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Is ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’ the Darkest Superhero Film Ever?

JLA - Flashpoint Paradox

Can creators in essence separate the “super” from the “hero” and still be said to be working with the same character?

‘Tales of the Night,’ ‘The Dark Knight Returns,’ and the Problem of Animation for Teens

Tales of the Night - 4 Large

What animation exists out there that’s regularly screened in schools or shelved in libraries that’s the equivalent of MG or YA lit—feature films (not TV shows) that speak to young people but not to “children”?

2012 Gift Guide for Pop Culture Geeks and Media Mavens


The Dark Knight screenplays, a Doctor Who board game, The Princess Bride, and a lot more…

New York Comic Con 2012: Highlights from the ALA-Sponsored Sessions

This wonderful comics panel was featured in the first slide for “The Possibility of a Cape and Mask: Superhero Programming in Public Libraries.”

Megan Kociolek: “Libraries are mystical places…”

‘The Dark Knight Returns’: Some Critical Thinking Questions

DKR-1 Box Art-500

Here are some questions you can ask fans — questions designed to extend the critical thinking they’re most likely already engaged in…

Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (2)

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman/Selina Kyle

The mainstream comics industry has been roundly (and justifiably) criticized for its problematic representation of women as well as its reluctance to acknowledge women as a fanbase with valid opinions.

Book Giveaway: The Stunning “The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy”

Art & Making of TDK Trilogy

This book just so happens to be a terrific media literacy text, not just a visual theme park for cinephiles and superhero geeks.