The upcoming comic book “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5″ will see Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent, come out as bisexual, DC Comics announced Monday.
The ultra celebration of geekdom, nerdery and genre love, which used to consistently draw 100,000 or better, had a population of zero for its virtual event last weekend. Here are some things you missed.
Once again, San Diego Comic-Con is a virtual event this July. (An in-person event is planned for November 26-28.)
One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price.
San Diego Comic-Con is planning to hold an in-person convention over Thanksgiving weekend.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2017): This let’s-get-all-the-heroes-together adventure benefited from coming on the heels of DC’s horrendous “B…
“Preacher” by Garth Ennis: If you think comic books are for kids, this maxi-series about a former preacher, his vampire best friend and the terrifying world they inhabit will make you reconsider.“Lucifer” by Mike Carey: You don’t have to have read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series from which this story spun off. Just know that Carey’s masterwork is a tale of free will and true philosophical exploration and is nothing like the TV series that took these books for its basis.
Watch as State Journal political cartoonist Phil Hands walks viewers through his creative process as he draws his latest Mendota Marsh cartoon.
Watch as State Journal political cartoonist Phil Hands walks viewers through his creative process as he draws this year's Mother's Day cartoon.
James’ thick saga — the first in a planned trilogy taking place in a fantasy land inspired by African history and mythology — follows a tracker hired to find a child who has mysteriously vanished. New York Times books critic Michiko Kakutani wrote, “In these pages, James conjures the literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe — filled with dizzying, magpie references to old movies and recent TV, ancient myths and classic comic books, and fused into something new and startling by his gifts for language and sheer inventiveness.”
Cities across the world on Saturday marked Batman Day by flashing the Bat Signal across buildings and into the night sky, a nod to the Caped C…
Award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang literally draws connections between seemingly immiscible entities: Chinese folk heroes and Catho…
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Parents need to know that “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is a superhero themed action/adventure game available exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Players take on the role of the popular Marvel superhero, swinging through the streets of New York in his crime-fighting quest to keep the people safe from both generic crooks and fantastically powered supervillains. There’s a lot of comic book style action, with players using a variety of abilities to incapacitate enemies that attack using everything from fists and guns to flashy superpowers of their own. There’s some blood shown on occasion, as well as some background scenes of more intense violence, but nothing overly explicit. The game does contain some occasional profanity in the dialogue, including “s--t,” “ass,” and “damn,” and there’s a substantial story arc dealing with the rise of a new, illicit narcotic hitting the streets.
They came, they saw, they con-quered.
Parents need to know that “Black Panther” is the first film in the Marvel cinematic universe to center on a superhero of color: African prince-turned-king T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), aka the Black Panther. As in all superhero movies, there’s plenty of violence — in this case, mostly brutal hand-to-hand combat that gets quite intense, with bloody injuries and even deaths. Although there are a few shoot-outs with super-powered guns/cannons (as well as some cold-blooded killings), the majority of the action features spear and blade fighting. That said, some confrontations do include larger, explosive battles and very destructive car chases. Language and sexual content are pretty minimal — a few uses of “s--t” / “hell” and a couple of quick kisses, respectively.
Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and the superhero first appeared in the Detective Comics No. 27 in 1939, after t…