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Watchmen: A Guide for Newcomers to the HBO Show

A guide to the comics, movies and mis-steps that led to the upcoming HBO adaptation of Watchmen… No doubt inspired by the Latin phrase ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’, generally translated into English as ‘Who watches the Watchmen?,’ Alan Moore’s 1986-87 comic book series landed in the DC world like an atomic bomb, shattering preconceived notions of what comic books could be and what comic books had always been. Adult comics as an idea go back to Will Eisner’s The Spirit, ...

A ‘bold new direction’ for comic book films: ‘The Joker’ takes risks, breaks tradition

“Joker” is DC‘s most bold, fresh and original picture since 2008’s “Dark Knight.” While it will not be loved by all, it may serve as the perfect new starting point for DC’s future approach to its films. The world of comic book adaptations has predominantly centered around the works of Marvel (which owns Spiderman, X-Men and the Avengers) and DC (which owns Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League). In recent years, Marvel has created a consistent formula that ...

Pennyworth: How the new show relates to Batman and the DC Universe

Much like our actual universe, the DC Entertainment Universe is ever-expanding. With the recent success of Zachary Levi’s Shazam (a sequel is already in the works) and the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Wonder Woman 1984, the comics juggernaut is on a super-powered hot streak that seems as unstoppable as the heroes themselves. The latest entry in that streak is Pennyworth, a new television drama from executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon. Heller and Cannon are no strangers to ...

Five Fast Facts About The Flash

The Flash is one of DC’s longest-running (pun intentional) characters, hitting magazine racks for the first time in 1940. Now, more than 75 years later, The Flash has made his big screen debut in Warner Bros.’ Justice League. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of comic book lore that exists around the Crimson Comet, don’t worry: we’ve got the rundown (sorry, pun again) on the essential The Flash facts.  1. He’s unfortunately got a lot in common with Batman. ...