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Get Your Cape On: DC Super Hero Girls Hopes to Empower Tomorrow’s Heroes Today

DC/USA Today
DC/USA Today

Announced in April, the DC Super Hero Girls line was a bold statement by Warner Bros. about its commitment to reaching out to all demographics of the market, and very specifically, young girls. While initially revealed as a partnership between Warners and companies like Mattel, Random House, and Lego, there hadn't been many details revealed about what form and shape DC Super Hero Girls would take beyond vague promises of apparel, toys, animations and books. Today, Warner Bros. and DC broke the silence (via USA Today) to tease a bit more about what to expect from the upcoming girl-focused line.

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Thumbnail: What ‘Steven Universe’ Can Teach Us About Living Between Two Worlds


Being mixed race is an endless, exhausting lesson in liminality. There are days you’re unshakably confident in who you are and your place in the world, followed by days you are wrecked by the ambiguity of your existence. Genetic caprice digs gulfs of experience between cousins, siblings, even twins. “Authenticity” is a bullseye you never quite seem to hit. And when immigration enters into it — well. You can be certain of disappointing everyone back in the old country just as often as you disappoint the community that surrounds you.

Perhaps the worst part of it is the silence. Maybe you have a few friends to discuss this with. Maybe your siblings get it. Maybe you’ve found one treasured piece of media that speaks to the shade of grey in which you live. But in total, there isn’t much that portrays this experience — and even less of it accessible to a wider audience.

Enter Steven Universe.

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O Pioneer! A Birthday Tribute to Winsor McCay

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Zenas Winsor McCay, who perhaps shrewdly went by his middle name (and sometimes professionally by the pen name “Silas”), was born on September 26 in 1869. Or... maybe not. He might have been born as early as 1867 or as late as 1871. Through a combination of birth records possibly lost in a fire, and a likely desire by McCay himself to disguise how large the age gap was between him and his wife, we simply don't know for sure when he was born; we've chosen to take his word for it that his birthday was September 26.

One thing not in doubt, however, is that the astonishing Mr. McCay was a pioneer in not one, but two fields.

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Stjepan Sejic’s He-Man Statue Has the Power to Make Masters of the Universe Cool Again

sideshow he-man statue

Artist Stjepan Sejic is a busy man. From working on the likes of Sunstone, Death Vigil, IXth Generation, Rat Queens, Ravine, and covers for seemingly dozens of different books, he somehow also found time to design a new series of statues for Sideshow Collectibles. I can barely tie my own shoes every morning, but this dude found way to digitally draw and paint a half-dozen books a month, and had some spare time to guide the look and feel of a line of Masters of the Universe premium format figures. Wherever this dude is eating, I would like to go to there.

We first got our look at the Sejic-designed pieces at San Diego Comic-Con, but now it appears Sideshow is ready to formally reveal the Masters of the Universe line with it's first piece, He-Man. This statue is just the first of two (the other being Skeletor) that were shown off at SDCC, but Sideshow intimates this could just be the beginning for the MotU series. If this He-Man is any indication, that's going to be a set of statues that even the most lapsed of fans can fawn over.

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Ask Chris #258: Why ‘Superman: The Animated Series’ Is The Underappreciated Gem Of The DCAU

Background art from Superman: The Animated Series

Q: How do you feel about Superman: The Animated Series? A faithful adaptation that distills the Superman mythos the same way as Batman: TAS? -- @Trilby64

A: Superman: The Animated Series is great, which is one of the reasons that it's so weird that nobody ever really talks about how great it is. Even here at ComicsAlliance, when I was looking for things to dive into for an in-depth episode guide, it never even came up for consideration --- but to be honest, a lot of that was because there's not a whole lot to make fun of in that series. It synthesized one of the best versions of Superman ever brought to any medium, and it did it with an incredible style that was well done on pretty much every level.

There's just one big problem: It's not Batman.

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‘The Venture Bros.’ Season 6 Sets 2016 Adult Swim Premiere

Venture Bros Season 6 Premiere 2016
Adult Swim

Any fan of The Venture Bros. knows how torturous the wait in between seasons can be (there have only been five total since 2004), and while “All This and Gargantua-2” helped stoke the fires, at last Rusty, Dean, Hank and Brock have an official return. The Venture Bros. Season 6 will officially bow in February of 2016.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Drops the Boomstick in First Full Premiere Clip

Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Premiere Clip
Marvel / Disney XD

Great though it was to go through the Guardians of the Galaxy backstory one by one, we’re ready to see the full team in action with a sneak peek at Saturday’s animated series debut. Thankfully, Rocket has just the explosive-laden clip to prime us for the newest adventures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and his ferocious furry friend.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rounds Out the Team With Gamora’s Backstory

Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Clip Gamora
Marvel / Disney XD

Whether or not James Gunn disputes their canonicity with the films, Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy shorts already have us aboard the new series by filling in gaps the MCU may never get around to. Rounding out the ranks of our beloved criminal super-team is none other than Gamora, and her deadly rivalries with both Nebula and Korath.

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The Fun Will Never End: Best ‘Adventure Time’ Art Ever

Paul Robertson

Since it’s debut on Cartoon Network in 2010 (or as a six minute pilot on the Nicktoons network in 2007, if you want to get really “um, actually” about it), Adventure Time with Finn and Jake has shown us just how much fun a human boy and his talking, shapeshifting dog can have.

The show's mix of Dungeons & Dragons style fantasy escapades, bizarre surrealism, and low-key, dialogue-driven comedy made it an immediate hit with viewers of all ages. It goes without saying that the show's inseparable best friends go on adventures (at a specific time that has been set aside for it, if the title is to be believed), but the show has proven to be about so much more than just adventure.

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‘Legend of Korra’ Confirms Full Series Blu-ray With Gorgeous Cover Art

Legend of Korra Blu Ray DVD Cover
Bryan Konietzko

Comic-Con 2015 taught us that we needn’t say goodbye to The Legend of Korra (or the Avatar-verse) forever, following announcements of a sequel graphic novel, but fans of Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino’s animated epic have even more reason to celebrate. Not only will Korra get a full Blu-ray and DVD release, but so too have we the first key art.

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