In what is plainly the best possible news we will report for the rest of 2011, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have confirmed that players of Batman: Arkham City will have a variety of looks to choose from as they pu
One of the most accepted truisms in super-hero comics is that there's not a whole lot of new stuff to be found underneath Earth's yellow sun. With seventy years of heroes, villains, selfless acts and dastardly schemes, plenty of creators have come up with bold new ideas, only to find out that they were done years ago. Probably by Jack Kirby.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of the fun of super-hero comics comes from taking those old elements and seeing a new spin on them. Whether they're obvious and intentional stand-ins -- like The Authority's Apollo and Midnighter as Superman-and-Batman -- or creations that try to slip by unnoticed, there are plenty of bootleg versions of super-heroes out there, and some of them actually become great in their own right. And those are the characters we're spotlighting today with a look at The Top Five Greatest Knockoff Characters In Comics!
If you've had the pleasure of reading any of Ted Naifeh's work, like Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things or his original graphic novel How Loathsome, you've seen some pretty strange places. His new fixation
Ever since the show itself ended in 2001, DC hasn't done a whole lot with Batman Beyond, the story of a teenager 40 years in the future who becomes the new Batman while being mentored by an aging Bruce Wayne. This week, though, DC kicks off an all-new "Batman Beyond" comic, and between that and Terry McGinnis's recent appearances in "Superman Batman" and "Batman #700," I've been thinking a lot about the Tomorrow Knight -- who, fortunately, is a way better character than that nickname would suggest.
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"Batman Beyond" ran from 1999 to 2001, envisioning a future version of the DC Animated Universe in which an elderly Bruce Wayne mentored a new Batman in a Gotham City influenced by "Akira" and "Blade Runner." Like those two classic works of dystopian science fiction it portrayed a future more troubled by social unrest and by corrupt corporate a