Mister Miracle and the Superheroic Power of Persistence

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The New Gods of Jack Kirby’s weird and wonderful cosmic Fourth World have all sorts of superpowers—strength, speed, intelligence. You name it, they’ve got it. But Scott Free’s recent DC Comics’ miniseries concluded with a reminder that maybe the most incredible superpower of all is getting up and dusting yourself off…

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There Will Never Be Another George Perez

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If superhero comics have anything like Michaelangelo’s painting in the Sistine Chapel—awe-inspiring work that communicates celestial grandeur and human drama on a grand scale—it’s probably something drawn by George Perez.

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DC Universe’s Doom Patrol Is One for the Weirdos

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DC Universe’s Doom Patrol isn’t a show that hates itself—it hates the very concept of idyllic superheroes. A hero’s seeming perfection, good looks, and general amiability are all just distractions, Doom Patrol posits, from what really matters: the fact that being exceptional and extraordinary means that the world is…

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A Quick Primer on the Female Furies, Apokolips’ Finest Warriors

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There are, approximately, 78 billion incredibly-named New Gods in the realm of Jack Kirby’s iconic DC Comics cosmos known as the Fourth World. Of those fabulously named beings, however, one handful you should absolutely get to know is the Female Furies—the deadliest warriors dread Darkseid’s army has to offer.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-quick-primer-on-the-female-furies-apokolips-finest-w-1832281428

Black Lightning’s Metahuman World Just Got Bigger in the Most Unexpected Way

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One of the interesting things about Black Lightning’s second season is the growing presence of new metahumans in Freeland whose abilities don’t seem to be dependent on them using the green light drug. Like Jefferson Pierce, these new metas’ powers come from within, which begs the question—where did they come from?

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/black-lightnings-metahuman-world-just-got-bigger-in-the-1832230875

Matt Reeves Wants His Standalone Batman Movie to Be About the World’s Greatest Detective

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Batman’s movie appearances of late have focused on the Dark Knight’s more physical side. He’s is, after all, both vengeance and the night, so we’re kinda just used to Batman stalking through shadows and beating the bat-bejesus out of people. But Matt Reeves’ long-percolating Batman film wants to bring Bruce back to…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/matt-reeves-wants-his-standalone-batman-movie-to-be-abo-1832195719

Cyborg’s Arrival Brings Some Major Upgrades to Young Justice: Outsiders’ Mythos

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While Young Justice: Outsiders is building toward a larger plot involving metahuman trafficking and an impending war between Earth and Apokolips, the show’s also incorporating an astonishing amount of classic DC characters into its plot to keep things interesting and somewhat difficult to predict. And one of its…

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