Today, Superman turns 75; he's taken on the extra years really well and looks fabulous. I think it is no exaggeration to say that Superman is, indeed, one of the most celebrated and well-recognized superheroes in the world.

So it's been 75 years since Superman was created, 74 since Batman, 50 since Spider-Man, almost 40 since Wolverine, and about 27 since Watchmen.

What "Supermen" of tomorrow are major publishers currently creating in their laboratories? Read More...


Everything old is new again: DC's "Old '42"

In response to criticism regarding their "New 52" initiative and what some fans perceive as the "destruction" of past continuity, DC Comics announced today that they would be performing yet another reboot -- setting the clock back to the 1940s permanently.

DC commented on the unusual move in a press release:

"You want continuity, huh? Here you go: back to the $&#$#@ Golden Age, you basement dwellers! Is that 'honoring the past' enough for you? Huh? HUH?!"



In yet another example of how Geeks sometimes take their fandoms to extremes, one Oregon woman is marrying "Doctor Who."

When pressed about which of the eleven Doctors she would be marrying in May, Sheree Kaputz responded: "All of them. I'm marrying the entire series." Read More...


If you are a big "Game of Thrones" fan, this might be the ultimate "collectible"!

A breeder in Oregon has started the Dire Wolf Project, creating dogs that resembles the real-life prehistoric dire wolves (Canis dirus) which walked the Earth about 10,000 years ago. Read More...

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Well, this is it, people: the variant covers to the last issue of the entire "Before Watchmen" miniseries, "Before Watchmen: Comedian" #6. Have your pick of JFK and non-JFK varieties.

The issue hits stands 4/24, and thus endeth "Before Watchmen": Read More...

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"Batwing" #19, hitting stores next week from DC Comics, introduces a new era for the character -- and a brand new Batwing! new series writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray fill MTV Geek in on the big changes coming to this Bat-title.

MTV Geek: What sort of changes can we expect for this new Batwing?

Justin & Jimmy: We were approached for our unique take on the character, and we had a lot of questions about who this character is. David Zavimbe (the original Batwing) has such a complicated history, and we were having a lot of discussions as to how that plays into the Batman mythology. And finally we got to the point where we were like: maybe we should take this in a whole new direction, keeping what we liked, but bringing it closer to Batman, and Bruce Wayne. And ultimately we came up with what we felt was a logical door-opening to mythology that hasn't been explored yet in the Batman family. Read More...


Your tax dollars at work.

An IRS training video featuring a "Star Trek" parody has left William Shatner "appalled" -- and the actor most famous for playing T. J. Hooker Captain Kirk took to Twitter to express his unhappiness:

"So I watched that IRS video. I am appalled at the utter waste of US tax dollars."



A new ongoing "Quantum and Woody" series is on its way from Valiant Comics -- without the original team who made the comic famous.

James Asmus will be scripting the new "Q&W," with Tom Fowler on art; the comic, about the misadventures of a pair of best friends-turned-superheroes, will debut in July. The book will also feature the return of "The Goat," a popular "sidekick" to the team that even had its own "inaction figure." Read More...


If our recent article on Bronies and a very special Twilight Sparkle fan has piqued your interest in the world of "My Little Pony" fandom, then the new documentary "Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony" is for you! Directed by Laurent Malaquais, the project last year raised a whopping $322,000 on Kickstarter -- the second highest-funded documentary in the site's history. Read More...


DC Comics and new "Green Lantern Corps" co-plotter Robert Venditti both recently took to Twitter to deny newd reports rumors that Green Lantern John Stewart was going to be killed off in an upcoming storyline.

While the  John Stewart fan community collectively sighed in relief, other Green Lanterns were understandably upset. Frankly, there are just too many damn Lanterns and somebody is probably going to eat the long dirt nap at some point in the near future.  Read More...


UPDATED March 22: DC's Executive Director of Publicity Alex Segura and "Green Lantern" writer Robert Venditti chimed in on Twitter about this whole thing:

So there you have it: John Stewart lives.



No, I don't mean that Nick Fury...I'm referring to the guy pictured above.

The scoop from Deadline, via MTV Splashpage, is that movie legend Redford "is in talks to play a senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D." in the movie. Given the actor's distinguished-yet-rugged look, this immediately brings to mind the original Nick Fury from the comics. And yet logic dictates that this cannot possibly be, because Samuel L. Jackson is firmly and unquestionably Fury as established by the Marvel movies. Read More...


Actor Phil LaMarr, best-known in the cartoon world as providing the voice for the John Stewart Green Lantern, had mixed feelings about the news (as of yet unconfirmed by DC Comics) that the character might be killed off. As he tells Robot 6:

"This is tricky because it plays on two things in comic books that I feel strongly about. I think that for comic book stories to maintain their vibrancy, the artists and writers cannot be slaves to continuity or fanboy conservatism. On the other hand, black characters have a such history of being treated shabbily that my first thought was, ‘Watch, John will be the one guy who stays dead!’" Read More...


Sheepshead fish image from YouTube

Imagine catching a fish that smiles back at you with rows of very human-looking teeth! Meet the sheepshead fish, a creature of the sea The Joker would be proud of.



Scott Snyder seems to be everywhere at DC Comics these days: in addition to the best-selling "Batman" flagship title, he's set to team up with superstar Jim Lee on "Man of Steel." Leaving his own indelible "stamp" on the Batman Universe -- and perhaps Superman's as well -- the question has to be asked. Will Snyder one day assume the role (metaphorically or literally) that DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns holds at present? Read More...

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