Finally, Katrina is living up to that great shot of her in the opening credits where she looks properly sly and witchy. It's sad that, to date, that's the most interesting she's ever been. I want sneaky Katrina from the credits, not the sad, star-crossed-lovers Katrina we've been getting . . . . » 10/21/14 12:01pm Yesterday 12:01pm

Yeah, the Count Dracula/Vlad the Impaler thing has been wildly exaggerated over the years. Stoker just stumbled onto the name "Dracula," thought it was a cool name for a vampire, and ran with it.

As far as I know, the first movie to explicitly link Dracula and Vlad was a 1974 TV-version of DRACULA directed by Dan… » 10/21/14 11:35am Yesterday 11:35am

I don't know how the comics biz works, but, in book publishing . . . yes, once in a VERY rare while, a book will be cancelled or postponed because of unusually low advance orders from bookstores. In such cases, the book may be re-solicited again at some future point—but with a new jacket or title or in a different… » 10/21/14 8:33am Yesterday 8:33am

I think they're going for a Han Solo/Princess Leia thing with Hawley and Abbie. Remember, Leia spends a lot of time in the first two SW movies accusing Han of being a mercenary who only looks for himself . . . but we all know how that ended up.

Pretty sure Hawley is being positioned as potential love interest for… » 10/16/14 12:14pm Thursday 12:14pm

Ah, Smeary Eyeshadow . . . always one of my favorite Bat-Villains. Who can forget her first appearance in the now-classic DETECTIVE COMICS #48 ("The Mascara Murders"), although I'm also partial to the "New Look" Silver Age version of Smeary, as so memorably brought to life by Tuesday Weld on the old sixties TV series.

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