Writer Bryan Edward Hill Explains Why Black Representation in Comics Matter and Why Michael Cray Is Out to Kill Aquaman and the Flash

Comic books have struggled with diversity since Famous Funnies was released in the United States in 1933. However, the past few years have finally seen some cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling as black culture has permeated into the mainstream of the comic book universe. From Marvel’s reimagining of classic rap…

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Official synopsis for Shazam! is here to remind you this is going to be a fun comic-book movie

From its earliest stages, the upcoming Shazam! movie has been touted as a “fun” superhero flick, one that would somehow evade the bleak tone and drab palette of most of the DC Comics adaptations that have made it to the big screen. Casting Zachary Levi looked like a step in the right direction for the film, which will…

It’s a bird... It’s a plane... It’s Superman, the first big-budget superhero movie

It’s become a common complaint among movie lovers: Superhero movies have taken over, and it’s hard to get anything made if it doesn’t feature people in capes. In its own way, it’s a valid point. The superhero movie has become the dominant form of American popcorn cinema, playing the same function that genres like…

Justice League's Blu-Ray will add just 1 deleted scene, and you have to get it at Walmart

Last year’s superhero team-up blockbuster Justice League was a claustrophobic mess of bad effects, boring urban and industrial locations, and awkward, cramped staging. It was also the third most expensive movie ever made, budgeted at a cool $300 million. (That’s not counting marketing costs, which were likely around…

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John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe to Tell Personal Stories of Marginalized Superheroes

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley has been writing an excellent politically charged superhero story in The American Way: Those Above and This Below. For his next DC project, he’s going to get inside the heads of John Stewart, Renee Montoya, Katana and others to see what it feels like to be a superhero when you’re…