What John Stewart Teaches Us About Grief and Acceptance

Being a Green Lantern might seem fun…until your wife is killed, you wind up framed for murder, you’re tortured in prison and your arrogance leads to the destruction of an entire planet.

Up Against the Wall: Why There’s No Defeating Amanda Waller

Amanda Waller is not angry. She is not cold. She is not a hero, or a villain, or even a bureaucrat. Amanda Waller is tired. Tired of a system where regular people must suffer daily as a matter of course.

Who is Wallace West? (A.K.A. Why Are There Two Wally Wests?)

The Flash is a legacy hero, going all the way back to the Golden Age of comic books and racing through significant points of history in the superhero genre.

Unsung Heroes: Spotlighting the Black Supporting Players of the DCU

This Black History Month, we’ve looked at and discussed iconic Black superheroes like Luke Fox,

Batwing's Big Moment: Luke Fox's Rise to Gotham Great

Lucas Fox is having a bit of a moment. As a mixed martial arts fighter, tech business magnate and one of Gotham’s few flying superheroes in his cutting edge batsuit, it’s easy to see why.

House of Heroes: Meet the Pierce Family

DC’s celebration of Black History Month continues, and today we’re going to spotlight one of my favorite families in the DC Universe—the Pierces.

What is the Blood Syndicate?

Of the many Milestone superheroes, only a handful have had much life outside of the comics.

Standing Up: Five of DC's Boldest Black Female Heroes and Storylines

In the Modern Age of Comic Book Fandom, social media platforms and online connectivity have brought together—and brought to light—readers who may not fit the traditional image of a fan as it existed throughout most of the 20th cen

The Black History of Superman, Part 2

Since 1938, Superman has been described as “Champion of the Oppressed.” As we celebrate Black History Month this February, it’s only fair to ask: do the Black readers and fans who look to Superman for a hero not deserve a Superman of their o

The Black History of Superman, Part 1

Before he was the Man of Steel or the Man of Tomorrow, before he was ever mistaken for a bird or a plane, Superman had one descriptive title above all others: “Champion of the Oppressed.” A hero for social justice from the very outset, Super

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