Tags
Film

From the Superhero Universe of Brute Ego, Wonder Woman Arises, Unsullied

Seventy-five years ago Wonder Woman arose to show what a stagnating comic book medium could achieve; now she does it again, and in so doing, rescues the DC franchise from itself.

Recent
Comics

Meddling Progress in 'Wonder Woman #43'

The redemption of Donna Troy begins, but just barely.

Reviews

A New World of Wonder in 'Justice League Gods and Monsters -- Wonder Woman #1'

A new Wonder Woman explores a new world in a bold new way.

Comics

Forging a New Batman in 'Justice League Gods and Monsters: Batman #1'

Making Kirk Langstrom a believable Batman... to an extent, in one of the trinity of prequel books to Justice League: Gods & Monsters.

Comics

Trolling the Man of Steel: Superman #41

Superman #41 feels less like a blockbuster movie and more like a teaser trailer.

Comics

A Giant-Sized Teaser in 'Justice League of America #1'

A triple-sized story that has limited substance, but a lot of style and even more potential.

Comics

'Green Arrow #41' Is Just, Plain, Good Storytelling

A grittier, more grounded Green Arrow is nothing new, especially for fans of CW's Arrow, but Benjamin Percy and Patrick Zircher take that concept to a new level of dark in Green Arrow #41.

Reviews

'Justice League #41' Chronicles a Catalyst of War

A war of dark secrets, epic scales, and everything in between.

Comics

Hollow Redemption in 'Wonder Woman Annual #1'

Wonder Woman responds to the Amazons' atrocities, but it's not in time and not enough.

Reviews

A Stiff Drink of Humility in 'Superman #40'

A drunk Superman is both entertaining and insightful.

Comics

A Confluence of Conflicts in 'Convergence #1'

The arena for a multiversal clash is set, but lacks theatrics.

Reviews

Exposing Strengths and Weaknesses in 'Batman/Superman Annual #2'

Superman's strengths are once again explored, but his weaknesses tell the story.

Comics

'New Suicide Squad #8' Raises More Questions Than Answers

A heated confrontation between Black Manta and Amanda Waller is the highlight of New Suicide Squad #8.

Reviews

In Gotham the Kids Are Alright, Day One

It’s when publishers create titles outside the hype of their most recognizable heroes that writers and artists are able take risks that can lead to some of the most innovative and original comic books available. This is where Gotham Academy comes in.

Tyler Edwards
Comics

Revealing Strengths and Vulnerabilities

Superman reveals his identity and spends a day without his powers, but he still finds a way to be a heroic ideal.

Comics

'Arkham Manor #5' Becomes the New Series' Penultimate Issue

Arkham Manor #5 brings the series to its Batman-heavy, ass-kicking climax.

Comics

A Royal Struggle: "Wonder Woman #38"

Wonder Woman is the ultimate feminine ideal, but even she deals with her share of insecurities.

Comics

The (Lost) Promise of Paradise: "Superman #36"

Superman faces a daunting challenge to his principles and ideals, but he ends up not having to confront it.

Comics

Godhood, Womanhood, and Humanity: "Wonder Woman #35"

The culmination of so many battles brings out Wonder Woman's greatest strengths, but not much else.

Comics

Lofty Legacies: "Superman: Futures End #1"

An issue about carrying on a legacy, but for only some of the right reasons.

Reviews

War, Peace, and Hope: "Wonder Woman: Futures End #1"

When a proud warrior becomes hardened by war, and it reveals her true strength.

Comics

Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1

An epic struggle that has all the right ingredients, but not enough of the most important one.

Comics

Excessively Bad Days and Bad Moods: "Batgirl #32"

An insight into the worst days of Barbara Gordon's life.

Comics

Evil Defeats Evil: "Forever Evil #7"

Fighting evil with evil by being good, thereby serving evil.

Reviews

Unheroic Inspiration: "Sinestro #1"

When the concept of hero and anti-hero don't apply, what makes a character like Sinestro so compelling?

Reviews

Satirical Muscle: "Batman/Superman #6"

Take a typical clash between two iconic heroes, add in some satire, and this is what you get.

Comics

Superman / Wonder Woman #3

How does DC's power couple mature in their relationship in a way that's relatable?

Books

The Dark Knight Is Finally Defeated by 'Batman: Night of the Owls'

“Night of the Owls” is bad in almost every conceivable way. It’s derivative, thoughtless, and boring, a by-the-numbers crossover in which the same story is told over and over again until the last page.

Comics

I Built My World Around You: Olbermann Makes MAD's "20 Dumbest" at #7

A PopMatters Exclusive. MAD's "20 Dumbest, 2011" hits newsstands this December. In an exclusive-access interview with MAD Editor John Ficarra, we explore Keith Olbermann's relationship with MSNBC and their parting of ways earlier this year. Also, enjoy a free download from the "20 Dumbest".

Comics

I Built My World Around You: Olbermann Makes MAD's "20 Dumbest" at #7

A POPMATTERS EXCLUSIVE. MAD's "20 Dumbest, 2011" hits newsstands this December. In an exclusive-access interview with MAD Editor John Ficarra, we explore Keith Olbermann's relationship with MSNBC and their parting of ways earlier this year. Also, enjoy a free download from the "20 Dumbest".

Comics

And Action…: The Grant Morrison Exclusive, Act 2

In a time when the novelty of DC's company-wide reboot seems to push writers in the direction of a ground-up redesign of their characters, Grant Morrison does the unexpected with the original superhero. PopMatters presents Grant Morrison, and his thoughts on Action.

Comics

A Very Gödel Christmas, Batman

"'Cuz for this story to make sense… for it to mean anything… you have to believe in something. Something very important. You have to believe that people can change". Batman: Noël is the pure, staggering genius of superimposing Dickens' A Christmas Carol on the darkest of Dark Knights.

Books

'The Batman Files': Keep It in the Cave

There’s an obvious demand for the rehearsed and rehashed, but it’s not the character that’s irrelevant, here.

Comics

Comics Needs Women: Why Marvel and DC Should Have Been at Geek Girl Con

There is goodwill to be spent and good faith conversations to be had about the place of women and female characters in the DC and Marvel universes, and an event like Geek Girl Con is an ideal place for that kind of dialogue.

Comics

OMAC #2 illustrates what can be achieved when the bar is lowered

Near the beginning of OMAC #2, a minor character named Sarge Steel spars against three training robots that he’s probably fought countless times before. He defeats them easily, but he isn’t proud. Instead, he poses a question, which seems an appropriate sentiment for this review. “C’mon, this the best we can do?”

Andrew Ly
Comics

An Awfully Big Adventure: Wrapping Up DC’s Extreme Makeover

DC demonstrated the full power of their operation by delivering sales numbers that haven’t been seen in quite some time. Month one was a complete success. See you in month two.

Michael D. Stewart
Reviews

'All Star Western' Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.