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Buy This Book: ‘DC Bombshells’ #1 Knocks It Out Of The Park

DC Bombshells #1

At first glance, DC Bombshells seems like it's operating on a pretty weird premise. It is, after all, a digital comic based on a line of statues that reimagine the company's heroines with retro, pinup-inspired designs, and while a lot of them have been pretty great, trying to create a narrative based around an aesthetic seems like a tough task. In practice, though, Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage don't just rise to the occasion, they demolish it.

In a summer that's been marked by some of DC's strongest new titles in years, from Black Canary to Prez, the first digital chapter of Bombshells came out swinging and knocked it out of the park with what might just be the best first issue of the bunch.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Begins Shooting This Fall, ‘Justice League’ Starting Next Spring

Wonder Woman
Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. definitely has a more prolonged shooting schedule than Marvel’s films, though with only Man of Steel to show for their efforts, it remains to be seen if this works in their favor. The studio has lined up schedules for two of their next superhero films, with Wonder Woman heading into production later this year and Justice League following early next year.

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Jena Malone’s Secret ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Role Revealed

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Getty Images

When Jena Malone was spotted on the set of Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, the rumor mill kicked into high gear. Was she playing a hero? A villain? A new character? And established character? Anyway, everyone eventually decided that she was playing the new Robin, but it turns out that the internet was (surprise, surprise) very wrong. A new report claims that the Hunger Games star will be playing one of Batman’s most famous allies, just not the one we expected.

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Deadpool, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Deathlok: Which One’s Which?

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With seventy-five years of shared universe history spread out over multiple companies and periodical continuity reboots and multiple earths, getting into superhero comics can be a daunting task for anyone uninitiated into the genre. Why on earth do we have to make it so much harder for new fans by making their names so confusingly similar?

With Deadpool set to return to the big screen in 2016, Deadshot being prominently featured in the forthcoming Suicide Squad movie, Deathstroke being a major player on TV's Arrow, and Deathlok recurring on Agents of SHIELD, casual fans are being bombarded with a surfeit of the "[death][noun]" formula. Add to that the fact that most of these guys tote giant guns, swords, full face masks and/or reticles over their eyes, and that's just a recipe for confusion.

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‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Hilariously Shoots Down Classic Oliver Queen Goatee

Arrow Season 4 Goatee Stephen Amell
The CW / DC Comics

Sporting a brand-new comic-friendly suit in Arrow Season 4, as well finally assuming the moniker of Green Arrow, Stephen Amell will take the CW character ever-closer to his DC roots by the fall return. That said, Amell hilariously refuted a suggestion that we’ll ever see The CW’s Oliver Queen sporting the comic character’s famous facial hair.

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CBS ‘Supergirl’ Casts DC’s Hilariously-Named Reactron

CBS Supergirl Reactron Chris Browning
CBS / DC Comics / Alexandra Wyman, Getty Images

Its pilot already more or less out there, Supergirl seems to be establishing a campier comic presence than either its Arrow or Flash predecessors on The CW, understandable with a character as lighthearted and positive as Kara. Cue the DC-iest DC-named DC villain of all, as Supergirl will take on Chris Browning’s armored “Reactron.”

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Ben Affleck Says His Batman Is ‘F—ed Up’, Plus Even More ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Pics

Batman vs Superman pic
Warner Bros.

After yesterday’s three new Batman vs. Superman images from the pages of Empire magazine, today we have even more from the upcoming superhero film. From that same magazine article, we have both Ben Affleck and director Zack Snyder talking about this film’s version of Batman (which Affleck describes as a “f---ed up Batman”), plus a bunch of new photos from the film.

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Let The Newbie Have This: Gene Yang On Exposing Superman’s Identity With John Romita Jr. [Interview]

Superman #41, art by John Romita Jr.

When the DC Universe came out of Convergence, one of the biggest changes came from Superman. Not only was the Man of Steel back in the t-shirt and jeans look that he was rocking back at the start of the New 52, but his secret identity as Clark Kent had been exposed, leaving new writer Gene Luen Yang and returning artist John Romita Jr. to explain just how that went down.

It's a big change in the status quo, so to find out more, ComicsAlliance spoke to Yang about taking on the world's first superhero, collaborating with one of his favorite artists, and changing the dynamics between Clark, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For July 29 2015

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

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Filed Under: Category: Dark Horse, DC, Image, Lists, Marvel

‘Wonder Woman’ Officially Casts Chris Pine as Steve Trevor

Anthony Harvey, Getty Images
Anthony Harvey, Getty Images

A while back we heard talk of Chris Pine potentially starring in Wonder Woman opposite Gal Gadot, but then we also heard some rumors about Pine potentially playing one of the leading superhero roles in Green Lantern Corps — that seemed to confirm that Pine was in talks to star in something for Warner Bros. and DC, and now it’s been made official. Pine will play Diana Prince’s love interest in Wonder Woman.

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