DC Comics

Games Review: LEGO DC Super-Villains (PS4, 2018) is so Bad it’s Good

October 25, 2018

The LEGO franchise has become one of the least surprising in gaming – not because it’s become stagnant, but because it’s managed to hit the perfect balance of action, adventure and comedy within its titles. The franchise’s newest entry, LEGO DC Super-Villains hits all the same notes as usual, alongside some welcome new ones. Character […]

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Interview: Australian artist Nicola Scott on finally doing Wonder Woman justice, Black Magick and Oz Comic-Con

September 14, 2017

One thing we can say about Australia and its diverse culture of people is that it will never get boring. So many different characters and so much diversity in everything we do, from our bizarre choices in hobbies, to the work we do in our everyday lives. Some of that work may happen to feel […]

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Film Review: Wonder Woman (USA, 2017) is the heroine we need and deserve

May 31, 2017

After what can only be said as the frustrating and disappointing efforts of Man Of Steel and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in the DC Comics movie universe. The hopes of the DCEU and an opportunity for it to be redeemed appeared to rest on the shoulders of Wonder Woman. The […]

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Video Game Review: Injustice 2 (PS4, 2017) continues NetherRealm’s incredible winning streak

May 24, 2017

After 25 years, Ed Boon and company still haven’t hit a drought when it comes to their inexorable flow of creative juices. Whether it was Midway or NetherRealm, Injustice or the venerable Mortal Kombat, each game is always jam-packed with gaming goodness and Injustice 2, the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, is no different.

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DC’s Aquaman commences filming in Queensland

May 5, 2017

Principal photography has begun on Aquaman in what will be the DC Comics hero’s first ever solo film. Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7). Jason Momoa stars in the title role. The film will technically be the King of Atlantis’ third appearance following a brief cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and his first […]

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Page-by-Page: The Best Comic Book Video Game Adaptations

April 12, 2017

Comic books often seem destined for some kind of big screen adaptation, with many of them being home to brilliant stories and great characters. Sometimes, that comes in the form of blockbuster movie adaptations, but other times, comic books find their greatest successes in video games. While these games might be exceptions to the rule, […]

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Warner Bros. takes “full control” of Machinima under new acquisition deal

November 17, 2016

Warner Bros. have announced overnight that they have acquired gaming fan site Machinima. The deal sees Machinima join Warner Bros. Digital Networks which launched in June, and will help build the company’s digital video portfolio.

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The official Wonder Woman trailer has been released and it is everything you’ve dreamed of

November 4, 2016

In the early hours of the morning we woke to the official trailer for next year’s highly anticipated Wonder Woman, and oh boy, is it good. Following the Comic-Con trailer released in July, the new trailer features more of the beautiful island paradise of the Amazon’s home of Themyscira, Steve Trevor and Diana being badasses […]

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Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary and UN designation to be celebrated with livestream

October 21, 2016

In case you haven’t heard, the 75th Anniversary of your girl Diana Prince was welcomed with her recent designation as the UN honorary ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. In celebration of this milestone, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics will give fans a chance to view the UN Ceremony in New York  via […]

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Converse and DC Comics release The Dark Knight sneakers

October 5, 2016

Converse have unveiled two retro comic designs in collaboration with DC Comics for the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s iconic The Dark Knight Returns. A collage of panels from the mid-60’s featuring Batman, Robin, and Catwoman define the new look Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 sneakers, apparently pulled straight from DC’s archives to illustrate a […]

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Film Review: Suicide Squad (M) (USA, 2016)

August 3, 2016

The DC Comics Extended Universe (aka DCEU) has a bit of catching up to do if it wants to level up to its competitor Marvel. Even though DC has some of the more renowned superheroes in its deck of cards – Superman and Batman being two aces – it hasn’t had as much luck with […]

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DVD Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (USA, 2016)

July 20, 2016

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one. There’s a lot going on here and while […]

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Get your first look at the Amazons of Wonder Woman

March 30, 2016

If you enjoyed Gal Godot‘s debut as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you’re going to want to check out the new poster for her solo film. Released through Entertainment Weekly over the weekend, it features the heroine alongside several other warrior women of Themyscira – Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), General Antiope […]

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Reasons Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could be fantastic

March 8, 2016

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: a overwhelmingly dark and self-serious tone to the lingering sensation that DC might be trying to do a little bit much with the film a little too fast. However, there are also a lot of reasons to be excited: from […]

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DVD Review: Batman: Bad Blood (USA, 2016)

February 29, 2016

If there is one thing I have always been upfront about, it’s that despite Marvel’s undeniable domination at the box office with their live-action films, DC have always had the animation sector locked down. Since 2007, DC’s stable of ‘Animated Original Movies’ have retold timeless stories first seen in comics (Superman’s death in Doomsday; Batman’s origins […]

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R-rated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Extended Edition coming

February 24, 2016

A report by the Motion Picture Association of America has revealed that an R-rated cut of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in the works. The ‘Ultimate Edition’ cut of the film will be released alongside the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release later in the year. The cut of Zack Sydner‘s upcoming […]

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New DC Comics comedy pilot Powerless set to star Vanessa Hudgens

February 23, 2016

As reported by Variety, DC Comics is working on a new comedy pilot for US network NBC called Powerless, with actress Vanessa Hudgens cast in the lead role. According to Elizabeth Wagmeister from Variety, Powerless is “based on characters from the DC universe… (and will be) a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America… The show is […]

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The Dark Knight takes center stage in final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

February 12, 2016

Warner Bros have let loose the final trailer for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer spends a bit more time introducing us to Ben Afflecks‘ Bruce Wayne than previous trailers, with a little of Gal Godot‘s Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luther thrown in for good measure. Check it out below: […]

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The Iris Opinion: Warner Bros’ reaction to trailer leaks is bizarre and fan-hostile

July 15, 2015

Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. have very different opinions on what makes a good superhero movie. To date, Marvel’s formula has worked out a lot better for them than Warner’s, but then again the WB is only now getting the ball rolling on their DC Cinematic Universe. On the topic of how successful Warner’s strategy […]

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The Iris’ 10 Silliest Super Hero Names of all time…

July 14, 2015

In the lead up to the July 16th release of the next Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man we’re taking a look into the comic realm and some of the silliest super hero names. Generally the ridiculous names also mean that our heroes have some pretty ludicrous super powers too, and some of them are just […]

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Warner Bros and DC just announced 10 new superhero movies!

October 16, 2014

Today Warner Bros and DC Comics have hit the film and comic book world with some massive news. Between 2016 and 2020 they will be releasing at least 10 new superhero movies including new entries for Superman, Batman, and the Justice League. The move seems like a challenge to Disney and Marvel’s recent success at […]

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