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Is the DC Comics Identity Crisis Finally Coming to an End?

  Over the last week or two, a discreet corner of comic book fandom has been abuzz with news of the latest round of refurbishments to the DC Comics Universe. The locus of these changes was a one-shot issue aptly titled DC Universe Rebirth. Penned by DCU life coach Geoff Johns and penciled by a […]

How Daredevil Succeeds Where Batman vs Superman Failed

BvS has the surreal quality of systemic, top-down incompetence; virtually every scene, every plot beat, every line of dialogue–there’s something logically “off” about all of it. But in addition to what amounts to an ocean of individual isolated idiocies, there is a much bigger problem with the movie. The big problem was in its structural plot dynamics; somehow, the filmmakers*  here […]

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 […]

Why The Rock is Wrong for Black Adam

When Dwayne Johnson, d/b/a The Rock, at long last revealed that yes, indeed, inevitably, he will be assuming the role of Black Adam in an upcoming DC comics film, it’s possible that I was the only person on the planet who was surprised. Tweet

Unpacking Grant Morrison’s Map of the DC Comics Multiverse

This year, San Diego Comic-Con was primarily dominated by announcements and sneak-peeks related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC’s upcoming Dawn of Justice. But for this writer, the most exciting reveal was Grant Morrison’s map of the DC Multiverse. Tweet

DOPE Digest Vol. 14 – Batman v. Superman, Terry Gilliam, and Weird Al!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Batman v. Superman photo BK: #swoon. Henry Cavill is back in the first photo from Zac Snyder’s Batman v. Superman. After the box office success of Man of Steel, it is not too surprising that this photo from the sequel keeps […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 11 – DC Comics Shows, La Roux, and Jodorowsky!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine Series Trailers syvo: There seems to be a lot of excitement (press, at least) over Fox’s new Smallville-esque take on the Caped Crusader since it got a series order last week. Showrunner Bruno Heller is already out there claiming […]

What Creative People Should Know About Copyright Termination

Copyright is supposed to protect the economic rights of creative people, right? That’s the idea, at least. But all too often, copyright law ends up protecting the economic rights of corporations that have convinced creators to transfer ownership to their work. And worse still, sometimes that transfer happens for compensation that ultimately proves to be […]

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