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Five things that are great about that Supergirl promo

Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:04 on 14 May 2015
Five things that are great about that Supergirl promo
First and foremost, it's worth noting that the six-minute promo video for CBS' Supergirl that's gone online today shouldn't be considered a "trailer" as such. Instead, it's what's known as a "cutdown" - essentially, an edited blast through the pilot episode designed to help sell the show to advertisers and the like.

Nevertheless, it seems to serve as a pretty good indication of what the new Melissa Benoist-starring series (or, at the very least, its first episode) is going to be like... and it's a very encouraging one, for this Supergirl fan at least. Here are five things that particularly jumped out as giving us reason for enthusiasm...

DC's Divergence mini-relaunch: a run-down

Posted by Seb Patrick at 22:09 on 07 Feb 2015
DC's Divergence mini-relaunch: a run-down
So, you can't have missed the news that DC are overhauling their publishing line in June, following the upcoming crossover event Convergence. While Marvel are busy planning what looks like an almost-full-scale universe reboot (in the manner of DC's New 52 relaunch back in 2011), DC are almost going the opposite way, with something that seems more akin to Marvel's "All New Marvel NOW!" of a few years back.

In the process, the "New 52" branding is finally being dropped (although the continuity itself will remain in place - albeit with, if word is to be believed, a slightly looser approach to a rigid universe-wide continuity) in favour of the new "Divergence" brand - but the most notable aspect is that a range of new titles are being launched, some spotlighting characters that have yet to have their due since the relaunch, and several with exciting (and, crucially, demographically diverse) creative teams. Oh, and a Hitman spinoff.

While it's nothing like as big a shake-up as the 2011 one was, it's nevertheless the most significant since then - so we thought we'd take a look at the list of new and updated titles, to see what we think of their prospects...

Review: Justice League United #0

Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:02 on 24 Apr 2014
Justice League United #0
If DC want to tempt back a lapsed reader like me (and I do mean specifically like ME), then having Jeff Lemire write a fun, light-hearted team book featuring Animal Man, Supergirl, Green Arrow and Stargirl certainly feels like a gigantic stride in the right direction.