The Slightly Silly History of Supergirl

So as CBS’s new Supergirl series gains steam and seems likely to go to order, there’s naturally new interest in the character. But that’s a tricky thing as Supergirl has seen more than a few changes over the years, various very different characters in the cape and even by DC standards, her history can be rather wild.… » 4/27/15 2:41pm Today 2:41pm

On Fixing the DC Cinematic Universe

I am incredibly concerned about the new DC movies. I know, I know, they’ve only had one movie out so far and all we’ve seen are some trailers and photos of the next two, but I think concerns are justified here. For all the articles and comments that circle the drain of “Well, we were wrong about Heath Ledger, so it’s… » 4/27/15 1:41pm Today 1:41pm

BBC Radio Adaption of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea

The first episode of Radio 4 extra’s new six part adaptation of A Wizard of Earthsea & The Tombs of Atuan is now available on the iPlayer. Each episode will be online for 30 days & should work outside the UK.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05...http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05... » 4/27/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

An Ultron-mate Reader's Primer for Age of Ultron

With the Age of Ultron set to premiere in the US this coming Friday, it’s a good time to look at his comic book origins. I thought I would share some of what I feel are good stories you could check out to get a feel for Ultron’s origins. While far from comprehensive, this is a good primer if you wanted to familiarize… » 4/27/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

The Last Story: Whatever Became of the Man of Tomorrow?

So reading about how Crisis on Infinite Earths held up after thirty years got me to thinking about Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? The original Crisis was the end of the entire DC universe, but Whatever Happened... was specifically made to be the end of Superman and the Superman Family. » 4/26/15 11:29pm Yesterday 11:29pm