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Doom Patrol’s New Season 2 Trailer Is a Dark Disco Extravaganza

Before Doom Patrol’s Danny the Street was reduced to a single brick, the extradimensional being used to delight in throwing wildly extravagant parties for their friends – all of whom were social outcasts in need of a compassionate community. Danny might not be at their full power just quite yet, but in the latest trailer for Doom Patrol’s second season, the party’s not over. Read More >>

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Holy Swarovski, Batman!

If you’re worried about losing the respect of your co-workers with a collection of die-cast miniature Batmobile toys parked on your desk, don’t worry, Swarovski’s got your back. This £350 crystal Batmobile replica is described as a totally acceptable and normal “decoration object” on the Swarovski website and is definitely not a toy. Read More >>

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Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity is a Grimly Unique Take on Gotham’s Dark Corners

What do Salvador Dali, Harley Quinn, and the Joker all have to do with one another? Take your time to think through the question before you continue on. Read More >>

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After 25 Years, DC Has Cut Ties With the Largest Distributor of Comics in America

Diamond Comics has held an essential monopoly on the distribution of mainstream comics on the biggest publishers in the industry for decades. And now, in the wake of ongoing differences between Diamond and one of the biggest of those publishers, DC Comics, the two are officially parting ways. Read More >>

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A Brief ‘Hiss-tory’ of DC’s Cheetah, From the Comics to Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 will see Diana of Themyscira facing off against one of her greatest rivals: Barbara Ann Minerva, also known as Cheetah. Even though she’s one of Wonder Woman’s most famous villains from the comics, this is the first time we’re actually going to spend quality time with her in an adaptation. But who is she? Curl up kitty cats, it’s about to get complicated. Read More >>

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9 Superpowers We’d Love to Have in Our Present Day Reality

A big chunk of the wish-fulfilment aspect of most genre media (sci-fi, fantasy, horror) involves inviting you to fantasise about how you would use your own vast superpowers to save the world in a time of crisis. But in moments like the one we’re all living through right now, the idea of having superhuman abilities takes on a slightly different significance. Here are a few we think would come in handy. Read More >>

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DC’s Latest Effort to Keep Comics Interest Alive Is Upcycled Digital Titles

Last week, DC Comics made waves when it announced its plans to begin shipping a limited number of new titles to select brick-and-mortar comic book shops. This was meant to be independent and ahead of Diamond Comics Distributors, which stopped distributing comics earlier this year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Now it’s got something else up its sleeve. Read More >>

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This Fan Film Features a Martial Arts Showdown Between Batgirl and Lady Shiva

Lady Shiva, despite being incredibly cool, hasn’t gotten a lot of play in adaptations of the DC Universe. But she should: she’s a brilliant martial artist and the mother of Cassandra Cain, one of the Bat family’s most interesting characters. So a chance to see her square off in live action, even if it’s not official, is incredibly satisfying. Read More >>

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Kevin Conroy’s Giving Batman: The Adventure a Familiar Voice

Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and Ty Templeton’s Batman: The Adventures Continue digital-first series is breathing new life into the Batman: The Animated Series continuity by puling a number of classic characters from DC’s comics into the story that never made it into the television show. Everything about the comic’s tone and style are meant to create a cinematic reading experience, and this week the book’s getting a little extra help courtesy of one Kevin Conroy. Read More >>

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The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Put the Comics Industry Between a Rock and a Hard Place

In the UK, comic book stores have had to close their doors alongside all other non-essential reteailers. In the United States, more and more comic book stores are also having to close their doors because of the ongoing covid-19 outbreak – whether that’s due to state restrictions or an actual lack of new product. One of the biggest questions looming has been what, if any, steps publishers and distributors like Diamond might be able to do to help shops weather the ongoing storm. The answer, of course, is somewhat complicated. Read More >>

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Hot Damn, Look at The Batman’s New Ride

You’ve seen The Batman’s new suit, but who would the Dark Knight be without a fancy set of wheels to prowl Gotham’s streets in? Read More >>

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One of the Very Best Batman Movies Gets a Worthy, Gorgeous Poster

Everyone’s always arguing about Batman. Who played him best? Whose costume was the best? Who had the most supple Bat-lips? It never ends. Then, of course, there’s the debate over which Batman movie is the best. Is it The Dark Knight? The 1989 Tim Burton version? The 1966 Adam West film? Read More >>

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The Team Behind Gotham’s New Fairy Tale Anthology Tells Us Why Damian Wayne Is the Perfect Pinocchio

Being raised from birth as a lethal assassin by your mum’s cabal of sinister killers and having Batman as your dad is enough for any kid to handle. But in DC’s latest young adult graphic novel, Damian Wayne imagines a new life for himself: the starring role in his very own retelling of Pinocchio. Read More >>

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Birds of Prey’s Sue Kroll on Why DC Moved to Standalone Movies, and the Vital Role of Margot Robbie

After years of attempting to chase after the successes of Marvel Studios with an all-in, all-connected cinematic universe, at this point it seems Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are willing to admit the rush to an interconnected movie slate was not its particular strength. But in acknowledging that, the studio has found itself with a great opportunity. Read More >>

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Why the Birds of Prey Are Finally Taking Flight

DC Entertainment has achieved something that Marvel Studios hasn’t. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is officially the first comic book movie starring an all-female superteam. And assuming the CW picks up the Arrow spinoff and Birds of Prey-inspired Green Arrow and the Canaries series, DC will have the same on TV in the autumn as well. But what makes the Birds of Prey so special? And why has 2020 become their year? Read More >>