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by Ryan Rigley

Last week's return of "Arrow" to the CW marks the beginning of a new wave of DC television series. Not only have Warner Bros. and DC announced their plans for a "Flash" spinoff series sometime next year but they've also made mention of a Jim Gordon-centric "Gotham" TV series over at FOX.

Marvel Studios may be killing it in the Cinematic Universe, but it seems like DC has television on lock. In fact, DC has always been pretty proficient with their TV series. Case in point being "Swamp Thing: The Series," a TV show based on a DC character made popular by Alan Moore in the 80's. With Guillermo del Toro's plans to include Swamp Thing in his "Justice League Dark" film, we think now's as good a time as any to reflect back on the "Swamp Thing" TV series. Read More...

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Rick

by Alex Zalben

Earlier today, we posted an extensive interview with "The Walking Dead" Producer Gale Anne Hurd up on MTV News, but left out a little bit that should be pretty exciting to fans of the comic book. For those of you worried that the show has moved too far afield, worry no more. Talking about season four, Hurd had this to say:

"We'll actually have episodes in this season that fans of the comic book will very much identify with, recognize, and hopefully appreciate. But since we are divergent tracks... We have characters that don't exist in the comic book, there are characters who have been killed off who are still alive in the comic book, there's no way it can be the comic book come to life, nor did Robert Kirkman want to do that since the very beginning. But there certainly are touchstones from the comic book that fans will recognize this season."

Which begs the question: what storylines, or issues could the show possibly adapt at this point? Potential spoilers, but here are some storylines we might see coming up.

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Night Man

by Ryan Rigley

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." may be the latest comic book series to hit the small screen, but it's certainly not the first. Almost as old as comic books themselves, comic book TV series have become a mainstay of current popular culture. With a number of television shows based on both Marvel and DC comics, it's hard to imagine a TV series based on any other comic book publishing company.

One might think that Malibu Comics' "Night Man" didn't fit the Marvel/DC bill when his TV series debuted in the late '90s, but that was not the case! Marvel Comics acquired Malibu in 1994, and began crossing Night Man over with popular Marvel superheroes like Thor, Wolverine, and even Gambit. Surprisingly enough, Night Man even got his own TV series a year after his comic book was canceled!

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Loki

by Alex Zalben

It's been a great week for villains. From the announcement today that DC Comics' Villains Month (where bad guys took over all of the Publisher's titles for thirty days) sold more than four million copies, to Walter White finally Breaking his final Bad, anti-heroes are the new heroes. For that reason—and way more, which we'll list below—villains who don't think they're villains are our hero of the week! Also, it just sounded nice and weird.

Read on for a rundown of all the bad guy goodness we could fit into a seven day period:

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Constantine

by Ryan Rigley

While Marvel Studios might be killing it in the feature films department, Warner Bros. and DC have their sights set on conquering the small screen. Last week, two new DC comics-inspired TV series were announced including "Gotham" on Fox, and "Constantine" on NBC. This, of course, would be in addition to the already successful "Arrow" series on the CW as well as the planned "Flash" spin-off series.

Known for his vulgarity and constant chain-smoking, John Constantine is certainly an odd choice for prime time television. However, with shows like "Supernatural" and "Grimm" still going strong, we think "Constantine" has a great chance of being another occult mystery-solving masterpiece. That said, here's a look at five supernatural entities that we hope to see on the "Constantine" series!

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Skye Coulson

by Alex Zalben

If you guys like graphs and discussions of television ratings, boy are you in for a treat. The viewership numbers for the second episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." have been released, and the internets have exploded into gloom and doom – mainly because the unsupportable record-breaking numbers from the first week fell by as much as 30% in week two.

Specifically, the show was down from 11.9 million viewers in week one, to 8.4 million viewers in week two. And yes, that means that "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be cancelled in a week, we should start sending fish tanks to ABC to protest, and hope doesn't exist anymore. But is it really the end of Marvel television, or just a blip? To figure it out, we made a graph. That's right: a graph.

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Jim Gordon

by Ryan Rigley

Last week was pretty monumental for Warner Bros. and DC as far as television goes. Not only is "Arrow" returning to the CW with a second season later this year, with future plans for a "Flash" spin-off series, but NBC and now Fox have officially announced their plans to develop a "Constantine" and a Jim Gordon-centric "Gotham" TV series respectively.

Taking place years before the Dark Knight ever took to the streets of Gotham City, "Gotham" will star a young James "Jim" Gordon as he works his way up from lowly detective to commissioner of the entire Gotham City Police Department. The fact that Gordon will be the main character of "Gotham" makes complete sense to us here at Splash Page. After all, he's had a number of great starring roles in the comic books throughout the years. You can check out some of the best Jim Gordon stories past the jump!

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SHIELD Nick Fury

by Alex Zalben

It was kind of the worst kept secret on TV, but in case you didn't hear the news: Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury showed up in the quasi-post-credit sequence of last night's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." By all accounts, that's a few months earlier than anyone was expecting, as we all intuited that one of the movie's stars would wait to show up during Sweeps Week. But with Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill in episode one, and Fury in episode two, as Agent Coulson would say, "It's a brave new world."

With that in mind, and the possibility that every episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will have a post-credits sequence, here's speculation as to what could be coming up next:

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Enchantress

By Alex Zalben

Though fandom doesn't quite seem to be suffering from Loki fatigue as of yet, Marvel Studios is taking a step back. The Prince of Lies won't appear in "Avengers: Age of Spader," according to writer/director Joss Whedon. And given his prominence in "Thor: The Dark World," chances are Loki won't necessarily be front and center in a possible "Thor 3." If that happens though, Tom Hiddleston has a plan: get him a girlfriend.

In the comics, Enchantress has sometimes filled that role. She's an Asgardian sorceress who, you know, allies with Loki because they both wear green. So with that in mind, who could play Amora in the not-yet-greenlit "Thor 3"? True, this is territory we've walked before, but the Marvel Universe has come a long way since 2012. Hit the jump for our ideas, our really, really good ideas.

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Walking Dead

by Ryan Rigley

With the immense success of AMC's "The Walking Dead," the cable network has recently announced its plans to release a spin-off series set within the parameters of the same universe. "Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer," AMC president Charlie Collier explained in a press release. "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters."

Apparently, said spin-off series will feature all new characters never before seen on either the TV series or within the pages of Kirkman's original comic book series—which means we won't be seeing Rick and the gang at all in this new show. However, what if the powers that be decide to focus the spin-off series on one of the comic book's supporting characters? Here are five that deserve a bit more small screen attention.

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