I Hit a Wall: Why the DCEU Villains of 2016 are the Best in the Genre

I Hit a Wall: Why the DCEU Villains of 2016 are the Best in the Genre

They say that a hero is only as good as the villain they oppose.  As such, it’s to the credit of the DCEU that it puts heroes like Batman and Superman up against villains like Amanda Waller and Lex Luthor. These villains, along with the Suicide Squad, prove that the DCEU knows how to handle villains.  Villains, unfortunately, are one of the places where both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men Cinematic Universe fall…

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Ben Affleck Tweets Deathstroke Video; DCEU Fandom Explodes

Ben Affleck Tweets Deathstroke Video; DCEU Fandom Explodes

Earlier today, Ben Affleck tweeted a video depicting what appears to be a live action version of the villain Deathstroke while filming either Justice League or the as-yet-untitled Batman solo flick. The video lasts only a minute or so, but shows Deathstroke, a.k.a. Slade Wilson, looking menacing in black and orange armor.  There’s no caption, no context, and no explanation. Of course, DCEU fandom lost their collective minds in excitement.  Confused and elated, fans dug deeper…

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FLAMECON 2: Kitty Pryde ‘Queerest’ X-Man, Says Claremont

FLAMECON 2: Kitty Pryde ‘Queerest’ X-Man, Says Claremont

You heard it right — this past Sunday, at FlameCon 2 in Brooklyn, Chris Claremont, one of the definitive writers of the X-Men in the late 20th century, basically told us all that Kitty Pryde is the queerest character he ever wrote. Of course, the man speaks in riddles, so it takes some unraveling to see it. At the tail end of the panel “Pride and the X-Men,” panel member (and New X-Men artist) Phil Jimenez asked Claremont: “Who…

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Hulu Orders Marvel’s Runaways series; Schwartz and Savage to co-run

Hulu Orders Marvel’s Runaways series; Schwartz and Savage to co-run

“Every teenager thinks their parents are evil.  What if  you found out they actually were?” So says Marvel Television about Marvel’s Runaways, officially ordered by Hulu as according to today’s press release.  Focused around a scrappy group of teens first created by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona, Runaways was a very popular series with a thriving fanbase.  A miniseries take set in “Battleworld” ran last summer during the Marvel Comics event Secret Wars.  Fan favorite characters like Nico Minoru…

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