Review: "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"
Frank Miller's seminal classic reimagines Batman as a retired vigilante pulled back into a world of capes and cowls. Featuring a definitive take on the Caped Crusader, Miller's series inspired generations of readers and writers in a story consistently hailed as the greatest Batman story ever told.
9 DC Universe Superheroes With "Star" in Their Name
You can't throw a stone in the DC Universe without hitting someone with "star" in their name: Starman, Star Girl, Star Boy, the Star-Spangled Kid—there are so many. Here is what they're all about.
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" by Neil Gaiman
Batman is dead, and friends and foes alike are attending his funeral, telling stories about him, how he lived and how he died as Bruce watches from the "afterlife." Are Neil Gaiman's "Batman" stories worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Reborn" by Grant Morrison
Look out, Gotham, there's a new Batman and Robin in town to fight crime. Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne take up the mantle of Batman and Robin, but so are Red Hood and Scarlet. Which team will protect Gotham from criminals? Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Nightwing: Year One" by Chuck Dixon
Dick Grayson is "fired" from being Robin by Batman. Now he has to discover what he's going to do with his life and how he's going to continue helping others by fighting crime. Is this classic "Nightwing" story worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman: The Long Halloween" by Jeph Loeb
Batman, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Dent take on the mob in Gotham while a mysterious serial killer murders mobsters on holidays. This is the origin story of Harvey Dent/Two-Face and shows how he came to be. Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
"Scout's Honor" Adds Twist to Post-Apocalyptic Storytelling
This comic book series from AfterShock kicks off with an exciting, intriguing first chapter. Spoilers follow.
Graphic Novel Review: "Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth)" by Tim Seeley
Dick Grayson once again dons his "Nightwing" costume as he attempts to sabotage the Court of Owls from the inside. He is partnered with the mysterious vigilante Raptor, but Raptor has his own agenda. And what is Raptor's connection to Dick? is this graphic novel worth your time? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Dick Grayson: The Lost Carnival" by Michael Moreci
Dick Grayson has grown tired of performing the same acrobatic routine for small crowds. He wants to find his own way in the world outside of being a "Flying Grayson." He stumbles onto a mysterious Lost Carnival and meets a mysterious girl named Lucina. Is this YA graphic novel worth your time?
Superhero Academy 101: Imps, Thunderbolts, and the 5th Dimension
While superheroes do their best to not only save the world and fight crime, one of the few nuisances in their lives is the plague of omniscient imps, thunderbolts and djinns. Here's more about the ones from DC.
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls" by Scott Snyder
Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out! Bruce Wayne reveals his plans to revitalize Gotham City; soon after, a mysterious assassin tries to kill him. Batman begins to search for the mysterious Court of Owls.
Graphic Novel Review of "Batman: R.I.P." by Grant Morrison
Batman's enemies try to attack him psychologically. Will they succeed in breaking him? Is Grant Morrison's graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
4 Reasons Wonder Woman Actually Fails as a Heroine
Don't meet your childhood heroes? Or maybe just don't think about them too hard.
Strength Comes From Within: Analyzing Frank Miller’s Graphic Novel: "Batman, The Dark Knight Returns"
In the midst of a stagnant and depressed world, heroes like Batman, Robin, and Lao Tzu (Laozi) teach us that true strength comes from within. It is up to us to fix the problems we see in the world. The world is a battleground. If we don't take action, darkness will win.
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman: The Black Mirror" by Scott Snyder
Dick Grayson as Batman must solve a mysterious murder and also must investigate a man known as "the Dealer." Is Scott Snyder's graphic novel worth your time and money?
Unraveling the Two Unsolved Mysteries of "Batman: The Killing Joke"
Explore two ambiguous acts contained in the acclaimed comic "Batman: The Killing Joke"!
Superhero Academy 101: Animal Science (the Problems With DC Pets)
The animal kingdom of the DC Universe is a strange and sometimes dangerous thing. Come as we explore the problems and perils of some of the animal companions. Tread carefully.
Superhero Academy 101: Metaphysics (the Green, the Red, the Clear, the Grey, the Black, and the Speed Force)
Characters like The Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Aquaman, and The Flash had simplistic origins that evolved into more sophisticated backstories. In them, we find a new wrinkle in the way their powers work
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman: Cacophony" by Kevin Smith
This is a forgettable graphic novel by Kevin Smith. If it had better artwork, it would be worth buying.
Hermod the Nimble: The Nordic God That Inspired a Classic Comic Book Superhero
Before there was the Flash, there was Hermod the Nimble, the fastest god in mythology. While speed may be his power, his legacy is as a character that bridges ancient and modern myth as a superhero.
Six Positive DC Character Role Models for Young Girls
In today's world, people need role models where they can get them. Sometimes they come from the characters they see in comic books. Here are my top six role models from DC Comics.
Getting Into DC Comics: Green Lantern Titles (New 52)
Starting to read DC comics for the first time? Here's your guide to the New 52 Green Lantern books.
Getting Into DC Comics: Justice League Titles (New 52)
Starting to read DC comics for the first time? Here's your guide to the New 52 Justice League books.
How to Get Into DC Comics: A Beginner's Guide to the New 52
This is a guide for those of you looking to get into reading DC comics for the first time, starting with the New 52.
Who Is Robin? A Look at Batman's Sidekicks Over the Years
Here's a look at the different comic book characters to have taken on the identity of Batman’s sidekick, Robin.
Who Are The Native American Heroes of the DC Universe?
There weren’t many characters to draw from. I was leery from the start that DC could invent a good Native American character after coming up with embarrassing concepts like ”Pow Wow” Smith. Here is a list of some Native American characters in the DC universe.