'Black Lightning' Delivers a Jolt of Reality to CW's Superhero Lineup

The producers of Black Lightning, the new CW series based on the DC Comics character launching Tuesday, have a broader agenda than creating another fantastic world where good battles evil.


Mischiefmaking in 'Megamind'

Supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, Metroman and takes over Metro City. Deprived of any challenge, he creates a new opponent and becomes a hero in the process.


The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid

In costume, men retain their adult status, e.g., Batman and Superman. But their female counterparts, no matter how well suited-up for battle, are always 'girls'.

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