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 is now available on the iPlayer. Each episode will be available online for 30 days & should work outside the UK. » 4/27/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

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

30 Years Later, Crisis on Infinite Earths Still Holds Up Brilliantly

For 30 years, we’ve looked at Crisis on Infinite Earths in many ways. We’ve examined the effects of it as much as the causes, how it caused as many problems as it solved. That it gave some good stuff (like the Superman revamp) but a lot of rough effects as well. But in all that talk, it’s easy to overlook the story… » 4/26/15 4:57pm Yesterday 4:57pm