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Review: "Batman: Rules of Engagement"

Andy Diggle dives into the early years of Batman's vigilante career to ask an engaging question: What could Batman's first encounter with Metropolis mogul Lex Luthor look like?


Review: "Superman: Kryptonite"

In Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale's reimagining of Superman's classic weakness, the Man of Steel encounters kryptonite for the first time. Enjoy a story where Superman wrestles with how invincible he truly is and what his clash with mortality means.


Review: "Cosmic Odyssey"

Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola team up for a four-part saga in the vein of Starlin's cosmic epics for Marvel, a story that never delves deep into its own planet-protecting potential.


Review: "Legends"

John Ostrander, Len Wein, and John Byrne attempt to create a parable of sorts based on DC's greatest heroes, unfortunately coming up short in deriving meaning from their post-Crisis narrative.


Review: "Shazam!: Origins"

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reintroduce the Big Red Cheese to the New 52 universe in a story many movie fans may find familiar and entertaining.


Review: "Superman for All Seasons"

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale shape the early days of Superman in this series, showcasing how a boy from Smallville grows not only into a Man of Steel but into a decent man, with the help of his friends and family.


Review: "Superman: Red Son"

Mark Millar's take on this Soviet Superman introduces a world freed from the constraints of continuity, reimagining several fan-favorite characters in creative, clever ways and crafting engaging commentary on real-world superpowers.


Review: "Doomsday Clock"

This "sequel" to Watchmen sees the protagonists and villains of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic series collide with the heroes of the DC Universe for a story that tries too hard to live up to its fabled predecessor.


Review: "Superman: Secret Origin"

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank retell Superman's origin in this six-issue limited series, playing it safe by injecting as much fan-service as possible.


Review: "JLA: Year One"

Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, and Barry Kitson detail the Justice League of America's early days as Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Black Canary, and Martian Manhunter learn what it means to serve the world as a team in this twelve-issue series.


The Top 10 Sexiest Justice League Characters

This article examines and ranks the 10 sexiest Justice League characters of all time. It provides a brief overview of each lady's personality, background, and general appearance.


Review: "Superman: Birthright"

Mark Waid updated Superman's origins with this twelve-issue limited series, proving the hero's viability as an inspiring character in the early 2000s


Review: "Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn"

Hal Jordan's start as the Green Lantern of sector 2814 is explored in this limited series, engagingly updating the hero's background, origins, and character for the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths universe


Review: "Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything"

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' famed annual pictures a Superman who's found his deepest dream, debating the merits of wish fulfillment and drawing out the core of who the Kryptonian hero really is.


Review: "Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"

Alan Moore and Curt Swan's classic two-parter tells a potential "last Superman story" that encapsulates many of the reasons why readers enjoy the Man of Steel so much


Review: "Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth"

Grant Morrison's grim graphic novel adds depth and history to one of the most famous locations in Batman history... as well as insight into its colorful inhabitants and the Dark Knight himself.


Review: "The Death of Superman"

In 1992, DC shocked the world by killing their flagship hero. How does the story of the Man of Steel's demise play out thirty years after its initial publication?


Review: "Watchmen"

For nearly four decades, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comic series has received buckets of praise for its rich narrative and characterization. We'll see how the plot, characters, and details soar in our examination of this epic entry in graphic literature.


Review: "Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying"

In the wake of Jason Todd's death, Batman needed a new Robin. Marv Wolfman introduces Tim Drake in this story arc, creating a new Robin far different from both his predecessors.


The Top 10 Sexiest Batman Characters

This article ranks the 10 sexiest women in the Batman series. It provides a brief overview of each lady's powers, abilities, as well as their overall appearance.


Review: "Batman: A Death in the Family"

Jim Starlin's controversial story arc saw the Joker murder Jason Todd, the second Robin . . . though Batman fans themselves had a hand to play in the young man's untimely demise.


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.


Review: "Superman: The Man of Steel"

John Byrne's seminal limited series updated Superman's origin for an entire generation. How does Byrne give the timeless tale of an earth-sent orphan from Krypton a facelift for the 1980s?


Review: "Batman: Year One"

Frank Miller's post-Crisis take on Batman's origins remains one of the best renditions of the Dark Knight's early days of crimefighting


Review: "Crisis on Infinite Earths"

Marv Wolfman and George Perez's classic saga saw worlds collide and universes decimated, but how do characters express their humanity and heroics amidst all the chaos and carnage?


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.


The Top 10 Sexiest Women of DC Comics

This article examines the 10 sexiest women of DC Comics. It provides a detailed analysis of each character's powers and abilities, personality, and general appearance.


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?


Review: "Batman: Vengeance of Bane"

Writer Chuck Dixon introduces readers to Bane in this one-shot, delving into the villain's deep and dark history, from his tormented childhood to his first interaction with the man who will become his greatest opponent: Batman.


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.


4 "Shazam" Comics to Read Before the Movie

Discover Shazam's most relevant stories—those you would want to read before seeing the movie.


Graphic Novel Review: "Batman Vol. 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.


4 Aquaman Comics to Read Before the Movie

Discover Aquaman’s most relevant comics, those you would want to read before heading to the theatre.


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!


Top 10 Batman Villains

Count down and examine the ten most interesting Batman villains ever created!


Batman and the Robins

This article includes a list of all the characters who have owned the title of Robin and their most relevant stories.


"Batman: The Wedding" Review (No Spoilers)

This is my no-spoilers review of "Batman #50: The Wedding."


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.


Review: "It's Superman"

"It's Superman" by Tom De Haven takes the popular character back to his roots, but does so in a way that's more in keeping with modern versions of Superman rather than with his comic book origins.


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