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Diametrically Opposed: Golden Age Vigilante / The Dummy

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. In the grand mythologies of superhero comics it is easy to get caught up in the larger than life – the powers and the genius, the dastardly plots and the desperate victories. But at their heart, these mythologies still need to […]

The Cat, revealed - Batman #1, DC Comics June 24

Retro Review: Batman #1 (1940) – “The Cat”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Batman #1 (1940) – “The Cat” Written by Bill Finger Art by Bob Kane Inks & Letters by Jerry Robinson Published: June 1940 […]

We are Ultra Comics - The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1, DC Comics June 17

We Are Ultra Comics

One of the key elements of the mythology of the DC Universe is the fact that it is, in fact, a Multiverse. Originally, the concept of the Multiverse was introduced to account for continuity discrepancies between the Golden Age and Silver Age of Comics. Most notably, characters like the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman and […]

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The Curse of the Superhero

The mythology of the DC Universe is built on dualities: good and evil, right and wrong. But when it comes to superpowers, the duality between them being a gift or a curse is much better explored by Marvel Comics; from the X-Men to Daredevil and beyond, Marvel Comics stories often explore the idea that for […]

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Retro Review: Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (1970) – “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (1970) – “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!” Written by Dennis O’Neill Pencils by Neal Adams Inks by Frank […]

Ultra Boy May 27

Power & Skill

Among the many ways to classify superheroes, one could draw a line between those who are skilled and those who are powerful. Though not a perfect means of classification, there is ample evidence to suggest that within the DC Universe, skill and power largely exist at opposite ends of a spectrum. There is a certain […]

Boston Brand, aka Deadman - Justice League Dark #6, DC Comics May 20

Life After Death

Implicit in superhero mythology is the notion that life has value. The preservation of life and the struggle to improve its quality is essentially the base motivation behind the actions of all superheroes; perversion or complete opposition to this stance is likewise the basest definition of villainy. Just as in real life, the moral line […]

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