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By Ryan Rigley

Surprises a plenty in last night's "Arrow" as we were finally told the true identity of the masked vigilante known as the Black Canary. Picking up the episode with a hilarious juxtaposition of Felicity stalling Isabel Rochev and Oliver beating up armed thugs, "Crucible" begins with the former Starling City socialite showing up to his own event a little too fashionably late.

As Oliver talks to Isabel about the city's terrible gun problem, the District Attorney chimes in stating that he already knows where all of these thugs are getting their military-grade weapons: a crime lord that calls himself "The Mayor."

Back at the Arrowcave, Oliver discusses the Black Canary with Felicity and Diggle. Felicity then points out that the Black Canary hasn't been following Oliver, but actually Laurel Lance who has been on a crazy drinking-binge since last week's episode. Read More...

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By Alex Zalben

Yesterday on the main page, we posted an in depth, but not very spoilery look at the making of the character Death in "The Sandman: Overture #1". Today, we're pleased to bring you a VERY spoilery look at three key moments in the issue, from artist J.H. Williams III. Reminder: spoilers. Also, go buy the book because it's superb: Read More...

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By Alex Zalben

Tonight on The CW's "Arrow," Oliver Queen and his team are put through the "Crucible," fighting a war on multiple fronts, while still trying to unravel the mystery of new hero Black Canary. In the middle? Oliver's trusty assistant/hacker Felicity Smoake, played by Emily Bett Rickards. In advance of tonight's episode, we chatted with Rickards on the phone about what's up with the Canary, whether there's a chance for Olicity, and if, maybe, we can see a little something called "Birds of Prey." Oh, and why Colton Haynes is amazing at Mortal Kombat: Read More...

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By Ryan Rigley

Picking up exactly where "Identity" left off, last night's "Arrow," entitled "Broken Dolls," began with a hooded Oliver Queen completely surrounded by heavily armed policemen. At Laurel's command, the vigilante is about to be taken into custody when all of a sudden a female vigilante, Black Canary, busts into the room wiping out her "Canary Cry" which in the Arrow-verse is represented by a small handheld device that emits high-pitched frequencies.

With the Starling City policemen subdued, Arrow and Black Canary make their escape. As the Canary vanishes up a nearby fire escape, Oliver heads back to his Arrowcave to figure out the identity of this mysterious, new vigilante.

The next day, Officer Lance gets a call from police dispatch about a strange murder victim found on the other side of town. When Lance responds to the call, he's told to stay put. Ignoring his orders, Lance heads over to the crime scene anyway only to find that a notorious serial killer, the Dollmaker, from earlier in his career has escaped from prison. Read More...

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By Charles Webb

The long and the short of it is Wonder Woman will be in 2015's "Batman vs. Superman." Or she won't. And for the time being, the studio behind the film is better off not saying anything one way or the other.

Without providing a firm confirmation or denial, Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman hinted at the studio's vision for a cinematic version of the Amazonian princess (as well as other heroes of the DCU).

Responding to Variety during their Entertainment and Tech Summit, Silverman offered this when asked about the possibility of the character making her way into "Superman vs. Batman" (or her own standalone movie): Read More...

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By Charles Webb

In this clip from the upcoming home video release of the documentary, "Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics," find out how the villains of the DCU function as mirrors of their heroic counterparts. "Pacific Rim" and "Hellboy" director Guillermo Del Toro offers his own take on what makes an effective bad guy: "I think a good nemesis for a hero needs to have some of the hero in him." He adds "You are defined as much by the darker side of the mythology as you are by the light side of mythology.

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By Charles Webb

Does he even want to come back? That's the position the "Man of Steel" and "The Dark Knight" trilogy Hans Zimmer finds himself in according to a piece on Vulture. With the first round of shooting for "Superman vs. Batman" kicking off over the weekend in Los Angeles, Zimmer says he hasn't yet been invited back yet to score the film by director Zack Snyder--and even if he was, he's not sure he'd return. Read More...

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By Ryan Rigley

Oliver Queen just can't seem to catch a break. Ever since last season's finale, the socialite turned superhero has had a pretty tough time protecting his beloved city. Last night's "Arrow," entitled "Identity," proved no different. Picking up the episode with some intense pull ups inside the Arrowcave, Oliver is then called into the Starling City Police Department, alongside his sister Thea, to pickup the rebellious Roy Harper, who has totaled his car whilst chasing after the Triad.

Laurel, who had been interrogating Roy about the vigilante (who will henceforth be known as Arrow), tells Oliver to talk some sense into the kid. From the looks of it, Laurel has had a complete change of heart, as far as Arrow is concerned, and will stop at nothing to see him behind bars. Read More...

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By Charles Webb

"Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder and DC Animated Universe mastermind Bruce Timm teamed up to create this short looking at 75 years of Superman across comics, television, film, and games all the way from the character's first appearance in print to his most recent cinematic outing and reinvention in the New 52. Read More...

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By Alex Zalben

Tonight on The CW's "Arrow," our newly rechristened hero faces the first major challenge to his "no killing" rule, in the form of hero-hunter Bronze Tiger. The comic book villain is played on screen by Michael Jai White, the insanely accomplished martial artist/actor you might know from "Spawn," "The Dark Knight," and way more. In advance of the premiere, we chatted with Jai White about his take on Bronze Tiger, whether he'll be on for more episodes, and just why he signed on for the show (hint: it's not why you'd think): Read More...

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