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DOPE Digest Vol. 24 – Batman vs. Superman, Girls, Kendrick Lamar and MORE

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer syvo: At long last, the antidote to my chronic, oppressive superhero fatigue. The last decade of big-budget superhero movies, primarily from Marvel, has left me emotionally spent, alienated from a geek subculture that I’d […]

PURPLE SWAG: Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye

In one of the more interesting ironies of the comic book world’s current interface with Hollywood, it’s become clear that Marvel’s lamest live-action Avenger happens to have its best ongoing comic book. Most neutral observers will agree that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) was the one major character largely wasted in Joss Whedon’s fruitful spandex ensemble. This […]

Wondering About Our New Wonder Woman

“In life women are strong. It should be the same on film.” -Gal Gadot Warner Bros. announced this week that Israeli model-turned-actor Gal Gadot is playing Diana Prince (Wonder Woman, that is!) in Zach Snyder’s upcoming Superman/Batman film. This is easily the biggest news we’ve heard regarding the project since the infamous casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce […]

Giving The Devil His Due: Why Daredevil Is Marvel’s Most Underrated Character

As you may have heard by now, Netflix and Disney are teaming up to bring four of Marvel’s lesser-known characters to streaming video service in 2015. Such C-list stalwarts as Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones will each get their own 13 episode series. Purportedly, the project will culminate in a Defenders mini-series. Tweet

Brian K. Vaughn And How Image Comics Is Saving The Industry

  Last week, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples brought home a Hugo Award for their fine work on the ongoing sci-fi comic book series Saga. But this is only the latest development in the title’s continuing critical success. Earlier this year, Saga cleaned up at the Eisner Awards, winning key categories like Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, and Best […]

Transgender Identity and Superman’s Pal

  Rumor has it that in the upcoming Man of Steel picture, Superman’s lovable ginger bro won’t be a bro anymore. Although no formal announcement has been made, all signs point to Olsen’s character swapping genders. That’s right: no more Jimmy Olsen. From now on, it’s Jenny Olsen. Tweet