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Ask Chris #312: Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Superman

Ask Chris #312, background art by Jon Bogdanove and Dennis Janke

Q: Are superheroes inextricably tied to their alter-ego day jobs? For example, does Clark Kent have to be a journalist, or Hal Jordan a pilot? — @Chan_180

A:For all the questions about whether the Secret Identity is a concept that can still provide drama within the superhero genre or something that just sticks around as an outdated trope from the Golden Age that was handed down to comics by Emma Orczy and the Scarlet Pimpernel, the idea of getting rid of the day job is something that's rarely discussed, probably because it hasn't actually happened all that often. Let's face it: If you're a superhero, you're a whole lot more likely to literally come back from the dead than you are to start a new career once you're in your thirties.

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What You Might Have Missed In DC’s January 2017 Solicitations


Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.

This month in DC's January solicitations, we've got some surprising guest stars, some surprising guest artists, and the debut of one of the most ambitious books DC has published in a decade.

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‘Supergirl’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 2 Episode 2: ‘The Last Children of Krypton’


This week, the super-team-up with Superman continues, and Kara couldn’t be happier about it! But things are about to change, as the super-cousins are confronted with the mysterious Cadmus and the menace of Metallo! “The Last Children of Krypton” was directed by Glen Winter from a script by Robert Rovner and Caitlin Parrish.

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‘Supergirl’ Recreates Another Classic DC Cover, Plus … ‘Superman’ Spinoff?

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The CW

Supergirl had its fun with iconic covers of DC past when The Flash came to town, and it looks like The CW will follow suit with a major Crisis for Tyler Hoechlin’s second Superman episode. Plus … could the Man of Steel wind up with his own CW series?

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‘Supergirl’ Meets Miss Martian and Roulette in ‘Survivors’ Synopsis

Supergirl Miss Martian Roulette Survivors Synopsis
The CW / Warner Bros.

Why yes, it does bear repeating that Supergirl got off to a flying start with this past week’s premiere, and there’s loads of DC goodness int store before we ever get to that four-way crossover. Find out for yourself, as new synopsis teases the introduction of both Miss Martian, and DC gamemaker Roulette.

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Fantastic Five: Best Monster Team-Ups

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

Halloween is unquestionably the most wonderful time of the year, but how can we take our love for Halloween and our love for comics and combine them to enjoy at the same time? I'll tell you how. By making a list of the best monster team-ups in comics, that's how. Monsters have always been a great fit for comics and there's nothing like the old comic character crossover/team-up, so this is a real peanut butter and chocolate situation.

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‘Supergirl’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 2 Episode 1: ‘The Adventures of Supergirl’


Welcome to Supergirl Talk, our regular feature breaking down the highs and lows of The CW’s Supergirl TV show, starring Melissa Benoist. Your travelling companions on this journey are Superman super-fan Chris Haley, and newcomer Katie Schenkel.

This week, the second season of Supergirl takes a few running steps and leaps into the sky with the super-team-up everyone was wondering if we’d ever see last season. “The Adventures of Supergirl” was directed by Glen Winter from a teleplay by Jessica Queller.

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Syfy’s ‘Krypton’ Casts ‘Game of Thrones’ Star and More

Syfy Krypton Cast Ian McElhinney
Syfy / HBO

We’re at least mildly curious to see what Syfy can do with Krypton that two Super-stars can’t, and the casting of some familiar faces should help. Not only is a lost Game of Thrones star coming to the rescue, but so too will we meet more from the House of El and Zod family.

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‘Supergirl’ Won’t Merge Into ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ Universe

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The CW

Supergirl and The Flash got to have their crossover cake and eat it with Barry speeding over from The CW universe to CBS, even before Season 2 moved to the former. Many thought perhaps Kara’s Supergirl universe might end up folded into the “Arrow-verse” to facilitate easier crossovers, but producers now confirm the Girl of Steel will keep her separate Earth.

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Syfy Superman Prequel ‘Krypton’ Casts Kal-El’s Grandpa

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Just as TV prepares to meet a new Superman, Syfy is hard at work fleshing out his origins in a galaxy far, far away. New Super-prequel Krypton has found its leading man, none other than the Man of Steel’s ancestor, as played by actor Cameron Cuffe.

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