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Hawkman, Lex Luthor and More Cameo in NBC’s DC ‘Powerless’ Trailer

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NBC’s half-baked DC comedy Powerless won’t officially make its impact until sometime at midseason, but the full trailer managed to make its way online ahead of schedule. Get it while it’s hot, as DC namedrops galore rain down on the superhero insurance comedy!

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Rebirth Revisited: What Can We Learn From DC’s Previous Rebirth Series?

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This weekend we finally learned more about the titles making up DC’s new Rebirth initiative, including creative teams and creative directions. However, the eponymous DC Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Phil Jimenez, Ethan Van Sciver and Gary Frank, which promises to kick things off with major returns and the “biggest secret in the DC Universe,” remains a mystery.

In the promotion for DC Rebirth, Johns, who is DC’s chief creative officer, regularly calls to mind his previous two series with Van Sciver, Green Lantern Rebirth and Flash Rebirth, and how he believes they refocused and reinvigorated the franchises. With DC Rebirth on the horizon, we’re looking back at the earlier Rebirth series to see where they succeeded and where they failed.

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UPDATED: DC Rebirth Teaser Videos Offer Hints At This Summer’s Relaunch

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The hype surrounding DC Rebirth is quickly heating up as we approach the big announcement at WonderCon this Saturday. All we know so far is the titles of the comics, but DC Comics’ Twitter account has been uploading video hints at what we can expect, with split-second looks at some of the characters involved in the relaunch.

Ahead of the big reveal this weekend, we’ve slowed things right down to get a glimpse of what we can expect from Rebirth.

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Green Lantern Won’t Appear in the DC Movie Universe Until ‘Justice League: Part Two’

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will really set the stage for Warner Bros.’ slate of DC superhero movies, which includes solo outings for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg, along with two Justice League movies. And at the far end of that schedule is a new Green Lantern film, tentatively arriving in 2020. Of all of WB’s new DC movie heroes, Green Lantern is the only one we won’t meet anytime soon, but if you’ve been wondering when to expect his arrival, we may have an answer.

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ComicsAlliance Presents Supermovies: The Superhero Movie Release Calendar

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Superhero movies are a dominant force in modern blockbuster cinema, but with so many heroes appearing on our screens it can be tough to keep up with the release calendar.

To help make it a little easier for superhero fans to know which weekends to keep free over the next few years, designer Dylan Todd has created this infographic featuring all the upcoming releases from Marvel Studios, Fox, Sony, Warner Bros and more, starring characters from the DC Universe, the Marvel Universe, the X-Men books, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Valiant Universe, and more.

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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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20 Great Black Comic Book Characters

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It's no secret that white male leads have dominated comic books since --- well forever. In the '60s, Marvel and DC finally started to put a change to that with the addition of super-powered people of color, which led to some of today's biggest names in comics. But it still wasn't enough. Eventually the lack of diversity led to the onset of Milestone Media in the '90s, where Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle crafted several intriguing characters. With an increasingly active black nerd, or blerd, community, new black characters are being created every day --- primarily through independent publishers, though Marvel has also kickstarted a focus on one of its most notable black characters --- but more on that later.

To celebrate Black History Month, ComicsAlliance is running down our list of 20 Great Black Comic Book Characters. Our list considers old staples as well as some new favorites, including a certain katana wielding badass, space explorers and of course, plenty of superheroes.

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The Emerald Knight Returns in ‘Dark Knight Universe Presents: Green Lantern’ [Preview]

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Hal Jordan, or at least the strange version of him that exists in Frank Miller's Dark Knight Universe, gets the spotlight in Dark Knight Universe Presents: Green Lantern #1, a 12-page mini-comic that will be included with Dark Knight III: The Master Race Book 3. Miller is collaborating with Brian Azzarello on the writing, and with John Romita Jr. on art.

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‘Flash’ Borrowing a ‘Black Lantern’ For Robbie Amell’s Firestorm Return

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We’d already known The Flash would use its Earth-2 connections to return Robbie Amell to the role of Ronnie Raymond, former Firestorm host, but it seems the character’s parallel universe name may carry some major DC weight. Meet “Deathstorm,” as The Flash namedrops a Green Lantern baddie for Robbie Amell’s return!

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Green Lantern

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at Green Lantern, the comic book character portrayed in film by Ryan Reynolds after he played Hannibal King and Deadpool the first time, but before he played Deadpool the second time. In this video you can learn all about the men of Earth who have borne the mantle of the Green Lantern, the less-than-human aliens who have done likewise, the strange history of Hal Jordan's pet, and several other equally interesting facts.

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