24 Hour Comic: A Documentary

The 24-hour comic started in 1990 as a creative exercise Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) posed to his friend Steve Bissette as a speed challenge. The goal is for an artist to create 24 pages in 24 hours. Since then, it’s become a day for cartoonists to gather, stretch their talent, and commiserate. (It’s now held the first Saturday in October.) Milan Erceg has made a documentary about the phenomenon, 24 Hour Comic, that follows eight cartoonists trying the challenge at […]

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Batman and Harley Quinn on the Big Screen

The next DC original animated film release is Batman and Harley Quinn, which is coming to home video August 29. If you want to see it before then, you can rent or purchase (which is renting longer-term) a digital copy on August 15, or you can visit a participating theater on August 14. As they’ve previously done with Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders last year, Fathom Events will be showing Batman and Harley Quinn […]

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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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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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Arrow Season 5 Completes the Set of Fall WB DC Releases

I haven’t seen the most recent season of Arrow, because my taste in superheroes is more light-hearted than this granddaddy of the DC TV universe, but I’m told that this was the season that built a new hero team with Mr. Terrific (Echo Kellum), Artemis (Madison McLaughlin), Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), and Ragman (Joe Dinicol). Meanwhile, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is juggling being a hero with being the mayor of Star City, and the Human Target (Wil Traval) comes back […]

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The Flash Season 3 Out in September

Continuing the chain of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release announcements, here’s The Flash! This will be a great way for me to catch up on the second half of the season and relive Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) learning the hard way why speedsters shouldn’t change history. Plus, I’ll get to see more of Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) figuring out how to deal with her Killer Frost alter ego. Oh! And the singing crossover with Supergirl! The Flash: The Complete Third Season […]

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