Comics Cocktail: The Harley and the Ivy, When They Are Both Full Grown

Comics Cocktail: The Harley and the Ivy, When They Are Both Full Grown

In this first installment of Comics Cocktail, Capeless Associate Editor Lindsey Bass knocks back (more than) a couple of glasses of Maneschewitz while discussing the rumors swirling around the planned Harley Quinn film with Margo Robbie. Enjoy! Lindsey BassIt has been said that Fraction and Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals: Just the Tips was based on my personal life. Harley Quinn is my spirit animal. I’m not sure what all of this actually says about me as…

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Quick Hits: SUICIDE SQUAD

Quick Hits: SUICIDE SQUAD

We’ll be doing a full review later, but here are some quick thoughts on Suicide Squad. The first act is a bit of a mess, structurally. It powers through, but takes a while to get going. Beyond that, it was really solid. It suffered a tad from needing to cram the backstories of so many characters in, but they picked their battles pretty wisely. Margo Robbie was pitch-perfect. Will Smith was an unexpected highlight. He…

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REVIEW: DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis

REVIEW: DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis

The first few pages of DC Superhero Girls: Finals Crisis are dedicated to a roll call introducing our main characters, including Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Katana; names that will likely be familiar to those with some knowledge of the DC Universe. In this graphic novel, written by Shea Fontana, these girls are back in high school, in a reality that pits them against a challenge understood by school kids everywhere:…

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Planet Comicon 2016 is in the Books

Planet Comicon 2016 is in the Books

Planet Comicon 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri has wrapped and we have all started to go back to our daily lives.  Thousands trekked to Kansas City to enjoy the event.  Planet Comicon has been around for many years, so I knew that the place would be packed full of people that share a passion for the community. I had the pleasure of taking one of my best friends from, Faye Kelts, to her first big…

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Harley Quinn Movie Reportedly in Development

Harley Quinn Movie Reportedly in Development

Even though Suicide Squad won’t be out for a few more months, DC has enough faith in Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn that they are already considering making a spin-off movie about her. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie will be both staring and producing the untitled Harley Quinn movie, but it will not just be a solo film for the character. THR mentioned that the project will also help introduce several other female heroes and villains into the DC movie…

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Suicide Squad Reportedly Undergoing Reshoots to Add in More Humor

Suicide Squad Reportedly Undergoing Reshoots to Add in More Humor

One of the most common complaints from critics of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is that the film is incredibly dark and lacks humor. Whether or not if you agree with those opinions from the critics, it sounds like Warner Bros may be trying to remedy that complaint by making their next DC film Suicide Squad, a little bit more light-hearted. According to birthmoviesdeath.com, Warner Bros is supposedly spending “tens of millions of dollars” to reshoot the movie…

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Suicide Squad Sequel Reportedly Already in The Works

Suicide Squad Sequel Reportedly Already in The Works

According to a report that was buried at the bottom of a story on TheWrap, Warner Bros is already working on a plan for a possible Suicide Squad sequel. The site reports that the upcoming police thriller Bright, staring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, will be directed by David Ayer who along with Smith, are going to slip this movie into their schedules before a planned 2017 shoot for a sequel to DC’s supervillain film Suicide Squad. Not much else is known about Bright aside that the script is from Max Landis,…

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Jim Lee will join SUICIDE SQUAD post DC’s Rebirth

Jim Lee will join SUICIDE SQUAD post DC’s Rebirth

Following DC’s announcement that they would relaunch much of their comic line after the event Rebirth in June, speculation began as to what sort of creative teams the publisher would put together for their books. There has been a persistent rumor that former Batman scribe Scott Snyder would shift to Detective Comics, however DC has now confirmed a move that will raise some eyebrows. Legendary artist and current DC co-publisher Jim Lee will be part…

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Why DC’s Harley Quinn is my Spirit Animal

Why DC’s Harley Quinn is my Spirit Animal

Harley Quinn was created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini for Batman: The Animated Series in September, 1992.  Harley didn’t make her comic book debut until a year later in “The Batman Adventures #12”.  Since then Harley has become a staple in the DC Universe.  Outside of Batman comics she has experienced fame of her own in Gotham City Sirens, a solo comic and in Suicide Squad.  It’s no surprise that her popularity has grown…

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Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1

When you ask people about Poison Ivy they will generally tell you that she’s a villain from Batman who can control plants.  There will also be people who go into further detail and tell you that she’s Dr. Pamela Isley or that she’s in a relationship with Harley Quinn.  While these are technically true, they don’t tell the whole story.  If we take everything we know about Poison Ivy from the movies, cartoons, and comics there is still…

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