Brainiac 5 with the remains of his Supergirl robot - Superboy #204, DC Comics July 30

A Fine Line

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. This should come as little surprise; after all, a defining characteristic of genius is the creative or innovative application of knowledge. Or, more aptly, it is the ability to perceive the world so differently that the existing knowledge of the world […]

The Joker attacks in the Bat-Cave - Batman #17, DC Comics July 23

Diametrically Opposed: Batman / The Joker

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Batman first appeared in 1939 in the pages of Detective Comics #27, and since that time has consistently been one of the most popular, most read, and most iconic superheroes in all of comics. And though he is a complex and dynamic […]

Val-Zod, the new Superman of Earth 2 - Earth 2 #25, DC Comics July 16

The True Last Son of the House of El

Something is wrong with Superman. In fact, something has been wrong with Superman for twenty years. The Man of Steel is one of the DC Universe’s first and greatest heroes, using his array of numerous and extremely powerful abilities to defend his adopted homeworld from all manner of threats. But beyond his immense power, Superman’s strength resides […]

firestorm2 July 09

Retro Review: Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #2 (1978) – “Danger Doubled is Death!”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #2 (1978) – “Danger Doubled is Death!” Written by Gerry Conway Pencils by Al Milgrom Inks by Bob McLeod Colours […]

Doctor Polaris - DC Comics July 02

Injustice in a Polarized Morality

What sets one on the path to supervillainy? The simple answer, traditionally, is that villainy springs from the same wells as heroism. There are several examples of this duality throughout the DC Universe. In some cases, the cause is the death of a loved one. Perhaps most iconically, the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne […]

starman banner June 25

Diametrically Opposed: Golden Age Starman / The Mist

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Of all the legacy heroes in the DC Universe, one of the most prolific mantles is that of Starman. Over the character’s long comic book history, there have been nearly ten different incarnations of the hero, and though some have been aliens […]

Infinite Crisis June 21

Game Review: Infinite Crisis (2014 – Open Beta)

Here in the Game Review corner of Modern Mythologies we take a look at games that attempt to extend the DC Comic Universe into the interactive medium. We aren’t your typical review. Rather than opting for the tried and true “shotgun” approach, we focus on the intentions behind the game and weigh each element against […]

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