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August 29 2014

Batman at 25: Tim Burton’s Caped Crusader

Ah, 1989. It was a simpler time. Your faithful correspondent was 14 years old—amply pimpled, brazenly bemulleted, and already a devoted movie geek. The best thing that happened to me that...
July 10 2014

Fresh Meat: The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Sonny Liew is a revived  comic series adapted from a 1940s series about the Green Turtle, the first Asian American superhero (available July...
Crime HQ
June 26 2014

Pizza-Eating, Reptilian Crime Fighters: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Reveals Villain

They're funny, charismatic...and reptilian...but they're here to save you! After what seems like the longest wait, we finally have the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer. With...
June 20 2014

Fresh Meat: The Victories Vol. 3: Posthuman by Michael Avon Oeming

The Victories Volume 3: Posthuman by Michael Avon Oeming is a comic series where superheroes have been locked up in internment camps, unable to save the world (available June 24, 2014). Michael...
June 13 2014

Fresh Meat: Protectors, Inc.: Volume 1 by J. Michael Straczynski

Protectors Inc. Volume 1 by J. Michael Straczynski, Gordon Purcell, and Michael Atiyeh is a superhero comic series where superheroes are rented out to the highest bidder (available June 17, 2014). In...
May 15 2014

“This is Not a City for Nice Guys”: Official Gotham Trailer

A few months ago Fox announced it would be exploring Gotham city and the Batman origin story, but starting from right after Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. In this first trailer for the...
May 10 2014

Fresh Meat: Sidekick by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Mandrake

Sidekick by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Madrake is a gritty, blunt comic book portrayal of a superhero sidekick who struggles to succeed on his own after his partner is killed (available May 13,...
Crime HQ
March 25 2014

The Mutants Are Almost Back: 2nd Trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past

It's been 14 years since the original X-Men movie hit screens in 2000 and the franchise has yet to take it's foot off the pedal. After much critical praise following 2011's X-Men: First...
February 21 2014

Thor Versus Loki? Raganrok this Saturday!

No, this isn't another Marvel superhero movie, at least not yet. What this is is another end-of-days prophecy, this time courtesy of the Vikings. We've heard it before: Y2K, The Rapture,...
Crime HQ
January 17 2014

Before the Cape: Fox’s Gotham Provides Batman Origin Story

In Fox's winter press tour, chairman Kevin Reilly revealed some information about the Batman show, Gotham, that made headlines a few months ago. While the show has no official premiere date, yet—but...
December 20 2013

Fresh Meat: The Victories, Vol. 2: Transhuman by Michael Avon Oeming

The Victories, Vol. 2: Transhuman by Michael Avon Oeming is a superhero thriller graphic novel (available December 24, 2013). Michael Avon Oeming builds on the success of his first solo volume of...
December 17 2013

Holiday Havoc: 5 Warped, Weird, & Wonderful Christmas Graphic Novels

Christmas is a time where an overweight immortal man pilots a sleigh of flying reindeer across the globe, an angel shows a suicidal man the impact he’s had on the world, and spectral entities...
December 11 2013

Holiday Havoc: Christmas Films with Explosions

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and good will towards man. So movies set at that time often involve heartwarming and cute scenes like Tiny Tim saying, “God bless us everyone;”...
October 7 2013

Fresh Meat: Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann

Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann is the first book in an urban fantasy detective series (available October 8, 2013). The Urban Fantasy story with its blend of the Sword and Sorcery and...
Corrina Lawson
September 27 2013

Fresh Meat: Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa by Andrez Bergen

Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa by Andrez Bergen depicts murders within a virtual city of heroes and adoring masses—now isolated from the rest of dystopian reality—as a stylistic...
August 2 2013

Lois Lane and Batman Sitting In a Tree...

We love a good investigation. Whether it is by some brilliant consulting detective like Sherlock Holmes or a plucky, slightly unfortunate reporter like Kolchak. As long as there is a mystery to...
Crime HQ
July 19 2013

Every Superhero Needs a Supervillain: Kick-Ass 2 Trailer

Every good superhero needs a good supervillain. And what's better than a supervillain with a vendetta because you killed his father?! Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson feature in...
June 22 2013

Fresh Meat: The Victories Vol I: Touched by Michael Avon Oeming

The Victories Volume I: Touched by Michael Avon Oeming is an adult superhero adventure from the cocreator of Powers (available June 25, 2013). In an unnamed American city of the near future, super...
May 28 2013

The Noir Haiku of the Black Canary

The canary, like the cat, has many lives. Especially the black-feathered variety (genus Serinus Something-or-other.) The Black Canary, aka Dinah Drake, first spread her wings more than sixty-five years...
Crime HQ
May 27 2013

Free Speech Infringed? Don’t Call a Superhero

Language is a powerful weapon. Use just one wrong word and… WHAM! The force of a thousand crime-fighting avengers comes crashing down on you. According to a recent story in the New York Daily...
January 7 2013

Help Hawkeye Hit a Bull’s-Eye for Hurricane Relief

His skill with a bow and arrow is so great that it allows him to stand shoulder to shoulder with gods, giants, and legends. His name is Clint Barton aka Hawkeye and this summer filmgoers everywhere...
Corrina Lawson
December 14 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: The Robins, Part 2

In contrast to the first three Robins, who were created specifically to fill the role of Batman’s sidekick, no one ever expected these last two Robins to wear the red and green. Stephanie...
Corrina Lawson
December 6 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: The Robins, Part 1

In previous posts, I talked about a Batman story featuring the history of Gotham and a great caper story featuring Catwoman. Now it’s time to talk Robin. Well, Robins. Plural. Because...
November 13 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: Batman: Made of Wood

Just as Middle Earth is essential in J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories, Gotham City is an important element of the Batman mythos. Somewhere out there, Gotham is a real place where citizens struggle...
Crime HQ
October 23 2012

Iron Man 3: The First Trailer

Yeah, okay, so we’re jumping the gun a little since the movie isn’t out until May, but who wants to wait that long? Just a little taste of iron in case your week was off to an anemic...
Crime HQ
October 16 2012

What Do Nancy Drew and The Walking Dead have in Common?

Since the beginning, we here at Crime HQ have been handing out all the best stuff for crime fiction lovers. But now we’re stepping up our game . . . only for our newsletter subscribers. We’ll...
October 5 2012

I Am Batman!...Well Sort Of…

You know what makes Bruce Wayne so great? He is a detective first. He never gets in the way of the beat cops and detectives out there making the city of Gotham safer. He uses his many technological...
August 31 2012

Batman of Shanghai: Where Does he get Those Wonderful Rickshaws?

It’s been pretty much decided that the world’s other greatest detective has some pretty great stories out there. He’s done pretty much everything and been almost everywhere. Bruce...
August 22 2012

Fresh Meat: Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher

Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher is set in alternate reality complete with superheroes and battling supervillains (available August 28, 2012). Let’s be honest: superheroes work better on...
July 26 2012

A New Golden Age for Genre?

You know, it may have something to do with that dark, avenging spider, but superheroes are back in a big way this summer. In fact, it seems that all genre across the board is seeing a bit of resurgence....