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.

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev Bring Procedural Noir to Event Leviathan (Spoilers)

When Brian Michael Bendis wrote for Marvel Comics, he wrote the majority of major events. Avengers: Disassembled, House of M, Secret Invasion, Siege, Avengers Vs. X-Men (co-writer), Age of Ultron, X-Men: Battle of the Atom […]

April 10, 2020
Does Director Cathy Yan Think Audiences Weren’t Ready for a Movie Like Birds of Prey?

Birds of Prey was a big gamble for the DC Comics movie division, struggling to find a footing in a landscape dominated by Marvel movies. David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which introduced audiences to the Margot […]

April 8, 2020
DCTV Shows
The Flash Actor Logan Williams Dies Suddenly at the Age of 16, Show Stars Offer Tributes

Logan Williams is one actor of four who had the distinction of playing Barry Allen, otherwise known as the Flash, in live-action. The up-and-coming Canadian star suddenly passed away this week at the age of […]

April 4, 2020
DCTV Shows
Season 2 Premiere of Harley Quinn Tackles No Man’s Land (and It Just Might Work)

After airing the season 1 finale just weeks ago, Harley Quinn is already back on DC Universe with its season 2 premiere. In the aftermath of the, literally, earth-shaking events of the last episode, Gotham […]

April 3, 2020
DCTV Shows
CW Schedules Crisis On Infinite Earths Rerun to Stretch Out Remaining New Episodes

With essentially all currently-filming television shows shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic response, networks are in a tough bind. Many isolated folks are turning to Netflix in record numbers. European internet providers needed to […]

March 26, 2020
DCTV Shows
Final Legends of Tomorrow Episode for Brandon Routh Was a Metatextual Masterpiece

The final episode of Legends of Tomorrow original cast member Brandon Routh, and his real-life wife Courtney Ford, was mostly perfect. It combined the silliness of this show with some really heartfelt moments. (The gang […]

March 18, 2020
DCTV Shows
Production Assistant on Batwoman Paralyzed in Accident, Community Raises Funds

With production shutting down along with the rest of the world due to the coronavirus outbreak, folks are out of work and in need. Yet, for one production assistant on Batwoman, she faces this not […]

March 17, 2020
Marieke Nijkamp Beautifully Redefines Barbara Gordon in The Oracle Code

In their effort to appeal to younger readers—especially teenage girls—DC started a new line of graphic novels under the imprint DC INK. The first of these, Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia, was an excellent […]

March 17, 2020
Superman Vs the KKK Radio Podcast is Coming!

One of the best comics produced in the last few decades is easily Gene Yang’s Superman Smashes the Klan. The graphic novel series is an updated version of the original radio program. Another great book? Richard […]

March 16, 2020
DCReviewsTV Shows
Legends of Tomorrow Uses Mister Rogers Episode to Work on Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Equal parts ridiculous and dramatic, Legends of Tomorrow is the purest comic book show on television. No other series so perfectly captures the emotional weight and pure absurdity that the comic book medium allows for. […]

March 12, 2020