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Comic books have been brought to life in popular Hollywood movies such as 'Batman.' Learn about popular comic books and comic book heroes.

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How the Joker Works

One of the most dangerous and powerful enemies that Batman has ever faced is the Joker. His origins can be traced back to a mysterious criminal known as the Red Hood. In this article you can trace the history and the development of the Joker character.


Flintstones Are Alive and Well and Tackling Social Issues in New Comic

When DC Comics rebooted "The Flintstones," few expected it to be a biting social commentary of the age, but guess what? See more »

75 Years After Her Debut, Wonder Woman Remains Iconic

The superhero's creator imbued her with themes of truth-telling, a powerful matriarchy and even bondage, all pulled from his own unconventional life. See more »

Cartoonist Jack Chick Dies, Having Offended Pretty Much Everyone

He was the man behind those cheaply printed, widely disseminated fire-and-brimstone comics that were intended to scare the hell out of you. And he just passed away. See more »

Wonder Woman Named Honorary U.N. Ambassador

For 75 years, Wonder Woman has been a symbol for strength and empowerment for women. Now the United Nations has made it official. See more »

War Reporting Meets Comic Books in Marvel's 'Madaya Mom'

Since July 2015, residents of the war-torn Syrian city of Madaya have been trapped. Now ABC and Marvel have adapted one mom's struggles into a comic called "Madaya Mom." See more »

Comic Books Are Thriving — in Print and Digital Forms

If you love comic books, this is a good time to be alive. And now there's no shortage of options for getting them in your hands or on your device. See more »

Did the Chinese Invent the Superhero Team?

Way before comic books ever entered the picture, there was a band of Chinese brothers. Seven of them, in fact, each with their own magical power. See more »

Interviewing the Artist Behind the New Black Panther

Long-running comic book characters come to be seen as iconic by fans. How does artist Brian Stelfreeze think of a figure like Black Panther as he creates a visual story? See more »

10 Unexpected Reasons Behind Past Batman vs. Superman Battles

When the world's finest superheroes quarrel, it affects us all. What's caused the Caped Crusader and the Big Blue Boy Scout to face off in the past? See more »

Dynamic Duo's Run on 'Batman' Comic Comes Full Circle

Since DC Comics's "New 52" reboot, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been the creative minds captaining the Bat-ship. With issue 51, that streak comes to an end. See more »