Connor Hawke and the Green Arrow Legacy

Green Arrow has always been a hero inspired by the ideals of Robin Hood. The elements of bowmanship and swashbuckling adventure have been inherent to Green Arrow’s character since the 1940s, but it was Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams who brought Robin Hood’s social awareness to Oliver Queen in the 1970s. In Green Lantern/Green Arrow, … Read more

Episode 6 – Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

As this series makes clear from the start, the biggest issue facing the Holfort Kingdom is its ultra-misandry. However, this episode chooses to focus on another of the kingdom’s systemic ills: its class system. While we’ve seen what it’s like to be a noble at the bottom of the totem pole through Leon, Livia, as … Read more

Get Ready for Young Justice: Phantoms’ Most Spectacular Storyline Yet

With the shocking end of today’s all-new episode of Young Justice: Phantoms, the boundary-pushing animated series has entered its final arc of the season. We’re big fans of the show as well, so we understand the wait between episodes can be intense. Luckily, we have just the thing to make the time go faster. Once … Read more

Thomas Wayne, Hero or Villain?

Batman’s father, wealthy Gotham City doctor and philanthropist Thomas Wayne, was killed off in his very first appearance in 1939. And yet, if you could consider anybody to be the Main Character of DC Comics right now, he would be a strong contender. As a focal point of Infinite Frontier, Justice League Incarnate, and now … Read more

DC Showcase Takes Us to Some of the Wilder Corners of the DC Universe

If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the DC Universe, then the new collection of DC animated shorts, DC Showcase: Constantine – The House of Mystery, will blow you away. This disparate batch of tales takes you through multiple time periods and genres, from the dystopian world of Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth, to the … Read more

The Many Deaths and Rebirths of the Justice League

For the 30th anniversary of The Death of Superman, DC is celebrating in the biggest way imaginable—by killing off every member of the Justice League. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Black Canary and Zatanna are all headed to their final battle against the Dark Army, a collective of … Read more

Shadow War and the Real Lazarus Pit

The secret of immortality isn’t the Lazarus Pit—it’s family. This might sound like the tagline to an all-ages animated movie about Ra’s al Ghul, but it’s actually an epiphany that hits Ra’s at the beginning of “Shadow War,” the new Joshua Williamson-penned Batman crossover event. The currently in-progress storyline features an all-out war between the … Read more