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Legendary comics writer Mark Waid slams dark comic book movies
Matthew Jackson

One of the most prolific writers in modern comics is tired of films taking superheroes to the dark side.

Things Don't Have To Crash Into Other Things: Solutions to 6 superhero movie problems

Veteran film critic Matt Zoller Seitz says superhero movies are broken. Here's how we'd fix them.

15 American presidents who got sci-fi super powers
Evan Hoovler

We're celebrating Presidents' Day by hailing to the chiefs who hunt vampires, travel through time and bring new meaning to the term "executive power."

Why Marvel and Warner Bros. need to take a big superhero diversity step. Now.
Matthew Jackson

We live in an exciting time for superhero movies, but something's missing, and it's getting harder and harder to ignore.

Still wondering why superheroes wear underwear on the outside? Watch this
Matthew Jackson

Underwear on the outside is one of the very oldest superhero conventions, but many people still don't know why it exists in the first place.

23 amazing gifts your superhero sidekicks will love this holiday season
Matthew Jackson

If you're having trouble with your holiday shopping this year, you can take comfort in this fact: everyone loves superheroes.

Why Alan Moore thinks superhero hits like The Avengers are 'alarming'
Matthew Jackson

Alan Moore has never been shy about showing his disapproval, and this time that disapproval is turned on the rising popularity of superheroes.

Artist reboots skimpy female superhero costumes to make them more realistic
Matthew Jackson

Iconic designs are great and all, but sometimes a woman needs to kick ass in a more practical supersuit.

Life ain't Kick-Ass: Wanna-be superhero gets arrested for prowling
Trent Moore

As we get ready to watch Kick-Ass 2 this weekend to show us how to be a legit low-budget hero, one poor guy in Pennsylvania is out to remind the world that we can’t all be comic book characters.

How a real-life superhero fought a police ban and WON
Dany Roth

A Seattle vigilante's conflict with the police raises some interesting questions about real-life super heroes.