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"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.

History of the Batman Portrayals - Part 1

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

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

History of the Superman Portrayals - Part 2

Fri, August 17th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Alan Kistler concludes his exploration of the men that have played Superman, picking up after Christopher Reeve and going all the way up to Tom Welling in "Smallville."

History of the Superman Portrayals - Part 1

Tue, August 14th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

With "Man of Steel" arriving in theaters next year, Alan Kistler examines the actors who have portrayed Superman in various iterations, from the earliest radio stories to TV and film.

CCI: Northstar - Coming Out To Get Married

Wed, July 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marjorie Liu, Phil Jimenez and Scott Lobdell headlined a discussion the evolution of Marvel's pre-emminent gay character, Northstar, and the current state of gay characters, relationships and more in comics.

The Many Origins of Spider-Man: A History

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Alan Kistler looks at the many origin stories of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, from "Amazing Fantasy" to Japan to Broadway across the various medium's the webslinger has graced.

CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #2

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR contributor Alan Kistler explores the second issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics," discovering the history and Easter Eggs behind the Man of Steel's first New 52 storyarc.

CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #1

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR contributor Alan Kistler delves deep into Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1, revealing the history and Easter Eggs behind the Man of Steel's first New 52 appearance.

LGBT Characters, Themes Throughout Comics History

Fri, June 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR contributor Alan Kistler brings a detailed history of LGBT characters and concepts in superhero comics from Tijuana Bibles to the creation of Northstar and Alan Scott's reimagining as a gay man.

Women of the DCU Who Deserve Their Own Films

Tue, June 12th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

With Warner Bros. announcing plans to continue its development of the DC cinematic universe, CBR looks at the vast tapestry of the DC Universe's female heroes to see who could anchor their own franchise.

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