DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle

The latest digital comic featuring the DC Super Hero Girls (following Past Times at Super Hero High) has particular interest for comic fans. Out of the Bottle has released five installments so far, each 20 screens for 99 cents. In this story, written by Shea Fontana (who’s done the other DC Super Hero Girls comics), Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Katana, and Harley Quinn are making their own comics in Ms. Moone’s art class. Katana envisions a moody, Batman-like crime story where […]

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DC Super Hero Girls Get a Lego Movie

The DC Super Hero Girls have two animated movies, Hero of the Year and Intergalactic Games, and a Lego toy line. Now they’re mashing them together in a new original animated film, Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. When Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Bumblebee, and Katana suddenly realize they cannot remember a single moment from their Monday at Super Hero High, the young DC Super Heroes spring into sleuthing action! Suspecting foul play, they band together to retrace their […]

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Batman and Harley Quinn Original Animated Movie Gets Release Date

The next DCU original animated movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, was first teased on the previous release, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Now comes box art, trailer, and a release date. Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. the Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet — and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. […]

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iZombie Season 3 Announced for Blu-ray and DVD

iZombie is a lot of fun, with some great performances, and I’m glad to hear there are already plans for a fourth season. In the meantime, all 13 episodes of season 3 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray (via the Warner Archive, as with Lucifer) on October 3 as iZombie: The Complete Third Season. Rose McIver plays Liv Moore, a medical examiner who uses her unique state to solve crimes in partnership with police detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) […]

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Boom! Studios Gets More Movie Money

Back in 2013, Boom! Studios signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Film, following that up in 2014 with a similar deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Fox must have liked what it saw, since now, the studio has announced a strategic investment in the comic book publisher, acquiring “a significant minority stake in the largest independently-controlled comic book and graphic novel library.” “Fox’s investment will fuel BOOM!’s generation of more original content like Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Grass […]

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A Visual History of Catwoman’s Costumes

These are always fun! This history of Catwoman’s costumes below is tied to the 25th anniversary of the Batman Returns movie, which starred Michelle Pfieffer in a radical reinvention of what previously was most often a purple dress (and potentially influenced by the 1960s TV show outfit). The black catsuit, with tweaks, hung around until present day. But I’d rather just think of Catwoman as symbolic of what female comic characters have gone through over the years, what with the […]

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Baltimore Comic-Con Announces New Industry Awards, the Ringos

Now we know why the Baltimore Comic-Con let go of the Harvey Awards last fall after hosting them for ten years. The convention is launching its own award program, the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, aka the Ringo Awards. They’re aiming for “an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals. More than 20 […]

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Watch Adam West on Powerless for a Limited Time

When NBC cancelled superhero sitcom Powerless, they did so with some episodes left unaired. One of those featured an appearance by the recently departed Adam West. Now DC has posted that episode, “Win, Luthor, Draw”, to its YouTube channel for a limited time. In this episode, the city is being attacked by evil aliens, and they destroy Emily (Vanessa Hudgens)’s new condo, leaving her homeless and without savings. Plus, her boss Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) tries to become the Flash. […]

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