The Warner Bros. film Wonder Woman comes out on June 2. It will be Wonder Woman’s first feature film. It will be the first live-action movie to use a female superhero as the headliner star. So why, less than six weeks away from its release, is there not more advertising for this movie?
Today, March 26, is the birthday of comic book artist José Luis García-López. His work was highly influential on DC Comics in the 1970s and ’80s. JGL worked on the DC Comics Style Guide and served as a model for many to follow. To celebrate, here are some samples of his grand artwork.
Movie theaters are being decorated by posters for Transformers: The Last Knight, the next chapter in Michael Bay’s Transformers saga which comes out in June. This story promises to span history itself, with a look back at the living robots being tied to World War II. But I couldn’t help but wonder, not the first […]
Today would have been the 103rd birthday of Bill Finger. Today, many folks still don’t know the contributions of Finger to the US comic book industry and superheroes. Finger wrote and contributed to many characters stories during the Golden Age of Comics. With Martin Nodell, he co-created Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. But most significantly, […]
Last year, DC Comics started reimagining Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, shifting them from the familiar cartoons of old to ones that are all-ages friendly but also socially relevant today. Mark Russell, writer of the reimagined comic series The Flinstones, is now bringing Snagglepuss back to comics. And while old fans of Snagglepuss might’ve joked about how […]
Gomer Pyle used it as an exclamation of excitement and today many know it as the name of an app that identifies music you encounter. But the word “Shazam” originated in comic books as the source of power for Billy Batson, the hero originally called Captain Marvel and now more recently simply called Shazam. Not […]
Superheroes exist in a realm that seems to lie between myth, social commentary, and folk tale. There’s often something primal to them. Some of them even literally bring in elements and characters from mythology. In Marvel Comics, the Norse god Thor is a long-lived alien from another dimension who fights alongside the Avengers. In DC […]
Joseph P. Illidge (@JosephPIllidge) is a man of many hats. He is the Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics, a writer of Solarman, a columnist at CBR, a former editor for DC Comics, and a former editor of Milestone Comics. At Lion Forge, he’s spearheading a new superhero universe called Catalyst Prime. Readers will enter this new world with […]
Batman’s now had many partners and apprentices that have taken on the codename “Robin.” But it all started with Richard “Dick” Grayson, a circus acrobat who today is known as Nightwing. So where did Dick’s original alter ego come from? What brought about the Dark Knight’s original squire and where did his name and costume […]
This year, the CW’s four DC Comics shows (DCTV) had a four-part “Invasion” crossover, involving heroes from across time and space teaming up together. Three of the shows involved – Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow – take place in a shared universe, while Supergirl takes place in a parallel world that can be […]