And you thought your family reunions were tense? Supergirl's first meeting with her cousin as an adult results in a seismic showdown in Siberia. In the second issue of DC Comics' new Supergirl series (on sale Wednesday) Kara Zor-El is still unsure of where she is and how she got here. Superman attempts to be a voice of reason but quickly finds himself a punching bag for the so-called Maid of Might.
Here comes the Injustice League! In tonight's episode of Cartoon Network's Young Justice, a secret society of super villains emerges — and there's some cool voice casting on the roster. Star Trek: The Next Generation's Brent Spiner (who appeared on last night's Big Bang Theory) stars as the Joker, while Charmed vet Alyssa Milano plays Poison Ivy.
We sure are gonna miss Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Only a handful of episodes remain of the exuberant Cartoon Network series, and clearly there's no been no slacking off in the writers' room. This week's installment, "Triumvirate of Terror" (airing Friday, October 7 at 6/5c), is a charming and lighthearted tribute to the "Big 3" of DC Comics, with Superman and Wonder Woman teaming up with the Dark Knight. The trio meets at a diner for a meal of bacon cheeseburgers, fries and shakes while discussing what items to leave in a superhero time capsule. The fun doesn't last for long when their archenemies — the Joker, Lex Luthor and Cheetah — plan a team-up of their own. After years of futility they decide to switch ...
Justice League: Doom
Here comes the Justice League! An all-star cast has been assembled to provide voices for the iconic team of superheroes in Justice League: Doom, the latest animated DVD-movie in Warner Home Video's series of DC Comics adaptations. Castle star Nathan Fillion will reprise the role of Green Lantern, which he first played in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. He'll be joined by Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy, the longtime voices for Superman and Batman, respectively. Rounding out the cast are several ...
Cartoon Network is back in action tonight — literally. After a lengthy delay, the channel's Friday-night action shows are finally returning with original episodes. Leading off the night is Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which begins its final run of new installments, starting with "Scorn of the Star Staphire!" (originally slated to air in May), guest-starring Green Lantern and Wonder Woman (in an awesome opening segment).
As if his day job as co-executive producer on Supernatural didn't take him to enough dark places, Adam Glass' new gig writing DC Comics' Suicide Squad is also packed with depravity. The comic book, whose first issue goes on sale Wednesday as part of DC's relaunch of its entire line, features a team of hardened super villains who are recruited into a government black ops team as a way to reduce their prison sentences. Their missions are brutal and bloody (the first issue includes a harrowing torture sequence) and as the name of the team implies, survival is never guaranteed.
Neil Patrick Harris is fast becoming the busiest man in show business, so it's fitting that he'd be working on Labor Day. The How I Met Your Mother star — whose summer activities included hosting the Tony Awards, starring in the box office hit The Smurfs, and a guest-judging stint on So You Think You Can Dance — guest stars on next Monday's episode of the Cartoon Network whimsical series Adventure Time...
With one year to go before London hosts the next Olympics, the world's best runners, throwers and jumpers have converged on Daegu, South Korea, for the ultimate dress rehearsal, the IAAF World Track & Field Championships. Beginning Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.) and running through Sunday, Sept. 4, athletes will face off for global titles — and the favorites' status heading towards the 2012 Summer Games. NBC/Universal Sports analyst Ato Boldon is predicting "a world championship of controversy and intrigue," given some dynamic athletes (including double-amputee Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, who runs on prosthetic carbon-fiber blades and has qualified for the 400-meter dash) and the tricky new false-start rule that shows no mercy to anyone who jumps the gun. Extensive TV coverage (see schedule, below) means fans will get to see much of the action. Here are three storylines sure to attract attention in Daegu:
A year ago, Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood made a relatively quiet appearance at Comic-Con International, showing only a trailer and taking some questions about their upcoming alien invasion series Falling Skies. With little to go on, the crowd had to keep its enthusiasm in check. What a difference a year made. At Friday's panel for the show — now a summer breakout hit for TNT — Wyle, Bloodgood, cast mates Drew Roy, Will Patton, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Sanguin Carter and their producers took the stage of the San Diego Convention Center's Room 6BCF, which was filled with adoring and energetic fans. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, the panel featured a lively Q&A session and clips of upcoming episodes...
Japanese Women's Soccer Team
The United States soccer team may not have won the Women's World Cup, but Sunday's championship game was pure gold for ESPN. Japan's stunning victory over the favored Americans — coming from behind twice before nailing the title in a penalty shootout — averaged...