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DC Comics Writer Outs Wonder Woman

Princess Diana is officially bisexual

(Newser) - It's official: Wonder Woman is bisexual, which ... kind of makes sense if you think about it for a minute. "It's supposed to be paradise," DC Comics writer Greg Rucka tells Comicosity in a lengthy interview about Wonder Woman's queerness. He's speaking of Princess Diana'... More »

Angry Joker Fan Says He's Suing Over Suicide Squad

He claims trailers promised a level of Jared Leto that the movie didn't deliver

(Newser) - The only people more villainous than clown-faced maniacs are the people who make movie trailers about them, apparently. Comicbook.com reports a Scottish Reddit user named BlackPanther2016 claims he or she is suing Warner Bros. and DC over what he claims were misleading Suicide Squad trailers that heavily featured Jared... More »

Suicide Squad 'Gives Villainy a Bad Name'

'It's terrible,' says one critic

(Newser) - Audiences seem to like Suicide Squad, but critics most certainly do not. One of the most hyped films of the year has just a 27% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes , compared to a 74% rating from viewers. Here's what critics are saying:
  • Consider this "the latest
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Comics Fans Want to Shut Down Rotten Tomatoes

They're accusing site of being unfair to DC Universe

(Newser) - Batman v Superman has a Tomatometer score of just 27%, and there are people out there who believe that is the result of a Rotten Tomatoes conspiracy, not the result of the superhero flick being what Chris Klimek at NPR calls a "ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a... More »

US Hate-Watched Batman v Superman to a Monster Open

'No one cared about the reviews'

(Newser) - America, it seems, loves a good trainwreck as long as it's pretty , and droves of moviegoers turned out to give Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice the sixth best opening weekend ever, and the biggest ever for March, besting even the Hunger Games, reports USA Today . The DC Comics... More »

Catwoman Comes Out: She's Bisexual

DC Comics character kisses another woman in latest issue

(Newser) - The new issue of Catwoman features a noteworthy kiss—between Catwoman herself and another woman, notes the Hollywood Reporter . And though it may not come has a huge surprise to longtime fans of the DC Comics character, it's the first real proof that Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, is bisexual.... More »

Girl Agitates for Female Superheroes, Becomes One

DC Comics pays tribute to Rowan Hansen

(Newser) - An 11-year-old girl in Illinois made headlines last month when she wrote to DC Comics wondering why there weren't more female superheroes and why the ones who did exist got stuck with "not very practical" costumes. The company first answered Rowan Hansen via tweet , "Thanks, Rowan. We... More »

DC Won't Allow Superman Logo on Memorial to Abused Boy

Jeffrey Baldwin, who was starved to death, loved the superhero

(Newser) - Little Jeffrey Baldwin always wanted to fly, his father testified at an inquest into the 5-year-old's death, which concluded earlier this year: "He dressed up (as Superman) for Halloween one year. ... He was our little man of steel." The Toronto boy, whose teenage parents lost custody of... More »

This Is Your New 'Wonder Woman'

Gal Gadot cast in 'Superman vs. Batman'

(Newser) - It's official: DC Comics has just picked one lucky lady—or should we say Gal—for the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming flick Superman vs. Batman. Israeli bombshell Gal Gadot will play the lasso-wielding, bracelet-clad superheroine. Gadot, 28, was named Miss Israel in 2004 and competed in... More »

Fox Scores Hot New Gotham TV Series

Wins bidding war for hotly anticipated series 'Gotham'

(Newser) - Gotham City is coming to primetime TV ... but without Batman. Fox has won a bidding war for Gotham, a new live-action series from The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, set in the fictional city before one of its billionaires started dressing up in bat costumes. Instead, the show will tell the... More »

Your Next Lex Luthor: Bryan Cranston

'Breaking Bad' star has reportedly signed deal for at least 6 appearances

(Newser) - Well, this bit of Man of Steel casting news is likely to be better received than the last one . In a report from Cosmic Book News earlier this week just picked up by Rolling Stone , sources say Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad will play Lex Luthor. Cranston is set to... More »

DC Comics Reveals First Trans Character

Barbara Gordon's roommate reveals that she's trans in Batgirl #19

(Newser) - We've seen gay characters in mainstream superhero comic books, and even married gay characters, but in this month's Batgirl #19, DC Comics ratchets up its diversity a step further, revealing that Batgirl's roommate is a transwoman, Wired reports. The character, Alysia Yeoh, is also bisexual. Writer Gail... More »

Astrophysicist 'Finds' Superman's Planet Krypton

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives DC Comics a hand

(Newser) - OK, the planet Krypton still isn't real—but now we know where it would be if it existed. Using data from DC Comics, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has found a spot in space for Superman's home planet, the New York Post reports. "One of our staffers reached... More »

Superman Quits His Day Job

Hero leaves the Daily Planet , where he's worked since 1940

(Newser) - Clark Kent has held down a job at the same company for an impressive 72 years—but things are changing in Metropolis. Superman's alter ego is leaving his job at the Daily Planet newspaper with a tirade on how journalism has been taken over by entertainment, USA Today reports.... More »

DC's Green Lantern Now Gay

But this version of superhero is a reboot

(Newser) - Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and most enduring heroes no matter what parallel earth he's on, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty, and openly gay hero. The change is revealed in the pages of the second issue of... More »

No Shine From Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively star in Martin Campbell's film

(Newser) - Green Lantern is chock-full of special effects, but they’re not enough to rescue this superhero flick. Critics complain:
  • Green Lantern is bad,” writes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times . It’s "impeded by lame jokes; evocations of better movies; an ugly-bruise palette of black, green,
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Superman Renounces US Citizenship

But he'll go on representing the same values on a global scale

(Newser) - OK, so technically he's an alien, but really, what's more American than Superman? Heck, even his outfit is red and blue. But after years of fighting for "truth, justice, and the American way," the Man of Steel announced he's going to renounce his US citizenship... More »

Clark Kent Gets Hot With 'Tude

Hipsterized Superman alter ego makes makeover debut

(Newser) - It's hot to be a nerd, especially now that Clark Kent is enjoying a hipster makeover complete with hoodie and skinny jeans. The apparently angst-ridden (also hot) Kent makes his debut in the new graphic novel Superman: Earth One. Clark is younger, sexier and broodier—a hero for the "... More »

Wonder Woman Gets New Look (With Pants!)

DC reboots iconic character

(Newser) - Wonder Woman's days of looking like a patriotic stripper are over. DC Comics will reboot its iconic character this week in Wonder Woman #600, the company announced last night. She'll get a new backstory, and with it a costume that new writer J. Michael Stracynski says will be modern and... More »

Batman Savior Flies to Rescue of Superman Movie

'Dark Knight' director Christopher Nolan is called in

(Newser) - Warner Bros. has hired Dark Knight impresario Christopher Nolan to be the “godfather” of its next Superman movie. Nolan probably won’t direct, but he will guide the film through development, insiders tell Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood . The studio doesn’t know much about the film, but one... More »

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