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Michael Keaton as Batman Again? Maybe

He's in talks to return for 'The Flash'

(Newser) - If you consider Michael Keaton to be the best Batman, then we have good news for you: He might be donning the cowl once again. Keaton, who starred as the caped crusader in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman and 1992 Batman Returns, is in talks to reprise the role for... More »

Harley Quinn Movie Title Tweaked After Sad Opening

'Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn' is technically still the film's name

(Newser) - Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn does not exactly roll off the tongue. And after Warner Bros.' latest DC Comics movie flopped at the box office, the studio is tweaking that title—kind of. It now appears as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey on... More »

Mad Magazine to Stop Publishing New Content

It will disappear from newsstands after August

(Newser) - Alfred E. Neuman, it's time to worry. After reports Wednesday that Mad magazine was going to cease publication, owner DC Comics said the satirical publication will survive—but not as readers know it. The publisher says the 67-year-old magazine will no longer have new content, apart from end-of-year specials,... More »

DC Comics Doesn't Buy Wonder Woman Cover

Ocasio-Cortez image is withdrawn from market

(Newser) - "It's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the 'Freshmen Force' (of Congress) vs. the establishment in this all-new special!" So read the promotional copy from Devil's Due about its new comic. So now it's DC Comic lawyers vs. Devil's Due lawyers. The comic was produced with... More »

What Critics Are Saying About Shazam!

It's fun and funny, and the reviews are pretty strong

(Newser) - Shazam! indeed. The latest film in the DC Comics universe is a smash with critics, who are as taken with the acting as they are with the laughs. The movie currently has a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Four takes on David F. Sandberg's work, offering an origin... More »

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Looks 'Dark and Twisted'

'Absolutely not like any comic book movie that has come before'

(Newser) - The long-awaited trailer for Joker , starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, was posted Wednesday morning, with an advance sneak peek Tuesday at CinemaCon—and per reaction rounded up by USA Today , the film looks to be "absolutely not like any 'comic book' movie that has come before,... More »

Comic About 2nd Coming of Jesus Doesn't Go Over Well

DC Comics cancels plans for 'Second Coming' after backlash

(Newser) - Picture this: Jesus Christ returns for his prophesied second coming, and ends up a superhero's sidekick so that he can carry out his "most holy mission by God" and "learn what it takes to be the true messiah." If that sounds like an entertaining romp to... More »

Report: Henry Cavill Is Done With the Red Cape

Sources say Warner Bros. wanted a Superman cameo in upcoming film, but it didn't pan out

(Newser) - After three go-rounds, Henry Cavill is forever done with the red cape, at least according to the Hollywood Reporter 's sources, though it hasn't gotten confirmation from the actor or Warner Bros. The studio had reportedly been in talks with Cavill over a Superman cameo in Shazam!, but... More »

Ruby Rose Makes History as Lesbian Batwoman

'Orange Is the New Black' star's role for the CW will be first openly gay superhero lead on a TV series

(Newser) - Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series. Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the CW network's other DC Comics shows, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, the AP reports. A stand-alone series... More »

Justice League Underwhelms in Opening Weekend

The superhero mashup made just $96M

(Newser) - Justice League may be the No. 1 film in North America, but it also has the dubious distinction of being the lowest-opening film of the DC Comics Extended Universe, AP reports. Studios on Sunday estimate that the enormously expensively superhero mashup will earn $96 million from 4,051 theaters. It... More »

Wonder Woman Gets It Right

Gal Gadot wows for DC Comics: critics

(Newser) - When an American pilot falls out of the sky onto an island inhabited by female warriors, an Amazonian princess gets pulled into World War I, convinced she can stop it. It helps that she has badass fighting skills. Oh, and superpowers. Here's what critics are saying about DC Comics'... More »

Wonder Woman Just Got Fired by UN—Maybe for Her Looks

People didn't think how she dressed, looked made her appropriate female empowerment rep

(Newser) - A United Nations spokesman has confirmed to Reuters that Wonder Woman's reign as an honorary ambassador for gender equality will be ending Friday, even though originally she was meant to punch a card for the UN through 2017. The "scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero," as the... More »

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:
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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 »

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