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  • Zendaya's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Casting As Mary Jane Watson Sends Haters Into a Frenzy

    08/22/2016 2:09:22 PM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016 09:00 AM EDT | Steve Tilley
    Spider-Man has many powers: Wall-crawling, web-slinging… and race-bending. According to a story posted by The Wrap, 19-year-old Disney Channel star Zendaya is set to play Mary Jane Watson in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, a re-reboot that will see young British actor Tom Holland as a high school-aged Peter Parker. This is a great idea. It’s 2016, why couldn’t – or shouldn’t – Spidey have a love interest who isn’t white? And many people agree, with Twitter and Facebook full of responses from folks who think a black Mary Jane is a fantastic choice. But, as always, there are pockets of...
  • Chadwick Boseman: ‘Black Panther’ Will Reflect Black America

    07/26/2016 8:42:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    This year at Comic-Con the massive crowds spilling across downtown San Diego were peppered with shirts emblazoned with three deafening words, in a banner year for diversity at the pop culture conference: “Black Heroes Matter.” After spending a whirlwind weekend pressing the flesh in his first trip to Comic-Con, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was delighted by the grassroots geek campaign. The actor, director, and writer isn’t afraid to use his own social media to highlight issues of representation in Hollywood and the Black Lives Matter movement, two causes that overlapped Saturday as thousands of people flocked to the annual...
  • Wonder Woman Trailer Released, looks good !!

    They didn't make her where some silly non body shaming costume and she is kick ass !! Not sure they should have cast Captain Kirk at the leading male role however, they needed an unknown, but still looks good. Wonder Woman Trailer
  • How Do You Solve the Problem of Violence? A Commentary on Superheroes

    07/19/2016 7:32:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Do You Solve the Problem of Violence? A Commentary on Superheroes Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2016 • There was more violence this past weekend. A man, whatever his grievance, killed three police officers and wounded four others. Pray for their souls.And what has this gotten us? More anger. And no progress on justice at all.History is replete with the failures of those who thought they could usher in justice with violence. The “war to end all wars” (World War I) demonstrated this foolish notion, as it ultimately brought about a far bloodier one: World War II.There...
  • Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic

    05/30/2016 2:32:32 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/29/16 | JTA
    When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” on its release Wednesday, they were not expecting this. Captain America discloses in the issue that he is in fact a secret operative of the evil, formerly Nazi organization, Hydra. The dramatic twist happens right on the last page, as Captain America prepares to throw his supposed ally, Jack Flag, off an airplane, presumably to his death, and exclaims, “Hail Hydra!” Even Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in “Captain America: Civil Wars,” was shocked. Writer Nick Spencer assured readers...
  • Anti-Trump Propaganda in Captain America May Issue (vanity)

    05/28/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 24 replies
    Myself | 05/28/16 | myself
    I just pirated the latest-- err, uh, I mean-- I just read the latest Captain America, published in May, because I heard it was controversial. Red Skull gave a Donald Trump speech against Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants, and millions of Americans were responding to his message and becoming white supremacists who wear suicide vests. Then Captain America must have heard Trump's-- err, I mean-- Red Skull's speeches and decided he wanted to Make America Great Again and murdered a fellow Super Hero and declared "Trump 2016"-- no, he said "Hail Hydra." And actually, the plot has it that Steve...
  • Disney v. Warner: How Captain America Beat Batman and Superman

    05/27/2016 5:47:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | James B. Stewart
    Pitched battles between superheroes with huge fan bases? Check. Enough explosions to flatten several Manhattans? Check. Budgets over $250 million, not counting lavish marketing campaigns? Double-check. On paper, this season’s big superhero action films — “Captain America: Civil War” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — from the rival studios Disney and Warner Bros. could almost be the same movie, so similar are their plots, action sequences and allusions to heavyweight themes of topical interest.
  • Social Justice Warriors Want Captain America to be Gay

    05/24/2016 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 71 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 05/24/16 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    Earlier today, SJWs on Twitter managed to get their demands for a gay Captain America to trend. Here's an article: [snip...] The thing about these "let's make this super hero gay" campaigns is that 99.99 percent of everyone calling for it doesn't actually read or watch Super Hero stuff anyway. We're talking about the most neurotic people on Earth who are literally offended by everything. These are the people I met at university who would randomly tell me that they wished their own parents would die. These people merely keep pushing and pushing their bizarre agenda to the point that...
  • When Batman Dies

    05/09/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV was a real-life Batman—a self-made superhero. On behalf of our troops and veterans, it is important to properly honor this 31-year-old Millennial—who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of ISIL thugs in Iraq last Tuesday—but was painted as the progeny of a pilferer. The Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” recipient courageously took on some 125 ISIS fighters and 20 assault vehicles to rescue a handful of U.S. military advisors. All of the advisors escaped—but their rescuer, Keating IV, was fatally hit. For this sacrifice, outlets like CNN honored Keating IV by telling the...
  • Spotted: Batmobile on Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

    05/06/2016 11:28:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 06, 2016
    Cross-continental journey first-ever and longest-ever real world ride for the Batmobile The world-famous, iconic Batmobile was recently spotted in Istanbul, travelling cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus Bridge. The feat was backed by Turkish Airlines, which brought the Batmobile to its base country to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. PicturesÂ’ highly anticipated action adventure movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the...
  • Captain America, Aaron Burr, And The Politics Of Killing Your Friends

    05/05/2016 12:18:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | May 5, 2016 | Linda Holmes
    When you first wrap your head around its plot, the new film Captain America: Civil War seems to have abandoned most of the pointed political content of Marvel's 2006 comics series Civil War, on which it's based. ("Loosely based"? Let's say "semi-loosely based.") In the books, the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man is fundamentally about the Registration Act that would require superheroes to abandon their secret identities, be registered and tracked, and become government employees subject to oversight. The Act follows a tragic series of events that are not actually the fault of The Avengers; in a way...
  • Superman and Batman in $1-Billion Handshake for Mega Theme park in UAE

    04/19/2016 2:03:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Bindu Rai and Parag Deulgaonkar
    Theme park will create 1,000 jobs, Phase 1 opens in 2018 on Yas IslandStep inside the Gotham City and Metropolis in Abu Dhabi. Meet your superheroes - Superman and Batman – in the UAE capital. How? Abu Dhabi-based Miral and US-based Warner Bros. on Tuesday officially announced the launch of Dh3.67 billion ($1 billion) Warner Bros.-themed destination on Yas Island, which is home to the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park. Construction is already underway on the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park with rides in production, which opens in 2018. Phase 2 will house a Warner Bros.-branded hotel and...
  • No Self-Respecting Adult should Buy Comics or Watch Superhero Movies

    03/30/2016 5:05:51 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 105 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 28, 2016 | Rhymer Rigby
    Another month, another superhero movie staggers to the silver screen, lurching under the weight of its own self-importance, groaning with the expectations of fans, and burdened with a nine-figure marketing budget. I am, of course, talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to give it its full, clunkingly portentous title. Can we all please grow up? Can we acknowledge that Marvel and DC have scraped right though the bottom of the barrel? Can we call time on superhero films? Films which are too dark for kids the comics were originally written for, yet too dumb for any thinking adult.
  • Batman V Superman’ $170M Opening Is All-Time High For Warner Bros. & Pre-Summer

    03/26/2016 1:46:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | March 26, 2016 8:27am | by Anthony D'Alessandro
    After a spell of big-budget disasters last year from Jupiter Ascending to Pan, cash is finally raining on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to post the biggest pre-summer opening day ($82M, beating Furious 7‘s $67.4M) and weekend ($170M, outstripping The Hunger Games’ $152.5M). Heck, BvS is poised to be Warner Bros. best opening of all-time, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2M), and even The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M) and The Dark Knight ($158.4M). In 4,242 theaters, BvS is the widest pre-May release and new record-holder...
  • The Main Reason Why Audiences Want To See ‘Batman V Superman’? It’s Wonder Woman

    03/23/2016 10:04:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the latest Fandango survey, moviegoers say that the introduction of Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is a primary draw for them. The film hits U.S. theaters tomorrow at 6 PM, and some exhibitors have raised their opening-weekend projections to north of $160M. Currently, BvS reps 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, and the Zack Snyder film is outstripping pre-sales for all superhero titles at this point in time including The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Advance ticket sales for BvS among all services is figured between $20M-$25M.
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • Comic Propaganda: Captain America joins the left; attacks American conservatives

    10/21/2015 10:16:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/21/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    So now we have Marvel Comics denigrating Americans who believe we should enforce immigration law. As a brand new symbol of diversity, Marvel’s racially altered Captain America should be called Captain Propaganda after the tool used so often by the left to indoctrinate America’s kids against the evils of preserving borders, language and culture in the United States. In the strip, we are given the picture of a “coyote” trying so hard to help illegal aliens begin a better life after smuggling them across the Mexican border. He gives them food and water and assists them in finding their way...
  • Wonder Woman officiates gay ‘marriage’ in new comic

    08/26/2015 5:36:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Comic book superhero Wonder Woman will officiate a same-sex "wedding" in an upcoming issue. Jason Badowerhe, Wonder Woman's cartoonist, says it was his idea to make Wonder Woman, as the comic will say, "a proponent of gay marriage." Badowerhe says DC Comics was "fantastic" over the idea. He told The Sydney Morning Herald that his editor "was like, 'Great! I love it! Let's do it!'" In the comic, Wonder Woman solemizes two women's "marriage." "By the power vested in me," is replaced with "Bound by the lasso of truth." At the conclusion of...
  • Bat Trump Is The Hero America Needs

    08/17/2015 1:34:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    The 2016 presidential election is coming up fast, and we need a hero we can count on. Enter: Bat Trump. America is his Gotham City, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it great again.
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Marvel is killing off a major character (Wolverine)

    04/29/2014 3:13:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2014 | Darren Franich
    It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher. This September, that’s going to end.
  • National Defence spent $14,000 on poll about superheroes’ abilities

    12/28/2013 7:27:58 AM PST · by Loyalist · 8 replies
    National Newswatch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA - Defence researchers spent almost $14,000 on a survey that asked whether superheroes can leap over skyscrapers. The study for the research arm of National Defence also asked 150 people online whether superheroes can fly through the air; see through walls; hear whispers from miles away; become invisible; and walk through walls. The oddball questions were part of a short study completed in October to help the Canadian Forces "win the hearts and minds" of the local populations it faces when deployed overseas, such as recently in Afghanistan. Some of the questions were designed to probe people's expectations about...
  • Spider-Man Balloon Punctured at Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2013 6:26:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 28, 2013
    (NEW YORK) -- Usually Spider-Man is the one spinning a web, but on Thursday the superhero was the one who ended up getting snared. The Spider-Man balloon, measuring nearly 30-feet tall and 78-feet long, had part of its left arm torn when it hit a branch during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Balloon handlers held tight to their balloons, which were threatened by winds of up to 26 mph during the annual parade. The New York Police Department had considered grounding the balloons, a popular draw at the annual parade, but instead ordered them to...
  • 'Batwoman' Co-Authors Exit, Claim DC 'Prohibited' Lesbian Marriage

    09/05/2013 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 32 replies
    DC Comics' Batwoman is losing its two co-authors. In a blog post late Wednesday, co-authors J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman wrote that they'd be exiting the comic after Issue 26 is released in December, citing creative difficulties with DC. Batwoman was relaunched in 2010 as a stand-alone series that told a new origin story about female Caped Crusader Kate Kane (aka Batwoman), this time a member of the U.S. Military Academy who was forced to leave after allegations arose that she was gay. Rather than hide her sexual orientation, she opted to leave the academy. "In recent months, DC...
  • Comic-Con: Avengers 2 Title is Avengers: Age of Ultron

    07/21/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 47 replies
    IGN ^ | July 20, 2013 | Jim Vejvoda
    The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con ended with writer-director Joss Whedon taking the stage at Hall H to announce the official title of Marvel's The Avengers 2, which is ... Avengers: Age of Ultron! You may know that "Age of Ultron" is a relatively recent Marvel Comics storyline so it'll be interesting to see how much they cull from that for the big screen sequel to the 2012 blockbuster. Here is the official title treatment courtesy of Marvel and Disney:
  • Jamie Foxx looks insane as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2 (how to kill a successful franchise)

    07/11/2013 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 35 replies
    io9 ^ | July 10, 2013 | Meredith Woerner
    Behold the first official picture of Jamie Foxx as Spider-Man's new nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In other news, Andrew Garfield is open to making Peter Parker gay by swapping Mary Jane out for a boy, Mark Johnson.
  • Canadian superhero Captain Canuck rises again

    06/30/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    CBC ^ | JUNE 28, 2013
    Comic book fans can easily rhyme off names like Superman and The Avengers, but a Canadian team is hoping a new revamp will put Captain Canuck back in the mix. The Canadian hero, who debuted on comic book shelves almost 40 years ago, is making a comeback in a new animated web series debuting — fittingly — on Canada Day at captaincanuck.com. Back in the early 1970s, as industry leaders Marvel and DC Comics were putting out stories about Spider-Man, Batman and Superman, Winnipeg-based artist Richard Comely and his artist friend Ron Leishman were wondering why there wasn't yet a...
  • 'Man of Steel' filled with Jesus, Christianity references

    06/14/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/14/2013 | Justin Craig
    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s … Jesus? When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created their iconic comic book hero Superman in 1938, their character wasn’t just a representation of “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” but for many, a metaphor for Jewish immigrants in 1930s America. Created by two young Jewish men, Superman was an allusion to the Jewish faith and history, from his baby Moses-like origins to his golem-esque invincibility, to his outcast status and his ultimate struggle to assimilate in a new land. But somewhere along his journey since 1938, Kal-El converted to Christianity, which...
  • Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus

    06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2013 | METRO
    s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.
  • Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...

    06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK
    Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man! ‘I grew up in Kansas,’’ says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster “Man of Steel’’ as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. “I’m as American as they come.’’ Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in “Superman Returns,’’ an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • Conservative Superheroes

    08/24/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    After doing Conservative Superheroines and Liberal Supervillains I couldn't forget about the conservative guys!I actually thought the first two groups would be more fun, which is why I did them first, but I think some of my favorite matchups ended up being in this group.Like with the others I try to match up based on things like, personality and personal stories (of both the hero and conservative)...its not 100% perfect, but I think they're close.
  • Christopher Eccleston ["Doctor Who"] Is THOR 2 Villain, Malekith The Accursed

    08/04/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies
    twitchfilm.com ^ | 08/02/12 | Todd Brown
    The role was initially supposed to go to Mads Mikkelsen, but with the Danish star unavailable thanks to his leading role on TV's Hannibal, word is now out that Christopher Eccleston has been tapped to take on the part of Malekith The Accursed in the upcoming Thor 2. The leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, Malekith is one of Thor's major opponents in the comic books and it would appear the part is in good hands with Eccleston. Though most known recently for his stint as Doctor Who, Eccelston has a long, long list of stellar performances in intense...
  • Seeking revenge, author of gay Green Lantern will give Brazilian boyfriend to his hero

    07/23/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 16 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Seeking revenge, author of gay Green Lantern will give Brazilian boyfriend to his heroBy Julio Severo DC Comics writer James Robinson declared that he has received many messages criticizing him for having homosexualized the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, who now is forced to be a homosexual. The strongest opposition, the bitter scriptwriter says, came from Brazil. James Robinson: seeking revenge from Brazilian fans of Green Lantern “The most hostile criticism I’ve received was hostile tweets from Brazil. I had been out and the next morning I was like ‘all right, my liver is murdering me’ and someone was...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Review: Nolan Slaps Obama With a Masterpiece

    07/21/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 121 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 21, 2012 | John Nolte
    From a purely cinematic standpoint, director/co-writer Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" is a genuine masterpiece. Actually, it's a triumph. Surpassing the extraordinary hype and expectations surrounding the conclusion to his epic trilogy seemed impossible, and yet somehow Nolan achieved just that. The fact that I'm even debating whether or not "Rises" surpasses its perfect predecessor speaks volumes. Without giving anything away -- without telling you if it's tragic or happy or bitter or sweet -- let me just say that the final few minutes of "Rises" represent one of the most intensely satisfying movie moments of my life. And...
  • Colorado shooting brings sad end to 'Batman' franchise

    07/20/2012 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    Reuters, DNA ^ | Friday, July 20, 2012 | Lisa Richwine
    High box office expectations for The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Warner Bros' Batman franchise, were clouded on Friday by a shooting at a Colorado midnight screening of the film which killed 12 people. The incident, in which a masked gunman opened fire on moviegoers, including children, brings a tragic conclusion to one of Hollywood's most-enduring franchises, as Warner Bros bids to find a new movie franchise capable of matching Batman's box office success. The Time Warner-owned studio has been Hollywood's King of Franchises for years. Over the last decade, it generated worldwide ticket sales of $12 billion...
  • PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's

    06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT · by paltz · 67 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/1/12 | Kerry Picket
    The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman. Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points...
  • Original Green Lantern Is Gay, DC Announces (DC now becoming AC/DC comics)

    06/01/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    MTV ^ | 06/01/2012 | Josh Wigler
    When DC Comics relaunched its entire line of superheroes in 2011, big changes were made to their biggest characters: Superman was no longer married to Lois Lane, a secret criminal organization was running Gotham City completely under Batman's radar, and Aquaman finally got some respect. But perhaps the biggest of all the alterations to a DC hero's origin was just announced Friday (June 1): Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay. First appearing in a 1940 issue of "All-American Comics," Scott was originally introduced as a mystically driven hero who shared little in common with the intergalactic peace-keeping Green...
  • DC Comics character to come out as gay

    05/21/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    tvguide.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joyce Eng
    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay, comic blog BleedingCool.com reports. DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced the plans over the weekend at Kapow Comic Convention in London, saying that the existing superhero who was previously assumed to be straight will be "one of our most prominent gay characters." He did not specify in which issue the reveal will occur. President Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be able to get married The news comes a year after DiDio told The Advocate that he only intends to introduce new characters in the DC universe as gay rather than make...
  • What do think the Message was from Avengers Movie?

    05/16/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 91 replies
    I saw the Avengers Movie with some family on Mother's Day. I saw "Obama" as the evil one wanting to end freedom for the general population as freedom is bad. The Evil One wanted the Good Guys (Captain America, Hulk, Thor etc) to spend their time fighting each other. When Captain America was looking for his "outfit" he went to a museum and found the Stars and Stripes on display. He got it and said - "This is not as popular as it once was!" When the Good Guys joined to fight evil - they could not be stopped. At...
  • “Gayness Is Built Into Batman” (DC comics writer interviewed)

    04/26/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | Written on April 26, 2012 | by Rich Johnston
    The new issue [of Playboy] features an interview with [current Batman comics writer] Grant Morrison, talking superheroes. This is the kind of thing he says… "Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn’t care—he’s more interested...
  • Who is the Route 29 Batman? This guy.

    03/28/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    Police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring last week because of a problem with his plates. This would not ordinarily make international news, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed head-to-toe in full superhero regalia. HOLY MOVING VIOLATION! It didn’t take long before images of the Dark Knight’s encounter with law enforcement began turning up everywhere from the Washington Post to CNN to the London tabloids. Jokers emerged instantaneously too. “Let him do his job,” one commenter urged on the Post Web site....
  • I’m Batman … Getting Pulled Over In A Lamborghini

    03/23/2012 4:24:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Mar 23, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    I’m Batman … Getting Pulled Over In A Lamborghini Batman drives the Batmobile when he's Batman and, as we've learned, he typically drives a Lamborghini when he's Bruce Wayne. Unfortunately, Bruce Wayne forgot to put a license plate on his Lamborghini Gallardo and went out while still dressed as Batman. Silly, silly Batman. You're not Steve Jobs. You can't get away with that. UPDATE! We've unmasked the Batman Here's what they said: "Yes, Batman was stopped by MCPD on Wednesday,S/B Route 29 at Prelude Dr. for no tags on Batmobile" His repeated attempts to use the Bat Signal as a...
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • Emergency Prank Draws Sheriff's Deputies to Unsuspecting Brandon Family (New Prank - 'Swatting')

    08/20/2011 5:50:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2011 | Robbyn Mitchell
    Debora Marshall wasn't sure what she was witnessing. She came home from work to find sheriff's cruisers blocking streets in her sleepy Timber Pond subdivision. Deputies with guns drawn and bulletproof vests surrounded her house. "They had it blocked off at both ends. I thought a murderer was on the loose," she said. So did the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Authorities thought her son had killed her. "My son was home and clueless," Marshall said. "I was at work, and all my neighbors thought I was dead." In what appears to be the first incident of its kind in Hillsborough...
  • SPIDER-MAN DIES (or does he?)

    06/22/2011 6:06:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 14 replies
    (English-language translation) PHILADELPHIA - The lights go out for Peter Parker, the high-school student whose bite from a radioactive spider turned him into the avenger who spins spiderwebs and climbs walls, a member of the Marvel Comics universe of heroes and villains. The publisher announced today that Spider-Man will be defeated by one of his fiercest enemies in the final issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which will go out on sale tomorrow. But the arachnid's fans do not have to be in mourning, since the Ultimates label is separate from Marvel's major universe. The fate of Ultimate Spider-Man will not...
  • WHOA: Entire DC Universe Rebooted, All Books Restart at Issue #1

    06/02/2011 2:35:45 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies
    UGO.com ^ | 05/31/11 | Marissa Meli
    Whether or not you're as obsessed with comics as we are, you need to be paying attention. DC Comics is about to unleash one of the most important and disruptive events in all of pop culture. Starting this August, every superhero title under the DC Comics label is experiencing a reboot. Not just any reboot -- those happen all of the time. This is a serious reboot. Every single hero book is going to start again at issue #1. That means FIFTY-TWO books will experience a near-simultaneous relaunch. And yes -- everybody's getting a new costume. [SNIP]
  • Your Tax Dollars At Work: Caped Crusader Edition

    04/19/2011 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-19-11 | Stoutcat
    If the country weren’t in such bad financial shape, this would actually be funny. Or at least, you know, fun to mock, in a disbelieving sort of way. It seems that the state of Florida is spending a boatload of cash in order to buy capes for the jobless. I guess it’s to make them feel good about being unemployed or something. According to the Orlando Sentinel: Dubbed the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge,” a $73,000 public-relations campaign by Workforce Central Florida features a cartoon character named “Dr. Evil Unemployment” and includes handing out about 6,000 red superhero capes to jobless Central Floridians…...
  • Is Cracked.com the Ground Zero mosque of magazines? (part two)

    01/26/2011 8:22:15 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    On Monday, I wrote about my disappointment when one of my favorite websites, Cracked.com, published a limp exercise in apologetics called “5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam.” Any website posting one dopey article in three years is actually a hell of an accomplishment. I just hope its the last one of its kind. But I’m not confident. Here’s why: This week, one of my blog readers sent me an article from The Jewish Press by David Lev called, “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman – Set To Join Muslim Superhero Crew.” They knew I’d be interested...
  • Police alerted to 'superheroes' patrolling Seattle

    11/19/2010 8:42:16 AM PST · by epithermal · 38 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | November 19, 2010 | Casey McNerthney
    Vigilante justice has come to Seattle, and the caped crusaders drive a Kia. Seattle police say a group of self-described superheroes have been patrolling the streets at night trying to save people from crime. They call themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement and say they're part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime fighters. The national website -- cited in a police bulletin sent to Seattle officers Wednesday -- states "a Real Life Superhero is whoever chooses to embody the values presented in super heroic comic books, not only by donning a mask/costume, but also performing good deeds for the...