That was Jerry Ordway's solution to the problem that the creative teams behind Superman were facing in the early '90s. After building for years to a wedding between Lois Lane and Clark Kent --- something that had been brewing in comics since 1938 --- plans were put on hold so that the storyline could coincide with the upcoming wedding on TV's Lois and Clark.
The idea was that timing the two versions of the wedding to run at the same time would lead the show's audience into comic book stores and boost sales, but it left the comics with a year of space to fill, and finding something that would take up time and keep readers interested while the TV storyline caught up proved to be difficult. It was so frustrating, in fact, that Ordway's solution ended up being the best idea, and on this day in 1992, DC published 'The Death Of Superman'.
Unfortunately for fans of The CW’s The Flash, Grant Gustin won’t be making the leap to the big screen for Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming movie. Ezra Miller will be tackling the role of Barry Allen and his lightning-fast superhero alter ego in the DC movie universe, and while it’ll still be a couple of years before he makes his big screen debut, the actor is opening up about the exciting new role and what he hopes to do with it.
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in February 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.
We’re a little over four months from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will launch a whole new world of films into our lives: the DC Cinematic Universe. Spinning out of the events of 2013’s Man of Steel, it will pit Henry Cavill’s Superman against Ben Affleck’s Batman, and put both characters on the path toward a massive two-part film about DC’s heavy-hitting super-team, the Justice League of America, which will also feature the exploits of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and more.
There are a lot of reasons that I could never be Batman, but I think that the most important one is the difference in how we react to illness. The second I catch even the smallest kind of sniffle, all I want to do is turn myself into a blanket burrito, groan about the inevitability of death and maybe, maybe, if I can muster up the strength for it, play Super Mario Bros. 3. Batman, on the other hand, reacts to a deadly virus by punching a crocodile man through a brick wall.
That, at least, is the opening of Batman: Europa, the new miniseries that sends Batman on a world-traveling adventure and marks the return of Jim Lee to drawing Batman for the first issue. Check out an exclusive preview below for all the Croc-punching action (and a mild cough)!
It’s past time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.
The latestepisode, 'Lost Souls', focuses on what happened to a character everyone assumed was dead, but in something of a theme this season, turns out to be alive all along. Plus: Sara’s still working through some stuff, a relationship hangs in the balance and the best guest star on the show, Felicity’s mom, comes back to town! Antonio Negret directed the episode, which was written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Beth Scwhartz.
The tragic Friday events of Paris’ terrorist attacks made impact on a number of TV series, including SNL’s sympathetic cold open, while CBS will next alter its programming out of respect. Both Supergirl and NCIS: LA will shuffle their episode orders, the Monday episodes of which featured content disturbingly similar to the awful attacks.
Although Wonder Woman doesn’t hit theaters until 2017, it looks as if filming has already begun on Gal Gadot’s solo superhero adventure. Wonder Woman will make her debut next spring in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while co-star Chris Pine has just popped up in a new set photo, giving us our first look at Steve Trevor — along with a new cast member.
Before Supergirl took flight with her October premiere, CBS offered up a sneak peek of Salem star Iddo Goldberg in the role of notable DC android Red Tornado, to mixed reception at best. Now, with November 30 installment “Red Faced” inching closer, Supergirl shows off a much better look at the character in action with new photos, as well as a synopsis.
With this week's digital-first issue, the series has finally come to an end after 73 chapters, and in that time, it's been an incredible tribute to the classic TV series that's also involved some incredible innovation, introducing new, '60s style takes on villains that never made it to the show, and operating on a scale that a TV show could never quite match. At its heart, though, the main appeal of the series was the way that it incorporated the signature styles of the show, which is why it's so great that it ended the way it did. In case you missed it, the final issue of Batman '66 is an origin story for the show's opening credits.
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