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‘Supergirl’ Makes First ‘Flash’ Cameo, Plus Jonah Hex, Connor Hawke and More!

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The Flash’s first trip to Earth-2 promised easter eggs galore, and DC delivered an entire multiverse’s worth! Not only did CBS’ Supergirl make her first official crossover of sorts, but tonight’s trippy Flash also teased our first look at Legends’ Jonah Hex and Connor Hawke, another familiar Flash, and near of the entire damn Justice League!

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New ‘Gotham’ 2016 Trailer Teases Hugo Strange, Riddler, Freeze Transformation

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FOX

Gotham hasn’t been shy teasing both Mr. Freeze and Hugo Strange in advance of its 2016 return, and the latest trailer sees both in action. Not only that, but Edward Nygma may be setting his sights on Gordon, and Mr. Freeze may yet have some white in his future.

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Just Making a Good Show: A Birthday Tribute to Bruce Timm

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Ask a generation of cartoon watchers what their prototypical Batman or Superman would look like, and there's a pretty good chance the image that will pop into the heads of many will look a whole lot like a Bruce Timm drawing. Same goes for Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Harley Quinn, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Robin, Batgirl, Lois Lane and dozens of other DC characters.

Timm, born on this day in 1961, has made his career in animation, co-creating Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League, among other shows, but he has arguably had as much of an impact on superheroes as any living comic artist.

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Rob Liefeld, Deadpool and True Creator Credit

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With the Deadpool movie arriving in cinemas this week, media attention has turned to the character's co-creator Rob Liefeld, and it’s already caused a fair share of controversy. As part of an interview with the New York Times, Liefeld stated that he did “all the heavy lifting” in the creation of Deadpool, and even more bluntly, “I chose Fabian [Nicieza], and he got the benefit of the Rob Liefeld lottery ticket. Those are good coattails to ride.” Liefeld has called the article a "hit piece," but has made similar assertions on Twitter.

Liefeld’s words raise interesting questions about who gets to call themself the true creator of a character. Is it just the initial concept, idea, or design that warrants a creator credit, and does time spent defining a character count for anything?

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‘Gotham’ Reveals First Look at B.D. Wong’s Hugo Strange

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DC Comics / Universal

FOX’s Gotham has been on a cold snap of teasing its latest early Batman arrival, but another, equally sinister villain will make an ominous debut in the DC drama’s February 29 return. Meet Jurassic World star B.D. Wong’s take on Hugo Strange, in a new photo of the major Bat-Baddie’s debut!

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Whoa, New ‘Gotham’ Photos Give Mr. Freeze a Serious Costume Upgrade

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FOX / DC Comics

Early Gotham showings of a young Mr. Freeze brought understandably icy reception; certainly an upgrade for the FOX drama’s costume quotient, if perhaps not-all-there yet. Well, get ready for the full-blown Freeze, as new set photos reveal the chilling sound of Gotham’s doom, cold suit and all!

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Mr. Freeze Lives Up to the Name in First ‘Gotham’ 2016 Trailer

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FOX

Whatever your feelings on FOX’s Gotham, we’re at least curious to see how the Bat-prequel handles two of the Dark Knight’s most iconic rogues, Mr. Freeze and Hugo Strange. We met the former briefly last year, and now his reign of icy terror continues in our first 2016 promo for Season 2’s return.

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One of a Kind: A Gallery Of Neal Adams’ Best DC Covers

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Neal Adams is one of those creators who has had --- and is still having --- such a profound effect on the medium of comics that it’s difficult to even know where to start talking about him. His work for DC Comics in the 60s and 70s was responsible for evolving our view of a number of characters, including Batman and Superman.

At 74 years of age, Adams is as eager as ever to tell new stories with DC’s biggest heroes, and this month sees the release of the first issue of his new six issue mini-series, Superman: The Coming of the Supermen. To mark the occasion, we've compiled a collection of his best DC cover art.

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Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party With This New ‘Batman V Superman’ Batman Doll

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Warner Bros

Boy, these new Barbie body types are sure getting really specific. I mean, it makes sense for Mattel to attempt to reach a broader, more diverse audience by releasing new Barbies that better match the girls and young women of the world, but aging, rich white dude with trust issues hardly seems like it will strike the right chord. The only thing this might strike is fear into the hearts of criminals.

Though Mattel had announced the full DC Trinity (in their Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice garb) would be getting the Barbie treatment at San Diego Comic-Con last year, the only doll anyone got to see was Wonder Woman. The Amazonian princess certainly looked the part, but nobody really knew what to expect from a potential Batman or Superman at the time. With Toy Fair 2016 right around the corner, and Mattel having a large Barbie and DC Comics presence at the show, it seemed like we might get our first glimpse at the Bruce and Clark Ken dolls in a few weeks. Thanks to Amazon, we no longer have to wait for Batman.

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Mezco’s One:12 Collective Batman and Superman Rise for the Dawn of Justice

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Mezco

Mezco is not holding back with its One:12 Collective line. Things kicked off last year with The Dark Knight Returns Batman, and the line expanded to two more figures with Judge Dredd and the Mutant Leader from DKR. Throughout 2015, Mezco teased even more figures for the line, but 2016 has seen announcement after announcement for this figure series and we're only five weeks into the new year. What's more, of the five figures announced since the end of 2015 (including Spock, who was revealed just before Christmas) none have been of characters previously shown at trade shows or conventions.

Over the weekend, Mezco unveiled the first official looks at its upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice One:12 Collective figures. To this point, Mezco's been reliant on more classic interpretations of its comic and TV figures in the One:12 line, but these new figures mark the first time the company will release figures based on a property that's hitting theaters in the same year. Not that there was anything wrong with Mezco's previous strategy. The company has a lot of evergreen licenses, but seeing that Mezco is pushing hard to keep things current with the fan-favorite line bodes well for its future.

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