As Ant-Man opens in theaters, we’re once again reminded to keep our big superhero-loving butts in our seats throughout the duration of any comic-book movie’s closing credits. (For Ant-Man specifically, you’re going to want to stay all the way to the very end, for an extra post-credits scene.) It’s become a superhero movie staple to have a scene tacked on to the end of the film that either teases an upcoming sequel or spinoff, pays off an unresolved storyline, or just sprinkles on one last dash of humor. We’ve gone through all the superhero post-credits scenes that have ever made their way to the big screen to rank them.
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Arrow Season 4 stole a bit of spotlight from Comic-Con 2015 in introducing Oliver’s flashy new threads, but The Flash Season 2 better lives up to that description with an upgrade of his own. Barry Allen is rocking some classic white lightning for his Season 2 costume, but what might it mean for the speedy CW series?
For as much as Comic-Con 2015 and beyond revealed of Arrow Season 4, we don’t yet have the clearest picture what Oliver will be doing in flashback this year, other than the vague suggestion that the younger Mr. Queen will head to Green Lantern’s hometown of Coast City. The series has alluded to Green Lantern on a number of occasions, but is a Season 4 appearance really in the cards?
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman ’66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series.
This week, the Riddler returns with a plan to make the greatest silent film of all time... featuring the death of Batman and Robin!
Joe Phillips' table in Artists' Alley is always an essential stop for me at San Diego Comic Con. The former Heretic and Superboy artist is one of the only guys at any comics show who can always be counted on for a great selection of quality beefcake pin-ups that rival the cheesecake that's so prevalent on other artists' tables. If you're in the market for a coquettish Angel, or a stripping Steve Rogers, Joe Phillips is your man.
But this year Phillips had something new on his table --- and so incredibly camp that it may appeal to much of the same audience that loves the hero beefcake. Phillips has taken some of the biggest stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood and cast them as some of the biggest names in superhero comics, to give fans a vision of what these movies might have looked like in another era.
Those who were fortunate enough to catch the full Supergirl pilot at Comic-Con 2015 (or online anywhere over the past few months) know that the CBS super-drama plays coy with appearances from Superman himself, but even more of the extended family may show up. A new report suggests that Lois Lane’s sister will cause a few headaches for Supergirl, with a surprising connection to one of the main cast.
Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell's revival of Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti's Prez was probably the single most unexpected launch of the entire "DC You" initiative --- and so far, it's been one of the best. As it stands, Beth Ross is a teenager in a dystopian (but not entirely unfamiliar) near future where corporations have the right to vote and viral marketing can control a campaign, who got on the ballot as a joke and now stands a chance of becoming the first president elected by Twitter.
This week sees the release of the second issue, and as the House of Representatives is in deadlock, Beth's father's illness takes a turn for the worse --- and if that's not enough, we're introduced to the Sensational Character Find of 2015, Carl The End-Of-Life Bear. Check out a sharp and surprisingly heartwarming preview below!
As the genre of superhero comics has become increasingly event-driven over the last thirty years, the need to push each event as more important than the last has increased with it. Every new event promises, somehow with a straight face, that “nothing will ever be the same again.”
There are, in fact, comics that actually affect everything that comes after them one way or another — Action Comics #1, Amazing Fantasy #15, Uncanny X-Men #132 — but they rarely come with much fanfare, or with empty and overreaching promises. One such comic debuted on this day in 1961: Flash vol 1 #123, “The Flash of Two Worlds.”
Last week we got an extended sneak peek at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via the Comic-Con trailer, but that won’t be the trailer you see in theaters — IMAX theaters, to be more specific. A new, alternate version of the trailer has dropped online, so if you don’t make it out to your local IMAX theater in the next couple of weeks, you can watch it right here.
Whatever your feelings on FOX’s Gotham, the Bat-prequel drama certainly crammed in a number of recognizable Dark Knight names, occasionally in tyke form. That trend looks to continue in Season 2, as Gotham adds a Goldbergs star as young Master Bruce’s new “love interest,” Silver St. Cloud.