10 Incredibly Stupid Ways That Superheroes and Villains Have Died

Superhero comics are full of death-defying action... that sometimes results in actual death. And for every epic, brilliant final stand, there's a death that's less than satisfying. There are plenty of candidates for the worst superhero and villain deaths of all time. But here are the 10 stupidest ways that… » 4/14/15 2:53pm 4/14/15 2:53pm

9 Batman Knock-Offs That Utterly Miss The Point Of Batman

Everybody loves Batman. After 75 years of saving Gotham City, the Caped Crusader has become an archetype. So it's not surprising that every comic needs its own version of Bats. And yet, Batman remains unique, and it's not so easy to copy him. Here are 9 Batman knock-offs that totally miss why Batman works. » 3/25/15 1:30pm 3/25/15 1:30pm

​13 More Of The Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

Do action figures have existential crises? Do they wonder about the point of their existence? Probably not; they're inanimate objects. This is for the best, given that many action figures have no reason to exist whatsoever. We've shown you 10 already; here are 13 more toys that never needed to be made. » 8/18/14 3:17pm 8/18/14 3:17pm

How Gotham City Got Mapped

It's tough to build a great fantasy world without a map—there's a reason why the Game of Thrones credits are basically a Google Earth flyover—and comic book worlds are no exception. While Batman's "Gotham City" has been around since 1940, it wasn't properly mapped until 1998's "No Man's Land" arc. Over at the… » 6/02/14 5:46pm 6/02/14 5:46pm

​What We Learned from the Script for Gotham's First Episode

Gotham is one of this fall's most anticipated new TV shows: the story of Jim Gordon and Gotham City, years before Batman. We obtained what appears to be a draft of the first episode, although it could be fake or draft that will change a lot before filming. If the script is for real, then Gotham has some terrific… » 2/25/14 5:02pm 2/25/14 5:02pm

Spider-Man Fights Batman And Robin In Ridiculous MMA Match

I don't have any information or context to provide to help you make sense of how this video came to be. The best I can do is this message board thread that has live play-by-play of the action, but it isn't necessarily all that helpful. ("No one in the crowd. Including us, know what the fucks going on. Before you… » 12/27/13 9:51am 12/27/13 9:51am

8 Superhero Origins the Movies Got Right (and 8 That They Messed Up)

Superheroes gain power from their origins, which explain how they perform their awesome feats, but also why. And most superhero movies are still origin stories. But sometimes Hollywood takes liberties and loses the souls of these characters. Here are eight superhero origins Hollywood captured, and eight they ruined. » 11/28/13 3:59pm 11/28/13 3:59pm

The Ultimate Motherlode of DVD Box Sets for the Holidays

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All your friends have Netflix. We can all access a wealth of movies any time we want. But DVD box sets can still make fantastic gifts, if they're cool-looking enough, and contain stuff your loved ones will watch over and over. Here are the most beautiful (and cheapest) DVD box sets to give to your friends and family. » 11/21/13 3:58pm 11/21/13 3:58pm

So, What Kind of Batman Movie Should They Make Next?

Whatever your thoughts end up being about The Dark Knight Rises—even if you're like me, say, and think it pales it comparison to the previous two films but still sorta blows you away—Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy in a fashion that clearly won't damage his legacy: This isn't Spider-Man 3 or The… » 7/19/12 5:20pm 7/19/12 5:20pm

Bruce Wanes. The Dark Knight Rises, Reviewed.

1. The first two Batman films from director Christopher Nolan were so transcendent, so ambitious and challenging and grand, that The Dark Knight Rises feels like more of a disappointment than it should. The first two movies, especially The Dark Knight, were miracles, an impossible combination of universal themes,… » 7/18/12 1:45pm 7/18/12 1:45pm

Christopher Nolan Is A Summer-Movie Superhero

Loving big summer movies as an adult can be a sad and lonely thing. When you're a kid, any action blockbuster that you watch is epic. You haven't seen enough to compare. But then you get older, and you realize that they follow certain formulas and attract a certain audience, which is a lot younger than you. As much as… » 7/13/12 4:35pm 7/13/12 4:35pm