Alan Kistler

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SDCC: Remembering the Julius Schwartz Era of Superman

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creators from across the decades assembled to discuss editor Julius Schwartz' time on DC Comics' Superman titles, which expanded into a discussion of what makes the Man of Steel tick.

SDCC: New Villains will Learn to "Beware the Batman"

Thu, August 1st, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

The actors and producers of "Beware the Batman" discussed the show's approach to the legend of the Dark Knight, its emphasis on relatively obscure villains and teased their plans for Barbara Gordon.

SDCC: "ElfQuest" - 35 Years and Beyond

Mon, July 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"ElfQuest" creators Richard and Wendy Pini alongside a panel of "ElfQuest" experts discussed the current state of the popular comic and the future of the franchise, including new comics from Dark Horse.

SDCC: Neal Adams Screens "They Spoke Out" Holocaust Motion Comics

Sun, July 28th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

At Comic-Con, Legendary artist Neal Adams and author/historian Rafael Medoff screened their "They Spoke Out" motion comics based on the historical figures who tried to stop the Holocaust.

Kneel Before the Many Incarnations of Zod

Thu, June 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

How has General Dru-Zod evolved into one of Superman's most famous arch-foes? Fresh off his most recent appearance in "Man of Steel," CBR News examines the many incarnations of this Kryptonian villain.

Jim Lee, Diane Nelson Introduce DC² & DC²: Multiverse Digital Comics

Wed, June 5th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee introduce the company's newest digital comics initiative: DC² and DC²: Multiverse, a new, interactive approach to storytelling.

Snyder, Lee Discuss "Zero Year," "Superman Unchained"

Mon, May 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Scott Snyder and Jim Lee during a Free Comic Book Day signing about their upcoming title, "Superman Unchained," and Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman: Zero Year" origin story.

Filmaker Guevara-Flanagan Documents Wonder Woman's Importance In "Wonder Women!"

Mon, April 15th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Documentarian Kristy Guevara-Flanagan spoke with CBR about exploring the origins and cultural significance of William Moulton Marston's Amazonian princess in "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines."

"LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Heroes Unite" Brings Bricked Heroes To Life

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

The cast and crew of "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Heroes Unite" gathered in NYC for the film's red carpet premiere where they spoke with CBR about the movie's story, its all-ages tone and a potential sequel.

"X-Men" Is No Stranger To Powerful Women

Wed, January 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following the announcement of Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's "X-Men" relaunch featuring an all-female cast, Alan Kistler examines the Children of the Atom's long history of strong, powerful women.

POLL RESULTS: Your Most Wanted New 52 Character Debuts for 2013

Fri, December 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following our poll regarding which DC Comics heroes you want to see make their New 52 debuts in 2013, CBR breaks down the results with background info and how each one might fit into the current DCU.

CBR's Top Ten Vertigo Titles of All Time

Fri, December 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With Vertigo Executive Editor Karen Berger departing her position and the cancellation of "Hellblazer," CBR looks at the history of the acclaimed DC Comics' imprint and presents our picks for its top ten series.

The History of Green Arrow from Golden Age to "Arrow"

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

For 70 years, DC Comics' Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow has delighted readers. CBR News examines the Emerald Archer's lengthy history from his Golden Age origins to his latest television romp in "Arrow."

NYCC: Archie Crosses Over Sonic and Mega Man

Tue, October 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At New York Comic Con 2012, Archie Comics announced what to expect from "New Crusaders," the return of "Sonic Underground," and details on the Sega/Capcom crossover between Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog.

NYCC: Dark Horse's "Once More With Feeling" Buffy Panel

Thu, October 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jane Espenson, Rebekah Isaacs and a surprise visit from Nicholas Brendon highlighted Dark Horse's panel celebrating 15 years of Joss Whedon's Buffy, discussing the comics, the television series and how it all remains relevant.

NYCC: "Marvel Heroes" Reveals New Characters and Features

Wed, October 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel and developer Gazillion Entertainment teamed up at New York Comic Con to deliver the latest news on the highly anticipated MMO, "Marvel Heroes," including new playable characters.

NYCC: Jim Lee Tricks Out Batman's Kia for We Can Be Heroes

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The night before New York Comic Con opened its doors, DC Entertainment and Kia unveiled Bruce Wayne's newest ride - a customized Optima, tricked out with Batarangs, bat signal headlights and a full Batman uniform.

Is Warner Bros. Embarrassed by Superhero Tropes?

Fri, October 5th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

In anticipation of Warner Bros' "Arrow," Alan Kistler explores the studio's current interest in DC Comics' superheroes, asking why it won't embrace what made the characters popular in the first place.

Romano, Oliva & Selby Debut "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1"

Mon, September 24th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Director Jay Oliva, Voice Director Andrea Romano and actor David Selby discussed the latest DC Universe Animated Feature "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1," an adaptation of Frank Miller's seminal Batman tale.

History of the Batman Portrayals - Part 2

Tue, September 4th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

With "The Dark Knight Rises" ending Christopher Nolan's Batman film trilogy, Alan Kistler finishes examining the actors who have portrayed Batman in film, television, and radio.