5.2 Reasons Arrow Strikes the Bullseye of Awesome

Arrow: The Complete First Season hit stores this past Tuesday, and with Season 2 premiering in just a few weeks (October 9!) we figured it was the perfect time to start leisurely re-watching the entire first season in preparation. Paced out, we'd be able to watch an episode a day, starting with the day of release and ending on the exact day of the premiere. It was the perfect plan.

5.2 Reasons We're Loving DC Comics Villains

5.2 Reasons We're Loving DC Comics Villains

Film critic Roger Ebert once said (aw yeah, getting all erudite, yo!), "Each film is only as good as its villain. Since the heroes and the gimmicks tend to repeat from film to film, only a great villain can transform a good try into a triumph." Basically, it's the whole "a hero is only as good as its villain" thing. And let's face it, when you have the World's Greatest Super Heroes, you better also have the World's Coolest Super-Villains to follow suit. Thankfully, we’ve got that covered.

5.2 Reasons: DC Comics – The New 52 Anniversary Edition

It's been almost two years to the day since the launch of DC Comics – The New 52, and what a crazy awesome time just this past year has been. We've experienced the return of an old foe—albeit with the world’s worst facelift. We've witnessed war with the hordes of Apokolips—on two different earths! We've seen godly families reunite, and then like all recently reunited families, proceed to squabble, fight and all-out brawl. Heck, we've even opened a gateway for evil alternate reality version of ourselves to invade our Earth. You know, like you do.

5.2 Reasons Ivan Reis Rocks

When it comes to creating unforgettable comic books, having a great artist as well as an amazing writer sort of comes part-and-parcel with the package. You know, cause of the whole graphic storytelling thing. It's, like, literally one-half of the phrase.

A skilled artist not only creates eye-popping imagery but also uses that imagery to bring the story to life through panel-to-panel sequential storytelling. It's a difficult skill to master, but if skills were hit points, artist Ivan Reis might as well be a Level 99 Kryptonian Flame Dragon.

5.2 Reasons to Enter the World of Vertigo

When it comes to defying expectations, look no further than Vertigo.

A mature readers imprint of DC Comics, Vertigo has long upheld a standard of mind-bendingly awesome storytelling with such award-winning classics like V for Vendetta, Hellblazer, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, Y: The Last Man, Neil Gaiman's Sandman (all of which easily rank as some of our favorite comic series of all time), and so much more.

5.2 Reasons We Can’t Stop Watching the DC Nation Shorts

As announced on Monday, we’re now adding all of the animated shorts from DC Nation on Cartoon Network to the DC Comics website and YouTube Channel for your viewing pleasure. Why? Well, one, because we’re awesome like that, and, two, because those shorts are some of the best things ever and we can’t stop watching them and we only have so much space on our DVRs and if we had to delete one we wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves!

5.2 Reasons DCE is the Place to Be at SDCC

It’s that time again folks! No, we don’t mean that it’s time to sit directly in from of the A/C because it’s summer and just way too dang hot to wear pants (although, this is pretty true as well). We mean that it’s San Diego Comic-Con time! A wondrous time where nerds from all areas of pop culture—from movies and television to videos and of course comic books—unite to celebrate and share the love that comes with being a fan.

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