Age of apocalypses: 10 momentous character events in ’90s comics

The 1990s were a period of boom and bust for the comic book industry. Many of the highest-selling single issues of all time (like X-Men #1, still the record holder with more than 7 million copies moved) were released during that decade, and the two major publishers were churning out huge quantities to meet the demand…

Zack Snyder wanted to kill off Batman in a Justice League sequel

Zack Snyder may be untethered from the evolving DC Extended Universe at this point, but his rabid fanbase continues to froth for that mythic “Snyder cut” of the abominable Justice League. As fans wait for this thing that almost definitely doesn’t exist, they bide the time by daydreaming of the DCEU that could’ve been,…

DC now trying to censor Batman's dick, like this isn't goddamn America

We’re not sure who, exactly, it was who first laid down the classic adage “Once you’ve seen Batman’s peener, you can never go back,” but it’s as true now as it was way back in Bible times. And yet, DC Comics is now trying to act like we have not, in fact, all taken a quick peek at Bruce Wayne’s shadow-clad bat pole…

Jon Hamm would like to play Batman, if anyone out there is hiring

Yesterday, we heard that Warner Bros. was planning to kick Henry Cavill out of its DC superhero movies, and that someone—maybe even Michael B. Jordan?—would be stepping in to replace him the next time the world needed Superman. We haven’t heard anything about Ben Affleck also losing his gig as WB’s current Batman, but…

Batman At Bat fan project sends the Dark Knight to the baseball diamond

In an oft-quoted Simpsons line, Adam West wondered why “Batman doesn’t dance anymore”—a nod to the way his wacky Batman show had been replaced by modern Batman stories that were all about darkness and misery. A group of Chicago-based Batman fans seem to have had a similar thought recently, but instead of bringing…

Woe unto the suits who rejected this pitch for a Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman movie

Halle Berry’s 2004 Catwoman film was disappointing for a lot of reasons, but mainly it was disappointing to see a character with such narrative potential get completely sunk by such a weird and bad movie. In addition to wondering what the hell was going on with that basketball scene, audiences were left wondering what…

The crucial difference between The Dark Knight and Tim Burton's Batman is the Joker

It’s been 10 years since Christopher Nolan unleashed The Dark Knight, which has more or less been praised as the best Batman movie, if not the best superhero movie of all time. Heath Ledger’s Joker is often cited as the film’s masterstroke, and has earned further praise for the way Ledger and Nolan successfully created…

Prelude To The Wedding ends on a high note by focusing on love and Harley Quinn

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It should be no surprise to even casual fans that Batman’s impending wedding is the focus of a lot of what’s happening in his corner of the DC universe. Along with Brian Michael Bendis’ new work at the publisher, the Bat-Cat wedding has been one of the most hyped events in a long time. Romance has long been missing…