’t cross.” Oh boy.READ MORE
by Alan Kistler | 12:30 pm, April 3rd, 2014
At Emerald City Comicon last weekend, writer Jeff Lemire took some time to talk to us about the completion of his mini-series Trillium, a high concept science fiction story about a love that could potentially end the universe, and the upcoming series Justice League United (originally titled Justice League Canada), launching April 23rd. Replacing the title Justice League of America, the new Justice League United team features characters such as Animal Man, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Hawkman, and Adam and Alanna Strange.
Last week DC gave us our first look at new superhero Miiyahbin, aka Equinox, a Cree sixteen-year-old whose powers connect to the changing seasons. Equinox is inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a real-life Cree activist who lobbied for funding for First Nations education before her death in a car crash in 2010. She died shortly before her sixteenth birthday.
Here’s what Jeff had to share with us.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:20 pm, April 2nd, 2014
DC Comics have been publishing a digital series based on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and have given us an exclusive look at tomorrow’s new chapter. It’s the first of a two-part arc written by Sean E. Williams (Fairest) with art by Tony Shasteen. Take a look!READ MORE
by Alan Kistler | 12:34 pm, March 27th, 2014
Quick Flash recap. First we had Jay Garrick. Then we had a reboot in 1956 that introduced Barry Allen, said to live on a parallel Earth. Then a reboot in 1986 made Barry’s sidekick the new Flash and also altered history so Jay now lived on the same earth. In 2011, DC had another company-wide reboot in which all comic titles were cancelled and 52 new titles were released. In the New 52, Jay Garrick and Barry Allen once again live on separate Earths and Kid Flash is a very different character. Let’s get to it!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:15 pm, March 25th, 2014
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been rumored to play more superheroes or comic book characters at this point than Wonder Woman has confirmed theatrical film appearances, but he says that he’s finally picked one. He also can’t tell us who yet, but he can give us some deliberately vague hints.READ MORE
by Alan Kistler | 2:46 pm, March 20th, 2014
From 1956 until 1986, Barry Allen was the Flash, the fastest man alive. But he fell during Crisis on Infinite Earths, becoming one with the universe as he saved it from destruction. Wally West, formerly known as Kid Flash, then became the first superhero sidekick to fulfill the unspoken promise of one day succeeding the mentor. Over the years, Wally had some wardrobe changes and stepped aside from time to time while other Flashes stood in. Finally, Barry Allen returned and then… But maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s start with the first scarlet speedster of the DC Universe’s Post-Crisis era.READ MORE