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Unsung Batman co-writer Bill Finger is getting the fame he deserves with a Bronx street named after him

Bill Finger was the long-unacknowledged co-writer of Batman and second fiddle to artist Bob Kane. DC Comics and Warner Bros. ultimately gave Finger the credit he deserved.

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Everyone is looking for Dr. Manhattan in Doomsday Clock, says Geoff Johns

Today DC Comics has launched Issue #1 of Doomsday Clock, a 12-issue series that merges the superpowered heroics of the DC Universe with the grimy world of suited misfits known as the Watchmen. Writer Geoff Johns—who is also the DC Entertainment presi…

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Early, unused variant of Action Comics #1 cover up for auction

Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 is a rarity in the comics world, with perhaps one hundred known issues in existence, making it as rare as Bruce Wayne’s living family members. But auction house Comic Connect now offers a unique twist o…

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All-Superman auction includes Action Comics #1 and Ben Affleck’s Superman suit

Profiles in History is an auction house that has offered some one-of-a-kind pieces for the well-heeled fan, including the original R2-D2 from Star Wars and Rick Deckard’s gun from Blade Runner. Its  next auction is going to be a favorite for those f…

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Image of the day: Shazam! director Instagrams first poster. Sort of

Shazam!, the upcoming movie showcasing the DC Comics Golden Age superhero, has promised a lighter tone than the DC Extended Universe typically paints its films.
Director David Sandberg gets it. He’s just Instagrammed Shazam!’s first “poster.” If it…

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Nightwing director Chris McKay gives casting update as Stranger Things actor posts mysterious Nightwing tweet

Chris McKay, former Robot Chicken producer and director of The LEGO Batman movie, is making his way to live-action films with the upcoming Nightwing movie. So who will play Batman’s ally and former boy wonder Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing?
It remains t…

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5 reasons why The Killing Joke is still important…28 years later

If you haven’t read The Killing Joke, prepare to have your mind blown. This slender, 64-page graphic novel by Alan Moore/Brian Bolland cemented the Joker as a sociopath on a rampage and almost shattered the lodestone from Batman’s moral compass. It was painful to read when it was released back in 1988. It still hurts […]

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The Killing Joke movie has a shocking new twist

There’s more to Barbara Gordon than there was before. 

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Superheroes Can Help Vulnerable Children Become More Resilient

Superheroes are awesome because they can run faster than a speeding bullet and teleport in a puff of blue smoke. But they also have a special power that researchers are only now just learning about. It seems they can help disadvantaged children. Dr. Chris Fradkin, who spoke by telephone, said, “Superheroes can serve as tools to […]

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Following backlash, DC pulls Batgirl variant inspired by The Killing Joke

Artist Rafael Albuquerque responds to Twitter pressure over the controversial new variant cover to DC’s Batgirl.

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