How 'Krypton' Keeps Things Interesting

Column by BH Shepherd
How 'Krypton' manages to tell a prequel story that isn't predictable.

The Lost Art of the Graphic Novel Introduction

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at when comic book trade paperbacks and graphic novels were so new, they attracted A-list celebrities to write the introductions.

Heel Turn: When Good Guys Go Bad

Column by BH Shepherd June 13, 2017
A critical look at the superhero tradition of turning evil.

Don't Call It a Comback: Peter David's Supergirl is Finally Getting Collected

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the nearly-forgotten DC Comics series that is finally getting collected in trade paperback.

Subjective Preference vs. Objective Quality: A.O. Scott's 'Better Living Through Criticism' and Why Everyone is a Critic

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at A.O. Scott's recent book on criticism, and why it's natural and necessary.

The DC Cinematic Universe: "Pregnant Moments" and Shallow Adaptations

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at the DC iconography that inspired the movie adaptations, the result being a surface-level approach.

Teenage Wasteland: Please, No More Teenage Superheroes

Column by Peter Derk August 25, 2016
Hey teens! Get off my lawn and out of my comics!

A Modest Proposal in Response to Devin Faraci’s 'Fandom is Broken'

Column by Bart Bishop July 1, 2016
A refutation of the tyranny of comic book literalness that proposes banning continuity indefinitely.

Gerard Way, 'The Children's Crusade' and the Death Rattle of Vertigo Comics

Column by Bart Bishop May 24, 2016
In the wake of Gerard Way's Young Animals mature comics imprint announcement, we look back at that time Vertigo attempted a line-wide crossover.

12 Superman Stories You And Zack Snyder Should Read

Column by Peter Derk May 20, 2016
Disappointed by the Superman you've seen on screen lately? Read these books, fall in love with the Man of Steel all over again.

"Some folks sure got a strange idea of entertainment...": The Unlucky History of Friday the 13th Books

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the fits and starts of 'Friday the 13th's' Jason Voorhees in novel form.

Legends of Tomorrow: An Epic Disappointment

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at how a fascinating premise has failed to yield any interesting stories.

Batman vs. Superman: 7 Classic Clashes

Column by BH Shepherd
A list of some of the most memorable showdowns between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

Welcome to the Suicide Squad

Column by BH Shepherd August 3, 2015
A brief guide to the characters featured in the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie based on the DC comics.

Six of the Best Alternate Universes in Comics

Column by BH Shepherd
The alternate universe is a classic trope in comic books. Let's take a look at some of the weirdest worlds our favorite superheroes have visited.
Suicide Squad

"Suicide Squad" Trailer Gets Official Release

News by Christopher Shultz
A day after debuting at San Diego Comic Con (and subsequently leaking online), Warner Bros. gives the people what they want.

Girls on Film: Marvel vs. DC

Column by BH Shepherd March 23, 2015
Superhero comics have historically struggled with portraying fully realized female characters. How have Marvel and DC treated their women in the transition from the page to the screen?
Comic Movie Deluge

Crisis Of Infinite Films: Comic Movie Deluge

News by Peter Derk June 16, 2014
Over 20 different comic book movies have been announced and confirmed for release between now and 2018.

Five Amazing Superhero Cartoons Canceled Too Soon

Column by BH Shepherd May 9, 2014
Sometimes being good just isn't enough. A look at five shows that never got to fulfill their potential.

Five Failed Attempts to Bring Superheroes to TV

Column by BH Shepherd December 19, 2013
While "Arrow" and "Agents of SHIELD" continue to make a valiant effort, let's take a look back at some of unsuccessful attempts that preceded them.
NYCC

News Roundup: New York Comic Con 2013

News by Christopher Shultz
Get the condensed version of happenings at this year's NYCC.
Commissioner Gordon

DC Announces New Fox Drama "Gotham," Will Explore Commissioner Gordon's Origins

News by Christopher Shultz September 26, 2013
On the heels of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" premiere, the other big name comics publisher has revealed their own TV plans.
DC Comics - apologizes Harley Quinn Suicide Contest

DC Comics in Hot Water Over Harley Quinn Suicide Contest - Apologizes

News by Dean Fetzer September 13, 2013
A contest asking for illustrations of “popular villainess Harley Quinn seemingly about to commit suicide while naked”, announced just days before the start of National Suicide Prevention Week.
Batman / Superman logo from Comic-Con

Batman Will Appear in 'Man of Steel 2,' Warner Bros. Announces

News by Christopher Shultz July 22, 2013
The Caped Crusader and the Man of Tomorrow will team-up--and possibly square off--in 2015.

Choose Your New Adventure: The Resurgence of Interactive Storytelling

Column by Kelly Thompson July 12, 2013
A rash of cool projects— and at least one perplexing one— have made "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories all the rage once again. What nostalgic gimmick will be next?