What to expect from Justice League — and what not to

AWith Wonder Woman headed to the big screen this summer, superhero film fans are already turning their thoughts to November’s upcoming Justice League. Obviously DC’s first team title is going to invite comparisons to Marvel’s Avengers series (ironic, since Justice League is the older comic series), and there are a lot of similarities — but also some crucial differences. […]

Netflix’s Punisher trailer: Frank Castle’s out for revenge

The Punisher, played by The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal, was as much the standout performance of Daredevil Season 2 as Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin was in Season 1. It was no surprise, then, that Netflix quickly announced an upcoming Punisher solo series. So we’ve now had a chance to see some trailers for the Netflix series — premiere date unannounced […]

Glorious Force: a guide to patriotic superheroes

As Independence Day rolls around again, Americans are bombarded by the sights, sounds and symbols of patriotism. Patriotic songs, patriotic ads, patriotic parades, patriotic … superheroes? In honour of the Fourth of July, we’re taking a brief tour through some of the lesser-known patriotic heroes. Everyone knows the most famous patriotic superhero of them all, […]

America’s favorite teenager got ripped: The CW’s Riverdale

By now, if you’re a comics fan at all, you’ve probably heard the buzz about The CW’s Riverdale, a teen mystery-drama based on that staple of the American supermarket counter, Archie. Archie occupies a strange spot in the comic fan’s world: despite being hugely successful and employing all sorts of talented writers and artists, there remains a prejudice […]

The LEGO Batman movie — or, return of the not-so-serious Batman, Part 2

In my last post, I talked about the history of whimsical, light-hearted interpretations of Batman, from the kid-friendly adventures of the 50s and 60s to modern revivals like the Brave and the Bold animated series and the delightful Batman ’66 comic. As much as I enjoy talking about that kind of thing, though, I had an ulterior […]