In just a few months, the first-ever female-led “Bat” series will premiere on the CW. It closes out Batman’s 80th anniversary year. One would think fans would be pleased to be getting more Bat-action. Even more, it’s a fresh story we’ve not seen before. Yet, instead, we are left wondering how Batwoman can survive the fan-hate directed at it. Most of it gets directed at all of the trailers released thus far. Pop culture editor Salomé Gonstad covered this initial backlash last month. As more and more trailers hit YouTube, the hate continues. Many of these folks believe Batwoman can’t survive the fan-hate, thanks to the power of the “like” to “dislike” ratio on YouTube.
The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne’s alter ego. The goddamn Batman. No matter what you call him, there’s no denying that he’s an iconic American superhero. He is, first and foremost, a comic book character, but comic books couldn’t contain him. He began appearing on film less than five years after he was […]
The ambitious series about Superman’s grandfather will not return after ending its second season this week. SyFy wanted Krypton canceled after its ratings fell by more than half for the sophomore season. Interestingly, they first planned to expand the franchise by spinning off a series based on the Lobo character, which we reported in June. […]
The House of Mystery is located just north of Louisville, Kentucky. Right past the IHOP (you know the one). It also simultaneously exists in Sandman’s realm of the Dreaming, just past the Gates of the Horn. The House is a structure, often used as a base of operations for various superheroes, or to house patients, […]
Every kid and adult of a certain age knows what superhero they want to be. For actors, however, they have a chance to at least portray their favorite hero on the screen. In Living Color and Scary Movie star Marlon Wayans wants to play Plastic Man in a movie, so he might actually get the […]
According to his Facebook page, the artist Ernie Colón has passed away at the age of 88. He leaves behind a staggering body of work that stretched across several genres. In case you’re not familiar with his art, here is a look back at his career. Started Out in Comics Born in Puerto Rico, Colón […]
For those in Hawaii participating in the Thirty Meter Telescope protests, a big-screen comic book hero just rode to their rescue. (On a wave, no doubt.) Jason Momoa, DC’s Aquaman, traveled to his birthplace of Hawaii, where he took in some motorcycle riding and cultural exchange with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Yet, he’s also […]
Cinema works in cycles. If a film in a certain genre makes money, then there are going to be more of them. Mob movies may not currently be en vogue but the new movie featuring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Hadish, and Elisabeth Moss is a comic book film. The Kitchen comic first debuted from the now-defunct […]
How can Batwoman survive the fan-hate its getting from angry people on YouTube who object to the female empowerment message in the show.
There is a new Titans season 2 trailer, giving us the first look at the next season. It looks great, but leaves fans with many questions.
The roster of DC legends showing in this year’s annual CW superhero crossover, Crisis On Infinite Earths, keeps growing longer. At the Television Critic’s Association gathering Sunday, the CW announced Kevin Conroy will play Bruce Wayne in the five-episode event. Conroy is best known for being the voice of both Wayne and his masked alter […]