DC - Superman /tags/superman-1 en Krypto /characters/krypto <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Krypto</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>A loyal canine companion and comrade to the entire Superman family, Krypto possesses the same powers as all Kryptonians under a yellow sun.</p> <p>Man’s best friend, Kryptonian style. Krypto the Superdog is where good dogs and great superheroes intersect. Cute, furry and equipped with a wide array of superpowers, Krypto was one of the few animals to survive Krypton’s destruction, finding his way to Earth years after Superman did. He may not always be the most disciplined of sidekicks, but Krypto has long served as the Superman Family’s loyal companion and defender, while coming to the aid of anyone in need of a helping paw or two.</p> <p>Krypto’s Kryptonian biology gives him Superman’s own abilities, including flight, super-strength, super-speed and super-breath, all of which make him the ideal four-legged friend for the cape-and-cowl-wearing community. Krypto currently spends his days as the Kent family’s pooch, a little less concerned with day-to-day heroics and a little more with playing a good round of fetch with Supergirl or Clark and Lois’ son, Jon, a.k.a. Superboy.</p> <p><br /><em><strong>For more on Krypto's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/krypto/" target="_blank">visit his page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Krypto_5c4a61c3a36536.45482454.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Krypto_5c4a61c3a36536.45482454.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Krypto_5c4a61c3a365e5.66087924.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18823" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Family pet</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/21391" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">ADVENTURE COMICS #210 (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1955-01-17T14:00:00-08:00">1955</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/super-strength" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super strength</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/flight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">flight</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/invulnerability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">invulnerability</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/super-speed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super speed</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/heat-vision" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">heat vision</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/freeze-breath" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">freeze breath</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/x-ray-vision" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">x-ray vision</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/superhuman-hearing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superhuman hearing</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/healing-factor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">healing factor</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/krypto" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Krypto" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:54:20 +0000 Tim Beedle 297241 at /characters/krypto#comments Bizarro /characters/bizarro <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Bizarro</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>Though he's not the most intelligent of Superman's foes, what Bizarro lacks in brains he makes up for in brawn—as both villain and antihero.</p><p>Few villains in the DC Universe are Superman's equal in power, but there is one who can always go toe to toe with the Man of Steel in a fight—his twisted doppelganger, Bizarro. The tragic result of a bizarre science experiment gone horribly wrong, Bizarro is an imperfect duplicate of Kal-El, with none of his intelligence or self-control. Looking like a pasty white, zombie-like version of the Last Son of Krypton, he invariably strikes fear into those he encounters. Often a creature more to be pitied than feared, Bizarro nevertheless is as dangerous as it gets...whether he means to be lethal or not.</p><p>There have been many versions of Bizarro over the years, some created by science and some by magical means, but he has been a persistent thorn in the side of Superman since the earliest days of the Silver Age. Usually wanting nothing more than to be seen as the hero that his famous counterpart Superman is, he has often developed a strong hatred for his "perfect" brother. Sometimes misguided, sometimes genuinely malevolent, and even sometimes a true hero himself, Bizarro is nevertheless a force to be reckoned with.</p><p><br /><em><strong>For more on Bizarro's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/mythos/bizarro/" target="_blank">visit his page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Bizarro_5c4114e7bebbf3.79574128.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Bizarro_5c4114e7bebbf3.79574128.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Bizarro_5c4114e7bebd26.01501773.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/its-complicated" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">It&#039;s Complicated</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20636" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">SUPERBOY #68 (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1958-01-14T13:15:00-08:00">1958</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/super-strength" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super strength</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/super-speed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super speed</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/flight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">flight</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/invulnerability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">invulnerability</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/flame-breath" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">flame breath</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/arctic-vision" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arctic vision</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/superhuman-hearing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superhuman hearing</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/bizarro" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Bizarro" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 270661 at /characters/bizarro#comments Lex Luthor /characters/lex-luthor <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Lex Luthor</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>An egomaniacal genius and billionaire industrialist, Lex Luthor fights a neverending personal, public, and political battle against Superman.</p> <p>He’s the most intelligent man on Earth. But Lex Luthor has only ever used his brilliant mind for selfish gain and to further his own bitter vendetta against those he feels have done him wrong. A notorious sociopath and xenophobe in almost every one of his incarnations—be it scientist, businessman or even the President of the United States—Luthor always uses his power and influence not to help mankind, but to attempt to destroy the one man on the planet who makes him feel insignificant: Superman.</p> <p>Although he has no superpowers to speak of, Luthor has come closer to defeating the Man of Steel more times than any of his other adversaries. With his brilliant mind, Luthor’s schemes nearly always come close to vanquishing Superman, until his massive ego gets in his way. No matter the situation, it’s Luthor’s hubris that’s always his downfall.</p> <p>To much of the world, Lex Luthor is a respectable, self-made man—the pinnacle of human achievement, due to his massive wealth and standing in the worlds of business and politics. But to Superman and the other superheroes of the Justice League, he’s the most dangerous man alive, and the one super-villain who is never to be underestimated.</p> <p><br /><em><strong>For more on Lex Luthor's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/lex-luthor/" target="_blank">visit his page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_LexLuthor_5c4a62d2862528.01646688.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_LexLuthor_5c4a62d2862528.01646688.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_LexLuthor_5c4a62d28625e4.61854668.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/villains" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Villains</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18672" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Alignment</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Villain</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18675" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Base of Operations</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Metropolis</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18676" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>CEO of LexCorp</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20576" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Action-24ֱ-1938-2011-23/digital-comic/T0003300235001">ACTION COMICS #23</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1940-01-13T21:15:00-08:00">1940</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/genius-level-intellect" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">genius-level intellect</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/inexhaustible-wealth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">inexhaustible wealth</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/political-influence" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">political influence</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Metropolis</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/lex-luthor" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Lex Luthor" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 270146 at /characters/lex-luthor#comments Justice League /characters/justice-league <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Justice League</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>The World's Greatest Super Heroes, the Justice League has endured many roster changes to remain the earth's premiere team of champions.</p> <p>Separately, DC Super Heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern are the greatest fighters for truth and justice the world has ever known. Collectively, however, they are a force of nature, leaders of a team of heroes who are only rivaled by the pantheons of gods from ancient mythology—the Justice League. The League is the earth’s first line of defense against threats too large for humanity to face alone.</p> <p>For decades, the Justice League has saved humanity from the worst threats it has ever faced, from alien warlords to ancient demons and powerful sorcerers, to the God of Evil himself, Darkseid. And every time, they have overcome the odds and saved the human race.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Although the Justice League is not the world’s first superhero team, it is nevertheless the standard by which all other superhero teams are measured. Although the League has gone through several permutations over the years, and has broken up and gotten back together countless times, when the chips are down and the earth needs its greatest heroes back together on the front lines, the League always answers the call to duty.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /><em><strong>For more on the Justice League's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/justice-league/" target="_blank">visit its page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/ThumbChar_192x291_JusticeLeague_5be4e198c30d40.44566581.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/ThumbChar_192x291_JusticeLeague_5be4e198c30d40.44566581.jpg" width="192" height="291" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-versions- field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Versions:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/character-versions/justice-league" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Justice League</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_HomePage_JusticeLeague_5be4e1abe59ae6.73598610.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div 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class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/justice-league" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 03:08:07 +0000 publisher 130859 at /characters/justice-league#comments Super Shady: Five Reasons the Man of Steel's a Really Bad Boyfriend /blog/2020/11/03/super-shady-five-reasons-the-man-of-steels-a-really-bad-boyfriend <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Super Shady: Five Reasons the Man of Steel&#039;s a Really Bad Boyfriend</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Isn’t this a nice family picture? Don’t Lois and Clark look like the epitome of the wholesome American couple, complete with their spunky son Jon? </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/patrick%20gleason%20action%20comics%201000_5fa0cf702c7f54.50776650.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1063px;" /></p> <p>While the super-couple may have the ideal marriage now (or as ideal as a marriage can be when DC Universe hijinks are involved), it took lots of work to get there. Clark Kent may have the hero thing down, but it took years of practice for him to become the loving husband and father we know today. In fact, if you look back at some of the mistakes Clark made early on in his history with Lois…well, let’s just say he’s lucky to have avoided a super breakup. It turns out even a Superman can have bad boyfriend moments, and Clark has had his share for sure. We’ve all forgotten anniversaries or left out dirty dishes, but when Superman makes a relationship mistake, he goes all out!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/lois%20alaska%2016_5fa0cccf10a9e9.31657165.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 733px;" /></p> <h3><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/01_numbers2016_5fa0ce1171ce51.31228152.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Superman once guilted Lois into quitting her job and leaving town.</strong></h3> <p>Metropolis must have been peaceful back in the Silver Age, because Superman sure seemed to have plenty of free time to devote to destroying his girlfriend’s life. Case in point, one day in <em>Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #16</em>, Supes decided that Lois Lane needed to be taught a lesson about the dangers of curiosity, so he left her a case of alien materials telling her not to touch them. Lois, who certainly has her own impulse control issues, touched them anyway and soon found out that one of the items had given her glowing green laser eyes.</p> <p>I’d say this one was on Lois if Superman hadn’t purposely set her up for failure. The green rays were perfectly harmless, but the Man of Steel decided to mess with her further and told her they were Kryptonite rays and pretended that Lois’s very sight could kill him. He called her a menace and guilted her until she quit her job and moved to Alaska. (Harsh much, Clark?) He’d later give her a cure, but never told her that he placed the alien items in her possession knowing she’d take the bait, or that it was never Kryptonite vision to begin with. Clark could’ve given her the cure before she sold her home, quit her job and moved across the country, but Superman was feeling a little petty that day, apparently. Worst of all, I’m not even convinced Lois learned his desired lesson about curiosity, or that Superman ever realized that curiosity might actually be a <em>good </em>trait for an investigative reporter.<br />  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/lois%20lane%2041%20devil_5fa0ccede0b1c5.51166620.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 754px;" /></p> <h3><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/02_numbers2016_5fa0ce24805180.25503317.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Superman once tricked Lois into thinking he was Satan and she was damned for all time.</strong></h3> <p>In <em>Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #41</em>, Clark overhears Lois joke that she would sell her soul to marry Superman and he proceeds to once again completely overreact. Deciding that Lois “needs to be taught a lesson about making such statements,” Superman dresses up as Satan and proceeds to terrorize Lois for a period of days. And keep in mind, anybody can cosplay as Satan, but when you have the powers of Superman, the act is a lot more convincing. After a few days of this, Lois is terrified beyond belief!</p> <p>Superman as Satan leads Lois to believe that she actually<em> had</em> sold her soul and would be spending an eternity in Hell. However, thanks to Lois’s detective skills, she’s able to unmask Superman as Satan and tell him just what a jerk he is in front of all of their friends. The prank he pulled on Lois probably went a bit too far, though admittedly, I haven’t heard Lois making any Faust jokes since then. So, congrats, I guess. You sure showed her, big guy.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/Lois%20Lane%2048%20stepmother_5fa0cd08568e94.24467966.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 422px;" /></p> <h3><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/03_numbers2016_5fa0ce38de5988.26764044.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Superman disguised himself as Lois’s wicked stepmother to act out some bizarre Cinderella fantasy.</strong></h3> <p>There’s no shame in couples doing a little bit of roleplaying. It helps keep the relationship alive! In <em>Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #48</em>, Kal-El and Lois try out their own twist on time-travel mystery roleplaying, which, I’ll admit, sounds WAY more exciting than the escape room my girlfriend and I went to last weekend. The game goes like this: Superman and Lois go back in time, with Lois being placed somewhere in the time period while Superman develops a new disguise. If Lois can figure out Superman’s disguise, then he’ll reveal the secret identity he keeps in the present day.</p> <p>If reading all that prompts you to say, “Oh no, I’ll bet there’s going to be some sort of twist from Superman where he humiliates Lois for no reason!” then congratulations, you’ve been paying attention. Superman dirties Lois up, which is humiliating enough on its own, then disguises himself as her wicked stepmother for a recreation of the classic Cinderella story. This means that Lois is expected to wait on Superman in the most degrading fashion, all while he deprives her of food and basic comforts. Even worse, Lois never guesses that he was the evil stepmother in disguise, so she doesn’t even get the nice payoff of learning Superman’s secret identity. She also doesn’t get a fairy godmother, for that matter, who probably would have told her to dump Superman and find some handsome medieval prince. This <em>is </em>a fairy tale, after all.<br />  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/lois%20lane%2069%20catfish_5fa0cdd0d1a912.60561811.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 805px;" /></p> <h3><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/04_numbers2016_5fa0ce4c3befd7.43348194.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Superman catfished Lois.</strong></h3> <p>In <em>Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #69</em>, a handsome millionaire does everything he can to win Lois’s hand in marriage. He wines and dines her, all while flaunting around his large amounts of cash, but Lois remains firm and says that Superman is the only one for her. Well, it turns out that Superman had disguised himself as the millionaire to….um…test Lois…or something? The reasoning wasn’t all too clear, and usually you don’t catfish a girl you’re already dating so this entire incident remains a headscratcher. Can we blame it on some weird Kryptonite? Yeah, let’s blame it on some weird Kryptonite.</p> <p>Otherwise, I don’t understand where Clark was coming from here. Was this some sort of ancient Kryptonian courtship ritual? What would he have done if Lois had accepted the guy’s marriage proposal? How does he have time to protect the world when he’s constantly conducting all of these elaborate schemes to gaslight his girlfriend?<br />  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/Lois%20Lane%2099_5fa0cdef6a08a0.30143535.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 451px;" /></p> <h3><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/05_numbers2016_5fa0ce5d335b94.13804125.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Superman prosecuted Lois for murder. </strong></h3> <p>If your girlfriend is ever on trial, the best thing you can do—as far as the relationship is concerned—is to be as supportive as possible. The worst thing you could do is become her prosecutor and attempt to get her the death penalty!</p> <p>In <em>Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #99</em>, Lana Lang has been found dead and Lois is the main suspect. The District Attorney’s Office asks Superman to be their special prosecutor and he accepts, while Batman agrees to be Lois’s defense attorney. (Of course, no judge in their right mind would let Superman prosecute this case due to the insane conflicts of interest and, you know, the fact that he’s not a lawyer, but I think everyone involved wanted to see where this would go.) Fortunately, it turns out Lana is still alive, so the only thing Lois is guilty of is dating an idiot. However, the trial was real, so there’s no getting around the fact that Superman tried to convince everyone to execute his girlfriend. Apparently, though, that’s not the relationship killer I thought it was, as Lois ultimately forgives Clark for it. I wonder if they ever told Jon about this one?<br />  </p> <p>So, what’s the lesson to be learned from all this? Dating is hard, and even Superman can make mistakes. Oh boy, can he make mistakes! But he and Lois were able to move beyond them and now they’re one of DC’s most iconic couples. So, the next time you forget to buy your girlfriend or boyfriend a birthday gift, or blurt out the name of your ex, just remember that if Superman can grow from his mistakes, so can you!</p> <p><br /><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DC24ֱ.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, <a href="/blog/2020/05/15/gotham-gazette-having-your-cake-and-eating-it-too" target="_blank">"Gotham Gazette." </a>Follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/TBUJosh" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/lois-lane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lois lane</a>, <a href="/tags/is-superman-a-bad-boyfriend" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">is superman a bad boyfriend?</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-bad-boyfriend" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman bad boyfriend</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-dating-mishaps" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman dating mishaps</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-mistakes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman mistakes</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-tricks-lois-lane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman tricks lois lane</a>, <a href="/tags/lois-lane-sells-her-soul" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lois lane sells her soul</a>, <a href="/tags/lois-lane-cinderella" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lois lane cinderella</a>, <a href="/tags/lois-lane-on-trial" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lois lane on trial</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-prosecutes-lois-lane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman prosecutes lois lane</a>, <a href="/tags/supermans-girlfriend-lois-lane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman&#039;s girlfriend lois lane</a>, <a href="/tags/silver-age" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Silver Age</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/lois-lane-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lois lane comics</a>, <a href="/tags/joshua-lapin-bertone" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joshua lapin-bertone</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/11/03/super-shady-five-reasons-the-man-of-steels-a-really-bad-boyfriend" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Super Shady: Five Reasons the Man of Steel&#039;s a Really Bad Boyfriend" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 466481 at /blog/2020/11/03/super-shady-five-reasons-the-man-of-steels-a-really-bad-boyfriend#comments DC Future State: A Glimpse Into The Future of the DC Universe! /blog/2020/10/15/dc-future-state-a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-the-dc-universe <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC Future State: A Glimpse Into The Future of the DC Universe!</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DC Publicity</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 07:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/Future%20State%20Logo%20Blue_5f8742892d1bd8.42118854.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 271px;" /></p> <div align="center"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><em>DC FUTURE STATE</em></strong><strong> GIVES FANS A LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE DC UNIVERSE THIS JANUARY!</strong></span><br />  </div> <div align="center"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><em>An All-Star Lineup of Writers and Artists to Introduce Future DC Super Heroes and Terrifying New Super-Villains in This Two-Month, Line-Wide Event</em></strong></span><br />  </div> <div align="center"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><em>Fans to Discover a New Status Quo for Their Favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains </em></strong></span></div> <div> </div> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>BURBANK, CA (October 15, 2020) – </strong>DC is starting 2021 off with a bang, giving fans a glimpse into futures both near and far, full of current and new characters as the publisher announced plans today for <em>DC Future State</em>, a two-month, line-wide event beginning in January. Through February 2021, the full title lineup will feature a combination of monthly and twice-monthly oversize anthologies, as well as a monthly schedule of miniseries and one-shots.</span><br />  </div> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>DC Future State</em> spotlights the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. <em>DC Future State</em> features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies and animation. In March 2021, the regular DC title lineup resumes, continuing existing story lines from 2020 and introducing new arcs for the year.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">In <em>DC Future State</em>, the Multiverse has been saved from the brink of destruction, but the triumph of DC’s heroes has shaken loose the very fabric of time and space! The final chapter of <em>Dark Nights: Death Metal </em>(on sale January 5, 2021)  brings new life to DC’s Multiverse, kicking off this glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC’s future!</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">“The DC Universe has always been fertile ground for new and refreshing takes on our characters, and <em>DC Future State</em> definitely contributes to this legacy,” said DC Executive Editor Marie Javins. “When the event begins in January, some savvy readers will not only pick up on some of the breadcrumbs that have already been tossed out in our current titles, but they will also find new hints and clues of what’s to come in 2021.”</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">A stellar array of writers and artists are on hand to deliver this unique look at beloved DC characters, including fan favorites such as Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Joëlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner and John Timms, along with new voices such as award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (<em>12 Years A Slave</em>), Brandon Vietti (<em>Young Justice</em>), Meghan Fitzmartin (<em>Supernatural</em>, <em>DC Super Hero Girls</em>), Brandon Easton (<em>Thundercats</em>,<em> Transformers: War for Cybertron</em>), Alitha Martinez (<em>REPRESENT! It’s A Bird!</em>), L.L. McKinney (<em>Nubia: Real One</em>), Paula Sevenbergen (<em>Stargirl</em>) and Siya Oum (<em>Lola XOXO</em>), among others.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><u>Batman Family</u></strong></span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">In this future, Gotham City is controlled by the Magistrate. This villainous regime has taken control of the city, now under constant surveillance. All masked vigilantes have been outlawed and Batman has been killed. But led by an all-new Batman, a new assembly of Gotham’s guardians rise to give hope to all of those who lost it!</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;"><u>Oversized 24ֱ:</u></span></div> <ul><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: The Next Batman</em> #1-4</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>The Next Batman, </em>by John Ridley, Nick Derington and Laura Braga</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Outsiders</em>, by Brandon Thomas and Sumit Kumar</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Arkham Knights</em>, by Paul Jenkins and Jack Herbert</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Batgirls</em>, by Vita Ayala and Aneke</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Gotham City Sirens,</em> by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino</span></div> </li> </ul></li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Dark Detective</em> #1-4</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Dark Detective</em>, by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Grifters</em>, by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine di Giandomenico</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Red Hood</em>, by Joshua Williamson and Giannis Milonogiannis</span></div> </li> </ul></li> </ul><div><span style="color:#000000;"><u>Monthly Miniseries:</u></span></div> <ul><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Batman/Superman</em>, by Gene Luen Yang and Ben Oliver</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Catwoman</em>, by Ram V. and Otto Schmidt</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Harley Quinn</em>, by Stephanie Phillips and Simone Di Meo</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Nightwing</em>, by Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Robin Eternal</em>, by Meghan Fitzmartin and Eddy Barrows</span></div> </li> </ul><div><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><u>Superman Family </u></strong></span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">Due to his involvement in an international crisis happening in the near future, Clark Kent has been rejected by Earth, causing him to focus his lifesaving efforts outside his adopted home. He travels to Warworld to rise through the ranks of gladiatorial combat in order to defeat Mongul with the help of some unlikely heroes. Back in Metropolis, Clark’s son Jon has taken on the mantle of Superman. After seeing the horrors that befell Gotham, he bottles Metropolis in order to keep it safe, putting him at odds with Supergirl.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">Connecting the two oversized Future State: Superman titles, Shilo Norman, the man known as Mister Miracle, finds himself caught between the city he grew up in and the battle-torn planet that could be his downfall.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">Meanwhile in the Amazon rainforest, Yara Flor is chosen to be the new Wonder Woman. Years later, the new Superman and Wonder Woman join forces to save their cities in a new superhero team-up the likes of which the world has never seen.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;"><u>Oversized 24ֱ:</u></span></div> <ul><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Superman of Metropolis</em> #1-2</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Superman of Metropolis</em>, by Sean Lewis and John Timms</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>The Guardian</em>, by Sean Lewis and Cully Hamner</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Mister Miracle</em>, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro</span></div> </li> </ul></li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Superman: Worlds of War</em> #1-4</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Superman: Worlds of War</em>, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Mikel Janin</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Midnighter</em>, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Gleb Melnikov</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Black Racer</em>, by Jeremy Adams and Siya Oum</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Mister Miracle</em>, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro</span></div> </li> </ul></li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman</em> #1-2</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Immortal Wonder Woman</em>, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Jen Bartel</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Nubia</em>, by L.L. McKinney, Alitha E. Martinez and Mark Morales</span></div> </li> </ul></li> </ul><div><span style="color:#000000;"><u>Monthly Miniseries and One-Shots</u></span></div> <ul><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: House of El</em>, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Godlewski (one-shot on sale February)</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman</em>, by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes</em>, by Brian Michael Bendis and Riley Rossmo</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman</em>, by Dan Watters and Leila del Duca</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex</em>, by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (3-issue series ending March 2021)</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Wonder Woman</em>, by Joëlle Jones</span></div> </li> </ul><div><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><u>Justice League Family</u></strong></span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">A thread of great change runs through the Justice League heroes: a new League is built upon secret identities (even from each other), but an old and evolved enemy will use these secrets to try and overthrow the world. For the supernatural heroes of Justice League Dark, the very fabric of reality has shifted, and heroes are being hunted.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">For Flash, Shazam, and the Teen Titans, it all begins when the four Riders of the Apocalypse unleash hell in a battle at Titans Academy, Barry Allen is cut off from the Speed Force, a Famine-controlled Wally West may be beyond saving, and Billy Batson makes a deal with the devil that will change Shazam forever. Off-world, John Stewart and the remaining Green Lanterns are stranded in the shadow of a dead power battery; Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry are separated across the galaxy; and Amanda Waller executes her ultimate plan with a new but terrifyingly familiar Suicide Squad on Earth-3.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;">At the end of time, Swamp Thing reveals its true intention, ruling supreme until a remnant of humanity launches a rebellion, and Black Adam looks to the past as the only way to save the future of the Multiverse.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="color:#000000;"><u>Oversized 24ֱ:</u></span></div> <ul><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Justice League</em> #1-2</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Justice League</em>, by Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Justice League Dark</em>, by Ram V. and Marcio Takara</span></div> </li> </ul></li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Green Lantern</em> #1-2</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Last Lanterns</em>, by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Tales of the Green Lantern Corps</em>, by Josie Campbell, Ryan Cady and Ernie Altbacker, with Sami Basri and Clayton Henry</span></div> </li> </ul></li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Suicide Squad </em>#1-2</span></div> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Suicide Squad</em>, by Robbie Thompson and Javi Fernandez</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Black Adam</em>, by Jeremy Adams and Fernando Pasarin</span></div> </li> </ul></li> </ul><div><span style="color:#000000;"><u>Monthly Miniseries:</u></span></div> <ul><li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Aquaman</em>, by Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sampere</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: The Flash</em>, by Brandon Vietti and Dale Eaglesham</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Teen Titans</em>, by Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: SHAZAM!</em>, by Tim Sheridan and Eduardo Pansica</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Future State: Swamp Thing</em>, by Ram V and Mike Perkins</span></div> </li> </ul><div><span style="color:#000000;">For the latest information on <em>DC Future State</em> and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, please visit the DC 24ֱ website at</span> <a href="http://www.dccomics.com">www.dccomics.com</a> and follow on social media <a href="http://www.twitter.com/DC24ֱ">@DC24ֱ</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thedcnation">@thedcnation</a>.</div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags 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class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>How Grant Morrison&#039;s JLA Saved DC&#039;s Biggest Heroes</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:05</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The '90s were a wild time for comics. The industry went from niche market to worldwide business leader. DC and Marvel became household names and a group of young superstar artists broke away from the big two system to found Image 24ֱ. A historical auction changed how the world saw the once disposable collectability of comic books and the speculation boom made sales soar with millions of issues flying off shelves each week.</p> <p>But booms often lead to crashes and that's exactly what happened after the comics business bubble burst. The crash hit the industry in 1996, causing chaos and leaving many fans with boxes full of first issues that they thought they could build a nest egg with. As the comics world tried to look back at what went wrong, one writer was looking to the future and reshaping superhero comics forever. Grant Morrison, Howard Porter and John Dell were crafting a run that would quickly become DC's biggest seller. The juxtaposition of a deep understanding of what makes superhero comics work with an unprecedented level of risk-taking makes for a series that still feels exciting and bombastic over two decades later.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/JLA1_5f7f5f370b9569.89858191.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <p>Though it's DC's flagship team and historically features the trinity of the company's most famous heroes, the '90s were rough on the members of the Justice League. Flagging sales for their spinoff series meant that something had to change. Slowly, a plan came together. A summer miniseries reintroduced readers to the Justice League of America, but it wasn't until November 1996 that Morrison, Porter and Dell reimagined the team under the title <em>JLA</em>. Like much of Morrison's best work, the series at first appears to be a back-to-basics take on superheroes. The team was a solid and simple one: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. But really, he was building something much, much bigger.</p> <p>The allegorical theological nature of superheroes has always bubbled under the surface. From Superman's obvious biblical influences to the fact that the omnipotent beings often act as the ultimate patriarchal and matriarchal figures, the idea of superheroes as gods is not a new one. But in <em>JLA,</em> Morrison puts it front and center. Here are the heroes that you grew up with definitively presented as all-powerful beings who are humanity's last line of defense. Heroes who can take down anything that comes at them from alien invaders to super-powered government goons. This vision of the <em>JLA</em> is so omnipotent that they can no longer reside on Earth and instead look down from the skies at the humans below from their moon base.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/JLA_Earth_5f7f5f6e37a321.28317781.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 885px;" /></p> <p>It's easy to imagine that a book which focuses so heavily on the idea of superheroes-as-gods could be dry or overly serious, but every page of <em>JLA</em> is bursting with hyper-muscled action. Superman is still rocking his mullet, Aquaman sports a bushy beard and a harpoon hand, and Batman has a sardonic sense of humor. Porter’s pencils and Dell’s inks bring a '90s extremity to every Big Hero moment. Just like Morrison's recent work on <em>The Green Lantern</em>, <em>JLA </em>is a distillation of what Morrison loves about superhero comics mixed with his own tendency for the strange.</p> <p>In this world, the first antagonists that the superheroes are forced to face down are basically reflections of themselves. The Hyperclan are aliens who claim to be the saviors humanity needs. And just like they did when superheroes revealed themselves, the population of the world follows the Hyperclan's every move, even when they revert to extreme violence. Holding a mirror up to the idea of superheroes and their apparent policing of the world is a theme that runs through Morrison's best work and he really honed it during this 30+ issue run.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/JLA_BlueSuperman_5f7f5fe53ca459.39472998.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <p>Though the series began as a back-to-basics take on the team, as the JLA grew Morrison inserted plenty of moments that belie those straightforward origins. The writer takes joy in introducing new legacy heroes like Kyle Rayner, Steel and Connor Hawke. Melding the old and the new is another tenet of Morrison's work that he built on here, crafting a sprawling team which changed and adapted as the rest of the DC Universe needed it too. One of the most-discussed moments of the series is the appearance of Blue Superman, who only ended up in <em>JLA </em>due to his editorial needs outside of the book, but the team manages to make it feel like a natural highlight.</p> <p>If '90s comics have never really been your thing and the extreme nature of it all has always seemed a little more style than substance, then this is the series you need to read. Not only did it herald the modern age of meta-superhero stories, but it's also a grandiose, action-packed adventure that features more mullets, aliens, bad guys and heroes than you can shake a stick at.</p> <p><br /><em>Grant Morrison's first two storylines on JLA with artists Howard Porter and John Dell were recently published <a href="/graphic-novels/jla-1997/jla-new-world-order-dc-essential-edition" target="_blank">in a new DC Essential Edition. </a>You can also read the full run in print or <a href="https://www.readdc.com/JLA-1997-2006/comics-series/2665?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy" target="_blank">digitally.</a></em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about comics, movies and TV for DC24ֱ.com, Nerdist, IGN and The Hollywood Reporter. For another look at one of DC's groundbreaking storylines, check out her article <a href="/blog/2020/05/06/loss-at-sea-the-still-shocking-aquaman-death-of-a-prince" target="_blank">on the still-shocking Aquaman: Death of a Prince.</a> Follow Rosie on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a>.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/jla" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jla</a>, <a href="/tags/justice-league-of-america" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">justice league of america</a>, <a href="/tags/grant-morrison" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grant morrison</a>, <a href="/tags/grant-morrisons-jla" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grant morrison&#039;s jla</a>, <a href="/tags/importance-of-grant-morrisons-jla" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">importance of grant morrison&#039;s jla</a>, <a href="/tags/howard-porter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">howard porter</a>, <a href="/tags/john-dell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">john dell</a>, <a href="/tags/jla-by-grant-morrison" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jla by grant morrison</a>, <a href="/tags/justice-league-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Justice League</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/wonder-woman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wonder woman</a>, <a href="/tags/green-lantern-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Green Lantern</a>, <a href="/tags/flash" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Flash</a>, <a href="/tags/the-flash-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Flash</a>, <a href="/tags/aquaman-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Aquaman</a>, <a href="/tags/martian-manhunter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">martian manhunter</a>, <a href="/tags/1990s-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">1990s comics</a>, <a href="/tags/90s-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">&#039;90s comics</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-crash" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book crash</a>, <a 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href="/tags/blue-superman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">blue superman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-blue-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman blue</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie knight</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/10/08/how-grant-morrisons-jla-saved-dcs-biggest-heroes" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="How Grant Morrison&#039;s JLA Saved DC&#039;s Biggest Heroes" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 19:05:06 +0000 Rosie Knight 466136 at /blog/2020/10/08/how-grant-morrisons-jla-saved-dcs-biggest-heroes#comments Super Here For...Lana Lang Returning to Clark Kent's Life /blog/2020/10/01/super-here-forlana-lang-returning-to-clark-kents-life <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Super Here For...Lana Lang Returning to Clark Kent&#039;s Life</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about <em><a href="/tv/lucifer" target="_blank">Lucifer.</a> </em>(I swear this will get to Superman, just bear with me for a moment.) I used to watch <em>Lucifer </em>regularly but found myself losing interest when it became clear that the driving narrative behind the show was Lucifer’s romance with Chloe Decker. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good love story as much as anyone, but I find close, platonic relationships between men and women to be more interesting than romantic ones—especially because Hollywood writers often can’t resist turning the former into the latter. I realize this puts me in the minority when it comes to <em>Lucifer </em>viewers, but I’d much rather the show focus on Lucifer’s issues with his father and his predetermined role as the lord of hell, or even his odd fascination with helping the LAPD solve murders rather than the whole will-they-or-won’t-they thing with Chloe. Especially because we all know that they will.</p> <p>Before I tie all of this in with the most recent issue of <em>Superman, </em>it might help for you to also know a bit about me. I’m a man, but most of my close friends happen to be women. Some of my tightest “comic book friends” are women, the “Best Man” at my wedding was a woman, heck, even the friend I was having the <em>Lucifer </em>chat with is a woman. All of these relationships are entirely platonic. I have one romantic relationship in my life. And yet, almost every close male/female relationship I see in TV and movies seems to be a romantic one. There are plenty of reasons for this—as well as many exceptions, I know—but it seems weird to me that it’s so unbalanced and it’s left me hungry for more platonic opposite-sex friendships in my entertainment.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/Superman25_1_5f752e2a590051.28514142.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 918px;" /></p> <p>Which brings me to <em><a href="/comics/superman-2018/superman-25" target="_blank">Superman #25.</a> </em>The solicitation and all of the marketing around the issue trumpets the arrival of Synmar, an extraterrestrial baddie who promises to spell trouble for the Man of Steel over the months ahead. However, I found myself far more excited by the reemergence of Lana Lang.</p> <p>This isn’t the first time that Superman’s childhood crush has appeared since Brian Michael Bendis took over writing the Super-books. However, it is the first time she’s interacted directly with Clark Kent. Sent by the Daily Star to interview him about his role as Superman and about the controversy over the Daily Planet’s ownership, Lana Lang finds herself straying from the subject of the interview to reminisce with her old friend.</p> <p>The truth is that Lana is a horrible choice to objectively interview Clark, they share far too much history together. But I’m not writing about journalistic ethics here, I’m writing about friendship, and it makes me very happy to see these two old opposite-sex friends back together. You see, one thing about Clark that isn’t often discussed—one thing that’s true about most superheroes, actually—is that he doesn’t actually have many straight-up friends. Yes, I know he has people in his life like Bruce, Diana and the rest of the Justice Leaguers, as well as his “best pal” Jimmy Olsen. They’re all really important and add support, affirmation, love and everything else to his life that you look for in a friend, but they’re also all essentially work friends. That means they understand Clark’s professional life, either as a reporter or as a superhero, intimately, but it also means they’re not unbiased. The same even goes for Lois—it’s why all of us who are married still maintain friendships outside of our relationships. You need that outside perspective every now and then.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/Superman25_3_5f752ea8a38ba7.51232806.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 840px;" /></p> <p>That’s what Lana provides for Clark. She doesn’t work with him (one could argue that professionally she’s actually a competitor, but I think her long relationship and obvious affection for Clark overrules that) and she’s not a superhero. However, she understands superheroes. As Bendis alludes to in his script, she grew up with Superboy as a local Smallville hero and Lana even was herself a superhero briefly.</p> <p>Acknowledging Lana’s past as Superwoman creates a strange anomaly in all of this, but it’s one that I feel actually may make her an even better friend to Clark. Lana’s Superwoman powers were derived from the death of the New 52 Superman, meaning that the Clark she knew as a child isn’t actually <em>this </em>one. Likewise, this Clark’s childhood Lana no longer exists. Yet, as Superwoman, Lana was able to develop a relationship with this unknown-to-her Man of Steel. In a sense, her unique perspective and experiences have allowed her to become friends with both Clark Kent and Kal-El as separate individuals. As for Superman, over the course of his life, he’s built friendships with Lana Lang on two separate Earths. That neither Clark or Lana seem to see this as an issue—that this <em>isn’t </em>their friend from the past—indicates that there’s truly something about who they are that is drawn to one another, regardless of what Earth they’re from.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/Superman25_5_5f752f4679b204.29247350.jpg" style="width: 698px; height: 1071px;" /></p> <p>And yet, despite their childhood infatuation with each other, there’s no romance between Clark and Lana. They’re genuinely just friends. For a hero like Superman—who does what’s right for humankind, but must always avoid convincing himself that he alone <em>knows </em>what’s right—that’s truly essential. He needs human friends who aren’t involved in the daily battles for the safety of humanity and who aren’t so close to him as to potentially not call out bad behavior. He has precious few of them.</p> <p>So yes, I’m totally here for Lana Lang’s return to Superman and genuinely hope it’s not a one-or-two-issue thing. In the upcoming battle with Synmar, the Man of Steel will undoubtedly need all of his powers to win. But it’s his relationships with people like Lana that will remind him of who he is and what it means to be human. In other words, the very things he’s fighting for.<br />  </p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Tim Beedle covers movies, TV and comics for DC24ֱ.com, writes our monthly Superman column, "Super Here For...", and is a regular contributor to the Couch Club, our weekly television column.</em></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/super-here-for-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super here for</a>, <a href="/tags/super-here-for" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super here for...</a>, <a href="/tags/super-here-for-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">super here for column</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman column</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-family" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman family</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-25" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman #25</a>, <a href="/tags/clark-kent" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">clark kent</a>, <a href="/tags/kal-el" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kal-El</a>, <a href="/tags/lana-lang" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lana lang</a>, <a href="/tags/smallville" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">smallville</a>, <a href="/tags/importance-of-lana-lang" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">importance of lana lang</a>, <a href="/tags/daily-star" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">daily star</a>, <a href="/tags/superwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/lana-lang-and-superman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lana lang and superman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-and-lana-lang" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman and lana lang</a>, <a href="/tags/clark-kent-and-lana-lang" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">clark kent and lana lang</a>, <a href="/tags/brian-michael-bendis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brian Michael Bendis</a>, <a href="/tags/ivan-reis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ivan reis</a>, <a href="/tags/synmar" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">synmar</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-beedle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tim beedle</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/10/01/super-here-forlana-lang-returning-to-clark-kents-life" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Super Here For...Lana Lang Returning to Clark Kent&#039;s Life" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 466057 at /blog/2020/10/01/super-here-forlana-lang-returning-to-clark-kents-life#comments First Look: Who Destroyed the Batcave? /blog/2020/09/21/first-look-who-destroyed-the-batcave <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Who Destroyed the Batcave?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/BMSM_Cv12_5f655e36c12fa4.75526330.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <p>Batman is the World’s Greatest Detective. When it’s a bonafide mystery that the heroes of the Justice League are facing, it’s the Dark Knight who gets the call. But what happens when the mystery they’re facing is Batman?</p> <p>Such is the case in <em>Batman/Superman #12, </em>the latest chapter in the ongoing tale of the DC Universe’s most compelling friendship. Kicking off a new storyline, this issue begins with not one, but two burning questions—who destroyed the Batcave and where the heck are Batman and Superman? It’s never good when two of the world’s most beloved superheroes go missing, and with the Batcave looking like a hurricane might have struck it…well, it’s obvious they’re not having a beach day. Even the world’s <em>worst </em>detective would smell foul play.</p> <p>Fortunately, Superman and Batman have people far more competent on their case—Kate Kane and John Henry Irons, perhaps better known as Batwoman and Steel. While Kate and John don’t have a history of working together, they’ve both learned extensively from the heroes who are missing, which makes them the ideal pair to figure out what happened to the Dark Knight and Man of Steel. However, what Batwoman, Steel and the other heroes of Gotham and Metropolis discover will unmask an even bigger and more frightening mystery: what does Brainiac have to do with all of this and why is the notoriously calculating super-villain acting so strangely? And even more important, when one of the universe’s most powerful—and deadly—criminal intellects seemingly goes crazy, are any of us safe?</p> <p>If you’re looking for answers, you’ll have to read <em>Batman/Superman #12. </em>But if you just can’t wait until it lands in stores tomorrow, you can get your first taste of what awaits in <a href="/reader/#/comics/465611" target="_blank">in this exclusive first look at the issue.</a></p> <p align="center"><a href="/reader/#/comics/465611" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/BatmanSuperman12_preview_5f655fb27aeca9.53598842.jpg" style="width: 733px; height: 376px;" /></a></p> <p><em><a href="/comics/batmansuperman-2019/batmansuperman-12" target="_blank">Batman/Superman #12</a> by Joshua Williamson, Max Raynor and Alejandro Sanchez is in stores</em><em> and available digitally on Tuesday, September 22.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/batmansuperman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">BATMAN/SUPERMAN</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batmansuperman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman/superman</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batmansuperman-12" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman/superman #12</a>, <a href="/tags/batmansuperman-12" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman/superman #12</a>, <a href="/tags/batmansuperman-12-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman/superman #12 preview</a>, <a href="/tags/joshua-williamson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joshua williamson</a>, <a href="/tags/max-raynor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">max raynor</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-missing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman missing</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-missing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman missing</a>, <a href="/tags/batcave" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batcave</a>, <a href="/tags/batcave-destroyed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batcave destroyed</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/kate-kane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kate kane</a>, <a href="/tags/steel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">steel</a>, <a href="/tags/john-henry-irons" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">john henry irons</a>, <a href="/tags/brainiac" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">brainiac</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/09/21/first-look-who-destroyed-the-batcave" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Who Destroyed the Batcave?" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 465905 at /blog/2020/09/21/first-look-who-destroyed-the-batcave#comments The Justice League Faces An "Endless Winter" This December! /blog/2020/09/11/the-justice-league-faces-an-endless-winter-this-december <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>The Justice League Faces An &quot;Endless Winter&quot; This December! </h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DC Publicity</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, September 11, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p align="center"><strong>DC PRESENTS <em>JUSTICE LEAGUE: ENDLESS WINTER</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Nine-Issue December Event Pits The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes Against an Ancient Enemy</em></strong></p> <p>This December, the Justice League learns first hand the meaning of “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” in <em>Justice League: Endless Winter</em>, a nine-issue event taking place throughout the month of December.</p> <p>1000 years ago, a disparate group of heroes – Hippolyta, Black Adam, Swamp Thing and the Viking Prince – banded together to prevent the world from freezing at the hands of the Frost King, an exiled Norse god with the ability to control entire ecosystems. The heroes triumphed, but victory came at a terrible price, one that has been kept secret until now.</p> <p><em>Justice League: Endless Winter</em> spans a total of nine titles, all co-written by Ron Marz and Andy Lanning. “Getting to play with such a great cast of cool superheroes is like catnip for me,” said Lanning. “From the Justice League to Teen Titans, Aquaman to Black Adam and, probably my personal favorite, Justice League Dark, there are so many moments to showcase that there’s something for everyone.”</p> <p>The title lineup for <em>Justice League: Endless Winter</em> includes:</p> <ul><li>Justice League: Endless Winter #1 (on sale December 1) with art by Howard Porter and Marco Santucci and cover by Mikel Janin</li> </ul><ul><li>The Flash #767 (on sale December 8) with art from Clayton Henry and Marco Santucci and cover by Clayton Henry</li> </ul><ul><li>Superman: Endless Winter Special #1 (on sale December 8), art by Phil Hester, Ande Parks, and Marco Santucci and cover by Francis Manapul</li> </ul><ul><li>Aquaman #66 (on sale December 15), with art by Miguel Mendonça and Marco Santucci and cover by Mike McKone </li> </ul><ul><li>Justice League #58 (on December 15), art by Xermanico and Marco Santucci, with cover by Francis Manapul</li> </ul><ul><li>Teen Titans: Endless Winter Special #1 (on sale December 15), featuring art by Jesus Merino and Marco Santucci, and cover by Bernard Chang</li> </ul><ul><li>Justice League Dark #29 (on sale December 22), art by Amancay Nahuelpan and Marco Santucci, cover by Kyle Hotz</li> </ul><ul><li>Black Adam: Endless Winter Special #1 (December 22), art by Brandon Peterson and Marco Santucci, featuring cover by Dale Eaglesham</li> </ul><ul><li>Justice League: Endless Winter Special #2 (December 29), with art by Howard Porter, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marco Santucci, and cover by Mikel Janin</li> </ul><p>“The real spine of this story is the Justice League,” says Marz. “This is a big crossover story, with a lot of big visuals and classic characters.”</p> <p>The action all begins on December 1 with Justice League: Endless Winter #1, available at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers including Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple and others. For more information on <em>Justice League: Endless Winter</em> and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, check out the website at <a href="http://www.dccomics.com">www.dccomics.com</a> and follow on social media <a href="http://www.twitter.com/dccomics">@DC24ֱ</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thedcnation">@thedcnation</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/justice-league-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Justice League</a>, <a href="/tags/ron-marz" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ron marz</a>, <a href="/tags/andy-lanning-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">andy lanning</a>, <a href="/tags/winter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Winter</a>, <a href="/tags/december" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">december</a>, <a href="/tags/justice-league-dark" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Justice League Dark</a>, <a href="/tags/black-adam" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black adam</a>, <a href="/tags/the-flash-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Flash</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/aquaman-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Aquaman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/09/11/the-justice-league-faces-an-endless-winter-this-december" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="The Justice League Faces An &quot;Endless Winter&quot; This December! " class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000 DC Publicity 465589 at /blog/2020/09/11/the-justice-league-faces-an-endless-winter-this-december#comments