New Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Pure Insanity

The new series begins with a mission in Russia that features two red-hot Batman villains: Harley Quinn and Joker’s Daughter, plus Deadshot, Deathstroke the Terminator, Black Manta and more! Collects NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1-8.    -dccomics.com Artists: Tom Derenick [@TDerenick], Jeremy Roberts [jprart], and various others Writer: Sean Ryan [@seanryanxv] Before reading this, I knew hardly … Continue reading New Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Pure Insanity

Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside

Welcome to Burnside! Burnside is Gotham's coolest new neighborhood with trendy spots, yogilates, and boutique coffee. Sounds a lot like some of my favorite neighborhoods in Chicago touting street art and an eclectic mix of shops. But while Hyde Park and Wicker Park are home to many a cool hipster, none of them are BATGIRL! … Continue reading Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside

The Philosophical Investor

phil·o·soph·i·cal /filəˈsäfək(ə)l/ adjective 1. relating or devoted to the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence 2. having or showing a calm attitude toward disappointments or difficulties. In twenty chapters, Gary Carmell provides an informative, sincere, and at times very touching account of his experiences working in the real estate investment market. … Continue reading The Philosophical Investor

Ms. Marvel, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

This is a Marvel NOW! title and Ms. Marvel is now Kamala Khan, a teenage girl who is also Pakistani-American. Kamala is the first Muslim character to headline her own comic at Marvel. The religion and heritage of the new heroine in this title caused a tizzy, but Marvel and the creative team didn’t just … Continue reading Ms. Marvel, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

7 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman

TIME

Even the most devout Wonder Woman fanatics probably didn’t know that the heroine’s creator, William Moulton Marston, a psychologist, lived with and had children with two women at the same time. They also probably didn’t know that he had slightly strange theories about the benefits of bondage. Nor is it common knowledge that the character, which debuted in 1942, was inspired by the leaders of the suffragist movement.

In her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, which hits shelves Tuesday, New Yorker writer and Harvard professor Jill Lepore delves into the life of the man who created Wonder Woman. The book comes just as Wonder Woman is swooping back into the cultural consciousness with her invisible jet. Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman and will get her own solo film in 2017.

Here’s just some of what Lepore uncovered:

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