We had some huge news yesterday in that Joss Whedon will be writing, directing, and Executive Producing a Batgirl standalone film for Warner Bros. Now, more news is trickling out about the project, as well as a casting rumor based entirely on someone's Twitter behavior. Let's delve deep, you guys!Read More
Margot Robbie Says Harley Quinn & the Joker Have an “Unhealthy, Dysfunctional Relationship.” Meaning What?
Suicide Squad has made some changes to the Joker and Harley Quinn's characterization, but at least one element will remain the same: they're going to be in a "really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship." Those are Margot Robbie's words.Read More
You know you love nerdy lists and timelines, people!
For those just joining us, June is often considered Superman month. The hero debuted in the 1938 June issue Action Comics #1. The real town of Metropolis, Illinois officially became "Superman's hometown" in June. And in some comics, the hero celebrates his birthday one June 1o (the day he landed on Earth) and Clark Kent's birthday on June 18 (the day he was adopted by the Kents and also the birthday of Bud Collyer, the first Superman actor).Read More
New solo series for Black Canary, Starfire, new creative talent, and more!
DC Comics made some pretty big announcements today - new titles, new creative teams - in what they're calling "even more inclusive and accessible to a wider group of readers as the publisher continues to evolve comic storytelling for its next generation of fans."Read More
Oof, that was a big one.
Marvel announced their new Secret Wars storyline back in October, but in a livestream yesterday they announced a bunch of new details about the event, which will take place this May.Read More
hush the picture is relevant shhhhh
It's December and we've just started hearing about what comics are going to be coming out in May, because that's how comics work. And DC's slate of comics for May reveals one of their biggest waves of cancellations since the start of the New 52... just as they launch into a multiverse-spanning event story line. Hmmmmmmmm.Read More
When there was a changing of the creative team in Batgirl earlier this year, many readers asked, “What will happen to Alysia?” Batgirl's roommate, created by Gail Simone, made headlines across the internet when she confided to her Bat-roomie that she was trans. Discussions sparked around how the depiction of Alysia would represent trans people: Would Alysia become a trope and fall victim to the ways that trans women have been previously characterized in media?Read More
DC Comics' Batwoman title has made waves once again, but probably now how they intended.Read More
She carries around a teddy bear for comfort. So.
For a long, long time I’ve been able to rely on each successive issue of Wonder Woman to be an enjoyable read. But, as even a demi-god must learn, all things must come to an end.Read More
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer Charles Roven says they'll be using Wonder Woman's DC Comics' "New 52" reboot origin rather than the story imagined by her original writer and creator William Moulton Marston. I think using the New 52 origin in general, much less in these films, is a mistake which diminishes the character and goes against why she was created in the first place.Read More
DC Reveals Convergence Titles Including Gail Simone on Oracle, Greg Rucka on Renee Montoya, and Lots More
And Ryan Choi, and Wally West, and Lois and Clark are married, and...
I'm as cynical as any long-time comics fan can be, DC Comics. So when you announce the return of one of my favorite comics writers, to one of my very favorite comics characters, I have only two things to say to you.
I am only human. And good job.Read More
Well, at least it's not Superboy punching the spacetime continuum.
DC's next big event is called Convergence, and although it'll kick off on April 1st, 2015, they assure you that it is no joke.Read More
She laughs so she does not cry.
Gah, Hera: maybe it was self-evident that Zack Snyder wouldn't be able to handle Wonder Woman's Zeus-less origin story, but, fool that I am, this still stings.Read More
Missing you, Renee Montoya.
There is a faceless vigilante who has stalked comics since the late 1960s. They started with Vic Sage and continued with Renee Montoya, a Gotham City detective who marveled at superheroes and then became one herself. Both of them, when wearing a faceless mask and a fedora, were called the Question. Who are they, and what is their connection to Watchmen, a near-forgotten Batman villain, and a strange man called Mr. A? Glad you asked. Read on!Read More
I will make it legal!
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
DC's upcoming animated feature Justice League: War is based on the Geoff Johns and Jim Lee story from the New 52 and the newest clip from it features Wonder Woman fighting some Parademons. However you may feel about the storyline, the video above is... not exactly promising. Sure, it's nice to see Wonder Woman kicking ass, but the random costume that doesn't match anything she's ever worn before and the fairly wooden voice acting doesn't exactly bode well for the film. Thoughts? Opinions? Fire away! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More