Daniel Buccafusca, East Stroudsburg University
The beloved DC Comics hero is not as popular as he was before he got put on the big screen.
Joy Young, Chapman University
The timeless superhero is coming out as bisexual — a refreshing twist that is equal parts heroic change and tangled conflict.
Lauren Sung, University of Georgia
Who does the United States use to do a job that nobody else wants to do? The newest addition to the DCEU offers a dark reminder that oftentimes, it’s the scapegoats.
Batman’s most iconic sidekick recently came out as bisexual in an issue of ‘Batman Urban Legends.’ It’s a big step for representation, but queerness has a long history in DC comics.
Beth Nipper, University of Iowa
Mariko Tamaki’s latest graphic novel is marked by a slew of both positive and negative reviews, leaving potential readers at a loss of what to do.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
James Gunn’s new R-rated action film brings its gore and greatness to the superhero film universe, earning well-deserved praise from both fans and critics alike.
Ian Linn, Oberlin College
James Gunn’s sequel to the divisive 2016 film of nearly the same name is well-executed and gives hope to the future of the DC Extended Universe.
Snyder’s version of the superhero film is more than just a movie; it represents the heroic qualities that went on behind the scenes.
Alex Luna, University of California, Berkeley
Getting into a new superhero may seem daunting, but these Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and crossover series can help you do just that.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
While the 2017 original theatrical release left many underwhelmed, the original cut from the initial director, Zack Snyder, may redeem the film.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
Even though the actor is best known for his role in ‘Twilight,’ he might be the perfect fit for the caped crusader.
Chris Dang, University of California, Riverside
Not everyone on the team will make it out alive, but that was a risk they accepted with the chance to wreak more havoc.
Rocksteady’s critically-acclaimed franchise supposedly ended in 2015, but all indications point to another installment on the horizon.
Robert Pattinson (Battinson?) takes over for Batfleck, leading a new trilogy of movies about everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader.
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Batman universe courts controversy with its fandom by turning the original Robin/Nightwing into an edgy bad boy with amnesia.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Violent, dark and gritty. Here’s why these superheroines deserve as much recognition as their idealized counterparts, like Wonder Woman.
Caroline Forrey, Miami University, Ohio
The CW is taking a cue from the MCU in their biggest event so far — an ambitious crossover featuring the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl and more.
Emma Dailey Mitchell, Columbia College Chicago
Hold on to your capes.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
Grant Morrison’s famous run on the World’s Strangest Heroes offers fans of the show even more madness.
Ashley Peterson, Geneva College
DC Comics’ offer to the world of streaming sounds great in theory, but does not live up to the hype.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
Will Gotham ever be the same?
Expect the best elements of girl power, diversity and action in the upcoming girl gang film.
Christian Nelson, Eastern Michigan University
If the new trailer for ‘Shazam!’ is any indication, writers at Warner Bros. have finally heard their movies are too dark.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Honestly, who are these horrible basement dwellers?
DC’s recent track record has fans nervous.
Abraham Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
Sick of Superman? Indie comics offer gorier, more sexually active characters with storylines intended for a mature audience.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
The film’s historic box-office numbers augur a bright future for female action stars and DC Comics.
Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
Next year ushers in a wave of new superhero flicks, but the comic-book boom is going to backfire.
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