Just over a week will see gods and men brawl for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, firmly cementing Henry Cavill’s broody Man of Steel and Ben Affleck’s somehow-less-broody Dark Knight as our live-action DC mainstage. The cast of The Flash has their own take on who might win the day, even as the movies summarily refuse to acknowledge their existence.
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With the release of Batman v Superman hovering just over the horizon, I know that a lot of people are going back and reading some of their favorite stories about those two characters, and I, my friends, am no exception. The thing is, I'm not all that into seeing them fighting. I mean, yeah, it's good for a change of pace every now and then, but most of the time, I want to see the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight putting aside their differences to fight against a threat too great to deal with individually.
Like, say, an army of garden gnomes that are trying to convert science into magic so that a wizard can take over the world.
On the off chance that you missed it, the first issue of Neal Adams' Coming of the Supermen was what you might describe as "next-level bonkers." Admittedly, it wasn't quite up to the weirdness standards set by Batman: Odyssey, in which a shirtless and possibly fully nude Bruce Wayne spoke directly to the reader while recounting his adventures in the Batcave, but still. The first issue had a squadron of Supermen, Lois Lane working as a TV newscaster and exposition delivery system, and, perhaps most amazing of all, the reveal that the Sphinx was constructed by Darkseid in his own image.
Now, it looks like the high-energy weirdness is set to continue when the second issue hits stands next week. Check out an exclusive preview, and let's discuss all the weirdness we've got this time.
Fans of either Supergirl or The Flash have been racing for details since CBS first announced their March crossover, and the super-details have finally arrived! Not only do we have our first poster of the “Worlds Finest” race, but also official story details on the big universe-hopping teamup.
When DC announced its slate for the upcoming Rebirth line of comics, it played a relatively safe hand with its announcements. The line seems to head in the opposite direction of the risk-taking DCYou initiative, with many of the publisher's most interesting books, such as Midnighter, Starfire and Martian Manhunter, no longer on the docket.
Yet there are three announced books that seem curiously out of place in their line-up: The Super-Man, Superwoman, and The Super Sons. They're all new titles, but they're also titles and concepts that have a long and rich history in the DC Universe. We’re diving back into DC’s archives to see what clues the past might offer us about the future of these books.
Have you heard? There's a new superhero movie on the horizon. Some might even say it will bring about the dawn of a new cinematic universe. That's right, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is mere weeks away, and with it comes the burden of ushering in a new era in DC Comics' and Warner Brothers' film history. To celebrate the release of the film, we've teamed up with Fun.com to giveaway three sets of the DC Cinematic Universe's Trinity in adorable die cast figure form.
There are a lot of different toys and collectibles currently available for Batman V Superman, but if there's one thing we've learned, it's that people love miniature charicaturized versions of their favorite characters. Jada Toys is hip to that fact, too, and has created a set of die-cast minis based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The 4" figures may look like they're ready for battle, but that's a good thing since they'll help you get through the day once you win a set to place on your desk.
Q: In light of your recent discussion of Copra, what's the best comic riffing on another comic? -- @davidwynne
A: Listen, Dave, if we're honest with each other here, the answer is definitely Batman. He might not have been riffing on a comic, but it's hard to get around the fact that those earliest adventures were just Bill Finger and Bob Kane filing the serial numbers off the Shadow and putting him into a slightly more ridiculous outfit. I mean, the guy even has an autogyro, and if that's not a dead giveaway, I don't knoW what is.
But at the same time, Batman only really gets good once he evolves into his own thing. If you're talking about comics that were created with the clear intention of riffing on something else and staying that way for the duration (and I say this knowing there's a whole lot of good riffing in Jack Staff), there's really only one answer: It has to be Supreme.
We know that Ben Affleck’s Batman will make an appearance in this August’s Suicide Squad. Both Affleck and his stunt double were seen on set in a scene where Batman is chasing down The Joker and Harley Quinn. But what about Superman? Henry Cavill says he will not be making an appearance in Suicide Squad, but left the window open for a potential appearance in another upcoming Justice League spinoff.
Just days after we first learned that The Flash would race over to Supergirl by March’s end, The CW teased their first official crossover with a vision of Kara in Barry’s “Welcome to Earth-2.” Eagle-eyed viewers also spotted a Legion of Super-Heroes easter egg as well, which tonight’s Supergirl revealed as another connection between the two worlds. What could it mean?
February 29 is a day that has a little bit of magic to it, if only because it's the one date on the calendar that won't show up next year. It's literally an extra day, a hiccup in the order of months, and that makes it feel like it comes with infinite possibilities. It's a day for something special, something unique, full of strange promises that show us that even the calendar isn't immutable and unchanging.
And that, more than anything else, is what makes it perfect for Superman's birthday.