Blu-ray Review: “Batman vs. Robin”

Warner Brothers continues their line of gritty, PG-13 animated films with their latest release, Batman vs. Robin. Picking up after the events of 2014’s Son of Batman, this new film finds Bruce Wayne/Batman adapting to fatherhood, having discovered that he has ...

Popdose 2014 Holiday Guide: TV on DVD/Blu-ray

Each year I like to highlight some of my favorite TV on DVD/Blu-ray collections from the past year that would make great presents during this Mellowmas season. Some of these selections you may have heard of, while others may be coming to your attention for ...

JUST WONDERING: 10 comic book TV questions

I have to admit that I’ve kind of given up lately on brainy, morally ambiguous cable and Netflix shows like “House of Cards,” “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire,” in favor of a genre that is less taxing on my overworked cranium: comic ...

The Great Summer Movies: This Town Needs An Enema

Picture a pre-pubescent me, acne sprouting up like weeds across the oily plains of his face, visiting his local comic book shop.

His eyes dart across the racks. His heart starts to race. He picks up every Batman comic he can find. ...

Dunphy Knows It All: Fixing The Comic Book Industry

There has scarcely been a better time for the superhero genre. Even if your movie turns out to be a “flop,” you can still guarantee a #1 weekend slot at the box office on your eventual way to digital streaming services. Marvel ...

Popdose Roundtable: Ben Affleck as Batman?

Following yesterday’s surprise casting announcement of Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman film, it took all of three seconds for a great tidal wave of fan rage to wash over the internet like few other things can. We here at ...

10 Classic Songs Inspired By Comic Book Superheroes

Comic book superheroes have been stirring imaginations for almost a century at this point, but it’s only been since the dawn of rock and roll that costumed do-gooders have regularly been immortalized in song as well. And while some ...

10 Sex Symbols For Nerds

If you are to believe television and tech-savvy periodicals, being a nerd is cool and will make you rich and, as Tony Montana mused, then you get the money, then you get the wee-min. And yet life is hard for a ...

Suburban Metal Dad no. 246: SMD V Day

Welcome to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.

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What did you get the XO for V Day? Tell us in the comments section!

World’s Worst Songs: “Batdance” by Prince

Hollywood has been making Batman movies more-or-less continuously for a generation now, going back to 1989 and continuing through this past summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. The 1989 Batman was intended to make everyone forget the colorful, cartoonish Batman of 60s TV. ...

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: From Bat To Verse

For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now Popdose joins the Kirkus Book Bloggers Network to explore the best — and sometimes the worst — in pop-culture and ...

Box Office Flashback: July 2, 1989

As the latest round of would-be blockbusters packs ’em in at a theater near you, Popdose looks back at the box office totals of yesteryear. This week we revisit the top ten films of July 2, 1989! (No, that date isn’t ...

Pass the Popcorn: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has drawn to a close with “The Dark Knight Rises”. How does it fare next to 2008’s titanic “The Dark Knight”?

Current Events: Rising in the Dark

I can’t write this article. Not the one I am supposed to write.

See, I was meant to write about the film The Dark Knight Rises and how it reflected and refracted the book I read this week, the excellent and elegant ...

Ghost Rider, Creator’s Rights And Bill Mantlo

The history of comic books is rife with the undercutting of creators in the credit process. Few had the ability to retain the rights to their creations, and up until the very late 1970’s/early 1980s many were contractually obliged to create ...

TV on DVD Review: “MAD” and “The Looney Tunes Show”

I’m not breaking any new ground by telling you our world’s pop-cultural landscape is liberally littered with remakes, reboots and other works that pay homage to the past. It’s one thing to feel that way about programming for adults, but what ...

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 68

Hello and welcome to my online comics confessional, in which I attempt to enlighten you about various comic book and graphic novel releases of recent vintage, many of which should still be on sale somewhere near you, be it online ...

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 54

Time once more for Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, in which I opine on various recently released publications of the sequential graphic nature, some of which may be sitting on the rack at a comics shop, or awaiting the ...

Comics Review: “Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali”

Let’s tell it like it is.  Out of all the superheroes, only Superman can say he has gone up against the greatest of all time.  It wasn’t Lex Luthor.  It wasn’t Brainiac or Doomsday.  It wasn’t even Mxyzptlk or Bizarro.  The ...

Way Out Wednesday: “Toon Tunes: Action-Packed Anthems”

Welcome to another “Way Out Wednesday!” I’ve got a real treat for you today. Here’s a great album featuring theme songs from a number of Saturday morning cartoons with a superheroic or adventurous slant. Since there’s so much to cover here, ...

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 44

In case you were keeping score, you’re right, I skipped last week thanks to a very busy Thanksgiving week in which I just plain old didn’t have time to read much of anything. I’m fairly certain you guys would prefer ...

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