• DC Pubwatch – February 2020

    DC Pubwatch – February 20200

    OH, BOY. It’s not often that I have industry-shaking news to report in a Pubwatch, but just as I was sitting down to write for February, the biggest news of the industry hit. Dan DiDio is no longer at DC. He joined the company in 2002 as vice-president of editorial, eventually becoming co-publisher with Jim

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  • Birds of Prey is a Sparkly Sledgehammer to the Senses

    Birds of Prey is a Sparkly Sledgehammer to the Senses2

    2019 was the year of the evil clown, with terrifying new interpretations of the Joker, Pennywise, and Mr. Mime leering from our cinema screens. 2020, meanwhile, looks set to be the year of the super-heroine, as Black Widow and Wonder Woman gear up for their latest celluloid runarounds. What better character to carry the transition

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  • How Birds of Prey Could Right Suicide Squad’s Wrongs

    How Birds of Prey Could Right Suicide Squad’s Wrongs1

    The 2016 Suicide Squad film was, to put it kindly, disappointing. Sure, it won an Academy Award for its hair and makeup styling, and clutched a Grammy nomination for Twenty One Pilots’ song “Heathens,” but it left a lot to be desired. In theory, the Suicide Squad’s mission is a noble one: gather the most

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