The holidays are upon us and another year is in the books. But before we move on to the excitement of next year, we wanted to take some time to look back at 2015 and to reminisce about a few of the great things it brought to the world of DC Entertainment. Whether it was a remarkable development inside one of our comics, a cool, game-changing twist that played out on the screen, or a real-life change that will impact the comics, movies, TV shows, toys and games that you’ll be seeing from us in the future, this year had no shortage of moments that stood out.
By now, we’re hoping you’ve had a chance to check out and subscribe to our new DC Fans YouTube channel. We’re also hoping you’ve been reading SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, the compellingly different new Superman series by screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein). But if not, our friends over at ComicPOP are here to make a good case for both.
The holidays are the time of gift giving, and we just got a great one from the three stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We all saw Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action in the latest Batman v Superman trailer, but today Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot shared the newest trio of character posters through their social media accounts.
Did you miss them? Well, never fear, you can see all three below. Check them out!
Who says you need to be kind to be inspirational? Certainly not Cat Grant, the National City media mogul played to perfection by Calista Flockhart on Supergirl. As the C.E.O. of CatCo, Cat runs her company with the precision of a stiletto heel. She demands perfection of her employees and is quick and easy with the pointed remarks and threats of termination when she doesn’t get it. But harsh as they may be, her methods work.
And she thought her life was complicated with one alien coworker…
As the human sister of the show’s titular hero, it would have been easy for Supergirl’s Alex Danvers to have been relegated to plotlines revolving around family drama and romance and to serve as an easy damsel-in-distress for Kara. So kudos to both the show’s producers and actress Chyler Leigh for not going the traditional route and instead crafting a non-superpowered character who is every bit her sister’s equal.
One Perfect Panel is a recurring feature that identifies and examines noteworthy comic book panels, presenting them for your appreciation and discussion. Some of these panels will be epic in scale, while others will be quiet character beats, but all will be masterful in composition and impact.
From Gotham Academy #12
Pencils by Karl Kerschl
Colors by Serge Lapointe and MSASSYK
From the moment Mehcad Brooks was cast in the role of James Olsen on Supergirl, it was clear that this wasn’t your father’s Jimmy Olsen. (In fact, you’d better not call him “Jimmy” at all, if you’re not Superman.) Suave, sexy and confident, Brooks and his take on the role are a far cry from the red-hair-and-bow-tie Olsen of old.